In the short, Tinny is first shown to be Billy's newest toy. Tinny is first very optimistic about being played with, until he sees Billy drool on a rock-a-stack and destroy a string of beads. Out of fear, he runs under the couch, where he finds the rest of Billy's toys hiding from Billy as well. Once Tinny sees Billy fall and start crying, he decides to cheer him up. He goes out, and amuses Billy for a little while, only to find that Billy is interested in other things. In the DVD audio commentary, it is said that each team member modeled created one toy each.
In Toy Story 3, the toys only some of them Tinny encountered under the couch are seen again at Sunnyside Daycare in the youngest classroom, most-likely donated at some point. When Andy's toys are first donated and anxious to be played with again, they notice the other toys hiding, Billy's toys are all huddled together under a desk in the same fashion as in Tin Toy. They find out this is because the young children don't know how to play with them, and are very rough.
List of Billy's toys
The list consists of about 16 toys.
Gumbo is a toy elephant, his name is a reference to Dumbo. He is seen in Toy Story 3.
Flip 'n Beth
Flip 'n Beth is a green jumping caterpillar toy with orange antennas. She is not seen in Toy Story 3.
Ace is a toy airplane with a large round-headed pilot. He is seen in Toy Story 3. <br="clear all"/>
Clocky is a toy clock that has his left bell missing, possibly due to Billy roughly playing with him. In Toy Story 3, he is seen jumping behind a desk to join the rest of Billy's toys once the children are about to arrive. Clocky's appearance is a red circular clock face with a gray border. He has two red cylindrical legs, both having two gray half-sphere feet. He has spherical eyes and a mouth, and two clock hands that look like black hands. He has once again an absent left bell. Both the bells and bell hitter are gold. In Toy Story 3, he goes under a major color scheme remake. Clocky's appearance there is a yellow circular clock face with a red border. His two half-sphere feet are now red. His clock hands are now blue instead of black, and his bell and bell hitter are blue.
Spot is an orange toy dog. He is seen in Toy Story 3.
Zoo Train is a toy train with caged compartments that hold different animals. He is not seen in Toy Story 3.
Chrome Dome is a blue toy robot with red squarish eyes. He is seen in Toy Story 3.
Rallye Guy is a toy car with a passenger, its name based on rally cars. He is not seen in Toy Story 3 at least not with the others.
Fire Hydrant is a red toy fire hydrant with eyes. He is seen in Toy Story 3.
Helicopter Sheep is a toy sheep with helicopter blades attached to it. He is seen in Toy Story 3.
Toypot is a toy teapot with eyes. His name is a pun on the word 'teapot.' During the end of Tin Toy, him and Rallye Guy come out of the couch, right after the credits. He is a yellow teapot with a red base. He has a gray silver lid with a blue sphere-ball handle. His pourer looks like a bowl, and he has a small handle on his back. He is seen in Toy Story 3.
Frodo is a toy person. He is not seen in Toy Story 3.
Bouncy is a toy basketball with legs. He is seen in Toy Story 3.
Eben's car is a blue toy car with eyes. Eben is based on the Pixar director Eben Ostby. He is not seen in Toy Story 3.
Les is another toy person. She is not seen in Toy Story 3.
RenderMan is the third toy person dressed as a superhero in blue and red clothes. He is also not seen in Toy Story 3. His name is a reference to RenderMan, a developer tool.