The Thinkway Toy Story Collection toys are certainly not newly released, but in order to continue to provide quality content on our site, we took a slew of original photos so you can check them out. In case you haven't heard about this collection before...there are a special set of Toy Story toys that are based on the original 3D renderings and pantone color accuracy as specified by Pixar (including a specialized box with certificate of authenticity).
There have been several releases of these toys, one set in 2008, an additional group in 2010 and a follow-up set in 2011. There have been many, many rumors about which characters are supposed to be released - but the one thing that's certain is that there isn't a good level of communication about these toys. In fact, Lee Unkrich's Twitter page was the first place I saw any of the 2011 set of toys.
Toys from the 2008 collection
- Aliens 3-pack - Shown below
- Bucket O Soldiers - Shown below
- Buzz - Shown below
- Woody - Shown below
- RC - Have but not shown below
- Rex - Actively seeking
Toys from the 2010 collection
- Bullseye - Shown below
- Lotso - Shown below
- Buzz with utility belt - Actively seeking
- Jessie - Have but not shown below
- Mr. Potato Head - Actively seeking
Toys from the 2011 collection
- Buttercup - Shown below
- Mr. Pricklepants - Shown below
- Dolly - Shown below
The rumors and samples that have been coming up for a while now are
- Big Baby
- Slinky Dog
Notes on the photos - The Toy Story Collection Buzz is placed next to the D23 Buzz for comparison purposes. There is absolutely no similarity of quality between the two versions of Buzz - most noticeably, on the D23 Buzz - his helmet is a cloudier plastic, his face is not as detailed and the voice quality is much lower.
For Mr. Pricklepants (who's had a long journey from London - along with Buttercup), I included the 6" Disney Store version ($8.50) for comparison. This really highlights the differences in the toys - most notably, his snout area seems more squished/undefined, his hair is all one color rather than shades of brown and his buckles are fabric on the Disney Store version.
Pixar Post - T.J.