As if you needed any more reason to envy me for all the cool Pixar stuff I get, this morning the UPS guy delivered a rather large package having come direct from Disney Consumer Products in Glendale, California. Inside, Sheriff Woody from the new Toy Story Collection (and see here) that's been making a lot of news lately.
Made by Thinkway Toys, the deluxe 16″ Woody toy (with stand) is as close to an exact replica of the character from the Toy Story films as possible, produced directly from Pixar's original data files.
As John Lasseter has pointed out, the quality really is superb; the fabric and stitching on Woody's clothing especially stands out. You'll be surprised at the detail when you open the package. The pictures you've seen online simply can't convey that.
The voice recognition feature also works pretty well, but the pull-string is so much more fun for some reason! About that, Woody says a total of fifty different phrases in two different modes.
Honestly, major fun to play with, even if you're an adult. Doctors should hand these out as antidepressants.
All the toys from the Toy Story Collection (including Buzz, RC, and Rex) are now shipping from the Disney Store online and will be in brick-and-morter stores soon.