Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Toy Story of Terror: Pictureback Book with Stickers

Just yesterday, two brand new "children's" books based on Pixar shorts were of them based on last year's Toy Story of Terror Halloween TV special! As you may know if you've followed my blog, I always jump at any chance to get Pixar merch based on a short film, and this was no exception! If you're a fan of this short, you'll probably be excited to pick one of these up as well.

Here is the official description from Amazon:
From Disney/Pixar comes a spooky new tale featuring all of your favorite characters from the Toy Story films! What starts out as a fun road trip takes an unexpected turn for the worse when the trip detours to a roadside motel. After one of the toys goes missing, the others find themselves caught up in a mysterious sequence of events that must be solved before they all suffer the same fate in this Toy Story of Terror! This storybook based on the TV special is perfect for boys and girls ages 3 to 7.

This is a soft cover "pictureback" book published by Random House and is written (or adapted) by Kristen L. Depken. The book is 24 pages long and includes "over 30" (34 to be exact) stickers! There is one sheet of stickers at the beginning of the book and one at the end (seen below). 

My favorites of the stickers are the ones that are based on characters who appear only in this short, such as: Mr. Jones the iguana, Pocketeer, Transitron, Old Timer, Combat Carl, Combat Carl Jr. and Forklift Sal.

 This book is simple yet well written and takes you through the entire story of Toy Story of Terror, depicting each scene with most of the film's original dialog. As you can see, rather than being illustrated, this book features screen shots of the film. Although meant for very young kids, this book can also be enjoyed by the kid at me! Of course, I got this book mostly to be read by our future kids someday. It'll be a fun night time book to read, especially near Halloween.

This is a fun addition to my Pixar book collection and my short film collection. It's a great book based on a fantastic short film. I can't recommend it enough! I'm not sure if it's available in stores, but you can always snag this on Amazon.

Toy Story of Terror (Written and Directed by the wonderful Angus MacLane) will be released on Blu Ray and DVD on August 19th. You can pre-order it on Amazon as well and be sure to look for a review right here on August 20th.

Tomorrow I will be reviewing the Monsters University Short: Party Central storybook, also released yesterday along side this one. Stay tuned!


  1. Excellent detective work on determining Forklift Sal's name - as far as I know, that has never been know before!

  2. Thanks man! It was fantastic that he responded...and so quickly! Now we gotta spread the word...but it's not like anyone else cared about that name exept me, ha!