Some loved it. Some hated it. Some thought Tim Allen should have voiced Buzz Lightyear. Some understood why the filmmakers opted to use Chris Evans instead. Me? I haven’t even seen the film yet! I’m interested but will probably wait for its Disney+ debut in August.
In a nutshell, the film is a spin-off of the Toy Story films and the fifth installment overall. Although it features Buzz Lightyear, he’s not the plastic toy version. Instead, it stars the ‘real’ Buzz Lightyear as he was portrayed in a film that characters within the main Toy Story universe would have watched, in which Lightyear is a human “space ranger”. Got that? Good.
Let’s move on to the Lightyear movie Funko Pop! figures that I just couldn’t resist:
These figures are highly detailed and just amazing! Sometimes a purchase is a no-brainer, and these Funko Pop! figures fell under that designation in spades.
Some of these figures I keep in the box, especially the ones that are top heavy and so can’t stand on their own. These figures don’t have that problem. So I will take them out for display but will keep the boxes.
Now let’s have a look at the figures themselves:
Strangely enough, I like the back of the Buzz Lightyear figure the best! But does his jumpsuit look a bit like the Star Wars rebel gear?
I’ve heard some fans didn’t like the new look for Zurg. His figure does look more like a robot than the cartoon version. But I’m not sure that’s a bad thing.
Box Office isn’t always the best gauge of a movie’s quality. Lightyear didn’t perform as Pixar had anticipated, but going up against the Tom Cruise powerhouse that has become the Top Gun sequel likely didn’t help!
As always, whether the movie is good or sucks, the true measure of its greatness is… The Merchandise! And in the case of these Funko Pop! figures, they go ‘To Infinity and Beyond’ awesome.