Comingsoon.net can’t decide between playing with toys or watching movies so we’re splitting the difference and watching movies based on toys. Check out our favorites in the gallery below!
The concept of a toy movie is nothing new, despite its sudden resurgence at the box office. Dating all the way back to the last quarter of the 20th century with a whole plethora of TV shows based on toys, it was only a matter of time before they made the switch over to the big screen. Starting with Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure in 1977 and carrying all the way through to this month’s Playmobil: The Movie and beyond, toy movies certainly aren’t all that bad (despite being just a big advertisement for the products on display).
Not including Star Wars, which managed to integrate toys into its marketing model, these movies based on toys manage to operate on such a high level that you almost forget you’re watching a commercial. From building blocks to action figures to shape-shifting modes of transportation, these are the very best movies based on toys.