The Brave Little Toaster novel)
Chrome-dome, Carpet Breath, Sir Vac, The Gruff(/Vacuous) Vacuum (Cleaner), Hoover, (Ol') Baggy (Eyes), Va(c)cky
Pessimistic (formerly), cynical (formerly), reluctant (formerly), negative (formerly), grumpy, responsible, good-hearted, short-tempered, strong, grouchy, friendly (later), sarcastic, stubborn, serious, irritable, pugnacious, fearless, brave, protective, loyal, caring, heroic, lovable
A green upright vacuum cleaner with a gray head/nozzle
One of Toaster's gang members
(first film; succeeded)
To save the injured animals (second film; succeeded)
To get the
(third film; succeeded)
Rob's Lab (second film)
Rob and Chris's house (third film)
, his "master"
, the Crane,
Being alone (sometimes), music (sometimes)
Being annoyed, dust, cat litter
Powers and abilities
Vacuuming Can make his face disappear when spotted by humans, hinted to be the strongest of the group
Rides off with the Master with the others (first film)
Sets off for his new life with his friends and Ratso (second film) Sees Tinselina on the top of the Christmas tree (third film)
"Oh, boy. You're tellin' me."
"Why don't you just shut off?" "I just know I'm gonna regret this." "Ah, you're all a bunch of junk." "But I don't do kitty litter!"
Kirby is a green and gray upright vacuum cleaner who appears in the 1987 animated film and The Brave Little Toaster its sequels.
In the first film, Kirby reluctantly joins the appliances on a mission to find
Rob, who is referred to them as "the Master." While seemingly being cantankerous and bossy towards the others, he actually cares very much about them, and risks his life to save them more than once. Kirby cannot help but keep up appearances, considering that he is independent and often held back by the others.
Being grumpy and stubborn, Kirby doesn't hang around much with the other appliances until near the very end of the first movie. He utterly despises
Blanky and his overly-emotional personality. However, Kirby starts to soften up as the film progresses. In the movie's sequels, he is more laid-back and closer to his fellow appliances.
Kirby is named after Jim Kirby, the founder of the brand " Kirby", but in the novella, he is named after William Henry "Boss" Hoover, the founder of the brand " Hoover".
Kirby is the final voice role for Thurl Ravenscroft.
It is revealed in that if Kirby sucks up kitty litter, he will get nauseous and end up vomiting, which he does off-screen.
The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue
It is also revealed that he likes to dance, but gets embarrassed when others are watching him.
In Disch's original novella , Kirby stayed behind with The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars Lampy while the other appliances went on the mission. In the film, they join them on the quest.
There is a cameo of Kirby and his friends in the series in the episode "Christmas in Oz".
The Oz Kids On nearly every video and DVD cover for all three movies, Kirby's head is incorrectly colored pink. In the films, Kirby's head is gray.