I just saw the latest Toy Story. No details, but a general comment: This is the rare series that’s just as enjoyable even on the third installment as it was in the first two, and if anything, more moving. Beyond their wonderful cleverness (I’d love to sit in on the writer’s meetings to watch the brainstorming), that’s what makes these movies work: heart. They’re about the friends of your childhood and all that they represent: imagination, adventure, love.
So let’s reminisce. I don’t mean the ones that just seemed cool at the time, but the friends you looked at with real affection. Talk about what they meant to you: How they sparked your imagination, how they placed you in another world, how they let you project your thoughts, fantasies, and idealized qualities. In short, let’s hear your toy stories.