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n. (plural of toy English) vb. (en-third-person singular of: toy)

Toys (film)

Toys is a 1992 fantasy comedy film directed by Barry Levinson and starring Robin Williams, Michael Gambon, Joan Cusack, Robin Wright, LL Cool J, and Jamie Foxx in his feature film debut.

The film failed at the box office at the time of its release, despite its impressive cast and lavish filmmaking. Levinson was criticized for a lack of plot focus. The magnitude of perceived directorial failure was such that Levinson was consequently nominated for (but did not win) a Razzie Award for Worst Director, for which he lost to David Seltzer for Shining Through. The film did, however, receive Oscar nominations for Art Direction, (which it lost to Howards End) and Costume Design (which was lost to Bram Stoker's Dracula). It was also entered into the 43rd Berlin International Film Festival.

Italian designer Ferdinando Scarfiotti spent over one year designing the film's sumptuous sets, which took over every sound stage at Fox Studios in Los Angeles. René Magritte's art, particularly The Son of Man, is obvious in its influence on the set design, and in part the costume design, of the film. The poster for the film distributed to movie theaters features Robin Williams in a red bowler hat against a blue, cloud-lined background. Golconda is also featured during a sequence where Robin Williams and Joan Cusack's characters perform in a music video sequence rife with surreal imagery, much of it Magritte-inspired. Other influences on the design of the film are Italian Futurism, most notably the work of Fortunato Depero, and a cross section of Dadaists and Modernist artists.

The film has often been noted for many of its outdoor scenes, which feature the eerily beautiful Palouse region. All of the outdoor scenes, including the trailer, were filmed on location in southwestern Washington, and north-central Idaho.

Toys (video game)

Toys is an action video game for the Super NES and Sega Genesis released in 1993.

The game is based on the 1992 film Toys starring Robin Williams. Chaos has been spread at a toy factory that must be stopped by the player.

Toys (album)

Toys is an album by the funk band Funkadelic. The album was released by Westbound Records in 2008 and consists of previously unreleased sessions recorded during the band's tenure for Westbound. The album was originally scheduled to be released in 2002, but was delayed numerous times, presumably due to legal issues. The CD also features a video clip of the song " Cosmic Slop", which can only be viewed on a PC.

Toys (song)
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Toys (Uri Caine album)

Toys is the second album by pianist Uri Caine featuring four compositions by Herbie Hancock which was first released on the JMT label in 1995.

Usage examples of "toys".

As they pressed deeper into the Welcome Station, the rebels found themselves stepping over more toys left scattered on the floor as though their owners had been interrupted in their play, or had had to leave in a hurry.

There were no human staff in Summerland, only the toys, so as not to disturb the illusion of the security and innocence of childhood.

The toys had orders to prevent bad behavior, and if necessary remove any persistent troublemakers, so that the illusion might not be unduly shattered, but they were rarely called upon to act.

The toys clustered around them, fascinated by new visitors who were neither human nor automaton, but perhaps somehow more than either.

The Furies seized a dozen toys at random, took them inside their inhuman ship, and upgraded their intelligence, turning them from simple preprogrammed servants into fully fledged independent AIs.

The newly conscious toys went back into Summerland, and the change spread like a virus, leaping from toy to toy till every automaton on the planet was awake and aware and truly alive for the first time.

Other toys found first resentment and then hatred in their roles as servants or slaves to Humanity, and rose up against their masters, determined to be free, no matter what the cost.

Some toys gloried in murder, while others fought with cold implacable logic.

People tried to hide, but the toys always found them, and dragged them out into the open so that their deaths could be enjoyed by all.

Created to love and care for their charges, some toys were sickened by the slaughter and fought their fellow toys to stop it.

The toys warred with each other then, good toy against bad, an endless struggle fueled by rage and hatred and unadmitted guilt.

On the one side, those determined to wipe out all Humanity, before they could make the toys into slaves again, and punish them for their rebellion.

These toys hated humankind, for being inferior, for making them only property.

These toys still remembered men and women as the tired and hurt patients they soothed and loved and cared for.

These days, the smaller toys sometimes beg rides on the larger ones, but mostly we just walk.