Characters: Toy Story
aka: Toy Story 3
Characters page for Toy Story, Toy Story 2, Toy Story 3, Toy Story of Terror!, and Toy Story That Time Forgot.
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Woody PrideWoody Pride is a 50s pull-string cowboy doll. He is Andy’s favorite toy, and the team leader of the main toys. He is at first jealous of newcomer Buzz, but after spending a night at Sid's house they become staunch friends. In Toy Story 2 Woody is stolen, and meets his costars from the TV show "Woody's Roundup".
Voiced by: Tom Hanks in the films, and his brother, Jim Hanks, in most other media.
- The Atoner: Just in case you thought he got off a little too easily for his arguably selfish behaviour in the first two movies, the third has him give up his dream of going to college with Andy so that the rest of the toys won't have to be left in the attic, and so that he and the other toys will be with an owner who would have more fun playing with them.
- Badass Boast: To Sid in the first film."From now on, you must take good care of your toys. Because if you don't, we'll find out, Sid. We toys can see everything... So play nice."
- Big Good: Of Andy's toys.
- Break the Haughty: Whilst Woody tends to not rub it in anyone's faces, he's top of the heap and knows it until Buzz shows up and threatens his position as Andy's favourite toy. Then he becomes increasingly jealous and insecure.
- Butt Monkey: In all three films, he's subjected to Cassandra Truth, and he rarely seems to win any fight he's in.
- Cassandra Truth: In all three films.
- Catchphrase: Being merch from a TV series, he has several like "Hey, howdy, hey!", "There is a snake in my boot!" or "Somebody poisoned the water hole!". These only sound when somebody pulls his string — the "sentient" Woody only uses the first phrase once in the second film, and never uses the other two.
- Celibate Hero: Becomes this in Toy Story 3, due to Bo Peep’s disappearance
- The Chains of Commanding: Shows up a lot in the final film.
- Character Development: In the first film, he's a full-blown jealous Jerkass who tries to get Buzz out of the picture so he can have Andy all to himself. The movie ends with him and Buzz becoming friends due to puttting aside their differences and Woody admitting that Buzz is a cool toy. In the third movie, he plays the Only Sane Man more than he has ever done before, and has the most reasonable, non-selfish arguments to stay with Andy of all. In short, he's far more mature and level-headed in the third film than in the first film.
- Clasp Your Hands If You Deceive: He does this when plotting to get Buzz out of the way so Andy will take him to Pizza Planet.
- Curtains Match the Window: He has brown eyes and brown hair.
- Deadpan Snarker: Somewhat present in the first film, dies off in the second and third. He is a bit snarkier with Spaniard-mode Buzz Lightyear in the third movie, though.
- Determinator: Lampshaded by Buzz in the second movie.
- Distressed Dude: Becomes this in Toy Story 2.
- Get a Hold of Yourself Man: delivered this to Buzz in first movie during the latter's Heroic BSOD.
- Good Ol' Boy: As he's a cowboy toy from the 50's when cowboy toys were very popular.
- Green-Eyed Monster: His Fatal Flaw in the first film. While he is a nice guy otherwise, the competition for his position as Andy's favorite toy leads him to trouble, and his better nature leads him into more trouble.
- The Heart: Definitely the heart and soul of Andy's toys.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Buzz, after the incident at Sid's.
- Indy Ploy: Is a master of this. Woody comes up with complex yet effective plans almost instantly and is also a master at changing them to suit the situation
- It's All About Me: Eventually subverted. The first movie has him so jealous of the attention Buzz is getting that he tries to knock him into the space between the table and the wall. The second movie has him refuse to return to Andy's place with the other toys, even after the journey the other toys went through to do get him to do so — admittedly, it was at least in part out of empathy for Jesse. The third, on the other hand, has him come back to Sunnyside to help free his friends, and better yet, has him give up his dream of going to college with Andy to spare the other toys from going to the attic; see also The Atoner.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He can be sarcastic, cynical, and sometimes even a bit selfish, but what he does toward the end of the third movie easily makes up for this; again, see The Atoner.
- Knight in Sour Armor: Becomes this in Toy Story 3, in that he knows full well that going back to the daycare is suicide, and the difficulty in helping his friends escape and making it back home before Andy leaves for college. The logical thing to do would be to try and go home alone. No points for guessing what he decides to do.
- Laser-Guided Karma: Buzz used the exact same phrase Woody used to snap him out of his fantasy.
- The Leader: He has the ability to quickly devise and carry out complex plans.
- Like Brother and Sister: With Jessie, due to being from the same toy collection they're equivalent to siblings.
- Mr. Vice Guy: His pride and necessity of attention are important plot points in the first film and to a lesser level in the second.
- Nice Hat: His hand-stitched, polyvinyl hat is an indispensable part of his outfit.
- Non-Action Guy: Unlike Buzz and Jessie he's more of a behind-the-scenes leader, best shown in how both said other members of the Power Trio put him in a Hammer Lock relatively quickly.
- Not So Different: From Buzz.
- Older Than They Look: He and his roundup gang are merchandise for a television show that aired before Sputnik was launched. After that, the show was cancelled and they probably stopped making the merchandise. That means that Woody, Jessie, Bullseye and Stinky Pete could be at least forty-nine years old as of the third movie
- A line by Ms. Davis in Toy Story 2, reveals that Woody is a family heirloom.
- Only Sane Man: Is often placed in this role.
- Platonic Life Partners: With Jessie, emphasized in Toy Story 3.
- The Protagonist: He's the main character in all three films.
- Really 700 Years Old: While the rest of Andy’s toys are obviously younger than him, Woody is revealed in the second film to be a toy from an old TV series, making him roughly 50 years old. This raises questions about his past and how he came to "forget" it.
- Save the Villain: He goes out of his way to save Lotso in the third movie.
- Screams Like a Little Girl: When Buzz startles him after saying hello, and before Scud bites his leg.
- Team Dad: At the start at least, he's the semi-official leader and most respected of the toys. It's also implied and played with that he's something of a father figure to Andy, who notably has no on-screen father.
- Took a Level in Badass: Goes from a somewhat whiny, selfish wimp in the first movie to a breakout mastermind by the third movie.
- He was already a breakout mastermind near the end of the first film. His epic planning doesn't really shine in the second movie, but every ounce of potential he had is reached in the third film.
- Took a Level in Kindness: Gradually loses his selfish nature by the third movie.
- True Companions: He realizes his friends are better than the Woody's Roundup gang in the second movie.
- Undying Loyalty: To Andy. Until it's time to say "So long, partner..." It's logical to assume he will show this to Bonnie as well.
- The Unfavorite: Believed this in the first film after Buzz came on the scene. The third movie proved he really was Andy’s favorite toy all along.
- Ungrateful Bastard: Has his moment in Toy Story 2. Buzz and friends go to great lengths to get up to the apartment and rescue him from toy collector Al, who is preparing to send him to Japan. The most prominent expression of this is when Buzz gives a heartfelt speech about how he once taught him that life was only worth living if he was loved by a child and he came to rescue him because he believed him. His response? "Well, you wasted your time." Although Woody does see Buzz's point and tries to leave with him almost immediately afterward.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Buzz, but later, they become brothers.
- Whip It Good: In Andy's playtime, he can uses ropes like a whip as weapon. In some video game adaptations, he also usually uses his pull-string like a whip as his main weapon
- Would Hit a Girl: During his short fight against Jessie in 2, he tells her: "Don't think just 'cause you're a girl I'm gonna take it easy on ya!" However, she noticeably could hold on her own and did have the upper hand.
Buzz LightyearBuzz Lightyear is a plastic action-figure and space toy. He features a working wrist communicator, karate-chop action, blinking laser light, pop up wings, glow in the dark paint, and talks when the buttons on his chest are pushed. When he first came out of his box, he believed he was a real spaceman, and not a toy, but he eventually comes to terms with his role as a toy. In Toy Story 2, Buzz is more down to earth and leads a rescue party to find Woody. As of the sequel, the toys basically view him as the second-in-command.
Voiced by: Tim Allen in the films, and by Javier Fernandez-Peña when reset to Spanish Mode. Patrick Warburton does his voice in the TV spin-off, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command. Pat Fraley voiced Buzz in the early PC and video games as well as some of the Walt Disney World attractions, while Stephen Stanton voices Buzz in the later games.
- The Ace: Kinda. In the first film he's seen as The Ace by the other toys, but when Buzz realizes that he's just a toy and not a real spaceman, he turns into a Broken Ace.
- Adorkable: When Jessie is around. Unless he's in Spanish Mode!
- All There in the Manual: The original script for Toy Story 3 had Buzz and his toy line recalled back to Taiwan (where the Buzz Lightyear toys are made) due to a defect. Apparently, that defect could have explained why Buzz and his toy line believed themselves to be real space rangers. While this plot idea was ultimately scrapped, the final script did still include an explanation as to why the toyline had at the very least initial delusional beliefs to being the real Buzz Lightyear (as apparently they are pre-set to Demo Mode when first made). So, that is why Buzz still believed that he was a real space ranger after he watched the news about Buzz Lightyear Action Figure, and after he fell and lost his arm, he was accidentally reset to normal mode.
- Always Someone Better: To Woody in the first film.
- Amazon Chaser: Just look at his face after Jesse pulls a stunt.
- An Arm and a Leg: His attempt to fly after learning he's a toy results in one of his arms snapping off.
- Awesome Mc Cool Name: Buzz is already a cool name. Add "Lightyear" to it and it's just plain badass.
- Badass: Awesomeness tends to follow when he does stuff.
- Bilingual Bonus: He gets his voiced changed to Spanish in the third movie.
- Cannot Tell Fiction from Reality: His issue in the first film, and it later turned out all Lightyear toys suffer from this.
- Captain Ersatz: Of Captain Kirk (William Shatner even sings the ending song for the Buzz Lightyear of Star Command direct-to-video movie).
- His name Buzz is a homage to Buzz Aldrin, second man on the moon (Sorry Neil, but Buzz is just a cooler name...)
- He also bears a remarkable similarity to Meteora from The Christmas Toy.
- Captain Space, Defender of Earth!: When met.
- Catchphrase: "To Infinity... and BEYOND!"
- The Comically Serious: In the first movie, where he still thinks he's a space ranger and delivers hilarious lines like "I'm setting my laser from stun...to kill." and "I don't believe that man's ever been to medical school!" completely seriously.
- Day Dream Believer: Until he saw the commercial.
- Deuteragonist: With Woody as the main protagonist and Jessie is the tritagonist.
- Drowning My Sorrows: Spoofed when he does this with imaginary tea in the first movie, when undergoing Sanity Slippage.
- Dying Declaration of Love: There's nothing more that needs to be said in the incinerator when he takes Jessie's hand and gives her that look.
- Famed In-Story: He's the newest and most popular toy at the time of the first film (something that became Truth in Television after the film was released).
- Funny Foreigner: It's difficult to compete with the pure essence of hilarity that is Spanish Buzz.
- Going Native: Buzz is an odd example, since he was technically a "native" all along, but but he thinks of himself as an outsider who gets accepted into a new culture when Andy writes his name on Buzz's foot. And although "revenge is not an idea that we promote on my planet... we're not on my planet, are we?"
- The Hero: In his TV and game series Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (later defictionalized)
- Heroes Want Redheads: With Jessie.
- Heroic BSOD: After he finds out he really is a toy. Woody snaps him out of it.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Woody.
- I Hate Past Me: In the second movie when he meets a upgraded version of himself in Al's Toy Barn who likewise can't tell fiction from reality.Buzz: Please tell me I wasn't this deluded...
- Hit Scan: His laser weapon in Show Within a Show is this. However, as shown in video game adaptations and as well as Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, he apparently can also switch his laser mode from this into Frickin' Laser Beam.
- Hyper Competent Sidekick: He's far and away one of the group's most valued and competent members. He thinks with a clear head, is strong and possesses impressive martial abilities, is a wily strategist, a capable Lancer to Woody, and leads the group when Woody's not around. When it seems Andy has thrown them away, he believes Woody's correct (at the time admittedly shaky) claim that Andy meant to put them in the attic, but still believes daycare may be the best choice for everyone. His position in the Caterpillar room debate is basically, "I believe you Woody, but Andy's still grown up, and we can all have much better lives here than in the attic".
