Toy Story Karate Action Buzz Lightyear

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Feb 152012
 

This 12″ Toy Story Karate Action Buzz Lightyear is more ‘lightweight’ than “Lightyear”.  If you’re considering this piece, pay close attention to the details.  Not only what the product specs say, but what they DON’T say.  He’s 12″ tall.  Has Karate Action.  His head swivels to the side and back when he chops.  Helmet opens and closes, and he’s reasonably articulated.  His big attraction is that he’s sized to ride the Freewheeling RC Car.

That’s it.  He’s good for what he is, nice sculpt, decent paint, karate action works fine.  But notice what’s missing?  No voice.  No Wings.  No buttons to push (other than the karate one).  No laser on his arm.  (Not one that makes light and sounds, anyway.)  I mentioned he’s reasonably articulated… but only just.  His knees aren’t jointed, so he’s not as well articulated as most 12″ Buzz Lightyear figures.

In all honesty and fairness to this figure, the product description is very clear as to what you get.  It never claims anything else.  But really, most of those other features are so… normal… that it’s natural to assume a full-sized Buzz will have all the usual features.  Especially at the current price, which is $25.99 as I write this.  There are plenty of other Buzzes, with and without karate action, that offer better features but are still in that price class.  He could be a lot better, or should be priced a lot lower.

Final Thoughts?  If you get him at a really low price, he might be worth it.  Personally, I don’t think so.  Not unless you’re specifically looking for a Buzz Lightyear designed to ride Freewheeling RC.  Click the link if you want to see some better Karate Chopping Buzz Lightyears.  You’ll find better prices, better features, or both!

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This Poseable Toy Story Buzz Lightyear has karate action with moving head!  He stands 12″ tall as in the movie.

  • Toy Story Karate Action Buzz Lightyear
  • Looks just like the movie buzz
  • Retractable helmet
  • Moving head
  • Multi-poseable joints
  • Stands 12″ tall
  • Recomended for ages 4 and up

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Ultimate Buzz Lightyear Programmable Robot

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Feb 102012
 

Ultimate Buzz Lightyear Programmable Robot…  Well, there’s ‘Ultimate’, and there’s ‘Ultimate’.  In terms of being a spectacular Buzz Lightyear, and the most sophisticated of my collection, yes, he is.  In terms of titles, there have been several Buzz Lightyears with the word ‘Ultimate’ in their name.  I have 3 of them myself.  Each one was ultimate in his own way and for the time of production.  So while I take the word ‘ultimate’ with a grain of salt, in this case, there’s a lot of truth to the title.

There are 2 versions of this Buzz (at this point in time.)  Mine is the first and original “Ultimate Buzz Lightyear Programmable Robot”, which came out in 2009.  Mine does NOT have the Spanish language and dancing.  The newer one DOES.

In other respects, they are very similar, though the new one includes an autonomous ‘wander-around’ feature.  Ultimate Buzz is by far the largest Buzz Lightyear I own.  A normal full-sized Buzz stands 12 inches tall.  This one is 17″!  Made by Thinkway Toys, who I consider to be the best manufacturer of Toy Story products bar none.

Given his height, Ultimate Buzz is very heavy.  With batteries installed, he’s right around 5 pounds.

Speaking of batteries, he requires LOTS of power.  4 AA batteries go in each leg, 3 AAA’s in his chest, and three more to operate the remote.  We’re taking 14 batteries total, and he runs through them quickly.  With so many motors, sensors, and weight to move, the batteries drain very fast.  It’s times like this I wish he really DID use crystallic fusion.  No kidding, he has 7 different motors to power his movement, with micro-chip processor  and multiple sensors to control them.  (Including one on his palm so he can high-five!)

Buzz can turn, salute, shoot his laser, and use his voice communicator with corresponding movement.  While speaking, his face becomes animated; the eyes blink, and the mouth is synchronized to his speech.

Comes with a 20-page booklet explaining his features.  Buzz walks, moves his arms, face, and head.  The walking is a bit stiff, and does not work on my carpet, but does very well on a wooden floor.  His turn radius is pretty wide, and needs a good bit of space (or a lot of backing up) to accomplish.

