Just when I think I have found every version of Buzz Lightyear I could possibly find, another one appears on a store shelf. This time it’s Mini-Buzz from the Pixar Short, Small Fry:
Here is the condensed synopsis: At a fast-food chicken restaurant called Poultry Palace, Mini-Buzz Lightyear complains that he will never be played with because he’s just a display toy. Mini-Zurg (who actually prefers to stay) wants nothing to do with any attempt to change the way things are.
Bonnie is playing with the real Buzz in a ball pit when Mini-Buzz secretly climbs in and pulls the real Buzz underneath the balls so that Bonnie ends up picking up Mini-Buzz when she leaves the restaurant. Once Mini-Buzz gets home, he explains to the other toys that the balls in the ball pit shrunk him, and proceeds to generally annoy the whole gang.
In the end, the real Buzz makes his way home, where his friends have already subdued the annoying Mini-Buzz.
He is returned to the restaurant and all is back to ‘normal’. Of course, lots of other stuff happens along the way!
The Toy Story franchise has teased us with many toys within the movies, especially Toy Story 2, that you just can’t buy in the real world. So it was thrilling (yes, I’m that big of a Nerd) to find these fictitious fast-food toys in my local Toys-R-Us!
2.5″ of Fun!
I love my full-sized Buzz Lightyear action figures (yes, I have more than one, and yes, I’m still that big of a Nerd) but I just can’t resist these little versions! They came in a companion pack:
Let’s look at Buzz first:
And He’s Posable, Too!
Now let’s have a look at Emperor Zurg:
Only His Arms are Posable
So these guys may be Small Fry, but are they awesome, or what?
Now we all know that Buzz Lightyear is a Space Ranger (at least, I think that’s the term we’re looking for). But would you like to meet The Original Space Ranger? Just click the link!