- The Lancer: To Woody.
- Lantern Jaw of Justice: Replete with "chin swirl". Which is actually there, considering that he's an intentionally stylized toy.
- Large Ham: To be expected, being based partly on Captain Kirk.
- Leitmotif: Has his own Fanfare.
- Latin Lover: When he was in Spanish Mode.
- Meaningful Name: Buzz is a modern action figure crammed full of electronics. Also, Buzz Aldrin was the second man to walk on the moon.
- Relationship Upgrade: Post-Dying Declaration of Love and their survival.
- The Rival: To Woody in the first movie, though to be fair, he felt no such resentment towards Woody until he got him pushed out the window. Even afterwards, he tried to be as helpful as possible during their escapades in the outside world, despite his initial animosity towards Woody.
- Sanity Slippage: After realizing that he's a toy.
- Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Savvy Guy to Jessie's Energetic Girl.
- Something Else Also Rises: His wings popping out after seeing Jessie pull a stunt.
- Something Only They Would Say: How he proves he's Andy's Buzz in 2? Showing Andy's signature on his foot.
- Tomato in the Mirror: Realizing that he really is a toy.
- Took a Level in Badass: Starts out delusional, has a breakdown when he finds out he's a toy, then comes right back to save himself and Woody via "Falling! With style!", before going on to rescue Woody in the second movie, and trying to save his friends from the Caterpillar Room, and rescuing Jessie while in the garbage truck
- The Unfavorite: The third film proves that Woody's fears of being replaced were all for naught. It's Woody who Andy initially decides to take to college and Buzz who is to be stored in the attic, but Buzz is still visibly hurt at being passed over, but quickly pulls out of it.
- Wrong Genre Savvy: In the first movie.
Jessie the Yodeling CowgirlJessie is a pull-string cowgirl doll, and Woody’s costar on "Woody's Roundup". Her old owner Emily gave her away, and she was put into storage by Al. At the end of Toy Story 2 she returns with Woody to Andy's room, and is implied to hold a torch for Buzz.
Voiced by: Joan Cusack
- Action Girl/Affirmative Action Girl: She's quite capable of performing amazing stunts.
- Badass Adorable: Quite adorable and knows when to kick butt.
- Berserk Button: She was very upset with Woody's decision in leaving the Roundup Gang to return to Andy, and went as far to be on sour terms with him (especially when the two briefly got into a fight due to Woody blaming her for turning off the television when it was Al). This also makes sense considering how Emily abandoned her.
Woody: Well, if da boot fits...Jesse: (Clenched teeth) Say that again.Woody: If...da boot...fits!Jesse: Okay, cowboy...!
- She also doesn't like anyone making fun of her accent.
- Braids of Action: Wears a single braid and is an Action Girl.
- Broken Bird: After her former owner abandoned her.
- Claustrophobia: She gets panic attacks whenever she's left alone in a dark place or thinks she's getting abandoned, due to PTSD from Emily leaving her.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Her old owner Emily got to old for her and gave her away and she went into storage.
- A Day in the Limelight: She is the main protagonist for Toy Story of Terror!, due to being a Final Girl.
- Fiery Redhead: She can get testy at times
- Final Girl: In Toy Story of Terror!, as in a Slasher Movie, Jessie is the last to be taken by the "monster", but the others aren't dead.
- Friend to All Living Things: Her character in the show.
- Genki Girl: On "Woody's Roundup", Jessie is pure Genki. Even in the real world, though quite cynical and remorseful, she still has shades of this trope.
- The Glomp: She glomps Woody upon first meeting him — one of many things that causes Woody to become "officially freaked out" in that scene. She glomps Woody again at the end of the movie after she and Woody have successfully escaped from the plane and landed safely behind Buzz on Bulleye's back. In Toy Story 3, She glomps Buzz after he rescues her in the trash compactor, gets crushed under a falling TV, and, just when everyone thinks he's dead, turns out to be not only alive but restored to his normal self.
- Iconic Sequel Character: Especially given her overall prominence in Toy Story 3, it can be easy to forget that she wasn't in the first film.
- The Lancer: to Woody in 3, when Buzz is converted into Demo Mode.
- Large Ham: Joan Cusack chewed miles of scenery in that role.
- Like Brother and Sister: With Woody, due to being from the same toy collection they're equivalent to siblings.
- Nice Hat: Her red cowgirl hat.
- Not So Different: When Jessie reveals to Woody that she too had an owner.
- Older Than They Look: She and the roundup gang are merchandise for a television show that aired before Sputnik was launched. After that, the show was cancelled and they probably stopped making the merchandise. That means that Woody, Jessie, Bullseye and Stinky Pete could be at least forty-nine years old as of the third movie.
- Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: Joan Cusack's Chicago accent is heard in between Jessie’s "Calamity Jane" western speak.
- Platonic Life Partners: With Woody.
- Plucky Girl: She's brave and optimistic.
- Red-Headed Heroine: As the Affirmative Action Girl lead in Toy Story 2, as well as being Buzz's Love Interest in Toy Story 3.
- Red Is Heroic: Wears her trademark red cowgirl hat.
- Relationship Upgrade: Buzz non-verbally confesses his feelings to her in the climax of 3 and they're pretty clearly together from then on out.
- Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Energetic Girl to Buzz's Savvy Guy.
- Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: As the Affirmative Action Girl lead in Toy Story 2, as well as being Buzz's Love Interest in Toy Story 3.
- The Seventh Ranger: To Woody and the gang, though by 3 she's assumed the role of The Lancer to Woody, with or without a sane Buzz.
- Stepford Smiler: Type A, being a Broken Bird.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Tomboy to Barbie's Girly Girl in Toy Story 3. Also, the Tomboy to Bo Peep's Girly Girl in Toy Story 2.
- Tsundere: In Toy Story 2, she was a Type B towards Woody after the latter decided to leave the Roundup Gang and return home with Andy. She soon gets out of this phase after revealing Woody her past with Emily.
RexRex is a cheap plastic dinosaur toy. He has a huge inferiority complex because of his tiny arms. He constantly tries acting scary, but due to his timid nature, he can never pull it off, and constantly worries about getting replaced with a meaner dinosaur. In Toy Story 2 he is seen obsessing over a Buzz Lightyear video game he can't beat. He is part of Buzz's rescue team, he comes face to face with Zurg, and knocks him down an elevator shaft, this results in Rex gaining some confidence in himself.He's also a bit of a gamer, as he is seen playing video games in the second and third movies.
Voiced by: Wallace Shawn
- The Big Guy: Woody may be taller, but Rex is the biggest and heaviest toy in the group. In 3 he helps keep Buzz pinned down and rather forcibly tackles him, and nearly gets killed by the shredder in the dump after struggling to find a large enough metallic object that can support his weight.
- Butt Monkey: As the Plucky Comic Relief he suffers comic incidents at times.
- Cloudcuckoolander: The most eccentric and childlike of the toys.
- Cowardly Lion: From Official Website: "Despite his endless worries and insecurities about his small roar, Rex always comes through for his pals".
- Establishing Character Moment: In his very first (non-playtime) appearance he leaps out at Woody, roars loudly... and then nervously asks Woody if he was at all intimidated without even drawing breath. Woody clearly was not.Woody: [Casually] Hey, Rex.
Rex: Were you scared? Tell me honestly.
Woody: I was almost scared that time.
- Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: Most likely reason he was included in the first movie. On the other hand, he does not believe it at all, since he's convinced that Andy will reject him the minute he gets another, more expensive dinosaur toy. Though he does hope Andy receives a herbivore dinosaur toy, so he could play "dominant predator".
- Geek: He's playing a game at the start of the second movie, and his search for a strategy guide becomes a minor plot point.
- Gentle Giant: He's a Tyrannosaurus rex, but he's one of the friendlier toys.
- The Heart: Not really useful to the toys on their quests, but keeps everyone together.
- Nervous Wreck: It really doesn't take much to send the poor guy into hysterics.
- Tyrannosaurus rex: An inversion of the usual portrayal.
- Use Your Head: How he (unwillingly) helped the gang break into Al's apartment in the second movie.
HammHamm is a plastic pink piggy bank. He has a witty sense of humor and is best friends with Mr. Potato Head. He is the second, after Potato Head, to turn against Woody, when he thought he pushed Buzz out the window. In Toy Story 2 he is part of Buzz’s rescue team.
Voiced by: John Ratzenberger
- Big Bad Duumvirate: As Evil Doctor Pork Chop with One Eyed Bart in Andy's playtime.
- The Cameo: In Cars, during the credits stinger, he's depicted as a pink Volkwagen Beetle-shaped car in the "Birthday guests at three o'clock" scene.
- Deadpan Snarker: Frequently makes witty remarks in practically any situation.
- Evil Is Hammy: Puns aside, he is this when Andy casts him as the evil Dr. Porkchop in playtime.
- Large Ham: Hehe...
- Mad Scientist: As Mister Evil Dr. Porkchop!
- Mean Character, Nice Actor: Whenever Andy is playing with him, he's always cast as the bad guy.
- Nice Hat: When playing Mister Evil Dr. Porkchop, he wears Mr. Potato Head's Hat.
- Only Sane Man: In relative terms, he's probably one of the most Genre Savvy characters, see below.
- The Smart Guy: Knows the most about the world outside Andy's room and is chock-full of random but useful factoids.
- Those Two Guys: With Mr. Potato Head. At least in Part 1, and later with Buttercup.
Slinky DogSlinky Dog is a plastic dog with leather ears, and a Slinky in the center of his body. He is very loyal to Woody, and was risked himself to help the duo into the back of the moving truck. In Toy Story 2 he is part of Buzz’s rescue team.
Voiced by: Jim Varney in the first and second Toy Story movies. Varney died one year after the second movie was released in the US; Blake Clark replaces him as the voice in the third, and does a good enough job that one can't really tell the difference.
- Animal Stereotypes: He's a dog, whose main trait is loyalty.
- Demoted to Extra: In the third movie.
- Even the Dog Is Ashamed: When the toys think Woody has murdered Buzz out of jealousy.
- Forgot I Couldn't Swim: A direct consequence of his loyalty as well. After seeing Woody and Buzz in peril, attempts to save them by stretching himself onto the moving van ramp and only then realizes the batteries are about to run out.
- Furry Confusion: He is a toy dog, in a series where major characters include an "actual" dog and a toy horse who acts like a dog... yeah, it's a little strange.
- Loyal Animal Companion: Of the Canine variety.
- Nice Guy: He's a genuinely nice toy, befitting his status as a toy dog.
- Number Two: To Woody until Buzz takes up the role as The Lancer.
- Older Than They Look: Slinky's age was never brought up until the third film, in which he identifies himself as an "old dog".
- Undying Loyalty: Almost destroyed in the incident mentioned. Even Roy Disney voiced his sympathies for the poor dog.
Mr. Potato HeadMr. Potato Head is a potato-shaped toy made by Hasbro, whose removable facial features can be stored inside his body. He is short tempered and is the first to turn against Woody, when he thought he had pushed Buzz out the window. For Christmas Andy's sister, Molly, gets a Mrs. Potato Head. In Toy Story 2 Potato Head is part of Buzz’s rescue team. He later saves the lives of three squeeze toy aliens which to his dismay, his wife adopts.
Voiced by: Don Rickles
- Badass Moustache: Toy Story 2 after he goes off to save Woody.
- Big Bad: Of Andy's playtime stories as One-Eyed Bart.
- Big Bad Duumvirate: With Hamn/Evil Doctor Pork Chop.
- Bowel Breaking Bricks: In the second movie, Mr. Potato Head's rear compartment pops open spilling his accessories after seeing the luggage conveyor belt.
- Butt Monkey: He's constantly on the receiving end of slapstick. Especially in the third movie where he loses his body and has to use a tortilla, only for a pigeon to tear it up, and to attach himself to a cucumber before finding his potato body again.
- Dastardly Whiplash: As "One-Eyed Bart" in Andy's imagination.
- Deadpan Snarker: He has his snarky moments, especially in the first movie.
