Where Lightyear Flops, This Hoy Toys Buzz Figure Soars

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The golden age of Pixar may be over, but collectibles based on the once-great animation studio’s films continue to empty wallets. This week Sideshow Collectibles announced that Buzz Lightyear from his recent solo film Lightyear is getting a deluxe Hot Toys action figure.

Officially called Space Ranger Alpha Buzz Lightyear, this 12″ tall figure sports all the exact details seen in the movie. Everything is accounted for, whether it’s the dome, extending wings, wrist laser, or arm-mounted computer. Even the little robotic kitty companion Sox is included. But what is missing?

Although this figure is $345, there are no LEDs to be found on Buzz’s gear. Usually, Hot Toys finds a way to include some sort of light-up feature somewhere, and it’s odd to see it excluded on such a pricey figure.

Buzz can be pre-ordered now and should arrive sometime between July 2023 and December 2023. By then, will anyone remember that Lightyear came out?

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Meticulously crafted based on the appearance of Buzz Lightyear from the animation, the greatly detailed collectible figure features a newly developed head sculpt with separate rolling eyeballs features, a beautiful recreation of the space ranger suit and badges with multiple layers of weathering effects, highly accurate weapons including laser gun, blade, blaster cannon, a pair of handcuffs and a dynamic figure stand.

Here’s what is included for your $345:

  • One (1) Buzz Lightyear head sculpt equipped with separate rolling eyeballs features
  • Highly-accurate facial expression and detailed skin texture
  • Body with over 30 points of articulation
  • Approximately 29.5 cm tall
  • Seven (7) pieces of gloved interchangeable hands including:
    • One (1) pair of fists
    • One (1) pair of relaxed hands
    • One (1) pair of pistol holding hands
    • One (1) karate moves right hand
  • Each head sculpt is specially hand-painted
  • One (1) newly crafted Buzz Lightyear suit with weathering effects and helmet cap
  • One (1) metallic-colored wing pack with two (2) styles of interchangeable wings*
  • One (1) blade
  • One (1) laser gun
  • One (1) blaster cannon (attachable to right forearm)
  • One (1) Sox robotic cat*
  • One (1) Sox’s computer*
  • One (1) pair of handcuffs
  • A dynamic figure stand with movie logo and character nameplate

*Exclusive to Deluxe Version

What do you think about this Hot Toys figure? Would you pick it up and mod Buzz to be more like his Toy Story counterpart? Let us know below.

[Source: Sideshow Collectibles]


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