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Disney Infinity was an Action-Adventure sandbox Toys-To-Life Game series that ran from 2013 to 2016. The series, inspired by Toy Story 3: The Video Game's Toy Box mode, was made by Avalanche Softwarenote  and published by Disney Interactive Studios. Taking a page from Skylanders, the game used figures of Disney characters to unlock content. The idea was that players are literally playing with virtual toys of Disney characters, and while certain characters can enter themed "Play Sets" based on the movies they come from, the Toy Box mode allows players to take their toys and play any way they want thanks to a deep Level Editor.

Many Disney characters, from Jack Skellington to Wreck-It Ralph and various others from Pixar, Disney Animated Canon, live-action Disney movies, non-canon Disney animated movies, and Disney's television series, are in Infinity. The first game, retroactively known as Disney Infinity 1.0, was released for Wii, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360, while the Nintendo 3DS received a version called Toy Box Challenge complete with its own smaller base.

The second game, Disney Infinity 2.0 (also known as Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes), was released on September 23, 2014, adding characters and play sets from the Marvel Universe franchise, as well as a slew of new features including Skill Trees. It was first released for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Wii U, and later released for PlayStation Vita with a smaller base similar to that of the 3DS base.

The third and last game, Disney Infinity 3.0, was released in August 2015, introducing the Star Wars universe to the game. This was also the first and only game in the series to support downloadable updates, as Disney Interactive seemed to focus on expanding and supporting the 3.0 platform for some time instead of upgrading to a "4.0 Edition". It was released for all the same platforms as 2.0 except for the PS Vita. It was also later released for the Apple TV, which had its own digital version of the game complete with its own unique base.

There were also various digital versions of the game released for PC, iOS, and Android. They're not compatible with the Disney Infinity base, instead giving players the option to buy digital figures and power tokens, which would seem like it's kinda missing the point of buying physical figurines in the first place. Thankfully, most physical Disney Infinity figures, play sets, and all Toy Box Expansion Games came with a web code that gives you the digital version for free,note  and using the hexagonal power discs in the console versions also unlock them in the digital versions as well. After the franchise's cancellation, the mobile versions and free-to-play PC versions have been disabled and were taken down (see below), while Steam received "Gold Editions" of all three games. They contain almost all content that were ever released in the franchise, and anyone who bought DLC for these versions will receive them for free. The entire Gold Collection can be found here.

After the digital 3.0 versions failed to receive some of the later-released content, it was announced on May 10, 2016 that Disney Infinity would cease production by the following month, as it was just costing too much money to keep the series and figures rolling. As part of the end of the franchise, Disney Interactive Studios had its publishing unit shut down, relegating it to a licensing unit for Disney's properties, and developer Avalanche Software closed (although the developer reopened under Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment ownership in January 2017). The home and handheld console versions and the newly-released Gold Editions of all games still function, but have lost online functionality. The mobile and standalone PC versions of all games were rendered unplayable on September 30, 2016, with the Apple TV version of 3.0 removed from the App Store and the Disney Infinity team no longer accepting submissions for Toy Box uploads on the same date. The original Steam releases of 2.0 and 3.0 have been removed on December 9, 2016 (the day the Gold Editions were released). The Windows Store versions of all games and the Apple TV version of 3.0 have been rendered unplayable on March 3, 2017, the day that all remaining online services for the game have been disabled.

In October 2017, it was announced that figures from Disney Infinity would be reused as action figures in a toyline known as "Toybox", providing a legacy for the franchise.

There are character sheets that, despite this franchise's end, still Need Wiki Magic Love.

    Playable Characters 
(series with accompanying Play Sets are marked in bold)

1.0 characters:

2.0/Marvel Super Heroes characters:

3.0 characters:


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    Other represented content 

Disney films

Pixar films

  • Upnote 
  • Cars 2note 

Disney animated series


  • Ghost Ridernote 


  • DuckTalesnote 
  • The Muppetsnote 
  • TRON: Uprisingnote 
  • Frankenweenienote 
  • Kingdom Heartsnote 


