[[caption-width-right:350:''[[Music/SarahMcLachlan "When somebody loved me, everything was beautiful / Every hour we spent together, lives within my heart /]] [[TearJerker When she loved me..."]]'']]

-> ''"You never forget kids like Emily, or Andy... but they forget you."''
-->-- '''[[AffirmativeActionGirl Jessie]]'''

''Toy Story 2'' (1999) is a sequel to [[WesternAnimation/ToyStory the first film]], which takes place a year or two later. Woody is accidentally damaged during one of Andy's play times, which causes him no end of concern about becoming an unwanted "broken toy." Later, Woody gets stolen at a yard sale by greedy toy collector [[VillainousGlutton Al]], so Buzz leads a group of Andy's toys to go rescue him. Meanwhile Woody finds out he's a piece of merchandise from [[ShowWithinAShow an old kids' show]] called ''Woody's Roundup'' after meeting three other tie-in dolls based on his sidekicks on the show, and that he himself is a valuable collector's item. Woody discovers that they're all going to be sold to a toy museum in Japan, and he has to decide whether to go back to Andy -- who will eventually outgrow him -- or go to the museum and [[WhoWantsToLiveForever last forever, but never be loved]].

Notable for being Creator/{{Pixar}}'s first {{sequel}}, and for spawning a {{spinoff}} television series, ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand''. In 2009, it was re-released alongside ''Toy Story'' as a double feature in stereoscopic Disney Digital 3-D, with the two films completely re-rendered to match the level of detail of ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' (the UK had to wait until January 2010 for ''Toy Story 2'' to come out in 3D).

'''All character tropes must be moved to the proper [[Characters/ToyStory character page]]'''.

!!The film provides examples of:

* AbuseMistake: Mr. Potato Head mistakenly believes Jessie and the new gang are torturing Woody; really, [[FriendlyTickleTorture they're just tickling him]].
* AccidentalHero: Rex accidentally knocks Zurg off the elevator shaft with his tail.
* ActingUnnatural: Woody tells Buster the dog to "Act casual" while Woody hangs on his collar to rescue Wheezy unseen by humans. Buster begins to strut leisurely, and Woody hisses, "Not that casual!"
* AnAesop: The toys watch Al half-crying during an Al's Toy Barn commercial on TV after losing his Woody's Roundup dolls.
-->'''Hamm:''' I guess crime doesn't pay.
* AffirmativeActionGirl: [[GenkiGirl Jessie]]. [[TropesAreNotBad But she's still awesome]].
* AllAnimalsAreDogs: Bullseye was originally going to have a voice, but John Lasseter decided to make him like a giant puppy-dog.
* AllForNothing: Subverted. It seems that Andy's toys' quest to rescue Woody is in vain when Woody chooses to go to the museum instead of going back to Andy, because he fears being outgrown and thrown out, causing Andy's toys to leave without him. However, Woody has a change of heart and [[TakeAThirdOption decides to go back after all, but now deciding to take the Roundup Gang with him]] because he knows that without him, they'll go back to storage, possibly indefinitely.
** Al steals Woody for the final piece in the Woody's Roundup collection so he can take them all to the Konishi Toy Museum in Tokyo, but it turns out to be this trope in the end as Woody decides to go back to Andy and takes Jessie and Bullseye with him.
* AnAxeToGrind: When Stinky Pete sees that Woody and his pals are going to ruin his trip to Japan, he breaks out the (pick)axe...
* AnimatedActors: The "HilariousOuttakes" in the credits.
* ArmorPiercingQuestion: When Woody tells Buzz that he's staying with the Roundup Gang and going to Japan is his only chance for fame, Buzz replies with this:
-->'''Buzz:''' To do what, Woody? Watch kids from behind glass and never be loved again? Some life.
* AuthorAvatar: The toy repairman can be seen as this, since he tells Al that he can't rush art... much like the Pixar films themselves.
* AwardBaitSong: "When She Loved Me", by Music/SarahMcLachlan.
* TheBadGuyWins: Zurg in the fight against Buzz in the FakeOutOpening.
* BagOfHolding: Mr. Potato Head's backside was turned into one in ''Toy Story 2'''s HilariousOuttakes.
* BigBad: Al, the Jerk Ass toy collector who wants to sell Woody to a museum in Japan to make money.
* BigNever: Woody shouts this at Stinky Pete when ordered by the latter to get back into the case bound for Japan when it's in the baggage conveyor area at the airport (their tussle threw them out of the box and onto the conveyor belt).
* BigNo:
** [[CaptainSpaceDefenderofEarth Buzz]] after Zurg [[LukeIAmYourFather tells him he's Buzz's father]], and Zurg as he falls down the elevator shaft.
** Andy's Buzz has one as well when he witnesses the other toys riding off with the wrong Buzz while he's stuck inside a box.
* BittersweetEnding: Andy may [[WesternAnimation/ToyStory3 inevitably grow out of his toys in the future]], but when it happens, at least Woody will still have Buzz Lightyear with him, for Infinity and Beyond.
* BlindingCameraFlash: The toys use flashes to stop [[spoiler:Stinky Pete]] from hurting Woody.
* BoringReturnJourney: After the climax, the next scene shows the toys back in Andy's room. Earlier, just crossing the street caused mayhem.
* BottomlessMagazines: Zurg fires a LOT of little Nerf balls at Buzz 2.0 in the elevator shaft.
