monstergrotusque wrote:I;d like to get them but they are too expensive for my liking. Plus i feel the designs are a little too simplistic and "toy" like. My favourite Voltron is the original die cast version and these new Matty lions don't really have that same flavor goin on for me. I feel it's a bit of a missed opportunity to make a really cool/bad ass Voltron. At the very least they should have chromed the legs for crying out loud. But for the most part i feel the molds just need more detail. The only thing i think they have going for them is the enormous size. Which is pretty cool though.
Either way......i'm not biting.
While we on the subject of the die cast Voltrons, this revived an old debate. I remember in 80's that was both a smaller set of lions which combined into a smaller Voltron and larger set of lions. From a pure toy standpoint (not a collector item, ego, etc), which Voltron was funner to play with. Most kids wanted the bigger version (and we never had enough money to sneak in either one into my toy collection, I had rubber one instead), but I actually wanted the smaller version, because there are more available Robeast nominees for a smaller Voltron (Masters of Universe, some TFs, etc, w/ the rubber one I had, the Evil Horde Slime was not off limits). In contrast, the only fair Robeast nominees for the larger Voltron was the likes of Fortress Maximus, Scorponok, etc (Shockwave might have been too short).