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Grab Your New Toy Story 4 Interactive Talking Action Figures This Week!

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Posted by Nia • June 17, 2019

With only four days to go until Toy Story 4 is finally released in cinemas, there’s no better time than now to peruse your local Disney Store or check out Shop Disney Online and pick up your own interactive action figures of your favorite Toy Story characters!

The ol’ gang is definitely back and ready to play! You’ll be able to find action figures of Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Jessie, Rex, and Bullseye in stores. The exclusive line-up also features the new and improved Bo Peep and the loveable Forky, which you can see in the gallery above. The interactive action figures each have 10 unique expressions when they’re playing alone but when they’re paired with another figure, they unlock special phrases with their new interactive features. The toys are even able to sense when another interactive figure is nearby and they instantly start “talking” to each other, making you believe you’re right in the middle of a Toy Story film.

Has anyone bought their own figures yet? What are some of the special sayings you’ve heard when putting the toys together?

I don’t know about you, but I’m bringing all of mine to the cinema this Friday to watch Toy Story 4! We hope to see you there!

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Toy Story 4 Is Only 10 Days Away – Catch Up Now On All The Teasers And News

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Posted by Joanna • June 11, 2019

The wait is nearly over, Pixar fans – Toy Story 4 is only ten days away! Pixar have done a great job with their advertising as usual: lots of trailers, teasers, sponsors, and merchandise, but not so much that we feel like we know the plot inside out already. Yes, we know Bo Peep is back. Forky is definitely going to play a major role. But how central are the characters of Duke Caboom, Gabby Gabby, Giggle McDimples, and Ducky and Bunny going to be?

It’s difficult to keep up with all the new Toy Story 4-related news when we’re so close to the release date, so here’s a quick ‘Woody’s Round-Up’ to bring you all up to speed.

Teasers Galore!

Here is the latest of many Toy Story 4 teasers that have been posted on Pixar’s YouTube channel. You can catch up on all the others here.

A lot of the teasers don’t feature too much new footage, but you can get a better feeling for the pacing of the different scenes in these shorts clips as opposed to the trailers. Here, you can totally tell that Bo and Duke’s relationship is going to be hilarious.

Best Friends 4 Ever

Tom Hanks (Woody) and Tim Allen (Buzz) explored their friendship, both within and outside the Toy Story universe, in Pixar’s video celebrating National Best Friend Day. It’s heartwarming. It’s charming. It’s everything I’ve ever wanted.

“Oh, but I have the most fabulous line you could ever have: ‘Come on, guys!‘”

We should attempt to count how many times Woody says that in the Toy Story series.

The Best Friend Day festivities even continued at Toy Story Land at Walt Disney World, where a press conference was held alongside a Toy Story 4 screening. And the initial reactions have been amazingly positive!

Keanu Reeves is stood next to a giant Buzz Lightyear and everything is okay in the world. From left to right: Tom Hanks (Woody), Annie Potts (Bo Peep), Tim Allen (Buzz), Tony Hale (Forky), Christina Hendricks (Gabby Gabby), Keanu Reeves (Duke Caboom).

Toy Story 4 To Feature Lots Of Easter Eggs

Pixar is famous for throwing in a few well-hidden Easter eggs into their movies – the Pizza Planet truck is always fun to locate, as well as the Luxo ball, throwbacks to previous films, and hints at future characters (remember when Duke Caboom casually showed up in Jack-Jack’s crib in Incredibles 2?). Apparently Toy Story 4 is going to feature a ton of these fun Easter eggs. The antique shop setting lends itself well to this kind of game.

Hey, doesn’t that tin toy look kind of familiar?

 

We can’t wait to discuss Toy Story 4 with you all when it releases in theatres on June 21st!

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Classic Comedians (Carol Burnett, Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, and Betty White) Cast As Instant Classic Toy Story 4 Characters

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Posted by Joanna • June 5, 2019

Toy Story 4 has thoroughly proved that it’s going to include a lot of new, original characters. Forky already seems to have embedded himself into the most memorable of Toy Story characters, and Ducky and Bunny are making their mark too. Under a month before its release, we’re still discovering more new characters that we’re going to have the pleasure of meeting.

