The nostalgic Netflix documentary series The Toys That Made Us is coming back with four more episodes on May 25, which will fulfill the original promise of an eight-part series. The first half delved deeply into He-Man, Barbie, G.I. Joe, and Star Wars — and now we have a look at what toy stories the second batch of episodes will tell.
The new episodes will feature Transformers, Hello Kitty, LEGO, and Star Trek — the latter franchise being the only group of toys covered by the show that has had multiple license holders.
The show is nothing if not comprehensive, but how will they manage to cover the extensive history of something like LEGO, or the global phenomenon of Hello Kitty? How will they figure out that some of these toys are more than meets the eye? A new trailer appeared on twitter today, and it teases all of this and more.
Wow, you can pretty much buy anything that has a Hello Kitty attached to it, can't you? It's a far cry from the early days of Star Trek merchandising — as the trailer shows, that mostly amounted to people slapping a Trek sticker or whatever old toy could be found.
The video also gives a look at how the Transformers toys wound up being much bigger than anticipated, as well as a glimpse of one of the original LEGO castle sets that had yellow bricks. Who knows what other secrets the series will reveal? Perhaps the original Optimus Prime was yellow too, who knows?
All will be revealed on May 25, exclusively on Netflix. Will you be watching? Let us know in the comments.