You’ve Got a Friend in Me – with Buzz and Woody #ThinkWayFriends

You’ve Got a Friend in Me – with Buzz and Woody #ThinkWayFriends

When I was a kid the summer holidays were awesome. Six weeks of freedom; time to play, chill and see family and sometimes friends. It was usually family, as until I was in my teens I wouldn’t tend to do my own thing and see a friend. Usually I was really excited to get back to school to catch up with my mates, mess around and generally have a laugh (and learn of course!!).

My oldest school friends I am still in touch with, which is great. Three in particular who I spent a lot of time with at school have all got married and have kids, so we can catch up now, at a completely different stage in our lives. Although we have drifted apart a little through Uni and early adulthood, we always come back together and things are just the same.

We used to wind each other up at school though, fall out, compete to get the best grades and want to be the best. There were lots of laughs and tears but we were always there for each other. I revised lots with two of my mates in our exam years; we always tested each other and wanted to do well. We supported each other through broken hearts or lack of them (!) and I’m glad to have these memories and such a good childhood because of them.

I always think some of my past friendships are just like Woody and Buzz from Toy Story; especially the competitive nature, to be the most popular and the silly bickering!! Underneath it all though they have each other’s back and are true friends. Just like me and my school pals. Underneath it all, those silly things just don’t matter when you are friends. We all may have been a little mean now and then but we new deep down the importance of being kind and caring; the messages I teach my girls as they grow up.

I love the Toy Story films, as imagining your toys coming alive, as you leave the room is just such a magical and amazing thought! Even better Toy Story 4 is due for release in June 2019, so even more Buzz and Woody time to come!

My eldest is a fan too and when she saw these such lifelike Woody and Buzz figures from Smyths Toys, it was like truly playing the part of Andy for the day.

smyths toys buzz and woody

These two besties come together in a set, retailing at Β£59.99 and aimed at little ones ages 3 and up. Both have voice and sound effects and Buzz is 30cm tall and Woody 40cm! They are the most realistic versions of the two pals available!

smyths toys buzz smyths toys woody

My girls have LOVED these. My youngest is below the recommended age at almost two but fully supervised she has really enjoyed playing with Buzz and Woody. My girls are starting to become little friends too and when they ate not fighting over Woody(!), they have started to get really cute together. I hope they will have each other’s backs as well.

girls platying with smyths toys buzz and woodygirl playing with smyths toys buzz

Adorable!

I’m hoping Buzz and Woody, alongside what she learns from us and at school, will help my girls learn the true meaning of friendship and their school years will be as enjoyable as mine.

Here’s to a friendly start to the academic year of 2018-2019!!

Would You Like to Win a Β£50 Voucher for Smyths Toys?

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Disclosure – we were provided with the products and compensated for our time. All thoughts and opinions are our own.

 

 

 

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  1. Tracy Nixon
    August 31, 2018 / 8:43 am

    Wonderful thank you!

  2. bev
    August 31, 2018 / 10:24 am

    Fantastic giveaway – thank you both!

  3. Lindsey Stuart
    August 31, 2018 / 10:31 am

    Aww we just love Toy story here, Fantastic giveaway thank you πŸ™‚

  4. iain maciver
    August 31, 2018 / 10:55 am

    amazing giveaway

  5. Peter Watson
    August 31, 2018 / 11:19 am

    I love Smyths toys for the grandchildren.

  6. Michelle Smith
    August 31, 2018 / 11:19 am

    A fab giveaway

    • Dean Boyle
      September 13, 2018 / 6:58 pm

      Amazing giveaway thanks

  7. Alica
    August 31, 2018 / 1:00 pm

    What a fantastic giveaway! Thank you for the chance x

  8. Sally Collingwood
    August 31, 2018 / 1:38 pm

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  9. Susan Smith
    August 31, 2018 / 2:10 pm

    Fantastic, giveaway, thank you

  10. Fay
    August 31, 2018 / 3:40 pm

    I would love to treat my little nephew. Thank you.

  11. pete c
    August 31, 2018 / 3:46 pm

    many thanks for the giveaway. can get a lot for Β£50 at Smyths!

  12. Annabel Greaves
    August 31, 2018 / 3:53 pm

    I would love this prize in time for my daughter’s birthday

  13. Solange
    August 31, 2018 / 4:02 pm

    I love Smyths toys for the kids.

