Lightyear, Barbie, Lego: Hollywood Movies Inspired By Popular Children's Toys

LightyearYou loved the toy Buzz Lightyear in the animated classic 'Toy Story' and now watch Chris Evans as he takes off to 'Infinity and Beyond' in the new spinoff 'Lightyear'.

BarbieRyan Gosling on Thursday, debuted his platinum blonde look as Ken opposite Margot Robbie's Barbie in the movie based on the world-famous Mattel doll. The film directed by Greta Gerwig, will hit theaters on July 21, 2023.

TrollsThe supher hit animated comedy 'Trolls' is in fact based on the popular vintage toy line commonly referred to as Good Luck Trolls dolls. Thanks to the colourful characters and the catchy soundtrack the film and its sequel were both masive box office hits.

'The LEGO Movie'Skeptics of 'The LEGO Movie' were silenced with the box office sucess of the 2014 action film that has since gone on to become one of Hollywood’s most creative animated franchises.

Ouija'Ouija' the 2014 film turned a boardgame into a hugely successful supernatural horror series about conjured spirits and creepy messages from beyond the grave.

​TransformersWho would have thought that plastic toys would kick off a multi-million dollar film franchise? What was first a cartoon, was then taken to the big screen with Michael Bay directing 'Transformers' in 2007 and going on to make and produce 5 films and even a spinoff.

G.I. JoeLong before we had superheroes swinging into action on the big screen, there was the Bruce Willis and Dwayne Johnson starrer 'G.I. Joe' that was drawing in the masses. The film was based on the action figures that became a rage in the '80s.

​Small SoldiersInspired by toys like Action Man and G.I. Joe, the film 'Small Soldiers' didn't fall short of any action scenes that a live-action film would have. The film that won quite the fan following was about toys made with missile technology that come to life and take their battle programming too seriously.

​Mars AttacksDid you know Tim Burton's 'Mars Attacks' was actually based on a card game? The game however, became popular only after the release of the quirky film on aliens attacking earth.

​Masters of the Universe'Masters of the Universe' the 1987 film starring Dolph Lundgren was based on the action-figure He-Man, who was the most powerful man in the universe, and went up against the evil Skeletor to save the planet and protect Castle Grayskull.

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