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Episode 5 · 2 years ago

LEGO Toy Story

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

On this weeks episode of Brickology, LegoLee goes into the world of LEGO Toy Story, breaking down the theme and the inception of the franchise and studio that made it. 

Good morning, good evening, good afternoon, whenever wherever you are listening. Thank you so much making me a part of every day. My name is Lee Palm. You might know me as Lego Lee or Lego Lee. Three, two, nine, from Instagram, facebook, Youtube, twitter, Patreon, you name it, I'm all over the Internet and this is the brick oology podcast, the study of small plastic bricks. How are you guys doing? I'm having a great day. I hope you are as well, and I'm really excited because this is the fifth episode of Brick Oology. We're halfway to ten. We're in full swing with brick oology right now. I want to do really quick little recap. You might have noticed that I did not make an episode of brick oology last week. I did go to Nashville for a wedding, so I was busy. I have somewhat of an excuses, not like the Disney order excuse, for I was literally just, you know, having found by myself. But I do need to make a quick announcement. But before I make the quick announcement, I did make another quick announcement. I am received a ton of great feedback from you guys about brick oology and I really appreciate that. If you give me feedback for this show, that is fantastic. A lot of it, most of it has been very positive, but I have gotten some very good, constructive criticism and I really appreciate that. And one of my friends, really good friend of mine, literally just came out and said, Lee, you're intros are long and clunky and kind of awkward, and I was like, you know what, you're right. I tend to kind of just, I don't know, not really get to the point very quick and like to tease things and alms like you might be catching on to what I'm saying, even though it's already in the titled the episode and People Know what I'm about to say. I'm going to stop doing that, hopefully by the time I have, you know, fifteen these episodes out or something. I'm just very natural at this and I have some kind of quicki and fun and snappy intro. Right now I really don't, and the Intro for this episode is not going to be super snappy because I need to kind of preface what I'm about to say. Essentially, I'm going to work. I'm making the intros better. I need to have something easier way of introducing myself and the show without it going on for too long, and I'm not going to just drag things out longer than they need to go. Also, though, the second big announcement is the reason there was nor brick ology last week and they won't be one next week, is because brick oology is now going to be a by weekly podcast. Now. I got some negative feedback this announced, I mean the announce some of my instagram earlier this week. People you know we're responded with lots of sad face emoji's and all that stuff. Yeah, I know, it sucks. I'm sure if I were a listener at this podcast, I want it to be every week. However, going into this I did not know how much work one episode of a podcast was going to be, because you know the podcast sir. You know forty five minutes to an hour long each, which is a lot of recording time. But then, outside to edit that audio, I have to make graphics thumbnails and, more importantly, I have to write my show notes and scripts, which requires a lot of research. And I'm doing this all by myself. It's just me. I have literally no one else. I'm sure there are other big podcasts out in the world where they have tons of people doing things for them, but in my case, at least for the time being, it's literally just legoly baby. I'm the only person working on brick ology. So it's a lot of work and I feel like I wish pushing myself too hard to have a new episode every week, because brick oology is not the only thing I do for let Olie. I make a daily, literally a daily, if not multiple times per day, post on instagram. Those posts are all very detailed and highly edited. Those take a while. Mc Lots of reviews on my youtube channel. I'm doing a lot of stuff for this account. So doing one of these podcasts every week...

