Nobody remembers who said “Cobra” first. Even after producing the Netflix documentary series “The Toys That Made Us,” creator Brian Volk-Weiss still can’t say for sure who in the brainstorm at Marvel, the comics publisher hired by toy maker Hasbro to create villains for G.I. Joe, coined the name for the evil army/thinly veiled Soviet Union analog.
Now available on Netflix, with the latter half airing in 2018, the eight-part documentary series explores the origins of the most popular toys in history: Star Wars, Barbie, G.I. Joe, Lego, Transformers, He-Man, Hello Kitty, and Star Trek, as well as the collective worldwide impact all that plastic had on the popular imagination.
Each episode focuses on a single toy franchise.
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