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''Disney Infinity'' was an ActionAdventure PlatformGame series that ran from 2013 to 2016. The series, inspired by ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3: The Video Game''[='=]s Toy Box mode, was made by Avalanche Software[[note]]with assistance from several other developers; also, not to be confused with Creator/AvalancheStudios[[/note]] and published by Creator/DisneyInteractiveStudios. Taking a page from ''VideoGame/{{Skylanders}}'', the game used figures of Disney characters to unlock content. The idea was that players are literally playing with virtual toys of Disney characters, and while certain characters can enter themed "Play Sets" based on the movies they come from, the Toy Box mode allows players to take their toys and play any way they want thanks to a deep LevelEditor.

[[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters Many Disney characters]], from [[WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas Jack Skellington]] to Disney/WreckItRalph and various others from Creator/{{Pixar}}, Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon, live-action Disney movies, non-canon Disney animated movies, and [[Creator/DisneyChannel Disney's television series]], are in ''Infinity''. The first game was released for UsefulNotes/{{Wii}}, UsefulNotes/PlayStation3, and UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}}, while the UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS received a version called ''[[MinigameGame Toy Box Challenge]]'' complete with its own smaller base.

The second game, titled ''Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes'' (also called ''Disney Infinity 2.0''), was released on September 23, 2014, adding characters and play sets from the ''Franchise/MarvelUniverse'' franchise, as well as a slew of new features including {{Skill Tree}}s. It was first released for [=PlayStation=] 3, UsefulNotes/PlayStation4, Xbox 360, UsefulNotes/XboxOne, and UsefulNotes/WiiU, and later released for UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation Vita}} with a smaller base similar to that of the 3DS base.

The third and last game, ''Disney Infinity 3.0'', was released in August 2015, introducing the ''Franchise/StarWars'' universe to the game. This was also the first version of the game to support downloadable updates, as Disney Interactive seemed to focus on expanding and supporting the ''3.0'' platform for some time instead of upgrading to a "''4.0 Edition''". It was released for all the same platforms as ''2.0'' except for the PS Vita. It was also later released with the Apple TV, which had its own digital version of the game complete with its own unique base.

There are also various digital versions of the game released for PC, UsefulNotes/{{iOS|Games}}, and UsefulNotes/{{Android|Games}}. They're not compatible with the ''Disney Infinity'' base, instead giving players the option to buy digital figures and power tokens, [[FridgeLogic which would seem like it's kinda missing the point of buying physical figurines in the first place]]. Thankfully, most physical ''Disney Infinity'' figures, play sets, and all Toy Box Expansion Games come with a web code that gives you the digital version for free,[[note]]The ''Marvel Battlegrounds'' Play Set and ComicBook/TheVision, ComicBook/AntMan, and ComicBook/BlackPanther figures come with web code cards, but because none of these are in the digital versions, redeeming them are practically pointless. The [[Disney/TheJungleBook Baloo]] figure also comes with a card, but among the digital versions, he's mobile-only. The ''Film/AliceThroughTheLookingGlass'' figures and ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory'' Play Set and figures completely dropped the web code cards, becoming console-only.[[/note]] and using the hexagonal power discs in the console versions also unlock them in the digital versions as well. Most of the various PC versions are free-to-play, with a rotating selection of trial characters every five days.[[note]]Three characters in ''2.0'', also three in ''3.0'' with the ability to gain two bonus trial characters by completing quests.[[/note]] If you're interested, you can download them from the Windows Store (1.0 Toy Box [[https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/apps/disney-infinity-toy-box/9wzdncrdcv5k here]], ''2.0'' [[https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/apps/disney-infinity-20-play-without-limits/9nblgggztspn here]], and ''3.0'' [[https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/apps/disney-infinity-30/9nblggh39h1m here]]; Windows 8 or above required for the first two, ''3.0'' is Windows 10 only), UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} (''2.0'' [[http://store.steampowered.com/app/321860/ here]] [costs money] and ''3.0'' [[http://store.steampowered.com/app/361640/ here]] [free-to-play]), or the [[https://infinity.disney.com/pc-game Disney Infinity website]] (currently ''3.0'' only). A special sidenote; each PC release tracks their ''own separate stats'' for the second and third games on the ''Disney Infinity'' website. That means there are different stats for the standalone PC games downloaded from the ''Disney Infinity'' website, the Steam release of ''3.0'' (don't ask why ''2.0'' on Steam isn't tracked), and the Windows Store releases of ''2.0'' (under Windows 8) and ''3.0'' (under Windows 10).

After the digital ''3.0'' versions [[http://gameranx.com/updates/id/44545/article/disney-evaluating-pc-strategy-for-disney-infinity-no-new-content-for-2016/ failed to receive]] [[http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2016/03/disney-infinity-and-the-death-of-apple-tvs-gaming-ambitions/ some of the later-released content,]] it was announced on May 10, 2016 that ''Disney Infinity'' [[http://infinityinquirer.com/2016/05/10/disney-infinity-officially-no-ceasing-operations-june/ would cease production by the following month,]] as it was just costing too much money to keep the series and figures rolling. As part of the end of the franchise, [[CreatorKiller Disney Interactive Studios had its publishing unit shut down]], relegating it to a licensing unit for Disney's properties, and developer Avalanche Software closed. The company has laid out their end-of-life plans on July 29, 2016, which can be viewed [[https://infinity.disney.com/closing here.]][[note]]Long story short, the home and handheld console versions of all games and the Steam versions of ''2.0'' and ''3.0'' will still function, but will lose online functionality. The mobile and standalone PC versions of all games will be rendered unplayable on September 30, 2016, with the Apple TV version of ''3.0'' removed from the App Store and the Disney Infinity team no longer accepting submissions for Toy Box uploads on the same date. The Windows Store versions of all games and the Apple TV version of ''3.0'' will be rendered unplayable on March 3, 2017, the day which all remaining online services for the game will be disabled.[[/note]]

There are [[Characters/DisneyInfinity Character sheets]] that, despite this franchise's end, still [[NeedsWikiMagicLove Need Wiki Magic Love]].

