We’ve received some cool information from the fine folks at Playmates Toys who are the master toy licensee for DreamWorks Animation’s “Voltron: Legendary Defender”. You probably remember this company’s name from all the times we’ve showcased their “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” line of action figures and accessories. This January, your toybox and other action figures will be much safer thanks to the protection of the “Voltron Classic ’84 Legendary Lion” collection. Let’s take a look at the release and the images that I’ve secured.
The Press Release:
Voltron Classic ’84 Legendary Lion Overview: From days of long ago, from uncharted regions of the universe, comes a legend. The legend of Voltron, Defender of the Universe! A mighty robot, loved by good, feared by evil! Now you can take control of all five Lions from the classic television series. This line features all new technology, which means that all five of the Classic Legendary Lions combine to create the most advanced Voltron ever!
* Unlock over 60 sounds by combining all 5 Classic Legendary Lions to form a 16″ Classic Voltron. Features phrases and sound effects from the show!
* Voltron’s chest lights up.
* The Blue, Red, Green, and Yellow Lions include jaw blades and projectile firing battle accessories.
* The Red Lion comes with Voltron’s sword and the Green Lion comes with Voltron’s shield.
* The Black Lion has over a dozen sounds and phrases.
* Recommended Age: 4+
* $17.99 each for the Blue, Green, Red and Yellow Classic Legendary Lions
* $29.99 for the Black Classic Legendary Lion
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Yeah it’s pretty safe to say that I want this stuff. I always loved the classic Voltron and with the ability to take all of the lions and assemble the mighty Voltron is just an awesome thing. As a fan of the classic Transformers line that Hasbro does, anything that is something one way and becomes something else when combined with other parts works very well for me. I’ve spoken about a couple of the existing Voltron products from Playmates toys and while they were cool to have they were a little more limited in scope. These lions appear to be sturdier in construction and more capable of some heroic play or just standing proudly on your collection display shelves. Sure they are priced accordingly but in life you get what you pay for. What do you folks who are fans of Voltron think about these? Will you be purchasing them for someone in your family or for your own personal stash? Let me know down in the comments and if you haven’t seen the show or any of its trailers you can start HERE at one of our promotions for it.
Official Website: http://www.playmatestoys.com
Official Show Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voltron:_Legendary_Defender