- Detachment Combat: He's capable of it and thinks this puts him at an advantage when he has to fight. He's just not very good at one-on-one fighting.
- Eyepatch of Power: As One-Eyed Bart.
- Good Is Not Nice: He's rude, snarky, and obnoxious, but he's a good guy.
- Happily Married: To Mrs. Potato Head.
- Unholy Matrimony: One-Eyed Bart and Betty during Andy's playtime.
- Jerkass: In the first movie...
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: ..though he mellows out after being proven wrong about Woody...and getting married.
- Jerkass Has a Point: After Woody gets Buzz thrown out the window (when he was only intending to get him out of the way for just one night), Potato Head questioned Woody if he would do the same if he began getting more attention from Andy. Though Potato Head was wrong about Woody getting Buzz thrown out, he had a perfectly valid point about Woody possibly Jumping Off the Slippery Slope when it came to his desire for attention from Andy.
- Mean Character, Nice Actor: Whenever Andy is playing with him, he's always cast as the bad guy.
- Never My Fault: Parodied when Jessie admits to Woody he was right about Andy not throwing them away:Jessie: "Woody, we were wrong to leave Andy. I—I was wrong."Mr. Potato Head: "Jessie's right, Woody. She was wrong!" (At the time, Jessie wasn't the only one who was wrong about Andy, but everyone was, including Mr. Potato Head himself.)
- Nice Hat: Uses it to pull off an Odd Job style move in Toy Story 2.
- Organ Autonomy: In Toy Story 3, it's shown that he can even attach his limbs to various other objects to serve as a body if he can't find his usual potato body. The items he used were a tortilla and a cucumber.
- Pulling Themselves Together: Is repeatedly forced to do this throughout the films. In Toy Story 3, both he and his wife are dismantled in the Caterpillar room, and get each other's parts mixed up as they recover.
- The Smart Guy: Especially the way he was used for the escape in Toy Story 3
- Those Two Guys: With Hamm.
- Took a Level in Kindness: He becomes much less of a Jerk Ass in Toy 2 and 3.
Mrs. Potato HeadMrs. Potato Head is Mr. Potato Head’s loving wife. Before he goes on his adventure she makes sure he packs (among other things) an extra pair of shoes, and his angry eyes. When he comes back she decides to adopt the three squeeze toy aliens. In Toy Story 3, she loses one of her eyes, which later proves to be quite useful.
Voiced by: Estelle Harris
- Ascended Extra: She went from a background character in the second movie to having a crucial role in the plot by having the ability to see through a missing eye.
- Blind Seer: In Toy Story 3.
- Chekhov's Gun: Her missing eye in Part 3, proves quite useful to look back at Andy’s house to see that he didn’t really throw them away after all.
- Dark Action Girl: As One-Eyed Betty.
- Eye Scream: For most of Toy Story 3, she only has one eye (the other one got lost underneath Andy's bed). Fortunately, she eventually gets it back, and it never really hurts her either.
- Eyepatch of Power: As One-Eyed Betty.
- Fighting with Chucks: As One-Eyed Betty, she fights Woody with nunchaku, along with Handbag of Hurt.
- Happily Married: To Mr. Potato Head.
- Unholy Matrimony: One-Eyed Bart and Betty during Andy's playtime.
- Mean Character, Nice Actress: Just like her husband, she's cast as a villain named One-Eyed Betty by Andy.
- Women Are Wiser: She's definitely more reasonable and friendly than her husband.
Squeeze Toy AliensThe Squeeze Toy Aliens are three-eyed rubber squeeze toys first seen in the Pizza Planet claw game. They had been driven somewhat mad, and worshiped the claw which they dreamed would choose them. Three more aliens are found in the Pizza Planet truck in Toy Story 2, and they are taken back to Andy's room and were adopted by the Potato Heads.
Voiced by: Jeff Pidgeon in all three movies, with some voiced by Debi Derryberry in the first, and by Patrick Warburton in the Buzz Lightyear of Star Command series.
- Ascended Extra: From support characters who appear much later and don't do anything much in the second film, and finally become a part of the main cast in the third film. They also appear as One-Scene Wonder characters in the first film, but those are all different toy aliens, not Andy's.
- Interestingly, they had more dialogues in first two films despite quite minor roles. In the third film where they have major role, the lines they said are basically only "The Claw!", "You have saved our lives! We are eternally grateful!", and "Daaaaddy!"
- Big Damn Heroes: They operate "The Claw" that rescues the toys, who are about to be incinerated, at the last moment.
- Brick Joke: "The Claaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwww!"
- Catchphrase: "You have saved our lives! We are eternally grateful!"
- Chekhov's Gunmen: Their Running Gag about the claw in the third movie translates into them saving Woody and the gang from the incinerator with their experience with a claw.
- Extra Eyes: They all have 3 eyes since they're aliens.
- Eyepatch of Power: wear this in one of their three eyes during Andy's playtime, just like their adoptive parents.
- God Guise: Woody even refers to them as "zealots" in the first movie.
- Happily Adopted: by Potato Heads since 2.
- Hive Mind: They typically speak in unison.
- I Owe You My Life: To Mr. Potato Head in Toy Story 2. "You have saved our lives! We are eternally grateful!"
- Little Green Men: What they're called in the spinoff Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (LGM for short).
- The Load: In Toy Story 3, as they exist either as superlatives or hindrances to the toys escaping from Sunnyside. From almost alerting Big Baby to getting stuck in the dumpster and (indirectly) causing the toys to get sent to the dump. Inverted in the incinerator scene, in which the Aliens save all of the toys via the claw.
- Mean Character, Nice Actor: Punch Clock Villain variant, but still qualifies, during Andy's playtime, following their adoptive parents.
- Smarter Than You Look: For all their times yelling "Ooohh!!!" and "The Claw" it turns out they are actually fairly intelligent. Not only can they learn how to operate heavy machinery within a matter of minutes, find and locate a small group of toys within a trash compound, but they actually do know that the "Claw" has to be manually controlled and is not self-choosing.
- Took a Level in Badass: The aliens go from gag characters in the first and second movies to Big Damn Heroes by rescuing the gang from the incinerator.
BullseyeBullseye is Woody’s horse from the show "Woody's Roundup." He cannot talk and has the personality of a big puppy dog.
- All Animals Are Dogs: Bullseye has the personality of a puppy dog and makes puppy noises in the 3rd movie.
- Cool Horse: "Ride like the wind, Bullseye!"
- Cute Mute: One of the few non-speaking toys.
- Loyal Animal Companion: His role in the original TV series. Played straight by the toy version.
- Older Than They Look: He and the roundup gang are merchandise for a television show that aired before Sputnik was launched. After that, the show was cancelled and they probably stopped making the merchandise. That means that Woody, Jessie, Bullseye and Stinky Pete could be at least forty-nine years old as of the third movie
- Phrase Catcher: "Ride like the wind, Bullseye!"
- Silent Snarker: Has his moments.
- The Speechless: He doesn't speak at all.
- Undying Loyalty: Even when Woody's attempting to escape from Al which would leave the rest of the Roundup Gang permanently boxed up, Bullseye still helps him.
Andy's Other Toys
Bo PeepBo Peep is a porcelain doll, based on the eponymous nursery rhyme, who tends to three lambs. She has a romantic interest in Woody and is always a nice, sunny lady. She often acts as the voice of reason in Andy's Room.
Voiced by: Annie Potts
- Beauty Equals Goodness: A beautiful lady, and the sweetest of Andy's toys.
- The Chick: Being the most feminine of the group.
- Distressed Damsel: In Andy's games, so Woody could save her.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She's kind and warm, and often reminds Woody about what he should be truly concerned with.
- Love Interest: To Woody and her primary role in the story (in Parts 1 and 2).
- Satellite Love Interest: While not much is known about her or how she came to fall in love with Woody, she (unlike most satellite love interests — both male and female — in fiction) actually comes off as likable and only suffered from not being fully-developed as a character (which is what resulted in having other female characters that were more well-developed like Jessie the cowgirl, and ironically enough, a Barbie doll).
- Morality Chain: In the first movie. To a lesser extent in the sequel.
- Necktie Leash: Aversion. Woody does wear a neckerchief, but Bo uses her shepherd's crook to hook Woody close to her instead. "There's gotta be a less painful way to get my attention" Woody complains.
- Only Sane Woman: She serves as the voice of reason for Woody.
- Proper Lady/Silk Hiding Steel: She may be soft and sweet, but notice how she's the one who always hooks Woody with her shepherd's crook and aggressively (yet innocently) flirts with him.
- She was also ready to defend Woody in the scenes where he was trash-talked and/or physically threatened, despite being a soft-spoken, breakable porcelain figurine. Look closely in the scene in the first movie where the other toys accuse Woody of being a murderer and come after him; you can see her walking into the fray almost brandishing her staff, trying to talk the other toys down.
- Put on a Bus: Bo Peep doesn't appear in Toy Story 3 (outside of a brief home movie showing Andy's toys before they were given away) and her disappearance is brought up by Rex, with Woody saddened over it.
- Reality Ensues: She was originally to join Buzz and the gang on the road in 2, but was kept out of the adventure due to her being porcelain and fragile. It takes a darker route when a major reason she was not in 3 was due to being a porcelain lamp, who wouldn't last long in the aging Andy's toy collection or in Molly's room, who grew up too fast.
- Sacrificial Lamb: Woody's reaction to the mentioning her absence in Part 3 helps set the film's darker and more somber atmosphere.
- Smooch of Victory: Andy's game in Toy Story 2 has Bo giving these to Woody after he "saves" her.
- The Smurfette Principle: Until Jessie came along, Bo was the only female toy in the room (though technically, she was a porcelain lamp decoration that Andy used when playing with his toys). Justified in that this is a young boy's toy chest.
- Team Mom: In the first movie.
- Women Are Wiser: Many of her scenes are about giving Woody advice.
SargeSarge is the leader of the Green Army Men, in the Bucket-O-Soldiers. His army leads missions for Woody, to tell the toys through a Baby monitor what Andy and Molly have gotten for Birthdays and Christmas. By the time of Toy Story 3 he and his men are one of the few toys under this section that haven't been given away or thrown out yet. But early on the film they parachute out the window in search of greener pastures.
Voiced by: R. Lee Ermey
- Casting Gag: R. Lee Ermey was a Marine Corps drill instructor, and gained fame playing Sergeant Hartman in Full Metal Jacket.
- Face Death with Dignity: Not death, but the end. Though they're saddened at having lost all of their men, Sarge and the two survivors of Andy's childhood toys accept that their mission is complete, since Andy has grown up.
- Drill Sergeant Nasty: Played straight in the first movie when he believes that Woody pushed Buzz out the window. Otherwise, averted.
- A Father to His Men: He firmly believes that No One Gets Left Behind.
- Hurting Hero: Sarge and the two survivors of the Time Skip are clearly distraught over losing all their brothers to Andy's growing up.
- It Has Been an Honor: Said to Woody at the beginning of Toy Story 3.
- No One Gets Left Behind: From the first film, where Andy's mom steps on the minesweeper by accident. Sarge carries him to "cover" in the potted plant where their medic takes a look at him.
- Redshirt Army: Averted, as they're pretty good at their job unless they have to freeze in front of a human. Post-Andy-growing-up, however, only Sarge and two of his men have survived the Time Skip. They explicitly lament the fact that "when the trash bags come out, we army guys are the first to go".
- Sacrificial Lambs: At the beginning of Toy Story 3, he and a few of his men seem to be the only ones left. Based on one of their lines, "When the trash bags come out, we army men are the first to go", may have something to do with it...
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: At the beginning of the third movie, Sarge and his two remaining men parachute out the window, fearing that they are destined for the trash. They eventually land at Sunnyside Daycare, after Ken & Barbie have turned it around.
WheezyWheezy is a squeaky toy penguin who wears a red bow-tie. He had his squeaker broken, and at the beginning of Toy Story 2, was found on top of a shelf. At the end of the film, he got a new squeaker, and sings "You've got a Friend in Me"
Voiced by: Joe Ranft, and had his singing voice provided by Robert Goulet in the second film.
