The Toys That Made Us is an American documentary web television series created by Brian Volk-Weiss.
Since the original series went on the air in 1966, the Star Trek franchise has had a history of ups and downs in the toy business – from AMT’s faithful scale model kit of the USS Enterprise to Remco’s obscure tie-in merchandise, to Mego’s best–selling action figure line. Following Mego’s bankruptcy in 1983 and a string of flops by Ertl and Galoob, Playmates Toys picked up the toy license in the late 1980’s and sparked a resurgence in the franchise’s toy sales. From the mid-2000’s onwards, companies such as Art Asylum and McFarlane Toys continue to keep the Star Trek toy franchise alive.
The Toys That Made Us Series
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Production & Filming Details
- Creator(s): Brian Volk-Weiss.
- Narrator(s): Donald Ian Black.
- Director(s): Brian Volk-Weiss and Tom Stern.
- Producer(s): Brian Vol-Weiss, Tom Stern, Cisco Henson, Anne Carkeet, and Edwin Zane.
- Writer(s): Nicholas Ferrell and Benjamin J. Frost.
- Cinematography: Samuel Brownfield.
- Editor(s): Benjamin J. Frost, James Anderson, Dan Cerny, Nick Ferrell, Dan Cotter, and Doug Nolan
- Production: The Nacelle Company.
- Distributor(s): Netflix.
- Release Date: 25 May 2018.
- Running Time: 43-51 minutes.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.