Jan 192012
 

Now this is a killer Buzz Lightyear!  Of all the reviews I’ve done so far, this is the closest to the kind I like to collect.  Full-size, loaded with features.  Price isn’t bad, either.  To begin with, he’s 12 inches tall, which is my favorite height.  He’s got that “straight from the movie” look, which I really like.  He even features blinking lights on the wings just like in the movies!

Speaking of the wings, they flip out, and lock into position, and have the proper proportions.  Many Buzz figures have short stubby wings that pop straight out.  These hinge out and up, just like they’re supposed to.  Even better… he’s got Karate action!!  Seriously, a full-size Buzz with all the normal features, plus more movie accuracy, even including the karate chop.  This Buzz has been wishlisted!

He has 15 different speaking phrases in authentic Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) voice.  His helmet retracts at the push of a button.  Has all the standard features, and is decently articulated.  And for the grand finale, he even has “ANDY” marked on the bottom of his foot!  This is a completely awesome design, incorporating many movie-appropriate features into one great design.

Now, for the negative.  A fair number of consumers report their Buzz as arriving dirty, late, and damaged.  Or else they report he’s very easily damaged, especially regarding the decorative stickers falling off.  Some are angry because this Buzz was originally a Disney exclusive, and now some vendors are selling him at very high prices.

Taking these points in sequence, arriving dirty and/or late can be a serious issue.  If Buzz is needed for a birthday or Christmas gift, you may not have time to exchange him.  The damage seems mostly related to stickers falling off, or in one case, the wings breaking.  Others report a durable toy that their children are in love with.  It’s hard to know what to do.

The stickers falling off… okay, you bought a new toy, it ought to be in new condition.  Easy enough to fix, but you shouldn’t have to ‘fix’ something that’s still brand new.  The wing is an entirely different story.  No real workaround, a busted wing is not acceptable.  Reselling a Disney Store toy?  I don’t really have a problem with that.  Someone has a toy for sale.  They ask what they think they can get for it.  If it’s too high, we shouldn’t buy it.  For me, it would be a balance of how badly I want one, versus how available they are.

So, overall- potentially, a great Buzz.  And, potentially, some risk of being flawed.  At this point in time, the featured vendor is selling him for $29.34.  This same vendor has a rating of 4.8 stars for the past year, which includes over 24,000 votes.  He also qualifies for free super saver shipping.  For me, at that price, and with this vendor (plus free shipping) I’d be inclined to give it a try.  I can always send him back if he doesn’t pass inspection.

You’ll have to make your own mind up, but all things considered, I still want one!

Below is a video showing his features.  Not a great video, but it does give you the idea:

Disney Advanced Talking Buzz Lightyear Action Figure 12
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Advanced Talking Buzz Lightyear Your favorite Space Ranger will command lots of excited smiles with all his new features. This Advanced Talking Buzz Lightyear Action Figure, featuring the real voice of Buzz Lightyear, is in a very talkative mood and has lots of new moves. Features Press button to hear 15 different phrases featuring the real voice of Buzz Lightyear including: ”No back talk! I have a laser and I will use it” and ”Stand back everyone” and ”Everyone take cover!” Press button for wing release Press arm laser button for laser light and sound effects! Push button to retract helmet Wing tips, wing housing and wrist light up Fully articulated with lots of poseable joints Press button on wings to activate Buzz’s arm karate chop Plastic 12” H Requires 2 AA batteries, **included** Imported Ages 3+

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  • Press button to hear 15 different phrases featuring the real voice of Buzz Lightyear including ”No back talk! I have a laser and I will use it” and ”Stand back everyone!”

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