All the 'Toy Story' Easter Eggs in 'Lightyear' and Where to Find Them

Lightyear tells the story of Space Ranger Buzz Lightyear, the movie character who inspired the toy featured in Toy Story.

The newest Pixar film follows its eponymous character as he goes on a mission to find a way to bring him and his crew back to Earth after they were marooned on a planet 4.2 million light years away.

The animation studio often hides Easter Eggs in its films, from the Luxo ball to the famous Pizza Planet truck that first appeared in Toy Story.

But, in Lightyear, Pixar chose not to include those hidden nods and instead focused on references to its 1995 classic.

All the 'Toy Story' Easter Eggs in 'Lightyear' and Where to Find Them

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Buzz in "Lightyear." The movie tells the story that the inspired the toy from "Toy Story." Disney/Pixar

1. Mission Log

In the original Toy Story, Buzz would often record a mission log on the wrist communicator of his space suit, the sticker that would often come unstuck in the animated movie.

In Lightyear, Buzz (Chris Evans) does the same thing as he records his thoughts for posterity at any given moment, and this even results in the astronaut saying the "terrain seems a bit unstable" on the planet they're marooned on.

Fans of the original film might feel a sense of déjà vu with this quote, and that's because it's been lifted directly from Toy Story.

2. Crystallic Fusion

Buzz sets out in search of finding the perfect crystallic fusion formula to successfully achieve lightspeed and thus finally be able to fix the fusion core of their main spaceship, which broke when they were marooned.

In Toy Story, when Buzz and Woody first have a conversation the space ranger believes himself to be on an alien planet and he asks Woody several questions including whether they use crystallic fusion or are still reliant on fossil fuels.

In Lightyear, Buzz tries out a number of different formulas of crystallic fusion while doing hyperspace tests, and he only lands on the right one when robot companion Sox figures out the correct formula.

While it's only referenced in a small way in Toy Story, it makes for a fun Easter Egg in its spin-off.

3. The Space Rangers Suit

One of the most obvious nods to Toy Story is Buzz's spacesuit, which he wears at the beginning of the movie and in its final act.

The white, green and purple Space Rangers uniform is iconic in its own right thanks to the iteration of the character in Toy Story.

Lightyear's version of the suit has all the same small details as the toy version in the 1995 animated film, including his jet pack and wings that allow him to fly.

4. To Infinity...

Lightyear pays homage to Toy Story by including a multitude of famous quotes from the original film, including Buzz's iconic catchphrase "To infinity, and beyond."

In the new film Buzz says the first half of the catchphrase, while with fellow Space Ranger Alisha Hawthorne (Uzo Aduba), who says the second half back to him before they share a secret handshake.

When Buzz later meets Alisha's granddaughter Izzy (Keke Palmer) he tries to say the catchphrase with her too.

5. Capture Cones

One fun yet subtle Toy Story Easter Egg in Lightyear takes place when Buzz, Izzy, Mo Morrison (Taika Waititi) and Darby Steel (Dale Soules) head to an old mining station to get a part they need for their ship.

While there, the characters get trapped into orange capture cones and they have to work together in order to find a way out of them.

The scene brings to mind the moment in Toy Story when Buzz and his fellow toys use orange traffic cones to cross a busy street.

6. Emperor Zurg

Of all the antagonists that appear in the Toy Story franchise, Zurg is probably the most famous, because he is Buzz's arch-nemesis.

The villain first appeared in Toy Story 2 and the character's origins and reason for being Buzz's enemy are finally revealed in Lightyear.

Also, the alien technology that Zurg uses to fight Buzz bears a resemblance to the toy version of the character that featured in the franchise.

Lightyear is out in theaters now.

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Buzz and Emperor Zurg in "Lightyear." The characters are enemies and first went against each other in "Toy Story 2." Disney/Pixar