- And I Must Scream: Literally. He tries calling out for help, but can't because of his broken squeaker.
- Everything's Better with Penguins
- Forgotten Fallen Friend: In a sense. Andy's mom was supposed to fix him, but she never came through.
- Sacrificial Lion: He is explicitly mentioned to have been either broken, sold or thrown out early in the third film.
LennyLenny is a blue windup binocular toy. Woody and Buzz use him to see things outside from the windowsill. When Woody is knocked off the moving truck, Lenny is the first to see the duo ride up on RC.
Voiced by: Joe Ranft
- The Voiceless: He had a few lines in the first Toy Story, but after that, rarely spoke again because his voice actor has passed. He is even voiceless in the video game Toy Story Racer, where he is one of playable characters.
RCRC is Andy's remote controlled car. He is painted green with water splash designs. He cannot talk, but Mr. Potato Head is able to understand his engine noises and translates for him. At the end of Toy Story, Woody and Buzz ride RC to catch up to the moving truck, and escape from Scud.
Rocky GibraltarRocky Gibraltar is a wrestler action figure. His name is a reference to the Rock of Gibraltar. Rocky is the strongest toy in Andy's room, but he only speaks in grunts.
Voiced by: Jack Angel
- The Big Guy: He's clearly the strongest of Andy's toys.
- Dumb Muscle: Is depicted as this in two PC Toy Story games, although it seems he's aware of it when playing cards against Hamm."Rocky need to work on brain muscles!"
- Hulk Speak: Silent in the movies, but is given a handful of speaking lines in Toy Story Activity Center and Toy Story Animated Storybook, and he talks like this.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: He is clearly inspired by Rocky Balboa, played by Sylvester Stallone.
- Punny Name: His name is a play off "Rock of Gibraltar", a famous island.
- Put on a Bus: He is not present in Toy Story 3 (other than a split-second cameo in a flashback) so he was presumably sold, donated or thrown out.
- The Voiceless: He is given no lines in the movies, and only makes grunting sounds otherwise.
Snake and RobotSnake and Robot are best friends, and are usually seen together. Robot is a blue educational robot toy, and snake is green plastic with purple joints. Snake cannot talk, but Robot can and has two lines ("Hey, man, what's up?" and "Mr. Lightyear wants more tape!")
Voiced by: Jeff Pidgeon
- The Silent Bob: Snake.
- The Speechless: Snake.
- Those Two Guys: Typically seen together as background toys.
SharkShark is a squeaky rubber shark toy that lives in Andy's toybox. When Woody spends the night in the toybox, he steals Woody's hat. He exclaims, "Look I'm Woody! Howdy! Howdy! Howdy!" He was the one who found a replacement squeaker for Wheezy.
Voiced by: Jack Angel
Microphone MikeMicrophone Mike is a toy tape recorder, based on the Rockin Robot made by Playschool. Woody uses Mike's microphone to amplify his voice during the staff meeting, and Wheezy uses him as a karaoke machine at the end of Toy Story 2.
Etch-a-SketchEtch-a-Sketch is the "Magic Screen" drawing toy made by Ohio Arts Company. He draws with the knobs under his screen. He is seen drawing guns, a noose, Buzz Lightyear, Al and even complicated maps.
Mr. SpellMr. Spell is a yellow educational typing game. He is known to hold meetings in Andy's room on topics ranging from "Plastic Corrosion Awareness" to "What to do if You or Part of You is Swallowed". He helped Buzz in figuring out the meaning behind Al's license plate in Toy Story 2.
Voiced by: Jeff Pidgeon
- Matryoshka Object: The Troikas.
Toys at Al's Toy Barn
Stinky PeteStinky Pete is a pull string prospector doll, and one of Woody's costars on "Woody's Roundup." Woody meets the Prospector in Al's apartment, and he is still mint in the box. He wants to go to the museum in Japan, but when Woody and Jessie decide to return to Andy's room he leaves his box for the first time. He then becomes the main villain of the film, and tries to force Woody and Jessie into their cases. The other toys stop him by using cameras to temporarily blind him, and put him in a backpack belonging to a girl named Amy, who likes to draw on her toys.
Voiced by: Kelsey Grammer
- Affably Evil: He does seem to have a genuine fondness for Woody, Jessie, and Bullseye, and truly believes he's doing the right thing for them - it's just the fact the he's forcing his beliefs on them as well as manipulating them which ultimately makes him something of a villain.
- Ax-Out-of-his-Box: And literally out of his box from when he shuts and locks the ventilator shaft on.
- Big Bad: Of the second film.
- Cool Old Guy: Before revealing his darker side, at least.
- Dirty Old Man: Only in the credits, with the Barbies.
- Everyone Calls Him Barkeep: Woody and Jessie mostly just refer to him as "Prospector".
- Facepalm: His reaction to the antics of his TV character.
- Fantastic Racism: He has a deep hatred of space toys because they became more popular since Sputnik and the Space Age, putting cowboy toys and Woody's Roundup out of fashion. The idea that Woody is best friends with a space toy sickens him to a degree.Woody: His name is Buzz Lightyear!Pete: Whatever! I've always hated those upstart space toys!
- Fate Worse Than Death: His initial feelings on his fate: being given away to a little girl that paints on her toys. OH MY! However, after the release of the film, interviews with the characters were released on the TS2 web site. In his interview, Pete said that he actually came to like being drawn on, and that he was happy. Judging from what Woody said to him before giving him away to the girl, this was the desired outcome of the fate to start with.
- Foreshadowing: His warnings that toys will one day be destroyed by children, forgotten and thrown away, come into play in Toy Story 3.
- Freudian Excuse: Never being bought or played with has broken him.
- Jerkass: He's constantly antagonizing Buzz for being a space toy, and is still mean to Woody and the gang, even if they're cowboy toys as well.
- Jerkass Has a Point: His Breaking Speech to Woody about Andy eventually moving on from him holds true.
- Manipulative Bastard: For all his fondness of Woody, Jessie, and Bullseye, it doesn't mean he's not going to lie to them and trick them at every opportunity so that they can go along with his plan.
- Mood-Swinger: He acts like a father figure to Woody, and still remains a rather calm person while he sealed the air vent shut. But when Jessie tells him its not fair for him to trap them, he snaps.
- Older Than They Look: He and the roundup gang are merchandise for a television show that aired before Sputnik was launched. After that, the show was cancelled and they probably stopped making the merchandise. That means that Woody, Jessie, Bullseye and Stinky Pete could be at least forty-nine years old as of the third movie.
- Plucky Comic Relief: His character on the show. Which he finds embarrassing.
- Poisonous Friend: To Woody and Jessie.
- Tragic Villain: All his actions were evil because, for years, no one bought him.
- Villainous Breakdown: "'Fair'?! I'll tell you what's not fair: Spending a lifetime on a dime-store shelf watching every other toy be sold! Well, finally my waiting has paid off, and no hand-me-down cowboy doll is gonna mess it up for me now!"
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: He really does believe that he's saving Woody, Jessie, and Bullseye from being destroyed by children. It's just that his perspective is very skewed by his backstory.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Was one of those toys "spending a lifetime on a dime store shelf, watching every other toy be sold." This agonizing experience caused him to become bitter and willing to manipulate or outright force his "friends" Woody, Jessie, and Bullseye into going along with what he wants, whether they like it or not. Ironically, when he winds up being taken home at last by a little girl who defaces all her toys by drawing on them with crayons, he considers this the worst fate imaginable. However, according to the producers, it was stated that he accepted that fate and thus, averts the worst fate imaginable.
Evil Emperor ZurgEvil Emperor Zurg is the archenemy of the Galactic Alliance, and Buzz Lightyear. He has a light-up mouth and eyes, and a spring loaded gun that shoots little yellow balls. He is first seen in the Buzz Lightyear video game that Rex is trying to beat. When the toys go to Al's Toy Barn, they accidentally knock over Zurg's box and he breaks free. He believes he is the real Zurg, and plans to destroy Buzz Lightyear. They later encounter him in an elevator shaft, and he gets in a fight with Bonus Belt Buzz. He reveals he is Buzz's father, but is knocked down by Rex's tail. He is last seen playing catch with Bonus Belt Buzz. In the credits montage for Toy Story 3, a Zurg figure is shown being donated to Sunnyside with a bunch of other new toys — luckily, Sunnyside is a much better place without Lotso's rule. Whether this Zurg is the same one as in Toy Story 2 isn't stated, but it's a possibility.
Voiced by: Andrew Stanton in Toy Story 2, and Wayne Knight in the Buzz Lightyear of Star Command spin-off.
- All There in the Manual:
- See Buzz's entry above. This also explains why Zurg (who also believed to be real) reformed and decided to form a possibly real bond between a father and a son. After he fell down the elevator shaft, he was reset to normal mode. This also explains why Zurg never become an actual villain in Toy Story universe. In Toy Story 3, a Zurg toy has cameo and it appears this one realize he's just a toy. In Toy Story Toons Small Fry, there's also smaller version of his toy called Fun Meal Zurg or Mini Zurg, and it's likely that this Zurg also already realize he's just a toy.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: Aside from above, according to concept art, Zurg is really just a small alien in robotic armor. While this appears to be scrapped in the film's final cut, it has lampshading when Zurg, in 2, see Buzz running via his "Zurg Vision". It's as if implies that there's actually another alien toy inside him seeing Buzz, instead of Zurg himself sees Buzz.
- Badass: He put an intense fight with Buzz and was almost about to win. He is able to shoot off someone's whole body with one shot.
- BFG: His character in Show Within a Show can shoot Frickin' Laser Beam from it, while the toy version of him shoot Weaponized Ball instead.
- Big Bad: In the Buzz Lightyear of Star Command TV series.
- Big Bad Ensemble: For a part of Toy Story 2, as he's a threat to the team rescuing Woody, but not the biggest one.
- Bottomless Magazines: He shoots a lot of nerf balls from his ion gun.
- Breakout Character: He's deceptively popular despite his small role in the movies. The PS3 version of the Toy Story 3 game has an ad campaign based mostly around him being a playable character.
- Buzz, I Am Your Father: Parodied with him and Bonus Belt Buzz. They later play catch with Zurg's ball-shooter..
- The Cameo: During the credits for Toy Story 3.
- Captain Ersatz: Of Darth Vader and the Emperor. Interestingly, he can be considered as the Darth Vader to Bonus Belt Buzz's Luke Skywalker.
- Card-Carrying Villain: Played for Laughs.
- Day Dream Believer: Much like newbrand Buzzs, he's convinced of being the real Emperor Zurg and that his mission is to destroy Buzz Lightyear. This raises interesting questions about what goes on in this franchise's assembly lines.
- Expy: A parody of Darth Vader.
- Heel-Face Turn: He's shown playing catch with newbrand Buzz. Also a case of Pet the Dog.
- Large Ham: Even more hammy in the spinoff series Buzz Lightyear of Star Command.
"AAAARG! DESTROY BUZZ LIGHTYEAR!"
- Incoming Ham: His first words in Toy Story 2, not counting the video game version?
- Mean Character, Nice Actor: Quite possibly if the All There in the Manual above is true. He is actually evil because he always thinks that he is the real Zurg, much like the toy version of Buzz Lightyear constantly thinking that he is the real Buzz and not a toy.
- Up to Eleven: His ion blaster goes to eleven in the Show Within a Show.
Utility Belt BuzzUtility Belt Buzz is another Buzz encountered in a display at Al's Toy Barn. He believes he is the real Buzz Lightyear (not unlike Andy's Buzz during the first movie), and that Andy's Buzz is a traitorous imposter. He traps Buzz in his box, and goes with the Rescue Party. He helps them find Woody, by climbing through an elevator shaft, and Andy's Buzz shows up. He eventually fights Zurg, and is horrified to learn that Zurg is really his father. He is last seen playing a friendly game of catch with his dad.
Voiced by: Tim Allen
- Big "NO!": When he finds out the truth about his father.
- Day Dream Believer: Just like Buzz in the first film.
- Here We Go Again: Another Buzz who believes he's the real deal.
- I Hate Past Me: A variant. He behaves exactly the same way that Andy's Buzz used to behave... much to the irritation of Andy's Buzz, who is now much more understanding with how Woody hated him before.
