Thanks to the Italian website Dulcop, some new-render images of Bo Peep have surfaced, giving us a little more insight into the details of her updated style – as well as a little peek at a mystery character we’ve gotten a faint glimpse at before.
The images, which are part of a listing for children’s soap-bubble displays that are being sold by the company, offer a few different clues. They’re not the highest-resolution, but they’re still useful.
One thing that’s clarified is Bo’s crook. What appears to be twine is wrapped around its handle – which, to me, looks more like she’s added a grip than repaired it. It could be covering a spot of wear and tear, but even if it is, it seems to be serving a dual purpose.
This is also the pose we saw in the ToyBox figure silhouette – minus the cape or poncho, which we have yet to find out about officially. But what’s most interesting isn’t the product itself, but a tiny peek at the mysterious character on Bo’s shoulder that was first seen in the Russian calendar. Here’s that original glimpse we got:
And here’s the new image, on the left:
You can see the same dark hair and orange face as on the calendar, and what could be a dress it’s wearing – but who is this? Although I’m not certain, I have a hunch this might be Lulu, who was shown in the Animation presentation at D23. Bo seems fond of the character; she’s looking back over her shoulder at it and smiling. Is this a “child” that she’s adopted? Or just a smaller toy she’s taken under her wing?
Other bottle art shows Woody and Forky in a friendly pose, and a classic depiction of Woody and Buzz running. There may be a fourth bottle design, but since it’s hidden in the back, we don’t know what it is. It could be Ducky and Bunny, or maybe some of the classic characters.
I love seeing these new art assets come out – as my animation-savvy friend has told me they’re called. There were many made for Toy Story 3, that showed up on a wide range of merchandise – and now, for Toy Story 4, we’ve already seen some others debut with the Toy Story Drop! game. I can’t wait to see all the poses and groupings we get with the whole cast, as more is revealed for the film.
Images © Disney/Pixar and Dulcop. Many thanks to @gare_bear_art on Instagram for directing me to this!