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    August 31, 2018 / 4:38 pm

    Great giveaway

  15. Stephanie Coals
    August 31, 2018 / 4:53 pm

    Brilliant prize – thanks very much for the chance

  16. Katie
    August 31, 2018 / 6:15 pm

    Oh this would come in very handy – I’m always in Smyth’s with all my nieces and nephews!

  17. Anthony Harrington
    August 31, 2018 / 7:40 pm

    excellent giveaway, very handy indeed!

  18. cheryl hadfield
    August 31, 2018 / 8:43 pm

    Fantastic giveaway, my kids would be over the moon if I won this for them

  19. Alice Colling
    August 31, 2018 / 9:37 pm

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  20. john prendergast
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  21. Zoey P
    September 1, 2018 / 6:07 am

    Great giveaway, love to start Christmas shopping

  22. Ree
    September 1, 2018 / 6:32 am

    It’s that time of year, expecting the Smyth’s catalogue to arrive soon. My son loves going through and circling the many things he would like.

  23. Ree
    September 1, 2018 / 6:35 am

    It’s that time of year, the Smyth’s catalogue will be arriving soon. My son loves going through it and circling the many things he would like.

  24. Ruth Harwood
    September 1, 2018 / 7:13 am

    This would be great for a few little pressies for my daughter’s birthday! xx

  25. Debbie Finnerty
    September 1, 2018 / 10:12 am

    My son is 10 and he is still a massive toy story fan I don’t think that film will ever get old! He still has his Woody, Buzz and Rex lol he won’t let me get rid of them!

  26. Corinne Wright
    September 1, 2018 / 1:34 pm

    Brilliant

  27. Susan B
    September 1, 2018 / 3:15 pm

    Aaaaw! I love Buzz Lightyear. I would find it difficult to give this to the children if I won (but I would, of course!!!).

  28. Sinead ORourke
    September 1, 2018 / 4:04 pm

    My family would love this.

  29. Sean Eccles
    September 1, 2018 / 4:23 pm

    Great giveaway thank you

  30. jules Eley
    September 1, 2018 / 4:27 pm

    This would be perfect.. I could start Christmas shopping..

  31. lesley renshaw
    September 1, 2018 / 7:20 pm

    Fantastic giveaway – thanks for the chance and good luck everyone x

  32. Ruth Wollerton
    September 1, 2018 / 8:43 pm

    This would be great to spoil my boys.

  33. Isabell Whitenstall
    September 1, 2018 / 9:39 pm

    Great giveaway, thanks for the chance to win

  34. Maria hackett
    September 1, 2018 / 10:03 pm

    My twine will be 3 this November and this would be fantastic to treat them x

    • Maria hackett
      September 1, 2018 / 10:04 pm

      meant to say Twinnies xx

  35. claire woods
    September 2, 2018 / 11:21 am

    My son has these toys and he’s 13!

  36. Deanie Gillies
    September 2, 2018 / 5:43 pm

    Brilliant prize & very generous too xx

  37. Deanie Gillies
    September 2, 2018 / 5:43 pm

    Brilliant prize & very generous too xx

  38. Sarah Addey
    September 2, 2018 / 10:31 pm

    Great prize

  39. James McLaughlin
    September 3, 2018 / 9:08 am

    This will be ideal with Christmas on its way.

  40. Charlene Merrall
    September 3, 2018 / 11:54 am

    I love how buzz and woody are still popular!

  41. bex allum
    September 3, 2018 / 2:28 pm

    We love Toy story. Fingers crossed.

  42. Kelly Hirst
    September 3, 2018 / 3:49 pm

    Brilliant giveaway – I love Toy story too

  43. Lorna Ledger
    September 3, 2018 / 4:56 pm

    So cool, my Niece and Nephew would love this, thanks for the chance

  44. Jo Richards
    September 3, 2018 / 6:21 pm

    This would be amazing to help with my Christmas shopping for this year πŸ™‚

  45. Jo Carroll
    September 3, 2018 / 7:56 pm

    Thanks…you’ve always got a friend in me.

  46. nicola dean
    September 3, 2018 / 7:58 pm

    great giveaway

  47. Georgia Norton
    September 3, 2018 / 9:03 pm

    I’d love to win this so I can spoil my little nephew!

  48. Justine Meyer
    September 3, 2018 / 9:22 pm

    Great giveaway this would be great to start the Xmas shopping with x

  49. Jen A
    September 3, 2018 / 9:22 pm

    Thank you so much, fingers crossed!

