The first wave of Toy Story sets based off the first two movies came in blue packaging with clouds, mimicking the wallpaper seen in Andy’s room in Toy Story. The package design changed to an overall white scheme with the release of Toy Story 3 sets to better visually tie in all the sets together.
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Cars 3 opened this weekend, and judging by its box office numbers ($53.6 domestic), a lot of people saw it, including yours truly. But enough of the intro, here is my 10-second, spoiler-free review: Go see it. It's good enough to make you forget that that steaming pile of crap known as Cars 2 ever existed. Cars 3 is spiritually the true sequel to the original movie and makes a fine movie-going experience. While the Cars franchise isn't ranked very highly by most Pixar fans or movie critics alike, it is one of my favorites and this one does not disappoint. (read more)
- MrCRskater writes:
Pros: Lots of character, looks fun and plenty of playability. Lots of great pieces in off colors.
Cons: Overall, the building spaces are a bit small, making playtime a little difficult even for small hands.
Comments: Great set for kids, modular build makes a pretty slick playset. Comes with lots of goodies like handcuffs, printed money tiles, snakes, and cool figs, not to mention neat play features. For older fans, there's still plenty of possibility here as it includes plenty of interesting pieces and colors.
- Draykov writes:
Pros: captures period; something for Wild West fans
Cons: stickers; somewhat pedestrian building design; mine shaft is a waste of brick
Comments: Interesting color choices and fun little building facades, if a little boring. The mine shaft design leaves a bit to be desired (only 2 BURPs though) and seems to be there to drive up price-point.