[[folder:Playable Characters]]
''(series with accompanying Play Sets are marked with a labelnote asterisk)''

!!1.0 characters:
* Mr. and Mrs. Incredible, Violet, Dash, and Syndrome from ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles''[[labelnote:*]]''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Incredibles]]'' Play Set on the starter pack play set piece; Mr. Incredible included in the original starter pack.[[/labelnote]]
* [[WesternAnimation/MonstersInc James P. "Sulley" Sullivan, Mike Wazowski, and Randall "Randy" Boggs]] from ''WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity''[[labelnote:*]]''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Monsters University]]'' Play Set on the starter pack play set piece; Sulley included in the original starter pack.[[/labelnote]]
* Captain Jack Sparrow, Hector Barbossa, and Davy Jones from ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''[[labelnote:*]]''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Pirates of the Caribbean]]'' Play Set on the starter pack play set piece; Jack Sparrow included in the original starter pack.[[/labelnote]]
* Lightning [=McQueen=], Tow Mater, Holley Shiftwell, and Francesco Bernoulli from ''Franchise/{{Cars}}''[[labelnote:*]]''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Cars]]'' Play Set; Holley and [=McQueen=] included with play set piece.[[/labelnote]]
* The Lone Ranger and Tonto from ''Film/TheLoneRanger''[[labelnote:*]]''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Lone Ranger]]'' Play Set; both characters included with play set piece.[[/labelnote]]
* Buzz Lightyear, Sheriff Woody, and Jessie from ''Franchise/ToyStory''[[labelnote:*]]''Toy Story [[RecycledInSpace in Space]]'' Play Set; Buzz and Jessie included with play set piece.[[/labelnote]]
* [[Disney/{{Fantasia}} Sorcerer's Apprentice]] Disney/MickeyMouse
* Jack Skellington from ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas''
* Wreck-It Ralph and Vanellope von Schweetz from ''Disney/WreckItRalph''
* Phineas Flynn and Agent P (a.k.a. Perry the Platypus) from ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''
* Rapunzel from ''Disney/{{Tangled}}''
* Anna and Elsa from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''

!!''2.0''/''Marvel Super Heroes'' characters:
* ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, ComicBook/IronMan, [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]], [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk The Hulk]], ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}}, ComicBook/BlackWidow, Comicbook/{{Loki}}, and ComicBook/TheFalcon from ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble''[[labelnote:*]]''Marvel's [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Avengers]]'' Play Set; Iron Man and Black Widow included with play set piece, with both figures and play set piece also included along with Thor in ''Marvel Super Heroes'' starter pack. Thor (and to an extent, Loki) are also affiliated with the Toy Box Game, ''[[TowerDefense Assault on Asgard]]'', which otherwise accepts all ''2.0'' Marvel characters.[[/labelnote]]
* ComicBook/SpiderMan (regular and [[ComicBook/{{Venom}} Black Suit]] variants), ComicBook/{{Venom}}, ComicBook/NickFury, ComicBook/{{Nova}}, [[ComicBook/ImmortalIronFist Iron Fist]], and [[ComicBook/NormanOsborn Green Goblin]] from ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan''[[labelnote:*]]''Marvel's Spider-Man'' Play Set; Spider-Man and Nova included with play set piece. Black Suit Spider-Man and play set piece are included in the [=PlayStation=] Vita starter pack, although Black Suit Spidey later received an individual release for ''3.0'', affiliated with the ''Marvel Battlegrounds'' Play Set.[[/labelnote]]
* Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer, Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Ronan the Accuser, and Yondu from ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy''[[labelnote:*]]''Marvel's [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Guardians of the Galaxy]]'' Play Set; Star-Lord and Gamora included with play set piece. Characters are also affiliated with the Toy Box Game, ''[[DungeonCrawler Escape from the Kyln]]'', which otherwise accepts all ''2.0'' Marvel characters.[[/labelnote]]
* WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck
* [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Maleficent]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin from]] ''Film/{{Maleficent}}''
* Merida from ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}''[[note]]Included in Toy Box starter pack and affiliated with the Toy Box Game, ''[[DungeonCrawler Brave Forest Siege]]'', which otherwise accepts all 1.0 and ''2.0'' Disney Originals characters.[[/note]]
* Stitch from ''Disney/LiloAndStitch''[[note]]Included in Toy Box starter pack and affiliated with the Toy Box Game, ''[[TowerDefense Stitch's Tropical Rescue]]'', which otherwise accepts all 1.0 and ''2.0'' Disney Originals characters.[[/note]]
* [[Disney/PeterPan Tinker Bell]] from ''Franchise/DisneyFairies''
* Aladdin and Jasmine from ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}''
* Hiro Hamada and Baymax from ''Disney/BigHero6''

!!''3.0'' characters:
!!!On-disc:
* Anakin Skywalker, Ahsoka Tano, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Maul and Yoda from ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' ([[Film/ThePhantomMenace and]] [[Film/AttackOfTheClones Prequel]] [[Film/RevengeOfTheSith Trilogy]])[[labelnote:*]]''Star Wars: Twilight of the Republic'' Play Set; Anakin and Ahsoka included with play set piece, either as standalone or in the ''3.0'' starter pack.[[/labelnote]]
* Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia Organa, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Darth Vader, and Boba Fett from ''Franchise/StarWars'' ([[Film/ANewHope Origin]][[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack al Tri]][[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi logy]])[[labelnote:*]]''Star Wars: Rise Against the Empire'' Play Set; Luke and Leia included with play set piece.[[/labelnote]]
* Finn, Rey, Poe Dameron and Kylo Ren from ''Star Wars: Film/TheForceAwakens''[[labelnote:*]]''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Star Wars: The Force Awakens]]'' Play Set; Finn and Rey included with play set piece.[[/labelnote]]
* Ezra Bridger, Kanan Jarrus, Sabine Wren, and Zeb Orrelios from ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels''
* Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger and Disgust from ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut''[[labelnote:*]]''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Inside Out]]'' Play Set; Joy and Anger included with play set piece.[[/labelnote]]
* Disney/MickeyMouse (regular version) and WesternAnimation/MinnieMouse
* Hulkbuster Iron Man and ComicBook/{{Ultron}} from ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron''
* Sam Flynn and Quorra from ''Film/TronLegacy''[[note]]Were playable in PC and mobile versions of ''2.0'', but had no physical figures.[[/note]]
* Mulan [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin from]] ''Disney/{{Mulan}}''
* Olaf from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''
* Spot from ''WesternAnimation/TheGoodDinosaur''
* Nick Wilde and Judy Hopps from ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}''
!!!Update required:[[note]]These characters and play sets are not playable in the discontinued digital versions of the game, with the exception of Baloo being playable in the (soon-to-be-disabled) mobile version.[[/note]]
* Captain America - The First Avenger, ComicBook/BlackPanther, ComicBook/AntMan, and ComicBook/TheVision from ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar''[[labelnote:*]]''Marvel Battlegrounds'' Play Set; Captain America -- The First Avenger included with play set piece.[[/labelnote]]
* Baloo from ''Disney/TheJungleBook''
* [[Film/AliceInWonderland2010 Alice, the Mad Hatter]], and Time from ''Film/AliceThroughTheLookingGlass''
* [[WesternAnimation/FindingNemo Nemo and Dory]] from ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory''[[labelnote:*]]''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Finding Dory]]'' play set; Dory included with play set piece.[[/labelnote]]
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!!Tropes:

* AdaptationalBadass: While Hiro fights in ''Disney/BigHero6'', he needs the help of Baymax to do so. In this game, to compensate for being a solo playable character, he instead uses the Microbots he invented in the film in an offensive capacity.
* AdaptationDistillation: Some of the Marvel heroes sport their costumes from the comic and animated continuities, but have the backstories and characterizations of their Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse counterparts.
** For instance, ComicBook/TheFalcon looks exactly like he does in ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble'', but has the exact same backstory (a former Pararescue veteran who uses the EXO-7 Falcon suit) as he does in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier''.
* AdaptedOut: Maz Kanata, Captain Phasma, and General Hux all get this treatment in ''The Force Awakens'' Play Set.
* AlternateCompanyEquivalent:
** To ''VideoGame/{{Skylanders}}'', as a family-friendly sandbox game that uses NFC figures to summon characters in-game.
** Also to Nintendo's ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'', as a crossover game starring characters from each company's respective franchises, where the characters are depicted as LivingToys[[note]]although ''Smash'' handles this in a different and more subtle manner[[/note]] and can be summoned in-game using NFC figures (Toys/{{amiibo}} in Nintendo's case).
* AlternateContinuity: ''The Incredibles'' playset is set in a Metroville where Syndrome did ''not'' kidnap Jack-Jack and simply sent more of his robots on the city.
** Likewise, the ''Monsters University'' playset is set in a continuity where [[spoiler: Mike and Sulley weren't expelled from campus.]]
** The ''Pirates'' playset takes in a continuity with trace elements of the second and third movies.
* {{Animorphism}}: Using the "Crow Wing Pack" (which is unlocked in the ''Lone Ranger'' Play Set) will transform your character into a crow and allow them to fly.
* AnthropomorphicFood: The ''Inside Out'' Play Set has evil broccoli as one of the enemies.
* ApologeticAttacker: Several characters such as Rapunzel and Phineas will usually say "I'm sorry!" while fighting enemies.
* ArtShift: All characters are modified from their original versions to fit a unified Infinity art style. Justified as they're not the actual characters, they're ''toys of'' the actual characters.
* AscendedExtra:
** In ''WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity'', Fear Tech doesn't have much of a presence. Aside from a few scenes and a moment with Archie the Scare Pig, Fear Tech's mascot, the movie focuses more on Mike and Sulley putting Oozma Kappa into shape for the Scare Games. In ''Disney Infinity'', however, students of Fear Tech go out of their way to prank the students of Monsters University and making their lives miserable.
