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Woody, Buzz and the rest of the gang are back for another adventure in the new Toy Story 4 film – and this time round, they’ll be joined by some new faces, including stuntman Duke Caboom and plastic spork Forky.
There are dozens of special Toy Story 4 toys to buy – from interactive figures and puzzles to scooters, construction sets and role-play costumes – but which ones are worth spending your money on? We’ve been hard at work finding the toys that little Toy Story fans like most…
Here’s our pick of the best Toy Story 4 toys for children:
What it is: An 18cm-high Buzz Lightyear figure, where you press the button under his arm to switch him on, then press then press the red button his left side to spread out his wings, hear him say phrases from the movie and make him walk and swivel his hips. Requires 3 AAA batteries (not included).
Why we love it: It brings the character of Buzz Lightyear to life with its range of lights, sounds and some of the character’s signature moves. It also comes with a surprise which you can unlock to make Buzz do the moonwalk!
Available from: Smyths Toys and Argos
What it is: A Buzz Lightyear helmet and jet pack set (25cm x 40cm x 35cm) with lights and sounds. Comes with adjustable straps and padded armour. Requires 3 x AA batteries (not included). Some assembly required.
Why we love it: The straps and padding mean it fits well, without slipping down and we also love the sound effect when you press the button on the side to make the visor slowly come down. Extra points for the button-activated catchphrases that include, “I have a laser, and I will use it!”
Available from: Argos, Disney and The Entertainer
What it is: Interactive Woody (40cm x 11cm x 7.5cm) and Buzz Lightyear (30cm x 30cm x 14cm) figures that talk in response to each other. To make Buzz start talking, you press the buttons on his armour; to make Woody talk, you pull the string attached to his back (obvs). Buzz requires 2 x AA batteries (not included) and Woody needs 3 x AAA batteries (not included).
Why we love it: With 100 different phrases, each figure is good play value on its own– although Buzz probably sneaks it because of his light-up laser button – but where they come into their own is when they talk to each other: very cool!
Available from: Smyths Toys, Argos and Amazon
What it is: A Buzz Lightyear disc blaster that you can wear over your arm. Load the 5 discs into the front section and press the red button to fire a single disc or release them all at once at a fast speed. Comes with an easy grip handle and an adjustable strap to fit to your child’s arm.
Why we love it: It’s pure noisy, silly fun. The sounds and noises work without the discs, too – if ever you’ve had enough of flying projectiles in the house…
Available from: Disney, Smyths Toys and Asda
What it is: A 120-piece LEGO set featuring the new Duke Caboom character and Woody. Comes with an adjustable ring of fire, ramp and plates to build your own vehicles and buildings. Accessories include a buildable motorcycle, 2 cars, a cape, an extra wig and 3 stackable cans.
Why we love it: It’s designed just perfectly for preschool children – and it’s nice to see the inclusion of 2 Starter Bricks, to encourage some imagination-inspired free building.
Available from: Lego, Amazon and John Lewis
What it is: A Mr Potato Head figure (11cm x 15cm x 19cm) with 11 different Woody-themed parts to attach to him.
Why we love it: The mix and match fun of a classic Mr Potato Head toy is hard to beat but we love this Woody version with cowboy boots and all.
Available from: The Entertainer and Amazon
What it is: A 3-wheel scooter with a non-slip footplate. It can take up to 20kg in weight and comes with plastic puncture-proof tyres. The handlebars aren’t adjustable but come covered in soft plastic grips.
Why we love it: It’s a well-made and nicely proportioned basic turn-to-steer scooter: good value for money.
Available from: Halfords
What it is: A 21-piece Duplo set that builds into a steam train (19cm x 35cm x 7cm) with an opening roof. Comes with Buzz and Woody figures, a bank vault, lasso, bricks decorated as money and a ‘wanted’ sign for Dr Porkchop.
Why we love it: This is a super-cute train set and the opening roof is a winner – that carriage is just the right size fro those money bricks. Great pretend-play-boosting accessories, too.
Available from: Amazon, Argos and Smyths Toys
What it is: Forky is a brand new character to the Toy Story films. The 17cm figure has moving facial expressions and flexible arms, as well as 20 different phrases from the film which you can hear by pressing a button on its back. Requires 3 x AG13 button cell batteries (included).
Why we love it: His bendy arms are very posable – and we particularly like how he moves his eyes when you press his button.
Available from: Smyths Toys, Very and Mad 4 Toys
What it is: A 35-piece cardboard jigsaw puzzle featuring a whole host of Toy Story 4 characters. When completed, it measures 26cm x 18cm.
Why we love it: The puzzle pieces are bright and colourful, and are made from a strong cardboard material. Great value for money.
Available from: Amazon and Kiddimax