  • Adaptational Badass:
    • While Violet is capable of fighting in The Incredibles films and in other games in the series where she was playable, Violet needed to use a stick to knock out Syndrome's mook in the first film and her Force Fields were more or less used for defense which rendered Violet a Non-Action Guy in most of her game appearances. In the Infinity series, Violet is far more capable of pulling off acrobatic moves for dodging and attacking (something she can't do in her home series), even applying a Volleyball-like strike with her Force Field for one her attacks. Hilariously she was considered to be one of the strongest characters in 1.0.
    • Same can be said for Vanellope from Wreck-It Ralph who's primarily a Non-Action Guy in her home series and puts her glitching powers to great offensive use in this series.
    • While Hiro fights in Big Hero 6, he needs the help of Baymax to do so. In this game, to compensate for being a solo playable character, he instead uses the Microbots he invented in the film in an offensive capacity.
    • You could also make a case for the Inside Out emotions. With the exception of Anger's tiffs with Fear, they made almost no physical fights with anybody in their home film, whereas here, they can hold their own in a fight and kick butt in their mission to restore order to Riley's mind in the Inside Out Play Set.
  • Adaptation Distillation: Some of the Marvel heroes sport their costumes from the comic and animated continuities, but have the backstories and characterizations of their Marvel Cinematic Universe counterparts.
  • Adapted Out:
    • Maz Kanata, Captain Phasma, Supreme Leader Snoke, and General Hux all get this treatment in The Force Awakens Play Set.
    • Despite being a playable character, Boba Fett is completely absent from the story of the Rise Against The Empire Play Set.
    • Also in Rise Against The Empire, Bespin and Dagobah are removed from the story.
      • Subverted for Jabba's palace in Rise Against The Empire. While it is present, it's not featured as prominently as it was in Return of the Jedi.
  • Advancing Wall of Doom: Toy Box Takeover in 3.0 has a destructive magical force called the Hero Destroyer, which was created as a result of Syndrome's misuse of the wands. It actively pursues players regardless of terrain and kills anyone who touches it while being completely invulnerable to all forms of damage - the only ways to get rid of it are either by outrunning it or being killed by it.
  • Alternate Company Equivalent:
    • To Skylanders, as a family-friendly sandbox game that uses NFC figures to summon characters in-game.
    • Also to Nintendo's Super Smash Bros., as a crossover game starring characters from each company's respective franchises, where the characters are depicted as Living Toysnote  and can be summoned in-game using NFC figures (amiibo in Nintendo's case).
  • Alternate Continuity:
    • The Incredibles playset is set in a Metroville where Syndrome did not kidnap Jack-Jack and simply sent more of his robots on the city.
    • Likewise, the Monsters University playset is set in a continuity where Mike and Sulley weren't expelled from campus and Randall remained friendly towards them.
    • The Pirates playset takes in a continuity with trace elements of the second and third movies.
  • Animorphism: Using the "Crow Wing Pack" (which is unlocked in the Lone Ranger Play Set) will transform your character into a crow and allow them to fly.
  • Anthropomorphic Food: The Inside Out Play Set has evil broccoli as one of the enemies.
  • Apologetic Attacker: Several characters such as Rapunzel and Phineas will usually say "I'm sorry!" while fighting enemies.
  • Art Shift: All characters are modified from their original versions to fit a unified Infinity art style. Justified as they're not the actual characters, they're toys of the actual characters.
  • Ascended Extra:
    • In Monsters University, Fear Tech doesn't have much of a presence. Aside from a few scenes and a moment with Archie the Scare Pig, Fear Tech's mascot, the movie focuses more on Mike and Sulley putting Oozma Kappa into shape for the Scare Games. In Disney Infinity, however, students of Fear Tech go out of their way to prank the students of Monsters University and making their lives miserable.
    • In the Guardians playset, Cosmo the former USSR Cosmonaut Dog from the comics and a cameo from the Guardians film makes a full appearance in the game as a supporting character.
    • Ant-Man was a Team-Up summon in 2.0 but is playable in 3.0.
  • Badass Adorable:
    • Violet Parr and her little brother Dash from The Incredibles are naturally this by default (even more so in the combat heavy Infinity franchise, especially for Violet who was traditionally regulated as a Non-Action Guy in past games), they're even more cuter as toys!
    • Vanellope from Wreck-It Ralph becomes this due to undergoing Adaptational Badass in Infinity, even more so in 3.0 where all Melee weapon packs become timeable combo attacks.
    • Stitch, the super-strong alien who's also cute and fluffy. (Well, he's not fluffy here, but he's still cute nonetheless.)
    • Judy Hopps from Zootopia due to having the ability to kick and shoot enemies with a pistol/gun and is naturally adorable but she's even more adorable in toy form.
