To infinity and beyond! The 2010 computer-animated 3D summer blockbuster, Toy Story 3 is the third film in the Pixar series. Complete with famous voiceovers by celebrities like Tom Hanks, Tim Allen and Joan Cusack, this feature film broke records as taking the biggest single day sales for an animated film.

The movie, which opens with a Western-style action sequence featuring fictional characters Woody, Buzz, Jessie, Bullseye and Rex, focuses on 17-year-old Andy’s transition to college and the fact that he has finally outgrown his old toys.

Buzz Lightyear, one of the film’s main characters, is a space ranger first seen in Toy Story when he was a birthday gift for Andy. At that time, Buzz didn’t understand that he was a toy, believing himself to be a real space ranger. Since the first movie in 1995, he has been one of the most popular characters and as such has a whole raft of toys made in his image.

Don’t Get The Wrong One

The updated Toy Story 3 Jet Pack Buzz Lightyear is tipped to be one of the most popular Christmas toys this year. Just make sure you get the ‘new’ one and not one of the previous versions that look exactly the same.

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What’s New?

This Buzz Lightyear figure is still pretty big at 12″ tall and fully poseable. He comes complete with his signature rocket pack, upgraded and more accurate pop-out wings, new and improved realistic laser arm lights and retractable helmet to allow for interactive play. More than 30 all new phrases in the well known movie voice, make Buzz come alive. The rocket pack which is what this toy is all about, also bursts with exciting afterburner jet lights and blast off sound effects. The various buttons on his chest can be pressed for the following actions:

  • Red oval – mission mode
  • Blue oval – movie phrases
  • Green oval – movie phrases
  • Red round – pop out wings
  • Arm button – light and laser sound effects

Is It Any Good?

As with all of the Toy Story 3 toys, your kids will be able to recreate many of Buzz’s famous movie scenes with this highly detailed and realistic toy. It is suitable for children aged 4 and above but does require 3 AAA batteries – one set are included. It will offer hours of Toy Story fun and imaginative play with the jet pack, pop out wings and various buttons making it an active and dynamic toy. Toys with moving parts are always more popular than their static counterparts. The movie phrases such as “I’m Buzz Lightyear” and “approaching target” also make Buzz a top choice as children love to pretend their action figures are communicating with them or each other.

The only downsides are that he can fall over easily if not positioned carefully, the knee and ankle joints are quite stiff, some of the stickers can peel off and it is quite loud with no off switch – you’ve been warned!

Overall, this Buzz Lightyear Jet Pack toy is a must have for any Buzz fan and is likely to be hard to find the closer we come to Christmas, so BUY NOW!

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