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Small Details From The 'Toy Story' Movies Tougher To Catch Than The Claw

September 29, 2020 581 votes 54 voters 2.2k views21 items

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The amount of gemstones fans found in Toy Story is enough to remind us it's one of Disney's best. These Toy Story movie details feature background gags, Easter eggs, and plenty of Pixar callbacks. 

These toys have been around for quite a few years, and small details like the wear and tear on Buzz Lightyear's stickers show for it. Barbie's been spewing the facts since '99, and there's a ton of references to past Pixar shorts and other classic films. Vote up the most impressive Toy Story details below!

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    Tour Guide Barbie Was Right About The Buzz Lightyear Shortage

    From Redditor /u/ThisSimulationSucks_:

    In Toy Story 2 (1999), Tour Guide Barbie's statement about retailers not ordering enough Buzz Lightyear dolls to meet demand is a fact. Toy sellers underestimated the box office performance of Toy Story (1995) when it was released, they did not order enough dolls to keep up with demand.

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    There's A Postcard From Ellie And Carl From 'Up'

    There's A Postcard From Ellie And Carl From 'Up'
    Photo: Toy Story 3 / Up

    From Redditor /u/Yooreka:

    In Toy Story 3 (2010) there is a postcard from Carl and Ellie from Up (2009) in Andy's room.

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    There's A Home Improvement Reference At Sid's House

    From Redditor /u/VividExchange:

    In Toy Story (1995), Sid has a Binford tool chest in his room. Binford is the fictitious tool company featured on Home Improvement starring Tim Allen, who voiced Buzz Lightyear.

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    The Truck That Almost Crushes Mr. Potato Head Has 'Potato Pancake' Written On It

    From Redditor /u/naynaythewonderhorse:

    In Toy Story 2 (1999), while very difficult to make out even in 4K, the truck with the giant cylinder on it (that almost squishes Mr. Potato Head) on it has the words “Kartoffel Pfannkuch” written on the side. This is German for “Potato Pancake.”

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