Voltron Toys Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'The Toyark' started by Shin Densetsu, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. gen1autobot

    gen1autobot GEN1AUTOBOT

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    GX-71 arrived today from BBTS and all I have to say is WOW!! It totally reminds me of the original I had back in the day. The quality, fit, and finish cannot be overstated with this release. It is one of those figures that you literally have to see and feel in person. I haven’t had an opportunity to fiddle with it yet, but from just initially viewing and lifting each figure from its resting place, I was pleasantly surprised. Needless to say this is truly a “Holy Grail, as in “Work of Art” level figure! More photos to follow.
     

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  2. Kuma Style

    Kuma Style I'm boney. I'm boney; Leave me aloney! TFW2005 Supporter

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    You don't have to unscrew anything at all. You just split the two halves at the back, pull them apart, and the battery compartment comes right out.

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  3. DashCourageous

    DashCourageous Greetings Programs!

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    I want a Titan Power Evil Voltron made. Place him in a display vs. SOG and that would rock!
     
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  4. lilmac

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    Anyone get their invoice from eknight media? Just received mine tonight.

    **looks like three days to follow through and pay or I’m assuming you lose your spot**
     
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  5. mikeszekely

    mikeszekely Not Pessimus Prime

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    Dunno about sketchy ebay listings, but I finally got an invoice from eKnight to pay my balance. Hooray! Hopefully it ships fast.

    @lilmac Beat me by a few seconds, but yeah, me!
     
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    Had that information been available somewhere beforehand, I probably would have done it differently lol.

    Thanks man
     
  7. Shin Densetsu

    Shin Densetsu I WILL DESTROY YOU Super Mod

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    Anyone have the Trendmasters giant combining Voltron and the Mattel combining Voltron with pics of both next to each other?
     
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    bluevalkyrie timey wimey elevator oscillator

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    Right. A good eBay seller may be hard to find nowadays, but they do exist.

    But this here changes the context. They didn't disclose that this was a pre-order or that they were working through a middleman and that IS sketchy and just raises more questions. Ah, oh well. Like you said, solskjaer, the upside is that no money was lost.

    Of course, now I'm wondering if any of the buyers actually got GX-71 at the listed price?
     
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  9. JIMIVEGAS

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    received mine and paid. yessir! thanks to that initial $20 deposit I forgot about, it was $280.
     
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  10. MidnightBliss

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    Pretty happy with this
     

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  11. gummi

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    Got my invoice from eKnight as well. Fingers crossed that the quality control team at Bandai wasn't out to lunch on this one. :) 
     
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  12. Kuma Style

    Kuma Style I'm boney. I'm boney; Leave me aloney! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Doesn't look like a scam at all. They likely just make listings that pretty much copy and paste distributor emails and that's why they even listed the jan code (overseas sku.) Just looks like a retailer that lists and sells vs. the finer details of listings.

    I don't know much about scam culture either but I think a safe bet is that the goal isn't to take money and give an immediate refund with a plausible reason as to why the item is out of stock.

    I can say factually that with this reissue there were quite a few produced but between Bandai and more so Bluefin stateside equal allocations weren't given between retailers which is sad. BBTS per usual had ample amounts while others who I know for a fact got less than ten per to list for preorder.
     
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  13. fschuler

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    I love that guy. I used to own one and I miss it. How’s the plastic holding up on yours? Some of those bits get brittle.
     
  14. MidnightBliss

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    So far, it's ok. A little daunting in places but, I dont handle him much.
     
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    Mine rolled off the shelf I have it on, and some of the plastic from the main upper body piece broke.
    I'm still looking for the blue fist and chest jet to complete mine.
     
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    Scary!
     
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    0E97E1EE-90CC-4E6D-9953-EB47A3158A21.jpeg Anyone remember the magic number from eknight media? No? Well, here it is. This was the cutoff number, last in line, barely made it, you get the idea...:rock :)  :rock .

    These will stay in lion form.
     
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  18. ClunkerSlim

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    Who the heck wouldn't be?
     
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    Anyone have suggestions on getting a gx 88...I admittedly dragged my butt and assumed GameStop wouldn’t close orders. My local shop whom I got Voltron from cannot preorder atm.
     
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    Sideshow still has the Waitlist open: https://www.sideshow.com/collectibl...tron-armored-fleet-dairugger-xv-bandai-904856

    It isn't a pre-order but I figure it's better than nothing. I wouldn't be surprised if they have extra available when they get their stock.
     
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