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The Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots are minor characters in Disney/Pixar's 1999 animated film, Toy Story 2.

Toy Story 2

"When Slinky Dog asks the Rock 'Em Sock' Em Robots in Al's office if they've seen Woody, the two hotheads come to blows about who Slinky was talking to first. This pair are just too punchy to be helpful."

They are two fighting robot toys (based off the real-life Marx Company toy) owned by Al McWhiggin and kept in his office at Al's Toy Barn. While Buzz Lightyear (who is really Utility Belt Buzz) and the rest of Andy's toys are searching Al's office for Woody, Slinky Dog encounters the robots and asks them if they've seen him (labeling Woody as a "cowboy doll with a bad arm" since his owner Andy ripped his right arm by mistake while playing). The blue robot named Blue Bomber politely tells him that they haven't seen Woody, but then the red one named Red Rocker starts to argue with him over who was being asked, and the two of them begin fighting, as Slinky watches in shock. The fight ends with the Blue Bomber winning (as shown by the Red Rocker's head popping up), and Slinky nervously backs away. They are voiced by the film's directors John Lasseter (Blue Bomber) and Lee Unkrich (Red Rocker).

Quotes

Toy Story 2

Slinky: "Pardon me, gentlemen, but have either of you seen a cowboy doll with a bad arm?"
Blue Bomber: "Why no, I haven't."
Red Rocker: "Hey, he was talking to me!"
Blue Bomber: "No, he was talking to ME!"
Red Rocker: "Why, you! I'll..."
―The Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots arguing over whom Slinky Dog is asking

72nd Academy Awards

Woody: "WOW!! The Academy Awards. Hey, Buzz isn't this exciting?"
Blue Bomber: "Back off!!"
Red Rocker: "May I help you, Sir?"
Woody: "HEY, HEY!! Watch the Badge!"
Buzz: "It's just a security precaution Woody. I've been receiving some questionable phone calls. But it's okay fellows, he's on the list."
―The Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots as the 72nd Academy Awards

Trivia

  • The same toy can be seen among Bob Parr's many mementos of his heroic days in The Incredibles.
  • Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots cameo.jpg.png
    One of the Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots has a partially missing ear, a reference to the notorious Mike Tyson vs. Evander Holyfield match in which Tyson has bitten off a piece of Holyfield's ear.
  • In the original script for Toy Story 2, Andy was originally supposed to have Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots, which his toys would watch for entertainment.
  • In Buzz Lightyear's Laser Blast, one of Zurg's robots is based off the Red Rocker, complete with extending head.
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Characters
Toys: WoodyBuzz LightyearBo PeepBilly, Goat, and GruffSargeGreen Army MenBarrel of MonkeysHamm LennyLittle Green MenMr. Potato HeadRCRexMr. MikeSee 'n SaySlinky DogBabyfaceMutant ToysZurg BotsMrs. Potato HeadWheezyBullseyeJessieStinky PeteTour Guide BarbieBarbieUtility Belt BuzzEmperor ZurgRock 'Em Sock 'Em RobotsChatter TelephoneChunkBig BabyMonkeyJack-in-the-BoxLotsoTwitchKenBookwormSparksStretchMr. PricklepantsButtercupPeas-in-a-PodTotoroTrixieChucklesDollyFun Meal Buzz LightyearFun Meal Emperor ZurgDiscarded Fun Meal ToysCombat CarlPocketeerPEZ CatOld TimerTransitronAngel KittyThe ClericReptillus MaximusRay-GonGoliathonDino-HoundsBattlesaursForkyDucky and BunnyGabby GabbyThe BensonsDuke CaboomGiggle McDimplesMelephant BrooksChairol BurnettBitey WhiteCarl ReinerocerosTinnyKaren BeverlyRib Tickles

Humans: Andy DavisMolly DavisMrs. DavisSid PhillipsHannah PhillipsAl McWhigginGeriEmilyBonnie AndersonMr. AndersonMrs. AndersonDaisyRonald TompkinsMasonHarmonyMargaret the Store OwnerCarolMiss WendyAxel the CarnieRosieRejeanBilly
Animals: ScudBusterMr. JonesDragon the Cat
Deleted characters: ShakesSeñorita CactusBizz Leapyear, Buzztron, and Blip Laserfist

Locations
Andy's HouseSid's HouseDinocoPizza PlanetAl's Toy BarnAl's PenthouseTri-County International AirportWild WestSunnyside DaycareButterfly RoomCaterpillar RoomKen's Dream HouseVending MachineBonnie's HouseTri-County SanitationTri-County LandfillIncineratorPoultry PalaceSleep WellSecond Chance AntiquesThe CarnivalStar Command
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Songs
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Deleted: The FoolPlastic SpacemanMy Unexpected Friend
See Also
Black Friday reelToy Story (Original Treatment)Toy Story 2 (original storyline)Toy Story 3 (Circle 7 Screenplay)The Science Behind PixarPixar in a Box
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