Timeless Toy Story with Thinkway Toys

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The Toy Story films are so dearly loved in our household. Not only do the children love them, but they’re films that I, as an adult, could happily sit and watch over and over again!

I remember when we went to see Toy Story 3 at the cinema….  I had the twins but they were babies at the time, so we took my Teen, who would’ve been 11 and my Girl who was 5. Can you believe that was way back in 2010 when it was released? It doesn’t seem that long ago at all…. but I literally cried my eyes out at the end. That part when the toys all hold hands in the furnace, accepting their fate, then right at the end when Andy takes the toys to the little girl’s house and drives off…. all grown up and going to college! It really got me!

That scene has even more meaning to me now, with Teen being 18 and all grown up himself. I can’t watch it without becoming incredibly emotional.

Teen has grown up with Toy Story you see. The first one was released in 1995, to critical acclaim. I remember the hype as it was the first feature length computer animated film ever made. At the time I didn’t have children but a few years later my friend lent me the video (ha remember them?!) to watch with Teen when he was a toddler and I was just blown away by it…. everything about it was utterly brilliant. The fantastic storyline, the life like, amazing animation and the fantastically witty script.

My little baby boy was immediately hooked!

My Girl loves all 3 of the Toy Story films too, as do my twins now, and we’ve watched the original, plus the subsequent ones, repeatedly. We never, EVER tire of them…. each one as good as the last… they really are timeless!

This week, we were sent a very special parcel from B&M Stores who have collaborated with Thinkway Toys, producers of some of the best Disney toys, as they thought it would be lovely to send us some goodies to enjoy a family movie night together, watching the original Toy Story movie!

Our parcel included two of Thinkway Toys’ best loved Characters…. Buzz Lightyear and Woody… my Twins were overjoyed!

woody and buzz lightyear toys from thinkwat toys

Thinkway Toys is a Canadian-based company responsible for creating, producing and distributing creative and innovative high quality toys. They’ve produced toys for companies including Disney, Pixar, Universal and Warner Brothers since the early nineties. Licensed properties include the Toy Story films, WALL-E, Monsters, Inc., A Bug’s Life, The Incredibles, Cars 2, Despicable Me 2, Minions, Wreck-it Ralph, Planes, Spider-Man, The Avengers, The Dark Knight, and the Star Wars saga.

Our parcel also included the Toy Story DVD, a lovely cosy blanket and a brilliant ‘movie night’ snack box!

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I’m not sure we’ve ever owned the original Toy Story film on DVD so it was great to receive this! The kids couldn’t wait to watch it. All my children, including Teen, headed up to my bedroom to watch and the twins snuggled up under the lovely, soft blanket which costs only £9.99 at B&M Stores… such a bargain!

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We grabbed the Butterkist Movie Night snackbox which included 2 bags of popcorn and a fantastic selection of sweeties and they all fought over who had what, in a nice way of course! But there’s loads to choose from so they were all happy with what they got. I think this is a great idea for a product and the children got really excited by it!

It was great watching the Toy Story film… it really is such a classic. We know all the words and it’s such a nice easy watch! I can’t imagine there being anyone in existence that hasn’t seen the original at some point… but if you haven’t, you really must!

Thinkway Toys produce some amazing toys….. I actually have to admit to having the original Buzz Lightyear and Woody that belonged to Teen when he was a little boy. We also have Jesse, who joined the cast in Toy Story 2… she belongs to my daughter!

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They are brilliantly robust toys and certainly built to last but as you can imagine, they are a little old now (we must’ve had them around 15 years) so having these brand spanking new Buzz and Woody’s arrive has been wonderful!

We haven’t sat down and watched a film all together for a long time so a huge thank you to B&M Stores for putting together this lovely, thoughtful parcel for us. It’s important to make time as a family and having the little treats to go with watching a film makes it feel like a proper event!

There is a brand new Toy Story movie in production… Toy Story 4…. which will be released in the summer of 2019! How ridiculously exciting? Can’t wait. So this parcel really is getting us in the mood already for that…. I’m sure come 2019 there will be huge Toy Story mania across the globe as everyone rushes out to see the next instalment!

It’s a long way off yet but…. in the meantime… I’m hosting a Twitter Party, along with a few other Bloggers, next Tuesday, 27th June 1-2pm… where we will be talking about all things Toys! We would love you to join in with us if you can… using the hashtag #imathinkingtoy and there will be B&M vouchers up for grabs too.. so keep your eyes out for that!

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Comments

  1. glossopswift says:

    The first Toy Story was such a landmark moment. We seem to take that sort of animation for granted now but it completely blew me away at the time.

  2. Omg. I have that Buzz from when the first movie was released ahh it’s truly timeless. Love that film x

  3. Samantha Bye says:

    I remember when my brother had the original Buzz and Woody toys when Toy Story first came out and I was so jealous! The films are classics for sure!

  4. These thinkway toy story figures look like fab fun for the kids :) x

  5. this brings me back to my childhood! absolutely love toy story. that movie night box is such a great idea!

  6. Fantastic Toy Story toys, I am sure it would be a success with little man! :)

  7. Emily (@amummytoo) says:

    If Toy Story is on, I can’t help but watch it, if I see a Buzz Lightyear or Woody I can’t help but press their buttons/pull on the cord!

  8. I grew up watching the Toy Story films and still love them today. I love how they’re perfect for any age group x

  9. You’re right toy story is timeless!! I love that I watched it as a kid and can pass that on to my two!! We do have a buzz but didn’t even know a woody toy was available!! Christmas pressies I think!

  10. Sarah Ann says:

    I love Toy Story! Looks like your children had a lot of fun. I actually have the same Buzz Lightyear!

  11. We all love Toy Story don’t we!!! looking forward to the next one

  12. Toy Story is such a classic! Those toys, like the films, are definitely timeless. What a great night in!

  13. ah lovely post do love toy stories, and fab to hear that B&M do a good toy range will look into this :)

  14. This is awesome! I love Toy Story and my Nephews too. I sure they would love these :-)

  15. I loved reading your post as it brought back many memories with my twin girls. As they are now 20, it seems bittersweet but I’m sure if I put it on the TV they would get sucked into watching it!
    The toys and movie night box sound like a great product, what more can you need than a blanket, treats, toys and one of the beat films Ever!

  16. What a lovely package from B&M that movie night pack sounds wonderful, and that blanket is so going to have to come home with me soon! Glad you all had a wonderful movie night. xx

  17. I’m glad they are bringing back Toy Story 4 for a new generation of little ones. We love them as a family too! They just don’t age. Great pack you recieved!

  18. That looks like a super cool parcel! I agree – Toy Story is completely timeless

  19. countryheartdeb says:

    Aww we love Toy Story and it first came out when my oldest was little so we have gone through the whole lot with them growing up!

  20. fiona waterworth says:

    some really great products there

  21. gamermom says:

    I consider the Toy Story series one of the best and have sat with both my kids many a day watching one or another of them, My son had a lot of the figures, and he later went on to buy Mr Potato Head for my daughter as he was grown but she was, in turn getting into them. I admit, I did have quite the lump in my throat at the end of Toy Story 3, and my dear girl was full on sobbing, but she soon cheered up at the finale. I sat there feeling foolish for crying at a cartoon, but they are really GOOD cartoons!

  22. What a lovely package to receive for a fun movie night. That blanket looks lovely and cosy and I love a bit of popcorn x

  23. This looks like the perfect evening with your kids! We love Toy Story in this house, our boy is actually named Woody!!

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