...was just proven to be too much work and I was overworking myself and I want to ensure that brick ology is an extremely high quality product and I don't think it's going to be high quality if I rush out a new episode every week. So by making brick ology by weekly, that gives me me more time to kind of marinate and focus on that episode and make it as good as possible instead of rushing out the episode instead. So Brick Ology, unfortunately, it is going to be bi weekly that means we still will get either two to three episodes or brick ology a month, depending on the length of the month. So you're still going to get a lot of me, just not quite as much. But I think it's going to prove to be a very good decision because that means the episodes of brick ology are going to be even better than they were before. Okay, that was a four minute long intro. Next week or two weeks, I promised the intro will be more snappy and much better. But I did need to make that announcement to kind of explain myself. But now let's dive into this week's topic for brick oology. So here at Brick Ology I want to keep things fairly topical, and what's more topical than a brand new movie coming out this weekend? So this weekend onward, the Newest Disney Pixar film is being released in theaters. Now, Lego did not make any sets based off on word. It's pretty much irrelevant to Lego, but it is a brand new pixar film. So I was like, HMM, this except sort of brick oology. I could do like a pixar but there's a lot of like a pixar stuff. They've made sets, I think, based off at least five different pixar movies. So instead I decided to do this episode specifically about the first ever Lego Pixar theme, and that is toy story. Before we dive into the history of Lego Toy story, let's talk about the history of Toy story, the franchise itself. And we can't talk about the history of the toy story franchise without talking about the history of the company that made the toy story films, and that, of course, is the iconic Pixar. Now, Pixar, I think, has such an interesting and rich history as a company. You know not pixars on by Disney there does big deal. They release a film or two every single year. They're always winning awards and making billions of dollars at the box office. But this film got just about the smallest of starts imaginable and I think it's super interesting. Now, Pixar, the company as we know it today, was founded in the year one thousand nine hundred and eighty six by Edwin catmill and Alvi Ray Smith, Smith, the Smith. Sorry. Now, additionally, some funding came from this this guy. His name was Steve Jobs. You might have heard of him. He also co founded this company called Apple in the so Steve Jobs was actually a majority share owner in Pixar and one of the founding members of this studio, which is crazy to me that not only he found an apple, which is like the biggest company in the world, but he also helped file and found one of the biggest animation studios in the world as well. But Pixar and UNDY. Six is when Pixar became its own company. But it's actually not really when Pixar formed. It actually originally started as a computer animation division of another company you might have heard of called Lucasfilm. Lucas Fim, of course, created by George Lucas, makes the start wars and at Jones lots of other great movies. We Love Lucas Film. This is not a star wars episode, though, but of course Lego Lee's always kind of throw his shameless Plug Dimension Star Wars at least once an every episode of brick oology, I swear. But one thousand nine hundred and seventy nine is when Pixar was made a computer animation division of Lucasfilm. And then it's spun off into its own company. Seven years later, in eighty six now, their first original short film was released before they even spun off from Lucas Film. This short film was cutter cut titled, Sorry, I'm speaking a lot today, titled The Adventures of Andre and wally be. This was released in one thousand nine hundred and eighty four.

Now a lot of people don't know this is even the first Pixar short film. I personally have not seen it. I was kind of unaware of this film's existence, I'm sorry to say, until I started doing my research for today's episode. But the Second Pixar short film, which is what the one I originally thought was their first short film and is a very iconic and made a short film that came out in one thousand nine hundred and eighty six, the first year that picks our spun off from Lucasfilm, is Luck Soo Junior. Now you might not recognize that title right off the Bat. I don't blame you. It's you probably haven't seen this, although Luxe junior is on Disney plus and it's like one minute and thirty seconds. So if you have didny plus description, I would definitely recommend watching this just for the history. But look, so junior is the story of that lamp, and you probably know what I'm talking about now, because Pixar and the lamp are like synonymous. The lamp is literally the Mascot of Pixar and I can't really think of a sound effect that's more iconic for like a movie intro. May Besides, at twenty a century Fox fanfare music, then the Pixar lamp of the whoop. Whook the book up, looked up boo. I'm pretty sure you guys can hear that image, the image of the lamp jumping on top of the ball and squish and get making the eye in the Pixar intro for all their movies. I mean it's iconic. It's seriously iconic. So luxo Jr is the first Pixar short film as their own company, now that they're no longer part of Lucasfilm, and Luxo junior has now become the mascot for Pixar. In one thousand nine hundred and eighty six now pixar did some short film, some of their random things throughout these years. They had that ten shows tin soldier film. That guy actually appears in toy story for but that's kind of besides the point. We're going to skip ahead almost a decade to the year one thousand nine hundred and ninety five. This is before my time. I wasn't even born yet. But in one thousand nine hundred and ninety five pixar releases the first ever feature length theatrical D and in a movie, and it's a little movie called Toy Story. Now, if you look back on the animation of Toy story here in two thousand and twenty, it Looks Pretty Archaic and very ugly and Weird and there's just some kind of uncanny valley stuff going on. The animation is. It doesn't look great now, but this was the first ever completely computer generated D animated film released in theaters, which is crazy. I mean I think fagetae bills came out on any three. That was a show that little bit different. It's not the first ever, like you know, big three anime thing, but for feature films it is. Toy Story is. It's become, you know, pretty much animation. Now we don't really get to the animation anymore except for me, like anime. So d animation this like huge medium that it produces tons and tons of films a year. was started with toy story all the way back in one thousand, nineteen ninety five. So Toy story is not only important for Pixar, it's just important for film in general. A completely change the medium. Like it's a pretty influential film and of course it's an iconic and great movie. Now I could spend the next three hours just babbling on about pixars history and all the movies and shorts and awards and things they have done. I'm not going to do that because this is not a pixart episode, it's a toy story specific episode. So we skip forward for years to the year nineteen ninety nine and Pixar makes their first ever sequel, the third film in general, Bugs Life, is the only movie in between toy stories one and two, but of course toy story two is released in nineteen ninety nine. This is one of the first movies I ever saw in theaters. If you listen to the first episode of Brick cology a few weeks ago about star wars episode one, the Phantom minutes, I mentioned the first movie I ever saw in theaters was star wars episode one, the Phantom minutes, which also came out in the year ninety nine. But then toy story two was one of the next movies I saw in theaters that year, and toy story two, in my opinion, is the best toy storey movie. They're all great, but I...

