Feb 272012
 

It’s not often that I find a bad Buzz Lightyear toy.  Really hate when that happens.  In this case, they’ve got a cool idea… a toy pistol just like Buzz’s laser from his Star Command cartoons.  It fires soft darts, seems like a really fun toy.  But a quick look at the customer review score shows big trouble.  Down the list, over and over, broken, broken, broken, won’t work, broken, broken…  There are a very small number of happy parents, but a huge percentage have nothing but complaints.  Many of them tried twice before giving up, so you can double the bad reviews.  One parent reported her son caught his fingers in the mechanism.  Several reports of the toy falling apart, battery box coming off, safety foam ripped off the projectile.

There’s not much point in going further.  Even the positive reviews report safety issues.  This toy needs some serious revamping before I’d let a child play with it.

First off, it needs to use better parts, and better construction.  Second, it should place the internal working parts out of reach of small fingers.  And finally, the projectiles should be entirely made of soft foam, like Nerf toys are.  As a company, I like Mattel a lot.  Their customer service is remarkable.  But this toy is a fail.  Somebody dropped the ball at quality control when they approved this model.

Final thoughts:  Nope.  Don’t waste your money.  If you have a young star commander in need of a space pistol, try this one instead:  Toy Story 3 Buzz Lightyear Space Shooter

Toy Story Buzz Lightyear Cosmic Blaster
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Total Customer Reviews: (31)
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Product Description

Toy Story 3 Buzz Lightyear Cosmic Blaster: Help Buzz Lightyear save the galaxy from the evil Emperor Zurg with this exciting Buzz Blaster. Styled just like the one carried by Buzz Lightyear, the Buzz Blaster comes with 3 projectiles and cool laser sound effects.

Features include:

  • Based on Disney/Pixar’s New Film Toy Story 3
  • Inspired by scenes from the movie
  • Help Buzz Lightyear save the galaxy from the evil Emperor Zurg
  • Styled just like the one carried by Buzz Lightyear
  • Comes with 3 projectiles and cool laser sound effects
  • Recommended Ages: 5-8 years
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 3 x 8 inches

Product Details

  • Based on Disney/Pixar’s New Film Toy Story 3
  • Inspired by scenes from the movie
  • Help Buzz Lightyear save the galaxy from the evil Emperor Zurg
  • Styled just like the one carried by Buzz Lightyear
  • Comes with 3 projectiles and cool laser sound effects

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