He speaks in Buzz Lightyear’s original voice, and has many conditional phrases.  For instance, if he falls over, Buzz will ask for help standing back up.  He operates in ‘TOY’ mode, and ‘Space Ranger’ mode.  In the first, he’s a toy, and he knows it.  In space ranger mode, he believes he’s a true space ranger.  His reactions and sentences will be based on which mode he’s currently in.

Buzz can say over 100 phrases, and understands voice commands.  His voice commands are also conditional to which mode he’s in.  He also responds to certain keywords.  A friend of mine walked into the room, saw him, and said “What a cool toy!”

His answer?  “You look like a pretty cool toy yourself!”  Her expression was absolutely priceless!

The infrared remote works from up to 20′ away, and comes with 15 differing functions.  With the remote, Buzz even plays an interactive shooting game, and knows if you’ve hit him.

One of the most advanced features is ‘puppeteering’.  It’s kind of like physical programming.  You move him by hand, and the sensors record the movement.  Later, in playback mode, he will repeat the movements you input.  Be warned, this will probably require an adult’s assistance if the children are very young.  Puppeteering mode has a 64-step memory, and can recall movements of arms, legs, body and head.  Speech and sound effects, too.

Ultimate Buzz is the tall one in the middle!

This Buzz is the most sophisticated one in my collection, and the electronics are truly a marvel.  To accomplish this, some adaptations were made.  His legs are large in the calf area, to hold all those batteries.  He’s huge, solid, and heavy.  His wings do NOT move- the jetpack is one solid piece.  No wings.

Going back to the older and newer Utlimate Buzz Lightyear, the packaging does not specify one is newer or better than the other.  The only way to realize there are 2 versions is to see the boxes side by side.  The newer one will say that he speaks Spanish and will dance to Spanish music.  That being the case, online sellers may not realize they have a newer… or older… Buzz.  Or that the stock manufacturer’s description does not match the Buzz they have.  And while I completely agree that sellers should know what they’ve got and list it accurately, the reality of the situation is different.

A little prevention goes a long way.  If you order one online, I recommend contacting the seller and verifying which Buzz they offer.

Final thoughts:  I love mine.  Yes, he’s expensive.  He’s a very high-tech toy, with amazing features.  I would buy him again in a heartbeat if I could!

The video below is for my version of Ultimate Buzz, the newer model says a few different things:

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Just like in the movie, this walking, talking, programmable Ultimate Buzz Lightyear thinks he’s a real ”Space Ranger” that has crash-landed on a strange planet. That is, until you tell him that he’s just a toy and his behavior changes! Your favorite Space Ranger can really walk and talk, and he’s packed with a range of speech and motion features to keep you and your friends engaged to infinity and beyond! Over 100 sayings in the original character’s voice7 powerful motors for eyes, mouth, head, arms, waist and leg movementWith voice command feature, Buzz responds to the phrases ”Space Ranger,”….

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Disney Spanish Speaking Buzz Lightyear Action Figure — 12”

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Feb 092012
 

Spanish Speaking Buzz Lightyear is an excellent addition to the Toy Story lineup.  I love that he’s true to Toy Story 3, when Buzz was accidentally put in Spanish speaking mode.  The build is typical of a high-quality 12″ Buzz action figure.  Plenty of articulation, including wrists and fingers.  This Buzz comes with ALL the prerequisites… Of course, he speaks Spanish.  Of the three small buttons on his right chest, the Blue one offers one of 19 different Spanish phrases.  The Red button speaks in English.  The English speech is in the REAL voice of Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen), and speaks 15 different sayings.

His helmet retracts, his wrist communicator flips up.  Push the large round red button, and his wings pop out.  This is one of the new generation of Buzz figures with movie-accurate wings, which is just awesome.  No more stubby pop-out wings.  The wingtips light up with flashing red and green lights.  The jetpack flashes red light off and on.  Another movie-accurate (to Toy Story 1) feature is the karate action.  Spanish speaking Buzz has the karate chopping arm, activated by a button on his jetpack.

I’ve mentioned it before, but it’s a pretty common issue, so let me reiterate: the new style of wings are designed to pop off with a certain amount of pressure.  Rather than break, they snap off and back on.  Getting them back on is something of a procedure (see guide here)  but I think it’s great protection against accidents.

Other than that, he comes with the laser button on his arm, and his face is a different design than normal.  Still in perfect ‘Buzz Lightyear’ character, but it’s more evocative of how Buzz acted in TS3 when he was “Spanish”.

