Max: Oh great! A talking chicken doll telling me what to do!
Virgil Doll: I'm a fowl, actually.
Max: (finds a CD) No title. Just my luck, it might be the Village People.
A billboard is seen that reads "Shop S-Mart." This is a reference to the Evil Dead movies.
Virgil's means of summoning: Max finds a Virgil doll somewhere in his house. He pulls on it's pull string, and it tells him to take the portal at an archery range.
Educational epilogue: Astral projection.
Based on the Talon monster from the Horror Heads line of the Mighty Max toys.