The Toys That Made Us

TV review by Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Fun, quirky docuseries is a nostalgic trip for toy fans.

Parents say

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Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 2 reviews

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Rather inappropriate content for TV-14 Rating

This is supposed to be an 8 episode series however only 4 episodes are available at this time (Star Wars, Barbie, He-Man, GI Joe). I find the information about why and how they made these toys really interesting. It’s crazy to hear how George Lucas got screwed out of a lot of money because of a bad deal, how Barbie was ruthless, how He-Man came at just the right time. I recommend watching the series to any adult. Why just the adults? Because of the content. For being TV-14 rated, there are multiple F-bombs during the He-Man episode. Lot’s of sexual comments in Barbie, He-Man, and GI Joe, there are nippled barbies shown, and Jill Barad (ex-CEO of Mattel has a sculpture of a naked woman in a chair (girl in slug chair) behind and to the right of her in her interview segments (the sculpute looks like a sex toy), and finally they position the toys to make sexual jokes. Although it’s a sculpture in the background. It’s all painted to look freshly and life like, so I consider it nudity.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing

TV Details

  • Premiere date: December 22, 2017
  • Network: Netflix
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • Topics: History
  • TV rating: TV-14
  • Last updated: February 27, 2022

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