This post is in no way sponsored. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.
I am a giant fan of the Toy Story franchise. I remember watching the first one when I was (much) younger and then sobbing like a baby at the end of Toy Story 3. My excuse was that I was super pregnant but ya know, I still cry when I watch it. When the news first dropped a while back that there was going to be a Toy Story 4, I was cautiously optimistic. But the more I learned about it, the more excited I got. And now we finally have a full length trailer – with lots of new toys! Some are creepier than others…
Clearly I was really excited to see this trailer this morning. I fell in love with Forky from the moment we saw him in the first teaser and I am thrilled to see he is a major part of this movie (or seems to be). While it does resemble the “Woody being separated from the rest of the group” scenario of the second film, I think it will take a different turn. I was happy to see Bo back (I just love her and Woody!) but it seems like she has been through a lot. And those creepy Goosebumps dolls or whatever they are. NOPE. They are making me nervous….
Meet the New Toys
Among the new faces is GABBY GABBY, an adorable, talking pull-string doll from the 1950s. But unfortunately for her, a manufacturing defect in her pull-string voice box has left her sounding anything but adorable. She has spent more than 60 years forgotten in the depths of a jam-packed antique store—her only companions are a band of voiceless ventriloquist dummies. Gabby Gabby knows someone will want her if only she can find a working voice box to repair hers.
DUKE CABOOM is a 1970s toy based on Canada’s greatest stuntman. Riding his powerful Caboom stunt-cycle, Duke is always prepared to show off his stunt poses with confidence and swagger. However, Woody learns quickly that Duke has an Achilles heel: He has never been able to do the awesome stunts advertised in his own toy commercial. For years, Duke has been sitting in an antique store, constantly reliving the failures of his tragic past.
GIGGLE MCDIMPLES is a miniature plastic doll from the 1980s Giggle McDimples toy line. Giggle is Bo Peep’s best friend. Small enough to perch on Bo’s shoulder, Giggle is Bo’s confidant, supporter and advisor. “Giggle is Bo’s Jiminy Cricket—we’re able to get insight on Bo through their relationship together,” says Cooley. “Giggle is definitely the smallest toy in the Toy Story universe. She’s been stepped on, vacuumed up, and probably put up a kid’s nose in her time.”
BENSON is a classic, antique ventriloquist dummy, and Gabby Gabby’s right hand. He leads a small group of ventriloquist dummies that serve as Gabby’s henchmen. With no person to give them a voice, these silent toys patrol the antique store with a looming quietness that is inherently unsettling.
About Toy Story 4
Woody has always been confident about his place in the world, and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. So when Bonnie’s beloved new craft-project-turned-toy, Forky, declares himself as “trash” and not a toy, Woody takes it upon himself to show Forky why he should embrace being a toy. But when Bonnie takes the whole gang on her family’s road trip excursion, Woody ends up on an unexpected detour that includes a reunion with his long-lost friend Bo Peep. After years of being on her own, Bo’s adventurous spirit and life on the road belie her delicate porcelain exterior. As Woody and Bo realize they’re worlds apart when it comes to life as a toy, they soon come to find that’s the least of their worries.