What you need to know

  • Minecraft just got a "Toy Story Mash-up" pack.
  • It includes skins and so much more.
  • Minecraft is part of Xbox Game Pass.
  • You can purchase Xbox Game Pass Ultimate through the Microsoft Store for $1.

Minecraft has become a cultural sensation over the years, and now reaches over ninety million gamers every month. Mojang has released a number of updates which have added tremendous depth to the experience. Today, the company announced the "Toy Story Mash-up" pack. You can purchase it through the Minecraft Marketplace for actual currency.

Explore some of the places you love... and maybe are a little afraid of... from the teeny perspective of the toys. Yes, you are indeed tiny, which means you'll have to climb, jump, and solve puzzles to find your way through an enormous, yet familiar world! The Toy Story Mash-Up pack is available in the Minecraft Marketplace now.

Minecraft is available through Xbox Game Pass. There's a promotion going on through the Microsoft Store which lets you upgrade to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate – which includes Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Game Pass for PC, and Xbox Live Gold – for $1. Amazon is also selling a three-month subscription for $20.

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