The end of Toy Story 3 saw the culmination of their journey with Andy, who packed up for college and gave his beloved playmates to the enthusiastic and willing young Bonnie.
Without spoiling things too much, it's enough to say that things are different under the new regime and Woody (Tom Hanks) is feeling the pinch.
Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) and the rest of the gang are generally happy in their new surroundings but when Bonnie creates a new toy made out of a "spork" and gives him the practical, if less than imaginative moniker of Forky (Tony Hale), Woody finds new purpose in dedicating himself to ensuring the protection of his owner's most beloved toy.
It's a commitment that will see the gang undertake their craziest and most visually spectacular adventure yet: taking them to a carnival, an antique store complete with creepy ventriloquist dummies and wooden dolls, and introduce them to an exhilarating and well-realised cast of new characters.
It also sees them reuniting with some old friends, making some new ones and allowing adult viewers to find small pleasures in seeing some of their favourite actors make appearances, from Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Keene to Keanu Reeves.