After a few weeks of anticipation, a few new Toy Story 3 characters have been announced! They are... Ken and Peas-in-a-Pod! We've pretty much known about Ken for quite some time, but Peas-in-a-Pod is a brand new character, and is certainly very interesting. Just looking at him (her?) I can think of tons of humorous opportunities that the folks at Pixar could contrive. Here's ComingSoon.net's official description of Peans-In-a-Pod:
Peas-in-a-Pod will quickly become a parent’s favorite on-the-go toy. The soft, plush pod secures the happy peas inside with a durable metal zipper, making it perfect for the car or stroller.(I can't wait to get one!) Also, Ken's attire is a very interesting pick. I'm guessing he might have gotten his fashion sense from some daycare attendees, but I could be wrong. Ken will be voiced by Michael Keaton.
The Peas-in-a-Pod plush toy also develops fine motor skills by catering to a child’s natural grab instinct. Pulling the three peas out of the pod will provide repeated enjoyment for infants and toddlers, and soon they’ll learn to put them back in!
Machine washable. Not for human consumption.
But that's not all! The above banner, as you may have guessed, shows 14 new Toy Story 3 characters that will be announced within the next few weeks. I can make out an octopus, a mean looking humanoid, a worm in a tuxedo and glasses, a horse, a telephone, possibly a lamb, and a bear. but of course, this is all speculation and could be proven completely absurd when the actual characters are announced.