** In the ''Guardians'' playset, Cosmo the former USSR Cosmonaut Dog from the comics and a cameo from the ''Guardians'' film makes a full appearance in the game as a supporting character.
** Ant-Man was a Team-Up summon in ''2.0'' but is playable in ''3.0''.
* BadassAdorable:
** [[Disney/LiloAndStitch Stitch]], the super-strong alien who's also cute and fluffy. (Well, he's not fluffy here, but he's still cute nonetheless.)
** Judy Hopps from ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' due to having the ability to kick and short enemies with a pistol/gun.
* BadassBoast: When he is killed and instantly regenerated, [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Davy Jones]] will shout:
-->'''Davy Jones:''' You can't kill Davy Jones like that!
* BalloonBelly: ''3.0'' features a "WALL-E Hover Chair" vehicle that, when jumped into, will cause the character to inflate and become much like the Axiom passengers from the movie.
* BattleCouple: Mr. and Mrs. Incredible, Buzz and Jessie, Aladdin and Jasmine, Han and Leia, Mickey and Minnie, Sam and Quorra, Black Widow and Hulk/Captain America/Hawkeye/Winter Soldier teamup disc
* BigBad: Every play set except ''Monsters University'' seems to have one, and they're frequently available as player characters. This doesn't change the storyline, though, so you can play as Syndrome and battle NPC Syndrome's forces or play as Davy Jones and fight your NPC doppleganger's crew.
* BigHeadMode: For certain characters, getting hit by a "Glow Urchin" will result in their heads swelling up dramatically.
* BraggingRightsReward: Each game has an "Ultimate Unlock" for getting [[OneHundredPercentCompletion 100% Figures]][[note]]Baloo and the ''Alice'' and ''Finding Nemo/Dory'' characters not counted for 3.0.[[/note]]: in order, [[spoiler: [[Franchise/StarWars a lightsaber, a landspeeder,]] and [[Franchise/KingdomHearts a Keyblade]]]]. Now, think about ''exactly'' how much money that will cost...
* BroadStrokes: Some Play Sets, like ''Guardians of the Galaxy'', ''Star Wars: Rise Against the Empire'', and ''The Force Awakens'' are loose retellings of their movies.
** ''Star Wars: Twilight of the Republic'' is mostly based on the ''Clone Wars'' TV show, but includes Darth Maul as he appeared in ''The Phantom Menace'' since he's more familiar to most people that way.
* ButtMonkey: Donald in trailers and the "Disney Treasure Hunt" opening level to ''2.0''.
* CanonForeigner: The Collection Robots made for the ''Stitch's Tropical Rescue'' Toy Box Game in ''2.0''. They've never appeared in any of the ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' [[WesternAnimation/StitchTheMovie mo]][[Disney/LiloAndStitch2StitchHasAGlitch vi]][[WesternAnimation/LeroyAndStitch es]] or [[WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries television]] [[Anime/{{Stitch}} series]].
* CanonImmigrant: Played with. This game is not canon with any of the films, but Ralph's Wrecking Truck from ''[[VideoGame/SegaSuperstars Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed]]'' appears in this game.
* CombiningMecha: Rocket Raccoon with Groot, and Hiro with Baymax.
* CompositeCharacter: In the game, Maleficent carries her [[Film/{{Maleficent}} film appearance]] but from trailers, acts much like her [[Disney/SleepingBeauty classic personality]].
** A feature of the game is using a certain power disk to turn characters into other incarnations of themselves, among these characters are Donald Duck (who is shown in his musketeer outfit) and Falcon (who changes from his classic to his cinematic universe uniform).
* CompressedAdaptation: The "Rise Against the Empire" storyline of ''3.0'' is an abridged retelling of the entire ''Franchise/StarWars'' Original Trilogy where Luke, Han and Leia are together from start to finish, meaning some of them appear in scenes before any of them meet or where at least one of them is alone (e.g., Leia meets Obi-Wan in person, Han and Leia accompany Luke in confronting Darth Vader and the Emperor). It also cuts out entire areas such as Cloud City and Jabba's Palace, which leads to changes like [[LukeIAmYourFather Vader revealing his lineage]] on Hoth and Lando already being a member of the Rebellion from the start.
* ContinueYourMissionDammit: In Play Sets, characters will often give you reminders of your current objective.
* CutenessProximity: What kicks off the "Stitch's Tropical Rescue" Toy Box Game in ''2.0'' was Pleakley telling his superiors in the United Galactic Federation that if you were to see an adorable duckling, you would "literally die". This doesn't happen in the game of course, but it prompts the Federation to send out robots to collect them, forcing the player to defend the ducklings.
* DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist: Your character is simply magically reassembled on the spot, unless there are checkpoints in the level.
** {{Averted}} in ''2.0'' where when your hero dies, you either need to place a new hero on the base, or restart the mission. Akin to ''VideoGame/{{Skylanders}}''.
* DevelopersForesight: If you happen to put Jack Skellington on ComicBook/GhostRider's bike, [[http://i637.photobucket.com/albums/uu100/zrowngctr/Games/DI/Gameplay/HotRiderJackRS_zpsikqrem4y.png Jack's head will become aflame]] like that of the Ghost Rider himself.
