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Who do you think Woody belonged to before Andy in Toy Story? 

64%
567 deviants said Andy's Dad
23%
203 deviants said Other!
14%
122 deviants said Andy's Mom

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:iconkayanne21:
kayanne21 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well in the 2nd movie, His mum said Woody was an old family two...So he was probably passed down. 
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unicorn-skydancer08 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
Andy's mom or dad, I guess.
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Hannajohal Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
I think it was Andy's grand dads passed to his dad's big brother then to his dad then passed to him so woody was never abandoned because he was passed through generations without gaps.
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littlemissfg Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
This may sound sad, but I've always thought like woody was bought in a shop and given to Andy as a Christmas present from his dad. Because Woody never mentioned his dad, and that he looked brand new when Andy got him. But that is my opinion.
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jihef03 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
A harsh question . I mean, like all you guys said , he 's supposed to be "an old family toy ", probably belonged at Andy's father .
It's pretty moving, but I really wonder if it can be true . I mean, think on this way : through all the trilogy, Woody experiences things he was not used to : being replaced by another toy in Toy Story 1, realizing that children grow up and eventually leave their toys behind in Toy Story 2, and of course in Toy Story 3, the moment of Andy growing up is finally arrived . All those things, Woody seems to experience for the first time, while IF he had been Andy's father toy, he WOULD know all those things and would not really worry about, or at least he could tell the others toys what he's been through . (Okay, someone already said this , in simpler words, but heywhatever, I'm still posting it !)
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wizardelfgirl Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
I might have a plausible theory. We know that, save for a few exceptions, toys stay in a sort of stasis mode until taken out of the box. So what if Woody was bought, yet never opened for some reason, and was kept in a garage for years until there was a yard sale and in came mom with a toddler Andy, who fell in love with the toy and mom bought it for him.

Because I know some will point out that Stinky Pete was awake inside of his box, I think that, after a time, and when in constant movement, a few toys might wake up and be conscious of things around them, but it is a rare occurrence, and besides, if Woody was kept undisturbed in a dark and isolated place for years, there would be no reason for him to wake up.
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GeneralOctavious Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm not exactly sure, but on a semi-related note, I've always liked to think that Andy's mom was Jesse's previous owner.
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rosablanca5 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
I always thought Andy was his first owner!
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NinjaRosa Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah! I voted other without thinking! I'm starting to think it was from his dad...unless he did get it new...IDK! Must rewatch the movies...lol
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fahmad27 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Andy's mom said that Woody is "an old family toy". John Lasseter said that he and the crew always felt that Woody was a hand-me-down toy from Andy's father. Andy's mom refused to sell it b/c she knew that Woody was Andy's favorite. Woody was one of the last things that Andy's father gave to Andy before he died.
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NinjaRosa Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:O gasp, I really never caught that! I never did realize the dad wasn't there O_O she really said old family toy? Was that in the 1st movie?
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fahmad27 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student General Artist
She said it in the second film. In the scene where Al tried to buy Woody from her yard sale. Andy's Mom wondered how Woody got in there. When she took it away from Al that is when she said it is an old family toy.

I watched one of the interviews of John Lasseter where he really did say that he and the crew always felt that Woody is a hand me down toy from Andy's father.
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NinjaRosa Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoa! O_O totally didnt catch it Lol xD Thats interesting.
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ZDForrest Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Writer
She said in the second one it was an old family toy. Perhaps it was his day's and they keep it around in memory of him (assuming he passed a way).
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:iconmagicishaan:
Magicishaan Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist
I always wondered who Andy's dad was...
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:iconmarissasunshine:
MarissaSunshine Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Since he was a collector's item from the 50's, it's most likely Woody used to belong to one of Andy's parents, who was likely a big fan of his TV show. Could be either Andy's mom or dad.
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soogdier9898 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
I thought that Andy's mom bought Woody for him..
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:iconzimeta:
Zimeta Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She said in the second movie that Woody is "an old family toy", which means he must've been passed down.
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bubble0flame Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
yea because andy has had him for years so thats how he's a family toy, andy is woody's first owner...
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soogdier9898 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
ah... i don't remember LOL
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InuyashaRules6596 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
im not real sure i feel like he got him from a family member though
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Hitokiri-Ayame Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I thought I remember a flashback scene when Andy first got Woody. I voted other above, but now thinking about that scene-- I think Woody was a present from his Dad, which is why Andy loves Woody so much. Maybe it was the last thing Andy got from his dad before he disappeared from their lives. (I always thought Andy's mom was a widow)
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LesGloryDays30 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Same here! This question just brings up so many feels that were stored in a dark, dark room somewhere in my heart, kind of like... JESSIE AND BULLSEYE WHAT YOU WERE IN DERE FOR YEARS AND WHEN SOMEBODY LOVED ME AND THEN TOY STORY 3 HAPPENED AND ANDY AND BONNIE AND AAAAAAAAAAH :iconcryforeverplz:
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:icondeus-suetonius:
Deus-Suetonius Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
no. he was bought. that's the whole point. "old family toy" is because andy has had him for a very long time. you people, I swear.
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clarajoy265 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
exactly right. if he had a previous owner, he'd have already gone through the whole "growing up" process before... he doesn't believe Stinky Pete when he tells him that Andy will grow up and get rid of him some day.
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Deus-Suetonius Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
EXACTLY. thank you :)
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:iconwizardelfgirl:
wizardelfgirl Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
I can see your point, but on the other hand, Woody is an old toy, a vintage toy, so where was he all those years before being bought for Andy? He doesn't act like a toy kept in storage for like 50 years. And who took him out of his box?
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Zandryah Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
I always assumed they just meant the general 'Woody and the gang' brand, like not so much retro himself, just from a line of old made toys, like the rubix cube for example. Then perhaps early 90's/late 80's he himself was released, and that gives him a few years perhaps until Andy buys/finds him. He acts like Andy is the first kid/person that's ever owned him. My theory anyways :)
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:iconwizardelfgirl:
wizardelfgirl Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
It could be, but the point of Toy Story 2 is precisely that Woody is so valuable because he's vintage, because production of the whole Woody's Roundup merchandize was stopped after the show was cancelled so it's hard to find them (a collection of toys wouldn't be valuable if the toys were still being produced and/or were in abundance and easy to find).

