Buzz Off 1984 Vintage Masters of the Universe Figure
Heroic King of the Andreenids, a bee-like species closely related to both the Kex insect people and the Arachna Spider-Warriors, Tzzzzt’s race evolved into fierce warriors, guarding their home and their ambrosia honeycombs with stubborn dignity. Although he initially preferred to keep his people’s neutrality, a sky war initiated by Skeletor gave Tzzzzt more than enough reason to ally himself with King Randor’s Masters of the Universe. He often partners with Mekaneck using his wings for airborne spying missions.
According to the Grayskull Wiki,
Buzz-Off was introduced into the Masters of the Universe toy line in 1984. He appears in four episodes of the cartoon series by Filmation. His episodes were:
- Island of Fear
- Disappearing Dragons
- The Good Shall Survive
- Search for a Son
Buzz-Off’s Bee People are the main focus of the episode “The Good Shall Survive”, in which they come under attack by Skeletor, but Buzz-Off’s role in the episode is actually little more than a cameo, other members of his race receiving a stronger focus (the cartoon was even drawing to a close when he was incarnated). In “Disappearing Dragons” and “Search for a Son” he is teamed up with Mekaneck, a natural pairing due to the spying abilities of both characters.
Buzz-Off was leader and representative of Eternia’s Bee People–humanoid bees that lived in colonies and harvested Eternia’s honey. He often discussed matters of state with King Randor at the Royal Palace and aided the Heroic Warriors. He flew and scouted large areas with his X-ray vision goggles. As a warrior, he possessed greater-than-average strength and used a lance weapon capable of electrical discharges.
In the 1983 MOTU mini comics, Buzz-Off was shown to be an accomplished aerial fighter as well as an excellent scout and spy. He possessed a natural form of radar which would alert him to dangers. His claw hands could neutralize opponents with a painful sting. A talented composer of tall tales, Buzz-Off was infamous for relating gruesome stories around the campfire, causing many of his fellow warriors to disbelieve him at times.