* DoppelgangerCrossover:
** The game can have [[Creator/JohnnyDepp Capt. Jack Sparrow, Tonto, and the Mad Hatter]] together in the Toy Box. The first two are featured in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcQJ4Z28pQc this 1.0 trailer]].
** As of 3.0, you can have [[Creator/SamuelLJackson Nick Fury and Mace Windu]] fight together (the former is playable, the latter is summoned by a "Team-Up" Power Disc). Now if only Frozone would show up...
* DoubleJump: Characters can do this.
* EarlyBirdCameo: ''3.0'''s first major update for DLC content included ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' content (Ant-Man's updated costume and Black Panther) and Time from ''Alice: Through the Looking Glass'' as a Toy Box boss well ahead of either movie's release (and before ''Alice'' was even announced as coming to ''Infinity'', much less its toys' release).
* EasterEgg: [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Walt Disney World]] uses the new "[=MagicBand=]" RFID system, [[http://disneyinfinity.wikia.com/wiki/Disney_Parks_Magic_Band and it unlocks special content when scanned]] in ''Infinity''. 1.0 unlocked a toy that made a dragon appear, ''2.0'' unlocked the Clock Tower from it's a small world, and ''3.0'' unlocked the Partners statue--the bronze statue of Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse holding hands. Likewise, ''3.0'' also adds several toys that can only be unlocked with Disney Cruise Line's similar Oceanneer Band. Fair warning to mobile and PC players, you need to scan them on a console version's base to use them digitally.
* FamilyFriendlyFirearms: Especially noticeable in ''The Lone Ranger'' content, where the guns are modified to have different sound effects and orange caps on their muzzles to resemble cap guns rather than real ones. Justified as all the characters and firearms are toys.
** Black Widow uses laser guns in 2.0, something she rarely (if ever) does in the comics, and certainly not in the movies.
* FreezeFrameBonus: Stitch, Merida, and Maleficent appear in the ''2.0'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1P3b4YU8so trailer]] as Captain America's shield bounces around; as teases for their own inclusion in the game.
* FurryConfusion: In one of the trailers, Mater tries to strike up a conversation with a non-anthropomorphic vehicle.
* GameplayRoulette: Most Play Sets focus on a different game genre; for instance in 1.0, ''The Incredibles'' is primarily a beat-em-up while ''Cars'' focuses on racing, ''Monsters University'' is a third-person stealth shooter, and ''Pirates'' is an exploration game with ship-to-ship combat. ''3.0''[='s=] ''Marvel Battlegrounds'' Set is a ''VideoGame/PowerStone''-style arena brawler.
* GenreBusting: The game has many, many, ''many'' different and interesting playstyles, ranging from stealth gameplay to swash-buckling BeatEmUp to a Superhero WideOpenSandbox. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oC5ptkg8DSk The E3 Trailer]] seems to highlight this trope just as much as parody it.
* GrindBoots: Characters can grind along rail paths (customizable in the Toy Box), and can jump or turn around on them.
* GroundPound: Several characters, including the non-''Cars'' ones released with 1.0, can do this.
* GunshipRescue: The Army Helicopter [[MacrossMissileMassacre doles]] [[GatlingGood these]] [[MoreDakka out]]; even more so if you're in multiplayer and one of you is pinned down. A bonus is that the chopper can take [[LightningBruiser massive damage and keep flying]] and can even destroy enemies simply by [[RammingAlwaysWorks ramming them]]. Alas, it is only available in the Toy Box.
* HeavyVoice: If a character gets hit by a "Glow Urchin" (which causes either their head or their body to swell up), their voice will temporarily deepen (though this aspect was later removed in ''3.0'').
* HeliumSpeech: The shrinking goo from ''1.0'' will give the character a very high-pitched voice.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Nick Wilde wields a giant popsicle as a weapon.
* LateArrivalSpoiler:
** Tends to be [[DefiedTrope defied]] with the Play Sets, outside of the most ItWasHisSled of moments. (Such as Syndrome in ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles''.) However, the ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory'' Play Set plays it straight, as it takes place after the events of the movie [[spoiler: and thus shows Hank, Destiny, and Bailey already in the ocean in Nemo's neighborhood; spoiling the end result of Hank's character development from the movie in particular.]]
** One of the ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' Power Discs is one that enables Nick Wilde to [[spoiler: wear his police outfit that he gets at the very end of the movie when he joins the Zootopia police force]].
* LeftHanging: In light of the games ceasing production, [[spoiler: the SequelHook at the end of Marvel Battlegrounds featuring Thanos]] is now an example of this.
* LeParkour: There are a lot of movement options, which includes grabbing onto windowsills and pipes.
* LevelEditor: One of the game's major selling points.
* LivingToys: All characters in ''Infinity'' are toy versions of themselves. They even have limb and waist joints in their 3D models and break apart upon defeat.
* MacGuffin: The Kraken's Bane in the ''Pirates'' play set, a toy which can keep the Kraken at bay. You WILL have to use this to beat Davy Jones.
* MerchandiseDriven: The series was part of the "toys-to-life" game genre.
* {{Mooks}}: They seem to differ between different worlds, as they should. Davy Jones' crew members for ''Pirates of the Caribbean'', Monsters from Fear Tech for ''Monsters University'', Syndrome's Omindroids for ''The Incredibles'', Emperor Zurg's Zurgbots for ''Toy Story'', members of the Cavendish Gang for ''The Lone Ranger'', Frost Giants for ''The Avengers'', symbiotes for ''Spider-Man'', Sakarans for ''Guardians of the Galaxy'', and Stormtroopers for ''Star Wars'', depending on the generation.