Courtesy of USA Today, we now know that comedy greats Betty White, Carol Burnett, Carl Reiner, and Mel Brooks will have small roles in Toy Story 4 as toys that Bonnie has outgrown. What’s even more amazing is that these toys have names inspired by the names of the actors lending their voices to them:

  • Betty White is Bitey White
  • Carol Burnett is Chairol Burnett
  • Carl Reiner is Carl Reineroceros
  • Mel Brooks is Melephant Brooks

You can guess who’s who from the character names: Bitey White is a teething toy!

Betty White, Carol Burnett, Carl Reiner, and Mel Brooks are comedy legends (averaging an age of 93!) – we have no doubt that no matter how small their roles are, they’ll light up the whole scene.

Being forgotten about is a fear that Woody is very familiar with: in Toy Story he was afraid of being overshadowed by Buzz, Toy Story 2 introduced the worry of becoming broken and gathering dust on a shelf, and in Toy Story 3 he was set aside with the rest of the gang in a chest of Andy’s old playthings. This must be a fear that this new early-ages cast of toys must have already grown accustomed to. Hopefully the introduction of Forky hasn’t made Woody doubt his place in his owner’s heart again.

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Toy Story 4 “Takeover” Is Coming to a Disney Store Near You

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Posted by Nia • May 30, 2019

Good news, Toy Story fans! On June 1st Disney Stores around the U.S. and Canada will be transforming their locations and giving guests the opportunity to enjoy an immersive shopping experience, putting them right into the world of Disney/Pixar’s upcoming film Toy Story 4. Not only will there be loads of games and trivia for the whole family to enjoy, but new Toy Story 4 inspired toys, accessories, and clothing will also be available to purchase in stores.

If you have the chance to visit a Disney Store, you’ll be able to delight in the following activities:

  • Free Toy Story themed events and trivia
  • A new game called “Star Adventurer” where you’ll be able to practice your tossing skills to help fuel a rocket’s engine for take-off
  • Two new Toy Story 4 interactive digital games that will showcase all of your favorite characters from the film
  • In New York at the Times Square Disney Store, you can score a limited-edition pin if you decide to opt in for a paid photo experience on the Disney Store Times Square Spectacular screen
  • And if you decide to participate in any of the events, you’ll get a free sticker and have the opportunity to purchase special edition Ducky and Bunny figurines

Luckily you have the entire month of June to explore all of the fun and games at a Disney Store near you. And don’t forget to check out Toy Story 4 when it hits cinemas on June 21st!

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Meet Forky In A New Toy Story 4 Clip

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Posted by Joanna • May 28, 2019

A new Toy Story 4 clip has been released! In “Meet Forky”, we see the toys react to Forky being brought home by Bonnie from kindergarten. This is a clip we’ve seen parts of from different trailers and TV spots, but it’s great to see it in full. Watch below:

It seems that Bonnie isn’t exactly allowed to bring toys with her to school, but she managed to sneak Woody in with her anyway. But he might have been confiscated (that means ‘taken away’)! The familiar crew of toys are as charming as ever – it may have been coming up to 25 years since the first Toy Story movie came out, but the characters still feel fresh and true to themselves. Rex in particular has outdone himself with some great lines in just a 1-minute clip.

Woody is very encouraging and gentle as Forky nervously steps into the world of ‘being a toy’.

Seeing a full clip makes Toy Story 4 feel so close, mainly because it is close! You can even book your tickets now.

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The Final Toy Story 4 Trailer Is The Best Yet

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Posted by Joanna • May 21, 2019

Toy Story 4 comes out exactly one month from today, and to mark this, Pixar have released their final trailer for the eagerly anticipated sequel. And guess what? It’s incredible! You can watch it below:

There’s a lot to take away from this trailer: instantly classic lines from old characters, some more glimpses of all sorts of beautiful scenery, a better idea of the plot, and a few moments of wonderful humour. Pixar are always great at teasing us with new footage but not spoiling the whole movie for us.