...think it's the best one. It's the most iconic to me and I have so much nostalgia wrapped around this film, The playstation game or the NTO sixty four toy story two game. I literally still play that game today on my sixty four. Love that game. This movie just means a lot to me. I absolutely adore this film. Now, the one additional piece of information about Pixar as a company I need to mention before we talk about toy story for the rest of this episode is that Pixar in the year two thousand and six was purchased by The Walt Disney Company. Now you know Disney Pixar is kind of synonymous. Now it's been fourteen years since this merger. It seems kind of weird that you know actually two thousand and six is when it was purchased, because now just seems like everything picksar is Disney related. But two thousand and six was the year that the first cars film came out, Disney purchased Pixar for over seven billion dollars and all the shares and Pixar became shares in the Walt Disney Company. So that's a very important thing to mention, because Pixar has become more Disney afied since it was purchased. The quality of film has dipped just a little bit. There's been a lot more sequels and stuff, including two toy story sequel that we're going to talk about in this episode here in just a second. So I wouldn't say Disney ruined Pixar. They still have made some great, great, great films, but it definitely made it more commercial van it was. Now, skipping forward to the year two thousand and ten, a whole eleven years after toy story two, we finally have a concluding film in the trilogy, and Toy Story Three released in June of two thousand and ten. Now, toy story three, when it came out it broke the opening weekend record for an animated movie and I believe it came became the highest grossing animated movie of All Time at the time of its release. I'm pretty sure the incredibles to has breaken broken both of those records since then, but it held those records for a while. It was a big, big deal, and doesn't ten is the first year that Lego jumped on the toy story game, and will elaborate more on that in just a minute. Now skip forward another nine years, almost entire decade, and we got toy story four, which kind of concludes the series again. I don't want to get into spoilers because the movie is still fairly new, just in case you haven't gotten a chance to see it, but it kind of concludes a series again. It definitely was unnecessary and very Disney cash grabby sequel, but they still made a very good, good film out of it. Now, speaking of good films, the Toy Story Series is one of the best reviewed movie series of all time. Every moving the series has at least a rating of ninety eight percent on rotten tomatoes, including the first two movies both having the elusive one hundred percent approval rating. That's insane, that's wild. I mean, you know ratings for movies like you know some movies. Getting seventy five percent is considered a very high rating. The fact that all of the toy story movies have ninety eight percent or higher, literally like an a plus grade for all of them, all four. I mean it's a lot of movies. That is a ridiculous statistic and so, so impressive. I actually remember in two thousand and ten toy story three had one hundred percent and then some buffoon gave the movie a negative review and he got absolutely roasted online for that. It was a pretty funny time because, yeah, I don't really know how someone could watch toy story and stream like wow, that was a bad movie. That just kind of cracks me up. But crazy good reviews for these movies. Toy Stories three and four have won the Oscar for best animated feature film. The first two didn't win Oscars simply because there was no award for animated feature film. That award was introduced in two thousand and one and Shrek, with the first winner of that award, actually nearly two decades ago. So they have won those awards. They've the last two...

