The Little Green Men, or simply LGMs, are a sapient alien species whose minds are all interlinked, allowing them to share thoughts and feelings with each other. They are notably employed by Star Command as technicians and scientists.
Like their name suggests, the Little Green Men are small, green-colored humanoids with three eyes and a short antenna on the top of their heads.
Culture and society
The Little Green Men are skilled workers. Commander Zeb Nebula credits them as the ones who keep Star Command in shape. Their high intelligence and technical skills are partly explained by the mindlink: the aliens' ability to think and feel as one. The mindlink is possible due to an object called the Unimind, a mystical orb located on the Little Green Men's homeworld that links all of their kind.
The Little Green Men often (though not always) speak in unison. They are also the creators of XR, Buzz Lightyear's robot partner.
When Evil Emperor Zurg stole the Unimind, the Little Green Men lost part of their intellectual capacities, becoming unable to properly fix a damaged XR. Because of this, XR ended up acquiring a much more Human-like personality ("so many character flaws!"). After Zurg was defeated by Buzz Lightyear, the Unimind was retrieved and the aliens' mindlink was restored.
- The Little Green Men first appeared as squeeze toy aliens in the 1995 film Toy Story. Only five years later they would be featured as a real alien race in the animated series Buzz Lightyear of Star Command. Before it became a real TV series, Buzz Lightyear existed only within the universe of the Toy Story movies. A Buzz Lightyear action figure is in fact a main character of the movies.
- In Toy Story, the alien toys are found by Woody and Buzz in a claw vending machine in a Pizza Planet restaurant. They worship the claw and believe it to be their master. The aliens also appeared in Toy Story 2 (1999), in which Mr. Potato Head saves their lives while the toys are driving the Pizza Planet truck, chasing Al McWhiggin, and earns their eternal gratitude.