Saturday, October 29, 2022

Toy Story Woody (with Lenny) | Funko POP! VHS Covers | Amazon Exclusive!

26 years ago today—October 29th, 1996–Toy Story was released on VHS! To celebrate the original Toy Story home video release, today I’m reviewing Funko’s new Amazon Exclusive Toy Story inspired Funko POP! VHS Covers Woody (with Lenny). Check out my full thoughts in my embedded video below and enjoy!

What special memories do you have of Toy Story arriving on VHS back in the day?


Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Mattel Toy Story Buddy Packs—Lotso's Mob Gift Pack (Target Exclusive)

After all these years, I've finally added the rare Mattel Toy Story 3 "Mean Lotso" Buddy Pack figure to my collection! I've been trying to track this one down for what seems to be forever. Mean Lotso (which features a unique angry expression; he's also holding his cane) was also released in a 2-pack with Stretch and other multi-packs back in the day, but I missed out on him somehow. Since then, he's been real tough one to find. Once I saw recently though that he was also available in this Target Exclusive "Lotso's Mob Gift Pack", I did a little digging and just happened to find one on eBay soon after—snatched it right up for around $35 + shipping. So yah a little pricey, but not bad compared to what I've seen him sell for.

And the perk of finding Mean Lotso within this particular gift pack? There's actually an EXCLUSIVE figure included here as well, one I also didn't know I needed until recently—Glow in the Dark Sparks, who's only included in this set! So in the end, I actually got two buddy pack figures I needed here. Totally worth it. My Toy Story Buddy Pack collection is SO close to finally being complete.

Of course this set also includes Bad Mood Chunk, Twitch and Laser Buzz Lightyear, but those are figures I already have. With that said, to see the rest of my Toy Story Buddy Pack collection, be sure to visit my comprehensive "Complete Guide" post HERE (which, by the way, I have been updating with more new acquisitions—so be sure to check it out if you haven't lately!)

What do you think?! Let me know down below in the comments. 

Monday, October 24, 2022

NEW 2022 Toy Story Hallmark Itty Bittys (Buzz Lightyear, Zurg & Aliens)

Here are the two NEW FOR 2022 Pixar related Hallmark Itty Bittys sets released this year—a Toy Story 2 inspired Buzz Lightyear and Emperor Zurg 2-Pack and a Pizza Planet Aliens 3-Pack featuring the first Pixar mini Itty Bittys! While Buzz has been released as an Itty Bitty plush a couple times prior, this is a new version (he feels kind of like a faux leather material this time). As far as Zurg, he's also a faux leather, but this is the character's first ever appearance in Itty Bitty form! The Buzz/Zurg set retails for $19.99 and can be found in-store at Hallmark or online HERE.

And for the alien 3-pack, like I mentioned, these are MINI Itty Bittys (so a bit smaller than the standard ones). And while a standard alien Itty Bitty was released for Toy Story 4 in 2019, these ones here are brand new and the first Pixar related Itty Bittys to be released in the mini size. I love that all three aliens in this set are unique in that they all have different expressions! Again, you can find this at Hallmark in-store or online HERE for $18.99.

Happy to have these great additions to my collection! If you wanna check out my full Pixar Itty Bittys collection so far, you can explore my Itty Bittys label HERE. Enjoy!

Brave: Merida Funko POP! (2017 Version)

Here's a Funko POP! I had been eyeing for a while and I finally grabbed it this past February—the 2017 version of Merida from Brave (Disney POP! #324)! I've had the original for years, but once I was reminded recently of this updated design I didn't have, I had to go for it. While Funko's first attempt at Merida back in 2013 was perfectly acceptable, I'd say this one is a huge improvement! Love the pose. The way the hair and dress are sculpted to look like they're blowing in the wind is pretty epic.

Additionally, yet ANOTHER version came out just this year as a convention exclusive (seen HERE). I'll have to snag that one as well. Which is YOUR favorite Funko POP! Merida?

Honestly one of the main reasons I actually wanted to get this POP was because I had a photo idea from years ago that I really wanted to finally bring to life using this figure based on some unused Brave concept art (from back during the film's development when the story included a snowy forest setting).

