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Postby Flik-E » Sat Nov 14, 2009 8:40 am

Pixar really has come a long way since this short, but there's really so much to appreciate about it since it did create the inspiration and concept for Toy Story.

Here's something interesting I just read about regarding this short: there's this guy who works in robotics named Dario Floreano who says that the idea of "uncanny valley" that's been taken seriously by filmmakers in CGI came from audiences responding negatively to how weird the baby seemed in this short. So I guess that means he blames uncanny valley on Tin Toy.
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Postby lord_zedd » Thu Jul 01, 2010 4:39 pm

ha, this is my favorite pixar short, maybe because it was the first short i saw. I think its hilarius, also, I find impresive that this story became toy story 7 years after thar.

PD: isnt that baby going to suffocate?
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Postby IncredigirlVirginia » Thu Jul 01, 2010 4:44 pm

I love this short! I love how the toys all hide from the "cute"baby. Reminds me of how all the insects on A Bug's Life run from the "cute" birds.
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Postby ellie-jessie-eve » Thu Jul 01, 2010 11:00 pm

I like this short because it's timeless. It is enjoyable watching now as it was 15 plus years ago. My sister and I watched it a while back and we thought it was hilarious! The baby is so creepy though!
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Postby oreo-94 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 7:47 pm

Has anyone heard about the new vinyl tin toy figure that was created? Only 500 are being made! I think I heard they were selling for $90
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Postby KayJayBee » Thu Jul 29, 2010 2:02 am

Yes, they were available at Comic-Con for $90. I got one before they sold out (yep, they were selling out there). Trust me, it's WELL worth the price. The box is 100% accurate--well, the pattern on the top of the box is different, but that doesn't ruin it.

I don't know where or how they're going to sell them now that Comic-Con's over, but if you ever get the chance to get one, DON'T PASS IT UP.

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Postby ZacB » Sat Jul 31, 2010 3:10 pm

I love this short, I feel really bad for the Tin Toy but the bit at the end was funny. The baby creeps me out though, its like sort of Andy when he was a baby with all his toys... but he's called Billy... and he has a different bedroom and toys and everything :P
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Postby Banafishbones » Sun Aug 01, 2010 2:18 pm

I adore this short - one of my favourites. The ending is a bit weird, but I love Tinny and I would kill to get one of those models. Is it too late to give him a feature length film?
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Postby Carol » Mon Aug 02, 2010 12:50 am

This is an amazing short considering that the baby was the first ever CGI babies.

And not to mention this short gets you thinking. "Oh, so that's why my toys end up missing."
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Postby Geoff-uk1234 » Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:50 pm

It's a cute little short film and deserved the Oscar it won. The baby does move around very oddly though and it's nappy does look a bit oversized. Then again, it was 1988. :P
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Postby azzstar » Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:21 am

Although the baby looked odd, the Short was classic. I just hope Pixar one day gets round to release a Tin Toys Christmas, but with more up-to-date rendering and modelling. It just deserves it for being the inspiration for Toy story, heck why not even do a story revolving around "Tin Toy meets Toy Story". I think it would be great, just needs a good story though.
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Postby Snipe » Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:17 am

"Tin Toy meets Toy Story"

Hey, you know that's not a bad idea! They really should do that! :D
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Postby Zenoah » Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:04 pm

Sorry to the fans of this one, but it scared me and Im in my 20's.
I guess it was the baby really that spooked me...

I saw a bit of a Tin Toy reff in Toy Story at the end.
I dont want to spoil it but hopefully you all know what Im speaking of.
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Re: Tin Toy!

Postby definedancing » Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:20 pm

I love Tin Toy, no matter how creepy the baby looks :mrgreen:
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Re: Tin Toy!

Postby Reaper052 » Sat Mar 12, 2011 1:19 am

definedancing wrote:I love Tin Toy, no matter how creepy the baby looks :mrgreen:


The creepy baby adds to the overall appeal I think, its just that terrifying.
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