New ‘Toy Story 4’ Merchandise Features Bo and a New Character

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!

6 thoughts on “New ‘Toy Story 4’ Merchandise Features Bo and a New Character

  1. buzzfan120 January 29, 2019 / 7:12 pm

    Bo’s little friend kinda looks like a bobblehead. Given the road trip theme, I’m guessing they made the new character Lulu a hula girl bobblehead on a dashboard, rather than a paper doll. I guess we’ll just have to wait and find out!

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    • Heidi Wilhelm January 29, 2019 / 10:45 pm

      Hmm, size wise though, to fit on Bo’s shoulder, it would have to be more like the size of a Polly Pocket or Squinkie-type toy – a bobblehead would be rather large and heavy. I do think it potentially could be Lulu, since we know that name and haven’t seen her officially yet. Hopefully we’ll find out soon!

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      • buzzfan120 January 30, 2019 / 11:44 am

        I meant a mini-bobblehead, like the Disney ones I found in the cereal box when I was a little kid.

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      • Heidi Wilhelm January 30, 2019 / 11:53 am

        Oh, ok, I never knew they came small enough to perch on Bo’s shoulder. It’d have to be less than an inch tall. We’ll have to see!

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  2. buzzfan120 February 1, 2019 / 11:02 am

    There used to be this Disney Parks toyline called Tagalongs, which were little character figures that could perch on your shoulder via a super-strong magnet, called a “magical power disk”, which went on the inside of your shirt and stuck to the figure’s magnetic base. Maybe this new little character is a similar toy.

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    • Heidi Wilhelm February 2, 2019 / 12:28 pm

      I have the Buzz one of those. It’s a little big for Bo, but I suppose something similar is possible.

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