  • Badass Boast: When he is killed and instantly regenerated, Davy Jones will shout:
    Davy Jones: You can't kill Davy Jones like that!
  • Balloon Belly: Happens to certain characters in all 3 games (most of them male with Mrs. Incredible being the only exception aside from Holly and Dory), getting hit by a "Glow Urchin" will sometimes result in their bodies swelling up like balloons note  though a glitch can be performed in the first two games by pausing the game with characters whose heads inflate (Violet being an example) to give them a similar look, 3.0 features a "WALL-E Hover Chair" vehicle that, when jumped into, will cause the character to inflate and grow fat becoming much like the Axiom passengers from the movie. It only affects Disney and Pixar characters, though.note 
  • Battle Couple: Mr. and Mrs. Incredible, Buzz and Jessie, Aladdin and Jasmine, Han and Leia, Mickey and Minnie, Sam and Quorra, Black Widow and Hulk/Captain America/Hawkeye/Winter Soldier teamup disc.
  • Big Bad: Every play set except Monsters University seems to have one, and they're frequently available as player characters. This doesn't change the storyline, though, so you can play as Syndrome and battle NPC Syndrome's forces or play as Davy Jones and fight your NPC doppelganger's crew. The villains are as follows:
  • Big Head Mode: For certain characters (mostly the females or those who have a top heavy complex design), also getting hit by a "Glow Urchin" will sometimes result in their heads swelling up dramatically.
  • Blind Bag Collectables: Power Discs for 1.0 and 2.0 were often in blind bags of two discs each. Averted with 3.0, which packaged four discs each in transparent packaging.
  • Bragging Rights Reward: Each game has an "Ultimate Unlock" for getting 100% Figuresnote : in order, a lightsaber, a landspeeder, and a Keyblade. Now, think about exactly how much money that will cost...
  • Broad Strokes: Some Play Sets, like Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars: Rise Against the Empire, and The Force Awakens are loose retellings of their movies. Star Wars: Twilight of the Republic is mostly based on the The Clone Wars, but includes Darth Maul as he appeared in The Phantom Menace since he's more familiar to most people that way.
  • Butt-Monkey: Donald in trailers and the "Disney Treasure Hunt" opening level to 2.0.
  • The Cameo:
  • Canon Foreigner: The Collection Robots made for the Stitch's Tropical Rescue Toy Box Game in 2.0. They've never appeared in any of the Lilo & Stitch franchise's movies or television series.
  • Canon Immigrant: Played with. This game is not canon with any of the films, but Ralph's Wrecking Truck from Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed appears in this game.
  • Cap: Each character's level caps out at 20.
  • Combining Mecha: Rocket Raccoon with Groot, and Hiro with Baymax.
  • Composite Character:
    • In the game, Maleficent carries her film appearance but acts much like her classic personality.
    • Although primarily based on his younger, non-villainous Monsters University appearance, Randall has the "Villain" ability and a menacing figure pose that's more in line with his Monsters Inc. appearance.
    • A feature of the game is using a certain power disk to turn characters into other incarnations of themselves, among these characters are Donald Duck (who is shown in his musketeer outfit) and Falcon (who changes from his classic to his cinematic universe uniform).
  • Compressed Adaptation: The "Rise Against the Empire" storyline of 3.0 is an abridged retelling of the entire Star Wars Original Trilogy where Luke, Leia, Han and Chewbacca are together from start to finish, meaning some of them appear in scenes before any of them meet or where at least one of them is alone (e.g., Leia meets Obi-Wan in person, Han, Leia and Chewbacca accompany Luke in confronting Darth Vader and the Emperor). It also cuts out entire areas such as Cloud City and Jabba's Palace, which leads to changes like Vader revealing his lineage on Hoth and Lando already being a member of the Rebellion from the start. ** Also, the The Force Awakens play set is one for the movie that it's based on.
  • Continue Your Mission, Dammit!: In Play Sets, characters will often give you reminders of your current objective.
  • Continuity Nod: While Boba Fett himself does not appear in the Rise Against The Empire Play Set, his character coin can be found at a Sarlacc pit at Tatooine, where he originally met his end in the movies.
  • Counter-Attack: The Repel ability allows characters to counter enemy attacks if they're blocked at the right time making them take damage, the Star Wars Jedi and Sith characters take it a step further as they can block with their lightsabers to open up for a devastating counterattack (providing that they have it unlocked in their skill tree), even some of the Marvel characters introduced in the Marvel Battlegrounds playset has this as well (most notably Captain America-The First Avenger).
  • Cuteness Proximity: What kicks off the "Stitch's Tropical Rescue" Toy Box Game in 2.0 was Pleakley telling his superiors in the United Galactic Federation that if you were to see an adorable duckling, you would "literally die". This doesn't happen in the game of course, but it prompts the Federation to send out robots to collect them, forcing the player to defend the ducklings.
