‘Toy Story 4’ Update: Merchandise Hitting Store Shelves, Movie Officially Rated

We’re now within two months of Toy Story 4‘s release, and the promotion of the movie has definitely begun!  From online shopping to brick-and-mortar stores, Toy Story 4 toys and other products are starting to become readily available, with the first wave of toy launches hitting retailers this week.  I’ve also got some news on Toy Story 4‘s rating, as the movie nears completion.

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Even More ‘Toy Story 4’ Book Covers Added on Amazon

Silly me, I had this article all written up the day the international Toy Story 4 trailer premiered, and got so wrapped up in the excitement about it that I forgot to hit the “publish” button!  Oops.  Well, I’ve got five new book covers on Amazon to share!

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New ‘Toy Story 4’ Posters and Merchandise Reveal Both Old and New Characters

I’m quickly learning that all the best treasures come from other countries, as far as Toy Story 4 news goes.  I’ve got two new poster images to share today, along with a few small images of merchandise – both featuring old and new characters, some of which we haven’t gotten a clear glimpse of yet!

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Toy Story Enchanted Window Debuts at Disneyland

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Back in May, the Disney Parks Blog announced that six new Enchanted Windows would be added to Main Street, USA at Disneyland, as part of the park’s 60th Anniversary Diamond Celebration. Elaborate, moving displays, showcasing popular animated films in the windows of the Emporium, have been a long-standing tradition, and the latest additions were set to include Peter Pan, Cinderella, The Princess and the Frog, Frozen, Aladdin, and Toy Story.  Several of the windows have been in place for a while, but just yesterday, the new Toy Story window was unveiled!  Although I haven’t seen it in person, I was able to find a fantastic video of it, as well as a few photos.

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Toy Story Throwback: Toy Story at the Oscars

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Even though the next Academy Awards are still a while away, I thought that – with the Emmys this weekend and all – it might be a good time to revisit some of my very favorite archival material relating to the Toy Story films.  I usually don’t make a big fuss over awards shows myself, unless there’s a movie (or a television show, or a musical performer) that I care especially about – needless to say, anything Toy Story would definitely get me to watch!  And I’m no film critic or analyst, by any means, so don’t expect any discussion of the merits of nominations or statistical facts from me here.  With that disclaimer out of the way, let’s take a look at the toys’ presence at the Oscars back in 1996, 2000, and 2011…

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Toy Story Throwback: ‘Toy Story 2’ Cast Interviews

Toy Story 2Although Toy Story 4 news has been scarce since D23, it won’t be long before we’ll be seeing lots of new promotional material – commercials, merchandise, posters, stock images, and social media/website content, just to name a part of what we have to look forward to.  In fact, the promo stuff is one of the things I remember most fondly from Toy Story 3 days.  It was exciting to randomly catch the toys in commercials, not only for their movie but for other things as well (a Target commercial comes to mind, and one for the U.S. Postal Service), or to walk into a store and find Toy Story-themed items in practically every aisle.  I’m still hoarding Band-Aids, shampoo bottles, and macaroni and cheese (I’ll never eat it!) that are no longer available.  By this time next year, we should be starting to receive a steady supply of ads and info, but until then, we have to make do with the few-and-far-between details we’ve been getting since last November.

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