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Eric Ladd
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Posted: 30 May 2018 at 7:39am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

I've watched the first and second seasons. A great show in my opinion. Very interesting to see the business decisions, hits and misses in toy development. Lego was fairly eye opening.
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I enjoyed the first season but personally found the episode devoted to Star Trek toys to be the wrong side of snarky.
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Perhaps, but I'd say most of the snark & humor was at the expense of the shitty toys that have been slapped with the "STAR TREK" brand name (the segment devoted to the "Spock Helmet" was priceless!).  Plus, they gave THE MOTION PICTURE a good raking-over-the-coals!

I think their TREK episode is one of their best so far, especially since they gave a little more screentime and history to the rise & fall of the MEGO Corp.



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The Mego segment of the Star Trek episode was the best thing about it, I felt. In fact, it seemed to me that there should have been a whole episode devoted to Mego.

PS - if any of those collectors who were slagging off the vintage Star Trek toys want to dispose of them then I'll be more than happy to take them off their hands - free of charge...even the Spock Helmet.
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Did they cover The Micronauts and Rom toys at all? We had some Micronauts around, I think even before the comic started, and I remember seeing the Rom dolls for sale with accessories. I bought the Rom comic for a really long time too.
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(Only briefly, Rebecca... it was because of MEGO's focus on Micronauts that they ultimately passed on creating a figure line for an unknown movie called "Star Wars"... the rest, they say...)



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This documentary series is great. It's informative and at times very funny. The people behind the toys, in particular ,are very interesting and are quite the characters.

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Even the "Hello Kitty" episode was a hoot.  I initially skipped the "Barbie" ep, but the entire series is so funny, informative and well-made, I may just have to go back and catch that one, too.

The only real bummer so far is that each Season is only a scant 4 episodes!  



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Saw the season two ep on Star Trek over the weekend.  Not a huge fan of the "gags" nor of some of the mocking in the voice over, but it was kinda OK.  Not something I think I'll watch on a regular basis, but may check out if I have some time to fill. 
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 Andrew Saxon wrote:
I enjoyed the first season but personally found the episode devoted to Star Trek toys to be the wrong side of snarky.

Bingo!
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I'm curious, Andrew:  The entire series takes a decidedly irreverent approach to each episode... why do you only single-out the STAR TREK episode as being the "wrong side of snarky?"




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I just did a google image search of 70's toys and was
surprised that I either had, or encountered through
someone else, just about every one of them.
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"70s action toys" even better
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I'm curious, Andrew:  The entire series takes a decidedly irreverent approach to each episode... why do you only single-out the STAR TREK episode as being the "wrong side of snarky?"

You know, that's a very good question, Shaun. I've been fine with the irreverent tone so far, so...hmmm. All I can say is that this episode just felt - to me - more snarky than irreverent. Maybe that's because Star Trek is something dear to my heart or perhaps it is to do with my being high-functioning Autistic? These things can be entirely subjective though and what might tickle my funny bone may not tickle yours, and vice versa. It would be interesting to hear if other people who watched the entirety of the series found that episode particularly jarring (Matt doesn't seem too keen on that episode either).
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