HOLLYWOOD, Calif.—The first-day-of-issue ceremony for a set of Forever stamps featuring Buzz Lightyear from the “Toy Story” films is set for Aug. 3 at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood.
Isaac Cronkhite, the chief processing and distribution officer and executive vice president of the U.S. Postal Service, is set to speak at the 9 a.m. ceremony, which is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to RSVP.
“Go Beyond” is a pane of 20 stamps arranged in four horizontal rows of five stamps featuring the Space Ranger marooned on a planet 4.2 million light-years from Earth as depicted in “Lightyear,” the Pixar Animation Studios film which was released in theaters in June and begins streaming on Disney+ Wednesday.
Each row features the same designs of the four stamps in differing orders.
On the first row, there is a right-facing, close-up profile of Buzz in his transparent bubble helmet; a full-body profile detailing his gleaming white and green spacesuit, with the bubble slightly extending beyond the frame’s top edge; Buzz sprinting with helmet retracted, in a three-quarter rightward view, the action accentuated by a foot and elbow breaking through the design border; and a head-and-torso image of the famed space hero resolutely facing adventures ahead.
On each row, the first design repeats as the last stamp.
The set will be available Wednesday at post offices throughout the nation and online.
A Buzz Lightyear stamp was among the 2011 “Send a Hello” set featuring various Pixar characters.