Hands On Video: Disney Ultimate Buzz Lightyear

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PCMag Editor in Chief Lance Ulanoff takes a first look at Disney’s new holiday offering, Ultimate Buzz Lightyear–a programmable robotic toy.

He’s landed on our strange planet, and he’s ready for any task you have. No, I don’t mean Lance Ulanoff–I’m talking about the Disney Ultimate Buzz Lightyear ($199.99 direct, $129.99 to $149.99 street). This programmable robot toy is remarkably lifelike and engaging, which is helped by 7 motors and 3 sensors.

Buzz responds to 6 voice commands and can walk, talk (over 100 sayings voiced by Allen himself), blink, move his arms and legs, swivel his head, fire his “laser,” and even high-five you. He comes with a 15-function remote control. And using what Disney calls “Puppeteering Programming,” you can move his arms, legs, and head into a series of new positions and record the sequence for playback.

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