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Ultimate Buzz Lightyear + More Interactive Toy Story [UPDATE]

You. Are. A TOY! We’ll be hearing that phrase a lot from fans of all ages when the re-release of Toy Story/Toy Story 2 in 3D (and everything tied in with it) comes out this October. 

We’ve seen Toy Story merchandise come and go (and come back again) but the upcoming wave is more interactive than ever before. The new Ultimate Buzz Lightyear Robot premieres later this year and it’s probably the coolest Buzz ever! If you think the name is familiar, you’d be right, it’s in the same vein as Ultimate WALL•E. Not only will this new Buzz be of good size (at 16 inches) but he’s got 100 different phrases, interactive games, and different motions (via a 15 command controller) which you can even program yourself!

The best part is that you can actually talk to Buzz and he’ll realistically respond! When you first take him out of the box, the futuristic toy even thinks he’s a real Space Ranger. In fact, saying "Star Command" triggers him to contact the spaceman’s HQ! To add more realism, guess what happens when you say "You are a toy!" Yup. He realizes he’s a "child’s play thing", just like in the movie!

Speaking of keeping true to the original source, the new models for Mr. Potato Head and RC are going to be more real than ever! If Mr. Potato Head wasn’t funny enough already, all of his body parts will shoot out with a clap of your hands in the spud’s real life version. Also, RC won’t be just any other remote controlled car, he’ll have the trademark "puppy-like bounce" as seen in the movie! This is all, of course, part of John Lasseter’s vision alongside the people at Disney Toymorrow who call this the definitive Toy Story collection!

Update: Gizmodo has more on the Ultimate Buzz toy including the price tag ($130-$150) and a video

I’m very tempted to buy this new Buzz, sounds expensive… Your thoughts?

(via Wired)

0 Responses to Ultimate Buzz Lightyear + More Interactive Toy Story [UPDATE]

  1. Anonymous says:

    WOW. What a COOL toy! want one…but didnt see the Ultimate WALL•E over here in NZ, so chances are slim for the Ultimate Buzz… ho hum.

  2. But does it fly…? I used to have one of those when I was little. Glad it’s coming back ‘round again.

  3. martini833 says:

    Rachel: With its pop-out wing action… it falls with style!! 😛

  4. Anonymous says:

    Hmm, it sounds like an awesome toy, Don’t get me wrong, but I feel like its going overboard. The size for one, I mean 16 inches? That’s huge. it sounds like the smaller one, from the definitive line will be more my style. I cant say the puppeteering feature doesn’t sound tempting though. I guess I’d have to see it myself first. I’m wondering if he can even walk, as his design is pretty top heavy.

    But I feel like all that added cost could be better spent. it made sense for Wall-e, but not Buzz, he was meant to be a Toy, he doesn’t need to be “ultimate”.

    I might pass on this one. RC sounds great though.

    Cant wait to see the definitive collection. Even something as simple as more detailed pain jobs (like the painted hands on ultimate buzz here) would be exciting for me.

  5. uruseiranma says:

    If his wings could pop out like in the film, as well as that karate-chop action, then maybe I’d be more impressed.

    AS it is, I’d prefer the older, original Buzz design where aside from minor technical bits, the kids still had to use their own ingenuity to make Buzz fly and interactively talk.

  6. Bryko614 says:

    Talking toys bug me because they basically remove all imagination from playing with toys. And usually they’re way too loud and won’t shut up.

  7. annarborjack says:

    That video is funny 🙂

  8. Mitch says:

    Bryko614 makes a good point. Nevertheless, this is pretty snazzy. I might play with it once it pops up in my local Toys R’ Us store….

    Thanks for the information!

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