  50. Sean Eccles
    September 3, 2018 / 9:53 pm

    Fingers crossed

  51. Lorraine Tinsley
    September 3, 2018 / 10:00 pm

    If I won I would probably end up buying LOL dolls for my daughters

  52. Christina Curtis
    September 3, 2018 / 11:08 pm

    Fantastic, Perfect to start Christmas Shopping

  53. michelle o'neill
    September 4, 2018 / 8:15 am

    ideal for christmas!

  54. Wise Ways
    September 4, 2018 / 8:16 am

    I love woody!

  55. Helen B
    September 4, 2018 / 10:24 am

    In time for Christmas, great πŸ™‚

  56. olivia kirby
    September 4, 2018 / 12:21 pm

    What a fab prize. We absolutely love Woody, he’s a family favourite!

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    September 4, 2018 / 12:43 pm

    Lovely, we love toy story here

  58. Sophie Foulds
    September 4, 2018 / 2:43 pm

    Fingers crossed! Fab prize. X

  59. leanne weir
    September 4, 2018 / 2:53 pm

    Great prize

  60. Laura Jeffs
    September 4, 2018 / 4:03 pm

    Thank you so much for the chance to win this fabulous prize!!

  61. Amy Denney
    September 4, 2018 / 4:11 pm

    Thank you so much for this wonderful chance. Count me in please x

  62. Alana Walker
    September 4, 2018 / 5:00 pm

    Thank you, I would love to buy some activity toys for my 10 month old daughter.x

  63. S.Otoole
    September 4, 2018 / 5:22 pm

    Here’s hoping, good for the grandchildren at xmas

  64. Katie J Blackmore
    September 4, 2018 / 7:48 pm

    Wouldn’t a big.help towards Christmas thanks

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    September 4, 2018 / 9:25 pm

    Count Me IN!

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    September 5, 2018 / 2:36 pm

    Fab giveaway x

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    September 5, 2018 / 3:09 pm

    What a brill prize!

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    September 5, 2018 / 8:37 pm

    Lovely giveaway thank you

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    September 5, 2018 / 9:47 pm

    lovely πŸ™‚

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    September 5, 2018 / 9:48 pm

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  71. Edward Guerreiro
    September 6, 2018 / 11:46 am

    Very useful prize. I already know that if I were to win, the entire voucher would go towards Paw Patrol toys, begrudgingly.

  72. Judith Allen
    September 6, 2018 / 2:20 pm

    I remember taking my daughter to see Toy Story, we loved it so much. She’s 27 now. So the voucher wouldn’t be spent on her!

  73. Ash R x
    September 6, 2018 / 3:29 pm

    Great giveaway, thank you x

  74. Christine Caple
    September 6, 2018 / 9:17 pm

    I would love this to buy something for my granddaughter

  75. DANIELLE VEDMORE
    September 6, 2018 / 10:06 pm

    Thanks for the chance – so handy with the C word coming up!

  76. sarah m
    September 6, 2018 / 11:22 pm

    Great prize. My kids love Toy Story! Woody is my personal fav πŸ™‚

  77. Emma Gibson
    September 7, 2018 / 7:59 am

    Fab giveaway.

  78. Sam Parkes
    September 7, 2018 / 9:36 pm

    Be great to put towards Christmas

  79. Debbie smith
    September 8, 2018 / 9:16 am

    fantastic giveaway thankyou xx

  80. stacy sorrell
    September 8, 2018 / 11:57 am

    This would be a great help towards Xmas, my 6 year old is already asking for things

  81. kimberley ryan
    September 8, 2018 / 4:23 pm

    Great post, we are huge Toy Story fans

  82. purpleshoes
    September 8, 2018 / 4:42 pm

    this would be great!

  83. Kellie Collister
    September 8, 2018 / 6:34 pm

    We love Toy Story too

  84. September 8, 2018 / 7:09 pm

    Love Smyth’s. Better located (in the town centre), which is probably why Toys R Us are no more πŸ™

  85. Christine Hall
    September 8, 2018 / 8:11 pm

    Love to buy something special for my grandson

  86. Carole Nott
    September 8, 2018 / 10:01 pm

    Great giveaway – thank you

  87. janine atkin
    September 9, 2018 / 10:04 am

    id love to win for my nephew

  88. Maggie Ali
    September 9, 2018 / 1:19 pm

    This is an amazing giveaway! My children would be over the moon.