The trailer alone really demonstrates how much Woody’s character has evolved over the years. He’s gone from selfless to a fault (“Andy needs me!”) to just…admirably selfless (“Bonnie needs Forky!”). He’s still the same old toy, with the same qualities, but he’s learned from his mistakes over the years.

“He’s posing.”

Seeing Bo in different scenes with interesting lighting shows off how Pixar have managed to update her ‘ceramic look’. It’s stunning. And the way Woody is looking at her, I think he might agree.

It’s not all fun and games though: those terrifying ventriloquist dolls (Gabby Gabby’s henchmen?) look like they’re heading towards being even scarier than the cymbal monkey in Toy Story 3.

We have a feeling that this month will just fly by. We’ll all be queuing up to see Toy Story 4 on June 21st before we know it!

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New Toy Story 4 Goodies – From Cereal to Books to Topiaries!

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Posted by Nia • May 9, 2019

Well folks, Toy Story 4 is coming to cinemas June 21st, which is NEXT month! And that only means one thing: we’re going to be showered with numerous campaigns and merchandise and all things Toy Story 4 related for the next 43 days and honestly, we cannot be more excited.

Here’s a round-up of some charming Toy Story 4 centred events and products you can pick-up in stores:

  1. If you’re going to be visiting Orlando anytime in the near future, check out the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival at Walt Disney World – where you’ll see stunning Toy Story 4 topiary set-ups like the one of Bo Peep below:

  2. Do you love cereal?  And most importantly, are you a Toy Story fan? (I mean, you have to be, otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this). Well, you’re in luck, because Kellogg’s has released their own Toy Story 4 cereal in preparation for the film’s release. They’re calling their new product “Carnival Berry” which is Kellogg’s spin on the delicious and sugary berry Froot Loops taste.
  3. And finally, there’s a new set of adorable Toy Story 4 books on the market focused on 3-6 year olds. The books are called, Toy Story 4 Toy Box: Words to Play By and there are 5 books that focus on the famous Toy Story characters while highlighting their most inspirational and hilarious “words of wisdom.” The books were written by Suzanne Francis and illustrated by Jerrod Maruyama.

It’s safe to say we’ll definitely be buying ALL the Toy Story 4 cereal boxes and picking up copies of Words to Play By for all of our friends and loved ones. We can’t wait to see what new merchandise products Disney/Pixar release soon. To infinity, and beyond!

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Meet Your New Favorite Toy Story 4 Character: Duke Caboom

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Posted by Nia • May 3, 2019

Just like Trixie, we have a lot of questions about Pixar’s new teaser trailer introducing the Canadian daredevil Duke Caboom. Watch below and prepare to be blown away with awesomeness:

First of all, how many poses can Duke Caboom really do? Is he Canada’s only daredevil? How does he style his goatee so perfectly? And why is he so freakin’ cool?

In the teaser, we watch a vintage style advert showcase Duke riding his motorcycle, doing dangerous jumps through hoops, and somehow managing to pose on his ride as he soars through the sky. The trailer then cuts to a child playing with a Duke Caboom toy as she attempts to replicate his famous jumps through a hoop set. We quickly find out, a la typical Toy Story fashion, that these toys can’t do what they’re advertised for. Just like in the original Toy Story, Buzz discovers he can’t really fly but Duke Caboom already seems to know that everything’s all a facade, as he utters the line: “It’s a commercial, it’s not real! I can’t jump that far!” It will definitely be interesting to see how Duke interacts with Buzz, Woody, and the rest of the gang and what role he has in this new adventure. Duke Caboom is also voiced by real life action star Keanu Reeves, so we’re all definitely in for a massive treat.

In addition to the teaser, Pixar also released some stunning new character posters that show Buzz, Woody, and Bo Peep giving their best action hero pose as we near even closer to Toy Story 4‘s June 21st release. It seems like everyone is inspired by Duke…

Can you say, “Caboom?!”