  • Death Is a Slap on the Wrist: Your character is simply magically reassembled on the spot, unless there are checkpoints in the level.
    • Averted in 2.0 where when your hero dies, you either need to place a new hero on the base, or restart the mission. Akin to Skylanders.
  • Developer's Foresight:
    • A number of characters have unique interactions with each other, including player characters and NPCs from outside their series:
      • If you play Wreck-It Ralph with an Incredible, he will comment:
      Ralph: What? No super-suit for the new guy? Come on!
      • If you play Jack Skellington with Vanellope, he will comment on her strangeness, mistaking her for some sort of Halloween costume.
      Jack: How fascinating! And what are you supposed to be?
      • Vanellope, being the jokester that she is, will make numerous wisecracks, such as spouting off a bunch of cowboy phrases if you play her with Woody or Jessie.
      • Vanellope will say this if you race her against the Cars characters:
      Vanellope: Do you guys know how to drive? Hah! Just kidding! You guys were born driving, right?
      • Similarly, Ralph will ask a Cars character about how many miles per gallon they get.
      • Vanellope expresses surprise that the Cars run on gas rather than maple syrup.
      • Vanellope will ask Edna Mode if she can make her a glitchproof suit since she's a superhero suit designer.
      • On the Monsters University map, Vanellope wonders if credits from Monster University can transfer to Sugar Rush Community College.
      • While playing Rapunzel, if you continuously hit another player and they don't respond, she will comment that the other player must be a really nice person.
      • Ralph says to Sulley that he looks like the monster he dressed up for Halloween last year and also says that he has "a face that only a mother could love".
      • Ralph will say that he wants a cowboy hat if you play him with the Lone Ranger.
      • While fighting Syndrome in The Incredibles map, he will comment if you're playing as the Syndrome figure.
      • Phineas reacts in amazement at the presence of superheroes, compliments MU characters on their costumes, and will remark he "did not expect to see a pirate today..."
    • If playing the Vanellope's Sweet Ride adventure in multiplayer in 1.0, the first player will control Vanellope in her Candy Kart while the second player uses another character in King Candy's Royal Racer. However, if the second player is using Ralph, he will drive his own Wrecking Truck instead.
  • Doppelgänger Crossover:
  • Double Jump: All non-Cars characters can do this.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: 3.0's first major update for DLC content included Captain America: Civil War content (Ant-Man's updated costume and Black Panther) and Time from Alice: Through the Looking Glass as a Toy Box boss well ahead of either movie's release (and before Alice was even announced as coming to Infinity, much less its toys' release).
  • Early-Installment Weirdness: The first game has several differences with the later editions:
    • It was much lighter in terms of combat options with most of the cast only possessing a basic charge attack and projectile and abilities like special moves, super jumps and flight not debuting until 2.0. There was also no upgrade system, meaning characters would play the same whether they were level 1 or 20.
    • Certain mechanics like Wall Jumps, size-changing goo, pedal bikes and Syndrome's old zero-point gauntlet functionalitynote  did not return in later editions.
    • Each character had their own character-exclusive Adventure - a minigame only they could play.
    • The first game had a line of crystal variation figures: figurines of already-existing characters with a white, crystal-like colorization who otherwise played identically. This concept was not revisited for subsequent versions and would be replaced with costume change Power Discs which changed certain characters' appearances.
  • Easter Egg:
    • Walt Disney World uses the new "MagicBand" RFID system, and it unlocks special content when scanned in Infinity. 1.0 unlocked a toy that made a dragon appear, 2.0 unlocked the Clock Tower from "it's a small world", and 3.0 unlocked the Partners statue—the bronze statue of Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse holding hands. Likewise, 3.0 also adds several toys that can only be unlocked with Disney Cruise Line's similar Oceaneer Band. Fair warning to mobile and PC players, like with power discs, you needed to scan them on a console version's base to use them digitally.
    • During the Forever Falls segment in "Mickey's Birthday Bash", if Mickey uses the super jump to get up on a particular house, he can meet his classic black and white self as a townsperson. The player then gets rewarded with a rain of blue and orange sparks.
    • If you happen to put Jack Skellington on Ghost Rider's bike, Jack's head will become aflame like that of the Ghost Rider himself. The same can be done with Anger from Inside Out.
