I think that this was directed more towards the oarents than it was to the kids. the kids don't relate to the toys in the story, but they were the toys of our youth.
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Another good reference for a cartoony character. A different example of wireframe mesh around the face. Also being the latest pixar movie, should be the most up to date example of a wireframe on a character from Pixar.