  89. James Travis
    September 9, 2018 / 8:12 pm

    Great giveaway

  90. betsy ferguson
    September 10, 2018 / 9:28 am

    i was in at the beginning with these two – remember laughing so much at the cimema, when i took my daughter – and they haven’t gotten ‘old’ – still making our grandkids laugh today. They would love this giveaway prize xx

  91. claire griffiths
    September 10, 2018 / 11:42 am

    a great giveaway would love to win to put it towards my sons birthday or xmas

  92. katrina walsh
    September 10, 2018 / 1:04 pm

    Loads to choose from here – our fave toy shop

  93. Lorraine Kirk
    September 10, 2018 / 4:46 pm

    Great giveaway, I am already thinking about December!

  94. Rebecca Mercer
    September 10, 2018 / 7:26 pm

    Great giveaway would love to win

  95. Michelle Corbett
    September 11, 2018 / 11:13 am

    Brilliant thank you x

  96. Paula Phillips
    September 11, 2018 / 2:35 pm

    Thank you, I’d buy some Peppa Pig toys for Christmas if I won this.

  97. Kay Broomfield
    September 11, 2018 / 4:35 pm

    I’m expecting baby no. 3 just before Christmas so this would definitely help me get some festive shopping done nice and early!

  98. Gary Topley
    September 11, 2018 / 6:26 pm

    Great prize, thankyou for the competition x

  99. jo liddement
    September 11, 2018 / 8:08 pm

    The Toy Story toys are so much fun and i think even adults enjoy playing with them!

  100. sheri Darby
    September 11, 2018 / 8:11 pm

    Everything Toy Story is wonderful

  101. Chantel L
    September 11, 2018 / 8:13 pm

    The photos are adorable and the Toy Story figures look fun!

  102. Kate Williams
    September 11, 2018 / 8:29 pm

    We love Smyths

  103. Jo McPherson
    September 11, 2018 / 9:01 pm

    Great characters

  104. Sarah Mcknight
    September 11, 2018 / 9:21 pm

    I love toy story, one of my favourite films πŸ™‚

  105. Diana
    September 11, 2018 / 9:50 pm

    This would be so useful in time for Christmas πŸ™‚

  106. Sarah Parker
    September 12, 2018 / 6:20 am

    great competition

  107. Claire W
    September 12, 2018 / 11:19 am

    How fantastic thank you for the chance!

  108. Ashley Phillips
    September 12, 2018 / 12:47 pm

    Lovely, would treat my eldest to some new Schleich figures.

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    September 12, 2018 / 1:46 pm

    Fantastic giveaway! This would be brill with xmas around the corner πŸ™‚

  110. Kevin Johnson
    September 12, 2018 / 4:12 pm

    Awesome competition, especially as Christmas seems to be approaching extremely quickly. Thanks for the chance.

  111. amy bondoc
    September 12, 2018 / 7:08 pm

    Fantastic giveaway, thankyou, would be lovely treat for the nieces and nephews x

  112. Andrea Upton
    September 12, 2018 / 7:25 pm

    Brilliant giveaway, thanks

  113. Laura Pritchard
    September 12, 2018 / 8:05 pm

    Very handy for Christmas!

  114. Hazel Rush
    September 12, 2018 / 8:24 pm

    It would be awesome to win this with my sons 3rd birthday coming up next month!!

  115. Ema J Lowe
    September 12, 2018 / 9:01 pm

    would be just in time for my sons birthday.

  116. Ellen Stafford
    September 12, 2018 / 9:21 pm

    Fab thanks for the chance x

  117. Gill Mitchell
    September 12, 2018 / 9:22 pm

    Toy Story has always been a huge favourite in our house! What a fab giveaway.

  118. Becky Duffy
    September 12, 2018 / 10:06 pm

    This would be lovely, we love Toy Story and can’t wait for the new film πŸ™‚

  119. Jemma Webster
    September 12, 2018 / 10:43 pm

    My little boy is the biggest Toy Story fan, he is going to be so excited next June when Toy Story 4 comes out!!!

  120. Jane Middleton
    September 12, 2018 / 11:08 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  121. paul jackson
    September 12, 2018 / 11:15 pm

    great prize

  122. paula cheadle
    September 12, 2018 / 11:57 pm

    my nephew would love this, he is Toy Story mad

  123. Rachel Craig
    September 13, 2018 / 12:10 am

    Great prize. Smyth has a great selection.

