UK a-Buzz over Disney action hero
Published 05/11/2010 | 08:49
Toy Story action hero Buzz Lightyear has become Disney's top-selling toy of all time in the UK, the company has reported.
More than a million of the 12-inch action figures have been sold in the UK alone since the launch of Toy Story 15 years ago, with sales of more than 50,000 expected ahead of Christmas, Disney said.
Disney Store Europe joint managing director Teresa Tideman said: "Buzz Lightyear captured the nation's hearts when he first appeared 15 years ago and his popularity has continued to grow.
"This year we expect that the Buzz Lightyear action figure will once again be sitting eagerly under thousands of Christmas trees in the UK."
Disney's top 10 predicted sellers for this Christmas are: 1. Buzz Lightyear action figure (Toy Story); 2. Extra large plush toys in various characters including Mickey and Minnie Mouse; 3. Playscene sets (from assorted films); 4. Woody doll (Toy Story); 5. Jessie action figure (Toy Story); 6. Character pyjamas; 7. Lots-O-Huggin Bear (Toy Story); 8. Toy Story 3 DVD; 9. Christmas mug; 10. Fairy costumes.