    • Normally when your character rides in the Y-Wing, you can see an R2 standard droid riding in the middle of it like you would expect. However, if you play as Sulley (and only Sulley) and hop into the Y-Wing, the droid is, for no real reason at all, replaced by Mike Wazowski, sitting in the ship with his arms up in the air as though he were riding a roller coaster.
    • If Baymax picks up Hiro, the latter will ride on his back instead of being held in Baymax's hand like anyone else. Similarly, if Groot picks up Rocket Raccoon, the latter will ride on his shoulder and can fire his guns at will.
  • Easy Level Trick: The Sumo Adventure in 1.0 is extremely easily beaten if Randall or Violet are used, since their invisibility allows them to stand by without being hurt by enemies.
  • Family-Friendly Firearms:
    • Especially noticeable in The Lone Ranger content, where the guns are modified to have different sound effects and orange caps on their muzzles to resemble cap guns rather than real ones. Justified as all the characters and firearms are toys.
    • Black Widow uses laser guns in 2.0, something she rarely (if ever) does in the comics, and certainly not in the movies.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: Stitch, Merida, and Maleficent appear in the 2.0 trailer as Captain America's shield bounces around; as teases for their own inclusion in the game.
  • Friendly Fireproof: Averted; you're free to wail away on other players as much as you like in most gameplay modes. One of the few places where this trope applies is the hub world in Toy Box Takeover. (Though you're fair game again once you start a mission.)
  • Furry Confusion: In one of the trailers, Mater tries to strike up a conversation with a non-anthropomorphic vehicle.
  • Gameplay Roulette: Most Play Sets focus on a different game genre; for instance in 1.0, The Incredibles is primarily a beat-em-up while Cars focuses on racing, Monsters University is a third-person stealth shooter, and Pirates is an exploration game with ship-to-ship combat. 3.0's Marvel Battlegrounds Set is a Power Stone-style arena brawler.
  • Genre-Busting: The game has many, many, many different and interesting playstyles, ranging from stealth gameplay to swash-buckling Beat 'em Up to a Superhero Wide-Open Sandbox. The E3 Trailer seems to highlight this trope just as much as parody it.
  • Grind Boots: Characters can grind along rail paths (customizable in the Toy Box), and can jump or turn around on them.
  • Ground Pound: Most characters, excluding the ones from the Cars series, can do this.
  • Gunship Rescue: The Army Helicopter doles these out; even more so if you're in multiplayer and one of you is pinned down. A bonus is that the chopper can take massive damage and keep flying and can even destroy enemies simply by ramming them. Alas, it is only available in the Toy Box.
  • Hard Mode Perks: The higher the combat difficulty is set, the more sparks enemies give off when defeated.
  • Heavy Voice: If a character gets hit by a "Glow Urchin" (which causes either their head or their body to swell up), their voice will temporarily deepen (though this aspect was later removed in 3.0 likely having to do with Darth Vader becoming playable).
  • Helium Speech: The shrinking goo from 1.0 will give the character a very high-pitched voice.
  • Infinity +1 Sword: The Lightsaber that becomes available in the first two games after adding every character to the Hall of Heroes. The third and final attack of its' combo can defeat any enemy in a single hit. Averted in 3.0, where it gets extremely nerfed.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Nick Wilde wields a giant popsicle as a weapon.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler:
    • Tends to be defied with the Play Sets, outside of the most It Was His Sled of moments. (Such as Syndrome in The Incredibles.) However, the Finding Dory Play Set plays it straight, as it takes place after the events of the movie and thus shows Hank, Destiny, and Bailey already in the ocean in Nemo's neighborhood; spoiling the end result of Hank's character development from the movie in particular.
    • One of the Zootopia Power Discs is one that enables Nick Wilde to wear his police outfit that he gets at the very end of the movie when he joins the Zootopia police force.
  • Left Hanging: In light of the games ceasing production, the Sequel Hook at the end of Marvel Battlegrounds featuring Thanos is now an example of this.
  • Le Parkour: There are a lot of movement options, which includes grabbing onto ledges and pipes.
  • Level Editor: One of the game's major selling points.
  • Living Toys: All characters in Infinity are toy versions of themselves. They even have limb and waist joints in their 3D models and break apart upon defeat.
  • MacGuffin: The Kraken's Bane in the Pirates play set, a toy which can keep the Kraken at bay. You WILL have to use this to beat Davy Jones.
  • Mechanically Unusual Fighter: The Cars characters are unique in that they play identically to the drivable vehicles instead of other characters. This means they can't double jump, attack, or use packs/tools like normal playable characters, but they can utilize vehicle abilities like boosting, air tricks and drifting on top of being able to use vehicle weapons instead. They also have a completely unique skill tree that allows them to upgrade trick speed and boost capacity, which normal vehicles cannot do.