...movies of also grossed over a billion dollars each of the box office. This is a massive movie franchise. There's rides of it at Disney world, which I just went a few weeks ago. I mean seriously, toy story is a humongous franchise that has spawned so, so, so much for Disney and Pixar over the years, so it's only logical that it would be heavily merchandised. And it took a while. It took way longer than you might think, but in two thousand and ten lego finally jumped on the Toy Story Bandwagon. Now I'm sure in the future of brick Ology I will make a Disney centric episode of this show where I dive deep into the history of all the products Lego has made based off Disney properties in the past. And it's kind of a weird and complicated history. And lego just really didn't do a ton of Disney stuff before the stuff I'm about to mention. But they did make some weird do blow sets in the s and some random things here and there. But the year two thousand and ten is kind of like the first big, big year for Lego Disney. Now I'm not talking about Lego Disney today, I'm talking about Lego Toy Story. So I need to hone in just a bit, but I do need to mention that two thousand and ten is the first big year for like a Disney they made the prince of Persia sets, a Disney live action adventure film, and then they made the toy story sets and since then there's been a lot more stuff based off different Disney properties in the future. But two thousand and ten is kind of like the unofficial it's not the actual birth year of the Lego and Disney partnership, but it's the first year that it really took off the ground and it's the first time we got toy story sets. Now, the first way of Lego toy story sets were released in the winter of two thousand and ten. This just so happens to be like the beginning of my channel. I made my youtube channel in October of two thousand and nine, so like I'm currently twelve years old the time of these sets coming out. I reviewed a lot of these sets on my channel. Those videos are absolutely horrible, but if you got to let a lead through two on in Youtube, I'm sure you can look up and find my old toy story set reviews. They are laughably bad, but I do have a lot of Staldi around this theme. It's crazy. This theme now is an entire decade old. So the first way of sets is released in the winter of two thousand and ten. Now the something lego has done before and actually after this theme is that the new movie Toy story three was coming out in June of two thousand and ten, and I'm sure lego thought about this strategically. They were like, okay, if we were least toy story three sets, people are probably going to be upset that we don't have sets based off the original toy story films. So lego very intelligently decided before the toy story three sets they were going to make sets based off the original to toy story films to kind of preface and lead up to the eventual wave of toy story three sets. The same thing has happened with themes like the hobbit. Before the Hobbit sets came out, they made a small little wave of Lord of the ring sets to kind of be a precursor to the hobbit sets. I really like that Lego did this. It's great because if we just got toy story three sets have been kind of awkward. It would have been cool to have toy story sets, but it would maybe wish that we know we had sets based off the original toy story films, which mean, you know, more to me because they're older and I actually grew up with them as opposed a toy story three. So Luckily Lego actually did that and they made an original wave of toy story sets. The first wave is kind of a mixed bag because there's some stuff that's based off the quote unquote expanded universe of Toy story is not really an expanding universe, but their kind of is, and then there's some stuff that's like, not really based off specific scenes from the movie, but like scenes and within scenes a movie. It's hard to explain. They might no sense, but o'x when it here. And just a minute. The first toy story set and eleven, not ten, eleven dollar set. Kind of a weird price for this set is...

...the army men on patrol. So Army Man on patrol included for army men mini figures. Three of them were the same and one of them was a medic and they all had different weapons and this was a very cool set. Was a small, eleven dollar set, very, very similar to like a star wars battle pack in the type of set that it was in this set here was the first time Lego made a semi realistic war style helmet piece. Now, I've mentioned in brick o'logy before that Lego is so, so anti war they don't want to make any realistic looking weapons and things of that sort. However, with this set here they made some very specific war style pieces, mainly the helmet. Of the helmet was a very bright green color of course represent the green army men. So it wasn't super realistic, but it's a piece that a lot of Lego customizers of war two scenes have used for their mocks in the future, including myself. I actually made a d day mock back in the year two thousand and ten and I specifically remember using this piece. Now, these green army men figures have never come in a set after this. Besides a small polly bag very very cool figures. They had a completely custom piece for their like army man stand. It's extremely cool, great, very very unique mini figures. And the build of this set here was a small kind of jeep build and it was a pretty good jeep build and there was, you know, kind of again a very bright green, but a pretty good design that could definitely easily be modified into something very war centric. So kind of surprised Lego even touch this because Legos so anti war they don't like making more stuff. But here we are with this very you know, obviously it's based out green armyment toys, but it's still kind of, you know, invokes the violence of war and some ways in a very kiddish way, and I'm actually kind of surprised lego decide to make this into a set. The next toy story set a toil or sale with ninety two pieces. Bad Price, but I think one of the best toy story sets that's ever been made was woody and buzzed to the rescue. Now the set here had woody and buzz of course, and it came with the rocket firework that sid the villain of toy story one hooked them both up to and of course came with OURC car. There's RC car. Is a great design, tons of really cool printed pieces. Still holds up today. Looks Really, really good. And the reason this set was so expensive is because our C had a pullback motor. I Miss Pullback mootors man. Lego hasn't put a pullback motor in a set in years. I Love Them. There's so much fun. I mean it's a very, very gimmicky and Kitty play feature. But especially as a younger kid I loved pullback motors and literally I have gone two stores like target and gotten some pullback motor cars and like raised my friends through the aisles of target was some pullback MEDOR cars. Little embarrassed to admit that, but it's Super Fun and I love this set. It still holds up well today. The RC car looks fantastic. The minifigures in the rocket. It represents the scene from the first toy story movie very well. Fantastic, fantastic, absolutely brilliant toy story set from the first wave in two thousand and ten. Now the next two sets we to talk about here are kind of like a weird theme within the theme. It's like a sub theme of Toy Story. The construct a Zerg and a construct a buzz set. Both these sets here or twenty five dollars. Constructor Zurg was an exclusive, I think, to either toys or US or Walmart. I'm not entire sure I can remember work he wasn't exclusive too, but both sets were very cool. They were like these brick built versions of the characters. Now they the buzz version had a very specialized piece for his head, of course, and he specialized piece for his like dome over his head. Those are some pretty cool pieces. Zerd actually used mostly existing lego parts. Besides the little horn piece on top of his head. All the pieces were printed. It all looks so good, really really cool, awesome idea for these sets. I remember the buzz one was a little bit Finnicky and fell apart a good bit, which is a little unfortunate, but the Zerg one was absolutely spectacular and still...

