When I saw the first trailers for The Toys That Made Us I was immediately intrigued – it was a nostalgia powered series that revived the magic of the toys we were all familiar with when we were young. Particular attention is paid to juggernauts like Lego, whose future was anything but guaranteed when they faced dire financial straits in the late 90s.
By bringing in toy industry insiders, The Toys That Made Us constructs a riveting narrative of what was going on behind the scenes of some of the most widespread, beloved toy products on the market.
I had the opportunity to interview the man behind the magic, Mr. Brian Volk-Weiss, on the first official day of San Diego Comic Con 2019. Take a listen as he shares his vision of what his show does, toy companies he admires today, and how he knows that his company is staying ahead of the curve.
If you’re a fan of the series, you’ll be delighted to know that season 3 is officially in the works!
The Toys That Made Us: The Search For Season 3
The minds behind the smash-hit Netflix series The Toys That Made Us are back with their signature brand of insight, wit, and unadulterated love of all things toys! What does the future hold for the continuing series about the toys that we all know and love? Hear from show creator Brian Volk-Weiss, EP Robin Henry, producer Richard Mayerik, editor Nick Ferrell, and production manager Jackie Palombo, and get an exclusive look ahead, along with a peek behind the curtain of season 3, which features Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Power Rangers, My Little Pony and Wrestling Figures.
In addition, the series is taking a turn towards movies as well, with a cine-centric spinoff.
The Movies That Made Us
Netflix and The Nacelle Company, the brains behind the hit docu-series, The Toys That Made Us, are bringing you a new, equally deep nostalgic dive into pop-culture that entertained the masses. The Movies That Made Us will have you cheering on John McClane and Kevin McCallister in the Christmas Eve battles of their lives. It will have you dancing the night away with Johnny and Baby, while tapping in to the supernatural with a team of ghost-busting scientists. The Movies That Made Us comes to Netflix in Q4 2019.
Once again – many thanks to Mr. Volk-Weiss for taking the time to chat with us!