* BowelBreakingBricks: Mr. Potato Head, upon seeing the ''full scope'' of the baggage conveyor area. Played with in that what ''actually'' happens is that his back flap pops open and his spare parts tumble out.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Mr. Potato Head does this in the Dutch dub.
-->[Translated from Dutch]\\
'''Buzz:''' Come on, men! Did Woody give up when Sid had me strapped to the back of a rocket?\\
'''The Other Toys:''' ''[Glumly]'' No.\\
'''Buzz:''' And did Woody give up when you threw him out of the back of that moving van?\\
'''Mr. Potato Head:''' Well, that was the other movie.
* CallBack: Several:
** Buzz bringing up how the other toys tossed Woody out of the moving van.
** [[CaptainSpaceDefenderofEarth Impostor Buzz]] thinking he's suffocating when [[TheLancer the real Buzz]] opens his helmet.
** Buzz climbing up to see the [[CaptainSpaceDefenderofEarth new Buzz]] with the utility belt is the same way Woody came across Buzz in the first film.
** The hold [[AffirmativeActionGirl Jessie]] puts Woody in during their fight is the same one Buzz used when he and Woody fought under Andy's Mom's car.
** The "Buzz-Buzz-Buzz Lightyear to the rescue!" phrase is uttered again at one point during the 'battle' between Utility Belt Buzz and Zurg.
** Buzz saying [[PunctuatedForEmphasis You. Are. A Toy!]] to Woody.
* CatapultNightmare: Woody, after he wakes up from a nightmare where Andy throws him away.
* CeilingCling: Buzz hangs onto the underside of an elevator to reach [[VillainousGlutton Al's]] apartment.
* CentralTheme: Confronting your mortality and deciding how you will live your life because of it; is it better to take risks if it means you'll get damaged or even killed, or to live the safe life -- and is the safe life really living at all? The film also has choosing between long-lasting, superficial admiration or a genuine, fleeting relationship.
* ChekhovsGun:
** Buzz and company thought that the green baggage they were after in the baggage conveyor area carried Woody, but all they find is a [[RedHerring camera set]]. A couple of scenes later, [[BigDamnHeroes they catch up with Woody at the mercy of Stinky Pete]] with that camera set. Cue [[BlindedByTheLight a temporarily blinded Stinky Pete]].
** The first commercial for Al's Toy Barn, and Al's licence plate. Put together, Buzz is able to work out that it was Al that stole Woody, and as a result of that, where he has been taken.
** A cross-movie one: during the TakeCareOfTheKids moment from WesternAnimation/ToyStory (where Woody, clinging to a strap from the moving truck, is being yanked away by Scud), you can clearly hear what sounds like Woody's arm beginning to tear. Now, what happens at the start of ''this'' movie?
* ChewingTheScenery: [[spoiler:Understandably, Woody does this a bit after his arm comes off, especially with this line directed at the Prospector in a funny moment: "LUCKY?! Are you shrink-wrapped?! I AM MISSING MY ARM!"]]
* ClassicallyTrainedExtra: Stinky Pete. On the TV show, he's a goofy, backwards hick. The toy, however, is an intelligent, well-spoken gentleman.
* CloserThanTheyAppear: "Dinosaur overboard!"
* TheCollector: [[VillainousGlutton Al]].
* ContinuityCameo: Look twice and you'll recognize the toy restorer as the old man from ''WesternAnimation/GerisGame''. He even has chess pieces in his toolkit.
* ContinuityNod:
** Stinky Pete mentions how Woody's show was cancelled once the moon landing happened and kids went crazy for space-things. Woody says he knows how that feels.
** When Buzz is attacked by the Utility Belt Buzz (who believes he is actually Buzz) in Al's Toy Barn, he wonders if he was really that deluded.
* ConveyorBeltODoom: The airport conveyor belts. It's all way more dramatic when the protagonists are toy-sized and at the mercy of massive suitcases.
* {{Corpsing}}: InUniverse. Woody and Jessie decide to goof around and pretend to do their show, with Woody hamming it up by swaggering about and looking cocky, which sends Jessie into a suppressed laughing fit.
* CreativeClosingCredits: The HilariousOuttakes.
* CueTheFallingObject: Most of the main characters cross the road to try and rescue Woody. Mr. Potato Head says "Well, that went well" and the camera cuts to show the massive traffic accident they caused before a lamppost falls over.
* DancePartyEnding: With Wheezy singing "You Got A Friend In Me".
* DeadlyDisc: [[CaptainSpaceDefenderofEarth Buzz Lightyear]] throws discs at [[EvilOverlord Emperor Zurg]] during the {{video game}} opening sequence and the fight on top of the elevator.
* DemandOverload: InUniverse. When the [[WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand Buzz Lightyear]] action figures originally came out, "short-sighted retailers" underestimated just how big the demand would be, and the initial run completely sold out in a few days. By the present, stores like Al's Toy Barn have caught up with demand by devoting an entire aisle to Buzz Lightyear.
* DinkyDrivers: Buzz's [[BadassCrew team of toys]] commandeer a Pizza Planet truck to pursue [[TheCollector Al]] to the airport.
* DirtyOldMan: Stinky Pete in the credits with the {{Franchise/Barbie}}s.
* DisneyVillainDeath: Subverted with [[EvilOverlord Emperor Zurg]]. He falls down an elevator shaft, apparently to his doom, yet somehow survives to play catch with his son. [[ItMakesSenseInContext It's a long story...]]
