Watch: Plastic Galaxy: The Story of Star Wars Toys 2014 123movies, Full Movie Online – When Star Wars landed in the theaters, it introduced audiences to a galaxy filled with heroes and villains, robots and space ships, and a dizzying variety of alien life. But when the lights came up, they all disappeared… Unless you had all the toys. In which case, the adventure never had to end. In backyards, playgrounds, basements, and bedrooms, Star Wars toys helped kids re-enact scenes from their favorite movies, and create entirely new dangers for Luke Skywalker and his friends to face. They were lusted after on holidays and birthdays, swapped with great cunning out on the school yard, and carefully collected like fine treasures. Like no toys before them, the action figures, space ships, play sets, and props were a phenomenon that swept the nation with as much force as the film that inspired them. Along the way they transformed both the toy and movie industries, earned those behind them vast amounts of wealth, and ultimately created a hobby that, 30 years later, still holds sway over not only the people who grew up with the toys, but also an entirely new generation of fans. Plastic Galaxy is a documentary that explores the groundbreaking and breathtaking world of Star Wars toys. Through interviews with former Kenner employees, experts, authors, and collectors, it looks at the toys’ history, their influence, and the fond and fervent feelings they elicit today..
Plot: Plastic Galaxy explores the ground breaking and breathtaking world of ‘Star Wars’ toys. Through interviews with former Kenner employees, experts, authors, and collectors, the documentary looks at the toys’ history, influence, and the passions they elicit today.
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Definitely for the older Star Wars fans who used to have the toys!
It’s astonishing how a collector can remember his very first Star Wars toy, and I totally struggle to remember mine, let alone the ones I had- because unfortunately, I broke them or grew out of them. This film is pretty much for the people who wish they hadn’t conformed to “growing up” and being able to see all these toys again. During the film, I was like “did we have that one?”, or “we used to own him/her/it”. It was great to see all these collectors display their collections, and accurately know the history of it. So many Christmases I’ve forgotten which toys I unwrapped, whether it was He-Man, GI Joe, or Star Wars, and the worlds you created with them all. Maybe I was a little too young for Star War toys initially, as I do remember my first GI Joe. But, I digress.
This documentary is interesting for the fans, and the kids who collected these toys, but it also gives major insight into the history of Kenner’s acquisition of the products, and how they mass-produced them. It was great to see the designers feel satisfied with their creations upon a generation of children, as well as explaining the history of a certain toy like Boba Fett for example, or attempts at toys- the R2-D2 train was a terrible idea, but it was interesting to see. If you are a Star Wars, or a toy-collector; then this documentary is for you. Documentaries are usually pretty good, and when it’s based on a fun topic, then it’s especially good.
***½ out of *****!
Nostalgia trip if you’re a fan, edifying if you’re not; fun, either way
I didn’t expect much with “Plastic Galaxy” because I figured I’d done all the research over the years and knew the story. But it sucked me right in and even had a few things to teach. It’s crowd-funded and brief (a quick 70 minutes), and that unassuming nature adds to its charm.
They do a pretty good job tracing the toy line’s history from inception to the mid-nineties rebirth, which includes touching on the actual company. It’s really cool that they actually shot outside the Kenner building in Cincinnati (would’ve been nice to go inside, but you can’t fault them for that – were the company still in Cincy, we probably would’ve gotten inside access). There’s some interview material from actual Kenner employees (even Lucasfilm’s in-house aficionado Steven Sansweet’s involvement bolsters the movie’s credibility), but the movie rests mostly on insight from private collectors. The good news is that these are not just resale-value hunters – they’re actual childhood fans; people who who played and grew up with these figures. These testimonials have heart.
All in all, it’s a pretty well done movie for the budget. It’s fun for those who love this stuff and accessible for those who are new to the game.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 7 min (67 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Documentary, History, Sci-Fi
Director Brian Stillman
Writer Brian Stillman
Actors Tom Beaumont, Tom Berges, John Booth
Country United States
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Aspect Ratio 1.78 : 1
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