The Shake ‘n Go Buzz Lightyear car is a fun little sportster. Modeled after Buzz’s space ship, with Buzz himself riding in the cockpit. Makes engine noises, and speaks with Buzz Lightyear’s voice. Shake him put him down, and off he goes. The longer you shake him, the better the trip. Buzz will go up to 20 feet on a good shake. Kids have a blast shaking, releasing, and chasing these cars across the room. They build up a good head of steam, so take care if you have small pets.
Lots of fun for kids. One Amazon customer review compared it to radio control cars for kids too young for R/C. That’s a great way to put it. There’s a feeling of magic in a toy that is controlled by shaking, but once released, goes on it’s own. Also works with the Shake ‘n Go tracks.
On the downside, Buzz has a pretty low wheelbase compared to other Shake ‘n Go toys. He has a hard time traveling on carpet.
Larger than you’d think Buzz’s space ship is approximately 7 inches long. Requires 3 AA batteries, which kind of surprised me at first. I thought it was powered by some kind of neat generator, like those flashlights you shake to charge up. Turns out, it’s completely battery powered, the shaking is just a fun way for children to choose how far and loud it will go.
Final thoughts: I’d recommend this toy if you’ve got some solid floors to run him on, but not if all you have available is carpeted floors. Just don’t forget the batteries!
Amazon.com Price: $29.99 (as of 2017-04-23 23:36:35 GMT) Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Amazon.com at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.
Fisher-Price Shake ‘n Go! Disney/Pixar Toy Story 3 Buzz Lightyear