Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Toy Story: TSC Jessie

In today's post, we'll take a look at my Toy Story Collection Jessie and discuss other Jessie's that have been released over the years! A recent conversation with TJ from The Pixar Post inspired today's write up in which we discussed briefly about this Jessie and the question: Has a definitive version of this character been released yet?

1st of all, the TSC version: This Jessie was released in the 2nd wave of the TSC in the Spring of 2010 (along with Mr. Potato Head, Utility Belt Buzz Lightyear, Bullseye and Lotso). Overall, this product is extremely well made. It is for sure the best made of all the Jessie's I've seen as far as quality goes...BUT I'm not sure if Thinkway got the head sculpt 100% on this one. Something is just a little off and it's hard to put my finger on it. I just wish that, since this line is marketed as exact replicas from Pixar's digital data, that the faces of Buzz, Woody and Jessie were a tad more accurate to their expressions in film when they are being just a "toy" (screen shot seen below). 

I think it's really all in her smile..and maybe her eyebrows? It also could be the fact that her eyes are opened much wider in the film compared to this toy which has a little bit of eye lids showing. Any other thoughts you have?

 I do think is is is still probably the most accurate version of Jessie and I would recommend it to add to your collection as I don't know if there will be a Jessie with a more movie accurate expression any time soon...but who knows! 

Again, like the rest of this collection, Jessie here comes with a certificate of authenticity plus a working pull-string with sounds, different modes of play, a removable hat, a beautiful yarn full of hair...I mean a hair full of yarn ; ), a display stand (which is a great addition that you may not find with any other version) and a Woody's Roundup box which is accurate to what it would have looked like in the film.

In addition to this version, like stated earlier, there have been MANY Jessie dolls produced since her character's debut in 1999.

Next up is a series of images (none of them my own but from searching around eBay and Google) of previous versions.
1999 Thinkway Jessie: This is the first one I ever had (and still have, seen HERE)). It did not even have yarn was plastic. But how's the face and the rest of her? 

Below is the Sing N' Yodel Jessie currently found at Toys R Us, but probably not even trying to be the most film accurate.

In 2010, Joan Cusack (the voice of Jessie of course) traveled to several Disney Stores across the US to sign the new Disney Store exclusive Jessie for the release of Toy Story 3 (the pictures below are from the Michigan Avenue Disney Store event- was anyone reading this there at this one or any for that matter?). 

This doll was a limited edition of only 2,010 to coincide with the film's release year. That being said, this Jessie below is a very fancy version and I think was marketed more as a girl's doll than a movie replica. It has very a very shiny outfit with lots of silk, beads, sparkles and rhinestones. The box is pretty cool and it does have a pull string but I don't know if I'd personally try to track this one down if you're looking for an accurate replica from the film (and it sells for a LOT of money). 

And then we have the current Disney Store exclusive (seen below), which does talk and have a pull string, does have yarn hair and has some good detailing. But again, does the face movie accurate to you? Hmmm... 

There has probably been many more Jessie's that I'm just not seeing right now so if you have any in mind that I missed, send me the link to a picture in the comments below and I'll add it.

In your opinion, what is your favorite Jessie or the one you find the most movie accurate? Or maybe none of them good enough to buy quite yet and you're waiting for a more definitive version. Let me know for sure and thanks for checking out today's post! 


  1. Hilarious - how did you write this so fast after we talked about this?! :) Nice work on the variations of Jessie! I think you're also correct about Jessie's expression - she needs a bit more smile and life in her eyes (which is weird to say for a toy)! Ha!

  2. Wow you got on here fast! Thanks for checking today's post out! haha Yah I had something else in mind today but then our few messages got me thinking that a Jessie post would be pretty interesting to do some research I had some time and just went for it! : )

  3. Miguel Ángel ÁlvarezJanuary 26, 2014 at 8:44 AM

    Jessie of Mattle, I think is perfect!

  4. That is a great looking Jessie for sure! Do you know what size that one is and where you could possibly get it?

  5. Miguel Ángel ÁlvarezJanuary 28, 2014 at 12:28 PM