  • Merchandise-Driven: The series was part of the "toys-to-life" game genre.
  • Mooks: They seem to differ between different worlds, as they should. Davy Jones' crew members for Pirates of the Caribbean, Monsters from Fear Tech for Monsters University, Syndrome's Omindroids for The Incredibles, Emperor Zurg's Zurgbots for Toy Story, members of the Cavendish Gang for The Lone Ranger, Frost Giants for The Avengers, symbiotes for Spider-Man, Sakarans for Guardians of the Galaxy, and Stormtroopers for Star Wars, depending on the generation.
  • Multi-Platform:
    • One of the few then-current non-sports game series to be simultaneously developed and released on seventh- and eighth-gen consoles, PC, and (except for play sets) mobile. Also, the PlayStation Vita got a full version of the second game (minus one round space on its base for obvious reasons) and the Apple TV set-top box got a full version of the third game with its own unique full-sized, black-colored base, with its starter pack bundling a Bluetooth controller. The only exception was the Nintendo 3DS version of the first game, called Toy Box Challenge on the platform.
    • The Wii, Wii U, PS3, and PS4 all use the same base, allowing for cross-platform use with them and preventing players from having to buy whole new starter packs.note 
  • Mutagenic Goo: The first game features goo that when stepped in will change your character's size. Green goo causes them to get bigger, while pink goo will shrink them. It is featured prominently in the Toy Story playset.
  • My Future Self and Me:
    • Darth Vader is playable in the Twilight of the Republic playset alongside his younger self, and Anakin is playable in the Rise Against the Empire playset.
    • Black Suit Spider-Man and Venom can be in the Spider-Man playset together, even though they include the same Venom symbiote at different times in its life.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • Part of the Pirates Play Set is modeled after the Disneyland ride.
    • Mater's song in the "Unexpected Pairings" trailer seems to be one to Heavy Metal Mater.
    • At the end of the first game’s tutorial, Mickey throws you above the castle. The way the camera pans across the sky and castle after that is reminiscent of the current Disney movie logo, complete with the word "Disney" appearing at the end.
    • In his trailer, Donald Duck is associated with a hammer. The same hammer he wielded 23 years before in the Master System game The Lucky Dime Caper.
    • In Aladdin and Jasmine's trailer, the two share a moment together, only for Stitch to fly by on a Recognizer and ruin the moment. This is similar to the trailers for Lilo & Stitch where Stitch would hijack into a scene from a previous Disney animated film, and Aladdin was one of them.
  • Not Me This Time: The storyline of the Twilight of the Republic playset opens with the heroes leading an attack on Geonosis to shut down a battle droid factory that is presumably being run by General Grievous. When they finally confront Grievous, however, he reveals that he's not the one who activated the factory. In the end, it turns out that Darth Maul was the one who activated the factory as part of his scheme to destroy both the Republic and Confederacy.
  • Old Save Bonus: Discs and characters from earlier revisions can be used in later ones; playsets are not backward compatible this way, but you can still scan the playset pieces to unlock their relevant Toy Box items.
  • One-Hit Kill: Certain items such as lava (unless you're playing as Anger, who's immune to it, but only if he's in the Inside Out playset, as he can still die the same way when in Toy Box mode) and the Hero Destroyer will instantly kill your character upon contact.
  • One-Steve Limit: Averted with Jack Sparrow and Jack Skellington, Sam Flynn and Phineas Flynn, and Nick Fury and Nick Wilde. If you're willing to get into the real names of heroes that other wise go by codenames, there are three Sams (Flynn, Alexander (Nova), and Wilson (Falcon)) and two Peters (Parker (Spider-Man) and Quill (Star-Lord)).
  • Parachute Petticoat: Alice uses her dress as a parachute in one of her moves.
  • Pinball Projectile: The Lone Ranger's six-shooter can fire bullets that ricochet off of metal objects. Tonto's tomahawk axe also works like this.
  • Power Creep: The 1.0 characters lack many of the abilities introduced later on that the 2.0 and 3.0 characters get, like special moves and alternate-timing combos (same can also be said for the 2.0 cast who lacks the alternate timing combos and the grip or push mechanics of the 3.0 cast), the alternate timing combos can be fixed via the buffed melee weapons packs which all have the same alternate timing combos (though they'll still lack the grip or push mechanics to continue combos).
  • Power Makes Your Voice Deep: In 1.0, the characters' voices get much deeper whenever they step in the growing goo.
  • Primp of Contempt: In the Marvel Battlegrounds playset, Loki checks his nails as he tells Black Panther he has done what he came to do in Wakanda and vanishes.
  • Product Placement: The games tend to have a share of its characters and Play Sets come from movies released the same year:
