- Just Here for Godzilla: Many people came to rewatch the short after seeing Tin Toys cameo in Toy Story 4.
- Never Live It Down: Despite inspiring the legendary Toy Story series, winning the first Oscar for both Pixar and an All-CGI Cartoon in general, and being selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant, the creepy-looking Billy is among the main reasons why the short is remembered nowadays, to the point where animators take this to account in order to avoid the Uncanny Valley.
- Nightmare Fuel: The baby. Ye gods... no wonder they're all hiding...
- Uncanny Valley: The baby (Billy) is one of the most infamous examples in the history of CGI, owing to the 3D software's limitations. His skin is as plastic as the toys themselves, and his stiff, robotic movement combined with the appearance of a realistic baby just looks unsettling. In this case, though, it actually works to the short's benefit, as the titular toy is also very unnerved by it.
YMMV / Tin Toy