Characters: The Brave Little Toaster
- Ambiguous Gender: Open to interpretation in several countries (In Germany, he's a guy, in Brazil he's a girl)
- Badass Adorable: In his Heroic Sacrifice.
- Big Brother Instinct: Towards Blanky later in the film.
- Brown Eyes
- Disney Death
- A Dog Named Dog
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Phlegmatic.
- The Hero
- Heroic BSOD : Has one after the waterfall scene, when they're truly lost in the woods.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Being the brave little toaster, after all.
- Leitmotif: A sad, wistful piece with a hint of hope, written to loop around, since everyone can see their reflection in the Toaster.
- Rousing Speech: What gets the gang headed off in the first place.
- Say My Name: "TOASTER!" "BLANKY!"
- Team Mom: Or team dad, who knows?
- With or Without You
- Badass Adorable: In the storm scene.
- Butt Monkey: In the 'It's a B-Movie' number, and in 'Cutting Edge', he gets picked on quite a bit.
- Captain Obvious
- The Chick: In the German dub. See She's a Man in Japan.
- Department of Redundancy Department: Sometimes Lampy speaks a little like this sometimes.Lampy: All of a sudden, you're being so darn nice to him all of a sudden.
- Disney Death: After the storm.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Choleric
- Genius Ditz: Lampy's not very bright and none of his ideas ever work...but he is an expert on anything related to light. And admittedly, he knows how to read.
- Heroic Sacrifice
- The Lancer
- Leitmotif: A happy, optimistic little theme.
- Sarcasm-Blind: Though he has his moments, of being a Deadpan Snarker, though, especially around Radio.
- She's a Man in Japan: Lampy is female in some versions, such as the German, Polish, 1992 Czech and Brazilian Portuguese dubs.
- Tomboywitha Girly Streak: All five female versions, with Brazilian as the most boyish and German as the most girly.
- Sphere Eyes
- Verbal Tic: His looping sentences have a habit of looping.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Radio.
- Vocal Evolution: His voice got goofier as the films went on.
- The Blank
- Catch Phrase: "Listen to this!"
- Ditzy Genius: He does have a knowledge of culture and history, but he's a bit clueless and not of much use at times.
- A Dog Named Dog
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Sanguine.
- Heroic Sacrifice: In the second film.
- Large Ham: Jon Lovitz based his performance on obnoxious-sounding radio announcers, citing Walter Winchell as an example.
- Leitmotif: A loud, brassy Fanfare.
- Motor Mouth
- The Navigator: Via homing in on radio signals.
- The Smart Guy: He likes to think he is, at least.
- He does at least have a working knowledge of culture.
- Tiny Guy: In some languages, he is this to Lampy's Huge Girl.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Lampy.
- Badass Baritone: Especially in The City of Light number, thanks to Thurl Ravenscroft's baritone voice.
- Big Damn Hero
- The Big Guy
- Deadpan Snarker: Especially when they form the group in the beginning.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Choleric/Melancholic
- Heroic BSOD: In the waterfall scene.
- Grumpy Bear
- I Was Just Passing Through: Kirby's excuse for saving the gang from the waterfall.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold
- Leitmotif: As the old grump of the group, he gets a tune that plays in low chords.
- Not So Stoic
- The Chick
- Crying Little Kid
- Crossdressing Voices/ She's a Man in Japan: The latter isn't quite as noticeable as Lampy, but he is either voiced by or is a woman in some countries. Like Toaster, his gender in foreign countries is open to interpretation.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Leukine.
- Least Is First: Blanky, the youngest and weakest of the group, is the first to join Toaster to find the Master.
- Leitmotif: An innocent and childlike theme.
- Berserk Button: Being stuck in the wall made him rather edgy...
- Conspiracy Theorist: Is convinced that all the other appliances are against him.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Disney Death
- Family-Unfriendly Death
- Knight of Cerebus: His breakdown is when the Ascended Fridge Horror really sets in.
- Large Ham: Definitely when his Berserk Button is pushed.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Jack Nicholson.
- Tears of Joy: Following the Disney Death.
- You're Just Jealous: Don't get him started...
- Big Damn Hero: By playing fake commercials for Ernie's Disposal and depicting it as the greatest place to shop for machines in the city, he convinces the Master to go there, where the main cast has been sent.
- Cool Old Guy: He's an old black and white television, complete with rabbit ear antennae, and his "avatar" on the screen is that of a cheerful, middle-aged man. He's also the only appliance that can still physically act while in the presence of humans, by broadcasting anything he wishes.
- Insane Proprietor: Takes on this role to get the Master's attention.
- Large Ham: "CRAZY ERNIE'S AMAZING EMPORIUM OF TOTAL BARGAIN MADNESS!!"
- Token Good Teammate: For the apartment appliances.
- Big Good: The caretaker of the appliances, and their main motivation for leaving the cabin.
- Fingore: Averted, though just barely.
- The Master
Elmo St. Peters
- Consummate Liar: He frequently tells his customers that he receives shipments of parts when he's really just taking them from used appliances he finds or already owns.
- Laughably Evil: He's pretty funny.
- Mad Libs Catch Phrase: "Now, what did I do with that [appliance]?"
- Meaningful Name: "Saint Peter." The guy you meet after death, geddit? He also names his dog "Quadruped", which means "having four feet".
- Obliviously Evil: He doesn't know the appliances are alive when he takes them apart, he's just doing his job.
- Ax-Crazy: It completely loses it when the appliances evade it one too many times.
- Even Evil Has Standards: He seemed visibly taken aback when one of the cars was literally Driven to Suicide.
- Karma Houdini: Gets away with nearly killing the appliances, plus a human.
- The Voiceless: You only hear a magnetic hum coming from it.
- Punch Clock Villain: At least until the appliances make it extremely angry, at which point it attempts to get them, and doesn't even hesitate taking Rob with them.
- Turns Red: The magnet is orange. But when it gets really really angry, it glows yellow.
The Junkyard Cars
- Despair Event Horizon: Their song is called "Worthless" for a reason.
- Driven to Suicide: A literal case for the pickup truck at the end.
- Runaway Groom: The wedding limo sings about how she took a Texan (most likely a groom) to a wedding, but he "kept forgetting, his loneliness letting his thoughts turn to home and we turned."
- She's a Man in Japan: The cars have different genders, depending on which dub you're viewing. For example, the race car (who is originally a male) is a girl in the German and Dutch dubs, while the surfer car (who was female originally) will be a male in the Danish and Icelandic dubs.