Magnet (The Brave Little Toaster)
The Giant Magnet
Background information
Feature films The Brave Little Toaster
Television programs
Video games
Park attractions
Animators Randy Cartwright
Voice N/A
Performance model
Inspiration Junkyard magnet
Character information
Other names The Giant (Demolition/Junkyard)
Magnet (Electromagnet)
Personality Diabolical, fiendish, nasty, hateful, ruthless, bad-tempered, stubborn, angry, mean, violent, argumentative, dangerous, malicious, powerful, sneaky, cold, uncaring, evil, cruel, devious, obnoxious, menacing, manipulative, destructive, mysterious, impatient, mad, aggressive
Appearance Enormous orange bell-shaped magnet, suspended on two strong cables, nose with rivets on it, blue eyes
Occupation Junky deliverer
Affiliations Bad
Goal To do his job without interruptions and send junk to Crusher
Home Ernie’s Disposal
Friends T.C., Crusher
Enemies Toaster, Lampy, Blanky, Radio, Kirby, Rob, Chris, Junkyard Cars
Likes Destruction of junk
Dislikes Any junk escaping
Powers and abilities Magnetic vibration
Weapons Base
Fate Unknown; probably deactivated when Toaster sacrifices himself to save his friends as well as the Master from getting killed by the Crusher who was eventually disabled
Typical Saying "Magnetic vibration."

Giant Magnet is the main antagonist of the 1987 animated film The Brave Little Toaster.

He works in the junkyard, picking up cars to be put into Crusher. Most of the cars and junk there while depressed, are accepting of their fates and let him destroy them, as they've reached the end of their life as shown in the song "Worthless".


Being a cold, uncaring, and destructive machine created to destroy, the giant magnet shows no sympathy for his victims and has both no regrets and mercy about killing them. Although the magnet is simply performing its job, like Elmo St. Peters, to destroy the cars, it later chases the appliances (Toaster, Kirby, Blanky, Radio and Lampy), deliberately picking up every object they hide under. When the Master arrives at Ernie's disposal to retrieve his appliances, he grabs onto them just as the magnet picks them up, being lifted into the air and dropped onto the conveyor belt along with them. As they are about to be killed by the crusher, Toaster jumps into the workings of the machine, using his own body to jam its gears. Crusher is disabled just in time, and the toaster is repaired by the Master.


  • Unlike the Junkyard Cars, he doesn't even have a happy expression or a sad one. Therefore, he has only a grumpy expression.