Friday, October 7, 2016
Toy Story: Bug Face Buzz Lightyear Movie Collectible Figure
This Toy R Us exclusive Toy Story "Bug Face Buzz Lightyear" was released by Mattel in 2009 as part of their "Movie Collectibles" line of premium action figures. This was a very cool assortment of articulated figures featuring a unique selection of characters housed in "display worthy" collector packaging. For whatever reason though, I never picked them up back in the day and now I'm stuck trying to track them down on eBay (at least the select few that really interest me). This one was a must have.
In addition to Bug Face Buzz here, the line also included a standard Buzz Lightyear, Rocky Gibraltar (which I showed off HERE), Cereal Dunk Woody (seen HERE) a standard Woody, Hamm, Bo Peep and Jingle Joe.
This figure is directly based off the scene in Toy Story when Buzz jumps down into Andy's mom's van after hitching a ride on the outside. "Even though you tried to terminate me", he tells Woody, "revenge is not an idea we promote on my planet."
Man did they get the look right with this one! His grumpy facial expression is taken directly from the film and the splat bug detail is brilliant. The paint job here is top notch as well- I love how they even made sure to "dirty" him up a little bit.
There have been many, many Buzz figures over the last 21 years, but this is the only version out there with a smashed bug on his helmet. That makes this one incredibly unique! I wish they would do more subtle scene specific variations like this (Cereal Dunk Woody is a good example of that as well).
Lets take a closer look at him out of the package...
Buzz measures about 4" tall, has articulation in his neck, arms, elbows, legs, knees and wrists (basically everywhere minus his ankles) and stands on his own without any balance issues. It's a really fabulous figure overall.
His helmet can be opened...but make sure the air is breathable! ;) I also noticed his hands are curled into fists as well; ready for that classic gas station tussle with Woody. Nice detail once again.
Visit eBay using this direct link to check out current listings. I was able to snag it just last week for around $18. Best of luck on the hunt if you're looking to add this one to your Toy Story collection! Please let me know what you think in the comment section below.