The Toys that Made Us Transformers is a decent installment of the eight-part documentary series, but not their strongest outing. While the exploration of the very joint collaboration and interactions between Japanese and American toy companies is of interest, the fun of the quirky and often outlandish presence of story tellers is missing. The episode has touching moments, comedic elements, and lots of who did what and why though the creative process, mechanical engineering, comic book marketing, early successes, struggling of the late 1980s, and rebirth in film and toy concept which make us the Transfomers toy story, but it feels like the producers tried too hard to force an emotion which doesn't really exist for this toy line as it does for others. Just not that engaging.
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