This isn't about the Netflix series, though it is the inspiration as it's been on my mind lately. The Netflix series was mainly about toy lines that have a broad effect on the culture as a whole. This thread is really about the toys that made you. What were your favorites to play with? Which ones occupied your imagination? Did you have any that might have inspired your current career? When I was really young I liked building things, so I had a ridiculous number of model kits, mainly of warplanes and warships. There were also two building sets that I was obsessed with. The first, of course, was LEGO. This was back in the day when there weren't a whole bunch of specialty sets. I had a bare bones one, where you just got a pile of bricks and made whatever you pleased. The other is probably less well known nowadays but I could spend hours with it. It was the Girder and Panel playset. The idea was that you could take a box full of snap-together girders like this: And some plastic panels with windows and doors drawn in them and make skyscrapers of all types, some beautifully designed: or that make no kind of architectural sense: While Girder and Panel does seem to have a nostalgic following I doubt it could compete in today's franchise-obsessed toy marketplace, which I think is too bad. What toys do you remember fondly?