* MultiPlatform:
** One of the few current non-sports game series to be simultaneously developed and released on seventh- and eighth-gen consoles, PC, and (except for play sets) mobile. Also, the [=PlayStation=] Vita got a full version of the second game (minus one round space on its base for obvious reasons) and the Apple TV set-top box got a full version of the third game with its own unique full-sized, black-colored base, with its starter pack bundling a Bluetooth controller. The only exception was the Nintendo 3DS version of the first game, called ''Toy Box Challenge'' on the platform.
** The Wii, Wii U, [=PS3=], and [=PS4=] all use the same base, allowing for cross-platform use with them and preventing players from having to buy whole new starter packs.[[note]]The 3DS and PS Vita use their own smaller bases, the Apple TV's base is different, and the digital versions on mobile and PC do not use any base. As for Xbox, the Xbox One requires its own base as it is not backward-compatible with Xbox 360 accessories.[[/note]]
* MutagenicGoo: The first game features goo that when stepped in will change your character's size. Green goo causes them to get bigger, while pink goo will shrink them. It is featured prominently in the Toy Story playset.
* MyFutureSelfAndMe: Darth Vader is playable in the ''Twilight of the Republic'' playset alongside his younger self, and Anakin is playable in the ''Rise Against the Empire'' playset.
** Black Suit Spider-man and Venom can be in the ''Spider-man'' playset together, even though they include the same Venom symbiote at different times in its life.
* MythologyGag:
** Part of the ''Pirates'' Play Set is modeled after the Disneyland ride.
** Mater's song in the "Unexpected Pairings" trailer seems to be one to ''Heavy Metal Mater''.
** At the end of the tutorial, Mickey throws you above the castle. The way the castle pans across the the sky and castle after that is reminiscent of the current [[VanityPlate Disney movie logo]], complete with the word "Disney" appearing at the end.
** In his trailer, WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck is [[DropTheHammer associated with a hammer.]] The same hammer he wielded 23 years before in the Master System game ''VideoGame/TheLuckyDimeCaper''.
** In Aladdin and Jasmine's trailer, the two share a moment together, only for Stitch to fly by on a Recognizer and ruin the moment. This is similar to the trailers for ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' where Stitch would hijack into a scene from a previous Disney animated film, and ''Aladdin'' was one of them.
* NotMeThisTime: The storyline of the ''Twilight of the Republic'' playset opens with the heroes leading an attack on Geonosis to shut down a battle droid factory that is presumably being run by General Grievous. When they finally confront Grievous, however, he reveals that he's not the one who activated the factory. [[spoiler:In the end, it turns out that Darth Maul was the one who activated the factory as part of his scheme to destroy both the Republic and Confederacy]].
* OldSaveBonus: Discs and characters from earlier revisions can be used in later ones; playsets are ''not'' backward compatible this way, but you can still scan their figures to unlock their relevant Toy Box items.
* OneSteveLimit: Averted with Jack Sparrow and Jack Skellington, Sam Flynn and Phineas Flynn, and Nick Fury and Nick Wilde. If you're willing to get into the real names of heroes that other wise go by codenames, there are three Sams (Flynn, Alexander (Nova), and Wilson (Falcon)) and two Peters (Parker (Spider-Man) and Quill (Star-Lord))
* PinballProjectile: The Lone Ranger's six-shooter can fire bullets that ricochet off of metal objects. Tonto's tomahawk axe also works like this.
* PowerMakesYourVoiceDeep: In 1.0, the characters' voices get much deeper whenever they step in the growing goo.
* ProductPlacement: The games tend to have a share of its characters and Play Sets come from movies released the same year:
** In the original game, it was ''Monsters University'', ''The Lone Ranger'', and ''Frozen''.
** For ''2.0'', it's ''Maleficent'', ''Guardians of the Galaxy'', and ''Big Hero 6''.
** ''3.0'' has many more thanks to ramping up the number of new characters: ''The Force Awakens'', ''Age of Ultron'', ''Captain America: Civil War'', ''Inside Out'', ''The Good Dinosaur'', ''Zootopia'', ''Alice'', and ''Finding Dory''. ''The Jungle Book'' can also qualify, even though ''Infinity'' uses the version of Baloo from the 1967 movie instead of the 2016 remake.
** It gets worse. ''Every'' planned playset for 4.0 was to be related to an upcoming film.
* RecycledInSpace: The ''Toy Story In Space'' Play Set.
* ReferenceOverdosed: This game covers a lot of Disney property, and it looks like the list will continue to grow. Outside of known playable characters, non-character toys, in-game locations and prestige titles reference ''WesternAnimation/{{Frankenweenie}}'', ''Franchise/TheMuppets'', ''Disney/AliceInWonderland'', ''WesternAnimation/{{DuckTales}}'', even obscure works like ''Disney/TheAdventuresOfIchabodAndMrToad'' and ''Film/{{Condorman}}'' and those on the far edges of the Disney family like Creator/{{ESPN}}.
* ReformulatedGame: The 3DS game is a MinigameGame, without any of the console game's LevelEditor stuff.
