Go Beyond, new Forever stamps issued by the Postal Service, were dedicated Aug. 3 at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles.
The stamps feature Buzz Lightyear, the fictional space ranger who was first seen in 1995’s “Toy Story” and earlier this year starred in his own animated movie, “Lightyear.”
Buzz teaches us about “heroism, loyalty and perseverance,” said Chief Processing and Distribution Officer Isaac Cronkhite, who helped dedicate the stamps.
“Just like Buzz, the Postal Service has also looked to the stars for inspiration,” Cronkhite said, citing the many stamps that honor NASA’s accomplishments and STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — education.
Cronkhite was joined at the ceremony by Jan Coleman, vice president of global marketing partnerships, representation and inclusion at Walt Disney Studios.
“We couldn’t be more excited to work with the United States Postal Service to give fans the opportunity to bring Buzz Lightyear home with them,” Coleman said.
Buzz fans got a sneak peek at the new Go Beyond stamps in June during the red-carpet premiere of “Lightyear” in Los Angeles. The film is now streaming on Disney+.
“The Postal Service takes great pride in honoring the very best of the nation through our stamp program,” Cronkhite said. “And Buzz Lightyear certainly fits that description.”
The five stamp designs are taken from “Lightyear,” which explores the character’s origin story. Greg Breeding, the art director, used illustrations from the film.
The Go Beyond stamps are available in panes of 20 and can be purchased at Post Offices and usps.com.