...looks really good to this day. In both sets were actually the cheapest set at the time that included a figure of the iconic toy story alien. So very cool sets, great figures, great display pieces and I really wish I still had both of these built in my collection. And continuing along with the Buzz lightyear theme that this first wave of toy story sets really honed in on, we had buzz lightyear star command spaceship, a thirty dollar set. Now this set wasn't really based off the toy story movies. You can kind of debate it's based off the first scene of toy story two, when an iconic, amazing first scene to that movie, or it's also based off of Buzz lightyear's box that he comes in and the first toy story also seen in toy story two as well. But Briquette Pedia says this set here is based off the buzz lightyear of Star Command show. First off, I remember watching this show a little bit when I was really young. I love the show, great show. I would love to see a buzz lightyear a star command movie. Thatd be awesome. Pixar, please do that. That would be phenomenal. I would love to see Tim Allen and Buzz lightyear have his own star command centric movie. That's besides the point, though. This is a thirty hour set. The only said, ever, that came with a Zerg mini figure and it was based off the Buzz Light Your Star Command spaceship, the shape of his box and my fans on instagram voted this as the best lego toy story set of all time. Now, in my opinion, I don't think it's the best set. There's a set I'll mention here in just a minute that I think it's a little bit better, but it's a great set. I had nostalgia for this set I reviewed this set. Unfortunately, I was a dune child and I destroyed this set. I might order again on Ebay or something because I love this set and I love the exerk minifigure. That zerk minifigure is absolutely phenomenal. And then, finally, for the first wave of toy story sets, the biggest set, the fifty dollar set of this wave, here was wood he's round up. Now what is roundup, of course, is the name of the show that sheriff woody is based off of. In the toy store universe, is like a fifty styles Western serial type show, and that's what woody is from. So this set is based off a movie, but it's actually a set based off of a TV show that's in a movie. It there's like a bunch of different levels. It's a toy based off a show that's actually a fake show that exists in the universe of a movie. Yeah, that's that's a lot to take in. I don't have this set. It's the only set from this first wave I didn't get and I really regret it, man, I really do, because this is an absolutely phenomenal set. Great build great minifigures. At the time of its release, Jesse and bulls eye or about the exclusive and I really want a bulls eye figure. I don't have one and I really want one. And this is the only set ever to include the prospector Kelsey grammars characters. Stinky Pete, what a great villain in of Toy Story to it's a great set. And this is a Western style set and people love Western stuff, you know. Let go lone ranger, another Disney thing that came up to his thirteen, was so popular because of all of its Western stylings. People love sets that are based off of Western style things and this set was really popular and I really regret buying it to this day, but maybe someday I'll have to do an ebay purchase and just shell at the big books to get this set because it's that good of a set. So that's the winter wave. That is the wave of winter toy story sets, and then we jump to the summer wave of sets. Now I actually mentioned in my clone wars video last week about the box art change. There actually was a box art change for these toy story sets as well. The winter way with toy story sets, the box art kind of had that iconic Andy's room wall design where it's, you know, pretty much like a light sky blue with clouds. That's what the box looked like. The Toy story three sets had a very plain, very very plain designer. It's pretty much just white with the toy story logo, and Lego actually repackaged the sets to fit the toy story three setting, which is kind of odd. Not really entirely sure why they did that, because I might prefer the andies room style of because opposed to...

