Toy Story 2 – Buzz Lightyear to the rescue! PRESS KIT

Toy Story 2 – Buzz Lightyear to the rescue! PRESS KIT

It’s not often that anything new and pretty much unknown is found in the world of PlayStation Collecting but this is one of those times.  Almost 20 years after the games release this appeared on eBay and seemed to slip under the radar of pretty much all but a couple of bidders.  I waited patiently for the auction to close and placed my highest bid and awaited the result fully expecting to be outbid by a much bigger spender.  The eBay app pinged to life and I had won.

So here it is for all to see a Toy Story 2 – Buzz Lightyear to the rescue! PRESS KIT.  It’s a very retailer focused press kit with a wide range of merchandising media on the disc and enclosed Brochure.  It’s all contained within a Space Ranger branded carry case with an Electronic Press Kit  (CD to us here in 2019) and a Promo Only copy of Toy Story 2 – Buzz Lightyear to the rescue! 

Very happy to add this to the collection and hope you enjoy the photos.

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Press Kit Contents 

Toy Story 2 – Buzz Lightyear to the rescue! Electronic Press Kit CD, Promo Only copy of Toy Story 2 – Buzz Lightyear to the rescue, Chocolate Coins, Retailer Information Brochure, Letter from Star Command, Space Ranger Branded Yellow Plastic carry case. 

The Press CD included in this Press Kit is one of the fullest of any press kit I have. It contains so many images, text files, .MOV clips, Trailers etc that it’s impossible to list them all here. It is very retailer focused and a fascinating insight into 1998 electronic merchandising.

Below is the 1998 Press Release text reproduced from the original text files on the Press CD.

TS2_AG_eng – Toy Story 2 – Buzz Lightyear to the rescue!

Calling All Space Rangers! 

Your intergalatic skills are required.

Enlist NOW!

Woody has been toynapped, and it’s up to you to save him.  It’s no mean feat, but thanks to your galaxy-renowned Star Command training, if anyone can do it, you can!  Quick-thinking and adventurous, you need to be brave to undertake this high-energy, fast-paced rescue mission.  There will be fun and humorous times ahead, but remember to keep your wits about you as you never know what lurks around the corner… 

To Infinity and Beyond!

Mission, codename Toy Story 2 : Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue

Objective :

  • Rescue Woody from the hands of Al, the evil toy collector

Tactics / Arsenal :

  • Spin, spring and somersault your way through 15 immense worlds.
  • Defeat devious enemies like the Prospector, Slime Monster and ultimately the Evil Emperor Zurg in 5 perilous boss battles.
  • Enlist all your friends, including Mr. Potato Head, Hamm, Rex, Slinky® Dog, Bo Peep & RC Car – their help will be second to none.
  • Unlock a full arsenal as you pass certain check points in your mission, including Rocket Jet Boots, Grappling Hook and Cosmic Shield.
  • Make full use of your awesome whirling dervish torso spin attack, acrobatic manouvers and zip line slides.

Further Information :

  • Dozens of movie clips that introduce each stage in your mission, with more clips as rewards for completion of exercises
  • Manouver through key movie locations from Andy’s House to Al’s Toy Barn
  • Featuring original character voices from the movie

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, will begin as soon as you insert the enclosed disk into either your PC or Playstation console.

Other Space Rangers are invited to join our rescue mission on 27th January 2000 earth time.  Enlist at good local games outlets and choose between:

Disney/Pixar’s Action Game, Toy Story 2

Format:  PC CD-ROM

Developer:  Travellers Tales

Publisher:  Disney Interactive

Distributor:           Infogrames

Price:     £29.99

Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue

Format:   PlayStation

Developer:   Travellers Tales

Publisher:   Activision

Distributor:   Activision

Price:

Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue

Format:  N64

Developer: Travellers Tales

Publisher:  Activision

Distributor:  Activision

Price:

Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue

Format: GameBoy Color

Developer:  Tiertex

Publisher:  Activision

Distributor:  Activision

Price: £24.99

Coming Soon:

Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue

Format: Dreamcast

Developer: Travellers Tales

Publisher:  Activision

Distributor:  Activision

Price:

YOU HAVE BEEN CHOSEN!