- Large Ham: He's brilliantly over the top, as he's unaware that he's a toy.
- Spot the Imposter: A special variety since he's convinced the other Buzz is an imposter to him, and is not aware that he is mistaken for the other in the rescue party. The other Buzz eventually clears up all the confusion by popping his helmet open, and showing everyone else Andy's name on his foot.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: He and his father disappear from the plot after the toys leave Al's penthouse.
- You Killed My Father: A direct Shout-Out to The Empire Strikes Back as Buzz confronts Zurg on the elevator.
Tour Guide BarbieTour Guide Barbie is the barbie that shows the Rescue Party around Al's Toy Barn.
Voiced by: Jodi Benson
- Hello, Nurse!: Mr. Potato Head immediately begins chanting that he is a "married spud", while Hamm tells him to step aside for the single fellas.
- Perpetual Smiler: Her gleaming smile never falters, not even once. In the Hilarious Outtakes, she was complaining about how her face hurts from all the smiling.
Rock'em Sock'em RobotsThe Rock'em Sock'em Robots are a pair of boxing robots that live on the desk in Al's office. When they are asked for directions, they end up fighting angrily.
Voiced by: John Lasseter and Lee Unkrich
Sunnyside Daycare Toys
Lots-o'-Huggin' BearLots-o'-Huggin' Bear is a big pink teddy bear that smells like strawberries. He is the leader of the Daycare Toys, and also the Big Bad in the third film. After his original owner lost and replaced him, he came to Sunnyside. He quickly took over, and rules with an iron fist of hugs. When Andy's toys are donated, he puts them in the Caterpillar Room, where they are tortured by the young children that play there. When Buzz complains, Lotso captures and resets him. With Buzz a part of his gang, he locks the toys in boxes. When they escape, he confronts them on top of Sunnyside's dumpster. After an argument with Woody, his gang see how bad he is and turns on him, and Big Baby throws him in the dumpster. When Andy's toys end up at the dump, they help him survive. He is about to save them, but runs away instead. He is last seen being tied to the front of a garbage truck with some other toys.
Voiced by: Ned Beatty
- American Accents: Talks with a slight Southern drawl.
- And I Must Scream: See Fate Worse Than Death. A rather literal example in comparison to the Trope Namer, since he has to keep his mouth closed to keep the bugs and dirt out of it — though likely only when the truck's moving, considering that the other toys had to open their mouths to warn him.
- Ax-Crazy: He is so mentally unstable that even his subordinates fear him.
- Bad Boss:
"WHAT?! You want your "mommy" back?! She never loved you! Don't be such a BABY!"
- He flips out when he realizes Big Baby still cares about their owner upon gazing tearfully at the heart locket Woody received from Chuckles earlier, which he smashes and then even whacking his most submissive and loyal minion with his cane in a fit of rage.
- Also yells at his other minions for believing that kids truly love their toys. Showing his true colors to them, and that he sees them as expendable pawns to serve his own goals.
- Bait the Dog: After Woody and Buzz save his life, he seemingly tries to help them in return by using the emergency stop button to stop the conveyor belt leaving to the incinerator...only for Lotso to leave them to die once he no longer needs their help to escape.
- Bears Are Bad News: While he seems like a pretty nice guy at first, on the inside he's evil.
- Berserk Button: The very word "family" seems to be this for Lotso, as Buzz's mention of it seems to be the catalyst for the transition from Lotso's focus on his soft side to his focus on his vicious side. note Buzz: (on his friends) We're a family.
- Big Bad: Of the 3rd film.
- Big Ol' Eyebrows: His bushy eyebrows.
- Body Horror: As part of his Fate Worse Than Death, he's ultimately going to decay like the other plush toys he's stuck with.
- The Caligula: As the Ax-Crazy sadistic ruler at Sunnyside Daycare.
- Composite Character: Of his actor's Big Bad characters J.C. Conners from White Lightning and Arthur Jensen from Network.
- Both Conners and Lotso are Southern Corrupt Hicks who abuses their power and authority with absolute cruelty like the Jerkasses and Soft Spoken Sadists they are. Also, both Conners and Lotso suffered Laser-Guided Karma that involves a vehicle near the end of the films just after trying to attempt to kill The Heroes (Conners drowned in his squad car in his last attempt to run down Gator, while Lotso suffered a Fate Worse Than Death by being tied to the grill of a garbage truck to rot away after trying to leave Woody and his friends to die in the dump). Also, on a meta-level, both villains played by Beatty happened to appeared in the films that are favorites of director Quentin Tarantino.
- Lotso's powerful influence over Sunnyside parallels to that of Jensen's influence over television programing in Network. Plus, Lotso brainwashing Buzz to be his enforcer after the latter show defiance towards his rules is equivalent to that of Jensen turning Bunny-Ears Lawyer anchorman Howard Beale (played by the late Peter Finch who posthumously won an Academy Award for his role) into his puppet to spread his message after Beale criticizes Jensen's company's CCA merging. Also, Lotso's Villainous Breakdown that results in haranguing against his henchmen near the end of the film is basically a more mean-spirited version of Jensen's "Forces of Nature" tirade towards Beale when turning him into his puppet, which further helps that both scenes takes place in dramatically darkened sceneries. But unlike Lotso, who suffers Laser-Guided Karma for trying to kill Woody and his friends at the junkyard, Jensen gets off scot-free for directly causing Howard Beale's death as a result of poor television ratings.
- However, Lotso proves himself to be far worse then Conners and Jensen combined, even for a Disney villain.
- Consummate Liar: He lies to Big Baby that Daisy never loved him, and to the other Sunnyside Daycare toys that all toys are trash meant to be thrown away.
- Cool Old Guy: Is quite friendly to the toys when they first arrive to the Day Care. Eventually subverted, since he's Faux Affably Evil.
- Corrupt Hick: Runs Sunnyside with an iron fist.
- Cute Giant: He's a teddy bear, and is much bigger than the protagonists.
- Cute Is Evil: He's a pink, plush teddy bear, yet he manages to be one the darkest, cruelest villains Pixar has ever made.
- The Cynic: He believes that no kid truly loves their toys.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Being left behind and then replaced by his child. A sad twist to it is said by Woody to Lotso, though he's way too far gone at this point to listen. Humans don't know toys are alive. Lotso's owner didn't know that Lotso was an individual, and replacing him was a sign of how much she loved her toy. In the end, she didn't abandon Lotso so much as Lotso abandoned her.
- Dirty Coward: Exemplified when they're in the incinerator and he asks for Woody's help, only to let them die out of spite.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Word of God itself described Lotso as someone who, after his Start of Darkness, believes that love is a lie and never truly existed ("Ain't never been a kid that loved a toy really!")
- Evil Counterpart: He has a lot in common with Woody.
- Evil Former Friend: To Chuckles and Big Baby.
- Evil Old Folks: He seems a Cool Old Guy at first before revealing his true colors.
- Evil Overlord: Of Sunnyside.
- Face-Heel Turn: In his backstory, see Start of Darkness.
- Fate Worse Than Death: Bound down, bugs and mud flying in his face — for a long, long time. And if he does free himself from the front of the truck, he'll still be trapped in the dump. The incinerator would have been a kinder fate. As the junior novelization of the film puts it, his fate was "worse than being a toy in the Caterpillar Room"! Now that is certainly karma at work. The others in that same position didn't sound that unhappy, though they might have just relished New Meat. Well, they still had spirit, anyway.
- Faux Affably Evil: His nice demeanor hides a viciously evil villain.
- Foil: To Woody.
- Freudian Excuse: Lotso was lost and replaced by his original owner. When Lotso discovered this, it made him believe that he hadn't been special to her and that the love between him and her hadn't been real. Thus (in his mind), all the love between kids and their toys isn't real. To him love is for suckers because for toys it eventually leads to abandonment and being thrown away. Of course, as Woody points out, this doesn't excuse all the terrible things he does.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: He was once a soft-spoken, gentle, lovable teddy bear who first started out as a Christmas present for Daisy, a young kind-hearted girl who immediately became overjoyed the moment she unwrapped him. Along with her other two toys, Big Baby and Chuckles the Clown, she had so much fun playing with them, as she loved all three of them equally. But, according to Chuckles, Lotso was unique to her most of all. Things suddenly take a dramatic turn when on a family trip, as Daisy happily played with her toys including her very special Lotso, she fell asleep after lunch, accidentally leaving her toys behind. Lotso and his friends decided to go back home afterwards, but by the time they finally got there, it turned out Daisy bought another Lotso to compensate for the original one she lost during the trip. Right when Lotso saw this, something snapped inside him that day...
- Go-Karting with Bowser: In the video game, he is a friendly character in Toy Box mode and only appears in one level of Story Mode, with his status as a villain only passingly mentioned once at a later point. He is completely absent from the Dump levels. The possibility is high that Toy Box Lotso may be a different character from Story Lotso, as there are lots of Lotsos out there, including the one that inadvertedly helped cause Story Lotso's Start of Darkness.
- Grumpy Bear: A literal and rather extreme example.
- Humans Are the Real Monsters: He is a firm believer in this ideology after being replaced by his former owner.
- Ironic Hell: His life's view is that toys are all just trash in the end, because kids don't truly love them. His ultimate fate? Trapped in the dump forever due to a grown man having some affection for him.
- It's All About Me: The toys are then dumped in a landfill and are nearly killed by a trash incinerator because of Lotso's selfishness.
- Jerkass: Taken Up to Eleven. He abuses toys for his own amusement and attacks anyone who refuses to go along with his beliefs.
- Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: He pretends to be redeemed and after Woody and Buzz risk their lives to save him. He later pretends to try to turn off the Conveyor Belt of Doom and instead just leaves them to die — purely out of spite.
- Kick the Dog: Very frequently but in one case he kicks Slinky Dog across the wastebin.
- Killer Rabbit: He's cute, but don't let that fool you.
- This line from Buttercup captures his character: "The guy may seem plushy and huggable on the outside, but on the inside he's a monster."
- Knight of Cerebus: Aside from the point of view of sentient toys, Sid was a violent brat, Scud was a dog and therefore amoral, Al was a jerk and a thief and Stinky Pete was a Well-Intentioned Extremist. Lotso is a downright monster who brings an aura of sheer brutality and menace never before seen in the series, and it's the confrontation with him at the dumpster that paves the way for the series' darkest scenes.
- Large and In Charge: He's bigger than most of his subordinates, except for Big Baby.
- Laser-Guided Karma: He leaves the toys to die in a garbage incinerator after Woody and Buzz saved him from the shredder. For a moment it looks like he's going to be a Karma Houdini as Woody tells the others "he's not worth it" upon escaping. But then Lotso is found by a Cloudcuckoolander garbageman, who straps him to the front of his truck and drives off with him.
- Love Makes You Evil: After believing he was spurned by his owner (who loved him more than anything in the world), he becomes a twisted tyrant of the daycare center and a G-rated nihilist.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Josef Stalin; although it's somewhat obscure, and probably wasn't consciously intentional.
- Not So Different: His backstory involved him in a plot similar to the one Woody experienced in the first movie.
- Phrase Catcher: "Smells of strawberries."
- Poisonous Friend: To Big Baby. Or really to anyone for that matter.
- Pride: What leads to his Start of Darkness.
- Psychotic Smirk: He makes this expression a lot after he reveals his true colors.
- Real Men Wear Pink: Or are pink, in his case.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: "Where's your kid now, Sheriff?"
- Sealed Evil in a Teddy Bear: A more literal case, as he was never really human to begin with.
- Shadow Archetype: He's basically a dark reflection of what pre-Character Development Woody could've been.
- Shout-Out: Big Baby grabbing him and tossing him into the dumpster is one to Return of the Jedi when Darth Vader does the same thing to the Emperor.
- The Sociopath: He used to be a good toy until a tragic incident caused him to "snap," and now he no longer believes in the concept of love or the bond between a child and a toy; Word of God even describes him as now permanently believing the love his own owner had for him was nothing but an illusion, which he even yells out at one point ("She never loved me!")
- Soft-Spoken Sadist: Until his Villainous Breakdown, he commits a large amount of atrocities while keeping his calm Faux Affably Evil persona.
