Toy Story References to the Star Wars Films

The Toy Story movies have a tonne of references to Star Wars in the form of Easter Eggs, character lines and plot points. You just gotta know where to look….

– When Buzz Lightyear is on the bed after Andy put him there, a pan shot is seen through his eyes. Then we can hear breathing that is similar to Darth Vader's.

– When Sid “interrogates” Woody, he says: “Oh! A survivor! Where's the Rebel base!? Talk!!!” and a short bit after this: “Where are your Rebel friends now? Hahahaha!”

– When Buzz sees the Buzz Lightyear commercial on the TV, the sound we can hear when Buzz “shoots” a laser is a TIE fighter's cannon sound.

–  When Zurg arrives, he says: “So, we meet again, Buzz Lightyear, for the last time.” like Darth Vader in the Death Star when he says to Obi-Wan “I've been waiting for you, Obi-Wan. We meet again, at last.”

– Zurg says, “Come to me, my prey,” like when Darth Vader says to Luke, “Come to me, my son” in The Empire Strikes Back. At the same moment Buzz goes into a hall that lights up when he enters, just like the one Luke takes during his duel against Darth Vader on Cloud City.

– When Buzz is under Lotso's control and takes out his friends, Jessie protests, and he tells her: “Silence, minions of Zurg ! You're in the custody of the Galactic Alliance!”, which is a tribute to the quote of Darth Vader in A New Hope when he tells Princess Leia : “You are part of the Rebel Alliance, and a traitor. Take her away!”

– When Big Baby throws Lotso the Bear into the dumpster, it is a reference to Darth Vader throwing Emperor Palpatine into the reactor.

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