Have I mentioned before that the 25th anniversary series both frustrates and inspires? Articulation, fit and proportion issues were balanced with innovations that would be improved upon in the modern line. For me, the accessories were the most solid aspect of the figures. Whether harnesses, backpacks or weapons, I was impressed. The designers improved on many of the old weapon designs.
Buzzer is a perfect example. Now, there’s nothing wrong with the vintage Buzzer’s accessories. The chainsaw, flail and gas can backpack remain amazing bits of detail that give even more personality to the figure. The increased level of detail on the newer figures dictates more detail in accessories. The chainsaw included with this new figure is amazing. Granted, it’s not a copy of the classic chainsaw rifle, but it is loaded with detail. Given the new style’s increased articulation, Buzzer can hold the weapon with two hands. The saw is also scaled up to the new figures’ slightly larger size. This is one large and mean looking chainsaw. The red flame paint job tops it off perfectly.
The backpack, though it seems to be unchanged at first glance, is all new. The size again has been reworked to better balance with the figure’s scale, and they painted it red. I still have to wonder about the wisdom of walking around in battle with a gas can strapped to your back, but maybe I’m thinking too much. Unfortunately, the bladed flail weapon didn’t make the transition to the new figure.
The figure itself retains the standard Buzzer look, albeit updated a bit. He gets a little shoulder armor this time around, and has traded in his 80’s shades for something more contemporary. Some of the weird proportions pop up too, as he’s the victim of a small waist and comparably thunderous thighs. He should lay off the grape soda and chocolate donuts.