If you’re heading to the Comic Con International: San Diego next week AND are a fan of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, then you are going to want to be on the lookout for this exclusive set that will be making an appearance care of the fine folks at Playmates Toys. Check out the skinny below.
The Press Release:
Playmates Toys, the longtime master toy licensee for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, will offer four San Diego Comic-Con exclusive figures that are based on Nickelodeon’s brand-new animated series, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Each figure will retail for $30 and will be available from Thursday to Sunday (July 19-22) at Nickelodeon’s booth, #4113.
I’ve begun showcasing the assorted awesome that will be available at this years Comic Con International: San Diego convention but you can call it SDCC for short since I so don’t like typing that long name over and over. To keep this one simple, here is the brand-new Voltron: Legendary Defender set from Playmates Toys. Check it out.
Voltron Hyper-Phase Legendary Lion Assortment Set Overview: To achieve Hyper-phase mode, the Voltron team taps into Princess Allura’s unique connection to the Quintessence to imbue the Lions with energy, upgrading their weapons and supercharging the Lions!
· Prepare for the complete Voltron experience!
· The Hyper-Phase Legendary Lions are fully articulated, with unique projectile launchers for stand-alone play – and they can also transform and combine with the other Hyper-Phase Legendary Lions to form a 16″ fully articulated Voltron figure!
· Each Lion has all new designs, is highly articulated and includes a unique speeder and pilot.
· The Blue, Red, Green and Yellow Lions come with distinct weapons like the Blue Lion’s Hydro Cannon and the Red Lion’s Magma Disc launcher!
· The Black Lion has lights, phrases and sound effects from the show!
· Unlock over 50 sounds by combining all 5 Legendary Lions to form 16″ Voltron for out of this world fun!
MSRP: $129.99 for the 5-piece box set
Available from the following Comic Con vendors:
ThinkGeek/Gamestop – Booth 3349
Toynk Toys – Booth 815/4437
Entertainment Earth – Booth 2343
Trendsetters/Sure Thing Toys – Booth 4730
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: With the holiday just having passed us, I will only say this – “I have a lot to catch up to” and with that let’s close up by saying how awesome this new Voltron set is. Sure its a tad pricey but its five different components and they all look to be rather sturdy and its big. You get what you pay for my friends and you sure don’t want to miss out on this one if you are attending the convention. We don’t get to SDCC which is a shame but we do NYCC so yeah. What do you think of this exclusive Voltron? Chime in down below and be sure to absorb the rest of the images below our links.
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+ Continue reading Playmates Toys Presents: “Voltron Classic ’84 Legendary Lion” Collection→
As previously discussed, the San Diego Comic Con is heading right at us and it is loaded with special edition exclusives from the worlds biggest companies. I’ve just received some press from the folks repping Playmates Toys (who we’ve written about extensively during our Toy Fair adventures over the years) as they present their own exclusive items. Check out the images and press copy below that they shared with me. I’ll close up with some thoughts of course.
The Press Release:
DreamWorks Voltron Metal Defender Collection from Playmates Toys Voltron fans can add to their collection with this assortment of Voltron figures from Playmates Toys in premium diecast. Assortment includes fully articulated figures of the Blue, Red, Black, Green, and Yellow Lions. Collect all five diecast lions to combine to form an 8-inch articulated Voltron figure. The detailed figures are first available from Toys”R”Us at San Diego Comic Con in the Entertainment Earth booth (#2343) from Wednesday, July 19 – Sunday, July 23, and online at Toysrus.com/ComicConvention from Thursday, July 20 – Sunday, July 23. The figures will also be available at Toys”R”Us stores and other retailers nationwide later this year.
By now I’m sure that any of you fans of the amazing Voltron giant robot have caught the original Netflix series “Voltron: Legendary Defender” and if not I say for shame. Please turn in your official geek card. Oh alright, I shall be forgiving – this time. The show has been met with considerable approval across the fans and that makes me excited to share the news about a new toy line from Playmates Toys (they’re the folks that bring you all of those awesome Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles items each and every year). Well, they’ve now released a line of action figures and other items of play based on the famous Jaeger and I got my hands on a couple of them to speak to you about. Behold!
What we have in these two photos is the “Black Lion” from the Basic Action Figure set. There are four more lions, a couple of Voltron variations (one is up next BTW) and a character that is new to me named Myzax. The Black Lion is the main lion in the giant Voltron configuration as its his chest and head and when you push the wings together on this figure the legs move in a clawing action. Pretty cool and before I leave this much out – all of these basic lion figures DO NOT combine to form a larger Voltron figure. They have that as well, but I didn’t have it for review examination. Here is a closer look at the packaging. I decided not to open it because it will likely end up being a gift to a worthy fan or younger relative. Unless I get the rest of them, then I cannot break up a complete set. That’s just how I am LOL. It’s pretty cool and I’ve always loved this character.
Next up we have the “Lion Attack Voltron” and this is a pretty cool miniature version of the robot with a missile option on its left arm. What I mean is that the green lion is a projectile so please use with caution. It’s okay to shoot this at your GI Joe and Star Wars action figures but it is NOT OKAY to shoot it at your cat, dog or little brother and sister. No exceptions.
I’ve also left this one as a MOC item (which means Mint On Card to you non-collectors) and that is pretty much to keep the missile safely in place. While I will not shoot it at my own cat, that doesn’t prevent her from finding it and losing it on me during her own nighttime prowling. I really don’t know where this cat has taken several smaller items in my apartment and I am determined to locate them – someday. All in all a super cool looking miniature Voltron that might look nice on your desk in your office if you keep this kind of stuff there as well. Nowadays this is much more acceptable.
Be sure to hit your local Walmart, Toys R Us or even Amazon.com for these and the rest of the figures. I will do my best to get one of the larger figures that can be placed together as components so stay tuned for that. Now back to the defending of the Metal Universe.