Jan 272012
 

Mixed feelings about this one.  Buzz has a brand new costume, part of the Toy Story Space lineup of figures.  I like the looks.  As great as the traditional suit is, an occasional variation can be a lot of fun.  Especially when it’s an excellent design.

With Toy Story Space Buzz, all the normal white space has been changed to black.  There seems to be no other color change.  He’s at that mid-range size, just under 6 inches tall.  One of the nicer parts of this figure is his articulation.  His shoulders, hips, elbow, and knees are moveable.  At this size, normally the articulation is less.  He comes with helmet in the ‘open’ position.  It does not move.  Seems kind of odd, if this is the ‘Space’ series, you’d think he’d need his helmet to close.

As far as extras, he comes with a (relatively) large gun that fires a single plastic missile.  Other than that, his bonus features are sparse to none.  No voice.  No laser sounds.  No wings.  Don’t be too upset, that’s pretty normal for this size.  He makes a great display piece.  Actually, his better-than-average articulation (for a mid-size) and durability make this Buzz a pretty good choice as a toy.  Just remember, he’s a basic action figure.  No big flashy features.

Up to this point, all is well, and I’m loving Space Buzz.  But here’s the sticking point:  At this moment, his price is $61.99.

Notice where the decimal point is?  Sixty-plus dollars?  His original retail price was more like $10.  What happened?

So I puttered around the internet a bit.  Checked ebay.  Apparently, this little guy is very hard to get.  He’s either right around $60, or he’s not available.  Every site I could find with the original retail price listed him as no longer available.

Maybe this will change in the future.  But for now, I would have to think VERY seriously before shelling that much money out.  Sure, he’s nicely done.  But for that kind of money, you can get a full-size Buzz with all the bells and whistles.

So, final thoughts?  Don’t do it.  Not unless you really, truly, need this to complete a set.  Go to garage sales.  Check out flea markets.  Otherwise, the money could be better spent on a different Buzz.

Just to give you the idea, this video shows Buzz.  At one point, the reviewer has a short for-fun video of an adventure the toys have.  Remember, that’s voice-over.  Not the actual toy speaking.  :^)

Toy Story Space Buzz Lightyear Figure
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Disney Toy Story Space Buzz Lightyear Figure

Travel to infinity and beyond with Disney Toy Story Space Buzz Lightyear Figure. Blast off into outer space with Buzz Lightyear and embark on a memorable space travel adventure.

Why You’ll Love It: Buzz Lightyear looks cool and realistic in his high-tech spacesuit with buttons and in his blue utility belt.

Age: 3 years and up

Features

  • Realistic design
  • Durable for repeated play
  • Flexible body with movable arms and legs
  • Gun shoots out a missile

Includes: Early Toy Story 3 artwork

Product Details

  • Based on characters from Disney/Pixar’s hit film franchise, Toy Story
  • Kids will love created all new space adventures with this new collection of Toy Story action figures
  • Blast into fun with the popular Toy Story characters in new space theme collection
  • Space themed Toy Story figures dressed for out-of-this-world adventures
  • Buzz Lightyear in a totally new spacesuit

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