The following is my review of the Sheriff Woody toy from the new Toy Story Collection, published earlier today on The Pixar Blog:

Made by Thinkway Toys, the deluxe 16″ Woody toy (with stand) is as close to an exact replica of the character from the Toy Story films as possible, produced directly from Pixar’s original data files.

As John Lasseter has pointed out, the quality really is superb; the fabric and stitching on Woody’s clothing especially stands out. You’ll be surprised at the detail when you open the package. The pictures you’ve seen online simply can’t convey that.

The voice recognition feature also works pretty well, but the pull-string is so much more fun for some reason! About that, Woody says a total of fifty different phrases in two different modes.

Honestly, major fun to play with, even if you’re an adult. Doctors should hand these out as antidepressants.

All the toys from the Toy Story Collection (including Buzz, RC, and Rex) are now shipping from the Disney Store online and will be available at your local store soon.


Mike Bastoli has been blogging at The Disney Blog since 2009. Until 2011, he covered Pixar Animation Studios on his own website, The Pixar Blog, which became one of the most popular on the Web dedicated to Pixar news, the New York Times calling it the “definitive unofficial chronicler of the animation powerhouse". In 2011, Mike expanded his coverage to the entire world of feature animation, renaming his site Big Screen Animation. He retired Big Screen Animation in 2014 and is considering future writing opportunities. Besides Disney, Mike is an avid fan of Apple and The Beatles. He resides near Toronto.