...the toy story for ones, but whatever, it doesn't really matter now. The summer wave was mostly sets. All but one of the sets were based off toy story three, but we did get a store exclusive pizza planet truck, a set I did get. It was a really big truck to scale with the toys themselves, a big pizza planet truck. It was forty dollars. It has buzz an alien wrex and Ham, I believe. And this set is a set that I mentioned that I think is the best lego toy story set of all time. This is a fantastic set. It looks great. It still holds up believable to today. Great design, really cool shaping, creative use of parts. It even shot freaking pizzas out of the front, which makes no sense, but whatever. It was a fun play feature, especially for me the time, as you know, a very young person. So a great set, in my opinion, the best set that again, I was dumb and its child and I unfortunately destroyed my version of this set and it's a very expensive set online these days, so I really regret doing that. But it is still an absolutely fabulous set. I love this pizza plant truck set and this was the only set in the summer that wasn't based out of toy story three. This was specifically based off the scene featuring the pizza plant truck from Toy Story to now. Fun fact about the pizza plant truck. It's an every pixar movie. Of course it's an every toy story movie, but it's actually in every single pixar movie, even the ones that aren't even remotely set in the Modern Day, like brave or something. They somehow, some way always find a way to sneak the pizza plant truck into every single pixar film. Sometimes it's very subtle and hard to see, sometimes it's very obvious, but somehow, some way they're always sneaking in. The it's a plant truck, which is an awesome little Easter egg that Pisar is consistently putting in all of their movies. Now one thing about the pizza plant truck. There's submissing characters in this set because in this scene there's a lot more characters like Mr Potato Head, sninky dog, Barbie, you know, characters of that sort. The reason these characters don't appear in any of these toy story sets is because their own by different toy companies like Mattel, owns, Barbie and Lego. Mattel our rivals. So unfortunately Lego is not able to have these other license characters in the toy story sets, which kind of sucks because I would love to see a slinky dog minifigure. I would adore to see a MR potato head figure, but it's a very, very complicated issue of rights. So it makes sense that these figures are not in any of these sets. All, you really cool to see them and this sets, but it's just not going to happen because these companies are not going to cooperate with one another. They are big, big rivals and it's just it's just not going to happen. Now let's talk about the sets based off of Toy story three, the smallest toy story three specific set was lots so's dump truck. This was a twenty dollar set. That's very loosely, you know, it's not specifically but loosely inspired off a taka truck. It was the cheapest way to get lots of hug and bear, who was one of the og lego big figs, really cool looking figure, and it's the only set effort to come with the character chunk, who look up on line if you don't know what he looks like, this really looking rock monster guy who had a very unique headpiece where you could like flip around the expressions on his face. It was super strange, super cool and very unique. I wish I had this figure. I never got this set. And you also got the character stretch, who was a squid octopus with a very unique kind of rubbery tentacle piece. So cool little ty dollar set with some very unique figures. I kind of want to say it's actually not too expensive online, so maybe one day I will order this set here on Ebay. Now there were two toy story three sets that were garbage themed. They actually weren't garbage sets. They were garbage sets in terms of they were based off of, you know, actual garbage. But they were both very good sets. Both sets...

...were fifty. The first one is the fifty truck, which is actually, I think, one of the best garbage trucks Lego has ever made. It was a similar scale to the pizza planet truck, where it just was very large, like it was much, much bigger than a normal minifig scale garbage truck should be. But it looks very good. It had good functionality, had a very good picking up play feature and it came with some dirty characters, had lots of and Jesse covered in trash, and we'll talk more about trash cover characters here and just a second. And it also was the only set ever to come with the character twitch, and if you're a Lego fan online, you probably know of just too good, who's one of my personal friends, which a guy I have been buddies for a long time. twitches like his all time favorite, like a mini figure, and it's kind of become the mascot for his channel here. So that's a pretty cool little story about that garbage truck set. But in my opinion, that said, that actually means more to me from this very small little garbage unofficial sub theme of Toy Story is the trash compactor set. So the trash compactor set actually means something special to me here in brick ology. I love sharing little and adopts about my life and my experiences with Lego and this trash compactor set has a funny story. I actually reviewed this set as my one hundredth video special review. I thought I was such a big deal man. I got a fifty fifty Lego set and reviewed it. I was like, you know, this is a huge set. It's fifty bucks. It's gonna be my one hundred video special grand. I was like thirteen, so fifty dollars a lot of money for me back in that day. But it's just super funny look back that I reviewed a fifty set. As you know, what should have been a pretty big deal. My one hundred video ever was the fifty set review. That's kind of a funny little thing. But the set. It's a fifty dollar set. Really Cool sets, really fun set, tons of good play features with the trash compactor. They use a tread piece to make the conveyor belt work and you also have about claw which use some very cool pieces that I believe are like still exclusive to this set this day. Very cool cloth pieces and it came with some very cool mini figures, lots of Woody Ham and two aliens that were all covered in trash, just like the ones that came with the garbage truck set. Very cool, unique exclusive minifigures. Now, finally, for toy story three sets, there was the western train chase. This was about a five hundred and eighty ish piece, eighty dollar set. That is based off the opening scene from toy story three. Toy Story has some great opening scenes, man. seriously, every single toy story movie has just an amazing opening scene and the opening scene of this movie is, you know, kind of going into Andy's imagination. It's a big western battle and there's this train and this train is super cool. It came with woody, also bulls, I think, Jesse, and it came with evil Dr Porktraw, which was just the Ham minifigure with little bowler hat and he looks adorable and I love that mini figure. I wish I had this set again. People love kind of Western theme stuff. I did get the western theme train from the Lone Ranger theme in a couple years later, so I do have a Western train, but this is still a very cool set and one fun thing. The Ham minifigure is so unique. He's just two pieces technically speaking, but him and the movie is a Piggy Bank, and the lego figure actually functions as a real life piggy bank. He has a reverstopper piece on his bottom that you can take out and you can actually insert coined lego coins, of course, but coins nonetheless on the top of him, inside of him, and you can remove them from the bottom with rupper stopper. The fact that Lego made the hand minifigure a functioning piggy bank is so spectacular to me. I just absolutely love that. So that's two thousand and ten. Besides a couple of poly bags that don't really matter, that's all we got, folks. That's all the toy story stuff in two thousand and...

