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The Toys That Built America

Behind major cultural and economic shifts like the Civil War and the Great Depression are visionaries and inventors who pushed forward. This four-part docuseries showcases innovators such as the Parker Brothers, Milton Bradley and Ruth Handler, the woman who transformed a small toy company into the billion-dollar empire now known as Mattel. Learn how Frisbee and Slinky were created and how rivalries changed the fabric of our nation forever.

Dramatic reenactments and archival footage, along with interviews from experts, biographers and toy aficionados, bring to life the surprising tales of the men and women who created some of America’s most beloved and enduring toys like Silly Putty, Monopoly, Barbie, G.I. Joe and other iconic games and toys.


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