- Southern Gentleman: However...
- Start of Darkness: Chuckles the Clown's flashback segment outlines exactly why Lotso turns out to be the cruel despot of Sunnyside. It doesn't nearly excuse his actions though.
- Stepford Smiler: Type C.
- Straw Nihilist: A toy version.
- Tragic Villain: He became heartless and completely vile because he was abandoned (not intentionally) and was replaced. Unlike Stinky Pete, Lotso never sought redemption.
- Ungrateful Bastard: Indeed, at least Karma kicked him in the rump not long after. Considering his fate afterwards, you can even classify it as Too Dumb to Live.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: According to Chuckles.
- Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: Especially in regards to the Toy Story villains. He is a sadistic teddy bear overlord of a day care center who subjects new toys to being broken by toddlers, tortures, brainwashes, imprisons, and attempts to murder the heroes, and eventually leaves them to die in an incinerator AFTER THEY SAVE HIS LIFE!!
- Villainous Breakdown: He starts to completely lose it when Woody mentions Daisy at the dumpster confrontation. He starts off smooth and calm, and even momentarily wins the argument against Woody (by asking an Armor-Piercing Question about why Andy is leaving). He happily orders the group pushed into the dumpster… but then Woody asks about Daisy. It stops Lotso dead in his tracks and signals an immediate change in his demeanor. He's very quickly reduced to snarling and even roaring at Woody and Big Baby, and by the end of the debate he's turned physically abusive, screaming about how toys are meant to be thrown away. Then Big Baby decides he's had enough.
- Villains Want Mercy: Screamed for the help of Woody and his friends when hanging over a garbage disposal, prompting them to save him. True to form, he then abandons them when the positions get reversed.
- Walking Spoiler: Used to have one shortly after the movie came out, but after its massive success, his Big Bad status is well known.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: An interpretation. He has a Woobie-ish backstory, but it's made pretty clear by his actions both prior to and during the movie that he abandoned the 'Woobie' part long ago.
KenKen is an "Animal Lovin' Ken" doll made by Mattel. He lives in his Dreamhouse at Sunnyside Daycare. When Andy's toys end up at the daycare, he and Barbie fall instantly in love. Ken is a member of Lotso's Gang, however. When Barbie finds this out, she breaks up with him. At the end of the film, he realizes Lotso's evil, and reunites with Barbie. During the credits, it is seen that Ken and Barbie made Sunnyside "cool and groovy", and they act as its new toy leaders.
Voiced by: Michael Keaton
- Berserk Button: He's not a girl's toy! He's not!
- Nor is he a glorified accessory!
- Butt Monkey: The butt-end of a lot of jokes about being made for girls.
- Camp Straight: From his frilly handwriting, to his many clothes, to his happiness when the army men parachute in the ending. Even dating Barbie doesn't help matters.
"I'm not a girl's toy! I'm NOT!"
- He really can't help it. He's a girl's toy.
- Co-Dragons: Somewhat, with Big Baby.
- Conflicting Loyalty: Towards his duty to Lotso and his love for Barbie. He inevitably makes a Heel-Face Turn and chooses Barbie.
- The Dandy: He is really, really concerned about fashion and clothes.
- Dark Chick: May also be Co-Dragons with Big Baby.
- The Dragon: To some degree.
- Goofy Print Underwear: Ken wears boxers with little hearts on them.
- Have I Mentioned I Am Heterosexual Today?: Played with his denial about being a girl's toy.
- Love Redeems: Starts out as one of the toys trying to keep the gang imprisoned, but he changes sides after he falls in love with Barbie.
- Happily Married: To Barbie after they make up.
- Love at First Sight: For Barbie.
- Outdated Outfit: Much of Ken's clothing dates from the late 1950s to the early 1980s.
- Real Men Wear Pink: Very effeminate, yet clearly one of the toughest guards in the movie. Turns out that clothing is his weak spot, though.
- Sickeningly Sweethearts: With Barbie.
- Team Dad: To the toys of Sunnyside in the epilogue.
- Totally Radical: Frequently says things like "cool" and "groovy".
BarbieBarbie is a "Great Shape Barbie" doll manufactured by Mattel. She was one of Molly's toys, until she was donated to Sunnyside Daycare. Once there she is swept off her feet by Ken, who hadn't realized Barbies existed.
Voiced by: Jodi Benson
- Action Girl: Ken learns the hard way that she's actually competent.
- Ascended Extra: Barbie first appeared in Toy Story 2, and while we saw a lot of them, they were all minor characters and mostly just used for a few gags. By 3, she is a member of the main gang, and gets some real character development.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Do not threaten her friends if you know what's good for you.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass : She may seem like a ditz, but she'll fight for her friends, and even Ken can't put her down.
- Dumb Blonde: Appears as this at first, but says two lines to Lotso that subvert the trope.
- Femme Fatale Spy: She did love Ken before realizing what was really going on at Sunnyside and then rejected him. She played this role well enough to push him into a Heel-Face Turn, and they end the movie Happily Married.
- Genius Ditz: Quite the expert on politics.
- Genki Girl: Usually cheerful and energetic.
- Happily Married: To Ken after they make up.
- Hidden Depths"Authority should derive from the consent of the governed, not from threat of force!"
- Love at First Sight: For Ken.
- Sickeningly Sweethearts: With Ken.
- Smarter Than You Look: Political philosophy out of nowhere.
- Team Mom: To the toys of Sunnyside in the epilogue.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Girly Girl to Jessie's Tomboy in Toy Story 3.
- Tomboyish Ponytail: Inverted. She has it but she isn't a tomboy. See above.
- Took a Level in Badass: In Toy Story 3, when she gets Ken to spill the beans on Lotso's secrets, by ripping his valuable outfits.
Big BabyBig Baby is a huge baby doll with a broken eye, and pen tattoos. He was once owned by Daisy, but went with Lotso to Sunnyside after she lost them. He is the strongest member of Lotso's Gang. When he realizes that he was never replaced, he becomes angry and throws Lotso into the dumpster.
Voiced by: Woody Smith
- Badass Adorable: He's a giant baby who's feared by the others, even getting back at Lotso after his constant abuse.
- Berserk Button: Lotso really should not have broken the name tag in front of Big Baby.
- Co-Dragons: With Ken to Lotso. Both pull a Heel-Face Turn in the end.
- Creepy Doll: You'd swear he was manufactured in the Uncanny Valley. The broken eye just makes the effect even more unsettling. Possibly a Shout-Out to the baby in Tin Toy, who was also rather creepy due to the limitations of the technology at the time.
- Cute Giant: He has the appearance and mannerisms of a small child, yet is significantly bigger than the protagonists.
- The Dog Bites Back: When he throws Lotso into the dumpster.
- The Dreaded: Almost as much, if not more, than Lotso.
- Dumb Muscle: He's Lotso's chief heavy, but has the mind of a child and only does what he'd told until Lotso pushes him too far.
- Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: He regards his previous owner Daisy as his mom. You really shouldn't have broken that tag, Lotso...
- Exactly What It Says on the Tin: He's a baby, who's huge compared to most of the other toys, called Big Baby.
- Happily Adopted: By Barbie and Ken.
- Love Redeems: Remembering his love for his previous owner Daisy and after Woody reveals that Lotso has been lying to him the whole time.
- Tragic Villain: So very, very tragic.
- The Voiceless: Mostly. He says stereotypically "baby" things like "Mama."
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: He's the scariest villain ever — until this:(Looking at tag saying "My heart belongs to Daisy") *sob* Mama?
TwitchTwitch is an insectaloid warrior action figure who wouldn't have been out of place in the original Masters of the Universe toy line. He is a member of Lotso's Gang, and is seen gambling in the vending machine. He helps reset Buzz, and later capture Andy's toys. At the end of the film he and Sparks hold down a broken Chatter Telephone.
Voiced by: John Cygan
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: He's a big, muscular insect.
- The Brute: Along with Chunk
- Even Evil Has Standards: Just look at his reaction to Lotso hitting Big Baby with the cane.
- Punch Clock Villain: Word of God is that he and Lotso's other minions are not truly evil, but just joined up with Lotso to get whatever power came with the job. Once Lotso is ousted, he's pulled a Heel-Face Turn.
StretchStretch is a purple, glittery rubber octopus. She is a member of Lotso's Gang, and is seen gambling in the vending machine (beating the others, possibly thanks to all her tentacles). She helps reset Buzz, and later capture Andy's toys. At the climax of the film she blocks the other end of the garbage chute, blocking escape for Andy's toys. She looks ready to push them in the dumpster... until Woody reveals Lotso's past, and she and the others have a change of heart. In the closing credits montage, when a happier, Lotso-less Sunnyside is shown, Stretch is seen slipping Ken's note to Andy's toys into Bonnie's backpack.
Voiced by: Whoopi Goldberg
- Advertised Extra: She is displayed prominently on the DVD cover, despite having about ten minutes of screen time.
- Combat Tentacles: It's an octopus that can fight with its tentacles.
- Everything's Squishier with Cephalopods: A stretchy, sparkly octopus toy voiced by Whoopi Goldberg. Not evil, seeing as she abandons Lotso with the others when they learn of his past and see him for what he is.
- Punch Clock Villain: She is the first of Lotso's minions to visibly recoil and question him when he has his Villainous Breakdown.
ChunkChunk is an orange rock monster action figure. When the spike on his head is pushed, his face switches from friendly to fierce. He is a member of Lotso's Gang, and is seen gambling in the vending machine. He helps reset Buzz, and later capture Andy's toys.
Voiced by: Jack Angel
- The Brute: Along with Twitch.
- Buffy Speak: "[Buzz] ain't the sharpest knife in the...place where they keep the knives."
- Dumb Muscle: He can't even figure out what a drawer is called.
- Punch Clock Villain
- Shout-Out: Possibly to the Mayor of The Nightmare Before Christmas, with both characters exhibiting a literal "Happy" and "Sad/Angry" expression.
- Two-Faced: In the picture, he's got his happy face. But when he gets unhappy, he pushes a button on his head, and it flips to an angry face with red eyes.
SparksSparks is a tin robot that shoots out sparks when he rolls around. He is a member of Lotso's Gang, and is seen gambling in the vending machine. He helps to reset Buzz, and later capture Andy's toys. At the end of the film he and Twitch hold down a broken Chatter Telephone.
Voiced by: Jan Rabson
- Deadpan Snarker: After Chunk's remark about Buzz and knives (see above), Sparks remarks "Neither are you!"
- Punch Clock Villain
Chatter TelephoneChatter Telephone is rotary telephone pull toy produced by Fisher Price. He can only talk through his receiver. He is the oldest toy in the Caterpillar Room, and takes pride that he has never been broken. Chatter tells Woody how to escape Sunnyside, and the obstacles he must get past. When Lotso finds out he has his gang break Chatter. During the credits, it is revealed that Chatter is eventually fixed, and lives a better life under Ken's leadership.
Voiced by: Teddy Newton
- Chekhov's Gunman: Very early on in the movie, just as Andy's toys have been sent to Sunnyside, The Chatter Telephone is nudging Woody's leg. Woody doesn't take the hint, but it's obvious on the telephone's expressions and his glances towards Lotso that he's trying to warn Woody that Sunnyside is actually rotten to the core and controlled via dictatorship.
- Cold-Blooded Torture: Subjected to it, and they beat him enough to make him squeal on Woody.
- Hidden Depths: Who knows beneath a telephone toy with sticker smile, hide his serious nature?
- Knight In Sour Armour: He had been stuck at Sunnyside for years but used his knowledge of the place to (try to) help the other toys escape
- The Old Convict: He has been at Sunnyside Daycare Center even before Lotso Bear took it over. To help Woody and his friends escape the daycare center, he describes the layout of the daycare center and warns Woody that the only way for a toy to escape is to neutralize the Cymbal Monkey minding the surveillance system
- Shell-Shocked Senior: He's the oldest toy in the daycare and was there when Lotso took over.
- Shout-Out: Chatter's voice and inflection are a dead ringer for Gill in Finding Nemo, who masterminded the escape from the tank.
