The truck has a yellow coat of paint overall, although it 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 (minus 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.
The truck had its front bumper lowered a bit in Coco.
Toy Story 4 is 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.
Brave As a wooden trinket on a worktable in the Witch's cottage, as a way to bypass the fact Brave is set before cars were invented. This is the first time the truck does not appear as a real truck.
Monsters University Parked next to the JΘX house at the first party. It receives some modifications to fit the monster world, like a six-wheel configuration, more pointy lights, and different proportions.
Inside Out The truck's second appearance, which appears in a memory orb just like the others.
Inside Out The truck's third appearance when Bing Bong, Joy, and Sadness successfully depart the Train of Thought.
The Good Dinosaur As an asteroid in the opening shot, in the top left portion of the frame. Peter Sohn has indicated that the truck makes a second appearance in the film, which has not yet been identified.
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