Toy Story 3 Woody and Bullseye
“Got a Toy Story 3 fan in the family? This is a lovely toy with lots of play potential but pretty expensive for what it is.”
Buy online at John Lewis
Initial thoughts: Like many households we’re collecting the Toy Story characters in toy form so Flea can re-enact her favourite parts of the films. Flea was really excited to be sent this set, which includes a Woody figure and a Bullseye horse – Woody can sit on the horse, which rears up when you push down on the tail. The toy is really quite straightforward, so I’ll admit the £27 RRP did make me shriek “HOW MUCH????” (Hunt around though, as John Lewis was selling this at under £20 when this review was published)
We liked: The figures are in proportion so Woody can sit on the horse, which is pretty cute and Flea was thrilled to finally have a Bullseye toy. There are some nice details, in the design and Woody’s hat comes off. I like the size of this toy too – Flea has a Buzz Lightyear that is ENORMOUS whereas both these figures can fit comfortably inside my handbag when we’re out and about.
We weren’t keen: Most of the reservations about this toy are mine, and Flea pretty much adores it. But for me, it should have worked better – to get Woody to sit on the horse, you kind of have to bend back the stirrups to get both his feet in, so it looks pretty unrealistic. And then you have to try and get his hand around the saddle. It’s not perfect and often if Flea puts Woody on the horse it falls off, so there’s a LOT of Mummy involvement with this toy. The kicking motion also only works if the horse is standing on a pretty solid surface like the floor or a table – Flea can’t hold the horse and make it kick, which she gets frustrated by.
Overall: A nice toy for a Toy Story 3 fan, and it’s a nice size (not too big to fit into a bag when you’re out and about). The fact that Woody can ride Bullseye absolutely thrilled my 4 year old, but as a parent I felt it could have been a little easier for little hands to use. And it seems ridiculously expensive for what it is.
[Sally, Who’s the Mummy?]