...ten, and then the theme was discontinued for a long time really. I mean there wasn't a toy story theme from two thousand and eleven till two thousand and eighteen. It returned in two thousand and nineteen, of course, to coincide with the release of Toy Story Four. Now there were a couple of small little toy story things from Lego. In between then and the year two thousand and sixteen, Lego made a collectible minifigure series based off of Disney. It was a Disney CMF series, and two characters they chose for the Disney CMF series where a couple from toy story. It shows buzz lightyear and the alien. The alien had some slight, slight printing updated changes but for the most part look like the exact same minifigure. The Buzz figure had major printing upgrades and they actually changed the way the minifigure looked. Now the original buzz lightyear minifigure, his head was a very custom molded piece to look like buzz from the movie. The two thousand and sixteen version changed it to be a normal Lego minifigure head. Now Jesse and woody additionally also had and Stinky Pete. Lots of these, you know, kind of humanoid toy story characters had very custom molded heads. Jesse and woody actually had long arms and long legs in addition to their heads being very specially molded, very cool figures. They looked really good and they looked a lot like the characters from the movies. Will also still having that Lego figure flare. With the collector minifigure series, Lego decided that all the quote unquote, humanoid characters were going to have realistic human style heads. I get the decision. It can makes sense to me to an extent, but it just doesn't look as good. Buzz's head, I think, looked better as a custom mold rather than this humanoid style, and all the non humanoid characters like the alien and some of these characters from toy story for that am about to mention here just a minute, they still retained having the specially molded head. So it's kind of weird to me. I think it was a odd, slightly misguided decision, but it's a decision that carried over to the toy story for sets three years after the CMF series in two thousand and nineteen. So lego made six sets this past year based off of toy story for one of them wasn't really based of Toy story four, but five of them were very specifically based off toy story four and these sets, to the Chagrin of a lot of Lego fans, were now under the four Plus Aka junior's moniker, which means the sets had very very simple designs and few pieces, bigger pieces, very easy to build and the designs just don't look as good and it's a let down in my opinion. I don't understand why themes like trolls, world tour and Minions in two thousand and twenty get sets that are, you know, the more normal system style. will toy storing, which I think is a way bigger and more popular franchise and more meaningful franchise, gets zero sets. I understand that when to make subsets juniors themed, but all six of them, every single toy story four set, was juniors themed, which I think is fairy us a pointing in. The designs just don't look as good now look like the figures. The figures are still great. It's not like the Jackstone sets, which we do it. We will do an episode about Jackstone here the future, where the figures just didn't fit in. The figures are still great, but the sets looked a little bit awkward. Now. The smallest set was the woody and RC set, which is a remake of the two thousand and ten set, and this say, was actually half the price. It was ten dollars and it's a good deal for ten bucks. What do minifigures? Great, had a very nice piece count of sixty nine and it had micro figures of the green armed men. They were micro so they were actually to scale with the woody minifig I love that. That's great. ARC looks like crap. Some good printed pieces, but are she looks like crap. ARC, this doesn't look nearly as good as the original version. I didn't have the fun pull back motor feature either. So definitely a letdown. This was not actually really based off the new film. Arcie does appear in the new film, but...

