I Love Toys

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I Love Toys was the eighth in VH1's series of I Love… nostalgia shows. It premiered Monday, March 6, 2006, at 10:00 p.m. EST. It is a countdown of the 100 greatest toys, chosen partially through public voting on vh1.com and also consideration of "sales, historical significance and longevity," according to VH1.

Each day for 5 days, they would count down from 100 to 1, which is 20 toys per episode. Parts 1-4 were each one hour long, while Part 5 was a special 90-minute edition aired at 9:30PM on March 10, 2006. As with the other nostalgia series, the program included commentary by various entertainers, including several who had appeared in most or all of the other shows, such as actor Michael Ian Black, comedian/actress Rachael Harris, comedian Evan Wecksell and writer/satirist Mo Rocca.

Hasbro, Inc., turned the selection of a large number of its toys into a press release promoting the company.[1]

The Toys[edit]






Recurring segments[edit]

  • Evel Knievel action figure attempts jump over random objects and crashes into them.
  • Scary Toys
  • Cobra Commander's Day Off, in which Hal Sparks dressed as a life-size version of the action figure villain spends his time playing mildly annoying practical jokes on others.
  • Supermarket Surprise!-small prizes found in corner store gum ball vending machines, such as Super ball and Homies
  • Grow a...? Toys that grow when you put them in water.
  • Big in Japan - Voltron and Hello Kitty present toys popular in Japan, but less so in the United States, such as Godzilla and Astroboy.
  • Spoofs of VH1 shows, using toys.
  • During the credits of every episode, a clip from a popular music video was played without any type of commentary. These were usually replaced with a show promo by Vh1.


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