Monique has done it again- she went to a nearby yard sale this morning while I was still sleeping. When she got back, I was barely aware of her climbing back into bed. I rolled over, and heard a humming noise. Opened one eye, to see her gleefully holding a spinning Buzz Lightyear toy over my head! His wings and upper torso spins on a flashlight-like handle. The wingtips light up. A simple push-button controls on/off.
I can remember years ago, when working at Blockbuster video, we used to sell this particular Buzz Lightyear, but we sold out before I bought one. Can’t remember the price, but it seemed reasonable at the time. He’s hard (or maybe impossible) to find any more. Unless I’m looking for the wrong title. Searched Amazon, eBay, and Google without finding any like him.
Buzz has obviously seen combat with young children. Puts me in mind of the day-care scene in Toy Story III. But he still spins, and his lights still light up. Now that he’s been rescued from the yard sale table, he’ll be joining my other Buzz Lightyear toys. If anybody knows where to find Spinning Buzz for sale, let me know and I’ll share the link. For now, it looks like he’s a highly-collectible, one-of-a-kind treasured memento of days gone by… :^)
If a source turns up, I’ll post the link here.