The Pizza Planet truck is a 1978 Gyoza Mark VII Lite Hauler pickup truck that is used to make deliveries for Pizza Planet in Toy Story. It has made cameos in every Pixar film to date except The Incredibles.
- The truck has a yellow coat of paint overall, although it is usually quite faded and peeling. The hatch on top is white, and the rear bumper is a dark gray.
- The interior seats are a light brownish color.
- Most Pizza Planet trucks use a manual, or stick-shift, transmission.
- Its license plate number in all three Toy Story films is RES1536.
- There is a bumper sticker on the rear bumper that reads: "How's my driving? Ha ha ha ha ha!" From a distance, this message appears to be: "How's my driving? Call this number to report me!"
- On the camper shell's glass is a small sticker which reads: "KRAT FM." This is a reference to a Pixar employee named Tia Kratter.
- Additionally, the camper shell's glass also has an even smaller circular sticker which has a "55" crossed out by a red "no" symbol.
- The back of the truck reads "YO," which, in combination with its overall appearance, strongly suggests that it is based on a Toyota Hilux pickup truck.
- The gas cap is on the truck's left side.
- The exhaust pipe is on the truck's right side.
- The radio antenna is on the right side, at the front.
- There is a red and white plastic "Pizza Planet" rocket on the top of the truck. This is what Woody uses to convince Buzz that he's found a spaceship.
- The camper shell has five windows: two rounded ovular ones toward the front, two rounded rectangular ones toward the back, and one opening window on the back (which Woody climbs through).
- Heavy rock music is playing on the radio the majority of the time.
- Judging from the interior (as well as the exterior), it is possible that it's a regular cab truck.
Inside the truck
The inside of this truck has first appeared in the first Toy Story film. Buzz Lightyear decides to go into the cockpit while Sheriff Woody decides to go into the cargo. In there are empty soda cans, a brown tool box, some cups and a food storage container. When the truck goes uphill, all these items begin to roll and slide. Woody screams as the brown tool box slides toward him.
- The Pizza Planet truck appears in every Pixar film except The Incredibles.
- WALL-E is the only film in which the truck's engine can be seen.
- The LEGO Group made a Lego version of the truck called the Lego Pizza Planet truck.
- In every Toy Story movie, the truck has been used by toys for transport. Toys who have used the truck are Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Rex, Slinky, Hamm, Mr. Potato Head, the Aliens, Lotso, Big Baby and Chuckles.
- Out of all the Toy Story characters, Buzz is the only character to use it twice.
- In both Toy Story and Toy Story 2, the Pizza Planet truck was driven in an extremely reckless manner, either by the driver himself (Toy Story) or by the toys (Toy Story 2).
- When Hamm is reading the truck's owner's manual in Toy Story 2, he remarks, "I seriously doubt he's getting this kind of mileage." It is unclear whether he is referring to the way he thinks that particular truck's owner drives, or the way that Buzz, Slinky, Mr. Potato Head, and Rex are currently navigating/driving the truck.
- He might also be commenting on the vehicle's printed MPG figures, insinuating that they are a rosy overestimation by the manufacturer and therefore suspect.
- The truck is in the Toy Story 3: The Video Game PSP version in the last level.
- Toy Story 3 is the only movie to date to make the headlights and the plastic rocket to light up.
- The Cars films, Up, and Monsters University are the only Pixar films where the truck is drawn in a stylized manner.
- The truck is an unlockable vehicle in Disney INFINITY via a Power Disc.
- As part of the 20th Anniversary of Toy Story, a real Pizza Planet truck could be seen at D23 Expo 2015. Modeled after a Toyota pickup, the inside of the truck appears as it did in the film: Buzz Lightyear sitting in the front seat buckled up, and Woody trapped in the toolbox that crushed him.
- ↑ leeunkrich answered
- ↑ INSIDE OUT Director Pete Docter Talks Easter Eggs, TOY STORY 4, and More
- ↑ 4 Pixar Easter Eggs Pete Doctor Told Us To Look For In Inside Out
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