Movies Inspired By Real-Life Toys

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Toy Story(1995)

The Mr. Potato Head toy can be traced back all the way to 1949. The first metal slinky was invented in 1943. The presence of little toy army men can be traced back to the 1930s. The Barrel of Monkeys was manufactured by Lakeside Toys in 1965.

The Lego Movie (2014)

The Lego Movie was inspired by the creativity and endless possibilities of real-life Lego toys. The Lego Movie's filmmakers were big fans of Brickfilms, and they wanted to bring that same sense of fun and creativity to their film.

Ouija (2014)

Veronica's Story is based on actual incidents that occurred in Madrid in 1991. The film tells the story of a teenage girl named Veronica who, along with her friends, uses an Ouija board during a solar eclipse and inadvertently summons a malevolent spirit.

Transformers (2007)

The toys created by Hasbro in 1984, quickly became one of the most popular and successful toy franchises of all time.  In 1986, the Transformers franchise was further expanded with the release of an animated movie. The live-action Film was released in 2007.

Barbie (2023)

When Mattel CEO Ynon Kreiz took over the company in 2018, he decided it was time to commit to a Barbie movie. They wanted Barbie to Inspire. Mattel now plans to Make More films based on their other toys.

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