    • In the original game, it was Monsters University, The Lone Ranger, and Frozen.
    • For 2.0, it's Maleficent, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Big Hero 6.
    • 3.0 has many more thanks to ramping up the number of new characters: The Force Awakens, Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur, Zootopia, Alice, and Finding Dory. The Jungle Book can also qualify, even though Infinity uses the version of Baloo from the 1967 movie instead of the 2016 remake.
    • Every planned playset for 4.0 was to be related to an upcoming film.
  • Recycled In Space: The Toy Story In Space Play Set.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: The Hero Destroyer in 3.0's Toy Box Takeover takes the form of a red-and-black ball of magical energy, and it will pursue and destroy anyone that goes near it.
  • Reference Overdosed: This game covers a lot of Disney property. Outside of known playable characters, non-character toys, in-game locations and prestige titles reference Frankenweenie, The Muppets, Alice in Wonderland, DuckTales, even obscure works like The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad and Condorman and those on the far edges of the Disney family like ESPN.
  • Reformulated Game: The 3DS game is a Minigame Game, without any of the console game's Level Editor stuff.
  • Required Party Member:
    • "Play Set" levels generally can only be played with characters from that specific world - for instance, Mr. Incredible can't be used in a Pirates Play Set, and Pirates in turn can't enter Monsters University.
    • This rule has been relaxed in later games' sets:
      • The 2.0 Marvel sets allow players to unlock access for a few characters from other setsnote .
      • 3.0's sets play with this: while the Inside Out and Finding Dory sets are restricted to their respective characters, the Star Wars sets can be unlocked for all other Star Wars characters, the Marvel Battlegrounds set is open to all Marvel characters by default, and the Toy Box Speedway/Takeover games allow any character to be used with no restrictionsnote .
  • Revenue-Enhancing Devices:
    • In addition to character figures and Play Sets, Disney released "Power Discs" in two varieties: round ones provide Status Buffs and gear for playable characters and hexagonal ones add Toy Box customization options. The discs were even packaged in random assortments like trading cards during 1.0 and 2.0.
    • There are also variant figures of some characters: translucent-white "Crystal" versions of some 1.0 characters, Black Suit Spider-Man, and "Light FX" Jedi and Sith whose lightsabers can glow.
    • Had the series gone on, several characters (including Buzz, Elsa, the Hulk, and Jack Skellington) would have received twelve-inch tall super-sized versions of themselves that would have had more detail, lit up, and played differently than their normal-sized counterparts in-game.
  • Rewarding Vandalism: Destroying objects in the game allows you to get sparks to get experience for your character and the coins to buy more toys.
  • Sequel Escalation:
    • 2.0 features Marvel Comics characters, much larger environments than the previous game, individual skill trees for each character, new abilities like flight and special moves, auto-builders for Toy Box mode and a customizable Toy Box interior.
    • 3.0 features Star Wars characters, grapples and timing-sensitive combos, revamped driving mechanics, Toy Box games that allow characters from any series to be used at the same time and in-game updates.
  • Ship Tease: Upon meeting each other, Ralph and Elsa will compliment each other, referencing a tweet that Jennifer Lee made about them as a couple.
  • Shout-Out: Disney occasionally released new premade Toy Boxes for download. One of the earliest was "Toy Columbia", a recreation of the setting of BioShock Infinite; and 3.0 has "Squid Wars", based on Splatoon.
  • Sibling Team: Violet and Dash, Anna and Elsa, Thor and Loki, Luke and Leia, the Nash and Ramsey mounts, Phineas and Ferb (if you count sidekicks).
  • Sidelined Protagonist Crossover: A few series are repped with secondary characters over the main heroes:
  • Sigil Spam: The game's IN logo is everywhere.
  • Sizeshifter: The aforementioned growing and shrinking goo from the first game will alter the size of any character. Ant-Man sizeshifts as his signature power, Tinker Bell shrinks to fairy size for her special move, and Alice drinks and eats items to shrink and grow.
  • Stock Scream: In 3.0, the Wilhelm scream can be heard in the Rise Against the Empire Play Set when the player ejects a stormtrooper out of an AT-AT. The scream can also be used as a sound effect in the regular Toy Box mode.
  • Temporary Online Content:
    • With the online server shutdown, several feats became impossible to obtain due to being unlocked via online activities. As a result, the Sugar Rush Grandstands can no longer be unlocked (due to being unlocked via playing Toy Box Speedway online), and the Toy Box Theatre and Arcade can't be visited anymore.
    • While new toy box games can still be made despite the server shutdown, anything involving displayed text is now permanently unusable due to them being connected to online-exclusive censors.
