The Toys That Made Us Documentary Series Overview

Introduction The Toys That Made Us is an American documentary web television series created by Brian Volk-Weiss. Outline The eight-episode documentary series, as it was originally touted, focuses on the history of important toy lines The first four episodes focus on the Star Wars, He-Man, Barbie, and G.I. Joe toy lines with subsequent episodes featuring… Read More

The Toys That Made Us (2017): S01E01 – Star Wars

Introduction The Toys That Made Us is an American documentary web television series created by Brian Volk-Weiss. Outline In 1977, after being rejected by Mattel and Hasbro, Lucasfilm signed with Kenner Products to have toys produced for their sci-fi film Star Wars. This was a huge gamble, as Kenner was a small toy company at… Read More

The Characters of ‘Star Wars’ (2004)

Introduction A 2004 documentary directed by Gary Leva. Outline It explained the Mythos of many of the “Star Wars” Characters. Trivia The Characters of Star Wars is a Video Documentary included in the 2004 DVD release of the Star Wars Original Trilogy. Star Wars Series Overview of the Star Wars Franchise. Overview of Star Wars… Read More

Secrets of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey (2016)

Introduction A 2016 documentary on the making of Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens. Outline An inside look at the making of the movie Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015), featuring footage and exclusive interviews with the actors and filmmakers. Trivia This was included as a special feature on the… Read More

Star Wars: The Making of Episode III: Within a Minute (2005)

Introduction A 2005 behind-the-scenes documentary on the visual special effects in “Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith“. Also known as Within a Minute: The Making of ‘Episode III’ (original title). Outline The various departments of Lucasfilm build the Mustafar duel scene. Trivia This documentary is featured on the 2-Disc DVD for Star… Read More

Star Wars: The Making of Episode II: From Puppets to Pixels (2002)

Introduction A 2002 behind-the-scenes documentary on the visual special effects in “Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones“. Also known as From Puppets to Pixels: Digital Characters in ‘Episode II’ (original title) and From Puppets to Pixels: Digital Characters in Star Wars Episode II (US alternative title). Outline For Star Wars: Episode II… Read More

Star Wars: The Making of Episode I: The Beginning (2001)

Introduction A 2001 behind-the-scenes documentary on the making of “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace“. Also known as The Beginning: Making ‘Episode I’ (original title) and The Beginning: Making Star Wars Episode I (US alternative title). Outline The Beginning is a documentary on the making of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace,… Read More

Toy Empire: The British Force Behind Star Wars Toys (2019)

Introduction Star Wars superfan David Whiteley celebrates the unlikely toy heroes of the 1970’s. Outline Toy manufacturer Palitoy, based in Coalville, Leicestershire, was chosen to make toys for the new Star Wars movie in the UK. The company was already successful with Action Man and Tiny Tears, but Star Wars toys were about to become… Read More