From The Vancouver Sun:
Toy Story 3 is a kind of valedictory, a farewell to Andy, the little boy in the first film in 1995, and now -15 years later -grown to adolescence. He’s going off to college, and he no longer needs Woody, Buzz and the rest of the gang: They’re bound for the attic, although as things develop, they wind up in the rarefied hell of the Sunnyside Day Care centre, where they are thrown against walls, put into mouths and noses, stretched, covered with goo, disassembled and, in some cases, decapitated.
It’s an intense experience, and Toy Story 3 feels like a farewell itself.
The reviews are in. Critics call it everything from melancholy to uplifting, emotional to thrilling and everything in between but with few exceptions, they all call it another Pixar masterpiece. I haven’t gotten a chance to see it (which makes me feel all kinds of guilty–this weekend, I swear!), but I’m definitely looking forward to it.
Naturally, the merch has also hit the shelves and beyond the stuff we already have for the rest of the Toy Story figure and toy collection, here’s a look at three items specifically based on the third and final installment of the incredible franchise.
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command is a fan favourite and one of the two stars alongside Woody the Cowboy. This figure is a straight-forward Buzz, standing 6-inches tall and featuring full movie-based articulation. Whether it comes to life when you’re around or not, we cannot say. (probably)
Woody’s partner in crime and girlfriend to Buzz, Jessie here comes with loyal steed Bullseye to complete the Woody’s Round-Up Trifecta. Missing is an unpleasant Prospector, last seen headed East in a box.