6 user 6 critic

Plastic Galaxy: The Story of Star Wars Toys (2014)

Not Rated | | Documentary, History, Sci-Fi | 14 January 2014 (USA)
1:36 | Trailer
When Star Wars landed in the theaters, it introduced audiences to a galaxy filled with heroes and villains, robots and space ships, and a dizzying variety of alien life. But when the lights... See full summary »


Brian Stillman


Brian Stillman (story)



Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A documentary that tells the history of The Fantastic Four (1994), which was executive produced by Roger Corman.

Director: Marty Langford
Stars: Carl Ciarfalio, Roger Corman, Joseph Culp
The Bomb (TV Movie 2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

See how America developed the most destructive invention in human history - the nuclear bomb - how it changed the world and how it continues to loom large in our lives. Hear from historians... See full summary »

Director: Rushmore DeNooyer
Stars: Jonathan Adams, John Andersen, Hal Behl
Elstree 1976 (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Actors and extras reminisce about their time on the set of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) and how making the film affected their lives.

Director: Jon Spira
Stars: Paul Blake, Jeremy Bulloch, John Chapman
Solitary II (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

See what it's like inside the maximum security prison. Kristi goes inside where no cameras are allowed. Red onion state prison is in southwest Virginia. mountains in all directions.

Director: Kristi Jacobson
VHS Massacre (2016)
Documentary | Comedy | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

This lively documentary explores the rise and fall of physical media and its effect on Independent and cult films. Ranging from the origin of home movies through the video store era, it's ... See full summary »

Directors: Kenneth Powell, Thomas Edward Seymour
Stars: Mike Aransky, Alan Bagh, Troy Bernier
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A retrospective look at the "Best Hip Hop Radio Show of All-Time".

Director: Bobbito Garcia
Stars: Anthony Alonso, Stretch Armstrong, B-Real
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Chronicles the lives of four mortal men and women who work as characters on the sidewalks of Hollywood Boulevard.

Director: Matthew Ogens
Stars: Christopher Dennis, Maxwell Allen, Jennifer Wenger
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Written and directed by San Diego based musician and filmmaker Jason Blackmore, Records Collecting Dust documents the vinyl record collections, origins, and holy grails of alternative music... See full summary »

Director: Jason Blackmore
Stars: Jello Biafra, Mike Watt, David Yow
Shadow Boxers (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Why do women fight? This riveting behind-the-scenes look into the world of the female combatant takes us from manicures to knockouts! It turns our attention to the woman who is widely ... See full summary »

Director: Katya Bankowsky
Stars: Michael Bentt, Lucia Rijker
Documentary | Biography | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A review of the wild New York City nightlife of the 90s. The cast of characters who made up the infamous Club Kids speak candidly about that era, culminating with Alig's release from incarceration.

Director: Ramon Fernandez
Stars: Michael Alig, Noel Ashman, Fenton Bailey
G-Funk (2017)
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The untold story of how hip-hop's most commercial and iconic sub-genre came to be.

Director: Karam Gill
Stars: Ice Cube, Ice-T, Snoop Dogg
The Great Pretender (Video 2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Documentary looking at the relationships and solo career of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury.

Director: Rhys Thomas
Stars: Freddie Mercury, Peter Freestone, Roger Taylor


Credited cast:
Tom Beaumont Tom Beaumont ... Himself
Tom Berges Tom Berges ... Himself
John Booth John Booth ... Himself
John Cook John Cook ... Himself
Chris Fawcett Chris Fawcett ... Himself
Steve Fink Steve Fink ... Himself
David Gaule David Gaule
Chris Georgoulias Chris Georgoulias ... Himself
Aaron Kleinman Aaron Kleinman ... Older Brother
Jacob Kleinman Jacob Kleinman ... Younger Brother
Rachel Kleinman Rachel Kleinman ... Sister
Gus Lopez ... Himself
Jason Luttrull Jason Luttrull ... Himself
Bill McBride Bill McBride ... Himself
Matthew McGregor-Mento Matthew McGregor-Mento ... Hands (as Matt McGregor-Mento)


When Star Wars landed in the theaters, it introduced audiences to a galaxy filled with heroes and villains, robots and space ships, and a dizzying variety of alien life. But when the lights came up, they all disappeared... Unless you had all the toys. In which case, the adventure never had to end. In backyards, playgrounds, basements, and bedrooms, Star Wars toys helped kids re-enact scenes from their favorite movies, and create entirely new dangers for Luke Skywalker and his friends to face. They were lusted after on holidays and birthdays, swapped with great cunning out on the school yard, and carefully collected like fine treasures. Like no toys before them, the action figures, space ships, play sets, and props were a phenomenon that swept the nation with as much force as the film that inspired them. Along the way they transformed both the toy and movie industries, earned those behind them vast amounts of wealth, and ultimately created a hobby that, 30 years later, still holds sway... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Not Rated | See all certifications »


Official Sites:

Official site





Release Date:

14 January 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Plastic Galaxy: A História dos Brinquedos de Star Wars See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

X-Ray Films See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs



See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


References Superman (1978) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Definitely for the older Star Wars fans who used to have the toys!
15 September 2015 | by the amorphousmachineSee all my reviews

It's astonishing how a collector can remember his very first Star Wars toy, and I totally struggle to remember mine, let alone the ones I had- because unfortunately, I broke them or grew out of them. This film is pretty much for the people who wish they hadn't conformed to "growing up" and being able to see all these toys again. During the film, I was like "did we have that one?", or "we used to own him/her/it". It was great to see all these collectors display their collections, and accurately know the history of it. So many Christmases I've forgotten which toys I unwrapped, whether it was He-Man, GI Joe, or Star Wars, and the worlds you created with them all. Maybe I was a little too young for Star War toys initially, as I do remember my first GI Joe. But, I digress.

This documentary is interesting for the fans, and the kids who collected these toys, but it also gives major insight into the history of Kenner's acquisition of the products, and how they mass-produced them. It was great to see the designers feel satisfied with their creations upon a generation of children, as well as explaining the history of a certain toy like Boba Fett for example, or attempts at toys- the R2-D2 train was a terrible idea, but it was interesting to see. If you are a Star Wars, or a toy-collector; then this documentary is for you. Documentaries are usually pretty good, and when it's based on a fun topic, then it's especially good.

***½ out of *****!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 6 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 Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed