Voltron Toys Discussion Thread

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

  1. Monari

    Monari Well-Known Member

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    Just got my in-stock notification from Anime-Export for Dairugger.
     
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    I don’t speak a lick of Mandarin, but judging by their reactions and “gleeful robot noises”, I’d say they are happy with it. I’m glad to see that the knee and ankle joints appear so beefy and there doesn’t appear to be any major floppiness. I wish they would have moved the hip joints around a bit, though. Soon...soon...
     
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  3. h82blat

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    I really enjoy the Voltron Altimites DX combiner. Even comes with tiny pilots. I created a fun diorama out of an old LEGO display. Check it out:

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  4. betsuni

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    Looks great! Good idea using a Lego display.
     
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  5. redrum2581

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    wow i'm very impressed with Lionbots quality on the KO OG Voltron, hefty, and a crap ton of accessories, firing mechanisms work great and it was super fast shipping, my only gripe is that the screws on the wings are not screwed in all the way. Also i knew i wasn't crazy, both Toynami and Bandai missed a key feature of the yellow lion and that's the cheek guns, had me thinking i had made it up in my head from 30+yrs ago. I like that Lionbot put all the stickers on bcuz I'm lazy and hate applying stickers
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    There's a good size diff btwn the 3 12" Voltron. The SoC is the shortest, not quite as thick as the Lionbot ver who is only a tab bit shorter, and then you have my fav the slim and lithe Toynami who is a quarter of a head taller than the other 2.


    i have got to get a transforming Altimites I have the Nexus Castle and 2x Fortrexx making a huge castle to fake a Castle of lions on top of the Voltron detolfs
     
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  6. betsuni

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    Are they still making those KO original Voltrons? I remember seeing those at the flea markets and some stores growing up. Always wanted one since I didn't know they were knockoffs, but never saved up enough money for them.
     
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  7. Dark Skull

    Dark Skull Well-Known Enabler Moderator

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    I think so. I've seen some on ebay for an average of $140-$150 depending on the seller. A lot of listings I saw had free shipping on them.
     
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  8. redrum2581

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    i got mine for $157 off ebay and i'm thinking off getting another one for lion mode
     
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  9. betsuni

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    Cool. Good to know they're still available. Thanks for letting me know.
     
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  10. Dark Skull

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    Sounds about right. I paid a hair under $350 shipped at NY.
     
  11. DoubleClouder

    DoubleClouder Prototype / Testshot collector

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    For Amazon it's $360.39 after tax. I really thought shipping from overseas was going to be a lot more, guess I was wrong
     
  12. Flapjacks

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    Depending on who you ordered from and where you're in the US, the domestic release is about $30-$40 cheaper with shipping included.
     
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  13. Dark Skull

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    Where? BBTS was at $340 before shipping (maybe $344 shipped), and TCP was $350 shipped. ToyDojo was $340 as well, GameStop, Sideshow.com, EE, Awesomecollector.com, Toy Arena was also $340. Surething toys was $335. I'm not seeing any that was a straight $300 shipped in the US from any US retailers. A3U was $360.

    *edit* Hobby Galaxy had it for $325 but no free shipping from what I can tell.
     
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  14. Mark

    Mark Just here for the toys

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    Nice. I keep thinking of getting a Lionbot - I had the old Matchbox toy as a kit and loved it. You used to be able to get them off eBay for $100 shipped but prices are higher now.
     
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  15. Flapjacks

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    Eknight had it for an initial offering of 319.99 with free retail ground shipping. Of course, depending on the individual state tax rules, you may or may not pay a bit more.
     
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    Idk I read a lot of reviews before settling on the "price" I paid, apparently there are cheaper vers. out there but the quality goes down considerably at least according to the reviews I read and I read like 15 before going thru as KO quality is all over the spectrum and I've been burned enough with brittle light weight plastic enough lol. Looking a bit deeper at the Lionbot there are a few moments where your like this feels like g1 ko Devy (I won't open the yellow lions cheeks again for sure) smmfh but that's the only place I noticed and I dodnt fine tooth comb it. All the lions are hefty, and they all transform and lock into place properly so I'd say great quality with 1 iffy moment that most people are gonna ignore anyways lol. I'm pretty sure it's not 1980s Matchbox lead paint quality, but arent a lot of those turning brittle and falling apart after almost 40yrs of life? You should get your money's worth out of the Lionbot without worrying about something just falling off or apart out the box or on shelf in 6mons
     
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  17. inturnmike

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    Wait so does "MP" VV just have a few different preset hands you swap out like a Gundam model? Or does he have poesable hands like an MP?
     
  18. Predakwon

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    Is the Bandai Minipla the closest to a "'toon MP" where the lion legs are gone on the limbs of Voltron/Golion mode?

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  19. WishfulThinking

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    I think so. But the idea that the legs disappear is goofy.
     
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  20. Shin Densetsu

    Shin Densetsu I WILL DESTROY YOU Super Mod

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    Currently, yes.

    And now I want an anime accurate SOC V2 with arms as big as the chest. So beast.
     
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