Tag: Toys

It’s Only a Happy Meal Because Of the Toy

I have no answer for you. I cannot tell you why. There is no reason for why my parents chose to keep and protect a plastic bin full of old, fast-food restaurant kid’s meal toys. I am not sure if they thought my brother and I would want to pass them on to our children or if they considered the toys may be worth money someday or maybe they thought they could be used as currency in a future apocalypse. Though I cannot fathom the reason behind them keeping such a random and weird artifact from my childhood, I am certainly glad they did.

During a recent visit home, my dad brought out this box of ancient artifacts and we went through them for a old-times-sake. It was entertaining and heartwarming and puzzling all at the same time. Some toys I remembered fondly, some toys I can’t even believe were made and some toys I have absolutely no idea who they heck they are. I pulled some of the most entertaining toys from the box, did a little bit of research on each one and wanted to share my findings with you all in hopes that it will bring back sweet memories of sitting in the drive-thru, smelling that glorious scent of french fries and anxiously awaiting the surprise of what toy would be including with your meal. Bon appetite and enjoy! Read more

Humor, History and He-Man: An Interview with Brian Volk-Weiss, Creator of “The Toys That Made Us”

Only FOUR days separate us from the debut of Netflix’s documentary, “The Toys That Made Us.” Can you hardly stand it? I have been looking forward to this series for weeks now. As you may have seen in my blog, the upcoming show features eight different toys from our childhood, and chronicles, with much humor, each one from inception to present time. If you haven’t read it, click here to view the post.

To my delight, the creator of “The Toys That Made Us,” Brian Volk-Weiss, offered me an opportunity to interview him about the show. How radical is that?! I got the inside scoop on the background of the show, what viewers can expect and what the future holds for the series. Read on for my interview with Brian Volk-Weiss! Read more

“The Toys that Made Us” – A Nostalgic Netflix Documentary

Image Courtesy Of Netflix “The Toys that Made Us”

Oh, Netflix, as if we didn’t love you enough already. Netflix seems to be riding the nostalgia train and adding as many cars to the track as possible. The popularity of Fuller House, a Full House spin-off, and Stranger Things, a sci-fi drama set in the 1980s, must have the streaming service thinking about how to bring back more favorites from those eras. Earlier this year, Netflix announced plans for a new documentary series called, “The Toys that Made Us” (MoviePilot.com). As you can gather from the title of the series, it’s all about different and popular toys from the 80s. And, we finally have a release date for the series! It will debut on Netflix on December 22 and season one will include eight episodes. The anticipation is killing me! Read more