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Playmates Toys: “Voltron Legendary Defender” Series

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!

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“Voltron: Legendary Defender” Series

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.

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“Voltron: Legendary Defender” Series

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.

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“Voltron: Legendary Defender” Series

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.

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“Voltron: Legendary Defender” Series

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.

Official Website: http://www.playmatestoys.com/

Exploring Toy Fair 2016: Playmates Toys

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Welcome back to the PiercingMetal in-depth coverage of the 2016 Toy Fair where you can see the latest and most awesome developments in the super-hero action figure stuff along with those items that relate to our very favorite Science Fiction and Horror franchises. I am up to the Playmates Toys section of my coverage and I actually visited them on the first day of the convention right after I explored the Hasbro showroom.  I started on one end of their display and worked my way around the whole thing.  I don’t need to chime in all  that much as so many things are self-explanatory and I don’t actually know the names of every single character at this point in time.  Outside of the main TMNT of course. These are the six-inch action figures and there are quite a few I would like for my own collection.

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PiercingMetal Goes To Toy Fair 2014: Playmates Toys

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Hello my friends and welcome back once again to the expansive coverage from the 2014 Toy Fair that takes place at the Javits Center. I’m up to the eighth installment based on just how much I get to see that speaks to our geek side and this chapter will focus on the findings from the Playmates Toys booth. They are the providers of the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” line of action figures, vehicles and assorted other halfshell coolness so let’s yell a rousing “COWABUNGER” and head on inside.

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PiercingMetal Goes To Toy Fair 2013: Playmates Toys

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Hello again readers and welcome to a brand new chapter from the 2013 American International Toy Fair. With this installments I’ll be exploring the offerings from the Playmates Toys booth and for those new to the brand, they are the folks that give us all of the wonderful Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figures, vehicles and playsets. Since these characters are pretty self explanatory, I’ll be leaving most of the talking off of the post and let the images speak to you. After all I have several other chapters to get loaded into the website.

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