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Offline Geeklite

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Netflix The Toys That Made Us
« on: December 28, 2017, 11:23:39 PM »
Watched first episode about Star Wars toys.

Thought it was pretty good.

Worth a view.

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Re: Netflix The Toys That Made Us
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2017, 05:48:49 PM »
I think everybody here was "made" by the games put out in the 80s

except jeff. he was created by prewar pinball. :)

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Re: Netflix The Toys That Made Us
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2017, 01:24:33 PM »
I watched everything except the Barbie episode.

Thought it was pretty good.. not a whole lot of 'new' stuff I didn't know other than the guy who created GI Joe stupidly took a buyout versus a percentage of future profits.. that said I think he got $100k in 1964 which would have been a HUGE amount of money so not too bad for an idea. (The 1% of sales would of course, have been better though lol)

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Re: Netflix The Toys That Made Us
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2018, 04:33:12 PM »
I watched everything except the Barbie episode.

Thought it was pretty good.. not a whole lot of 'new' stuff I didn't know other than the guy who created GI Joe stupidly took a buyout versus a percentage of future profits.. that said I think he got $100k in 1964 which would have been a HUGE amount of money so not too bad for an idea. (The 1% of sales would of course, have been better though lol)
you should watch the barbie episode its actually pretty good.
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Re: Netflix The Toys That Made Us
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2018, 05:08:17 PM »
...the guy who created GI Joe stupidly took a buyout versus a percentage of future profits.. that said I think he got $100k in 1964...

anyone can make a simple 10 grand work for their favor today. if I had $100K in 1964 (you know, before I was born), I would have an easy billion today. basically funding startups is where the cash is at in today's world. that, or go to china and make anything to sell stateside. ;) (I have a utility patent on a magnet speaker...oh, that's right...china don't care.)

in 1964, who knows what would bank vs what would go bankrupt with some other startup called GI Bill.
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Re: Netflix The Toys That Made Us
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2018, 05:15:43 PM »
Forgot all about this, darn, wanted to see it.  Thanks for bumping.
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Re: Netflix The Toys That Made Us
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2018, 01:25:09 PM »
Good series, I hope they make more.

This YouTube Channel covers similar stuff, including many "History Of" videos for both popular stuff (Transformers, GI Joe) and the more obscure/forgotten series (Centurions, Sectaurs).

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjoe3Qo_DymYyBR6X9VxFjQ/videos?disable_polymer=1


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Re: Netflix The Toys That Made Us
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2018, 12:24:19 PM »
I watched everything except the Barbie episode.
The Barbie episode was good IMO.  8)
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Re: Netflix The Toys That Made Us
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2018, 09:59:49 PM »
Season 2

4 more episodes Star Trek , Transformers, Lego and Hello Kitty

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