* ActorAllusion:
** Creator/TommyLeeJones voices Major Chip Hazard, who at the end of the second act [[Film/BatmanForever gets horrific burns down one side of his face]]. The Commandos all bear some resemblance to their voice actors.
** A scientist played by Robert Picardo who creates AI-based technology that succeeds beyond one's wildest dreams? Yeah, [[Series/StarTrekVoyager THAT'S]] [[SarcasmMode never happened before...]]
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* ExecutiveMeddling: The Gorgonites and Commando Elite were originally planned as seperate toy lines.
* InMemoriam: A dedication to Phil Hartman at the end of the movie.
* HeyItsThatGuy:
** [[Series/StarTrekVoyager Robert]] [[Series/StargateAtlantis Picardo]] as the mind behind the chips placed in the toys.
** Hey, [[Film/{{Godzilla 1998}} Colonel Hicks]] has a family!
*** And this won't be the [[TransformersFilmSeries last time]] that he gets paid off after a set of toys trashes his house and endanger his son.
** [[Series/ArrestedDevelopment Tobias]] finally got a job.
*** [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Troy Maclure]] looks pretty much the same in real life doesn't he?
** Uh, hello? Creator/DenisLeary as the CEO?
** [[WesternAnimation/AmericanDad Francine]] is Christy's mom.
** [[Film/SpiderManTrilogy Mary Jane Watson]] is the GirlNextDoor.
** [[Series/{{Everwood}} Ephram Brown]] is the TheHero.
* HeyItsThatVoice:
** The Gorgonites are Frank Langella and members of [[Film/ThisIsSpinalTap Spinal Tap]]; the Commando Elite are TommyLeeJones and members of TheDirtyDozen.
** The evil Gwendy dolls are Series/{{Buffy|TheVampireSlayer}} [[Creator/SarahMichelleGellar Summers]] and [[Series/TheAddamsFamily Wednesday]] [[Creator/ChristinaRicci Addams]].
** Jim Brown (Butch Meathook) and Clint Walker (Nick Nitro) were "members" of the Dirty Dozen. Ernest Borgnine and George Kennedy were in the film but were not actually among the titular "Dozen." Bruce Dern is just thrown in, as the original voice actor (Richard Jaeckel, who had also appeared in ''The Dirty Dozen'') had died before shooting began.
* ViewerGenderConfusion: Scratch-It shows no visible signs of her sex.
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