One thing that Spanish Buzz lacks is the “Play/Demo” switch from the movie.  This is a little odd, because I have two other Buzz figures that DO, so it shouldn’t have been that hard to add.  But still, this is a fabulous version of our favorite spaceman, with added features that actually make sense within the context of the movie.

Of the available customer reviews, he rates an average 4 1/2 stars, with absolutely NO BAD REVIEWS!  Many rave about him, especially how durable he is with children.

Final thoughts:  Only the best here.  He’s on my wishlist, and I already have his place picked out, right next to my TS2 movie-accurate Buzz with the antigrav belt!

The video below is a little shaky at times, but clearly focused and does an excellent job of highlighting his features.

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Poseable Buzz Lightyear speaks English and Spanish just like in the movie. Press red button and Buzz speaks English. Press blue or green and he speaks Spanish.

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Disney Ultimate Buzz Lightyear Talking Action Figure — 12″

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Feb 042012
 

No.  Just… don’t do it.  This Buzz has serious issues.  While I was researching him, I noticed something odd about his customer reviews.  5 of the 31 high-scoring reviews were ‘salted’ by the same reviewer.  If you take out the duplicate reviews, his customer rating average would go down from 3 1/2 stars to 2 1/2 stars.  This had to have been done either by a loyal child trying to boost his favorite toy in the ratings… or by a questionable seller trying to raise his scores.

Either way, bad result.  When you look at the high number of complaints, several other things jump out.  To begin with, the Product Description on Amazon claims “This is the quintessential, classic, truly original Talking Buzz Lightyear…”  blah blah blah.  Lies.  I have the truly original Buzz Lightyear, the first one ever released, and this is in NO way close to him.  After all the years, and no battery installed (for his protection), I may have forgotten some details, such as how many sayings he has (this Buzz only has 5), but I know for a fact his front chest button is supposed to trigger the wings.

As a matter of fact, I’ll go so far as to say, I have never before seen a 12″ Buzz Lightyear that does NOT trigger the wings from the big red button on his chest.

If you read the customer reviews, they uniformly state this Buzz does NOT trigger from the front chest button.  Instead, he has a button ON HIS BACK that opens the wings!

Many reviews, even the positive ones, mention how easy he is to break.  Quite a few complain of recieving Buzz used, not new… damaged, and dirty.  One in particular said Buzz had been stuffed in a clear bag and closed with a garbage tie.

In all fairness, I do have to defend him on two points.  First of all, the paint scheme.  I have seen legitimate Buzz Lightyears with a slightly darker skin tone.  Probably just the occasional random variation in the factory.  Same with the gloves, the all-white/gray gloves are a legitimate variation.  Second, the wings popping out horizontally.  Originally, this was the ONLY way a 12″ Full-size Buzz could be found.  For a number of years, there were no other options.  Having a Buzz Lightyear with true movie-accurate wings is a relatively recent occurence.  (At least, in the 12″ toy.  I have some smaller early Buzz toys with more accurate wings.)

Still, the complaints and reviews, and just plain “padding” by the reviewer who goes by “A Kid’s Review.”  He has no link to see his other reviews.  I tried to report the duplicate reviews to Amazon, but only got a generic “This is abuse” link.  Sent it anyway, maybe they’ll figure it out.

Also, the product details claim he has a “voice sampler”.  This is inaccurate.  I think what they meant, was that he speaks with a digitized voice.  A sampler is something different, and there are no indications that this Buzz can sample and repeat voices.

One final quibble- At this point in time, Disney Ultimate Buzz Lightyear Talking Action Figure — 12″ (to give him his full title) costs $32.95.  For such a low-end Buzz, that’s just way, way overpriced.

Final thoughts:  There are several Buzz Lightyears claiming the title of “Ultimate.”  I own two of them myself.  But this Buzz is NOT, in any way, shape, or form, an “Ultimate” Buzz.  I strongly recommend you pick another Buzz.  This one just has too many warning flags to take a chance on.

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”This is an intergalactic emergency,” declares your favorite Space Ranger who’s come to the rescue with this Talking Buzz Lightyear Action Figure. Our Buzz Lightyear toy has lots of exciting features that will give your young Toy Story fan a smile that stretches to infinity and beyond. Imported. Press button to hear five different Buzz phrases. Features voice sampler and sound effects. Press button for wing release. Press arm laser button for laser light and sound! Retractable helmet. Poseable joints. Buzz’s Space Ranger suit features special glow in the dark effect! Plastic. 12” H. Requires 2 AA batteries, included. Ages….

