The truck has a yellow coat of paint that is usually quite faded and peeling. The camper shell 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. (The original Toy Story's resolution was rendered at 1536 x 922, using a "render farm" of 117 Sun Microsystems. RES is the abbreviation of resolution.)
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 a "How's my driving? Call this number to report me!" type of sticker.
Mobius rides to Sylvie Laufeydottir's rescue in a pruned pizza truck. Though not exactly the same, the design is a close echo of the famous Pizza Planet truck that has become a recurring Pixar Easter egg ever since. The slice on the roof replaces the rocket, and the vehicle's shape isn't completely unlike Pixar's well-worn delivery van.
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.
In Toy Story 2, the Toyota issue is averted by the truck's owner's manual, which states that it is a 1978 "Gyoza" model.
It is noticeable that the alignment of the letters on the tailgate (in both the original Toy Story and Toy Story 2) would seem to indicate that the vehicle was actually a Toyota, as the letters are centered, and as such, "Gyoza" would be off-center.
The truck's fictional branding was likely done to avoid copyright issues, given that the Toyota Hilux was actually still in production at the time.
The gas cap is on the truck's left side, the exhaust pipe is on the truck's right side, and 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 has found a spaceship.
The camper shell has six windows: two rounded ovular ones toward the front, two rounded rectangular ones toward the back, one skylight towards the front, 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 is a regular cab truck.
The inside of this truck is first shown in the first Toy Story film. Buzz decides to go into the cockpit while Woody decides to go into the cargo. In the truck are empty soda cans, a brown toolbox, some cups, and a food storage container. When the truck goes uphill, all the items begin to roll and slide toward the back. Woody screams as the brown toolbox slides toward him.
In Loki, Mobius rides to Sylvie Laufeydottir's rescue in a pruned pizza truck. Though not exactly the same, the design is a close echo of the famous Pizza Planet truck that has become a recurring Pixar Easter egg ever since. The slice on the roof replaces the rocket.
WALL-E is the only film in which the truck's engine can be seen.
Brave is the first Pixar movie where the truck does not appear as an actual vehicle, though it appears as wood carving to fit the film's time period.
The LEGO Group made a LEGO version of the truck as part of their Toy Story line called 7598 Pizza Planet Truck Rescue.
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.
Further clarification of the above statement is the fact that the truck is overall uncared for and in decrepit condition. With age and poor maintenance, the engine's performance dwindles, thus making the MPG figures (listed in the manual from when the truck was new) obsolete.
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.
In Toy Story 2, a truck of the same make and model (without the Pizza Planet rocket on the roof, the company name mounted to the doors, and camper shell with decals) makes an appearance in an earlier scene in which the toys are crossing the road using orange safety cones, albeit colored white instead of yellow and in much cleaner condition.
Toy Story 4 is the only Toy Story movie where the toys don't use the truck as transportation.
Toy Story 4 is also the only Toy Story movie to not feature an actual truck; instead it appears as a tattoo on Axel the Carnie's leg.
In Onward, the text on the rocket reads "Pizza Realm". This was most likely done to keep in tone with the film's fantasy setting.
In Luca, the truck appears in a unique form as a small, three-wheeled pickup truck.
In Turning Red, the truck can be seen parked alongside a curb while Mei is running along the road in her red panda form to get to the 4*Town concert.
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