Notes to Editors:

Disney Interactive develops, publishes and markets a wide variety of interactive, family-orientated entertainment and educational materials, including CD-ROMs, video games and on-line products.  Since its formation in December 1994, Disney Interactive has released a number of best-selling children’s software titles and several chart-topping video games. 

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment software for personal computers and advanced console game systems such as the Sony PlayStation and Nintendo 64.  Founded in 1979, Activision posted revenues of $260 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1998.

Activision maintains publishing and development operations in the US, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan and Australia, and distribution subsidiaries in the United Kingdom and Germany.  More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company’s World Wide Web Site which is located at http://www.activision.com.

 For further information about Activision please contact:

James Beavan / Sarah Ricchuiti

Contact Details Removed

For further information on the PC version, please contact:

Contact Details Removed

For consumer enquiries, telephone Disney Interactive: 

Contact Details Removed

The Disney Interactive web site can be found at:

http://www.disney.co.uk

Original Toy Story Elements ©Disney. Toy Story 2 Elements ©Disney/Pixar. All rights reserved.  Mr. Potato Head® and Mrs. Potato Head® are registered trademarks of Hasbro, Inc. Used with permission. ©Hasbro, Inc. Slinky® Dog ©James Industries. All rights reserved.  Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and in other countries.

(c) 1999 Disney. (c) 1999 Disney/Pixar. All rights reserved.

 


Game Information

(Just in case you’ve been under a rock for 20+ Years)

Title: Toy Story 2 – Buzz Lightyear to the rescue!
Publisher: Activision.
Developer: Traveller’s Tales
Product Number: SLES-02067

The toys are back in town! Sheriff Woody, superhero Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the computer animated gang return to the big screen in Toy Story 2. A greedy toy collector has stolen Woody, and Buzz must rescue him before Andy returns from camp; Buzz enlists the help of Hamm the piggy bank, Mr. Potato Head, Rex the dinosaur and Slinky Dog to aid him in his mission. After Buzz and the gang brave the dangers of Andy’s neighborhood, the thieving collector’s toy store and the toy collector’s high rise, they are dismayed to learn that Woody has been convinced by his new pals, the Roundup Gang, to stay with them and live eternally as collectibles in a Japanese museum. It is up to Buzz to remind Woody of his toy family and of the love of their best friend and playmate, Andy. 

Now you can relive the excitement (and much of the plot) of the feature film at home on your PlayStation with Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue!. In this game you control Buzz Lightyear through fifteen levels of 3D platforming adventure. Buzz can run, jump, climb and slide. He can push certain items and perform a Super Foot Stomp to operate machinery or catapult himself into the air. To help him ward off various robots, bosses (such as the Evil Emperor Zurg) and other enemies, he is equipped with a spin attack maneuver and a laser weapon, which can be fired in regular or targeting mode. 

In each level, a character will give you as Buzz the task of finding five objects. For example, in Andy’s house you must track down five of Bo-Peep’s lost sheep. Also, each level has a time-based obstacle course or race, such as when you are in the garage and must race a remote control car around Andy’s mom’s van. Other level objectives include solving puzzles, collecting Pizza Planet tokens and finding and giving coins to Hamm. Rex the dinosaur is on hand to help guide you and give advice. 

In the last zone of the game, which takes place at the airport, you must face the Prospector. He is the leader of the Roundup Gang, which is the group of western television show toys with whom Woody hung out in the 1950s. 

BOX DESCRIPTION (Quoted from Original box Rear) :

The Countdown to Adventure is On! 

A space hero Buzz Lightyear, you’ve got your hands full. Your best buddy, Woody, has been kidnapped by a greedy toy collector and it’s going to be an all-out race against time to save him. it’s all up to you…Buzz Lightyear to the rescue! 

Thanks to https://psxdatacenter.com for their invaluable information.

 

Original Toy Story Elements ©Disney. Toy Story 2 Elements ©Disney/Pixar. All rights reserved.  Mr. Potato Head® and Mrs. Potato Head® are registered trademarks of Hasbro, Inc. Used with permission. ©Hasbro, Inc. Slinky® Dog ©James Industries. All rights reserved.  Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and in other countries.

(c) 1999 Disney. (c) 1999 Disney/Pixar. All rights reserved.

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