As soon as I saw the adorably stylized Toy Story "Buddy Pack" figures upon their release in 2010, I was completely hooked. I absolutely loved collecting the little guys! If you haven't seen my full collection of them, check out my blog post right HERE.
That collection ran pretty consistently for about a year or two until it finally faded away. Other than some recent re-packs of old figures, there hasn't been any Buddy Packs on the shelves for a long time and no new characters have been released since [probably] 2012...that is until recently!!
Out of nowhere, new Buddy Pack figures featuring characters from Toy Story That Time Forgot surfaced in the form of a seven figure gift set! This was a most welcome surprise for me and a most welcome return to a collection I love. Could there be even more new characters on the horizon?
This pack includes seven awesome characters from the 2014 TV holiday special: Battle Armour Buzz Lightyear, Battle Armour Woody, Angel Kitty, Reptillus Maximus, Battle Armour Trixie, The Cleric and Battle Armour Rex. What's extra cool is every figure is brand new! No re-releases here (which is rare for a gift set).
As usual, each plastic figure stands at about 2" tall (except for the significantly shorter Angel Kitty of course) and features minimal articulation. Lets take a closer look below!
Battle Armour Buzz Lightyear
Battle Armour Woody
Battle Armour Trixie
Battle Armour Rex
My personal two favorites here [though I love them all] are The Cleric and Angel Kitty. They look so good- plus they're my favorites from the actual film! It's super fun to have a little figure of Angel Kitty, since the only other way this character was ever available was as a plush. If you loved the short, this is a must have set for any kid or adult collector.
I picked this up at ToyWiz.com right HERE for $29.99. You can also find it on eBay HERE or Amazon using the direct link below. This doesn't seem to be sold in stores currently.
Are you excited to see new Toy Story Buddy figures? I'm really hoping for more soon. Who would you want to see get made that hasn't already? Shout out your thoughts in the comments below!