Steve Bolton has gone to infinity and beyond to prove he is Toy Story’s biggest fan – by officially changing his name to Buzz Lightyear.
Mechanic Steve wanted to celebrate the release of the eagerly anticipated Toy Story 3, by paying the ultimate tribute to the film’s intergalactic space-ranger Buzz.
The 26-year-old, from West Bromwich, said he had been waiting 11 years for the third film in the hit animation’s series to come out – and that he had always wanted a ‘cool’ American name like Buzz.
And Steve, or Buzz, as he’s now known, also said pals often joked that he had a chin like the animated space ranger.
As of Monday, Steve has now officially changed his name through the UK deed poll service.
He said: “I’m a massive fan of Toy Story, they are my favourite films and I’ve always thought Buzz would be the ultimate action hero – if he wasn’t a toy.
“But it’s a great name, a great film and my girlfriend is going to love telling people she’s going out with Buzz Lightyear. Her and my mates have told me before that I’ve got a cheesy grin and chin like Buzz, so perhaps it’s a fitting name change.
“I hope kids will ask me for my autograph. It’s going to feel great signing my name Buzz Lightyear and introducing myself to people at parties.”
A spokesperson for the UK Deed Poll Service said: “Steve seems to be a dedicated fan and we were more than happy to help him out with his name change.”
Source: Birmingham Mail