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According to one of the unpurchased Buzz Lightyear dolls in the second movie, Star Command has ordered all space rangers to wait in "hyper-sleep" (read: the Buzz Lightyear dolls sitting in their boxes without revealing their sentience). With that in mind, it's also possible Buzz is continuing to obet this rule from Star Command.

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According to one of the unpurchased Buzz Lightyear dolls in the second movie, Star Command has ordered all space rangers to wait in "hyper-sleep" (read: the Buzz Lightyear dolls sitting in their boxes without revealing their sentience). With that in mind, it's also possible Buzz is continuing to obet obey this rule from Star Command.


{{Headscratchers}} for ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory''. Be sure to also see ''Headscratchers/ToyStory1'', ''Headscratchers/ToyStory2'', ''Headscratchers/ToyStory3'', and ''Headscratchers/ToyStory4''.

[[WMG: Why don't the toys in the first place reveal they're living?]]
* Wouldn't it make more sense? Yeah, like wouldn't they be treated like people?
** Because if they did, they wouldn't be toys anymore. They'd only frighten the children by coming alive (didn't you see Sid's reaction when the toys reveal this in front if him?). The toys are also aware that if they were to demonstrate their sentience, this could turn into a huge worldwide crisis, with toys everywhere in danger of being experimented on, imprisoned or destroyed.
*** Then they should never have made a whole masquerade of it from the beginning, and it would be completely normal?
** I mentioned this in the Toy Story 3 section, but to summarize: I think the toys have some idea that if a human child (in this case, Andy), or ''any'' human entered to find what they assumed to be non-living, inanimate objects ''moving and talking'', they would have the holy bejeezus scared out of them. There's a ''reason'' possessed toys[[note]]and from the human perspective, they would be. How else could they explain it?[[/note]] are a staple of the horror genre. If Woody were to so much as ''twitch'' in front of Andy, or change his expression (say his mouth opens just enough to show a toothy grin), Andy screams in blood-curdling horror and never plays with Woody ever again. Woody doesn't want to risk scaring Andy or any other child if he can. He only did that to Sid because he was just asking for it.
** They don't ''want'' to. To reveal their secret to humans would be to take away their reason for living, "what they're made for" to use Woody's words--to be played with. To provide happiness to children. They don't want to have a whole society alongside humankind, they just want to fulfill their purpose. The WainscotSociety is more of a side-effect of LivingToys than their reason for being.
** Why does Buzz hide his living being condition from Andy and other characters in the first Toy Story if he isn't aware of the fact that he is a toy?
*** Because he mostly goes along with what the other toys do. He thinks they're an alien culture on an alien planet and is wisely following the adage "when in Rome, do as the Romans do". He rarely questions or defies their ways, but simply adopts what he believes to be their cultural customs; he doesn't know ''why'' they freeze when Andy shows up, but he knows ''that'' they do, so he does it too.
*** According to one of the unpurchased Buzz Lightyear dolls in the second movie, Star Command has ordered all the space rangers to wait in "hyper-sleep" (read: the Buzz Lightyear dolls sitting in their boxes without revealing their sentience). With that in mind, it's possible that Buzz Lightyear understands the "rule" of not revealing his sentience to humans but simply thinks that the rule comes from Star Command.

[[WMG: If toys can be alive, can stuff like the [[https://i.pinimg.com/originals/73/cd/e9/73cde990619890db38357bf754980880.jpg Mickey Mouse Telephone (both the 1976 one and the talking one)]] also be alive?]]
* Since a Little Bo Peep lamp figure can also be alive, why can't a telephone that also has figures on it be alive? the Chatter Telephone from ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' doesn't really count since that was a TOY phone, not a REAL phone! [[https://makezine.com/2008/12/12/chatter-telephone/ (or is it?)]]
[[WMG: What constitutes a "toy"? In ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'', Hamm states that "the lawn gnome from next door" is alive, so what other things can come alive? What if someone makes their own toy, will that come alive too? ]]
* You'd have to ask Sid "[[TheButcher The Kitbasher]]" Philips about that, considering an erector set fused to the mutilated head of a doll is about as close as you can get to making your own toys without actually casting the plastic or tin/[[MyLittlePanzer lead]] yourself.
* Turns out that anything the kid considers a toy comes alive. We see this happen in the fourth movie, with Forky. Not sure what the limits of it are, even some normal toys aren't alive, but it does seem to work that way.

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Why don't the toys in the first place reveal they're living?]]
alive?
* Wouldn't it make more sense? Yeah, like wouldn't There's not really a point; all they want is to be treated like people?
** Because if they did, they wouldn't be toys anymore. They'd only frighten the children
played with, which isn't benefitted by coming alive (didn't you see Sid's reaction when the toys reveal this in front if him?).a reveal. The toys are also aware that if they were to demonstrate their sentience, this could turn into a huge worldwide crisis, with toys everywhere in danger of being experimented on, imprisoned or destroyed.
*** Then they should never have made a whole ** Why is the masquerade of it from the beginning, and it would be completely normal?
** I mentioned this
in the Toy Story 3 section, but to summarize: I think the toys have some idea that if a human child (in this case, Andy), or ''any'' human entered to find what they assumed to be non-living, inanimate objects ''moving and talking'', they first place, then? The whole thing would have the holy bejeezus scared out just be seen as a normal facet of them. life.
**
There's a ''reason'' possessed toys[[note]]and from the human perspective, they would be. How else could they explain it?[[/note]] toys are a staple of the horror genre. If Woody were to so much as ''twitch'' in front of Andy, or change his expression (say his mouth opens just enough to show a toothy grin), Andy screams in blood-curdling horror and never plays with Woody ever again. Woody doesn't want to risk scaring Andy or any other child if he can. He only did that to Sid because he was just asking for it.
** They don't ''want'' to. To reveal their secret to humans would be to take away their reason for living, "what they're made for" to use Woody's words--to be played with. To provide happiness to children. They don't want to have a whole society alongside humankind, they just want to fulfill their purpose. The WainscotSociety is more of a side-effect of LivingToys than their reason for being.
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it.


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Why does Buzz hide his living being condition from Andy and other characters in follow the first Toy Story crowd if he isn't aware of the fact that he is a toy?
*** * Because he mostly goes along with what the other toys do. He thinks they're an alien culture on an alien planet and is wisely following the adage "when in Rome, do as the Romans do". He rarely questions or defies their ways, but simply adopts what he believes to be their cultural customs; he doesn't know ''why'' they freeze when Andy shows up, but he knows ''that'' they do, so he does it too.\n*** \\
According to one of the unpurchased Buzz Lightyear dolls in the second movie, Star Command has ordered all the space rangers to wait in "hyper-sleep" (read: the Buzz Lightyear dolls sitting in their boxes without revealing their sentience). With that in mind, it's also possible that Buzz Lightyear understands the "rule" of not revealing his sentience is continuing to humans but simply thinks that the obet this rule comes from Star Command.

[[WMG: If !!If toys can be alive, can what about stuff like the [[https://i.pinimg.com/originals/73/cd/e9/73cde990619890db38357bf754980880.jpg Mickey Mouse Telephone (both the 1976 one and the talking one)]] also be alive?]]
toy telephones? What differentiates them from a "grown-up" telephone?
* Since a Little Bo Peep lamp figure can also be alive, don't see why can't a telephone that also has figures on it be alive? the Chatter Telephone from ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' doesn't really count since that was a TOY phone, not a REAL phone! [[https://makezine.com/2008/12/12/chatter-telephone/ (or is it?)]]
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What constitutes a "toy"? In ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'', Hamm states that "the lawn gnome from next door" is alive, so what other things can come alive? What if someone makes their own toy, will that come alive too? ]]
too?
* You'd have to ask Sid "[[TheButcher The Kitbasher]]" Philips about that, considering an erector set fused to the mutilated head of a doll is about as close as you can get to making your own toys without actually casting the plastic or tin/[[MyLittlePanzer lead]] yourself.
* Turns out that anything
Anything the kid considers a toy comes alive. We see this happen in the fourth movie, with Forky. Not sure what the limits of it are, even some normal toys aren't alive, but it does seem to work that way.



[[WMG: Why does Andy only write his name on some of his toys?]]
* He only does that for his favourites. This is a plot point in the first movie.
** So why do Bullseye and [[ActionGirl Jessie]] get marked immediately? Were they so great he instantly liked them more than most of his toys?
** Jesse and Bullseye are part of the line for Andy's favourite toy, so they get cred by association.
** It was never stated that he only wrote his name on only some toys. Buzz thinks that Andy writing his name on him meant his accepting him into their culture, which implies that all the toys got Andy's name written on them. The other toys were, however, impressed that Buzz got permanent ink.
** It's also possible that Andy tries to put his name on all his toys, but most of them are made of a material where most ink just rubs off. Buzz may have had a similar issue, but Andy was so worried about him getting lost/stolen that he convinced his mom to let him use a high-end sharpie for the job, which was why everyone was so impressed with the 'permanent ink'.
** Or it's possible that he only puts his name on toys that he's likely to take out of the house. You wouldn't take your piggy bank to school to play with, but the new horse for your cowboy figure?

[[WMG: Why does the Woody doll have teeth if his "toy mode" doesn't have an open-mouth smile?]]
* Probably the same reason Bo Peep and Mr. Potato Head have teeth even though they don't: For the purposes of anthropomorphism and not looking weird when they talk. As part of the premise, they have to talk, right?

