To the mailbox and beyond!

The universe’s most famous space ranger, Buzz Lightyear, will add another notch to his belt of popularity as the United States Postal Service honors the galactic hero with its own Forever postage stamps this month in an edition special titled “Go Beyond”.

It’s the perfect time as Disney/Pixar’s animated “Toy Story” spinoff “Lightyear” has wrapped its theatrical release and is now available to watch on Disney+ and other digital platforms in line. The time-traveling sci-fi adventure will also be coming to Blu-ray/DVD and 4K Ultra HD from September 13, 2022, packed full of deleted scenes, cast and crew interviews, and bonus features.

Following a official inauguration ceremony (opens in a new tab) Held Wednesday, August 3 at the historic El Capitan Theater in Hollywood, these colorful first-class stamps were unveiled to commemorate the cocky Star Command astronaut who was introduced to fans in 1995’s “Toy Story.”

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“Buzz Lightyear captured our hearts and imaginations in the first ‘Toy Story’ movie”, says Isaac Cronkhite (opens in a new tab), director of logistics and processing operations for the Postal Service and executive vice president at the event. “He taught us heroism, loyalty and perseverance. And now he’s the star of his own feature film – ‘Lightyear’.”

Along with starring in four “Toy Story” feature films and several TV shorts and seasonal specials over the years, a real Buzz Lightyear action figure was launched aboard NASA’s Space Shuttle Discovery in 2008. Buzz’s fun mission journals were filed during his 15-month orbit on the ISS and supported NASA’s ongoing educational efforts in STEM fields.

Buzz Lightyear Forever Stamps

Buzz Lightyear Forever Stamps (Image credit: US Postal Service)

“Go Beyond” is a $12 pane of 20 stamps arranged in four horizontal rows of five stamps, all featuring the iconic image of Buzz Lightyear. Greg Breeding was the art director for this sci-fi project using authentic character artwork from Pixar Animation Studios.

Each full collection sheet features Buzz Lightyear’s full body image on a green, gray and blue graphic background accompanied by the slogan “From Infinity to Forever”. The rows feature the same four patterns mixed in different orders with the phrase “GO BEYOND”.

Among the images and poses included are a close-up profile of Buzz facing right in his old-fashioned bubble helmet; a full body profile detailing Buzz’s white and green spacesuit; Buzz sprinting three-quarters to the right with his helmet fully retracted; and an image of the head and torso of the daring hero bravely facing dangerous missions ahead.

Buzz Lightyear Forever Stamps

Buzz Lightyear Forever Stamps (Image credit: US Postal Service)

“Like Buzz, the Postal Service also looked to the stars for inspiration,” Cronkhite added. “We have many stamps honoring NASA’s accomplishments, including the space shuttle and the Apollo program that took us to the moon. And then there are our STEM Education stamps that highlight the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The Postal Service takes great pride in honoring the nation’s best through our stamp program. And Buzz Lightyear certainly fits that description. The Postal Service is proud to have worked with Disney and Pixar to Bring the “Go Beyond” Forever Stamp to Buzz Customers and Fans.”

Space-loving philatelists and loyal Buzz Lightyear fans can purchase these ‘Go Beyond’ stamps at post offices nationwide, through the official Postal Store at usps.com/shopstamps (opens in a new tab)or by calling (+1) 844-737-7826.

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