Feb 142012
 

Toy Story Rocket Running Buzz Lightyear might be one those ideas that sound better than it actually is.  Hate to say that.  Buzz Lightyear looks very cool strapped to his rocket.  You pull the string to rev him up, he says ‘Buzz Lightyear’ sayings, and runs for up to 10 feet.  He swivels left and right at the hips.  Based on the clear flywheel, plus the way his feet are attached at an offset, I have to assume that when he’s removed from the box, his feet will spin round and round in a running motion.

Buzz measures 11 x 3 x 10 inches, roughly.  As far as appearances, I’d give him a 9 out of 10. His sculpt, character, colors, and design are visually appealing.

He looks really cool, and I would have truly expected this to be a great toy.  However, I can only find 3 customer reviews on the entire web, and none of them are good.  One from Amazon complained that it arrived broken.  Okay, out of a sampling of… 1 …it’s really hard to make an overall judgement.  But over at Toys “R” Us, where I found the other two reviews, it’s not much better.  One complains that Rocket Running Buzz can’t stay standing, even when adults try, and that his child lost interest in minutes.  The other mentions that the parts are hard to move, it’s hard for children to pull the string and keep him balanced, and that Buzz is permanently attached to the rocket, so can’t be taken seperately and played with.

I’ll easily admit, 3 reviews are hardly definitive.  Especially when a toy arrives broken, it’s unfair to judge a toy by one person’s experience.  But the difficulty in making him stay upright, and the fact that he can’t be taken apart from the rocket for just plain old ‘playing’…  that has to be considered when buying a toy.

Final thoughts:  I’d have to say “No” to this one.  For a collector’s display (like mine) he might make an interesting addition.  But as a toy, he just doesn’t seem very playable.

The video below shows how he works while still boxed.  To give him at least SOME credit, his feet probably circle around in a running motion when he’s unboxed.

Toy Story Rocket Running Buzz Lightyear
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Product Description

Toy Story Rocket Running Buzz Lightyear: Get ready to set your phasers to fun. The Ultimate Action Rocket Buzz Lightyear blasts to life, igniting his jet pack, running and saying some of his favorite phrases from the film. Includes Buzz Lightyear figure and rocket jet pac.

Features include:

  • Based on the Disney/Pixar’s hit Toy Story films
  • Recreate some of your favorite scenes from the movies
  • Ultimate Action Rocket Buzz Lightyear blasts to life
  • Features some of his favorite phrases from the film
  • Includes Buzz Lightyear figure and rocket jet pack
  • Recommended Ages: 3-10 years
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 3.25 x 10 inches

Product Details

  • Inspired by the hit Disney/Pixar films, Toy Story
  • Recreate some of your favorite scenes from the movies
  • Ultimate Action Rocket Buzz Lightyear blasts to life
  • Features some of his favorite phrases from the film
  • Includes Buzz Lightyear figure and rocket jet pack

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