The Toy Story 3 Deluxe Talking Buzz Figure is a major departure from Buzz Lightyear’s normal sculpt. With a blockier build and more cartoony look, he’s got his pros and cons. I do like the size- at 6 inches tall, he’s a good size for toddlers, and a nice mid-range size for collectors wanting to balance their display. The cartoony look seems more child-friendly, as does the overall design.
For his size, he has a nice feature set; speaks a few phrases (3 to 5), is minimally poseable. The product description says “fully articulated”. I disagree. If you look closely at the joints, his movement is limited. It’s decent, for a mid-sized Buzz, but definitely not to the level of the average 12″ Buzz. The voice is activated by the round red button.
The wings come off, and battery access is beneath the wings. This is part of the pro/con I mentioned. The wings will pop off, rather than break. That’s good. But it also makes them easier to misplace. Another plus/minus is the helmet, which does NOT open or close. This could be mildly disappointing to a child, but it’s also safer for a toddler.
I’m a bit of a purist, and usually prefer my Buzz Lightyears to look accurate, but this design works nicely. Even with the changes in head and overall proportions, he still has the “Buzz Lightyear / Toy Story” feel. They did a good job keeping his essence true to character.
Customer reviews are overwhelmingly high, at 4 or 5 stars. The one single exception was due to price. As always, it pays to do your research before buying. (But then, that’s why you’re here reading this, right?) :^)
Final thoughts: Well-done figure, imaginative approach. On a personal basis, I quite like him, and wouldn’t mind adding him to my collection. Compared to the normal heavy 12″ figure, this Buzz is more durable, and easier to carry around. Very suitable for toddlers.
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From the Manufacturer Toy Story 3 Deluxe Talking Figures: Your favorite Toy Story 3 characters are ready to speak their minds. 6-inch fully articulated figure says 3 to 5 key phrases from the film at the touch of a button. With the simple touch of a button or pull of a string, your favorite Toy Story 3 characters will say phrases straight from the film. Each stylized figure is just waiting to speak its mind. Product Description This pose-able, electronic figure features phrases from the Toy Story 3 movie! This action figure is perfect for recreating your favorite movie scenes and bringing the magic of Toy Story to life in your home.
- Inspired by Disney / Pixar’s new film Toy Story 3
- Listen to Buzz’s favorite phrases straight from the film
- 6-inch Fully Articulated Figure
- Says 3 to 5 key phrases from the film
- Each stylized figure is just waiting to speak its mind