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Monday, September 21, 2020

Toy Story: Andy's Toy Chest Gift Set—7" Scale Action Figure Collection (by Mattel)

andy's toy chest figures mattel review
 
Here we have another fantastic addition to my Mattel Toy Story 7" scale action figure collection—this "Andy's Toy Chest" gift set/4-pack featuring Woody, Slinky, Buzz and an exclusive Lenny! This was released at Target clear back in January this year, but I didn't end up getting it until May (for my birthday). Now it's September and I'm finally getting to my long overdue review. So, in other words, I know I'm late to the game here. ;) 

Of course I got this whole set just for Lenny, even though I already have the Woody, Slinky and Buzz figures. He's a must-have character and I was so happy to see him join the 7" collection! That leads me to my first and only complaint though (the same one you've heard a million times), which is I wish you didn't have to get so many repeated characters all the time just to get just one new/exclusive character. I get if they wanted to pack Woody in, but then maybe add two other new ones (in addition to Lenny) like Rocky and Shark? Then, sure, you would still have to get another Woody, but at least you would be getting three new characters instead of just one. I know that change would make me and so many other collectors happy. There, end of rant. 

andy's toy chest figures mattel review
 
Other than the exclusive Lenny, the next coolest part of this set is no doubt the packaging! I absolutely love how it's designed after Andy's iconic toy chest and think it's brilliant how the window portion of the box is as if the toys are opening the chest slightly to peek out—well done! My only question: is this set based on the original Toy Story? You would think so, since Lenny is a part of it. However, the chest is the Toy Story 3 design (with the stickers all over it) and at that point in the trilogy, Lenny was not in Andy's room any more. Interesting! 
 
andy's toy chest figures mattel review

Since I already took a closer look at the Woody, Buzz and Slinky last year, this post will mainly only focus in on Lenny. He's a great looking figure and looks absolutely perfect with the rest of line! Remember, this Lenny is to scale with the 7" action figure line and is not a full scale replica. He's roughly 3" wide x 2.5" tall in size. The only articulation he has is his wind-up key spins, but this is not a real wind-up toy. It should also be obvious that he is not a real working pair of binoculars either. 

andy's toy chest figures mattel review
andy's toy chest figures mattel review

Here's the full gang out of the box! I appreciate (and was honestly surprised by) the fact that Woody can hold Lenny up the way I have him posed below. Impressive!

andy's toy chest figures mattel review

After all these months, you can still easily find this set at your local Target (or online HERE) for $29.99. If you haven't gotten any of these characters and are just starting to collect this figure line, this might actually be a good "starter set" set for you! Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below. Did you pick this up for your collection?

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