There are so many theories, really, it's hard to say which is more accurate :p
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Emmers29 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
We know he got Woody from a family member because in Toy Story 2 when Al tries to buy him Andy's mom tells him that Woody is an old family toy and is not for sale. With that in mind I would say Andy got Woody from one of his Grandfathers :)
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qweenofblackrose Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think it was for andy's dad because in toy story 3 woody told them that "we have to return to Andy and maybe we'll be for his children someday" I know that this is not the exact same sentence but I think that woody know because it was -maybe- for Andy's dad and then he gave it to Andy and then he'll give it to his children :)
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:iconannymorrison:
AnnyMorrison Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
how cool would it be if Andy's dad turned out to be an astronaut and thats the reason why he's not home. CAUSE HE'S IN SPAAAAAAAAAAAAACE!!!
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starrypawz Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought there was a scene in the films that showed Woody was a new toy. But I'm not sure.
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:iconfinchwing:
Finchwing Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
From a shop? xD
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:iconakili-amethyst:
Akili-Amethyst Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Actually, gender roles were a much bigger thing at the time when cowboys were at the height of their popularity. Girls were more likely to emulate their mothers and want "girly things" than now. It was like an unwritten rule; Cowboys and Indians are for boys, and tea sets and china dolls are for girls. And actually at that time, parents would have been enforcing that rule if they saw "gendered" toys being handled by the wrong gender child. Not in a forceful way but just by saying "What are you doing? That's a boy's toy! Play with your dolly and leave your brother's things alone."

But that being said, Toy Story I feel is kind of an alternate reality in itself. The first film comments on the popularity transitioning from cowboys to space men, which happened in the 50's-60's, and it tells that story with 80's-90's elements too. I feel like the timeline in the world of Toy Story is similar, but not the same, as our timeline.

Then if you add the sequels, it gets a bit more wobbly. It doesn't make sense to me that Woody is so well-preserved. He's supposed to be an antique according to Toy Story 2, but if he's as old as they're letting on, his fabric would have less integrity than it does in the film, and his paint would be much more worn and faded. Especially if he was played with enough to be "an old family toy."
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kvanhee Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow... you've thought this through... a lot...
lol it's okay, I'm a fellow disney fan, these things don't go unnoticed by me either but hey in the end I'm forced to shrug my shoulders and go with it, since I have to relinquish to a reality where toys don't come to life when you leave the room (but I admit, I used to run back and check, just in case)

As to who Woody belongs to... I couldn't really say. I don't think we're supposed to know. Meaning that, I don't think it's meant to be important to the story. All that matters is that he's Andy's toy.
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:iconakili-amethyst:
Akili-Amethyst Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, yes agreed. :D I just wanted to voice my thoughts, which I've had for a while, actually. ^^;
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:iconkvanhee:
kvanhee Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha don't worry there are a number of Disney movies that would strike such a speech from myself :giggle: lol... that's why I love groups like this... NERDS OF THE WORLD UNITE!!! :w00t!:
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Akili-Amethyst Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh yeah. :iconfistbumpplz:
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pimpaladettesdude Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
i say it went from andy's mom then from andy's mom to ANDY HIMSELF then from andy himself STRAIGHT TO BONNIE with the whole collection of toys
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katyanoctis Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
I actually think it belonged to his mom. She says it's "an old family toy" in Toy Story 2, and since we never see Andy's dad, I assume it passed down her family - perhaps from Andy's grandfather, or maybe his mom has an older brother or two who passed it down the line of siblings.

Plus, who says girls can't like cowboys, too? ;)
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Xeno-Guardian Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I do not think that toy came from his dad, but maybe either his grandfather or he got it from a store.
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DontSpeakSilent Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student General Artist
I could see Woody belonging to Andy's dad, and since they never mentioned him, Woody could be the only thing Andy has of his father? I don't know.
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Rina-Hatakeda Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Photographer
I always have this picture of them at one of these garage sales and Andy just sees Woody there and keeps bugging and bugging until he finally is allowed to buy him or gets him as sort of surprise present like a few days later or something... I don't know I have a thing for garage sales and such I romantize them too much (but you can find such good stuff)
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Wickfield Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I thought it Woody was from his dad...thought I read that somewhere. Maybe it's fandom though.
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Tiger-Tomboy14 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student General Artist
I kinda thought that is was Andy's Grandfather on his Mom's side:)
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JK-Antwon Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I kinda think that too!
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FrothingLizard Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Always thought he was store-bought, but haven't really given the timeline much thought so it might not add up.
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Pouasson-de-oro Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*he bought WOODY, not Andy of course
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Pouasson-de-oro Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used to think that Woody was made (as he is a toy, he was obviously made) when Andy was about 1 or 2 years old, and then he bought Andy in a shop because he was a fan of the show with the cowboys =)
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