Voltron/Golion collecting and fandom?

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Re: Voltron/Golion collecting and fandom?

Postby D-Maximus_Prime » Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:58 pm

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So I bought the diecast lions... They are actually really cool. Feel like they should've been a bit cheaper, but they are fun. And dense, holy farts!
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Re: Voltron/Golion collecting and fandom?

Postby carytheone » Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:15 pm

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D-Maximus_Prime wrote:So I bought the diecast lions... They are actually really cool. Feel like they should've been a bit cheaper, but they are fun. And dense, holy farts!
Die-cast to the Maximus Prime.

How much of them are actually metal? It appeared to me that only the main torso was die-cast :-?
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Re: Voltron/Golion collecting and fandom?

Postby D-Maximus_Prime » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:28 am

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carytheone wrote:
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:So I bought the diecast lions... They are actually really cool. Feel like they should've been a bit cheaper, but they are fun. And dense, holy farts!
Die-cast to the Maximus Prime.

How much of them are actually metal? It appeared to me that only the main torso was die-cast :-?

First, some pictures for you:
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As for metal, I think the main torso sections of each are the only metal, but there is a lot. He is really heavy.
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Re: Voltron/Golion collecting and fandom?

Postby nycPrime » Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:48 am

I finally bit on the Metal Defender set. Paid $55 pre-tax with the current deals @ Target. I probably still overpaid but I really wanted a Netflix Voltron. And I have interest in the regular set.
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Re: Voltron/Golion collecting and fandom?

Postby william-james88 » Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:56 am

nycPrime wrote:I finally bit on the Metal Defender set. Paid $55 pre-tax with the current deals @ Target. I probably still overpaid but I really wanted a Netflix Voltron. And I have interest in the regular set.

Great price, they are 30$ CAD here each which is **** insane. I bought them at $20 each since it felt like a deal compared to the $30 and felt it was the biggest waste of money I ever spent, so I brought it back. I much preffer the bigger figures, I feel I get much more for my money.
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Re: Voltron/Golion collecting and fandom?

Postby nycPrime » Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:26 pm

Oops, meant to say I did NOT have interest in the regular set. It's a little too big for me. I do wish the metal defender set was a little bigger to scale with the SOC version as well as CW/UW TFs. That would be tons of fun.
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Re: Voltron/Golion collecting and fandom?

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:35 pm

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Still waiting on them to hit Amazon
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Re: Voltron/Golion collecting and fandom?

Postby nycPrime » Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:29 pm

chuckdawg1999 wrote:Still waiting on them to hit Amazon

The die-cast ones? Amazon has the individual lions for $18 last I checked. $15 at TRU and Target. Target's website says the box set is their exclusive.
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Re: Voltron/Golion collecting and fandom?

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:50 pm

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chuckdawg1999 wrote:Still waiting on them to hit Amazon

The die-cast ones? Amazon has the individual lions for $18 last I checked. $15 at TRU and Target. Target's website says the box set is their exclusive.


Thanks for letting me know. I was waiting on the box set
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Re: Voltron/Golion collecting and fandom?

Postby D-Maximus_Prime » Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:07 am

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Both the large and the die cast sets are awesome. I have no regrets owning both of them
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Re: Voltron/Golion collecting and fandom?

Postby nycPrime » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:11 am

Finally opened up and played with the Metal Defender Voltron. It's okay, basically as advertised. It's not worth more than the $60 I paid for it.

Pros:
- Die cast adds nice heft for a smaller figure
- Looks pretty cool
- Red/Green lions mouth are spring loaded to close. At first I didn't like this, but it makes holding the weapon so much easier.

Cons (repeating what many have already said)
- Lack of head articulation
- Close together thighs + wide legs = splitting his feet further apart than typically looks normal
- Wings don't spread apart
- While I like the looks, one aesthetic that annoys me is the presence of the tails in Voltron form.
- General lack of quality. By this, I mean there are bunch of little things that add up to annoy me. A few paint imperfections, the black lion ears being just crooked enough to annoy me, etc. This is my biggest con and makes me think it's not worth more than $60.
- To a lesser degree, I don't like how the arms transform. I realize this is accurate to the Netflix Voltron. Just not a fan of folding in the lion arms into the torso.

Overall still a fun figure and I'm glad I have it. Between this and the SOC version, I'm pretty sure I don't need another Voltron. Can't wait to pose it with the SOC version.
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