- "Come on, come on, smaller toys up front!"
- —Slinky Dog, setting up the staff meeting
The Troikas are supporting characters in Toy Story and Toy Story 2. They are a set of five plastic mute egg-shaped toys in the style of a Matryoshka doll with a picture of five animals: dog (largest), cat (second largest), duck (medium), fish (second smallest) and ladybug (smallest). The Troikas are based on Little Tikes' Nested Farm Animals.
|“||Inspired by Russian nesting dolls, these brightly painted, egg-shaped toys nest inside one another. The largest is a bulldog. A cat nests inside him. The cat troika holds a duck, which holds a goldfish. The goldfish holds a tiny ladybug. Andy might use them to represent animals in his adventures. Somewhat shy and fearful, the troikas jump into each other to hide when they hear that Sid has come home early from summer camp.||”|
The Troikas were one of the toys first seen when Slinky was gathering everyone together for a staff meeting. When Sid's voice was heard, the Troikas were so frightened they promptly hid inside each other.
Toy Story 2
"When Woody sees Andy's mom putting up a yard sale sign, he yells for an emergency roll call. The troikas jump out of their nesting places inside each other and line up. "Troikas, check. Check, check, check, check." Buzz ticks them off the list. All five are presented and accounted for."
They were also seen in Toy Story 2 when Buster comes into Andy's room and knocks them over. Buzz later says their names during an emergency roll call. They are last seen listening to Wheezy singing "You've Got a Friend in Me".
Toy Story 3
None of the five Troikas appear in Toy Story 3. They were probably sold at a yard sale, thrown away, donated or handed down to Molly between Toy Story 2 and Toy Story 3. It is also a possibility that Andy put them in the attic.
- The Troikas appeared in Shell Game, an episode from Toy Story Treats, but without the goldfish.
- All five of the Troikas appear in Toy Story Mania! opening scene in 2009.
- The Troikas appear on some of the Buzz Lightyear of Star Command intros.