[[WMG: Is Play-Doh considered a toy, even though it doesn't have a "true" form?]]
* Furthermore, if it is, and it comes to life like any other toy, [[FridgeHorror what happens if]] [[AndIMustScream it dries out?]]
** It keeps moving. Children won't be able to play with them (at least not the same way), but they will be able to move on their own like Hamm can move around despite being hard plastic. The point is: he has no articulations)
*** Hadn't thought of that. Of course, there's still the question of what people usually do with dried-out Play-Doh; presumably, it would meet its end the same way [[spoiler: Woody and crew]] almost met theirs in part 3.
* What about the kids who ''eat'' their Play-Doh?
** You should attend Mr. Spell's seminar on what to do if you or a part of you is swallowed.

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[[WMG:

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Why does Andy only write his name on some of his toys?]]
* He only does that for his favourites. This is a plot point in the first movie.
** So why do Bullseye and [[ActionGirl Jessie]] get marked immediately? Were they so great he instantly liked them more than most of his
toys?
** Jesse and Bullseye are part of the line for Andy's favourite toy, so they get cred by association.
** It was never stated that he only wrote his name on only some toys.
* Buzz thinks that Andy writing his name on him meant his accepting him into their culture, which implies that all the toys of them got Andy's name written on them. The other toys were, however, impressed that Buzz got permanent ink.
** It's also possible that Andy tries to put his name on all his toys, but most of them are made of a material where most ink just rubs
ink; the others might have rubbed off. Buzz may have had a similar issue, but Andy was so worried about him getting lost/stolen that he convinced his mom to let him use a high-end sharpie for the job, which was why everyone was so impressed with the 'permanent ink'.
** Or it's possible that
Either that, or he only puts his name on toys that he's likely to take out of the house. You wouldn't take your piggy bank to school to play with, but the new horse for your cowboy figure?

[[WMG:
it's not going to get lost, so why bother?


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Why does the Woody doll have teeth if his "toy mode" doesn't have an open-mouth smile?]]
* Probably the same reason Bo Peep and Mr. Potato Head have teeth even though they don't: For the purposes of anthropomorphism and not looking weird when they talk. As part of the premise, they have to talk, right?

[[WMG:
smile?


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Is Play-Doh considered a toy, even though it doesn't have a "true" form?]]
*
form? Furthermore, if it is, and it comes to life like any other toy, [[FridgeHorror what happens if]] [[AndIMustScream if it dries out?]]
** It keeps moving. Children won't be able to play with them (at least not the same way), but they will be able to move on their own like Hamm can move around despite being hard plastic. The point is: he has no articulations)
*** Hadn't thought of that. Of course, there's still the question of what people usually do with dried-out Play-Doh; presumably, it would meet its end the same way [[spoiler: Woody and crew]] almost met theirs in part 3.
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out? What about the kids who ''eat'' their Play-Doh?
** You should attend Mr. Spell's seminar on what to do if you or a part of you is swallowed.
Play-Doh?



[[WMG: The Potato Heads' eyes]]
* I had Potato Heads as a kid, and from what I remember, both their eyes were attached together as one piece. So how come in the movies, their eyes can come out individually?
** They could do more story-wise with separate eyes? It probably made writing the Mrs. Potato Head storyline easier in the third movie. That said...
** There ''are'' some versions of the toy with separate eyes in real life. Not as commonly found, but I have seen them.
*** Actually he HAD sperate eyes in 1952 until around the 1980s, perhaps it's so that kids wouldn't have missing Mr. Potato Head eyepieces or because of choking hazard even though kids aren't THAT stupid to eat plastic parts of a toy.

[[WMG: The Potato Heads' arms]]
* In the movies the Potato Heads' arms are shown coming off fairly easily for a couple of gags. In all the Potato Head toys I ever had, the arms were a softer plastic and practically fused to the body. It was near impossible for the arms to come off without more effort and patience than I could ever muster at five.
** Well, keep in mind that they modified the RealLife Slinky Dog, too.
** The current Potato Head toys have very easily removable arms. (I know this from having a 3-year-old)
** When Mr. Potato Head was redesigned in the 80s, for a brief period of time, he ''did'' have bendable arms that were permanently attached to his potato body; it wasn't until the 90s or so that his arms became detachable (and were in fixed positions). Also, for the record, the accessories that were given to Potato Head in the movie were already existing accessories that came with Mr. Potato Head's Bucket of Fun, this includes the black derby hat, the eyes with eyelids (however, the eyelids and pupils used to be blue, supposedly as a Mrs. Potato Head accessory), the orange human-shaped nose, the bushy black mustache, as well as red lips (again, for a Mrs. Potato Head).
[[WMG: If the story were real, couldn't Woody and the other toys have tried escaping Sunnyside during the day when Lotso and his gang were (''presumably'') inactive?]]
* I understand this made the story much more exciting, but, again, if it were real, couldn't they have tried escaping during the day? That's what ''I'' might have tried... I mean, was the monkey even watching the security monitors then?
** They needed to move a large group. Can you imagine, say, Rex, having as little difficulty as Woody did during his initial escape?
** The monkey watches at night. A security guard watches during the day. Not to mention the kids who would play with them during the morning and afternoon times. And the adults who watch the kids. And the parents dropping their kids off.

[[WMG: Woody's holster]]
* I could have figured that he used to have a little gun in there, but the collectors both seem to think he's complete without one, implying he never had one in the first place. For the era of toy he's from, it being a choking hazard or having a real-looking toy six shooter as part of a toy wouldn't have been a big deal. It's not a big thing, but it dangling there empty just kinda makes me go 'huh'. It seems weird to even put it there if he never had a gun.
** He may have originally had one, but lost it in his "alive" form. Although that would contradict his unspoiled status in the 2nd movie: he was to be collected.
** I always assumed the collectors had one...
** The producers just might not have thought it worth the cost of carving a little gun as an accessory. IIRC, accessories for toys only really started being common when the increased use of plastics made toys overall cheaper to produce and manufacture on a large scale; since Woody, being mostly wood and fabric, would have been pretty costly to produce ''en mass'' anyway, they might have decided that having a gun would be too costly to produce, especially since it would be a pretty fiddly little item to make anyway.
** Alternatively; an accessory that small would easily disappear, get thrown out or broken. It would be the first thing to go missing. If the Woody doll itself is rare, then the gun that came with it would likely be even rarer, and likely so rare that the collector's market might simply consider the doll by itself as good as complete, since finding a gun as well would be too prohibitively expensive and time-consuming to bother with.
*** This seems the most likely explanation, with a "Sheriff Woody ''with'' original six-shooter" being labeled "super-" or "more than" complete as opposed to just complete.
** Frankly, it's some kind of miracle that Woody managed to keep his hat through all those years.
** I've seen loads of toys that have holsters but no weapon, either because it was a chocking hazard, or because of 'political correctness' about putting a firearm into a children's toy.
*** Which is addressed by the toy's age, though. When Woody was new, it was quite politically correct for most schools, even elementary schools, to have shooting clubs. And there was little to no worry about choking hazards.

[[WMG: Woody has trouble going through Andy leaving for college, like it was a new thing. But if Woody is an antique family toy, he must've felt this before!]]
* Actually, Woody is the one who's handling it the best. I got the feeling that "Operation Playtime" was more for the other toys' benefit than for his. Remember, ''Woody'' is the one saying things like, "And some day, maybe Andy will have kids of his own," implying he's gone through this sort of thing before, probably with Andy's father.
* Besides, having been hurt and abandoned before doesn't mean it won't hurt the next time around. In fact, reopening old wounds is probably even more painful than going through it for the first time.
* Woody being a family toy has never actually been made canon. It's been a bit of a safe assumption but there's nothing to actually back it up other than Woody's age.

[[WMG: That cowboy hat that Andy wears throughout childhood? Red with white trim? That's ''Jessie's'' hat.]]
* Isn't it a coincidence? Pretty sure it's just a generic cowboy hat which happens to be in those colors. They're not all that hard to come by; they don't HAVE to be merchandise from that one TV show. And he got it before he knew about Jessie.
** The hat has the same design as Jessie's, with a marked area at the base where the white ribbon used to be, the theory is that Emily is Andy's mother. Emily had the hat, it is not shown in the box of donations Jessie was in, and she was shown to be growing up in the 70s/80s.

[[WMG: Why are the toys against moving in front of humans (sans Sid), while moving in front an animal (e.g., Scud, Buster) is perfectly acceptable?]]
* You really think that a dog would really tell their owner that their toys are alive in some secret language that nobody knows?
** I think the question was why are humans the only ones left out of the loop? Even if there's no communication between humans and animals, why is that the important thing? Now I'm wondering this too... I suppose it's something to do with the toys' purpose or something (as belonging to humans) but I don't really know. Because you have dog toys, too... Maybe humans freak out more than animals do when their toys come alive. I DON'T KNOW NOW I'M THINKING TOO HARD ABOUT THIS THING THAT I DON'T THINK MATTERS VERY MUCH AT ALL.
* Maybe because dogs aren't intelligent beings?
** Exactly. If humans knew toys were alive, they would probably try to use them in some way, which probably would destroy the purpose of toys: as playthings for human children. Animals, on the other hand, are not nearly as intelligent as humans and will, at worst, attack a living toy. And let's face it, some animals attack toys even when they're not moving.

[[WMG: Why do toys keep it secret that they're alive? If kids knew that, it'd be a lot better for both parties. What kid wouldn't want toys that can move and speak on their own? And lonely kids could have a group of loyal friends. And they'd keep much better care of their toys, and wouldn't throw them away when they outgrow them.]]
* Dude/Dudette, if I walked into my room as a child and saw my toys moving around on my bed like miniature people, I would scream bloody murder and run out of the house. My first thought would be, "OH MY GOD! THEY'RE ALLIIIIIVE!!!" like Sid, coupled with the fear of what if they killed me. [[Film/ChildsPlay I mean, Hollywood loves to make movies about killer]] [[Film/PinocchiosRevenge toys coming to life to off their owners, true?]] Maybe this is why the toys keep the info that they're alive a secret. They know that humans will explode into full-blown panic first.
** Well, now you would, because we're used to the idea that toys aren't alive. But why did it turn out this way? Toys have existed for thousands of years. Were they always alive and hiding it?
** Already answered by Lee Unkrich above. Toys acting non-alive is just a part of their nature, an involuntary instinct.
*** But they were able to overcome it in ''Toy Story'', showing Sid that they are alive.
*** We can choose to not breath for a while, but it's still an involuntary function of our body.
* Philosophically speaking, if children knew that toys were thinking beings, they might be ruined as toys. Toys exist for children to project themselves into, to expand their imagination and promote healthy play. If the toys are little people, children wouldn't feel comfortable letting their guard down and being natural. The toys seem to instinctively care about what's best for children. So their highest priority would be to help kids be kids. Naturally, in some cases such as lonely and depressed children, we might imagine a toy would be tempted to let the child know it was alive, in order to give the lonely child a friend. Who knows -- perhaps in the Toy Story universe, some toys have done that under certain circumstances. It would be risky though. It would create the danger that the secret would spread, spoiling the usage of toys for all children.
** I donít know. When I was a kid I always felt my toys were alive (I knew they didnít move it was just a kidís thing) but, in real life, what kid does not think the same? Children love their toys and in many cases they treat them like living things. So, may be, for most of the toys they somehow feel like their children already treat them like alive. Even more, in some parts of the movie we can see toys living adventures in scenes as part of Andyís imagination, may be during those periods the movie is not just showing how Andy sees the games but also how the toys feel when Andy plays with them (moving, running, fighting, etc.) eliminating the need to show that their alive because they are treated and loved as such already, and they perhaps know that if show they alive when the kid grows to teen can be dangerous for them. If the kid is a bad owner, like Sid, well they do show it to scar him in self-defense (it was an exceptional case?). By-the-way, in Latin America I heard a lot of stories about creepy living toys and dolls that attack bad children soÖ

[[WMG: How does Buzz retract his wings?]]
Okay, the big red button releases a spring or something that causes his wings to extend. I assume that the idea is that Andy will gently compress the wings back to their original position, which will engage the spring-loaded catch. Buzz can't do this on his own. If he has to rely on other toys to push his wings back into place, doesn't this shatter his illusion of being a real Space Ranger?
* He'd probably write it off as the suit or the wing mechanism malfunctioning. After all, when his "laser" proves not to work, he concludes that it's malfunctioning, and when the Space Corps don't answer his "calls" he muses that he didn't think he was ''that'' far from headquarters. The conclusion wouldn't be "I'm a toy," but "I really need to get this spacesuit repaired when I get back home."
* Actually, the shot in the scene where Buzz "flies" to Andy's car and drops in through the sun roof shows they can retract on their own.
* Presumably, the same way toys can open and close their mouths or move their limbs without having physical mechanisms (or even joints) to do so.

[[WMG: Does Mr. Potato Head hate Woody or something similar?]]
* He always talk to him in a bad manner in all movies, he was the only one who made jokes about him when Buzz came to Andy's bedroom and he lead the anti-Woody ambush in first movie and said stronger words to him than the rest of the gang.
** Potato Head's pretty much shown as a bitter, pessimistic jerk who automatically thinks the worst of everyone, for the most part. Even in the later movies where he mellows he's still pretty much the "grumpy sourpuss dad" character.
*** Possible fridge: Andy made Potato Head the bad guy against Woody when he plays with his toys. Maybe the personality the child assumes for the toy becomes projected onto them after a while.
** Another possible fridge, but: Mr. Potato Head is a more simplistic toy (Molly often gets her hands on him). So perhaps when Andy was younger he liked Mr. Potato Head best, or at as much as Woody. But as Andy got a bit older and his imagination more complex, Potato Head was relegated to a much simpler character in his stories.
*** Probably: Potato Head commented that Woody had been "Andy's favorite since kindergarten," implying that some other toy had been Andy's favorite before kindergarten. And Potato Head IS a "preschool toy."
*** He's voiced by Creator/DonRickles, king of the putdown and one of the most caustic comedians of all time. That's just his actor's irrepressible imprint. I'm shocked he didn't call Woody "hockey puck" every five minutes!
*** Potato Head doesn't hate Woody per se, but it's implied he himself is jealous of Woody being the leader and not him, not to mention he himself seems to think Slinky is being a major kiss-up to Woody, so he gets a kick of knocking Woody down when the poor cowboy is replaced in favor of Buzz. He probably thinking Woody is getting his just desserts and is enjoying his supposed catharsis.

[[WMG: Do toys feel pain when they're not "alive"?]]
This is more of a Fridge question, but...in the first film, we had a Combat Carl get blown up, and Andy playing with Buzz and Woody by essentially pummeling Woody with Buzz, and the third film has the toys getting pretty much tortured by the Caterpillar room kids. Do the toys feel pain when they're being played with/not alive?

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[[WMG: The Potato Heads' eyes]]
* I had Potato Heads as a kid, and from what I remember, both their eyes were attached together as one piece. So how

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come in the movies, their eyes can come out individually?
** They could do more story-wise with separate eyes? It probably made writing
individually when the Mrs. ones in RealLife have their eyes were attached together as one piece?
*
Potato Head storyline easier in the third movie. That said...
** There ''are'' some versions of the toy with separate eyes in real life. Not as commonly found, but I have seen them.
*** Actually he HAD
had sperate eyes in 1952 until around the 1980s, perhaps it's so that kids wouldn't have missing Mr. Potato Head eyepieces or because of choking hazard even though kids aren't THAT stupid hazards.


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to eat plastic parts of a toy.

[[WMG: The Potato Heads' arms]]
* In
the movies the Potato Heads' arms are shown coming off fairly easily for a couple of gags. In all the above: How does Andy's Potato Head toys I ever had, the have arms were a softer plastic and practically fused to the body. It was near impossible for the arms to that come off without more effort and patience than I could ever muster at five.
** Well, keep in mind that they modified
so easily when the RealLife Slinky Dog, too.
** The current Potato Head toys have very easily removable arms. (I know this from having a 3-year-old)
**
ones don't?
*
When Mr. Potato Head was redesigned in the 80s, for a brief period of time, he ''did'' have bendable arms that were permanently attached to his potato body; it wasn't until the 90s or so that his arms became detachable (and were in fixed positions). Also, for detachable. Though it does raise the record, the accessories that were given to question how Andy has this odd Potato Head in the movie were already existing accessories that came with Mr. Potato Head's Bucket has both features of Fun, this includes the black derby hat, the eyes with eyelids (however, the eyelids old and pupils used to be blue, supposedly as a Mrs. Potato Head accessory), the orange human-shaped nose, the bushy black mustache, as well as red lips (again, for a Mrs. Potato Head).
[[WMG: If the story were real, couldn't Woody and the other toys have tried escaping Sunnyside during the day when Lotso and his gang were (''presumably'') inactive?]]
* I understand this made the story much more exciting, but, again, if it were real, couldn't they have tried escaping during the day? That's what ''I'' might have tried... I mean, was the monkey even watching the security monitors then?
** They needed to move a large group. Can you imagine, say, Rex, having as little difficulty as Woody did during his initial escape?
** The monkey watches at night. A security guard watches during the day. Not to mention the kids who would play with them during the morning and afternoon times. And the adults who watch the kids. And the parents dropping their kids off.

[[WMG:
new ones.


!!
Woody's holster]]
* I could have figured that
got a holster, which seems to imply he used to have has a little gun in there, gun, but the collectors both seem to think he's complete without one, implying he never had one in the first place. For the era of toy he's from, it being a choking hazard or having a real-looking toy six shooter as part of a toy wouldn't have been a big deal. It's not a big thing, but it dangling there empty just kinda makes me go 'huh'. It seems weird to even put it there if he never had a gun.
place.
** He may have originally had one, but lost it in his "alive" form. Although it. For something that would contradict his unspoiled status in small it might be a common occurence to the 2nd movie: he was to be collected.
** I always assumed the
point that collectors had one...
** The producers just might not have thought it worth
thank their lucky stars they can even find a Woody doll in the cost of carving a little gun as an accessory. IIRC, accessories first place.
** Accessories
for toys only really started being common when the increased use of plastics made toys overall cheaper to produce and manufacture on a large scale; since Woody, being mostly wood and fabric, would have been pretty costly to produce ''en mass'' anyway, they might have decided that having a gun would be too costly to produce, especially since it would be a pretty fiddly little item to make anyway.
** Alternatively; an accessory that small would easily disappear, get thrown out or broken. It would be the first thing to go missing. If the Woody doll itself is rare, then the gun that came with it would likely be even rarer, and likely so rare that the collector's market might simply consider the doll by itself as good as complete, since finding a gun as well would be too prohibitively expensive and time-consuming to bother with.
*** This seems the most likely explanation, with a "Sheriff Woody ''with'' original six-shooter" being labeled "super-" or "more than" complete as opposed to just complete.
** Frankly, it's some kind of miracle that Woody managed to keep his hat through all those years.
** I've seen loads of toys that have holsters but no weapon, either because it was a chocking hazard, or because of 'political correctness' about putting a firearm into a children's toy.
*** Which is addressed by the toy's age, though. When
Woody was new, it was quite politically correct for most schools, even elementary schools, to have shooting clubs. And there was little to no worry about choking hazards.

[[WMG: Woody has trouble going through Andy leaving for college, like it was a new thing. But if Woody is an antique family toy, he must've felt this before!]]
* Actually, Woody is the one who's handling it the best. I got the feeling that "Operation Playtime" was more for the other toys' benefit than for his. Remember, ''Woody'' is the one saying things like, "And some day, maybe Andy will have kids of his own," implying he's gone through this sort of thing before, probably with Andy's father.
* Besides, having been hurt and abandoned
before doesn't mean it won't hurt that age, so the next time around. In fact, reopening old wounds is probably even more painful than going through makers might've deemed it for too costly.


!! Isn't
the first time.
* Woody being a family toy has never actually been made canon. It's been a bit of a safe assumption but there's nothing to actually back it up other than Woody's age.

[[WMG: That
cowboy hat that Andy wears throughout childhood? Red with white trim? That's childhood ''Jessie's'' hat.]]
hat?
* Isn't it a coincidence? Pretty sure it's just a generic cowboy hat which happens to be in those colors. They're not all that hard to come by; they don't HAVE to be merchandise from that one TV show. And he got it before he knew about Jessie.
** The hat has the same design as Jessie's, with a marked area at the base where the white ribbon used to be, the theory
A WMG is that Emily (Jessie's first owner) is Andy's mother. Emily had the hat, it is not shown in the box of donations Jessie was in, and she was shown to be growing up in the 70s/80s. \n\n[[WMG:


!!
Why are the toys against moving in front of humans (sans Sid), while moving in front an animal (e.g., Scud, Buster) is perfectly acceptable?]]
acceptable? Double standard here...
* You really think that a dog would really tell their owner that their toys are alive in some secret language that nobody knows?
** I think the question was why are humans the only ones left out of the loop? Even if there's no communication between humans and animals, why is that the important thing? Now I'm wondering this too... I suppose it's something to do with the toys' purpose or something (as belonging to humans) but I don't really know. Because you have dog toys, too... Maybe humans freak out more than animals do when their toys come alive. I DON'T KNOW NOW I'M THINKING TOO HARD ABOUT THIS THING THAT I DON'T THINK MATTERS VERY MUCH AT ALL.
* Maybe because dogs aren't intelligent beings?
** Exactly.
If humans knew toys were alive, they would probably try to use experiment on them in some way, which probably would destroy the purpose of toys: as playthings for human children. Animals, on the other hand, don't really care; Scud and Buster are not nearly as intelligent as humans and will, at worst, attack a living toy. And let's face it, some animals attack toys even when they're not moving.

[[WMG: Why do toys keep it secret that they're alive? If kids knew that, it'd be a lot better for
both parties. What kid wouldn't want toys that can move and speak on their own? And lonely kids could have a group of loyal friends. And they'd keep much better care of their toys, and wouldn't throw them away when they outgrow them.]]
* Dude/Dudette, if I walked into my room as a child and saw my toys moving around on my bed like miniature people, I would scream bloody murder and run out of the house. My first thought would be, "OH MY GOD! THEY'RE ALLIIIIIVE!!!" like Sid, coupled
perfectly happy playing with the fear of what if they killed me. [[Film/ChildsPlay I mean, Hollywood loves to make movies about killer]] [[Film/PinocchiosRevenge toys coming to life to off their owners, true?]] Maybe this is why the toys keep the info that they're alive a secret. They know that humans will explode into full-blown panic first.
** Well, now you would, because we're used to the idea that toys aren't alive. But why did it turn out this way? Toys have existed for thousands of years. Were they always alive
Woody and hiding it?
** Already answered by Lee Unkrich above. Toys acting non-alive is just a part of their nature, an involuntary instinct.
*** But they were able to overcome it in ''Toy Story'', showing Sid that they are alive.
*** We can choose to not breath for a while, but it's still an involuntary function of our body.
* Philosophically speaking, if children knew that toys were thinking beings, they might be ruined as toys. Toys exist for children to project themselves into, to expand their imagination and promote healthy play. If the toys are little people, children wouldn't feel comfortable letting their guard down and being natural. The toys seem to instinctively care about what's best for children. So their highest priority would be to help kids be kids. Naturally, in some cases such as lonely and depressed children, we might imagine a toy would be tempted to let the child know it was alive, in order to give the lonely child a friend. Who knows -- perhaps in the Toy Story universe, some toys have done that under certain circumstances. It would be risky though. It would create the danger that the secret would spread, spoiling the usage of toys for all children.
** I donít know. When I was a kid I always felt my toys were alive (I knew they didnít move it was just a kidís thing) but, in real life, what kid does not think the same? Children love their toys and in many cases they treat them like living things. So, may be, for most of the toys they somehow feel like their children already treat them like alive. Even more, in some parts of the movie we can see toys living adventures in scenes as part of Andyís imagination, may be during those periods the movie is not just showing how Andy sees the games but also how the toys feel when Andy plays with them (moving, running, fighting, etc.) eliminating the need to show that their alive because they are treated and loved as such already, and they perhaps know that if show they alive when the kid grows to teen can be dangerous for them. If the kid is a bad owner, like Sid, well they do show it to scar him in self-defense (it was an exceptional case?). By-the-way, in Latin America I heard a lot of stories about creepy living toys and dolls that attack bad children soÖ

[[WMG:
Buzz.


!!
How does Buzz retract his wings?]]
Okay, the big red button releases a spring or something that causes his wings to extend. I assume that the idea is that
wings? Andy will gently compress the wings back to their original position, which will engage the spring-loaded catch. can likely retract them by pressing down on them, but how does Buzz can't do this on his own. If he has to rely on other toys to push his wings back into place, doesn't this shatter his illusion of being a real Space Ranger?
it?
* He'd probably write it off as the suit or the wing mechanism malfunctioning. After all, when his "laser" proves not to work, he concludes that it's malfunctioning, and when the Space Corps don't answer his "calls" he muses that he didn't think he was ''that'' far from headquarters. The conclusion wouldn't be "I'm a toy," but "I really need to get this spacesuit repaired when I get back home."
* Actually, the
A shot in the scene 1 where Buzz "flies" to Andy's car and drops in through the sun roof shows they can retract on their own.
*
own. Presumably, the same way toys can open and close their mouths or move their limbs without having physical mechanisms (or even joints) to do so.

[[WMG:
so.


!!
Does Mr. Potato Head hate Woody or something similar?]]
*
similar? He always talk talks to him in a bad manner in all movies, rudely, he was the only one who made jokes about him when Buzz came to Andy's bedroom bedroom, and he lead led the anti-Woody ambush in first movie and said stronger words to him than the rest of the gang.
**
movie.
*
Potato Head's pretty much shown as a bitter, pessimistic jerk who automatically thinks the worst of everyone, for the most part. Even in the later movies where he mellows he's still pretty much the "grumpy sourpuss dad" character.
*** Possible fridge: Andy made Potato Head the bad guy against Woody when he plays with his toys. Maybe the personality the child assumes for the toy becomes projected onto them after a while.
** Another possible fridge, but: Mr. Potato Head is a more simplistic toy (Molly often gets her hands on him). So perhaps when Andy was younger he liked Mr. Potato Head best, or at as much as Woody. But as Andy got a bit older and his imagination more complex, Potato Head was relegated to a much simpler character in his stories.
*** Probably: Potato Head commented that Woody had been "Andy's favorite since kindergarten," implying that some other toy had been Andy's favorite before kindergarten. And Potato Head IS a "preschool toy."
*** He's voiced by Creator/DonRickles, king of the putdown and one of the most caustic comedians of all time. That's just his actor's irrepressible imprint. I'm shocked he didn't call Woody "hockey puck" every five minutes!
*** Potato Head
He doesn't hate Woody per se, but it's implied he himself is jealous of Woody being the leader and not him, not to mention he himself seems to think Slinky is being a major kiss-up to Woody, so he gets a kick of knocking Woody down when the poor cowboy is replaced in favor of Buzz. He probably thinking Woody is getting his just desserts and is enjoying his supposed catharsis.

[[WMG:
Woody.


!!
Do toys feel pain when they're not "alive"?]]
This is more of a Fridge question, but...in the first film, we had a Combat Carl get blown up, and Andy playing with Buzz and Woody by essentially pummeling Woody with Buzz, and the third film has the toys getting pretty much tortured by the Caterpillar room kids. Do the toys feel pain when they're being played with/not alive?
"alive"?



[[WMG: Survival instincts over involuntary instincts?]]
So WordOfGod states that toys, even ones who think they're "real" like Buzz, have an involuntary instinct to freeze up as toys when they're around humans. But it's also true that they can not only move in front of humans but also communicate with them (like Woody did to Sid in the first movie). At one point do survival instincts rule over this instinct? For instance, the Combat Carl stood there in frozen toy form as an explosive that would ''kill him'' was strapped to his back, but what if there was a toy that wouldn't? Or is there some unwritten toy code about preserving the secret of toy lives that overrules the will to survive?
* It's a good question. When Woody, Buzz and the other toys pull their big stunt on Sid at the end of the film, Woody states that they're going to have to "break a few rules." So it would seem that there's more than just instinct involved, as these "rules" obviously relate to the whole masquerade. But just how are these rules enforced, and just how many times have they been broken?
* Maybe toys can...willingly surrender their sentience and life, if they so desire? And Combat Carl was tired of being (and seeing other toys being) tortured and mutilated by Sid?

[[WMG: RC's remote]]
After Woody and Buzz fail to catch the moving van because of RC's batteries depleted, Buzz drops the remote in frustration, and it's unlikely either him or Woody pick it up after they lit the rocket. Although only RC was thrown into the van, how comes that Andy still has the remote in the second film? Did he had a spare one? Or did he found it?
* If it was left lying in the middle of the street, odds are it would've been run over or smashed before Andy could reclaim it. He may have had the ability to contact the company that made it and request a new controller - I know that some toy manufacturers do give consumer that option if a part is lost.

[[WMG: Buzz's laser]]
* Every single laser pointer has a warning sticker about not looking directly into the light. And laser pointers are marketed to adults who should (in theory) know better. Giving one to a small child and trusting them not to point it in someone's face is a recipe for disaster and lawsuits. Making the button trigger a sound effect and making the child imagine the laser would be more practical, safer, and less litigious.
** Most likely there's a warning of some kind on the box Buzz came in. Also, lawsuits? I've seen the kinds of laser pointers that kids' toys come equipped with - shining one in someone's eye can be irritating, but it's not capable of causing long-term damage so easily unless someone were intentionally trying to inflict it, which I can't see most normal people doing. If someone were to shine a bright light in your eye, all you'd need to do is say "Ow, that's really bright" for them to realize their mistake and point the laser elsewhere.
** Buzz's 'laser pointer' is basically a little red light that blinks on and off. It's probably not going to do that much damage.

[[WMG: Where did the Toys' sentience came from?]]
* How did the whole toys come alive business originate in-universe?
** AWizardDidIt?
* For that matter, ''when'' do toys become alive/sentient? Is it after they're assembled in a factory, after the kid first holds them, or what? If your Grandma is knitting you a doll, is it alive during the whole process, or is it after you've named it Little Miss Yarny Face?

* How come Slinky's midsection seems to retain a lot more strength in ''2'' than ''1''? To list off some features, he offered it to used to bungee cord off from a two-story house, to descend and stretch 10ft to get to a suitcase, and then stretched past 20 feet in the baggage handling area.
** That's probably more related to the length and strain put on his middle section differing greatly in the movies. In the first one he was completely stretched out for several minutes while being pulled in two directions (he was basically the only thing keeping RC moving for a while there). In the second one all his stretching is for brief periods with the other side free to recoil back to the stretching end. Just like how if you stretch a slinky for a few seconds it'll be fine but if you stretch it out and keep it like that it'll warp.

[[WMG: Buzz's wings pop out with enough force to easily tear through duct tape (it was how he got off the rocket in time). Isn't that kinda unsafe for little children to play with?]]
* Plus, why wouldn't he have just used the wings to escape from the rocket earlier?
** When Sid attached the rocket to Buzz he was all depressed about being a "stupid, insignificant toy" and therefore had accepted his fate of being blown up. By the time Woody had convinced him otherwise, Sid had woken up and taken him outside for the "launch" and couldn't escape without being noticed.
* Since when was safety ever a concern with toys?
* Maybe someone decided to put that in as the "recalled Buzz Lightyears" SequelHook for the original second film.
** Buzz's wings were faster and more powerful than they would be normally, because Buzz was in control and not Andy. It's like how Woody can move all of his fingers when he's talking to the other toys, but to Andy, all he'll ever have is a thumb and four closed-up fingers. To Andy, Buzz's wings will only ever be [[StrongAsTheyNeedToBe a light pop and fwoosh, while when Buzz needs them to tear duct tape, they will.]] Besides, maybe the duct tape was old and dilapidated.
[[WMG: Battery powered toys]]
If all the toys can move on their own when their owners are not around, do the battery-powered toys like the remote controlled car and Buzz Lightyear, move regardless or not they have batteries inside them? Usually companies install batteries in toys to make them more mobile, but if toys like Woody and Lotso (a doll and a stuffed bear) can walk around fine without any electrical currents to keep them moving, why bother with them at all?
* It might depend on what exactly the batteries are powering. For example, Buzz Lightyear's batteries mostly power his electronics, like his lights and his sound chip. If Buzz didn't have batteries, he would still be able to walk and talk when no humans are around, but his laser and his "pre-programmed" talking wouldn't do anything. For a toy like RC, batteries are much more vital, because they power his source of locomotion. If RC has no batteries, he'd still be "alive," but he would be incapable of moving under his own power, since his "engine" wouldn't have power, like a car with no gasoline.
[[WMG:How come humans are so loud every time they are coming to where toys are. Everyone yells or talks to themselves and walks loudly. Maybe the toys have super hearing or some kind of 6th sense?]]
* Maybe it helps that humans (even the children) are huge giants compared to the toys. Even if a human is walking and talking normally, it probably sounds extremely loud in the toys' ears. You would probably hear Godzilla's steps even if he was just going about his business.
* I ascribe to the Epileptic Tree that toys can hear humans louder and at greater distances than humans can hear; likewise, what sounds like "talking" between toys would barely sound like a whisper to humans. It's the only way the {{masquerade}} could be maintained.
[[WMG:In first Toy Story, Woody and Sid's toys are able to save Buzz by [[BrokenMasquerade revealing to Sid that toys are alive]]. Woody more or less states that acting like toys when humans are around is only a rule and that the rule can be broken when it's important. So why is this strategy never employed in the sequels? It's certainly not for lack of equally life-threatening situations where it would have come in handy.]]
* I'd say it's because Sid is just a child. No one would believe him, and there's not much he'd be likely to do about it. Seems to me that most of the times in which the toys are alive around humans, there's a lot of them around, so keeping up the charade would be worth it, even though they ''could'' be seen, like during the yard sale rescue in ''Toy Story 2''. There are other parts in the series where they take risky action in order to do things, just none where they reveal themselves to people because there are no other ''children'' threatening them. There's even some where something just ''barely'' turns out okay without the humans being suspicious, like a few examples in ''Toy Story 3''. In the credits, Stretch puts a ''note'' in Bonnie's backpack for no other reason than to talk to Bonnie's toys, and what do you think would happen if Bonnie found the note? Or her parents? Plus, there's the fact that Woody wrote a note to Andy telling him to bring them to Bonnie, and if Andy's question to his mom had been any less vague than just "Mom, you really think I should donate these?" then she could've found out the toys somehow made it back to the house. She and Andy both thought that his mom accidentally threw them away, but Andy now thinks his mom got them back for him. If he'd thanked her, she'd tell him she didn't do it and then he'd be creeped out. Or, she could've seen the note and told him she didn't write it, resulting in similar consequences. In his mom's mind, all he was asking about were some other non-favorite toys in his room that he is thinking of donating somewhere, probably Sunnyside. So, it worked out like a GambitRoulette; Woody was risking a lot to write that note, but it still managed to work perfectly. So, uh... '''long story short''', they ''have'' done things that at least severely ''risk'' revealing themselves in ''Toy Story 2'' and ''3'', but they didn't directly demonstrate their sentience both because it was never necessary and because doing it to adults is ''too'' risky.
* My personal theory is that overriding the instinct of becoming lifeless when there's a human directly looking is a very hard thing to do and/or requires supertoy strength/willpower, so very few toys are able to do it at all. Woody being an old and loved toy would be able to and Sid's constructions being made of several toys may be able to sum all the willpower together. Think about CastFromHitPoints or Theatre/OnceInALifetime thing.
** In short, the toys are very well aware that humans will understandably get the holy bejeezus scared out of them if they saw what were supposed to be ''inanimate objects'' moving and talking. There's a reason why this sort of stuff is a staple of horror movies. Would ''you'' be chill about finding your beloved toy standing on your bed seemingly on its own accord? Smiling, waving and acting all, "Hi! How are you? It's so good to meet you again!"
[[WMG: Mr. Potato Head's eyebrows lack consistency. They are not shown to have any peg or hole to attach to, nor does there seem to be any piece to attach them to his eyes (like his nose and 'stache), yet they always separate from his eyes whenever he falls apart. While this could be a special trait only when alive (such as plastic being able to detach or magically spawn in order for a toy to blink or talk, such as Woody's teeth), it also happens during the "Death By Monkeys" bit in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'', and during the Caterpillar playtime scene in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' both of the Potato Heads' eyebrows are shown attached to their bodies without their eyes. (Yet during the original's opening, when Andy takes off "One-Eyed Bart's" eye, his eyebrow is attached to his eye.) Also, his expression seems to be inconsistent (in the previously mentioned monkey scene, his eyelid can be seen, whereas his eyes are usually completely open while not "alive").]]
[[WMG: When Woody explains his plan near the end of the first movie, he says: "we're gonna have to break a few rules." So the toys hold still in front of people because it's a rule? Who makes these rules? Is there an organization, a deity? Obviously there's no punishment for breaking the rules.]]
* I'd presume it's a universally accepted facet of toy society -- being animate in sight of humans is something that simply Is Not Done. A taboo.
* I think they know it would freak their owners out, which would normally have bad consequences - they'd be thrown out, exorcised, maybe destroyed.
** By that token, maybe it's the same type of thing as the wizard/{{Muggle|s}} relationship in ''Literature/HarryPotter'': toys had to pretend to be lifeless after a history of being persecuted and destroyed or whatnot. Regular people have been none the wiser for centuries now, and think that all the old stories about toys coming to life are nothing more than legends of old.
* See the WordOfGod link above. The toys becoming inanimate when humans are looking is an involuntary instinct. Obviously, a lot of social conditioning has been laid on top of it, like the way they always make sure to return to their prior position when someone walks in the room. And also, it seems like toys CAN resist this instinct, as seen at the end of the first film. But unless they make the effort, they'll go still automatically when a human shows up.