* DisproportionateReward: "You have saved our lives. We are eternally grateful!"
* TheDitz: Bullseye, though he is still very loyal to Woody.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything:
** Watching the film today, some of Stinky Pete's dialogue to Woody [[spoiler:before his reveal as a bad guy]], and Woody's dialogue back, was very reminiscent of a counselor talking to a victim of domestic abuse. Doesn't help that Pete's being voiced by Series/{{Frasier}}.
-->'''Pete:''' Was it because you're damaged? Hmm? Did this Andy ''break'' you?\\
'''Woody:''' Yeah, but -- no, no, no, no, no! It was -- it was an accident -- I mean--\\
'''Jessie:''' Sounds like he really ''loves'' you.\\
'''Woody:''' It's not like that, okay?!
** The way in which Geri (the cleaner) cleans up Woody is almost like Woody was at a high-class stylist.
* DoIReallySoundLikeThat: Buzz encounters another Buzz who believes himself to be the real Buzz.
-->'''Buzz 2:''' All Rangers are to be in hypersleep until awoken by authorized personnel!\\
'''Buzz 1:''' Tell me I wasn't this deluded.
* DoubleVision: Invoked in many of the shots containing two Buzz Lightyears, which are staged as if a SplitScreen was necessary. Especially notable when they're both shouting "I'm Buzz Lightyear!" at each other; in that shot, the background is made to look as if there's a seam between them.
* DownerEnding: Jessie's flashback of her life with Emily, who rediscovers her after years of neglect and, without a second thought, donates her to charity.
* TheElevatorFromIpanema: When Al is riding the elevator down to the lobby, the music playing is a "Ipanema"-style version of the main theme from ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife''.
* EmpathicEnvironment: During the "[[TearJerker When She Loved Me]]" sequence, the first time we see the trees from the car window and then the tree with the tyre swing, it's bright and sunny and the trees are in full leaf, symbolising Jessie's happiness with Emily in Emily's childhood. When we see the same trees again at the end of the song, they're sporting autumnal colours, symbolising how Emily has grown up and moved on from Jessie, and also symbolising Jessie's heartbreak at being donated as the song ends.
* EurekaMoment: How Buzz figures out who took Woody.
-->'''Mr. Potato Head:''' Let's leave Buzz to his toys.\\
'''Buzz:''' Toy... toy... toy... Hold on! ''(Types 'Al's Toy Barn' into Mr. Spell)''
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Invoked on the DVD Commentary.
* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: Wheezy.
* EvilLaugh: Zurg, after killing Buzz in the FakeOutOpening.
* EvilOverlordList: In the opening action sequence, Zurg obviously read the List and put in a fake "Source of Zurg's Power" battery (a hologram) in his lair to trap Buzz.
* EyeScream: Even knowing Woody doesn't really feel anything, it's hard not to flinch when his eye is being cleaned.
* FakeOutOpening: The beginning with Buzz Lightyear infiltrating Zurg's planet.
* FakeStatic: Al uses this while talking to Mr. Kinoshi on his cell phone.
* FantasticRacism: With the launch of Sputnik and the Space Race in the 1960's, children became obsessed with toys related to space and all other toys fell into steep decline quickly. This isn't true in modern times, but the old cowboys-themed toy Stinky Pete hasn't quite got over this old grudge, and in his own words, "space toys" like [[TheLancer Buzz]] are upstarts.
* FatBastard: Al and [[spoiler:Stinky Pete]]
* FateWorseThanDeath: It's implied that Woody initially sees going to the museum as this, and so does Buzz when he finds out. In the latter's words, it would be like an AndIMustScream scenario, reduced to watching kids from behind glass and never being loved again.
* FiveManBand: The toys who go in search of Woody.
** TheLeader: Buzz.
** TheLancer: Slinky.
** TheSmartGuy: Mr. Potato Head.
** TheBigGuy: Hamm.
** TheChick: Rex.
* FlatWhat: Probably a lot of viewers' reaction to "Buzz" getting blown up in the FakeOutOpening.
* {{Foreshadowing}}:
** During Andy's playtime, Woody has to choose whether Bo Peep gets eaten by a shark or killed by monkeys, which ends with him [[TakingAThirdOption taking a third option.]]
** Doubles as a MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: When Woody first sees the "Woody's Finest Hour" tape, it's stopped in the middle of a cliffhanger, with Stinky Pete saying "Woody's Roundup" was cancelled before airing the conclusion. This is the very same tape Woody plays for the others when they come to rescue him, except he failed to pause it. [[spoiler:If you listen to the background after Buzz delivers his ArmorPiercingQuestion and leaves, you can hear the ''conclusion'' to "Woody's Finest Hour"[[note]]He made it across the gorge and saved the others.[[/note]] before it goes into the "You've Got a Friend in Me" number.]] Or, in other words, [[spoiler:by revealing that he lied, Stinky Pete's villany was hinted at before it was shown]].
** "The secret entrance is to the left, hidden in the shadows." Rex was actually talking about the video game in the FakeOutOpening and referring to Zurg's lair, but Utility Belt Buzz takes it seriously and uses this information to get himself and the others into Al's building.
** While Woody, Bullseye and Jessie's TV counterparts have the same voices as them, Stinky Pete's is different - his TV voice is goofy and high-pitched, while in real life his voice is lower and more mellow sounding.
