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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Defender Buzz Lightyear Poseable 5 Inch High Action Figure
- Buzz Lightyear figure
- Poseable design
- Great for fans of the films
- Colour: Multi-coloured
- Size: 18cm