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!
Amazon.com Price: $32.16 (as of 2017-04-23 23:51:42 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.
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.
- Press Buzz’s talk button for original voice & sound effects.
- Press laser button for light and laser sounds
- Retractable helmet with pop-out wings. Approximately 12″ tall
- Toy Story-Blast-Off Buzz Lightyear, press chest button for talking feature
- Press Buzz’s chest button for voice sound effects, sized to ride RC free wheel buggy
- Light up laser button with sound effect, popout wings
- Buzz’s original voice , 12 ” tall Over 30 statements
- Includes batteries