  124. September 13, 2018 / 6:58 am

    My boys love Toy Story and the voucher would be perfect to add to the Christmas shopping fund! x

  125. Tracey Belcher
    September 13, 2018 / 7:24 am

    How lovely – would love to treat my grandson

  126. Cathryn Crawshaw
    September 13, 2018 / 7:39 am

    would be perfect for a treat for starting school for my daughter Ava

  127. Simone Griffin
    September 13, 2018 / 7:50 am

    This would be an amazing start to my Christmas shopping!

  128. janine wainwright
    September 13, 2018 / 8:56 am

    wow fab #giveaway

  129. Lynn Neal
    September 13, 2018 / 9:51 am

    I could treat my grandchildren with this!

  130. Carla Carthy
    September 13, 2018 / 10:00 am

    This would be amazing i would get my daughters Birthday Pressies (Dec) she loves the generations dolls thank you very much for the chance πŸ™‚ :0

  131. Louise A
    September 13, 2018 / 10:53 am

    would help make a dent in the Christmas presents expense…thank you

  132. Jeanette Leighton
    September 13, 2018 / 11:35 am

    Would love to win this for Christmas get my 2 little ones something nice

  133. Rachel B
    September 13, 2018 / 11:40 am

    Would be lovely to win for a start to the Christmas shopping

  134. Alison Johnson
    September 13, 2018 / 1:59 pm

    Great to get the Grandkids some toys for Christmas. My younger son still has his Buzz Lightyear & Woody even though he’s at college now!

  135. Laura Avery
    September 13, 2018 / 4:24 pm

    Aww buzz and woody still timeless! Great comp and blog thanks x

  136. Adrian Bold
    September 13, 2018 / 4:24 pm

    Thanks for the great prize and competition. Good luck everyone!

  137. Kim Neville
    September 13, 2018 / 4:27 pm

    We like Toy Story. Thanks for a lovely giveaway πŸ™‚

  138. September 13, 2018 / 5:57 pm

    Toy Story is a huge favourite in our house too, the toys look fantastic, I think my youngest would love them!

  139. Diane Carey
    September 13, 2018 / 6:09 pm

    This would come in very handy to buy my granddaughter something for Christmas. Thanks for the chance

  140. Sophie Roberts
    September 13, 2018 / 6:19 pm

    My niece would love this so much!

  141. Amy Butler
    September 13, 2018 / 6:59 pm

    This would be fantastic to spend on my daughter for Christmas

  142. Laura Findlay
    September 13, 2018 / 7:39 pm

    Aw i love the Toy Story Toys. Your little ones look like they are enjoying them x

  143. Hayley Todd
    September 13, 2018 / 7:42 pm

    My daughter would absolutely love this Toy Story toy!

  144. Carly Belsey
    September 13, 2018 / 7:47 pm

    This would be wonderful to help a little bit towards Christmas

  145. Amanda Jane Noble
    September 13, 2018 / 8:37 pm

    Superb giveaway…who doesn’t love Toy Story? Thanks for hosting x

  146. Hayley F
    September 13, 2018 / 8:44 pm

    This would be fab to my Christmas presents for my nephews. Thankyou x x

  147. Hayley f
    September 13, 2018 / 8:46 pm

    This would be lovely to use to buy Christmas presents for my nephews. Thankyou x x

  148. Dean T
    September 13, 2018 / 9:09 pm

    About time woody and co had another outing!

  149. Amy Jo McLellan
    September 13, 2018 / 9:10 pm

    This is making me think of Christmas shopping already!

  150. Tracy B
    September 13, 2018 / 9:34 pm

    Aw we love Toy Story here and I love the friendship theme too, really heartwarming.

  151. Deborah MacKenzie
    September 13, 2018 / 9:51 pm

    Can’t wait to take Woody out again

  152. Kirsteen Mackay
    September 13, 2018 / 9:57 pm

    Oooh I love Toy Story, I can’t wait til my youngest gets into it and we can bring out Buzz and Woody again. Fab competition!

  153. Sue Carter
    September 13, 2018 / 10:06 pm

    Great giveaway, thank you

  154. Kate Davies
    September 13, 2018 / 10:13 pm

    Perfect for Christmas, thanks for the chance.

  155. Fiona jk42
    September 13, 2018 / 10:55 pm

    I love Toy Story. Hard to believe the film is 20 years old!

  156. karen t
    September 13, 2018 / 11:01 pm

    So many lovely toys to buy in Smyths, I love the doll aisle!

  157. Tee Simpson
    September 13, 2018 / 11:23 pm

    This would be such a big help for Christmas.

  158. Georgie Wright
    September 13, 2018 / 11:56 pm

    Perfect for early Christmas present shopping!

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