The remote control with all 15 keys shown.
Here’s the infrared transmitter.
Buzz while he was talking did not register. Buzz
will break up the game play now and then with
brief comments. However, when Buzz is not
speaking, he consistently registers hits and misses,
and reports them to the player.
Remote Control Action
Directional buttons on the remote turn Buzz
left and right, and move him backward and
forward. Function and Action Command buttons
activate Buzz in one of 11 ways.
For example, in Space Ranger (SR) mode, the
robot responds with sayings and actions based on
the assumption Buzz is truly a Space Ranger. In
Toy Buzz (Buzz) mode, Buzz responds with his
newfound understanding that he really is a toy.
Our cat doesn’t quite know what to make of Buzz
which is about how she reacted to the robot mouse
she got for Christmas.
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The microphone button turns the built-in mic
on and off. Action buttons include Fire Laser, Star
Command, Salute, Gimme 5, and To Infinity and
Beyond — each prompting a vocal and physical
sequence such as laser firing, calling star
command, and giving a high five to the user.
In my opinion, the Ultimate Buzz Lightyear
robot is closer in appearance and action to the
“real deal” than any other replica or toy has come.
Especially when his head and eyelids move. While
some data on the Thinkway Toys site suggests that
his wings pop out and light up, this did not
happen when I tested the product.
Children of all ages can turn a passion for
learning into hours of fun with Buzz, whether he’s
played with straight out of the box, or gets a few
refinements from his “superior officer.” SV
Ultimate Buzz Lightyear toy maker
Explore Ultimate Buzz Lightyear videos on
Google and You Tube.
PCmag video on You Tube
Engadget video on You Tube
Engadget article about Buzz
Kids TechReview article