The Toys That Built The World

The Toys That Built The World catch up

Season 1

Season 1, Episode 3 - Toy Car Wars

3.0 16 x
As car culture cranks up in the early 1950s, a young machinist in England invents one of the world's most successful toys when he creates a toy car small enough to fit inside a matchbox for his daughter to take to school. In Los Angeles, Elliot Handler creates one of the biggest toy rivalries in history when he brings on a...

Season 1, Episode 2 - Clash Of The Toy Titans

3.0 17 x
As the post-war baby boom creates unprecedented demand for toys, Ruth Handler turns her greatest gamble into the most recognisable toy in the world. Meanwhile, rival Merrill Hassenfeld, at the reigns of a company that will one day be one the most famous brands in the world, tries to capitalise on Handler's success to launc...

Season 1, Episode 1 - Masters Of Invention

1.5 10 x
The incredible creations of some of the most iconic toys in history happened by chance. During World War II, a naval engineer accidentally creates an iconic spiral toy that walks down stairs, when he's trying to come up with a way to protect ship equipment from damage. At the same time, an engineer is trying to invent a sy...