* ForWantOfANail:
** Most of the plot would not have happened if Andy hadn't accidentally torn Woody's arm.
** Woody's rescue of Wheezy would've gone off without a hitch... had Wheezy not begun slipping out of Buster's collar on the way back.
** Similarly, had the corn popper not been left out in the middle of the sidewalk, Buster wouldn't have unintentionally thrown Woody off of him.
* AFriendInNeed: Buzz name-drops the trope during his RousingSpeech to the others, calling Woody this and saying they shouldn't give up on him as there have been times he could have given up and didn't (citing two examples from the previous film, when Sid had Buzz strapped to the rocket, and then when they threw Woody out of the moving van).
* FreezeFrameBonus: Parodied.
** In one outtake, one of the LGMs tells the others he was in the first Toy Story when his arm was grabbing Woody's leg.
** During the scene where the toys are watching the TV to find the commercial for Al's Toy Barn, the old WesternAnimation/PixarShorts can be seen among the channels they skip through.
** When Woody looks at the magazines on Al's floor, one of them has "Sputnik - First Photos Revealed" written on the side of the cover.
* FrickinLaserBeams: Zurg's Ion Blaster, particularly in the video game, shoots yellow-green "plasma". Zurg also fires green, ping-pong-like balls in his fight against Impostor Buzz at the elevator shaft in Al's apartment (probably supposed to represent [[HardLight plasma bullets]]). Buzz can usually [[PainfullySlowProjectile dodge these]] by jumping across the air, tumbling acrobatically, etc. Averted by Buzz's [[HitScan laser]]. which instantly hits the target.
* FriendlyTickleTorture: Jessie (and Bullseye) does this to Woody. Unfortunately, his friends walk in and believe her to be torturing him.
* FurryConfusion: A brief moment of this happens when Buzz uses an out-of-the-box, yet apparently non sentient or even alive CymbalBangingMonkey in his attempt to catch up with the other toys as they leave Al's Toy Barn.
* GenkiGirl: Jessie. On "[[ShowWithinAShow Woody's Roundup]]", Jessie is pure Genki. Even in the real world, though quite cynical and remorseful, she still has shades of this trope. John Lasseter described Jessie as "having high highs and low lows": when she's happy, she's ecstatic. When she's sad, she's manic.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
** The bit in which Woody climbs into the yard sale's 25 cent bin.
-->'''Rex:''' He's selling himself for 25 cents!
-->'''Slinky:''' Aw, Woody, you're worth more than that!
** Also "Oh Mr. Mike! I'm sorry I damaged your equipment!
** As well as in the outtakes Mrs. Potato Head stuffing items ... inside Mr. Potato Head.
** Mr. Potatohead has to remind himself that he is a married spud after he encounters the beautiful Barbie dolls.
** Buzz trying to cheer Woody up when he's missing his hat:
-->'''Buzz:''' Just think: Pretty soon you'll be sitting with Andy around a campfire, making delicious hot [[AmazonChaser schmoes]]!
-->'''Woody:''' .... They're called ''smores'', Buzz.
* GilliganCut: This little exchange when the toys need to get through a ventilation grate to rescue Woody:
-->'''Rex:''' What are we gonna do, Buzz?\\
'''[[spoiler:Fake]] Buzz:''' [[UseYourHead Use your head.]]\\
''(cut to Rex being used as a battering ram)''\\
'''Rex:''' ''But I don't wanna use my head!!!''
* GuideDangIt: Rex believes that the Buzz Lightyear video game is using extortion to get him to read a strategy guide. He unwittingly defeats Emperor Zurg in person at the elevator shaft, and once he gets home, he declares, "I don't need to play; I ''lived'' it!"
* {{Hammerspace}}: From the HilariousOuttakes mentioned below: "And a rubber ducky, and a PLASTIC STEAK, and a yo-yo!"
* HandOrObjectUnderwear:
** Bullseye, after his saddle falls off.
** Hamm, after he trips and his cork is dislodged as he and the other toys trek to find Al's Toy Barn.
* HappilyMarried: Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head. Though the former has to repeat to himself that he's married when he meets one of the Barbie dolls.
* HarmlessVillain: Al is a jerk and thief, but he otherwise [[ObliviouslyEvil poses no active or knowing threat to the toys]] (especially Woody, who care is in his best interest, if just for the money he would nab by selling him).
* HelloNurse: Barbie, complete with the jaw drop.
-->'''Mr. Potato Head:''' [[SurvivalMantra I'm a married spud,]] [[YourCheatingHeart I'm a married spud,]] [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar I'm a married spud...]]\\
'''Hamm:''' Then make room for the single fellas!
* HeroicBSOD: Woody goes through one after having to choose between his gang and Andy's toys.
* HesAFriend: Woody to Andy's other toys when they arrive to rescue him.
* HilariousOuttakes: Continuing from the popular gag from ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife'', ''Toy Story 2'' features bloopers as though these are real actors performing on set.
* HitScan: Buzz's laser. Unlike Zurg's [[FrickinLaserBeams Ion Blaster]], it hits its target instantly.
* {{Homage}}: When the toys are at a toy store and driving around in a toy car, Rex at some point falls off and starts running after them to catch up. Mr. Potato Head spots Rex in the side mirror with the text "Warning: Objects in mirror are closer than they appear" written. This is clearly a parody of a scene in the original Jurassic Park movie where the island visitors tries to escape a T-Rex in the same manner, mirror warning and all.
