Over the past couple weeks, I've been sharing with you the brand new wave of Mattel Toy Story figures that just started hitting Toys R Us stores earlier this month. First I showed off the fantastic Raygon & Angel Kitty 2-Pack (From Toy Story That Time Forgot), then the equally as cool "Fun Meal Toy" Buzz & Zurg 2-Pack (From Toy Story Toons: Small Fry) and now we have a couple of characters based on their appearances in Toy Story 2...Gaming Rex and Buzz Lightyear with Belt & Grapnel!
I haven't been an avid collector of this series of Toy Story figures, to be honest. I bought a couple of sets in the past that caught my eye (like the Toy Story of Terror and "Snake in my Boot" gift packs) but, for the most part, the single figures have been a bit too standard for me...that is until this wave of very unique, never before released characters. Now I'm hooked! I may just have to go back and get the others just to complete this series (which is exactly what I was trying to avoid, ha!).
Gaming Rex is just awesome. He was an absolute must for me (especially since the only figure I have based on that appearance is the "Buddy Pack" figure)! Buzz with Belt & Grapnel (AKA Utility Belt Buzz) is not quite as unique, but it's definitely not something I have represented very much in my collection (again, I only have the "Buddy Pack" figure of him).
Lets take a closer look at each one!
If there was any question, yes Rex's helmet is removable!
Buzz measures close to 4" tall and Rex (with helmet) stands at about 5" tall. Both are solid plastic figures with good paint jobs and limited articulation. Retail price is $8.99 each. These figures seem to be showing up at Toys R Us stores nation wide, so head to yours soon if you're looking to pick them up!
If you are having trouble finding these however, you can also check out this direct link to current eBay listings or Amazon using the links below. Act soon to complete your collection!