2 user


The creation and marketing of the Transformers toy line in the United States and Japan.


Tom Stern


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?



Episode credited cast:
Donald Ian Black ... Narrator
Peter Cullen ... Himself
Drew Forni ... Hideaki Yoke (voice)
Adam Middleton Adam Middleton ... Himself - Interviewee
Denny O'Neil ... Himself
Josh Odsess-Rubin ... Bob Budianski
Jim Shooter Jim Shooter ... Himself
John Warden John Warden ... Himself
Ryan Yzquierdo Ryan Yzquierdo ... Himself


The creation and marketing of the Transformers toy line in the United States and Japan.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

toy robot | transformer | See All (2) »



Release Date:

25 May 2018 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


References Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Creation, Migration, Failure and Rebirth
16 June 2018 | by GunnersMateSee all my reviews

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.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed