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    Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear 
See his separate page.

    Ken 
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"I'm not a girl's toy! I'm not!"
Voiced by: Michael Keaton

Ken is an "Animal Lovin' Ken" doll made by Mattel. He lives in his Dreamhouse at Sunnyside Daycare. When Andy's toys end up at the daycare, he and Barbie fall instantly in love.



    Barbie 
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"Authority should derive from the consent of the governed, not from threat of force!"
Voiced by: Jodi Benson

Barbie is a "Great Shape Barbie" doll manufactured by Mattel. She was one of Molly's toys, until she was donated to Sunnyside Daycare. Once there, she is swept off her feet by Ken, who hadn't realized Barbies existed.


  • Action Girl: Ken learns the hard way that she's actually competent.
  • Ascended Extra: Barbie first appeared in Toy Story 2, and while we saw a lot of them, they were all minor characters and mostly just used for a few gags. By 3, she is a member of the main gang, and gets some real character development.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Do not threaten her friends if you know what's good for you.
  • Cool and Unusual Punishment: Subjects Ken to this to force him to tell her what Lotso did to Buzz and how to fix him: she destroys his clothes in front of him until he talks.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: She may seem like a ditz, but she'll fight for her friends, and even Ken can't put her down.
  • Dumb Blonde: Appears as this at first, but says two lines to Lotso that subvert the trope.
  • Femme Fatale Spy: She did love Ken before realizing what was really going on at Sunnyside and then rejected him. She played this role well enough to push him into a Heel–Face Turn, and they end the movie Happily Married.
  • Genius Ditz: Quite the expert on politics.
  • Genki Girl: Usually cheerful and energetic.
  • Happily Married: To Ken after they make up.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She has blonde hair and is generally a sweet toy.
  • Hidden Depths: Gives the below line. Justified - among Barbie's many roles/jobs, she's been a Presidential candidate, German Chancellor, UNICEF diplomat and UN Ambassador for World Peace.
    "Authority should derive from the consent of the governed, not from threat of force!"
  • Love at First Sight: For Ken. Again, justified by their being from the same toy line.
  • Nice Girl: Barbie is optimistic, simple, kind, and energetic.
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: With Ken.
  • Smarter Than You Look: Political philosophy out of nowhere.
  • Team Mom: To the toys of Sunnyside in the epilogue.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Girly Girl to Jessie's Tomboy in Toy Story 3.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: Inverted. She has it but she isn't a tomboy. See above.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In Toy Story 3, when she gets Ken to spill the beans on Lotso's secrets, by ripping his valuable outfits.
  • Undying Loyalty: To her friends. When she sees them being imprisoned by Lotso and Ken, she doesn't even hesitate to break up with Ken and join the in the prison boxes. She later plays an instrumental role in fixing Buzz, interrogating Ken about what Lotso's cronies did to him and retrieving the instruction manual while disguised.

    Big Baby 
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"Mama!"
Voiced by: Woody Smith

Big Baby is a huge baby doll with a broken eye, and pen tattoos. He was once owned by Daisy, but went with Lotso to Sunnyside after she lost them. He is the strongest member of Lotso's Gang.


  • Badass Adorable: He's a giant baby who's feared by the others, even getting back at Lotso after his constant abuse.
  • Blowing a Raspberry: After pulling a Heel–Face Turn and throwing Lotso into the dumpster, he blows a raspberry at him.
  • Break the Cutie: Suffers this big time. Lotso takes him away from his owner and gets hit really hard when Lotso smashes his Tragic Keepsake and literally hits him hard in the stomach during his rant.
  • Co-Dragons: With Ken to Lotso. Both pull a Heel–Face Turn in the end.
  • Creepy Doll: You'd swear he was manufactured in the Uncanny Valleyinvoked. The broken eye just makes the effect even more unsettling. Possibly a Shout-Out to the baby in Tin Toy, who was also rather creepy due to the limitations of the technology at the time.
  • Cute Giant: He has the appearance and mannerisms of a small child, yet is significantly bigger than the protagonists.
  • The Dog Bites Back: When he throws Lotso into the dumpster after Lotso breaks the name tag in front of him.
  • The Dreaded: Almost as much, if not more, than Lotso. Big Baby's apparent sole role in the daycare is to do Lotso's dirty work by physically wrangling any toy that gets too out of hand for Lotso's taste.
  • Dumb Muscle: He's Lotso's chief heavy, but has the mind of a child and only does what he'd told until Lotso pushes him too far.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: He regards his previous owner Daisy as his mom. You really shouldn't have broken that tag, Lotso...
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: He's a baby, who's huge compared to most of the other toys, called Big Baby.
  • Happily Adopted: Barbie and Ken adopt him by the end of the film, and he seems much, much happier with them than he ever was with Lotso.
  • Love Redeems: Remembering his love for his previous owner Daisy and after Woody reveals that Lotso has been lying to him the whole time.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: He isn't really a villain at all, just a toddler who has been lied to and manipulated by Lotso to do his dirty work.
  • Spanner in the Works: Lotso's standoff with Woody and the other toys at the dumpster might have gone in his favor if he hadn't broken the heart necklace Daisy had given Big Baby and taunted him for thinking Daisy ever loved him. As a result, Big Baby finally snaps and throws Lotso into the dumpster himself.
  • Tragic Keepsake: His old tag with Daisy's name on it. Chuckles kept it after Lotso threw it away and gave it to Woody, who in turn gave it back to Big Baby. This sparks the Heel Realization that Daisy, or "mama", did love the trio before an infuriated Lotso breaks it. This makes him finally turn on Lotso.
  • Tragic Villain: So very, very tragic. Alongside Lotso and Luckey, he used to belong to a loving little girl named Daisy, but she forgot them far from home. Once the toys returned to see Daisy had replaced Lotso, he got Big Baby to think that she'd abandoned them, so he followed Lotso to the daycare. Despite having a place where he's played with children again, Big Baby still clearly loves and misses Daisy.
  • The Voiceless: Mostly. He says stereotypically "baby" things like "Mama."
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: He's the scariest villain ever — until this:
    (Looking at tag saying "My heart belongs to Daisy") *sob* Mama?

    Twitch 
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Voiced by: John Cygan

Twitch is an insectaloid warrior action figure who wouldn't have been out of place in the original Masters of the Universe toy line.



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    Stretch 
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Voiced by: Whoopi Goldberg

Stretch is a purple, glittery rubber octopus. She is a member of Lotso's Gang, and is seen gambling in the vending machine (beating the others, possibly thanks to all her tentacles). She helps reset Buzz, and later capture Andy's toys. At the climax of the film she blocks the other end of the garbage chute, blocking escape for Andy's toys. She looks ready to push them in the dumpster... until Woody reveals Lotso's past, and she and the others have a change of heart. In the closing credits montage, when a happier, Lotso-less Sunnyside is shown, Stretch is seen slipping Ken's note to Andy's toys into Bonnie's backpack.



    Chunk 
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Voiced by: Jack Angel

Chunk is an orange rock monster action figure. When the spike on his head is pushed, his face switches back and forth between friendly and fierce.


  • The Brute: Along with Twitch.
  • Buffy Speak: "[Buzz] ain't the sharpest knife in the...place where they keep the knives."
  • Dumb Muscle: He can't even figure out what a drawer is called.
  • Golem: His general appearance is that of an orange (plastic) rock monster.
  • Punch-Clock Villain
  • Shout-Out: Possibly to the Mayor of The Nightmare Before Christmas, with both characters exhibiting a literal "Happy" and "Sad/Angry" expression.
  • Two-Faced: In the picture, he's got his happy face. But when he gets unhappy, he pushes a button on his head, and it flips to an angry face with red eyes.

    Sparks 
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Voiced by: Jan Rabson

Sparks is a tin robot that shoots out sparks when he rolls around.


  • The Brute: He and the others hold down Buzz at Lotso's demand, and is the one to unscrew Buzz's back.
  • Deadpan Snarker: After Chunk's remark about Buzz and knives (see above), Sparks remarks "Neither are you!"
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Like Twitch, he's appalled by Lotso hitting Big Baby and flinches noticeably when it happens.
  • Punch-Clock Villain

    Chatter Telephone 
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"I've been here for years."
Voiced by: Teddy Newton

Chatter Telephone is a rotary telephone pull toy produced by Fisher-Price. He can only talk through his receiver. He is the oldest toy in the Caterpillar Room, and takes pride that he has never been broken.


  • Chekhov's Gunman: Very early on in the movie, just as Andy's toys have been sent to Sunnyside, The Chatter Telephone is nudging Woody's leg. Woody doesn't take the hint, but it's obvious on the telephone's expressions and his glances towards Lotso that he's trying to warn Woody that Sunnyside is actually rotten to the core and controlled via an authoritarian dictatorship.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: Brutally subjected to a Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique by Lotso's gang, and they beat him enough to make him squeal on Woody.
  • Expy: His gravelly voice, role and the way he meets with Woody in darkness to share pertinent information with him makes him one for Deep Throat.
  • Hidden Depths: Who knew that a telephone toy with a sticker smile, would hide a really serious nature?
  • Knight in Sour Armour: He had been stuck at Sunnyside for years, but used his knowledge of the place to (try to) help the other toys escape.
  • The Mentor: Gives Woody the information he needs to break out of Sunnyside.
  • Mysterious Informant: Chatter knows the ins and outs of Sunnyside, even knowing that the Cymbal-Banging Monkey is key to Lotso's iron-fisted grip on the daycare center, and proves to be an useful ally by helping the toys escape, even when Lotso's cronies brutally subjected him to a Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique to squeal on Woody.
  • The Old Convict: He has been at Sunnyside Daycare Center even before Lotso took over. To help Woody and his friends escape the daycare center, he describes the layout of the daycare center and warns Woody that the only way for a toy to escape is to neutralize the Cymbal Monkey minding the surveillance system.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: He's the oldest toy in the daycare and was there when Lotso took over.
  • Shout-Out: Chatter's voice and inflection are a dead ringer for Gill in Finding Nemo, who masterminded the escape from the tank.
  • Stepford Smiler: That sticker smile is really misleading.
  • The Stool Pigeon: Although fits more with the "Lacerated Larry", as he really did help the toys escape and proved to be an extremely useful ally.
  • Vocal Dissonance: He's a very cutesy looking toy, but he has a low, gravelly voice not unlike a long-time convict.

    Bookworm 
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Voiced by: Richard Kind

Bookworm is a green worm with glasses and a bow-tie. He carries around a flashlight, and keeps a library of instruction manuals in one of Sunnyside's closets.


  • Evil Genius: He keeps a library of instruction manuals and is Lotso's go-to guy. The name "Bookworm" is kind of a giveaway.
  • Hey, Wait!: When Barbie masquerades as Ken (in his face-obscuring "Mission to Mars" spacesuit) to get back Buzz's instruction manual, the Bookworm notices her high heels as she turns away... then rolls his eyes and sighs at "Ken's" effeminate fashion sense.
  • Hidden Depths: Very subtly, but Lotso seems to disapprove of, if not outright dislike him. This can be seen after he tosses Buzz Lightyear's manual at him, Lotso gives him a somewhat disapproving glance. This may also imply that Bookworm did not enjoy being one of Lotso's gang and Lotso was aware of it. If that's the case, it's plausible that he knew it was Barbie in the space suit, he just didn't care enough to report it.
  • Punny Name: Bookworm is a literal worm with a job akin to a librarian.
  • Scary Librarian: A rare male example.

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    The Monkey 
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Voiced by: Lee Unkrich

The Monkey watches over all the monitors of Sunnyside daycare, shrieking into a microphone to warn the Big Bad of any escaping toys. He looks just like this. Yeah, he's pretty creepy.


  • Big Brother Is Watching: He watches over all the security cameras for any attempted escapees.
  • Cool Shades: In the credits montage showing how much nicer and "groovier" Sunnyside is without Lotso, he puts some funky glasses on while playing with his cymbals. This either reduces his scariness level or it doesn't.
  • Cymbal-Banging Monkey: When night falls on Sunnyside Daycare, he sits at the front desk, watching all the surveillance screens. If a toy tries to escape, he turns on the center's P.A. system and screeches into it while banging his cymbals. Lotso and crew are on top of the poor toy in moments.
  • Evil Genius: He has the eyes of an eagle, and on top of managing to figure out Woody was behind him despite being quiet, he manages to put up a fight by using the cymbals stuck to his hands as weapons.
  • The Guards Must Be Crazy: Subverted. Before Andy's toys came along, no one ever got past this guy.
  • Humiliation Conga: On top of being taken out by the newest toys in the daycare, he goes down when he's too distracted wailing on Woody to notice Slinky coming on him with tape. He's left tied up and struggling in a filing cabinet.
  • Hyper-Competent Sidekick: As the Chatter Phone points out, Lotso's hold on Sunnyside wouldn't be nearly as absolute or difficult to escape if it weren't for this guy.
  • Maniac Monkeys: Monitors Sunnyside Daycare to see if any of the prisoners are trying to escape.
  • Mission Control: Once he spots a toy trying to escape the daycare, he activates the intercom to warn Lotso and the other toys.

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