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Author Topic: Thoughts About MLP on The Toys That Made Us (Netflix series)  (Read 1848 times)

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Offline Eighties_Otaku

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If you don't know already, there is the Netflix series The Toys That Made Us. They have a small amount of episodes dedicated to the history of a certain toy (Barbie, Star Wars and so on) They will soon be covering MLP. They have released the episodes to Netflix, so the date should be anytime soon.

I'm looking forward to this episode, but I do wonder if it will further increase the prices. Recently I saw they posted about Rapunzel, so that also has me a bit worried.

Or do you think it will be good for the community, like drawing in more fans and more discussion.

I'm interested in all the behind the scenes sort of information they have gathered like who was in charge of what and where the ideas came from and all that jazz. 

What are your thoughts?

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Re: Thoughts About MLP on The Toys That Made Us (Netflix series)
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2019, 06:47:07 AM »
To be honest, if they are specific about it being Rapunzel that's expensive, it's not a big issue. Her price is already so inflated that a little more won't hurt. It's so long as they don't imply all ponies are worth that much...

Though ponies like Rapunzel didn't make me, as she wasn't sold here xD.

I haven't seen any of this series, and I don't know how I feel about this one because the series I've seen about toys in the past always treat MLP in a patronising and mocking kind of way. It would be interesting to know the history stuff, providing that it isn't the usual trajectory of, G1 happened, (blur the middle bit because nobody cares) and it led to the amazing global sensation of G4!

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Re: Thoughts About MLP on The Toys That Made Us (Netflix series)
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2019, 06:48:59 AM »
I'm definitely excited to see what they cover and who they interview. This show really goes in depth which is why I enjoy it so much!

Plus I definitely can understand your concerns when it comes to ponies and their prices, collectors will most likely keep things the same but others I can definitely see their prices being jacked up.
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Re: Thoughts About MLP on The Toys That Made Us (Netflix series)
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2019, 06:53:39 AM »
I'm definitely excited to see what they cover and who they interview. This show really goes in depth which is why I enjoy it so much!

Plus I definitely can understand your concerns when it comes to ponies and their prices, collectors will most likely keep things the same but others I can definitely see their prices being jacked up.

The solution is as it always is. Don't pay the jacked up price and eventually it will drop again. Sometimes collecting is playing the long game :)
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Re: Thoughts About MLP on The Toys That Made Us (Netflix series)
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2019, 08:42:54 AM »
I wasn't aware they will be doing a MLP episode! I watched all the episodes that are available here and enjoyed them a lot. Was wondering if they ever produce more episodes. Especially explaining the history of the toys and what was going on behind the scenes was very fascinating - will be awesome to see this for MLP! I was disappointed that there wasn't an episode covering them, so this is really good news :)
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Re: Thoughts About MLP on The Toys That Made Us (Netflix series)
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2019, 12:40:08 PM »
I would love to see the mlp episodes, but I fear for the price increase. If they do it right, they will let them know not to sell any baity peachy's for 40 bucks each. (No shade on peachy, I love peachy, I will make her a warhammer soon :))
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Re: Thoughts About MLP on The Toys That Made Us (Netflix series)
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2019, 01:05:22 PM »
Looking much forward to this! I'm hoping for a lot of interesting G1 stuff to be revealed, but would actually also really like to hear about the design process behind G2 (considering it was done by Kenner, and how it later became an Euro exclusive toyline). However, I think we'll be lucky if G2 even gets a brief mention in the documentary.  :P

I haven't seen any of this series, and I don't know how I feel about this one because the series I've seen about toys in the past always treat MLP in a patronising and mocking kind of way. It would be interesting to know the history stuff, providing that it isn't the usual trajectory of, G1 happened, (blur the middle bit because nobody cares) and it led to the amazing global sensation of G4!

The series is aimed at nostalgics and goes deep into the history of each toy franchise it covers. Modern iterations are brought up, but never a heavy focus. It's very joke-y and pokes a lot of fun at whatever brand they're covering, but it's still respectful.

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Re: Thoughts About MLP on The Toys That Made Us (Netflix series)
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2019, 01:44:03 PM »
I think they've done a pretty job so far on the episodes I've seen treating the toyline with respect. I heard at one point they were looking for MLP collectors to find out more information about them. Here's a screenshot of the Rapunzel post.

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They assumed the date on her hooves was the date she was released instead of the mold date but other than that I don't see anything wrong with their post.


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Re: Thoughts About MLP on The Toys That Made Us (Netflix series)
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2019, 01:50:06 PM »
I’m very much looking forward to it!  In fact, I went and dragged out this post I had going for a while where I was copying their Facebook posts in regard to MLP for people over here.  The photos look like they are no longer working but you can see the wide range of people that they interviewed.

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Re: Thoughts About MLP on The Toys That Made Us (Netflix series)
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2019, 04:01:24 PM »
Cool! I’ve seen the other episodes and  enjoyed them. It’s of info
to cram into the time allotted just a FYI. So there are things about
the original line that will be skipped. Next to nothing of the modern lines
but that’s the same for the other episodes.

I love how they don’t take the matter too seriously, a bit of tongue and
 cheek. A dash of yes we’re tapping the 80s nostalgia craze.



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Re: Thoughts About MLP on The Toys That Made Us (Netflix series)
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2019, 04:28:55 PM »
If it means I can sell a Peachy or Lemon Drop for $10 instead of throwing them at people to get rid of them sounds ok to me. I don't think this one show can cause that much of a ripple in fandom to be honest...

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Re: Thoughts About MLP on The Toys That Made Us (Netflix series)
« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2019, 06:12:44 PM »
I think they've done a pretty job so far on the episodes I've seen treating the toyline with respect. I heard at one point they were looking for MLP collectors to find out more information about them. Here's a screenshot of the Rapunzel post.

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They assumed the date on her hooves was the date she was released instead of the mold date but other than that I don't see anything wrong with their post.


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I agree, that seems reasonable. It's specifically Rapunzel, and well, there's not much we can say about that, because she does sell for that money. Except that she's not THE holy grail and some ponies go for more, and they really don't need to know about the insanity of Nirvana stuff xD.

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Re: Thoughts About MLP on The Toys That Made Us (Netflix series)
« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2019, 07:10:32 PM »
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My Rapunzel arrived in Feb of 1992 along with the mail order Mommy and baby.
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Re: Thoughts About MLP on The Toys That Made Us (Netflix series)
« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2019, 07:55:02 PM »
...Valentine's day?
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Re: Thoughts About MLP on The Toys That Made Us (Netflix series)
« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2019, 08:28:01 PM »
...Valentine's day?

wow, I didn't even think about that.

So, proof that Hasbro loves me??? (LOL!!!)
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