Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins – Well, duh… it’s about time i reviewed this video, considering it inspired the name of this website! I can’t believe it’s taken this long to get around to it! Blame it on the toy frenzy. I’ve been really paying attention to the toys, without thinking about the videos.
We all know and love Buzz. From Toy Story, to Toy Story 3, he’s always been my favorite Toy Story character. “The Adventure Begins” is a multi-leveled cartoon that works as a fun adventure for young children, and as a wry tongue-in-cheek take on reality within reality, as we watch the cartoon Buzz would have had in his world. In this video, Buzz is not a 3-d highly articulated space toy… he’s a 2-dimensional character drawn to resemble old-school Saturday morning cartoons.
All Buzz’s friends are engaging, child-friendly personalities. His adventures are fun, lighthearted and non-threatening. Plus lots of tongue-in-cheek humor that adults will enjoy as well. From his commander, to the tech squad (the LGMs), to his partners, ex-partner, and Zurg, it’s all fast-paced silly fun.
This video is the first in a series of cartoons, and the best of the bunch. The remainder of the series won’t appeal to adults so much, but young children will still enjoy it. Episode 1 has Tim Allen reprising Buzz Lightyear, which immediately boosts the authenticity.
One thing that truly surprises me, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins contains ONLY the first episode. While it’s the best, and the only one I consider worthy of adults attention, I’m surprised both at the price ($45.00 – Really?) and that I can’t find the complete series on dvd.
Either of those are deal-breakers for me. I don’t want to spend $45 for a single episode, even if I do like it.
That being said, this site would be incomplete without mentioning the Buzz Lightyear cartoon. Maybe by the time you read this, Amazon will have the entire set in a single collection. You can click on the link or images to check.
— Edit: There are occasionally less expensive offerings. If you click on the link, it will take you to the Amazon page. Look just below the title and price, if they have any less expensive ones, there were be a link that says something like “3 new here for $19.99. I mention that, because right now, they have three at that price. I feel $19.99 is fair- that’s what I paid for mine. :^)
In the meantime, I highly recommend watching “The Adventure Begins”…. I just don’t recommend paying too much for it!