  • Timey-Wimey Ball: The Star Wars material spans three generations and allows all characters in all Play Sets, so characters can intervene in conflicts long before or after they canonically would.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Venom is this in the Spider-Man game campaign. Outside campaigns, most groups of playable characters include a villain.
  • Toy Time: Everything in this game is a toy.
  • Toyless Toyline Character
    • In 2.0, the TRON characters weren't available as figures and only appeared in-game on certain platforms. Fridge Brilliance sets in when you consider how TRON itself is set in Cyberspace and not the real world. Averted in 3.0, where they did get figures released.
    • In 2.0, some fan favorite Marvel characters like Captain Marvel and Luke Cage appear as NPCs.
  • Toys-To-Life Game: with all your favorite Disney characters!
  • Video Game Cruelty Potential:
    • You can attack NPCs and other playable characters to your heart's content.
    • You can pick up otherwise harmless characters and dropkick them. The 2.0 edition takes this even further by giving you the ability to smash them into the ground. Head first.
    • In the Monsters University play set, you can sneak up on other monsters and roar at them, scaring them to the point where they leap into the air.
  • Villain Team-Up: The Toy Box Takeover expansion features several Disney villains teaming up. Syndrome plays the Big Bad, while Davy Jones, Venom and Darth Vader act as bosses throughout the mode.
  • Wall Jump: In 1.0, characters were capable of doing this, albeit only on certain wall pieces.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: In The Force Awakens Play Set, Han disappears once he gives the mission on Starkiller Base, without showing what happens between him and Kylo Ren during this mission. Granted, since this set came out about the same time as the film it is based on, it is likely this is to avoid major spoilers.
  • Wide-Open Sandbox: Toy Box Mode. The Play Set worlds also have open-world elements.
  • With Friends Like These...: There's an achievement with this trope's name in 2.0, where you must defeat another player's character forty times.
  • Wolverine Publicity:
    • Out of nine decades of Disney history, the game shows a heavy bias to the most recent (post-2010) movies and cartoons (while characters may have originated earlier, they have a more recent project to be tied to). Outside of that, each version has only one or two classic Disney characters and two or three other pre-2010 movies represented (only one series of which, the original Star Wars trilogy, is older than the 1990s).
    • Both the Marvel Universe and Star Wars are given special treatment as Cash Cow Franchises; each one is given a release where they're the focus with multiple playsets and dozens of characters, and they're given special promotion over any other Disney franchise — in fact, the game seems to be presented as a Disney/Marvel/Star Wars crossover rather than place the latter two under the Disney banner. Averted when it comes to the Wolverine himself, who is nowhere to be seen despite being a high-profile Marvel superhero; likely due to the fact that his movie rights were not held by Disney at the time (fans have noticed a similar lack of promotion in general for the Fantastic Four and the rest of the X-Men).
    • On a more specific note, the Toy Story Play Set is a Science Fiction world themed after Ensemble Dark Horse Buzz Lightyear. Justified in this case, as the Toy Box mode already takes care of the movie's "living toys" concept, and Woody and Jessie's home genre of The Western is covered by the Lone Ranger Play Set. While future releases would lean on sci-fi pretty heavily (with Guardians and Star Wars), at the time Buzz was the only opportunity to put in a space world.
    • Gravity Falls has a huge amount of items in the game despite not having a playable character. By comparison, fellow animated series Phineas and Ferb has only a small number of items despite Phineas and Agent P being playable.
    • Averted for Frozen, as Infinity never really exploited its popularity. According to Word of God, the relatively small amount of content in 1.0 (Anna, Elsa, and a couple Power Discs) was because the execs vastly underestimated how much of a cash cow the movie would become, instead believing The Lone Ranger (ultimately a notorious box office bomb) would be more of a hit. But even after Frozen's release, Infinity failed to follow up beyond adding Olaf and a Toy Box Speedway track based on the series in 3.0.
  • Your Size May Vary: Part of the reason the toy justification is used is because if they use the "real" characters, they'd be out of scale (imagine action figure Buzz Lightyear or young clownfish Nemo next to full-size car Lightning McQueen). This is especially noticeable with Tinker Bell, as here she's sized the same as any other human(oid) while every other appearance of hers emphasizes just how tiny she is.


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Giant Ultron

Ultron pilots a massive version of himself to attack Asgard. Because his body is made of vibranium, it's completely immune to blasts from the Hulkbuster, so the heroes have to go inside Giant Ultron to stop him.

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