Anyone thinking about buying the new Voltron instead of Hercules?

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by micah1199, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. micah1199

    micah1199 Well-Known Member

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    I love and want both Voltron and Hercules. I love the new pilots that Matty has done and that they fit into the lions. The new Voltron is half the cost of Hercules and you get the six pilots, but Hercules is truly a grail piece to any collection. I can only get one and am leading towards Voltron. Anyone else have this or a similar dilemma?
     
  2. Sanchimaru

    Sanchimaru Well-Known Member

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    As a kid I got to see the Transformers before I saw Voltron, so it never appealed to me. They all looked the same, only painted in flashy colors, they were not sentient, but human-piloted, and the robot looked lame to me with all the lion mouths at the end of each of his limbs.
    TFs combiners on the other hand, were all different members, each with their personality, and made for cooler looking gestalts with different body parts and most of the times a more harmonic color scheme.
     
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    Is it right to call an unreleased figure a grail?

    I think Hercules is too big frankly. He is in masterpiece scale but in a classics collection he'll make your Bruticus tiny and the individual figures will be too big as well.
     
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    guard convoy The Big Daddy

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    no, that new voltron is an overprice pile of SHIT

    seriously, it is NOT worth the money
     
  5. MisterFanwank

    MisterFanwank Toy Industry Analyst

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    Only if it's a figure that will never be released. Grails aren't wants, they're wants that you can reasonably expect to never have.
     
  6. CZ Hazard

    CZ Hazard Sons of Unicron PTT

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    On a Transformers website, I guess most people are going to prefer the Devy inspired TF. And I say that as a Voltron fan.
     
  7. depthcharge82

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    fixed
     
  8. Shin-Gouki

    Shin-Gouki Rebuilding Veteran

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    This!
     
  9. daelite20

    daelite20 autobots

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    You asking in the wrong forum. I would prefer Hercules over Voltron. Volition does nothing for my collection.
     
  10. guard convoy

    guard convoy The Big Daddy

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    um no, it is 6 originally molded figures by a 3rd part company that have great robot modes, great vehicle modes, and makes a KICKASS combine form

    it is pricy, but it is worth it

    voltron is utter shit, its overpriced for what it is. it is hindered by a CRAPPY autotransformation gimmick, looks horrible, the pilot gimmick is dumb, and by it is all said and done will cost $300, it is not worth it at ALL

    i legit feel sorry for anyone who buys that and thinks they are getting the ultimate voltron toy, no, it is garbage, go get the toynami masterpiece instead, it is better in every aspect
     
  11. Bruticus11

    Bruticus11 White Elephant Hunter

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    I think they are both good figures, I am going to get voltron for sure. I am still debating about Hercules
     
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    Bruticus11 White Elephant Hunter

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    Man alot of hate towards voltron, He has been SAVING our asses since the 80's..come on guys......lol
     
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    009* That Guy In Nebraska

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    Honestly, I still have a giant Voltron, and the reissue of the die-cast original toy, from the Trendmasters line back in the 90's. No auto-transformation, no pilots, and a bit more weapons than this new one.
     
  14. Cliffbee

    Cliffbee Well-Known Member

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    I'd much rather own a new Voltron than another Devastator.
     
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    guard convoy The Big Daddy

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    no, not hatred towards voltron, hatred towards mattel FOR MAKING THAT OVERPRICED PILE OF GARBAGE!
     
  16. Bruticus11

    Bruticus11 White Elephant Hunter

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    I wish Hasblow ran like matty does. Kinda looking out for collectors
     
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    Mattel totally blew it with the new large Voltron. I went with the $30 one which is barely passable but I got it to just have a voltron to pose and mess with.

    It is sad that a small third-party company that makes the Hercules totally blows away Mattel, the largest toy company in the world, with their cheap-looking Voltron.
     
  18. guard convoy

    guard convoy The Big Daddy

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    no, mattel SUCKS, they are horrible, hasbro is way better, mattel sucks in every way, shape, and form, if it wasn't for hot wheels and barbies, they would of been gone a LONG time ago

    ask any mattel collector about the horror stories of mattycollector
     
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    Brainchild Dark Flame Master

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    I agree, with slightly nicer language. Voltron looks to be lacking effort. Hercules seems to have just that, with the price fitting accordingly.
     
  20. Bruticus11

    Bruticus11 White Elephant Hunter

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    I didnt know that, oh well. I am still gonna try to get both
     

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