Image(s) of the Day: Concept art for the space-set Toy Story video game that never was

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Apr 29, 2019, 6:30 AM EDT (Updated)

Back when Toy Story 3 was still in development, and before Disney had gotten things rolling on its massive Infinity videogame series, this game could’ve bridged the 2009-2010 gap.

Approximately five years ago, the developer behind the Disney Infinity initiative, Avalanche Software, was working on a Toy Story 3 spinoff game that would’ve found the cast of toys in deep space working for Buzz Lightyear’s Star Command. The project was eventually axed in the development phase, but now we know what it could’ve looked like.

Artist and animator Sam Nielson has revealed some concept art and sketches from the project, showing off a ton of spaceship concepts sketched in the same visual style as the fictional Buzz Lightyear toy line. Some of the designs are akin to Buzz’s spaceship box from Toy Story, and some are just really weird. As Nielson noted on a few of the weirder designs — “I don't remember what I was thinking here.”

Check out the long-lost concept art below, and let us know what you think about this videogame that could’ve been:

(Via /Film, Sam Nielson)