[[WMG: Why does Andy have a Bo Peep figure? All his other toys are traditional boy's toys or at most gender-agnostic.]]
* I don't know if this was explained in any of the movies before the fourth one, but Bo isn't one of Andy's toys. She and her sheep are part of a lamp that belongs to Molly; Andy just uses her as a love interest for Woody to have to save.

[[WMG: What ''do'' toys do if they or a part of them is swallowed?]]
* If an entire sentient toy is swallowed (e.g. one of the army men), the toy would need to quickly make the baby/toddler/pet gag by touching their uvula (or an area around the throat as close to the uvula as possible, as that general area stimulates the gag reflex) the very moment they are swallowed. As for when a part of a toy is swallowed (e.g. Mr Potato's ear) this would be far more difficult and dangerous as it would be a much smaller part and much harder to retrieve and could make the baby/toddler/pet swallowing it choke to death. Therefore the best thing for the toy to do would be to carefully squeeze on the neck of the baby/toddler/pet and make them gag that way, or, if an adult is nearby, attract their attention by making a loud, pained sound before the swallowed toy part starts to make the baby/toddler/pet choke. That way the adult will jump in shock, notice a toy part has been swallowed, and provide assistance to get it out.

to:

[[WMG: Survival instincts over involuntary instincts?]]
So

!!
WordOfGod states that toys, even ones who think they're "real" like Buzz, have an involuntary instinct to freeze up as toys when they're around humans. But it's also true that they can not only move in front of and talk with humans but also communicate with them (like if they so desired, namely when Woody did is trying not to Sid get his head blown up in the first movie). 1. At one point do does this survival instincts rule over this instinct? For instance, the Combat Carl stood there in frozen toy form as an explosive that would ''kill him'' was strapped to his back, but what desire override instinct?
* Chances are,
if there was a toy that wouldn't? Or is there some unwritten toy code about preserving the secret of toy lives that overrules the will to survive?
* It's a good question. When Woody, Buzz and the other toys pull their big stunt on Sid at the end of the film,
Woody states that they're going belonged to Sid and wasn't trying to get back to Andy he wouldn't say or do anything.


!! Why does Buzz
have to "break a few rules." So it would seem that there's more than just instinct involved, as these "rules" obviously relate to the whole masquerade. But just how are these rules enforced, and just how many times have they been broken?
* Maybe toys can...willingly surrender their sentience and life, if they so desire? And Combat Carl was tired of being (and seeing other toys being) tortured and mutilated by Sid?

[[WMG: RC's remote]]
After Woody and Buzz fail to catch the moving van because of RC's batteries depleted, Buzz drops the remote in frustration, and
laser? Seems like it's unlikely either him or Woody pick it up after they lit the rocket. Although only RC was thrown into the van, how comes that Andy still has the remote in the second film? Did he had a spare one? Or did he found it?
* If it was left lying in the middle of the street, odds are it would've been run over or smashed before Andy could reclaim it. He may have had the ability to contact the company that made it and request a new controller - I know that some toy manufacturers do give consumer that option if a part is lost.

[[WMG: Buzz's laser]]
* Every single laser pointer has a warning sticker about not looking directly into the light. And laser pointers are marketed to adults who should (in theory) know better. Giving one to a small child and trusting them not to point it in someone's face is a recipe
asking for disaster and lawsuits. Making the button trigger a sound effect and making the child imagine the laser would be more practical, safer, and less litigious.
**
lawsuit.
*
Most likely there's a warning of some kind on the box Buzz came in. Also, lawsuits? I've seen the kinds of As for lawsuits, quick Google says that most laser pointers that kids' toys come equipped with - shining one in someone's eye can be irritating, but it's not capable of causing long-term don't exceed 5mW and don't transmit enough energy to damage so easily unless someone were intentionally trying to inflict it, which I can't see most normal people doing. If someone were to shine a bright light in anything before your eye, all you'd need to do is say "Ow, that's really bright" for them to realize their mistake and point the laser elsewhere.
** Buzz's 'laser pointer' is basically a little red light that blinks on and off. It's probably not going to do that much damage.

[[WMG:
blink reflex kicks in.


!!
Where did the do Toys' sentience came from?]]
* How did the whole toys come alive business originate in-universe?
** AWizardDidIt?
*
from? For that matter, ''when'' do toys become alive/sentient? Is it after they're assembled in a factory, after the kid first holds them, or what? If your Grandma is knitting you a doll, is it alive during the whole process, or is it after you've named it Little Miss Yarny Face?

alive/sentient?
* How come Slinky's midsection ''4'' seems to retain a lot more strength in ''2'' than ''1''? To list off some features, he offered it to used to bungee cord off indicate the sentience comes from a two-story house, to descend and stretch 10ft to get to a suitcase, and then stretched past 20 feet in the baggage handling area.
** That's probably more related to the length and strain put on his middle section differing greatly in the movies. In the first one he was completely stretched out for several minutes while being pulled in two directions (he was basically the only thing keeping RC moving for a while there). In the second one all his stretching
belief whether something is for brief periods with the other side free to recoil back to the stretching end. Just like how if you stretch a slinky for a few seconds it'll be fine but if you stretch it out and keep it like that it'll warp.

[[WMG:
toy or not.


!!
Buzz's wings pop out with enough force to easily tear through duct tape (it was how he got off the rocket in time). Isn't that kinda unsafe for little children to play with?]]
*
with? Plus, why wouldn't didn't he have just used the wings to escape from the rocket do that earlier?
** When Sid attached the rocket to Buzz he was all depressed about being a "stupid, insignificant toy" and therefore had accepted his fate of being blown up. By the time Woody had convinced him otherwise, Sid had woken up and taken him outside for the "launch" and couldn't escape without being noticed.
* Since when was safety ever a concern with toys?
* Maybe someone decided to put that in as the "recalled Buzz Lightyears" SequelHook for the original second film.
**
Buzz's wings were faster and more powerful than they would be normally, because Buzz was in control and not Andy. It's like how Woody can move all of his fingers when he's talking to the other toys, but to Andy, all he'll ever have is a thumb and four closed-up fingers. To Andy, Buzz's wings will only ever be [[StrongAsTheyNeedToBe a light pop and fwoosh, while when Buzz needs them to tear duct tape, they will.]] will. Besides, maybe the duct tape was old and dilapidated.
[[WMG: Battery
dilapidated.\\
When Sid attached the rocket to Buzz he was all depressed about being a "stupid, insignificant toy" and therefore had accepted his fate of being blown up. By the time Woody had convinced him otherwise, Sid had woken up and taken him outside for the "launch" and couldn't escape without being noticed.


