Release Date: January 14th, 2014 Directed by: Brian Stillman Written by: Brian Stillman Music by: Chris Ianuzzi Cast: various
X-Ray Films, 70 Minutes
Plastic Galaxy is a documentary about the people who have a bit of an obsession with collecting Star Wars toys. It mainly focuses on the original line of toys from the original trilogy of movies and it also goes into their history and development.
I was initially excited to check this out back when it was a new film. However, it’s kind of light, if I’m being honest and suffers from some clunky editing, too much reliance on talking head interviews and, at times, being a bit overly dramatic.
That being said, I think that the Star Wars episode of Netflix’s The Toys That Made Us is a much better watch and a more professional production.
Still, this was neat to revisit and it’s engaging enough. But the 70 minute running time seems scant and I feel like this really needed to delve into the history more and provide more backstory.
All in all, this is okay but it could’ve been a lot better than what it was.
Rating: 5.5/10 Pairs well with: other documentaries on toys, video games, table top gaming, collecting and specific niche fandoms.
From Toy Galaxy’s YouTube description: We take you through the history of Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors, an animated show that would have probably been forgotten if not for the theme song that everyone keeps telling us is the best ever.
From it’s beginning as “The Wheeled Warriors” toyline through to it’s cartoon series with characters that did not appear in the toyline. How could it fail?!
From Toy Galaxy’s YouTube description: In this episode Dan talks about the history of Voltron Legendary Defender, how this robot made of mechanical lions was created and what lead to him being Americanized.
And, after being dormant for a long time, his revival on Netflix.
You’ll also learn about the other 2 versions of Voltron. A lot of people remember vehicle Voltron but there was a third version… sort of.