- Stepford Smiler: That sticker smile is really misleading.
- The Stool Pigeon: Although fits more with the "Lacerated Larry", as he really did help the toys escape and proved to be an extremely useful ally.
BookwormBookworm is a green worm with glasses and a bow-tie. He carries around a flashlight, and keeps a library of instruction manuals in one of Sunnyside's closets. He gives a manual to Lotso that allows him to reset Buzz to demo mode.
Voiced by: Richard Kind
- Evil Genius: He keeps a library of instruction manuals and is Lotso's go-to guy. The name "Bookworm" is kind of a giveaway.
- Hey, Wait!: When Barbie masquerades as Ken (in his face-obscuring "Mission to Mars" spacesuit) to get back Buzz's instruction manual, the Bookworm notices her high heels as she turns away... then rolls his eyes and sighs at "Ken's" effeminate fashion sense.
- Hidden Depths: Subtly, but Lotso seems to disapprove, if not dislike, of him. This can be seen after he tosses Buzz Lightyear's manual at his feet, Lotso gives him a somewhat disapproving glance. This may also imply that Bookworm did not enjoy being one of Lotso's gang and Lotso was aware of it. If that's the case, it's plausible that he knew it was Barbie in the space suit, he just didn't care enough to report it.
- Scary Librarian: A rare male example.
The MonkeyThe Monkey watches over all the monitors of Sunnyside daycare, shrieks into a microphone to warn Lotso of any escaping toys. He looks just like this◊. Yeah, he's pretty creepy.
Voiced by: Lee Unkrich
- Big Brother Is Watching: He watches over all the security cameras for any attempted escapees.
- Cool Shades: In the credits montage showing how much nicer and "groovier" Sunnyside is without Lotso, he puts some funky glasses on while playing with his cymbals. This either reduces his scariness level or it doesn't.
- Cymbal-Banging Monkey: When night falls on Sunnyside Daycare, he sits at the front desk, watching all the surveillance screens. If a toy tries to escape, he turns on the center's P.A. system and screeches into it while banging his cymbals. Lotso and crew are on top of the poor toy in moments.
- The Guards Must Be Crazy: Subverted; before Andy's toys came along, no one ever got past this guy.
- Hyper Competent Sidekick: As the Chatter Phone points out, Lotso's hold on Sunnyside wouldn't be nearly as absolute or difficult to escape if it weren't for this guy.
- Maniac Monkeys: Monitors Sunnyside Daycare to see if any of the prisoners are trying to escape.
Mr. PricklepantsMr. Pricklepants is a self-defined Classically Trained toy, who prefers to stay silent and hush other toys even when not being played with. Congratulates Woody on his brilliant performance when he first arrives. Along with the rest of Bonnie's toys, he reveals to Woody the terrible secret of Sunnyside, and helps him get back to save his friends. During the credits he puts on a production of Romeo and Juliet with himself as Romeo, and one of the aliens as Juliet.
Voiced by: Timothy Dalton
- Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking:Mr. Pricklepants: (regarding Lotso) Sunnyside is a place of ruin and despair ruled by an evil bear who smells of strawberries.
- Classically Trained Extra: Amusingly, he thinks Woody is the classically trained extra.
- Genre Savvy: Just watch Toy Story of Terror.
- Large Ham: Comes with the territory.
TrixieTrixie is a blue plastic triceratops from the same toyline as Rex. She spends lots of time on the internet, playing online games and chatting. Along with the rest of Bonnie's toys, she reveals to Woody the terrible secret of Sunnyside, and helps him get back to save his friends. During the credits she is seen playing a computer game with Rex.
Voiced by: Kristen Schaal
- A Day in the Limelight: Toy Story That Time Forgot focuses almost entirely on her.
- Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: And her design seems to imply that she and Rex are from the same toyline.
- Gamer Chick: Seen playing a video game with Rex in the credits.
- Geek: Even more so than Rex, and she seems to be the most computer-savvy toy we see.
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: A surprising amount of her appearances have some of this. 'Just a dinosaur toy down the street', and excitedly playing games with Rex during the credits...
- Naïve Everygirl: But maybe not that naive...
ButtercupButtercup is a plush Unicorn toy. Along with the rest of Bonnie's toys, he reveals to Woody the terrible secret of Sunnyside, and helps him get back to save his friends. During the credits it is shown that he has become good friends with Hamm.
Voiced by: Jeff Garlin
- Large Ham: "THERE IS NO WAY OUT!"
- Nice Guy: He's a pretty level-headed, decent toy.
- Those Two Guys: Seems to be becoming this with Hamm, as seen in the credits of 3. A short Hawaiian Vacation confirms it.
- Vocal Dissonance: A cuddly unicorn with the voice of Jeff Garlin? Perfect.
DollyDolly is a friendly, somewhat snarky little ragdoll with purple hair, googly eyes, and an orange dress that Bonnie made herself. Along with the rest of Bonnie's toys, she reveals to Woody the terrible secret of Sunnyside, and helps him get back to save his friends. At the end of the film, she shows Andy's toys that they've made it to having drawings on Bonnie's wall, and is seen along with the other toys dancing along to the Spanish version of "You've Got a Friend in Me".
Voiced by: Bonnie Hunt
- Cute Witch: She is cute and Bonnie casts her as a witch during a play session.
- Deadpan Snarker: She definitely has her moments — especially regarding Woody's name.
- A Doll Named Dolly: She even lampshades it:"That's coming from a doll named Dolly."
- Exactly What It Says on the Tin: She's a doll named Dolly.
- Evil Laugh and Final Boss: In video game adaptation of Toy Story 3, during the stage which takes inside Bonnie's imagination.
- Mean Character, Nice Actress: Whenever Bonnie is playing, she's always cast as the villain of her stories.
- The Mentor: Of Bonnie's toys.
- Powerpuff Girl Hands: Has thumbless hands like The Powerpuff Girls, but she has two lines of stitching on each hand that indicate fingers. Justified in that she is a rag-doll.
- Shout-Out: Possibly — she looks quite a bit like Coraline, especially with the dark purple bob and hair barrettes. Plus, there is a button on her dress. And she is cast as "the Witch" in Bonnie's playtimes — a reference to the Other Mother?
- Even more so to Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas, especially when you consider that they both are handmade ragdolls.
- Team Mom: To Bonnie's toys.
- Wicked Witch: Plays this role during playtime.
- You Gotta Have Purple Hair: Justified; it's not that uncommon for toys to have unusual hair colors.
Peas in a PodPeas in a Pod as a trio of plush peas, Peatey, Peatrice and Peanelope, with a zipper pea-pod. They have the personalities of small children. Along with the rest of Bonnie's toys, they reveal to Woody the terrible secret of Sunnyside, and help him get back to save his friends. During the credits they are seen climbing in Mr. Potato Head's tater tush, to which he responds, "I told you kids to stay out of my butt!"
Voiced by: Charlie Bright, Amber Kroner and Brianna Maiwand
TotoroTotoro is a big plush toy based off the title character from the Japanese film, My Neighbor Totoro. He befriends Buzz and the Aliens in the credits, giving the aliens a fun little ride as he juggles them around.
- The Big Guy: He's significantly bigger than all of Bonnie's toys. Even Andy's.
- The Cameo: No duh.
- Canon Foreigner: From another children's animated movie no less. He ups Bonnie's coolness quotient Up to Eleven.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: He hasn't returned for any of the shorts or specials set post-Toy Story 3.
- The Pollyanna: He smiles quite a bit.
- The Voiceless: Doesn't even growl like he does in his original appearance.
Chuckles the ClownChuckles the Clown is a depressed clown who was abandoned together with Lotso and Big Baby. After Lotso became the Big Bad and took over Sunnyside, he left and came into Bonnie's care.
Voiced by: Bud Luckey
- Dark and Troubled Past: His backstory with Lotso and Big Baby.
- Defrosting Ice King: Shows this when he finally smiles at the end of the movie.
- The Eeyore: A subversion: he acts much like Eeyore, to the point of sharing a voice actor, but then you hear his backstory.
- Grumpy Bear: His depression is a stark contrast to Bonnie's other toys.
- Hidden Depths: Turns out to be rather proficient with a ukelele in Hawaiian Vacation.
- Knight In Sour Armour: Saw some of Lotso's rather despicable actions firsthand, and told Woody about this to warn him of Lotso's true nature.
- Mr. Exposition: He fills Woody in on the situation at Sunnyside.
- Non-Ironic Clown: Having shared the same former owner as Lotso Bear and Big Baby, he turns out to be the only one of the three toys not to turn villainous from the incident of being accidentally abandoned by their former owner. In a flashback he even tries to console Lotso Bear, but Lotso bear ignores him and turns evil. In the present, he is depressed despite being one of Bonnie's beloved toys. But by the end credits, he begins to smile again.
- Perpetual Frowner: Is this for almost the entire movie, until when he sees a picture of him drawn by Bonnie.
- Sad Clown: Became this after Lotso took over Sunnyside Daycare, though he starts smiling a little again during the ending credits.
- When He Smiles The end credits show him finally smiling. Cue Squee. And tears.
Sid's Mutant Toys
These are all of the toys that were maimed, blown up, or had their body parts swapped by Sid. Despite their horrifying, Frankenstein's Monster-esque appearances, these toys are actually all friendly. The mutant toys appear to be led by an odd toy who appears to be made up of a baby doll head mounted on top of a spider body made from an Erector kit. Other members include a toy car with legs instead of wheels, a fishing pole with Barbie legs, a jack-in-the-box containing a grasping hand instead of a clown/jester, an action figure upper torso mounted onto a skateboard, a wind-up frog with mismatched wheels, a bizarre insect toy with a Rocky Gibraltar torso for legs, a Janie doll (which was Hannah's) with a Pterodactyl head (thanks to one of Sid's "operations"), a toy with a duck head on top of an action figure torso with a spring for a lower body, an action figure head on top of a musical roller toy, a rusted-up monster truck that was buried in some sand, two action figures who are missing some arms and/or legs, another doll, and one of the squeeze-toy aliens from Pizza Planet.
- All There in the Manual: Only a few of them are named in the movie (Ducky, Legs, the Frog. Little Green Man, and Roller Bob), the most central of them are named in official side material: Babyface/Spider-Baby, Ducky/Duck Man, Legs, Roller Bob, Rockmobile, Jingle Joe, the Frog and Hand-In-The-Box. A couple of them, like Babyface and Ducky, had inexplicable name changes on the official web site.
- Body Horror: All of them are built from broken body parts of other toys.
- Creepy Good: Creepy mutant body horrors created by Sid, yet they're some of the nicest toys imaginable.
- Dark Is Not Evil: The creepiest things Pixar has ever made, and yet not worse than the other toys.
- The Dog Bites Back: When Woody convinces them to finally stand up to Sid.
- Eldritch Abomination: But they aren't bad, though.
- Fragile Speedster: The Frog.
- I'm A Toytarian: Woody and Buzz initially believe them to be cannibals after seeing them swarm and make off with the remains of Molly's doll and a Pterodactyl toy. It's later revealed it's quite the opposite.
- Misunderstood Loner with a Heart of Gold: Woody is shocked when they turn out to only look like monsters.
- Ptero Soarer: The Pteranodon whose head Sid switches with the Janie doll. Fortunately, the other toys patch them up.
- She's Got Legs: The aptly-named Legs. That is all she's got, though they are very feminine and shapely.
- Shout-Out: The Pteranodon toy is very similar to this◊ Jurassic Park toy.
- The Speechless: Most of them, apart from Ducky, who's The Unintelligible (he speaks in Donald Duck - esque quacks), and a Burned Rag Doll who only says one word: "Mama."
- Why Isn't It Attacking?: Woody realizes this when he discovers they were actually fixing the other toys.
Andy DavisAndy is the owner of the main toy characters.
Voiced by: John Morris
- Adorably Precocious Child: In the first 2 films.
- Ascended Extra: While having a vital importance to the plot in the first two films, he was Out of Focus for the most part. Come 3, he takes center spotlight in some of the most crucial scenes of the film, as noted on Roger Ebert 's website.
- Cheerful Child: In contrast to his Evil Counterpart Sid.