* HopeSpot: Towards the end of the "When She Loved Me" sequence, a grown up Emily finds Jessie under her bed. For a moment, it seems Jessie is about to be played with again but instead she is put in a box to be donated. Jessie then watches in horror as Emily drives away.
* IChooseToStay: Woody is torn between going back to Andy and eventually being thrown out, or going to the museum and lasting forever. Woody decides to remain with the Roundup Gang because he doesn't want to break them up, and knowing that if he abandons them, they could go back to storage indefinitely. Understandably, Andy's toys are shocked when they catch up to Woody, especially Buzz, who thinks Woody is throwing his life away. After some insight, Woody changes his mind and decides to go back to Andy after all, but take the Roundup Gang with him.
* IHatePastMe: Played with when Buzz meets Utility Belt Buzz, who acts like Buzz did in the previous movie (before seeing the Buzz Lightyear commercial).
-->'''Utility Belt Buzz''': (to his "communicator") Buzz Lightyear to Star Command, I've got an AWOL space ranger!
-->'''Buzz''': [[YouHaveGOTToBeKiddingMe Tell me I wasn't this deluded...]]
* IKnewThereWasSomethingAboutYou: The toys are trying to find out who took Woody when Buzz recognizes the thief as Al of Al's Toy Barn, who appears in his commercials as "The Chicken Man", which the other toys dislike. Hamm says "I knew there was something I didn't like about that chicken."
* InkSuitActor: Voiced by Wayne Knight, Al bears more than a passing resemblance to him. Knight had his face scanned into the computer.
* IOweYouMyLife: Mr. Potato Head acquires a trio of squeaky alien hangers-on in the second movie after he rescues them from falling out of a car. The Little Green Men then pester Mr. Potato Head with the line, "You have saved our lives! We are eternally grateful!" until the conclusion in which Mrs. Potato Head decides to adopt them in which the LGM respond with "Daddy!"
* IrisOut: The film ends with a typical cartoon-style one, on Wheezy after his big finish on the Robert Goulet "You've Got a Friend in Me" number.
* IronicEcho: Buzz repeats what Woody told him in the previous movie when the latter is concerned that the Roundup Gang will go back into storage forever if he doesn't go to Japan with them.
-->'''Buzz:''' (to Woody) Woody, you're not a collector's item, you're a child's plaything. [[PunctuatedForEmphasis You. Are. A TOY!]]\\
'''Woody:''' For how much longer?
* ItsAllAboutMe / MotiveRant: Stinky Pete tries to act like it is about the Roundup Gang being together again when he starts taking extreme measures, but when Woody and Jessie accuse him of not being fair, he finally snaps and goes from "we" language to "me" language:
-->'''Stinky Pete:''' ''"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!!!''
* ItsPersonal: After Stinky Pete punches Buzz, Woody says "No one does that to my friend!" and fights Pete.
* JawDrop: Mr. Potato Head, Rex, Hamm and Slinky all do one in Al's Toy Barn upon first seeing the partying Barbie dolls.
* {{Jerkass}}:
** Al and Stinky Pete, the former for mistreating other people for the sake of prioritizing his ambitions, and the latter for being a condescending character towards others (including Jessie when she no longer supports him).
** Jessie, after hearing Woody plans to leave them and go back to Andy, is pretty rude and snappy to him for a portion of the film. [[FreudianExcuse We later learn that she had understandable reasons to be upset.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Mr. Potato Head risking himself to save three of the Little Green Men (who he had just met!). He's also noticeably nicer in general than he was in the first movie, possibly because he now has a wife in the form of Mrs. Potato Head, which is what he wanted in the first film, and got at the end.
* KitschyLocalCommercial: The commercial for Al's Toy Barn.
* LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn: Sort of: When Buzz is giving his RousingSpeech, an American flag appears behind him and patriotic music plays... which stays after he walks off camera. It takes a few seconds before it's revealed that it's just Al's TV signing off ("And that concludes our broadcast day").
* LicensedGame: A particularly notable aversion of TheProblemWithLicensedGames, as it blends the "[[WideOpenSandbox sandbox]]-[[PlatformGame platformer]]" gameplays of ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'' and ''SpyroTheDragon'', and then works surprisingly well. The Game Boy Color version, on the other hand, suffers from horrible music, poorly-drawn graphics, and broken controls.
* LordErrorProne: The second Buzz Lightyear doll.
* LukeIAmYourFather: Parodied with Zurg and Buzz (the one they meet in the Toy Store) in the second one. They later play catch with Zurg's ball-shooter.
* MakeoverMontage: Woody getting fixed up.
* MalevolentArchitecture: Zurg's [[ElaborateUndergroundBase underground]] [[SupervillainLair fortress]] is designed this way. Firstly, there's a [[SpikesOfDoom spiked]] [[AdvancingWallofDoom wall closing in on Buzz, really fast]], to the point where he needs to sprint and jump out the [[IndyHatRoll closing door]] at the other end of the corridor. There's a really scary BottomlessPit to deal with (but there are [[TemporaryPlatform temporarily floating platforms]] to jump on). However, the platforms suddenly fall off (with Buzz). Fortunately, he is reminded of his utility belt and suddenly presses a life-saving button to [[BottomlessPitRescueService suddenly fly]] back to the platform containing Zurg's [[PhlebotinumBattery "source of energy".]]