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Toy Story 4’s Incredible Promotions Campaign – From Alaska Airlines to McDonald’s

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Posted by Joanna • May 2, 2019

The advertising for Toy Story 4 is really picking up speed now that we’re entering the final stretch – it comes out in just over a month, and Pixar are making full use of their remaining time to get people talking about the latest Toy Story sequel. Disney and Pixar have invited an amazing total of 14 brands to join in with their promotions campaign.

 

1. Alaska Airlines

In June, Alaska Airlines will be launching a Toy Story-themed plane featuring the film’s main characters. This is becoming a fun theme now – specially-themed planes have now been created for Toy Story, Coco, Incredibles 2.

2. Babybel® and The Laughing Cow®

These snacks will feature Toy Story characters on their packaging for a limited time, celebrating the release of Toy Story 4. In-store promotions are also set to start rolling out, as well as family activities on Adventure4Family.com – participants will have a chance to win prizes and Toy Story 4 exclusives.

3. Best Western® Hotels & Resorts

4. Blue Diamond Almond Breeze®

5. Bounty

Bounty paper towels will be available in a Toy Story 4 print for a limited time – what better way to announce your love for Pixar by giving even your kitchen essentials a Pixar touch?

6. Chrysler Brand

The brand new ‘Chrysler Pacifica’ minivan has a new TV commercial starring the cast of Toy Story 4. Notice how Woody chooses to listen to Radio Disney. Nice. Watch below:

7. The Clorox Brand

8. Danimals®

9. Go RVing

Interestingly, as Toy Story 4 is following a bit of a ‘road trip’ plot, Disney and Pixar have teamed up with Go RVing to inspire people to take RV road trips of their own.

10. JOANN

The craft store JOANN will be holding multiple events and stocking licensed Toy Story 4 craft kits across the US – be on the look-out for Forky craft kits!

11. Juice Juice®

12. Kellogg’s®

In Walmart stores, specially marked boxes of Kellogg’s® cereal will include a free Toy Story 4 window decal. There will be 5 in total to collect. These special boxes will be available from May 10th.

13. McDonald’s

Toy Story 4 Happy Meals! A total of ten Happy Meal toys will be up for collection – collect them all and you’ll be able to create a whole carnival.

14. Ziploc®

 

As if it wasn’t already hard enough not to think about Toy Story 4, all these advertising campaigns will ensure that Pixar’s new movie and its release date (June 21st) will never stray far from the forefront of our minds. Not long to go now. Let us know if you come across any of these special promotions while you’re out and about!

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Woody’s Round-Up – New Merch, And Jessie Joins The Fun At Pixar Pier

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Posted by Joanna • April 29, 2019

Does Toy Story 4 still seem too far away? Luckily, there have been some nice bits of Pixar-related news to help tide us over lately (apologies in advance for tempting you with lots of sweet merchandise).

New Merchandise

It’s not unusual for lots of merchandise to start hitting the shelves in the run-up to a film release. Toy Story products have been cropping up all over the place, but amidst all of this, some other merch has been quietly making the rounds online.

Toy Story 4 Goldfish have recently become available – same great taste, but now you can eat Woody’s and Buzz’s heads. Great! Loungefly have also come out with a line of new purses and bags featuring an adorable Toy Story print. 

It’s also lovely to see a past Pixar short getting some love – Funko Pop have released a new figurine for “Presto”. Alec Azam, the white rabbit and star of the short, looks pretty good with a classic Funko makeover.

You can also now get all three soundtracks for the Pixar SparkShorts “Purl”, “Smash and Grab” and “Kitbull”, which is amazing considering some of the theatrically released shorts from years ago haven’t had soundtrack releases.

Jessie’s Critter Carousel

The brand new ride at Pixar Pier in Disney California Adventure Park is now open! Fittingly, this ride is inspired by Jessie’s gang of animal pals in “Woody’s Round-up” in Toy Story 2.  It’s a lovely twist on a classic carousel – you can choose to ride on anything from a tortoise to a raccoon.

“Toy Story Drop” – Mobile Game Releasing Later This Spring

“Toy Story Drop” is a mobile game that should be available to download onto smartphones soon. It looks like there will be a lot of familiar characters and locations as you make your way through this classic matching puzzle game. You can watch a sneak peek of the game below:

 

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