!! Can battery
powered toys]]
If all the
toys can move on their own when their owners are not around, do the battery-powered toys like the remote controlled car and Buzz Lightyear, move regardless or not they have batteries inside them? Usually companies install batteries in toys to make them more mobile, but if toys like Woody and Lotso (a doll and a stuffed bear) can walk around fine without any electrical currents to keep them moving, why bother with them at all?
own?
* It might depend Depends on what exactly the batteries are powering. For example, Buzz Lightyear's Buzz's batteries mostly power his electronics, like his lights and his sound chip. If Buzz didn't have batteries, he would still be able to walk and talk when no humans are around, but his laser and his "pre-programmed" talking wouldn't do anything.chip. For a toy like RC, batteries are much more vital, because they power his source of locomotion. If RC has no batteries, he'd still be "alive," but he would be incapable of moving under his own power, since his "engine" wouldn't have power, like a car with no gasoline.
[[WMG:How
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!! How
come humans apaprently are so loud every time they are coming to where enough toys are. Everyone yells or talks to themselves and walks loudly. Maybe the toys have super hearing or some kind of 6th sense?]]
always get advance warning they're coming?
* Maybe it helps that humans Humans (even the children) are huge giants compared to the toys. Even if a human is walking and talking normally, it probably sounds extremely loud in the toys' ears. You would probably hear Godzilla's steps even if he was just going about his business.
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!! Why do
the Epileptic Tree that toys can hear humans louder never employ the strategy of "breaking the rules" and at greater distances than humans can hear; likewise, what sounds like "talking" between toys would barely sound like a whisper to humans. It's the only way the {{masquerade}} could be maintained.
[[WMG:In first Toy Story, Woody and Sid's toys are able to save Buzz by [[BrokenMasquerade
revealing their sentience to Sid that toys are alive]]. Woody more or less states that acting like toys when humans are around is only a rule and that the rule can be broken when it's important. So why is this strategy never employed in the sequels? It's certainly not for lack of equally life-threatening situations where it would have come in handy.]]
sequels?
* I'd say it's because Sid is just a child. No child, so no one would believe him, and there's not much he'd be likely to can do about it. Seems to me that most of the Most times in which the toys are alive around humans, there's a lot of them around, so keeping up the charade would be worth it, even though they ''could'' be seen, like during the yard sale rescue in ''Toy Story 2''. it.\\
There are other parts in the series where they take risky action risks (such as in order ''2'' where they cross a street, or in ''3'' where Woody writes to do things, Andy to bring Bonnie), just none where they reveal themselves to people because there are no other ''children'' threatening them. There's even some where something just ''barely'' turns out okay without the humans being suspicious, like a few examples in ''Toy Story 3''. In the credits, Stretch puts a ''note'' in Bonnie's backpack for no other reason than to talk to Bonnie's toys, and what do you think would happen if Bonnie found the note? Or her parents? Plus, there's the fact that Woody wrote a note to Andy telling him to bring them to Bonnie, and if Andy's question to his mom had been any less vague than just "Mom, you really think I should donate these?" then she could've found out the toys somehow made it back to the house. She and Andy both thought that his mom accidentally threw them away, but Andy now thinks his mom got them back for him. If he'd thanked her, she'd tell him she didn't do it and then he'd be creeped out. Or, she could've seen the note and told him she didn't write it, resulting in similar consequences. way around it. In his mom's mind, all he was asking about were some other non-favorite toys in his room that he is thinking of donating somewhere, probably Sunnyside. So, it worked out like a GambitRoulette; Woody was risking a lot to write that note, but it still managed to work perfectly. So, uh... '''long story short''', words, they ''have'' done things that at least severely ''risk'' revealing themselves in ''Toy Story 2'' and ''3'', but they didn't directly demonstrate their sentience both because it was never necessary and because doing it to adults is ''too'' risky.
* My personal theory is that overriding the instinct of becoming lifeless when there's a human directly looking is a very hard thing to do and/or requires supertoy strength/willpower, so very few toys are able to do it at all. Woody being an old and loved toy would be able to and Sid's constructions being made of several toys may be able to sum all the willpower together. Think about CastFromHitPoints or Theatre/OnceInALifetime thing.
** In short, the toys are very well aware that humans will understandably get the holy bejeezus scared out of them if they saw what were supposed to be ''inanimate objects'' moving and talking. There's a reason why this sort of stuff is a staple of horror movies. Would ''you'' be chill about finding your beloved toy standing on your bed seemingly on its own accord? Smiling, waving and acting all, "Hi! How are you? It's so good to meet you again!"
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Mr. Potato Head's eyebrows lack consistency. They are not shown to have any peg or hole to attach to, nor does there seem to be any piece to attach them to his eyes (like his nose and 'stache), yet they always separate from his eyes whenever he falls apart. While this could be a special trait only when alive (such as plastic being able to detach or magically spawn in order for a toy to blink or talk, such as Woody's teeth), it also happens during the "Death By Monkeys" bit in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'', and during the Caterpillar playtime scene in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' both of the Potato Heads' eyebrows are shown attached to their bodies without their eyes. (Yet during the original's opening, when Andy takes off "One-Eyed Bart's" eye, his eyebrow is attached to his eye.) Also, his expression seems to be inconsistent (in the previously mentioned monkey scene, his eyelid can be seen, whereas his eyes are usually completely open while not "alive").]]
[[WMG: When Woody explains his plan near the end of the first movie, he says: "we're gonna have to break a few rules." So the toys hold still in front of people because it's a rule?
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!!
Who makes these rules? the rules that toys have to stay still? Is there an organization, a organization? A deity? Obviously there's There's no punishment for breaking the rules.]]
them...
* I'd presume it's a universally accepted facet of toy society -- being animate in sight of humans is something that simply Is Not Done. A taboo.
* I think they know it would freak their owners out, which would normally have bad consequences - they'd be thrown out, exorcised, maybe destroyed.
** By that token, maybe it's the same type of thing as the wizard/{{Muggle|s}} relationship in ''Literature/HarryPotter'': toys had to pretend to be lifeless after a history of being persecuted and destroyed or whatnot. Regular people have been none the wiser for centuries now, and think that all the old stories about toys coming to life are nothing more than legends of old.
* See the WordOfGod link above.
The toys becoming inanimate when humans are looking is an involuntary instinct. Obviously, a lot of social conditioning has been laid on top of it, like the way they always make sure to return to their prior position when someone walks in the room. And also, it seems like toys CAN resist this instinct, as seen at the end of the first film. But unless they make the effort, they'll go still automatically when a human shows up.

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Why does Andy have a Bo Peep figure? All his other toys are traditional boy's toys or at most gender-agnostic.]]
gender-neutral.
* I don't know if this was explained in any of the movies before the fourth one, but Bo isn't one of Andy's toys. She and her sheep are part of a lamp that belongs to Molly; Andy just uses her as a love interest for Woody to have to save.

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What ''do'' toys do if they or a part of them is swallowed?]]
swallowed?
* If an entire sentient toy is swallowed (e.g. one of the army men), the toy would need to quickly make the baby/toddler/pet gag by touching their uvula (or an area around the throat as close to the uvula as possible, as that general area stimulates the gag reflex) the very moment they are swallowed. As for when could probably attempt to trigger the human's gag reflex from the inside. If a part of a toy is swallowed (e.g. Mr Potato's ear) this would be far more difficult and dangerous as it would be a much smaller part and much harder to retrieve and could make the baby/toddler/pet swallowing it choke to death. Therefore the best thing for the toy to do would be to carefully squeeze on the neck of the baby/toddler/pet and make them gag that way, or, if an adult is nearby, attract their attention by making a loud, pained sound before the swallowed toy part starts to make the baby/toddler/pet choke. That way the adult will jump in shock, notice a toy part has been swallowed, and provide assistance it'd probably depend on who swallowed it; as noted above the toys only freeze around humans, so if a dog swallowed Potato Head's ear Potato Head could probably try to get the dog to choke it out.back out; if it's a child the toy might just bend the rules and call for an adult's help.

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** There's some NightmareFuel in this, given Forky is clearly tortured by his existential crisis of being half-garbage, half-toy. Every time a child churns out some half-hearted craft ó a paper doll, a plasticine animal, a sock puppet, etc. does it live some brief, painful life before being thrown in the trash?


Be sure to also see ''Headscratchers/ToyStory1'', ''Headscratchers/ToyStory2'', ''Headscratchers/ToyStory3'', and ''Headscratchers/ToyStory4''.

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{{Headscratchers}} for ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory''. Be sure to also see ''Headscratchers/ToyStory1'', ''Headscratchers/ToyStory2'', ''Headscratchers/ToyStory3'', and ''Headscratchers/ToyStory4''.


** It keeps moving. Children won't be able to play with them (at least not the same way), but they will be able to move on their own, like Hamm can move around despite being hard plastic. Point is: he has no articulations)
*** Hadn't thought of that. Of course, there's still the question of what people usually do with dried-out Play-Doh; presumably it would meet its end the same way [[spoiler: Woody and crew]] almost met theirs in part 3.

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** It keeps moving. Children won't be able to play with them (at least not the same way), but they will be able to move on their own, own like Hamm can move around despite being hard plastic. Point The point is: he has no articulations)
*** Hadn't thought of that. Of course, there's still the question of what people usually do with dried-out Play-Doh; presumably presumably, it would meet its end the same way [[spoiler: Woody and crew]] almost met theirs in part 3.



** They could do more story wise with separate eyes? It probably made writing the Mrs. Potato Head storyline easier in the third movie. That said...

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** They could do more story wise story-wise with separate eyes? It probably made writing the Mrs. Potato Head storyline easier in the third movie. That said...




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*** Actually he HAD sperate eyes in 1952 until around the 1980s, perhaps it's so that kids wouldn't have missing Mr. Potato Head eyepieces or because of choking hazard even though kids aren't THAT stupid to eat plastic parts of a toy.



** The current Potato Head toys have very easily removable arms. (I know this from having a 3 year old)
** When Mr. Potato Head was redesigned in the 80s, for a brief period of time, he ''did'' have bendable arms that were permanently attached to his potato body; it wasn't until the 90s or so that his arms became detachable (and were in fixed positions). Also, for the record, the accessories that were given to Potato Head in the movie were already existing accessories that came with Mr. Potato Head's Bucket of Fun, this includes: the black derby hat, the eyes with eyelids (however, the eyelids and pupils used to be blue, supposedly as a Mrs. Potato Head accessory), the orange human-shaped nose, the bushy black mustache, as well as red lips (again, for a Mrs. Potato Head).
[[WMG: If the story were real, couldn't Woody and the other toys have tried escaping Sunnyside during the day, when Lotso and his gang were (''presumably'') inactive?]]