* MaliciousMisnaming: [[spoiler:Stinky Pete, after revealing his true colours]] calls Buzz "Buzz Lightweight". Woody is quick to angrily correct him. [[HeartwarmingInHindsight Considering that Woody himself had done this to Buzz in the first film...]]
* MatchCut:
** When Buzz's rousing speech causes the Stars and Stripes to appear, he then leaves the camera, and the image turns grainy, then the camera pulls back from Al's apartment TV.
** A variation comes after the scene where Woody is repaired and restored. Al proclaims, "He's just like ''new!''" Then it immediately cuts to a sign reading "NEW!" at Al's Toy Barn as Buzz is searching for Woody.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: [[spoiler:Stinky Pete]] in the outtakes.
* MotorMouth: The marionette version of Woody in ''Woody's Roundup'':
-->"What's that? ''(in one breath)'' Jessie and Prospector are trapped in the old abandoned mine and Prospector just lit a stick of dynamite thinkin' it was a candle and now they're about to be blown to ''smithereens?'' "
* NeckLift: Emperor Zurg to the 2nd Buzz while they're on top of the elevator.
* NeverLiveItDown: In universe case. The other toys cringe after Buzz brings up how they turned on Woody in the first film in his "uplifting" speech:
-->'''Mr. Potato Head:''' Oh, you had to bring ''that'' up.
* NoodleIncident: How Buzz gets [=Utility Belt!Buzz=] to do a HeelFaceTurn:
-->'''Buzz 2:''' Could somebody please explain what's going on!?\\
'''Buzz 1:''' ''(referring to Woody)'' It's alright, Space Ranger. It's a Code 546.\\
'''Buzz 2:''' ''*gasp*'' You mean it's a--?\\
'''Buzz 1:''' Yes.\\
'''Buzz 2:''' ''*gasp*'' And he's a--?!\\
'''Buzz 1:''' Ohhh yeah.\\
'''Buzz 2:''' ''(runs and kneels at Woody's feet)'' Your majesty!
* NotTheFallThatKillsYou: Happens at two situations:
** Impostor Buzz and company fall down from a fairly far height to the elevator. The fall was about 3 seconds, and in real life, the toys, light as they are, would probably have broken to pieces.
** Zurg falls down [[DisneyVillainDeath the bottomless elevator shaft]] after being hit by Rex's tail. However, [[NotQuiteDead he is seen with Impostor Buzz not long afterward.]]
* OhCrap: Woody in his nightmare when he realises he's landed in a dustbin, and thus that Andy is throwing him out.
** Woody when Stinky Pete mentions they are to be sold to a museum, which causes him to stop dead.
** Woody gets quite a funny one when his arm comes completely off.
** Barbie, and then Andy's toys, in Al's Toy Barn when they see they're on a collision course with a tub of rubber balls.
** Rex and the New Buzz in the lift shaft when Zurg appears.
** Mr. Potato Head upon first glimpsing the sheer size of the airport baggage area, combined with BowelBreakingBricks.
** Slinky in the airport baggage area when his back end gets caught in a suitcase handle, pulling him away from Buzz.
** [[spoiler:Stinky Pete when he sees he's going to be stuffed in a Barbie backpack.]]
* OnlyOneName: Subverted with Al. We don't find out his surname for a long time, but during the scene where Konishi calls him before Al faxes the Woody's Roundup photos to him, you can hear Konishi calling him by his full name, Al [=McWhiggin=].
* OnOneCondition: A variant of this is what sparks the conflict of the film. The museum is only willing to buy the collection of ''Woody's Roundup'' dolls if Woody, the main character of the series and most valuable part of the collection, is in it. Otherwise, it's back into storage for the Roundup Gang. Woody is stuck for a large portion of the movie deciding whether he should return to Andy who will eventually outgrow him and let the roundup gang go back into storage possibly forever, or stay with Roundup Gang and be sold to the museum with them...but never see Andy as a kid again while he still can or his friends back home.
* OtherMeAnnoysMe: Buzz is annoyed when a duplicate toy of himself is as deluded as he was in the first movie.
* PacManFever: Averted -- the game is quite on-par with the movie's graphics (despite running in an SNES!) and Rex doesn't even [[ButtonMashing mash buttons]].
* PairTheSpares: Buzz and Jessie at the end of the film.
* PhotoDoodleRecognition: After Woody is taken, the other toys are conducting an "investigation", with Etch drawing a sketch of the guy who took him. When Buzz asks him to draw the man in a chicken suit, everyone gasps as they recognize Big Al, the owner of Al's Toy Barn toy stores.
* PlankGag: Rex accidentally knocks Emperor Zurg off an elevator with his tail while shuddering in fear as Zurg is about to destroy the two Buzz Lightyears (one of them has a plastic belt around him).
* PlotHole: This movie created the first (major) one in the series, thanks to fleshing out Woody's backstory from the [[WesternAnimation/ToyStory original film]]. Woody almost certainly had to have been owned by someone else besides Andy (due to the age of ''Woody's Roundup'', an obviously fifties puppet show Western), probably Andy's father, but Andy is the only owner Woody talks about. Unless Andy's dad shoved Woody in a box the day after he got him (unlikely for a child of the fifties with less entertainment options), that is.
* PrepareToDie: Zurg says this to Impostor Buzz.