* RequiredPartyMember: "Play Set" levels generally can only be played with characters from that specific world - for instance, Mr. Incredible can't be used in a ''Pirates'' Play Set, and pirates in turn can't enter Monsters University. This rule has been relaxed in later games' Marvel and ''Star Wars'' sets; the ''2.0'' Marvel sets allow players to unlock access for a few characters from other sets,[[note]]The Hulk can enter the ''Spider-Man'' set, Rocket Raccoon can visit the Avengers, and Iron Man and Nova can be used in all three.[[/note]] 3.0's ''Star Wars'' sets can be unlocked for ''all'' other ''Star Wars'' characters, and its ''Marvel Battlegrounds'' set is open to all Marvel characters by default.
* RevenueEnhancingDevices:
** In addition to character figures and Play Sets, Disney released "Power Discs" in two varieties: round ones provide {{Status Buff}}s and gear for playable characters and hexagonal ones add Toy Box customization options. The discs were even packaged in random assortments like trading cards during 1.0 and ''2.0''.
** There are also variant figures of some characters: translucent-white "Crystal" versions of some 1.0 characters, Black Suit Spider-Man, and "Light FX" Jedi and Sith whose lightsabers can glow.
** Had the series gone on, several characters (including Buzz, Elsa, the Hulk, and Jack Skellington) would have received twelve-inch tall super-sized versions of themselves that would have had more detail, lit up, and played differently than their normal-sized counterparts in-game.
* RewardingVandalism: Destroying objects in the game allows you to get sparks to get experience for your character and the coins to buy more toys.
* RoleReprisal:
** Several actors from ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'' reprise their roles, including those for Mr. Incredible, Violet, and Syndrome.
** In terms of Toy Box-only characters, the actors for Jack Skellington, Rapunzel, Vanellope, Anna, Elsa, Phineas, Stitch, Aladdin, Jasmine, Mulan, Olaf, Spot, Nick Wilde and Judy Hopps reprise their roles.
** Creator/SamuelLJackson voices ComicBook/NickFury, the character he portrays in the ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'', while Creator/JKSimmons reprises his role as J. Jonah Jameson from the ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy''. To no one's surprise, there's also Creator/FredTatasciore as [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk the Hulk]]. Creator/AdrianPasdar reprises his role as the ''Anime/IronMan'' anime as the titular [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony Stark]].
** From ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' in addition to the Hulk and Jameson: Creator/JenniferHale as [[ComicBook/MsMarvel Captain Marvel]], Creator/ColleenOShaughnessey as ComicBook/TheWasp and Creator/DrakeBell as Franchise/SpiderMan[[note]]Infamously, both Bell and Simmons redubbed Creator/JoshKeaton and Creator/DaranNorris as respectively Spidey and Jonah, who originally reprised the roles from ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan''[[/note]]. ''3.0'' also sees James C. Mathis, III return as ComicBook/BlackPanther.
** From ''VideoGame/SuperHeroSquadOnline'': Creator/TaraStrong as Black Cat.
** The recent Marvel shows (''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'', ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble'', and ''WesternAnimation/HulkAndTheAgentsOfSMASH'') in addition to Spider-Man, Jameson, Iron Man, and the Hulk: Creator/RogerCraigSmith as ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, Creator/TravisWillingham as [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]], Creator/TroyBaker as ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} and Loki, Creator/LauraBailey as ComicBook/BlackWidow, Bumper Robinson as ComicBook/TheFalcon, Creator/DavidKaye as J.A.R.V.I.S., Ogie Banks as [[ComicBook/LukeCageHeroForHire Power Man]], Creator/GregCipes as [[ComicBook/ImmortalIronFist Iron Fist]], Logan Miller as ComicBook/{{Nova}}, Creator/TomKenny as ComicBook/DoctorOctopus, Matt Lanter as Venom, Creator/ChrisCox as Star-Lord, Creator/NikaFutterman as Gamora, Creator/DavidSobolov as Drax the Destroyer, Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson as Groot, James C. Mathis III as Ronan the Accuser, and Creator/JeffBennett as the Collector. ''3.0'' also sees Creator/JimMeskimen and Creator/GrantGeorge reprise the respective roles of ComicBook/{{Ultron}} and ComicBook/AntMan.
** From ''Disney/BigHero6'': Ryan Potter as Hiro Hamada and Scott Adsit as Baymax.
** From ''VideoGame/MarvelHeroes'' in addition to Spider-Man[[note]]normal Spidey, anyway; symboite Spidey ComicBook/SuperiorSpiderMan are voiced by Christopher Daniel Barnes[[/note]] and the Hulk: Creator/NolanNorth as Rocket Raccoon[[note]]albeit, a costume based on Rocket's ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' appearance; Creator/SteveBlum voiced Rocket in his default costume[[/note]].
** From ''VideoGame/SpiderManShatteredDimensions'': Creator/DavidKaye as Mysterio.
** From ''[[VideoGame/LEGOAdaptationGame LEGO Marvel Super Heroes]]'' in addition to Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Hawkeye, Black Widow, Loki, and Drax: Creator/NolanNorth as [[ComicBook/NormanOsborn the Green Goblin]] (albeit the ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'' one).
** From ''Film/TheForceAwakens'': Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Creator/OscarIsaac as Poe Dameron and Adam Driver as Kylo Ren.
** From ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': Freddie Prinze Jr. as Kanan Jarrus, Taylor Gray as Ezra Bridger, Tiya Sircar as Sabine Wren, and Steve Blum as Zeb Orrelios all voice their respective television counterparts.
