Like VOLUME 1 and VOLUME 2 before it — TOYS THAT TIME FORGOT VOLUME 3 is a 200-plus page, hardcover book will take an in-depth look at over 20 instances of toy lines that made it through to a certain point in the development process, but for one reason or another never made it to store shelves. Stories will be supplemented with supporting photographs of the production process, existing prototypes, control drawings used to create the sculpts, concept sketches and more. The stories (and supplemental materials) have come straight from the men and women that lived them — from inventors and sculptors to project managers and toy company executives — as well as from the uber-collectors that seek out and showcase these materials.
Did you know we almost got a lot more toys from the V mini-series back in the 1980s than we actually did? What about the ill-fated Tim Burton/Nic Cage Superman movie? Or that McFarlane was going to produce talking South Park figures?
Like the previous books, TOYS THAT TIME FORGOT VOLUME 3 is an art/history book. It is not a guide designed to log each figure and each accessory in a static format. It presents these ‘lost’ toys in dynamic, eye-catching ways that showcase both the toys as art and their respective places in history. VOLUME 3, like its predecessors, is split into three sections: The Golden Age (1980s), Darker Times (1990s) and The Gilded Age (2000s). Each section will have entries representing a healthy mix of both licensed and inventor-based products… some of which again have never been seen by the public.