* RecordScratch: Used when Pete tells Woody about the museum. [[JustifiedTrope Granted, he was running on a record player at the time, his shock causing him to stop suddenly]].
* RedAlert: Called by the Sergeant during the yard sale.
* RedemptionQuest: The presence of the non-Buzz toys on the mission to rescue Woody can be read as one of these, in light of the events of the first movie.
-->'''Buzz:''' Come on, fellas! Did Woody give up when Sid had me strapped to the back of a rocket?\\
'''The Other Toys:''' ''{glumly}'' No.\\
'''Buzz:''' No. And did Woody give up when you threw him out of the back of that moving van?\\
'''Mr. Potato Head:''' ''{[[MyGodWhatHaveIDone guilty]]}'' Oh, you had to bring ''that'' up.\\
'''Buzz:''' No, he did not! We've got a friend in need! We will not rest until we're safe in Andy's room ! NOW LET'S MOVE OUT!
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Buzz Lightyear's archenemy, the evil Emperor Zurg, has red GlowingEyes.
* RememberTheNewGuy: When Woody meets Wheezy the Penguin from ''Toy Story 2'', his reaction is why he's up on the shelf with him instead of being away to get his squeaker fixed. {{Justified|Trope}} in that either Andy or Molly may have gotten Wheezy either for Christmas or their birthdays between the first two movies, maybe even for the Christmas they were celebrating at the end of the first one. After all, Buster and Mrs. Potato Head were also Christmas gifts at the end of the first one. Oddly enough, Woody and Buzz do mention being friends with Wheezy prior to this movie -- in an "out of character" interview with the characters about the "filming" of the first movie.
* RoadTripAcrossTheStreet: Al drives his old V8 from his apartment building's parking lot to his toy store, which is literally on the other side of the street. And he grumbles about having to drive to work on a Saturday!
* RousingSpeech: Buzz to the other toys while going after Woody in ''2''. It's so rousing that the Stars and Stripes [[FlagDrop unfurls behind him]] ''out of nowhere''. (In the non-US version, the Stars and Stripes is replaced by a spinning globe and fireworks).
* RummageFail: While Potato Head reaches in to get his "angry eyes", he puts on the extra shoes.
* RumpRoast: In a "Woody's Roundup" episode, Stinky Pete tries to put out a dynamite fuse by sitting on it, resulting in a ShoutOut to ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'': "My biscuits are burning!"
* RunningGag:
** "You have saved our lives. We are eternally grateful."
** Potato Head [[TheChewToy constantly losing his parts]].
* SadClown: Jessie, who has a lot of anxiety problems, is fun and boisterous when not having a nervous breakdown.
* SecondComing: Woody's welcome by Jessie, Bullseye, and Stinky Pete is almost treated as this with all the attendant Hero Worship elements attached to Woody, until he realizes that he's going to be joining them in a museum.
* ShipTease: [[RelationshipWritingFumble Woody and Jessie]] in the movie, but the latter gets ultimately paired with Buzz since Woody already has Bo Peep.
* ShoutOut:
** When Buzz says "Farewell" to other Buzz, he gives him the [[Franchise/StarTrek Vulcan salute.]]
** When confronted with the task of crossing a busy city street, Slinky comments, [[ForrestGump "I may not be a smart dog, but I know what roadkill is...."]]
** [[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack No, Buzz. I]] ''[[LukeIAmYourFather am]]'' [[StockShoutOuts your father.]]
** Mr. Potato Head seeing [[CloserThanTheyAppear Rex in the rear-view mirror]] is one to ''Film/JurassicPark''.
** In the FakeActionPrologue, the sounds the platforms make when Buzz jumps on them combine to form the "Sunrise" fanfare from ''Also Sprach Zarathustra'', referencing ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''.
** To Pixar's own ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife''; toys of the characters can be seen hanging from a shelf at Al's Toy Barn, and Heimlich can be just barely seen being knocked off a branch when Buzz is karate-chopping his way through the bushes. The latter shout-out is expanded on in the bloopers. Also, an [[TheElevatorFromIpanema Elevator Music]] version of the main theme is heard when the toys try to reach Woody in the elevator.
** [[Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit My biscuits are burning!]]
** [[Film/{{Airplane}} The white zone is for immediate loading and unloading...]]
* ShowWithinAShow (Type 3): ''Woody's Roundup''
* SomethingElseAlsoRises:
** Buzz's wings after he sees Jessie opening the door with a full acrobatic routine.
** Parodied in the outtakes: Woody scribbled "This Space for Rent" on Buzz's wings at some point before the scene.
* SpinOff: WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand.
* SpiritualSuccessor: "When She Loved Me" is meant to be one to the "Strange Things" scene in the first film, with the once-prized pull-string doll is neglected by the child's next phase, complete with similar shots. The only difference being, of corse, how they [[DownerEnding end]].
* SpotTheImposter: When the toys realize they have two Buzz Lightyears. They're starting to cotton on when one of the Buzzes starts going on about "Star Command" and has a freak-out when his helmet is opened, but the deal is finally cinched when only one Buzz has Andy written on his foot.
* StepfordSmiler: Tour Guide Barbie [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this at the end of the outtakes seen during the end credits when, after bidding everyone goodbye, she finally stops smiling and comments on it exaggeratedly:
-->'''Barbie:''' Oh, my gosh, my cheeks are ''killing'' me! I can't even keep ''smiling'' like this anymore! I am ''exhausted''!