** From ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'': Lewis Black as Anger and Phyllis Smith as Sadness.
** From ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory'': Hayden Rolence as Nemo.
* SequelEscalation: ''2.0'' features much larger environments than the previous game, individual skill trees for each character, and introducing auto-builders for Toy Box mode.
* ShoutOut: Disney occasionally releases new premade Toy Boxes for download. One of the earliest was "Toy Columbia", a recreation of the setting of ''VideoGame/BioShockInfinite''; and ''3.0'' has "Squid Wars", based on ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}''.
* SiblingTeam: Violet and Dash, Anna and Elsa, Thor and Loki, Luke and Leia, the Nash and Ramsey mounts, Phineas and Ferb (if you count sidekicks)
* SigilSpam: The game's IN logo is everywhere.
* {{Sizeshifter}}: The aforementioned growing and shrinking goo from the first game will alter the size of any character. Ant-Man sizeshifts as his signature power, Tinker Bell shrinks to fairy size for her special move, and Alice drinks and eats items to shrink and grow.
* SpiritualSuccessor: to the ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' video game. One of the featured Toy Boxes was even a remake of that games Toy Box.
* StockScream: In ''3.0'', the Wilhelm scream can be heard in the ''Rise Against the Empire'' Play Set when the player ejects a stormtrooper out of an AT-AT. The scream can also be used as a sound effect in the regular Toy Box mode.
* TimeyWimeyBall: The ''Star Wars'' material spans three generations and allows all characters in all Play Sets, so characters can intervene in conflicts long before or after they canonically would.
* TokenEvilTeammate: Venom is this in the ''Spider-Man'' game campaign. Outside campaigns, most groups of playable characters include a villain.
* ToyTime: Everything in this game is a toy.
* ToylessToylineCharacter
** In ''2.0'', the ''TRON'' characters weren't available as figures and only appeared in-game on certain platforms. FridgeBrilliance sets in when you consider how ''TRON'' itself is set in {{Cyberspace}} and not the real world. Averted in ''3.0'', where they did get figures released.
** In ''2.0'', some fan favorite Marvel characters like [[ComicBook/MsMarvel Captain Marvel]] and ComicBook/LukeCage appear as [=NPC=]s.
* UnexpectedCharacter: While they didn't get as far as having gameplay or physical figures, when word got out that [[Film/{{Avatar}} Jake Sully and Neytiri]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFPsGH0WWak were considered for inclusion in Infinity]], the fanbase was quite surprised. Even with the reasoning for their considered inclusion (to tie into the new ''Avatar'' attractions at Disney World), it was still seen as an odd choice since ''Avatar'' is mostly associated with Fox and not Disney.
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: You can pick up otherwise harmless characters and dropkick them. The ''2.0'' edition takes this even further by giving you the ability to smash them into the ground. ''Head first''.
* WallJump: Characters can do this, albeit only on certain wall pieces.
* WideOpenSandbox: Toy Box Mode. The Play Set worlds also have open-world elements.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: There's an achievement with this trope's name in ''2.0'', where you must defeat another player's character forty times.
* WolverinePublicity:
** Out of nine decades of Disney history, the game shows a heavy bias to the most recent (post-2010) movies and cartoons (while characters may have originated earlier, they have a more recent project to be tied to). Outside of that, each version has only one or two classic Disney characters and two or three other pre-2010 movies represented (only ''one'' series of which, the original ''Star Wars'' trilogy, is older than the 1990s).
** Both the Franchise/MarvelUniverse and ''Franchise/StarWars'' are given special treatment as {{Cash Cow Franchise}}s; each one is given a release where they're the focus with multiple playsets and dozens of characters, and they're given special promotion over any other Disney franchise - in fact, the game seems to be presented as a Disney/Marvel/''Star Wars'' crossover rather than place the latter two under the Disney banner.
*** Averted when it comes to the ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} [[TropeNamer himself]], who is nowhere to be seen despite being a high-profile Marvel superhero; likely due to the fact that his movie rights are not held by Disney (fans have noticed a similar lack of promotion in general for the ComicBook/FantasticFour and the rest of the ComicBook/XMen).
** On a more specific note, the ''Toy Story'' Play Set is a ScienceFiction world themed after EnsembleDarkhorse Buzz Lightyear. Justified in this case, as the Toy Box mode already takes care of the movie's "living toys" concept, and Woody and Jessie's home genre of TheWestern is covered by the ''Lone Ranger'' Play Set. While future releases would lean on sci-fi pretty heavily (with ''Guardians'' and ''Star Wars''), at the time Buzz was the only opportunity to put in a space world.
** ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' has a ''huge'' amount of items in the game despite not having a playable character. By comparison, fellow animated series ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' has only a small number of items despite Phineas and Agent P being playable.
** Averted for ''Frozen'', as ''Infinity'' never really exploited its popularity; ''1.0'' had some content (Anna, Elsa, and a couple Power Discs) and Olaf was later added in ''3.0''.
* YourSizeMayVary: Part of the reason the toy justification is used is because if they use the "real" characters, they'd be out of scale (imagine action figure Buzz Lightyear or young clownfish Nemo next to full-size car Lightning [=McQueen=]). This is especially noticeable with Tinker Bell, as here she's sized the same as any other human(oid) while every other appearance of hers emphasizes just how ''tiny'' she is.
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