Toys live a secret life when people aren’t around, they are real
Andy gets a new toy for his birthday. Buzz Lightyear and he replaces Woody as Andy’s favourite toy
“Just a mistake. Let’s give it a nice welcome” Woody still believes he is the favourite. And after Buzz puts on his amazing display of falling with style, all the other toys are eager to be his friend and find out more about him. “They’ll see, I’m still Andy’s favourite.” Woody ominously mutters to himself.
There is no true mentor in this story. Woody serves as Buzz’s guide to a certain extent, teaching him about the ways of the world as Buzz has no clue.
Woody accidentally/deliberately knocks Buzz out the window and the other toys throw Woody out the window as punishment.
They find themselves inside the arcade game which has the Claw as it’s God.
They constantly fight, Buzz refuses to acknowledge he is a toy and Woody desperately trying to get them back home to Andy.
It’s a reversal of the Goddess. Sid is the opposite of the Goddess and intends on torturing and destroying the toys. Sid serves the same purpose as the Goddess and spurs them on to become heroes.
Buzz learns that Woody was right all along; he is in fact just a toy.
Buzz is tempted to give up on life when he learns about his true place in the world.
Woody has his atonement when he is trapped in the crate and he realises his pride has led to his fall. His friends have abandoned him, he’s lost Andy and he’s most likely about to die.
Woody and Buzz reconcile. They will work together for Andy’s sake.
Woody and the other toys break the rules and come to life in front of Sid.
They make a desperate chase to catch up to Andy in the removal van.
Buzz uses his retractable wings to release them from the rocket before it explodes and fly them into the sun roof in the car.
They make it back into the car and Andy is happy he’s found them again.
Andy has filled his bedroom with both Buzz Lightyear space posers and Woody Wild West posters. They both are his equal toys.
Woody and Buzz are happy to be side by side as Andy’s toy.
This is a buddy pic for Woody and Buzz, they both have something to learn. Buzz needs to learn that he’s just a toy and Woody needs to make the bigger emotional journey. He needs to learn to share Andy and that he doesn’t have to be his favorite toy. They flip the stages of the hero’s journey between them or have beats that combine for both characters.