* TakeAThirdOption: In Andy's play scenario, he has Hamm hold Bo Peep hostage and tells Woody he has a choice of either feeding Bo to a shark or death by monkeys. Woody then chooses Buzz Lightyear, who crashes into Hamm, giving Woody enough time to rescue Bo Peep. Later on, Woody has to choose whether to return to Andy and let Jessie, Bullseye, and Stinky Pete go into storage or go with them to a toy museum in Japan. He eventually decides to choose the former, only to take the rest of the toys with him.
* ThatRemindsMeOfASong:
** Happens at the end when Wheezy gets a new squeaker and feels like singing a song, to which he sings a big-band rendition of "You've Got a Friend in Me", with his singing voice by Robert Goulet. Though it does pause briefly for a heartwarming moment between Woody and Buzz.
** The part when Wheezy gets ready to sing was also part of the blooper reel, where he hilariously fails at catching the microphone.
* TheyCallMeMisterTibbs: Mr. Potato Head saying, "Prepare to meet '''Mr. Angry Eyes'''!" [[RummageFail Too bad he got his spare feet instead...]]
* ThisIsGonnaSuck: Mr. Potato Head at the end when Mrs. Potato Head says she wants to adopt the aliens.
* TimmyInAWell: In a ''Woody's Roundup" episode, Jessie sends some animals to get Sheriff Woody. Woody easily interprets their chatter into a complex message.
* {{Tsundere}}: Jessie behaved as a Type B towards Woody after the latter decided leave the Roundup Gang and return home with Andy. She got out of this phase after revealing her past to him.
* TwinThreesomeFantasy: ParentalBonus in the credits sequence.
* TwoWordsICantCount: Stinky Pete was explaining the reason for the declining popularity of ''Woody's Roundup''; "Two words: Sput Nik." Stinky Pete was referring to unmanned Russian satellite ''Sputnik'', the beginning of the "Space Race".
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Did none of the drivers think that moving traffic cones were a little odd?
* UpToEleven: Zurg's Ion-Blaster.
* UseYourHead: Rex, to enter Al's apartment.
-->'''Rex:''' But I don't wanna use my head!
* UtilityBelt: I bet you could sure use one of those.
* VanityLicensePlate: Al's license plate gives Buzz a clue to Woody's location.
* ViewersAreMorons: Likely why Jessie stated that Tokyo (where the museum Al planned to sell the Roundup Gang to is located) is in Japan.
* AVillainNamedZrg: The {{Troperiffic}} evil emperor Zurg.
* VillainsOutShopping: Implied. After Buzz's RousingSpeech to the other toys, it cuts to Al's apartment, where he's asleep on the sofa, and a bowl of cheese puffs in his arm falls to the floor as his arm goes limp.
* VisualPun: [[spoiler:Woody refuses Buzz and the other toys' rescue of him when he decides he wants to go to Japan with the other members of ''Woody's Roundup''. He turns his back on Buzz, first figuratively, then literally.]]
* WackyWaysideTribe: Amusing though he is, this is essentially what the encounter with Zurg is for. He has nothing to do with the plot of the movie and doesn't affect it in any significant way -- in fact, the toys other than Utility Belt Buzz and Rex just ''ignore'' him when he appears and focus on trying to get Jessie and Woody out of Al's bag.
* WeirdWest: Whatever Andy's playing at the start of the movie has a SpaceMarine (Buzz) in the WildWest; nobody bats an eye over it.
* WeMeetAgain: Emperor Zurg says this to Buzz Lightyear.
-->'''Zurg''': So, we meet again, Buzz Lightyear...for the last time!
* WhamLine: Doubles as an In-Universe one for Woody during the record player scene:
-->'''Jesse''': Look at us! We're a complete set!
-->'''Stinky Pete''': Now it's on to the museum!
* WhamShot: Several. John Lasseter seems to love these.
** For starters: "YARD SALE".
** [[invoked]] The cleaner painting over the "Andy" underneath Woody's boot. The DVDCommentary notes that, at several screenings, audience members audibly gasped.
** After convincing Jesse and Bullseye (well, Bullseye at least) to come with him to Andy's, Woody is about to do the same with Stinky Pete, [[spoiler:only to turn his box around to reveal that it's empty]]. Followed by the sounds of [[spoiler:him shutting the open vent and tightening its screws]].
** "[[TemptingFate Once we go through,]] [[https://notallwhowander2.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/baggage_toy_story_2-scaled1000.jpg we just need to find that case.]]
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: [[spoiler:Stinky Pete certainly does.]]
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: After hearing [[MoodSwinger Stinky Pete]] remind the others about toys as unpopular as them sitting on a store shelf for years, watching every other toy get sold, himself an example - you can't help but feel for him. And while he attempts some rather bad things near the end, his desire to find some form of love as a museum piece instead of going back to a store shelf or storage is understandable.
-->'''Pete:''' Your choice, Woody: you can go to Japan together or in pieces. If he fixed you once, he can fix you again.
* WouldHitAGirl: Woody implies he would do this during his fight with Jessie.
* YankTheDogsChain: During the "[[TearJerker When She Loved Me]]" sequence, Emily, now grown up, finds Jessie again after years of having forgotten about her, giving Jessie a little bit of happiness with Emily once more, but it's brought to a crushing halt when Emily thoughtlessly gives Jessie away.
* YouAnsweredYourOwnQuestion: Rex: "How do you spell ''FBI''?"