Thursday, June 17, 2010

Toy Story Craze

Just recently, Juan Or and Mommy has developed the Toy Story craze. It all started with one Disney cartoon movie compilation storybook in large print that Mommy bought for Juan Or in the MPH Warehouse Sale some time back. One of the story is a short episode of Toy Story characters, but the story line was not anything from the actual Toy Story movies. It was from there that Juan Or learnt the names of the main Toy Story characters - Woody the cowboy (which Juan Or fondly calls as "Boycoy" for 'cowboy') and Buzz Lightyear the astronaut (which Juan Or fondly calls as "Naut" for 'astronaut'). And the story (in the storybook) is one of Juan Or's favourite at one point of time.

Then about two Sundays ago, Papa bought for Juan Or the Toy Story DVD (the 1st Toy Story). Turned out, the DVD is a favourite for both Juan Or and Mommy till today. Every time when Mommy comes back from work, he will insist on watching Toy Story so much so both Juan Or and Mommy have been watching it over and over again and still haven't feel bored about the show!

Just recently, Tesco held a Toy Story 3 promotion from 3rd to 16th June 2010. Mommy didn't miss out on buying some Toy Story merchandise for Juan Or (because they also serve as part of Mommy's collection!). Now, Mommy is going to relate something funny here.....


Yesterday was the last day of the Tesco Toy Story 3 promotion. Mommy, on the way back from work, took the opportunity to take Juan Or for a quick outing at Tesco Puchong. By the time Mommy reached there, Mommy found that Tesco had already packed away the Toy Story items and the place now occupied by the latest promotion items - bedsheets and comforters. Mommy felt somewhat disappointed but what to do? Then at one corner, Mommy's heart stirred suddenly when a stack of Toy Story decoration boxes caught Mommy's attention! Actually these decoration boxes are not for sale. They were merely used for decorating the Toy Story section. Mommy then asked Juan Or whether he likes the boxes or not and he answered yes. So Mommy chose one nice-looking box and placed it into the shopping cart together with Juan Or and then pushed the shopping cart out via the counter for customers who don't buy anything. At the counter, there was a lady security guard. Mommy asked her whether Mommy can take the box or not since the Toy Story promotional period is ending already and that the deco boxes were not meant for sale in the first place. So the lady security guard opened and checked the box and then took out the box from the shopping cart. Immediately, Juan Or starting crying in protest!

The lady security guard then went around to ask her Tesco colleagues and finally Mommy could see her making a phone call to some Tesco management people via the customer service counter. Mommy overheard her answering on phone saying something like "Yes, the box is empty, memang takde apa-apa kat dalam (there's nothing inside)......ya, satu kotak saje yes, (customer asks for one box only).......customer mintak pasal anak dia mau, sampai nangis pulak! (customer asks for it because the child wants the box, to the extend of crying!)" When Mommy heard these, Mommy couldn't help laughing inside about Juan Or's antics. Finally, the lady security guard turned to Mommy and said Mommy could have the box! Yay! So Mommy reminded Juan Or to say 'Thank you, Aunty!" and he did.

So here's Juan Or posing with the Toy Story box at home and using it as his box-stool to sit on when watching Toy Story. Indeed, Juan Or did a good 'job' in getting what he wants! :-)




Here's the Toy Story box from the outside and inside. The inside has some more cardboard backing, so the box won't collapse under a child's weight - just right and nice as a child's stool! Apparently Mattel is the one producing the box (see the Mattel logo?)




By the way, Mommy loves the Toy Story box too - very beautiful cartoon design and vibrant colours! Mommy's lovin' it! (modified from McDonald's catch phrase...hehehehe!) Here's the Toy Story 3 picture from near.



16 comments:

Sheoh Yan said...

The box is so nice. If I were you, I would also ask for the box. As long as anything that within my cability, I will just do for the sake of the children's happiness. This is mommy.

淑娟 said...

人生是故事的創造與遺忘。..................................................................

prince n princess mum said...

Toy Story craze everywhere.. :)

smallkucing said...

really paiseh. Have yet to watch toy story 3 :P

Alice Law said...

Juan Juan is a fanatic of Toy Story too since she was very young! I'm going to bring her for Toy Story 3 this morning, interested to bring Juan Or along?:)

Have a beautiful day to you!
p/s: Fail to view Juan Or's toy box since I can't load the pictures.>o<"

Alice Phua said...

Sheoh Yan,yes, call it mother's nature and instinct.

Prince n princess mum, yup, even I myself is having it too! :P Hehehehe....paiseh, already an adult and mother but still having the craze. Can't help it, but I just love Toy Story!

Smallkucing, no need to paiseh, we same gang one. Even I myself also haven't watch Toy Story 3.

Alice Law, hahaha....I can't go on leave yet, the MQA documentation thing is progressing but not finished yet. So can't bring Juan Or. Also, I'm still undecided whether to try bringing him to watch in cinema (don't know how will his reaction be and whether he will feel sleepy halfway and start fretting!) or to wait till the DVD is out and then can watch it over and over again at home.

Mom Daughter Style said...

it's good to have a theme. I can't figure out what I want for RC though, when she was newborn I did buy some Care bears, then princess, can't decide...

Alice Phua said...

Hahaha...when the baby is bigger already, eventually the baby will choose his/her theme and you don't need to decide anymore! ^ ^

nicole said...

hey all, i watch Toys story 3 zor. yday bring my 2 gals
Very nice cartoon, my eye tears keep come out coz got sad until cry and laugh until cry....... dont miss it!!!!!!
The toys story storage box so awesome, can store manything inside.... and the cartoon pic is so sharp and new

ChloeRuoyi said...

The box is so, so NICE!! Thanks to Juan Or's tears, you got it so easily. I would have bought it too if it was for sale! We are crazy fans of TS too :)

Regarding the Sesame Street kiddy ride, it's in KLCC but I've seen is elsewhere too.

Have a great weekend! :)

Serline said...

It'll be interesting to see my two older kids' reactions to Toy Story 3. They were born after Toy Story came out and still very young when Toy Story 2 was released. And how will Narelle take to Toy Story 3? She seems partial to cartoons and shows with animals - maybe influenced by my fondness for the Discovery Channel and Animal Planet - so Lion King is her obsession... have a blessed weekend!

Alice Phua said...

Nicole, wah...then I must not miss Toy Story 3! Yup, that's why I'm so keen on the Toy Story deco box! Hehehehe!

ChloeRouyi, oh, yes, had it not been for Juan Or's crying or even for the fact that I'm asking for the box on behalf of my little boy, I don't think the security guard's heart would have softened.
Oh, yes, I'm a crazy fan of Toy Story too, bought a lot of the Toy Story books, watches, and toys, both for his playing and as my collection.....hehehe! And thanks for the kiddy ride info! :-D

Serline, you too!

雅馨 said...

愛,拆開來是心和受兩個字。用心去接受對方的一切,用心去愛對方的所有。.................................................................

Shenny's mommy said...

Haha...Juan Or can use the Toy Story box as his chair liao.

cheeyee said...

Very nice box. And you are right, just the right size as a stool for Juan Or. :)

Alice Phua said...

Shenny's mommy and Cheeyee, yup, that's what I had in mind the moment I laid my eyes on the Toy Story box! :-D