The story takes place after a Christmas holiday with the regular toys finding themselves trapped in unusual territory with a group of new and delusional action figures. Together they must find their way back to their child's bedroom and to safety.Written by
Reptillus Maximus, the commander of the Battlesaurs, is voiced by Kevin McKidd, who had a leading role of a semi-fictional Roman soldier in a semi-historical TV series Rome (2005). The character of Maximus is a slight parody of Lucius Vorenus, McKidd's character from "Rome". See more »
The Cleric gives a thumb down signal known as "Pollice verso". Whether this is actually the correct signal to seal the fate of a gladiator after combat is the subject of much debate. See more »
During the credits, that night in Mason's room, Reptillus happily bears Mason's name on his hand and looks forward to seeing Trixie at Mason and Bonnie's next playdate, already scheduled for the following week. See more »
It's just after Christmas. Bonnie has a play date with Mason. She brings along Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Trixie the triceratops, Rex, and Angel Kitty. Mason got a new video game and he has't play with his other new toy, the Battlesaurs. Bonnie's toys meet Reptillus Maximus who is taken with Trixie. The Cleric has set up a gladiatorial world where the other toys are smashed by the Battlesaurs. Trixie explains the joys of play to Reptillus Maximus.
The central message is to play more with imagination and toys, less with the video games. Trixie is the lead in this half hour special. She's alright to lead a special and the message is passable. There are a couple of fun scenes especially when Woody and Buzz are in it. Angel Kitty speaks with a child's voice which caught me off guard. She could be funnier. The show looks good, has some good moments but isn't anything particularly special. It's a reasonable showcase for Trixie.
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