Mattel has officially announced several new toy tie-ins to the Lightyear movie!
While New York’s Toy Fair was cancelled this year, it’s nice to see that new products are still being introduced, as they would have been at the event. The website Action Figure Insider has shared these new toys, along with prices and descriptions. All bullet points below are quoted from that site.
Jetpack Liftoff Buzz Lightyear Figure
SRP: $49.99 | 4Y+ | Available: Fall 2022
- Introducing Jetpack Liftoff Buzz Lightyear in his iconic Space Ranger Alpha Suit with lights, sounds and jetpack exhaust.
- This toy is 11.5” tall, with pop out wings and several other awesome features.
- Kids can fuel up Buzz’s jetpack with water using the included Fuel Cell squeeze bottle, and when the figure is lifted off the ground it activates a real vapor trail as well as glowing light effects and sounds.
- When the figure lands back on the ground, all these features are automatically deactivated.
- Buzz also includes two buttons on his chest armor. One of which has Buzz speak phrases from the film while the other expands his jetpack wings and gets him ready for liftoff.
- These features, along with other figures in the line, will allow kids to recreate exciting moments from the Lightyear film as well as engage in imaginative play!
Blast and Battle XL-15
SRP: $44.99 | 4Y+ | Available: Spring 2022
- Fans will take a high speed trip to adventure with this 20-inch long Blast & Battle XL-15 spaceship with a Buzz Lightyear pilot figure that brings the huge excitement of Lightyear home!
- A jetpack with wings pops onto 5-inch Buzz’s back and shoulders, then fits with him in the cockpit.
- Use the lever under the vehicle to activate a signature movie moment for the heroic Space Ranger!
- The wings are compatible with other Lightyear Buzz XL pilots of the same scale, each sold separately and subject to availability.
- Relive the thrilling movie adventures with this spacecraft full of thrilling features sure to fuel creative storylines.
- It comes with button-activated projectile shooters on both sides, 4 projectiles, a flip-up cockpit cover and pop-down landing gear!
Hyperspeed Series Assortment
SRP: $11.99 | 4Y+ | Available: Spring 2022
- The Hyperspeed Series includes a fleet of vehicles inspired by the vehicles and spacecraft from Disney and Pixar’s Lightyear.
- These toys represent cool spaceships, ground vehicles and pods, including Buzz Lightyear’s speedy XL rocket ships and each comes with a small character figure to pilot the way to adventure.
- The vehicles are approximately 6 inches long with fold out landing gear! The figures are approximately 1.5 inches tall with movable joints to let them to sit in the cockpit.
- The series includes vehicles and figures of both heroes and foes, for recreating Lightyear storylines and simulating exciting battle play!
- The vehicles include movie-accurate decoration and detail. Fans will want to collect all the vehicles to complete the fleet to create thrilling Lightyear displays.
Robot Companion Sox Feature Plush
SRP: $39.99 | 3Y+ | Available: Spring 2022
- The Robot Companion Sox Feature Plush is a cuddly way to play with the cute and clever cat character from Disney and Pixar’s Lightyear!
- Press Sox’s front paw and the plush comes to life. When activated, one of the 20+ phrases will play and Sox’s mouth will move as he says them.
- With soft fur and stitched details, this feature plush celebrates the character from the film with movie-accurate details.
Imaginext Lift and Launch Star Command
SRP: $79.99 | 3-8Y | Available: Fall 2022
- Kids can “blast off” into hyperspeed, just like Buzz Lightyear in Disney and Pixar’s film Lightyear, with this Imaginext® Lift & Launch™ Star Command interactive playset from Fisher-Price®.
- Space Rangers-in-training can help Buzz Lightyear reach hyperspeed by “launching” and “flying” the XL-14 spaceship from the Star Command tower.
- Need more power? Kids can send Buzz Lightyear up the elevator and across the extendable catwalk where they can attach extra engines and a fuel cell to the ship. Prepare for a Lightyear-sized lift off!
First off, I’m definitely gonna need Sox. And judging from the Izzy and Morrison toys I mentioned in my last post, there are still more toys to come than what’s listed here. But just going by what was introduced today, I did notice a few more little movie details in the descriptions. (These bullet points are my own observations.)
- Buzz’s signature spacesuit is called an Alpha Suit.
- The thing he’s been carrying in all the book cover illustrations is officially called a fuel cell.
- His ships are called XL-01, XL-02, XL-07, and XL-15.
- The Zurg bots seem to be called Zyclops.
Again, I’m not going into any sort of detailed analysis, since I’d likely say something “wrong” in the sci-fi realm. And I know there are a LOT of opinions out there about what’s “right” as far as these toys go, too. But for me, I’m just excited to see them, and can’t wait for this stuff to start popping up in stores. It’ll be great to see Buzz’s face plastered everywhere this summer (at least I hope it will be). It’s always more fun to have something to hunt for when you’re out shopping!
Images © Disney/Pixar and Mattel.