Netflix released season three of the nostalgic toy show The Toys That Made Us last month. The show brings back fanfare for beloved childhood shows with doses of history and cheeky commentary that has pop culture fans raving.
This season’s featured toys: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, My Little Pony, Power Rangers, and Wrestlers.
The Toys That Made Us has had noticeable program format changes this season with the removal of reenactments and a shortened run time. The basics of the show, however, remain the same — parents and kids will be able to relive moments of the toys that impacted their lives.
But the show isn’t just about toys. It’s about the relationships and connections built and lost in the journey of toys.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episode tells a story of two friends — Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird — whose lives changed when they stumbled through the ups and downs of launching a successful franchise.
The Power Rangers story talks about how a Japanese show pivoted into greatness in the US with the help of “toy magician” aka television mogel Haim Saban.
The My Little Pony episode features a fan who once wrote to the toys’ creators as a child, eventually becoming part of the brand’s revival.
Not to be left out, Wrestling. This episode explores the background of battles between multiple wrestling franchises and how this culminated.
Parents can watch the shows from their childhood and discuss how the toys of their generation have changed and remained present in modern society. The Toys That Made Us Season 3 is available now to watch and learn on Netflix. You don’t even have to have a kid named after one of them to enjoy it. Check out the trailer below: