Double-Take: Oooooooooooooooooooooo

We have no idea what these are. We found them at a market in Chinatown between other gourd-like objects. But what they are isn’t what matters here. What matters is what they remind us of, the aliens from Toy Story.
Is it possible that the animators found inspiration in obscure chinese gourds?
Original photo by Jenelle Sewell
Found photo by Matthew Hunt