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Toy Story 3 Buzz Lightyear Deluxe Action Wing Pack

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Jan 302012
 

This is another one of those mixed-review toys.  On the one hand, the Buzz Lightyear Deluxe Action Wing Pack is amazing, and incredibly cool.  When it works.  On the other hand, there are many complaints about it.

For looks, fun, and playability, it just doesn’t get much better than this.  You get a motorized set of wings that attach to a chestplate with controls.  The wings actually open, and close, by pushing the large red button on the chestplate.  That alone is fabulous, but the fun doesn’t stop there.  It also flashes lights, has sound effects, and speaks a Buzz Lightyear phrase when opening and closing.  When tipped horizontally, the wings have a sensor that turns on flying sounds. The 3 smaller buttons have no function, they’re strictly cosmetic.  The big red wing-control button is the only functional control.  It does take 4 AA batteries to run the motors, sounds, and lights.

This is a great accessory to the Buzz Lightyear costume, or as a standalone toy.  Children’s imaginations will run wild (and so will they)!  Since we all know doors and wings in the up position are a bad idea, these come with a hingepoint that allows the wings to bend backwards rather than break.  The manufacturer description includes a disclaimer… “Wings will not actually help you fly. Use responsibly.”  Sounds silly, but I think a toy like this should come with a safety lecture by an adult.  You may not remember this, but back in the days of the old black and white Superman series, there was a rash of kids jumping off roofs, trying to be Superman.  So, with that in mind, I think a safety reminder is good.

So, on the good side, these wings are colorful, have the correct Buzz Lightyear look and feel, and some very cool extra features.

Now for the other half.  Out of over 60 reviews, 45 rated it good to excellent.  Of the negative customer reviews, most of them were simply that it wore out too soon, especially the motorized parts.  That’s not so bad, by the numbers.  But two reviews mentioned a short in the battery pack that caused overheating in one case, and smoke coming from the unit in the other case.  Can 4 AA’s generate enough heat to make a fire hazard?  Would smoke from an internal short cause an actual fire?  I don’t know.

What I DO know, is this toy is very cool, and most people have no problems from it.  IF I was going to spend the money (and yes, it’s expensive) I would be sure to supervise my child while playing, and remove the batteries when done.  With those precautions, I would be inclined to approve of this toy on a probationary basis.

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Become the ultimate space hero and save the universe! Features motorized wings, motion activated flying sounds, & light up wing tips! Wings will not actually help you fly. Use responsibly.

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Toy Story 3 Defender Buzz Lightyear Action Figure

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Jan 262012
 

Defender Buzz Lightyear is one of those toys that seem geared more toward collectors displaying their set.  When viewed as an addition to my own collection, I’m happy with him.  He’s a 6-inch figure in a semi-static pose.  Very minimal movement, mostly at the shoulders and hips.  If you can’t adjust the elbows and knees, moving the shoulders and hips seems kind of pointless.  I think he’d be better served as a completely static display piece.

His face seems correct, but possibly not as good as some figurines.  I can’t put my finger on it, he just doesn’t seem spot-on.  Maybe it’s just me.  I checked with my quality control officer (Monique), and she thought he looked exactly right.

Durability might be a little under par.  There were only three customer reviews on Amazon, and that’s not really a fair data pool to extrapolate from.  But one of the three reported a leg coming loose, and having to be popped back in.

There’s just not that much more to add about Defender Buzz.  Mid-height, good sculpt, not very poseable.

My take:  Not for children.  They’ll be disappointed.  If you’re buying for a child, find a different Buzz, preferably one that lends itself better to being ‘played with’.  After all, that’s a major element of the Toy Story mythos, that toys are for children to play with!

If you’re a collector wanting a good mid-sized display Buzz, he’s already in a nice pose, and looks dramatic.  So… collector, yes.  Children’s play toy, no.