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** The current Potato Head toys have very easily removable arms. (I know this from having a 3 year old)
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** When Mr. Potato Head was redesigned in the 80s, for a brief period of time, he ''did'' have bendable arms that were permanently attached to his potato body; it wasn't until the 90s or so that his arms became detachable (and were in fixed positions). Also, for the record, the accessories that were given to Potato Head in the movie were already existing accessories that came with Mr. Potato Head's Bucket of Fun, this includes: includes the black derby hat, the eyes with eyelids (however, the eyelids and pupils used to be blue, supposedly as a Mrs. Potato Head accessory), the orange human-shaped nose, the bushy black mustache, as well as red lips (again, for a Mrs. Potato Head).
[[WMG: If the story were real, couldn't Woody and the other toys have tried escaping Sunnyside during the day, day when Lotso and his gang were (''presumably'') inactive?]]



** They needed to move a large group. Can you imagine, say Rex, having as little difficulty as Woody did during his initial escape?

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** They needed to move a large group. Can you imagine, say say, Rex, having as little difficulty as Woody did during his initial escape?



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*** Potato Head doesn't hate Woody per se, but it's implied he himself is jealous of Woody being the leader and not him, not to mention he himself seems to think Slinky is being a major kiss-up to Woody, so he gets a kick of knocking Woody down when the poor cowboy is replaced in favor of Buzz. He probably thinking Woody is getting his just desserts and is enjoying his supposed catharsis.


*** Because he mostly goes along with what the other toys do. He thinks they're an alien culture on an alien planet, and is wisely following the adage "when in Rome, do as the Romans do". He rarely questions or defies their ways, but simply adopts what he believes to be their cultural customs; he doesn't know ''why'' they freeze when Andy shows up, but he knows ''that'' they do, so he does it too.
*** According to one of the unpurchased Buzz Lightyear dolls in the second movie, Star Command has ordered all the space rangers to wait in "hyper-sleep" (read: the Buzz Lightyear dolls sitting in their boxes without revealing their sentience). With that in mind, it's possible that Buzz Lightyear understands the "rule" of not revealing his sentience to humans, but simply thinks that the rule comes from Star Command.

[[WMG: What constitutes as a "toy"? In ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'', Hamm states that "the lawn gnome from next door" is alive, so what other things can come alive? What if someone makes their own toy, will that come alive too? ]]

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*** Because he mostly goes along with what the other toys do. He thinks they're an alien culture on an alien planet, planet and is wisely following the adage "when in Rome, do as the Romans do". He rarely questions or defies their ways, but simply adopts what he believes to be their cultural customs; he doesn't know ''why'' they freeze when Andy shows up, but he knows ''that'' they do, so he does it too.
*** According to one of the unpurchased Buzz Lightyear dolls in the second movie, Star Command has ordered all the space rangers to wait in "hyper-sleep" (read: the Buzz Lightyear dolls sitting in their boxes without revealing their sentience). With that in mind, it's possible that Buzz Lightyear understands the "rule" of not revealing his sentience to humans, humans but simply thinks that the rule comes from Star Command.

[[WMG: If toys can be alive, can stuff like the [[https://i.pinimg.com/originals/73/cd/e9/73cde990619890db38357bf754980880.jpg Mickey Mouse Telephone (both the 1976 one and the talking one)]] also be alive?]]
*Since a Little Bo Peep lamp figure can also be alive, why can't a telephone that also has figures on it be alive? the Chatter Telephone from ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' doesn't really count since that was a TOY phone, not a REAL phone! [[https://makezine.com/2008/12/12/chatter-telephone/ (or is it?)]]
[[WMG:
What constitutes as a "toy"? In ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'', Hamm states that "the lawn gnome from next door" is alive, so what other things can come alive? What if someone makes their own toy, will that come alive too? ]]



* He only does that for his favorites. This is a plot point in the first movie.

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* He only does that for his favorites.favourites. This is a plot point in the first movie.



** Jesse and Bullseye are part of the line for Andy's favorite toy, so they get cred by association.

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** Jesse and Bullseye are part of the line for Andy's favorite favourite toy, so they get cred by association.


* Turns out that anything the kid considers a toy comes alive. We see this happen in the fourth movie. Not sure what the limits of it are, even some normal toys aren't alive, but it does seem to work that way.

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* Turns out that anything the kid considers a toy comes alive. We see this happen in the fourth movie.movie, with Forky. Not sure what the limits of it are, even some normal toys aren't alive, but it does seem to work that way.


** Because if they did, they wouldn't be toys anymore. They'd only frighten the children by coming alive (Didn't you see Sid's reaction when the toys reveal this in front if him?). The toys are also aware that if they were to demonstrate their sentience, this could turn into a huge worldwide crisis, with toys everywhere in danger of being experimented on, imprisoned or destroyed.

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** Because if they did, they wouldn't be toys anymore. They'd only frighten the children by coming alive (Didn't (didn't you see Sid's reaction when the toys reveal this in front if him?). The toys are also aware that if they were to demonstrate their sentience, this could turn into a huge worldwide crisis, with toys everywhere in danger of being experimented on, imprisoned or destroyed.


** Because if they did, they wouldn't be toys anymore. They'd only frighten the children by coming alive. The toys are also aware that if they were to demonstrate their sentience, this could turn into a huge worldwide crisis, with toys everywhere in danger of being experimented on, imprisoned or destroyed.

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** Because if they did, they wouldn't be toys anymore. They'd only frighten the children by coming alive.alive (Didn't you see Sid's reaction when the toys reveal this in front if him?). The toys are also aware that if they were to demonstrate their sentience, this could turn into a huge worldwide crisis, with toys everywhere in danger of being experimented on, imprisoned or destroyed.



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* For that matter, ''when'' do toys become alive/sentient? Is it after they're assembled in a factory, after the kid first holds them, or what? If your Grandma is knitting you a doll, is it alive during the whole process, or is it after you've named it Little Miss Yarny Face?


* If an entire sentient toy is swallowed (i.e. one of the army men), the toy would need to quickly make the baby/toddler/pet gag by touching their uvula (or an area around the throat as close to the uvula as possible, as that general area stimulates the gag reflex) the very moment they are swallowed. As for when a part of a toy is swallowed (i.e. Mr Potato's ear) this would be far more difficult and dangerous as it would be a much smaller part and much harder to retrieve and could make the baby/toddler/pet swallowing it choke to death. Therefore the best thing for the toy to do would be to carefully squeeze on the neck of the baby/toddler/pet and make them gag that way, or, if an adult is nearby, attract their attention by making a loud, pained sound before the swallowed toy part starts to make the baby/toddler/pet choke. That way the adult will jump in shock, notice a toy part has been swallowed, and provide assistance to get it out.

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* If an entire sentient toy is swallowed (i.e.(e.g. one of the army men), the toy would need to quickly make the baby/toddler/pet gag by touching their uvula (or an area around the throat as close to the uvula as possible, as that general area stimulates the gag reflex) the very moment they are swallowed. As for when a part of a toy is swallowed (i.e.(e.g. Mr Potato's ear) this would be far more difficult and dangerous as it would be a much smaller part and much harder to retrieve and could make the baby/toddler/pet swallowing it choke to death. Therefore the best thing for the toy to do would be to carefully squeeze on the neck of the baby/toddler/pet and make them gag that way, or, if an adult is nearby, attract their attention by making a loud, pained sound before the swallowed toy part starts to make the baby/toddler/pet choke. That way the adult will jump in shock, notice a toy part has been swallowed, and provide assistance to get it out.


* If entire toy is swallowed, the toy would need to quickly make the baby/toddler/pet gag by touching their uvula (or an area around the throat as close to the uvula as possible) the very moment they are swallowed. As for when a part of a toy is swallowed (i.e. Mr Potato's ear) this would be far more difficult and dangerous as it would be a much smaller part and much harder to retrieve and could make the baby/toddler/pet swallowing it choke to death, and therefore the best thing for the toy to do would be to carefully squeeze on the neck of the baby/toddler/pet and make them gag that way, or, if an adult is around, attract their attention by making a loud sound before the swallowed toy part starts to make the baby/toddler/pet choke.

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* If an entire sentient toy is swallowed, swallowed (i.e. one of the army men), the toy would need to quickly make the baby/toddler/pet gag by touching their uvula (or an area around the throat as close to the uvula as possible) possible, as that general area stimulates the gag reflex) the very moment they are swallowed. As for when a part of a toy is swallowed (i.e. Mr Potato's ear) this would be far more difficult and dangerous as it would be a much smaller part and much harder to retrieve and could make the baby/toddler/pet swallowing it choke to death, and therefore death. Therefore the best thing for the toy to do would be to carefully squeeze on the neck of the baby/toddler/pet and make them gag that way, or, if an adult is around, nearby, attract their attention by making a loud loud, pained sound before the swallowed toy part starts to make the baby/toddler/pet choke. That way the adult will jump in shock, notice a toy part has been swallowed, and provide assistance to get it out.

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* If entire toy is swallowed, the toy would need to quickly make the baby/toddler/pet gag by touching their uvula (or an area around the throat as close to the uvula as possible) the very moment they are swallowed. As for when a part of a toy is swallowed (i.e. Mr Potato's ear) this would be far more difficult and dangerous as it would be a much smaller part and much harder to retrieve and could make the baby/toddler/pet swallowing it choke to death, and therefore the best thing for the toy to do would be to carefully squeeze on the neck of the baby/toddler/pet and make them gag that way, or, if an adult is around, attract their attention by making a loud sound before the swallowed toy part starts to make the baby/toddler/pet choke.

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[[WMG: What ''do'' toys do if they or a part of them is swallowed?]]

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