I would say that this is more so based off of toy story one or two, not the new film, but still a good little small set, but definitely a step down from the two thousand and ten version. Now the rest of the five sets were specifically based off of scenes in toy story. For we had the twenty dollar Duke Kaboom's stunt show, which came with the Duke Kaboom figure. This is the only other set from this line that I purchased. I got it on sale and Amazon and thing for like ten dollars and it comes with Duke Kabum. Could Kabum Duke Kaboom, who is a stunt man, a Canadian stunt man, voiced by the Keanu Reeves. I think this is the only set ever to have a mini figure of Keanu Reeves. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that's is the only lego character that he has ever gotten before, and Duke Kaboom was absolutely hilarious in the movie. When my favorite parts the movie, I'm going to mention that my favorite parts of toy story four as a film. We're all the funny side characters, Duke Ka Boom being one of the highlights. This set also had a very cool burning ring of fire and it's a very cool piece. It's similar to something that Chema made, I think, in like two thousand and fourteen from one of your speed or sets. Cool set builds not super complicated. The woody minifigure came in the cheaper set, so I have two that woody minifigure that did have the no more realistic Lego minifigure head as opposed to the longer head and the specialized arm pieces, but did still have a specialized hair hat combo. But cool set, cool little build actually looks pretty good, even though it's still juniors build and that Duke Kaboom minifigure is fantastic. Next up we have buzz and Bo peeps playground adventure. Pretty average playground bill, but it is the only set that came with Gabby, Gabby who was like kind of the villain of toy story for, not a full fledged villain, but definitely a villain and certain regards. This is also the first time we ever got a boat peep mini figure. Boat Peet kind of famously, or infamously it's probably a better word to describe it, was not in toy story three and then in toy story for they kind of like reccon that and made a reason to why she wasn't in Toy story three, which I found kind of interesting. But both preople a great character and it was great to see boat peep in this say. It's also the cheapest set that we ever got her. I didn't get this set. If I find it on the clearance or something, I might pick it up, but for now I did not get it. But you do get a skunk car, which is a kind of funny little component of toy story for the next set we'll talk about here was called the RV vacation and it includes a course the RV build, which the RV build does still have that very junior ish design, but it's not half bad. The playability was pretty good. The mini figures, you had Jesse with a new hair hat combo. You also had the return of the REX minifigure. That's a great character and this set also had an alien, which are always good to get. But most importantly, it's the only toy story for a set to include forky and for key was one of the more iconic fun characters from Toy Story. For Love Forky. He's a fun little micro style mini figure. And finally, the last two toy story four sets were based off of the kind of carnival aspect of the film was a big, you know, component of the movie that is at a carnival. So we had the Carnival Thrill Coaster, a twenty dollar set that kind of sucks. A very flat and boring roller coaster. It looks like one of those very kitty roller coasters that you wouldn't ride on at a theme park and there are no exclusive figures. You just got buzz and an alien. Great characters but not exclusive. So definitely not a very good set, one of the weakest and probably honestly the worst toy story set Lego has ever produced. And then finally we had buzz and Woody's carnival mania, the biggest set from this line. It was fifty and had a lot of theme park rides and coll including a pretty cool octopus spinning ride, a shooting game, some really fun stuff in this sets the only set ever to come with the ducky and bunny figures. Those characters were voice respectively by key and Peel, the...

...icon of comedy duo. Those characters stole the movie. They were absolutely hysterical and they're seen during the credits of toy story for literally killed me, like one of the funniest scenes in any toy story or pixar movie ever. Like, I'm not even joking. You know if I'm talking about. If you see the movie, I won't spoil it for you, but they're seen in the credits. was hysterical. Yeah. So those are all the toy story four sets, and that's all the toy story sets in general. Over the years, Lego has made a total of twenty two toy story sets based off all four movies and a couple of expanded universe materials. so that's like a toy story. It's a pretty fun on history. It's definitely interesting and I'm really glad that Lego made these sets, even though I wish, I think they could have done a little bit more with it. I definitely wish that the toy story for stuff wasn't, you know, of course, themed with, you know, on the juniors, for plus moniker. But thank you, guys so much for listening today's episode of Brick Ology. Tell me your thoughts, help me how I can improve. You're watching on Youtubes, and me a comment. If you're on Instagram, whenever, shoot me a message. If you're on spotify, find me on social media's. Tell me how I did and share this podcast with all your friends. We got over two hundred streams this week, which is really exciting. I'm really hyped about that, but I hope to get even more in the future. I'm really happy with how brick Ology is doing this far and I think there's tons of room for improvement that. Thank you, guys so much for listening to brick ology. Go like my face, so page following in instagrams ascribed to my youtube channel. Follow me on twitter as well. And maybe, if you really love Lego, Lee and brick Ology, check out my patreon account. It's Lego lead through to nine on Patreon. If you check me out over there, you can actually donate any small amount, like literally one dollar a month from patreon would help me create super fun and cool content like the brick alogy podcast. Thank you, guys, so much for listening. I'll see you guys in a couple weeks. The next up to the Brig alogi's is like only through to night, signing out. Peace Out, but by.

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