3 3/4″ Toy Story 3 Twitch RARE HTF (sigh…)

I could be jumping the gun here. But if the confidence of this eBay seller and my cursory Web search constitute a preponderance of evidence (which they don’t), the one figure I’m really interested in from Toy Story 3, the decently-articulated 3 ¾” Twitch, is going to be very hard to find. This auction is the only evidence I’ve found that this figure even exists.

No doubt he’s packed one to every ten cases.

Prove me wrong, Mattel. (Please) prove me wrong.


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  1. Big Al

    I have this figure, I got him at Wal-Mart.

  2. Professor Dire

    I got mine in the post today.

    He is a sweet 'Joe' sized figure.

    But he has some rather unfortunate


    His articulation is surprisingly good

    and yet lacking. His articulation is

    as follows from the top down:

    *Swivel neck

    *Swivel-hinge shoulders

    *Hinge elbows

    *Swivel forearms

    *Swivel wrists

    *Swivel-hinge hips (45 Degree hip)

    *Hinge knees

    *Swivel calves

    Here is what is sorely lacking:

    (Again from the top down)

    *Wing joints (More on this below #)

    *Waist joint (Not even a cut joint)

    Here is what would have put it well

    over the top:

    *Fix the previous "Lacking" list.

    *90 degree hips with swivel-hinges.

    *Swivel or Ball ankles.

    *Ball neck

    Overall he is a decent small figure,

    but you are paying pretty handsomely

    for the license. The likeness in

    his size is very accurate, and he

    can pe posed pretty well. And most

    importantly he has his "Magic Staff".

    And from what I have seen he is the

    only poseable iteration of this new

    character that does.

    (#)(In fact his wings and the part of his back between them is one piece

    of clear yellow tinted plastic with

    the "hump" between them painted

    green to match the rest of the figure's back. The wings are also

    connected where they overlap, so even

    if you wanted to do some modding to put in joints it will look pretty rough where they would need to be separated)

    I'm going to C/P a copy of this over at the 'Org' as well.

  3. CompyRex

    That Thinkway one looks nice, too bad I don't collect 12" toys. I figured "Why not" and just bought the Toys R Us Twitch/Chunk two-pack. Pretty good, yet under-articulated.

    Where are any of you finding this 3 3/4" Twitch? What store and what area? Anyone find any around the Western Pennsylvania area?

  4. Heli

    I'd be willing to bet that the Thinkway version will be nicer than any Mattel version. Those Thinkway guys make good toys.

  5. Agent 86

    Thinkway are making a Twitch:


    Although, Thinkway's Twitch appears to be a larger scale (maybe even 12" which seems screen-accurate even though it doesn't fit the official description for the character) and he still doesn't come with his magical battle staff. It does look like there is decent articulation.

  6. Yeah, I'm a little mystified by that. Why would they SCULPT on joints? Is it supposed to be some sort of irony? Is it because its a toy based on a character from a movie that is supposed to be a toy? I don't get it! Even his wings could have easily been ball joints, but they're not, you can only move 'em up and down.

  7. PresidentJuggernaut

    I don't know about this 3 3/4" version, but the larger one and many other Mattel Toy Story figures have sculpted joints that are not actually moveable. What look like ball joints and hinges are often either not real or are simple swivels. It's dissapointing. The 3 3/4" Buzz is a pretty great figure though.

  8. Poe

    @RageTreb: I appreciate that, but my friend who found it locally actually got it for me (this was about half an hour ago) and is just going to drop it by later. I hope you didn't go to too much trouble!

    One thing seems likely, I jumped the gun on the whole "hard to find" thing.

  9. I have one for you, Poe. It was $12.99 at TRU. I'll sell it to you for retail plus shipping. Email me if you want it (I put my address in the url box).

  10. Poe

    Perhaps these won't be as rare as I suspected, because another friend–who lives locally–also just found one.

    @George: No, I never got a photo from you.

  11. George

    @Poe: Did you receive the picture? My phone isn't working right.

    @PrfkTear:Yea in the wild, though I think Poe is right, they are short packed. Before going back to the Target where I had seen it; I went to every single store that carries this line, and never saw another one.

  12. PrfktTear

    @George: You find him out in the wild?

  13. Poe

    @George: Well, color me shocked.

    @Scott: Neither of those are as articulated as this figure, but they still look rather neat.

  14. George

    Fett-Status or not, I found it for you Mr. Poe. I'll email you as soon as I can, but I'm on my way to party. Post pic later..If you like.

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