The Toys That Made Us – Star Trek

by Alan Rapp on May 31, 2018

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: The Toys That Made Us – Star Trek
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The Toys That Made Us - Star Trek

While the other episodes of the documentary series look at the phenomenally successful toy lines that defined a generation (or several generations), the Star Trek episode is an interesting departure that focuses far more on the franchise’s mistakes, false starts, stumbles, and decades of poor marketing that led to frustration from their target audience. While there are some interesting items here and there, and the quality did improve in later years, the stand-outs here are the toys that either failed (such as the constantly beeping walkie-talkie tricorder) or the bizarre (what exactly is that flashing helmet for?). Of the three episodes I’ve watched from the show’s Second Season, it’s the most interesting allowing collectors and toy makers to celebrate and bemoan the byzantine ups and downs of Star Trek merchandise.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Jason May 31, 2018 at 8:59 pm

This show fascinates me. I love it so much.

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gary June 1, 2018 at 9:04 am

This review made me give this show a shot and I’m totally hooked. I only wish there were more episodes.

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Mary June 1, 2018 at 3:18 pm

The was fun.

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Jenifer December 24, 2018 at 10:30 pm

This is a great show. I hope they make more episodes because I love learning about old toys and the stories behind them.

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