The second chapter of the docuseries in four parts The toys that built America premieres Sunday, Dec.5 at 9 p.m. ET / PT. “Clash of the Toy Titans” explores Hasbro and Mattel’s long-standing East Coast and West Coast rivalry, with the development of classic toys and brands including Barbie, GI Joe, Hot Wheels, and more.
The series mixes dramatic reenactments with archival footage and expert interviews, including our own Laurie Schacht, president and head of toys at Adventure Media and Events, publisher of the toy book, the toy insider, and the pop insider.
Then, Modern wonders: toys and games is back with “Top Toys & Games” at 10 p.m. ET / PT. In this episode, host Adam Richman visits the Cartamundi factory to see how Hasbro games like Monopoly and Sorry are made in America. Next, the action heads to the West Coast for a glimpse into the design of Mattel’s Hot Wheels vehicles and how Masters of the Universe figures go from concept to production. Along the way, Modern Marvels explores other top toys including Rubik’s Cube, Etch-a-Sketch, Lite-Brite, and more.