Hello everyone! I know I mentioned today's post here was supposed to be yesterday's post, so thanks for bearing with me. With the amount of photos this post has, as well as work I was doing on an extensive unboxing of these as well (which will be linked at the bottom), this one took a bit more time than I anticipated. Without any further ado, here we go!
I'm super thrilled to be giving you a detailed look at the brand new Toy Story "Minis" playsets, just released by Mattel! To catch up on my previous posts featuring more from this fantastic collection, be sure to check out the minis figure 10-pack HERE, blind packs series 1 HERE, blind packs series 3 HERE and the minis vehicle sets HERE.
Last week I received a message from one of my Twitter followers (thanks Nick!) letting me know these hit Amazon. I was so excited and ordered them within seconds. I received them Monday and have been working on getting this post done since! UPDATE: Tonight I found them at my local Toy R Us as well.
The two minis playsets we have here so far are called "Andy's Room" (based on, well, Andy's room in the original film) and "Western Adventure" (loosely inspired by Toy Story 3 with maybe a little bit of Woody's Roundup mixed in). Both sets are, of course, very small (measuring around 9" long and 4.5" tall) and retail for $14.99.
Let's take a closer look at each one!
Western Adventure Minis Playset
First of all, again, the packaging here with these is so cute. I love the style! The minimal artwork is adorable and all the little details are great (for example, the eye patch alien behind the jail cell as seen below; could that mean a minis figure of that character is on its way soon??).
It pained me tearing the packaging up for my unboxing video, but I wanted to show you all the sets out of their boxes and in action! This particular set comes with the main buildings structure (featuring a gold-mine, sheriff's office and bank), a money railroad car (which opens up), two money bags, a piece of railroad track (which can snap into any side of the playset) and an exclusive lasso Woody minis figure (with removable hat). Check it all out!
What's really neat, and for added fun, the minis "Western Train" vehicle (seen in my post HERE) can be combined with this set and connected to the money boxcar! Makes for a cool little expansion.
Open up the money car from the top and store the two plastic money bags inside. But watch out for the evil One-Eyed Bart and One-Eyed Betty! They're after the gold.
Andy's Room Minis Playset
Now we're gonna take a look at the Andy's Room minis playset. Here you'll find Andy's signature cloud wallpaper, his desk and lamp, his orange "Hot Wheels" track, his iconic toy box, an exclusive Buzz Lightyear minis figure (the first one with his wings out to date) and the Red Baron "Hot Wheels" car for Buzz to ride in.
The only bummer with this set is that I thought it came with an exclusive shark with Woody's hat figure (seen coming out of the toy box in the package above). It turned out to be just a cardboard display piece, but it makes me think that we could be getting an actual shark minis figure very soon!
If Woody starts getting jealous of Buzz and tired of his "flying", "laser", "quality sound system" and "impressive wing span", you can use the swiveling lamp on the desk to help knock him out the window!
"Fall with style" by sending Buzz and the Red Baron car down the "Hot Wheels" ramp! Also, Andy's toy box opens up and you can fit two to three minis figures inside.
I absolutely love the look of these sets and all the fun accessories and play features. Best of all? They both can connect (in more than one way) for maximum fun! I'm assuming more playsets are in development and I'm hoping for another release real soon. I'm sure we'll be able to connect any new sets to what we have here so far and I really look forward to expanding this little Toy Story playset world with new locations.
What could be next? Pizza Planet? Al's Toy Barn? Sid's Room? Zurg's fortress? Sunnyside Daycare? So many possibilities! Shout out your ideas/hopes for this series in the comment section below. I'd love to hear your thoughts.
Finally, here's my YouTube unboxing video! Check it out to see these in action and feel free to "like" and subscribe for more content. :) Thanks so much for the support!