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Post by Uncle Tony on Wed May 22, 2013 1:18 am

Voltron is the super robot of an anime series that features a team of Earth humans, known as the Voltron Force. The team’s individual vehicles join together to form the giant super robot, with which they defend the galaxy from evil.

Toy Voltron

Matchbox

Matchbox imported the Lion Force Voltron and Vehicle Force Voltron diecast toys from Popy of Japan in 1984. The company also released 6-inch figures of the Voltron robots (including the lesser-known Gladiator Voltron) that were more affordable, but lacked the detail level of their larger counterparts and could not separate into their component forms.

Panosh Place

At the peak of the series' popularity, Panosh Place released new Voltron toys, including action figures of the characters and a larger Voltron toy that could fit them.

Trendmasters

To coincide with the 1998 broadcast of Voltron: The Third Dimension, the now-defunct Trendmasters reissued the Matchbox diecast Lion Force Voltron, with a few changes to the mold and a total of 17 weapons in comparison to the original's sword and shield. Trendmasters also released the newer Stealth Voltron variant, as well as character action figures and the robots Voltrex and Dracotron.

Toynami

Shortly after the demise of Trendmasters, Toynami acquired the Voltron license and released their Masterpiece Voltron toy in 2005. Boasting more detail and articulation than the previous toys, the Masterpiece Voltron sold for US$139 to US$149.99 at the time of its release. In 2007, Toynami sold an all-plastic version of the Masterpiece Voltron for up to one-third of the first release's price (ranging from US$49 to US$60). For the 25th anniversary of the cartoon franchise in 2009, the plastic Masterpiece Voltron was reissued in a metallic repaint.

Mattel

Starting in late-2011, Mattel will release toys for the new Voltron Force series, while its online collectors' site MattyCollector.com will sell brand new toys for the classic series - including a 23-inch Voltron that fits 4-inch pilot figures in each lion.



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Post by blacklion on Wed May 22, 2013 1:33 am

I'll take 1 of each of those boxed toys above lol Laughing
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Post by Wednesday Toys on Wed May 22, 2013 12:51 pm

Nice, I always preferred the vehicle voltron over the lion voltron, although even now I only have the lion voltron - one of the big ones to fit the figures in, and one of the small rubber ones. Very iconic toys and cartoons of the 80s.
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Post by Wednesday Toys on Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:37 am

Spotted via our friends at Tic Toc Toy - Miracle Production's new partly die-cast Vehicle Force Voltron! Apparently it even has some parts that are die cast, and that sword is ridiculous. Wonder how he'll measure up to previous Voltrons.

If you want a glimpse at the toy-making that is going into this fine piece, check out Miracle Production's facebook page.

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Post by blacklion on Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:13 am

ddrroooollll.. will have to keep an eye on that their website is down and by the look of it has been down for awhile Mad Mad
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Post by Wednesday Toys on Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:03 am

I think he's selling for about $275... but he does look good. Even the individual space ships/vehicles present well when he's disassembled.
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