 And below is the final result! Very happy with it.

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Mattel Pixar Alien Remix Figures—UPDATED & COMPLETE Final Checklist 2020-2022!

Here you go everyone, the long awaited [updated] 2020-2022 COMPLETE CHECKLIST for Mattel's Pixar Alien Remix Collection! I believe this line is finished now, so in the end, there ended up being a whopping 55 numbered characters released and one unnumbered character released (for a grand total of 56 Mattel Alien Remix figures). Hope this helps you on your hunt to find them all!

2020 Wave 1: 

  • #1 Buzz Lightyear
  • #2 Merida 
  • #3 Sulley 
  • #4 Miguel 
  • # 5 Mr. Incredible 

2020 Wave 2: 

  • #6 Woody
  • #7 Remy
  • #8 Boo (Monster Costume)
  • #9 Edna 
  • #10 Anger

2020 Exclusive 1:

  • #11 Tinny (Exclusive to the Disney Store/Disney Parks/ShopDisney)

2020 Wave 3:

  • #12 Russell 
  • #13 Lotso
  • #14 Heimlich 
  • #15 Bing Bong
  • #16 Nemo 
2020 Exclusive 2:
  • Pizza Planet Truck + Driver (Exclusive to Comic-Con 2020/Instagram)—Not Numbered

 2021 Wave 1:

  • #17 Duke Caboom 
  • #18 Flik
  • #19 Sadness
  • #20 Syndrome 

2021 Wave 2:

  • #21 Carl Fredricksen
  • #22 Jessie 
  • #23 Forky
  • #24 Frozone

2021 Wave 3: 

  • #25 Arlo
  • #26 Eve 
  • #27 Wall·E
  • #28 Bo Peep 

2021 Wave 4:

  • #29 Al in Chicken Suit
  • #30 Joy
  • #31 Stinky Pete 
  • #32 Barley 

2021 Wave 5:

  • #33 Ernesto de la Cruz 
  • #34 Combat Carl 
  • #35 Zurg 
  • #36 Kevin  

2021 Wave 6:

  • #37 Fear 
  • #38 Joe Gardner 
  • #39 Randall 
  • #40 Disgust 

Movie Moments 2-Pack 1:

  • #41 Dug  
  • *Carl in this set is a re-release of the single pack #21*

Movie Moments 2-Pack 2:

  • #42 Woody (New Sculpt)
  • #43 Buzz Lightyear (New Sculpt)

 Movie Moments 2-Pack 3:

  • #44 Boo (Monster Costume—No Hood)
  • #45 Sulley (New Sculpt)

2022 Wave 1:

  • #46 Rainbow Unicorn 
  • #47 Wheezy 
  • #48 Darla 
  • #49 Black & White Woody 
2022 Wave 2:
  • #50 Ian Lightfoot
  • #51 Celia
  • #52 Luca
  • #53 Blue Suit Mr. Incredible

Movie Moments 2-Pack 4:

  • #54 Ken 
  • #55 Barbie

Friday, October 14, 2022

Mattel Toy Story Buddy Packs— Canyon Adventure AND Barbie & Ken Vacation Gift Packs

I'm so happy to have finally added the Two-Eyed Alien [with eye patch] Toy Story Buddy Pack figure (as part of the "Canyon Adventure Gift Pack") AND the "Barbie & Ken Vacation Gift Pack" which features several exclusive Toy Story Toons: Hawaiian Vacation inspired Buddy Pack figures (Hawaii Barbie, Tropical Ken, Waikiki Woody and Beachy Buzz Lightyear) to my collection! I've been trying to track these few figures down for a long, long time for a decent price and was finally able to score them on eBay recently. Super exciting! I'm that much closer to completing my Mattel Toy Story Buddy Packs collection.
How fantastic right? As a long time, avid collector of Mattel Toy Story Buddy Packs, it's super satisfying to have a few of last figures I needed to complete my collection. There are only a handful of ones I need to track down now!

To see the rest of my Toy Story Buddy Pack collection, be sure to visit my comprehensive "Complete Guide" post HERE and be sure to check out my video review of these two gift packs below.