Journal: News & Comment

Friday, March 22, 2002
# 8:44:00 PM:

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You are a toy

The Buzz Lightyear Blowout last night at our local Disney Store led me to pick up a half-price Interstellar Buzz Lightyear "Ultimate Talking Action Figure" for $20 (tax included) for my daughters, who are Buzz fans.

The strange thing is, since the original Buzz Lightyear from the Toy Story movies was designed as a computer-generated version of a toy, the actual toy is the same size and has the same surface texture, so it looks frighteningly like the original -- much as if the R2-D2 toys from my childhood had been actual size and made of metal. It was enough that when I left Buzz posed standing on the stove, I walked into the kitchen and expected him to start walking around and talking like Tim Allen.


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