Toy Story Toys Guide - An Introduction
Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story is one of the most successful and best-loved children’s movie collections of all time, where the toys come to life. In the first story, favourite cowboy doll Woody is dismayed when he loses the position of Andy’s favourite toy to newcomer Buzz Lightyear. Buzz thinks he’s a real space ranger, not realizing he’s just a toy. Resentful of the new favourite, Woody tries to hide Buzz from Andy, but Buzz is accidentally knocked out of a window. The plot unfolds are Woody tries to rescue Buzz and make it home before the family moves to their new home.
Toy Story has received universal acclaim from critics, with praise for the advanced computer animation and the lovable story line. The voice talents have also been praised, including Tom Hanks as Woody, Tim Allen as Buzz Lightyear, Don Rickles as Mr. Potato Head, and perennial Pixar favourite John Ratzenberger as Hamm.
The Toy Story franchise has spawned three sequels, a spin-off Buzz Lightyear cartoon show, and countless toys and games. If you have a Toy Story fan, you can’t go wrong with nearly any of the related items.
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There are many popular Toy Story figures, with the main characters being Woody and Buzz Lightyear. To make sure you’re buying the right one, familiarise yourself with these characters.
- Woody is an old-fashioned pull-string cowboy doll who has been Andy’s favourite toy for years. He’s the leader of the toys, with a special spot reserved on Andy’s bed. After a their initial rocky start, Woody and Buzz eventually become best friends and lead Andy’s toys together. Woody’s girlfriend is the porcelain Little Bo Peep lamp.
- Buzz Lightyear is Andy’s newest toy, a Space Ranger from Star Command. Woody is jealous by all the attention Buzz receives, and Buzz thinks he’s a real Space Ranger. When he finally figures out he’s a toy, it’s up to Woody to console him.
- Hamm is a wise-cracking piggy bank who is close friends with Mr. Potato Head. He is voiced by John Ratzenberger, who has been role in every Pixar film.
- Mr. Potato Head is the classic Mr. Potato Head toy from Playskool. He’s moody, jealous, and sarcastic. He can separate his parts and store them in a special storage compartment. He is married to Mrs. Potato Head, one of Andy’s sister’s toys.
- Rex is a large Tyrannosauras rex who is timid and has an inferiority complex.
- Sarge is the commander of a bucket of toy soldiers He and the soldiers are highly disciplined and used by the toys for reconnaissance missions, such as finding out what Andy is getting for his birthday.
- Slinky dog is a toy dachshund with a slinky in his mid-section. Slinky is Woody’s loyal friend, even when the other toys turn against Woody.
- RC is a remote control car. He doesn’t talk, but Mr. Potato Head can understand his motor sounds.
- Jessie is a cow girl doll who is introduced in the second movie. She is a lovable red head who becomes like a brother to Woody. There is some romantic interest between her and Buzz. Her horse is Bullseye.
- The Toy Story aliens are short, green aliens with three eyes and a small antennae on top of their heads. They are discovered in the claw game at the Pizza Planet restaurant, and they immediately become part of the toy family, looking to Buzz as their leader.
- The Emperor Zurg is the sworn enemy of Buzz Lightyear and the aliens. He appears in the second movie and the Buzz Lightyear spin-off cartoons.
Costumes, Clothes, and Decorations
Your little Toy Story fan will love this theme for a birthday party. Choose either the classic Toy Story or Buzz Lightyear of Star Command theme, and your party is set. While each theme has all the items you need, including cups, plates, banners, balloons, and more, you don’t have to limit yourself. For classic Toy Story, you can include anything of a cowboy theme, while Star Command lends itself well to outer space and aliens. Generic red bandannas make a fun party favour for guests if you choose the cowboy option.
Toy Story fans have long enjoyed dressing like their favourite characters. There are even adult-sized Buzz costumes, so you and your child can dress alike or as part of the set.
- Deluxe Woody costumes come with the hat, bandanna, boot covers, and empty gun holster, because of course Woody never carries a gun. There’s also a sheriff’s badge to complete the picture.
- Woody accessory kits let you build your own costume with the cow print vest, bandanna, badge, and hat.
- Buzz Lightyear costumes come with the Space Ranger jumpsuit and belt. Deluxe versions have wings on the back. Gloves are available to complete the look.
You can also decorate your child’s bedroom in full Toy Story. Popular items include bedding, lamps, and curtains. Choose a permanent wallpaper border or temporary wall stickers to bring some personality to their walls. Disney also makes laundry hampers, light switch covers, coat racks, and practically anything you need for the room.