June 24, 2010
To Infinity, and Beyond!
Toy Story 3 had a huge first weekend, bringing in more than $100 million and opening to rave critical reviews. Here are a few exerts from what people are saying:
“Pretty much a perfect film…”
“This is another home run for Pixar. A perfect conclusion to a perfect movie trilogy.”
“Toy Story 3 is injected with humour and powered by fun…”
“Everything works: from the excellent voice cast to the way the story naturally evolves and leaves us in a happy place.”
It sounds like Pixar has another hit on their hands, and if you haven’t seen the movie yet I highly recommend that you make it a part of your weekend plans.
If you’re in the mood to celebrate Toy Story 3’s success, we have everything you need to throw the perfect Toy Story party. Toy Story part supplies include Toy Story plates, Toy Story cups, Toy Story napkins and more.
Of course you can’t forget the Toy Story 3 costumes. The most popular items, like Sheriff Woody costumes, Buzz Lightyear costumes and the Green Army Man costumes are selling like crazy, so order yours before it’s too late.
Don’t forget the Toy Story cake…
June 8, 2010
The Green Army Men first appeared in the original Toy Story movie, and their popularity grew because of their association with the real life Green Army Men toys. The Green Army Men play an integral role in the first scene of the movie where Andy’s toys are attempting to find out what new toys Andy will get for his birthday. The army men are very militant, much like one would suspect them to be, and this clues the viewer into the idea that even though the toys are alive, they take on the characteristics that are associated with them as toys.
Green Army Men
Following the movie, there was a resurgence in the sale of Green Army Men, and several licensed Toy Stoy products were released to capitalize on the success of the movie. Toy Story brought to life the play-time fantasy of millions of kids who have played with green army men before, and this was a big part of why the characer(s) were such a hit. The Green Army men didn’t have an original costume, rather, they were simply copied from the existing toys. That doesn’t mean that you can’t fun some fun this Halloween and dress up like a Green Army Man though. The Green Army Man costume is great for Halloween or any other event, and it can be fun to try and imitate the army men from the Toy Story movie. CostumeCity.Com has two different Green Army Men costumes, one adult sized costume and one kid sized costume. Both costumes include four pieces, the jumpsuit, the boots, the hood and the helmet. Turning yourself into one of the most beloved toys of all time has never been easier. ‘Ten Hut!
Adult Green Army Man Costumes
Kid's Green Army Man Costume
There are only one and a half weeks left until we get to see the Green Army Men in action again in Toy Story 3. Get your tickets for the movie and get your costumes ready to celebrate the third installment in the Toy Story trilogy.
June 1, 2010
Buzz Lightyear originally appeared in the 1995 release of Disney’s Toy Story. Since then he has gone on to appear in the two subsequent Toy Story films, his own feature film, a TV show and he ventured into space for a stay on the International Space Station. Buzz Lightyear was given to Andy (who owns all of the toys in Toy Story) as a gift for his birthday. After being unwrapped, Buzz insisted that he was the real Buzz Lightyear, not a toy. Conflict immediately arose between Woody and Buzz because it appeared that Buzz was taking over Woody’s spot as Andy’s favorite. This conflict eventually escalated and led to Woody and Buzz being trapped in Sid’s house. After seeing his likeness on a TV commercial, Buzz realized his true identity and become depressed. He eventually overcomes this depression to help save Woody from Sid.
Buzz’s rise in populartiy eventually caused him to outgrow the Toy Story franchise, and he went on to star in his own movie, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, and in his own similarly named TV show. The spin-off movie and TV show both follow the real Buzz Lightyear on his mission to stop the Evil Emperor Zurg. Following the success of his show, Buzz got a chance to actually go into space aboard the Discovery Space Shuttle. Buzz got to stay aboard the International Space Station for 6 months as part of the educational NASA program Toys in Space. Buzz’s popularity stems from his ability to connect with a large age group. His toy-like nature gives him appeal with younger children, and the space ranger motif makes him interesting to older children. This combination gives Buzz a certain cool that the other Toy Story characters don’t have. We’ll have to see what kind of adventures Buzz gets into in the new movie, but in the meantime check out these Buzz Lightyear costumes.
Kid's Buzz Lightyear Costume
Adult Buzz Lightyear Costume
Deluxe Adult Buzz Lightyear Costume
Buzz's Jet Pack
Only a few days left until Toy Story 3 hits theaters. Keep checking back for more profiles with interesting tidbits about your favorite characters. Don’t forget to check out CostumeCity.Com’s Toy Story costumes for everything you need to get ready for the new movie.
May 27, 2010
Toy Story 3 comes out in a couple of weeks, so we’re going to look at the characters that have made this movie series so memorable. First up, Sheriff Woody. Woody has been the Toy Story protagonist since the first Toy Stoy movie was released in 1995. Woody’s costume has become iconic due to the success of the movies, but his voice has always been what fans recognized the most. Tom Hanks provides the voice of Woody, and he agreed to do the part after a short clip was put together featuring Woody with a voice-over from one of Hanks earlier movies. This was Tom Hanks first appearance in an animated film.
Woody has always been a do-gooder, and he was the fearless leader of the toys before Buzz’s arival. He continued to be the voice of reason as the other toys were wowed by Buzz’s laser and impressive wing-span. What makes Woody a great character, and a character that you can base multiple movies around, are his flaws. Woody has a prideful streak, and along with that a jealous streak, that continually gets him into trouble. The audience knows that Woody has a good heart, and his struggle to overcome his pride creates the conflict that makes Toy Story such a great movie. Enough with the philisophical analysis though, check out all of the different iterations of the Woody costume.
Infant Woody Costume
Kids Woody Costume
Child Woody Costume
Adult Woody Costume
There are lots of great Woody Costumes available, and you can make your own without too much trouble. Toy Story costumes are great for groups or couples because the characters are so memorable. Check out Costume City for more great Toy Story costumes for the release of Toy Story 3.