- Cool Big Bro: For Molly and Bonnie.
- Disappeared Dad: Although it's not really raised by the characters, it's notable that Mr. Davis is not present. His whereabouts have never been established, but Word of God revealed that Woody was a hand-me-down from father to son. The two most popular fan theories are that Mr. Davis is either dead or that Andy's parents divorced.
- Intergenerational Friendship: With Bonnie.
- He Is All Grown Up: In Toy Story 3.
- Mr. Imagination: When playing with his toys.
- Nice Guy: A cheerful, creative boy who genuinely loves his toys and treats them like real people. Also his interactions with Bonnie in Toy Story 3 are pretty sweet.
- Nice Hat: His cowboy hat in 1 and 2.
- Real Men Wear Pink: Some of the toys under his care are mainly towards female demographics.
Ms. DavisShe is Andy and Molly's single mom.
Voiced by: Laurie Metcalf
- Good Parents: Clearly loves her kids.
- Gut Punch: What seeing Andy's empty room on the day of his departure for college is for her.
- Unnamed Parent: Even Woody refers to her as "Mom."
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Ms. Davis is actually, without meaning to be, a major threat to the toys, as she frequently asks Andy to throw out the toys he no longer wants. Ms. Davis' actions regarding the toys sets the plot in motion in all three films. In the first film, she purchases a Buzz Lightyear toy for Andy on his birthday, prompting the rivalry between Buzz and Woody which leads to them being lost and forced to find their way home. In the second film, Ms. Davis tries to sell Wheezy at her yard sale, prompting Woody's rescue attempt where he is subsequently stolen by Al. In the third film, she orders Andy to clean out his room before going to college and puts the bag of toys Andy was putting in the attic out on the curb as trash by mistake, causing them to be donated to Sunnyside Daycare.
Molly DavisMolly is Andy's little sister.
Voiced by: Hannah Unkrich (Lee's daughter) in Toy Story 2, and Beatrice Miller in Toy Story 3. Archive recordings from Toy Story 2 were used for her toddler scenes in Toy Story 3, and her voice provider for the first film is unknown. (Hannah wasn't born until shortly before Toy Story 2.)
- Annoying Younger Sibling: Averted with Andy in Toy Story 1 and 2, as she was a baby/toddler at the time. She does annoy Mr. Potato Head whenever she drools on him though.
- Played straight in Toy Story 3 when she constantly bugs Andy about wanting his room once he leaves for college, though it's still made obvious that the two love each other a lot.
- Disappeared Dad: Her and Andy's father is noticeably absent, implying that Mrs. Davis is a widow or a divorcee.
Sid PhillipsSid is Andy's polar opposite, and next door neighbor. He's a primary source of in-universe Nightmare Fuel to Andy's toys.
Voiced by: Erik Von Detten
- Big Bad: Is the main villain of the first film. He torture toys For the Evulz.
- Big Brother Bully: To his sister, Hannah. He enjoys taking away her dolls and mutilating them.
- Cheerful Child: Buzz mistakes him for a "happy child" in the first movie. And he does seem pretty cheerful. Just not in a way you would remotely enjoy if you were one of his toys.Mr. Potato Head: That ain't no happy child!
- Creepy Child: He has a disturbing enjoyment of torturing toys.
- Disproportionate Retribution: He cuts the head of one of Hannah's dolls and replace it with a toy pteranodon's head because she doesn't know if his package came yet.
- Enfante Terrible: He's around the same age as Andy, and is obnoxious and sadistic.
- Evil Counterpart: To Andy, even Word of God confirms this.
- For the Evulz: "He tortures toys! JUST FOR FUN!"
- Freak Out from the Revelation: Is reduced into a screaming, neurotic mess after Woody and his toys set him straight, making him the only human in the entire series to witness the toys' sentience. At least it didn't last long; see below.
- He Is All Grown Up: That garbage man in Part 3? Take a good look at the name tag.
- Humans Are Cthulhu: This was admitted by Pixar, who essentially said from a human perspective Sid is merely a rowdy kid who bullies his sister, but from a living toy perspective, Sid is practically a devil.
- Humiliation Conga: In the first film. He runs away from his younger sister's doll.
- Intercontinuity Crossover: Appears in the comic book spinoff of Monsters, Inc., where he has managed to sneak into the Monster world and use the doors as a means to steal toys from kids to prevent what happened to him from happening to anyone else.
- Jerkass: In addition to torturing toys, he also bullies his sister.
- Kids Are Cruel: He tortures toys in the most vicious way. Though he has no way of knowing that the toys are actually sentient, the fact that he likes to pretend to torture people is still pretty creepy. He also steals and mutilates his sister's toys.
- Laughably Evil: Such as when he mutters in his sleep "I wanna ride the pony.."
- Leitmotif: Gets a weird marching theme.
- Nightmare Fetishist: Considering his actions, he makes the toys he steals from his sister into freaks.
- Obliviously Evil: Since he has no way of knowing the toys are sentient and actually feel what he's doing to them for most of the first film, though the fact that he likes to pretend to torture his toys is probably not a good sign. Also, he takes away his little sister's toys and ruins them too.
- Offscreen Villain Dark Matter: He is able to get his hands on materials that should be illegal for him to be in possession of, such as buying a powerful mini-rocket.
- Punny Name: Take the "d" and second "p" out of his name.
- Stuff Blowing Up: He loves blowing up toys.
- Troubling Unchildlike Behaviour: Woody and co. traumatizing him was probably for the best. If he tortures toys for no reason, who's to say he wouldn't move on to animals or humans as he got older, if left unchecked? As Toy Story 3 shows, he is now a still obnoxious but harmless garbage man.
- Villainy-Free Villain: He mangles his sister's dolls but otherwise doesn't really do anything bad. How was he to know that his toys are alive and can feel pain? Though taking his sister's toys and mutilating them without her permission isn't particularly nice. Hanna doesn't want a tea party with headless ladies...
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Surprisingly, has become (a misguided version of) this in the Monsters, Inc. comic, where he's stumbled across the monsters' door technology and uses it to steal toys from other children's bedrooms, in order to save the kids from having the same experience as he did.
Hannah PhillipsSid's younger sister. A cute young girl who loves her dolls, although Sid normally ends up mutilating them in one way or another.
Voiced by: Sarah Freeman
- Accidental Hero: When Scud was chasing the Toy frog, accidentally knocking her over; she locks him out of the house, inadvertently allowing Woody and the Mutant Toys to escape to the backyard which Scud would have guarded. It later comes back to bite Woody literally, when he get's Scud's attentions during the dash to the moving van.
- Break the Cutie: Sid has a nasty habit of maiming her toys.
- Determinator: While she's clearly upset at Sid for maiming her toys, it doesn't stop her from playing with them. She even goes the extra mile to play with Buzz even though he's missing an arm.
- The Dog Bites Back: Once she sees that Sid now fears toys, she promptly holds one of her dolls up to his face to freak him out.
- Girls Love Stuffed Animals: She loves playing with her dolls.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: With Sid.
Al McWhigginAl is the owner of the "Al's Toy Barn" toy store.
Voiced by: Wayne Knight
- Big Bad: Unwittingly though.
- Big Bad Ensemble: with Stinky Pete and Zurg in 2.
- The Collector: "Kidnaps" Woody to sell him to a museum in Japan. Woody is actually a toy, though.
- Continuity Nod: Over a decade after the events of Toy Story 2, he's immediately buys Jessie on eBid when she was captured by Ron Tompkins in Toy Story of Terror. This man is the living definition of obsessed.
- Fat Bastard: Even though he has no way of knowing his theft of Woody was kidnapping from the toys' perspective, it was still a knowing theft, and overall he's an ill-tempered, sleazy, unpleasant man who's verbally abusive to everyone.
- Freudian Excuse: According to a Disney Adventures magazine, he became a toy collector because he was never allowed to play with his toys as a child.
- Harmless Villain: The only villain in the movie who poses no threat whatsoever to the toys (especially Woody, whose well-being is in his best interests).
- Ink-Suit Actor: Yes. Even looks like Wayne Knight with a different hairstyle.
- Jerkass: As shown in Fat Bastard, where he steals Woody from Andy out of his own selfishness.
- Large Ham: Especially in his giant chicken persona.
- Obliviously Evil: Like Sid, he's more evil from the toys' perspective than from humans'. Stealing Woody is a misdemeanor as far as he and other humans are concerned (though depending on just how much Woody is worth, it could be Grand Larceny; which is a felony), but to toys, it's straight-up kidnapping.
- Villainous Glutton: He falls asleep with a bowl full of Cheetos (which falls on the floor)
GeriA toy cleaner/repairman that Al hires to fix Woody.
Voiced by: Jonathan Harris
- Canon Foreigner: He originally appeared in the short Geri's Game. This is even referenced in a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment: one of the drawers of his toolbox is full of chess pieces.
- Mr. Fixit: He's shown to be very good at his job, which is good for both Woody's and Al's purposes.
EmilyEmily was Jessie's previous owner who was only seen in one flashback. Her outgrowing the doll and throwing it away left a deep emotional scar on Jessie.
- Distaff Counterpart: She's essentially a female Andy. This comes full circle in Toy Story 3.
- Girliness Upgrade: In-universe. As she grew up, her interests shifted from cowgirls and horses to makeup, boys and dancing.
- Growing Up Sucks: Not for her, but for Jessie. Emily's growing up resulted in Jessie developing some crippling abandonment issues (and indirectly claustrophobia as well).
- Nice Hat: She has cowgirl's hat as a child.
- Only One Name: We never learn her last name.
Bonnie AndersonBonnie is a young girl whose mother works at the Sunnyside Daycare in the third movie. She has a very small role at first, but turns out to be a Chekhov's Gunman and a Chekhov's Boomerang.
Voiced by: Emily Hahn
- Cheerful Child: Just as Andy was when he was a kid.
- Chekhov's Gunman: She's seen quite earlier in the film, before her eventual role finally is played in the climax.
- The Cutie: Whether she's being shy (around adults) or a cheerful Genki Girl (with her toys) she's always adorable.
- Gamer Chick: In Toy Story That Time Forgot, she's shown playing video game in her friend's house.
- Generation Xerox: She's the Distaff Counterpart version of Andy when he was younger. Andy gives the whole gang of his old toys to her as he's leaving for college, so that they will be able to make another kid happy. Though this was partially orchestrated by Woody.
- Girls Love Stuffed Animals: Just look at the way she treats her toys. We love her for this reason.
- Intergenerational Friendship: With Andy.
- Meaningful Name: "Bonnie" means adorable.
- Ms Imagination: With her toys, another trait she has in common with Andy.
- Shrinking Violet: Is shy around other people. When playing with her toys, however, she's a borderline Genki Girl.
Ron TompkinsRon the Manager is the manager of the Sleep Well Motel, and the villain of the half-hour Halloween TV Special, "Toy Story of Terror"
Voiced by: Stephen Tobolowsky
- Big Bad: For Toy Story of Terror!.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He loves his pet Iguana, Mr. Jones. He even rewards him for fetching and stealing toys to be sold for money.
- Evil Is Hammy: Once he's found out that is.
- Faux Affably Evil: Acts like a normal motel owner, but he uses his Iguana, Mr. Jones to steal the belongings of his guests so that he can sell them online.
- Greed: How he makes his second living.
- Jerkass: He steals toys from children, only concerning himself with making money.
- Those Two Bad Guys: Him and Mr. Jones.
ScudScud is Phillips family's pet dog.
- Right-Hand Attack Dog: Sid's.
- Super-Persistent Predator: The only thing that will stop him from going after toys is a closed door or Sid's father.
BusterBuster is Davis family's pet dog.
- Big Friendly Dog: At least he is big from toys' perspective.
- Canine Companion: Both to Andy and to Woody.
- Good Counterpart: to Scud.
Mr. JonesHe is Ron's pet iguana.
- All Animals Are Dogs: Mr. Jones the iguana has a collar and acts like a dog.
- The Dragon: to Ron, and quite literally since he is an iguana.
- Reptiles Are Abhorrent: Played with. He is definitely the villain to the toys, but his behavior is more dog-like than reptilian, and clearly has no malicious intent to humans.