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BUZZ LIGHTYEAR Toy Story 3 Posable Action Figure – Disney / Pixar one size

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Jan 222012
 

Today we’re taking a step back to the mid-sized Buzz figures.  This one stands 5 inches tall.  The graphics are good, though not as good as the full-sized ones, of course.  He’s got decent artiluation.  No smaller pieces move, but the arms and legs are positionable.  It’s nice to see the ratings are completely positive.  He’s well-designed and sturdy.  A good play figure for a younger child, but still decent enough to add to a collection.  While I prefer the full-sized ones for my collection, I like the mids and small Buzzes as well.  He’d fit well into my mid-sized collection, as a matter of fact, he’d be one of my favorites.  The price, around $10, is reasonable for the size.

Don’t look for bells and whistles here.  The emphasis is on having a good solid design that can stand up to a lot of play.  My overall take?  He’s a great toy for younger children, and would be a good addition for collectors looking to fill holes in their mid-size category.

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If you’re a fan of the Toy Story movies, you’ll love our Disney Pixar Toy Story Basic Action Figure – Buzz Lightyear! Kids will love recreating their favorite movie scenes and making up new stories! The Disney Pixar Toy Story Basic Action Figure – Buzz Lightyear features: Full articulation, 5-inches in height, and the personality and fun of your favorite Disney Pixar’s Toy Story character! Ages 4 and up. From Mattel.

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Toy Story 3 Talking Action Figure – Buzz Lightyear

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Jan 212012
 

This Buzz is extremely similar to the last couple, but still different enough to be listed seperately, and to have a different price point.  Lets start with the usual features:  He talks in Tim Allen’s voice, using phrases from the movies.  The laser lights up and makes laser sounds.  Some of the newer features that are becoming standard (at least on the 12″ higher price-point Buzzes) include lighted wing tips, jetpack, and wrist.  Push-button retractable helmet, karate-chop arm, and the usual articulation.

I really like that most of the moden models have movie-accurate wings, with the accurate motion.  The original ones always had those stubby wings that just popped straight out.  It’s nice to see good wing proportions, and to watch them swing out and lock into place when you push the button.  Same with the karate motion.  I never understood why they didn’t do it that way to begin with, but I’m glad to see that someone at Disney finally got it right!

I often see people rating the toy complain about the wings popping off.  I’m thinking on making an entire post to the point, but to put it briefly, they’re designed to pop off, and be put back on.  Not to say the they can’t be broken, but more often than not, I’m betting they just haven’t read the instructions.

I DO have one problem with this toy as described.  The Product Description paragraph claims Buzz can say over 15 different phrases.  Yet the Product Details specifies over 30 phrases.  I can’t find anything that clarifies between these two claims.  Somebody wasn’t paying attention when they wrote up the Amazon description.  Since I don’t (yet) have this one, I can’t prove one over the other.  So, if you order this Buzz, be aware of the discrepancy.  He might be closer to 15 phrases than to 30.  If that’s an issue, try one of the other Buzzes.  There’s such a huge variety with such minor differences, there’s plenty to choose from!

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Talking Buzz Lightyear . Talking action figure with original voice. Press Buzz’s voice sampler for original voice & sound effects. With retractable helmet, pop-out wings and laser button with sound effects, this 12″ Buzz is ready for any intergalactic adventure. 30 sayings and sound effects.

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Disney Advanced Talking Buzz Lightyear Action Figure — 12”

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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:

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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….

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Disney / Pixar Toy Story 3 Deluxe Action Figure Spin Kicking Buzz Lightyear

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Jan 172012
 

I present Spin Kicking Buzz with some trepidation.  He’s either new, or no longer available after current stocks run out.  In an effort to learn more about him, especially how his spin kick functions, I’ve discovered… no youtube videos.  No detailed photos.  No hands-on descriptions.  Many websites I visited had him removed from their sites, with phrases like “no longer available”.

What does all this mean?  Your guess is as good as mine.  Either too new to be widely available… or a limited production run that’s no longer being made. Or even a first-run new toy that’s quickly sold out before the next production run is available.  That’s what I’m hoping for, because he looks very nice, and so does the blister pack he comes in.  A Buzz Lightyear that kicks is something I don’t yet have, he’d make a nice addition to the collection.

In the meantime, what I do know is that he’s about 6″ tall, articulated (by how much seems open for debate), and when you push a button on his back, he kicks out with his right leg.  His proportions look traditional.  He has a jetpack, but it doesn’t look like the wings extend.  Can’t be sure, but the one image showing the back looked like there were no actual wings.

My take?  He’s cool, and I want one.

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