nycPrime wrote:Next to TF, Voltron was my next favorite cartoon growing up. I spend enough money on TF, but would really like 1 nice Voltron set. Any recommendations?
Can someone explain why Toynami and Bandai both make Voltron toys? What are the major differences between the two? I noticed Toynami has a few versions as well, which is confusing to me. And Bandai has the SoG version coming out, which looks amazing. While I love the Netflix series, I'm not sure Playmates version is an option given the low quality of toys I've seen from them.
Kurona wrote:Anyone know if there's any plans on making Voltron figures based on the Netflix cartoon? I mean, I know the current design isn't exactly a far cry from the original, but still.
Cobotron wrote:I'm drunk as **** right now!
chuckdawg1999 wrote:FYI Amazon is going to have SOC Voltron shipped and sold by them for $299.99. That means 2-day shipping and a domestic release. I'm going to go that route since with Amazon gift cards I can get it for much less than $300.
nycPrime wrote:chuckdawg1999 wrote:FYI Amazon is going to have SOC Voltron shipped and sold by them for $299.99. That means 2-day shipping and a domestic release. I'm going to go that route since with Amazon gift cards I can get it for much less than $300.
I ordered mine from Eknightmedia.com. They had a pre-order price of $267 w/no tax and free shipping. I was wary but some members from another forum vouched for them and it's also a Google trusted store. They just received their inventory as they sent me an invoice and their website shows it as available, and the figure is back at full price.
Woozymoo still has it at the discounted pre-order price of $280, also free shipping and no tax.
Emerje wrote:Picked up Legendary Defender Legendary Black Lion at Walmart for $30 Monday morning. He's a really great figure, definitely suitable for both collecting and playing around with. It's super sturdy with lots of hard plastic, has a ton of articulation and clicky ratchet joints including some nice points in the wings, has a super bright LED in the chest, and a really loud speaker. The paint is perfect on the one I bought and there are a lot of nicely painted details, but I can certainly see where people would want to be cautious. The giant non-combining Voltron action figure had abysmal paint apps with lots of over and under spray and the basic figures just plain lacked paint, but my Black Lion is perfect. He is missing a couple painted details like the black rings around his joints and the gray panels on the sides of his wings, but he looks fine without them.
Only a few negatives: The SFX are good, but the voice clips aren't from the show, they're newly recorded and not so great. The Speeder is pointless and looks like a lump of black plastic. And the front legs have a block in them so they can't be rotated forward thanks to the electronics in them preventing a 360 degree rotation. He can be straight legged in the front and not much else so no easy way to do flying poses with the front legs extended out. On the bright side the rear legs have TONS of articulation, mainly for Voltron, including hip pivots and thigh swivels. He can't do a sitting or crouching pose, but he can do others.
Yeah, I'm totally sold on collecting the other four. I'll be passing on the rest of the line unless I can find them for even cheaper. Hopefully they make the pilots into figures, looking forward to seeing what Toy Fair brings!
nycPrime wrote:And yea, I love the new Netflix series and can't wait for season 2! Not a huge fan of the Playmates figures, but wouldn't mind picking it up if it was heavily discounted, which probably isn't likely.
Emerje wrote:nycPrime wrote:And yea, I love the new Netflix series and can't wait for season 2! Not a huge fan of the Playmates figures, but wouldn't mind picking it up if it was heavily discounted, which probably isn't likely.
Have you handled one of the combining Lions yet? They don't feel like anything Playmates has ever done before. It's proper hard plastic with Transformers-style tight ratchet joints all around. At least that's how the Black Lion is, I haven't found the limb Lions yet. Looks like their legs are hollow, but we're Transformers fans, we're used to that.
I'm actually a little more impressed with theses over the 24" Mattel Voltron for their size and cost.