WOODY

The LEGO Toy Story theme was sold between 2010 and 2011.The sets were based on characters and events from the three Disney Pixar Toy Story films. The sixteen figures in the Toy Story line introduced a number of custom-moulded parts to ensure consistency between the LEGO and film franchises.

In the Toy Story trilogy, Woody is a cowboy themed pull-string doll, based on a fictional television character in the Toy Story universe (how meta!). Woody is the ‘sheriff’ of Andy’s Room, and main protagonist of the films.

As with Buzz, the Woody minifigure comes in normal and ‘stained’ variations. Combined, the two Woody variations appear in six sets.

WOODY (TOY003)

LEGO Toy Story Woody Minifigure

Woody is printed in a ten-colour palette including white-base torso and blue-base legs assembly. On his torso he wears a yellow and red checkered shirt, cow-print vest, red scarf, gold and silver ‘Sheriff’ badge, and silver buttons. On his back he has a cow-print and printed pull-string. His legs are printed with brown belt with gold and red bull logo, and brown riding boots. Woody’s oversize head and standard hands are flesh coloured to match the film. Woody’s facial features and hair are printed in light brown, dark brown, black and white.

Woody’s legs, arms, head, and hat were custom moulded for this figure with the hat being permanently fixed to the head. The legs are one stud longer than the standard size (two studs) and the arms are slightly wider and longer than the standard.

Good

This figure matches his animated counterpart pretty well. The printing has been carefully detailed and coloured; the sheriff badge and tiny bull logo on the belt are very cool.

Bad

I don’t think the extended legs and oversize head were particularly good choices. This figure verges on (gasp…shock…etc) Megablok territory. I’m not a purist (really!)…and I don’t mind custom moulded heads, but once the arms, legs and head are custom, it begins to lose those essential minifigure elements – elements that have remained more or less unchanged since 1978. This would be an awesome figure if it was printed on standard size fig.

Rating

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BUZZ LIGHTYEAR

The LEGO Toy Story theme was sold between 2010 and 2011.The sets were based on characters and events from the three Disney Pixar Toy Story films. The sixteen figures in the Toy Story line introduced a number of custom-moulded parts to ensure consistency between the LEGO and film franchises.

In the Toy Story films, Buzz Lightyear is a space-themed action hero toy who finds himself teaming up with other ‘toys’ in various feel-good adventures. Two variations of Buzz Lightyear were released including standard and with ‘dirt-stains’. LEGO Buzz appeared in eight sets.

BUZZ LIGHTYEAR (TOY004)

LEGO Toy Story Buzz Lightyear MinifigureBuzz has a white-base torso, legs assembly and astronaut suit. His head is flesh coloured with purple skullcap / neck covering. The torso is printed back and front with air vents on back and light-blue ‘Star Command’ logo on front with grey flexible tubing, green utility belt and green highlights on knees and shoes. Head / shoulder gear is white-base with green printing, blue, green and red buttons, purple details and a light-blue Star Command logo. The half-dome visor is clear whilst the custom-mould wings are green-base with purple colouring, and red / white stripes. The wings clip into the back of the armour which attaches to the main torso as a shoulder bracket.

Good

This is an excellent translation of a film character. He is very accurate to his animated counterpart, down to the flashing red lights on the end of his wings. This is custom moulding done very well and which maintains the essential minifig look.

The printing uses a range of colours and is applied in the right places. The designers were nice enough to print underneath the shoulder bracket on both front and back torso which means he still looks great even without the gear.

Bad

Would be extra-cool if the visor rotated down…aside from that, I can’t fault Buzz.

Rating

Added to the Hall of Minifigures.

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