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Toy Story Fan Theories That Are Actually Believable

December 29, 2020 226 votes 32 voters15 items

List RulesVote up the most interesting (and believable) fan theories.

When Toy Story was released in 1995, kids fell in love with the story's characters and events. Decades later, there have been several sequels, and those kids have all grown up, and they enjoy reminiscing about the Toy Story franchise. Many of them have taken to the FanTheories subreddit to share their thoughts on the characters and details of the movies, and a lot of them make sense.

The more believable fan theories that have come out about the Toy Story franchise are listed below. Take a look, and when you find something you think might actually be true, be sure to give it an upvote to see if it makes its way to the top of the list!

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    Sid Became A Garbageman To Save Toys From Being Thrown Away

    From Redditor u/londongarbageman:

    In Toy Story, Sid is confronted with the horrifying revelation that his toys are alive. 15 years later in Toy Story 3 we see that Sid has become the local Garbageman.

    Now being a garbageman has one of the biggest perks that you may not have realized. We find things. Lots of things.

    • I even found a 42 gal trash bag full of Lego
    • Some trash picked Nerf collection
    • I don't have a picture of the matchbox cars I've found because there are just too damn many. Here are some monster trucks
    • And don't even let me start on the Barbies.

    Now, let's imagine you're a guy who just learned that inanimate objects are alive. What job would you get? Sid isn't f**ked up and working a crappy job. He's trying to save them. He is trying to save the toys.

    He picked the one kind of job where you can rescue those things.

    And Sid is uniquely equipped to fix those toys that he finds that are broken. He's pretty damn creative.

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    Andy's Mom Used To Own Jessie

    From Redditor u/sparklemotion1:

    I never noticed until ten minutes ago that Andy used to wear Jessie's hat when playing with Woody and for some reason, this makes me really happy.

    Wait a second...

    Jessie's previous owner, Emily, wore a hat similar to Jessies and now Andy is wearing one. 

    Guys... what if Emily is Andy's mom?!

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    Toys Get Their Life And Personalities From Childhood Imagination

    From Redditor u/Jacob_wallace:

    The movies never quite explain where toys get their personalities and life from. There are inconsistencies. Licensed toys like Buzz think they're real, but other licensed toys like Woody don't even know their origin. Some animals can talk like Hamm, but others can't like Bullseye. Why? Imagination.

    Woody doesn't know his origins because when Andy plays with him, he's just a generic cowboy. Hamm can talk because he can in Andy's fantasies. Also, note how accurate most of Andy's descriptions of Bonnie are. While Hamm and Mr. Potato Head aren't villains per se, they're still antagonistic toward Woody and trust him the least. Unlike the "most loyal" Slinky Dog who is always the last to abandon Woody.

    The monster baby in Sid's room was probably imagined as a monster, hence why he's more intelligent than the baby at Sunnyside since most kids treated him as you expect a kid to treat a baby doll - like a baby. Also why Bullseye can't talk, he is only imagined as a mount for Woody.

    Also why stuff like blocks doesn't come to life; people don't imagine with blocks, they just build. Admittedly, the Etch A Sketch and Speak and Spell but a crimp in this idea, but Andy is very imaginative and the Speak And Spell is Molly's toy and she might see it as a living thing.

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    Everyone At Andy's Birthday Party Knew He Was Getting A Buzz Lightyear

    From Redditor u/ShowMeAssNTitties:

    Let's pretend that every kid coming to Andy's party in Toy Story knew that Andy was going to get Buzz Lightyear at the end of the gift-giving for his birthday. Why? A totally badass mom. She bought it and told everyone on the invitation she sent out other possible gift suggestions to buy that help make the party more Buzz Lightyear themed.

    Everyone at the party knew Andy was going to get Buzz Lightyear at the end and prepared accordingly. The issue being that the army soldiers couldn't tell the difference that the sheets had a certain design on them, so all they would report is "He got bed sheets!"

    As the change from Woody to Buzz happens we see even the slightest of changes, from the posters on his walls to the sheets on his bed

    So when Mr. Potato Head asks the question, "Bedsheets? Who invited that kid?" All I can think is, "A real cool mom."

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