Playmates Voltron 84 review

I guess I should really quickly explain what Voltron is, just in case you stumbled upon this article. Voltron: Defender of the Universe was an animated television series that featured a team of space explorers who piloted a giant robot known as “Voltron.” The series was initially produced as a joint venture between World Events Productions and Toei Animation. The original television series aired in syndication from September 10, 1984 to November 18, 1985. The first season of Voltron, featuring the “Lion Force Voltron,” was adapted from the Japanese anime television series Beast King GoLion. Now that you know, let’s talk about these figures! Playmates 100% delivered on the goods with their Voltron ’84 lions. We were sent two of the iconic lions, the legendary Green Lion:

 

And the amazing legendary Yellow Lion:

These figures are not just reminiscent of the orignal diecast lions:

but also have a bit of the Panosh Place lions as well:

These figures come fully loaded for battle. And with the simple edition of a locking system for the weapons that go inside the lions’ mouths it really helps to make these toys feel like something special. The accessories are exactly what they should be. Each lion had a unique weapon and fit the overall design. I guess the only real con I find with this set is that they aren’t diecast metal. Being a fan who grew up with the diecast metal lion set as a child, you really want them to be like you remembered. But honestly you would never pay the price for a full diecast set (at retail). So for the price, overall design and for the sheer size this is to me the definitive Voltron set! We 100% recommend you buying the whole set and enjoying the nostalgia, but enjoy the playability and construction of this new lions as well.

Voltron Classic ’84 Legendary Lion Collection Overview: Combine all five Classic Legendary Lions to form a fully-articulated 16″ Classic Voltron figure with a chest that lights up and unlock over 60 sounds from the original 1984 show! Each lion is fully articulated, with the Blue, Red, Green, and Yellow Lions including jaw blades and projectile firing battle accessories. Also, the Red Lion comes with Voltron’s sword and the Green Lion comes with Voltron’s shield. The Classic Legendary Black Lion has electronic lights and features over a dozen phrases and sound effects from the original 1984 show. Unlock the Black Lion’s 60+ sounds by assembling the 16″ Classic Voltron figure. The Black Lion transforms into the head and body of Voltron, while the four other Classic Legendary Lions transform and combine to form Voltron’s arms and legs. Recommended Age: 4+ MSRP: $17.99 each for the Blue, Green, Red and Yellow Classic Legendary Lions $29.99 for the Black Classic Legendary Lion.

 

Playmates reveals their Playsets for the new TMNT movie out of the Shadows

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Playmates Toys is introducing a new collection of products inspired by the upcoming film from Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies,Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. The collection of movie toys is available now at retailers nationwide. It includes a broad assortment of products for Turtles’ fans of all ages, including action figures, vehicles, playsets, role play gear and more.

Playmates reveals their battle sound TMNT out of the Shadows movie figures

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Playmates Toys is introducing a new collection of products inspired by the upcoming film from Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies,Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. The collection of movie toys is available now at retailers nationwide. It includes a broad assortment of products for Turtles’ fans of all ages, including action figures, vehicles, playsets, role play gear and more.

Leonardo’s Ninja Strike Sword 

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Leonardo’s Ninja Strike Sword 

Fall 2015 SRP – $19.99

Available at all Major Retailers NOW!

 

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Find out if you have what it takes to battle against, and defeat Shredder with Leonardo’s Ninja Strike Sword!

 

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·         Leo’s Ninja Strike Sword is able to measure your abilities; defeat Shredder and the next battle gets more difficult; lose to Shredder and the next battle gets easier!                                                                                                                                  
o   Swing fast & battle hard, and the blade will glow green as the sword POWERS UP you defeat Shredder.

o   Watch out – if you slow your swing, the sword glows red,  and Shredder begins to defeat you as the sword POWERS DOWN. 

o   During your battle, the blade glows blueas you hear your sword klang against Shredders armour!

·         Over 40 Leo and Shredder phrases, greenredand blue lights and sounds effects measure performance, but Leo and Shredder decide who ultimately wins!     

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Playmates toys at SDCC

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Let the fun begin! Comic-Con International: San Diego is quickly approaching and on behalf of Playmates Toys, the master toy licensee for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, we wanted to provide you with some information on a few items planned for this year’s event.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Toys and Action Figures

Playmates Toys, the company behind the belovedTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toy line for over three decades, will be hosting a green-themed panel during Comic-Con. Please find additional details below. We look forward to seeing you there!

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When: Friday, July 10, 2-3PM

Where: Comic-Con International: San Diego, Room 9

What:  Join the mutants behind the hit toy line for over 25 years! ‘Team Green’ marketers and designers will showcase what’s new and next with TMNT master toy licensee Playmates Toys. 
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Panelists include: Karl Aaronian, Ray Geiman, Pat Linden, Jeff Trojan, John Stelzner, Georgia Manolas and Lisa Tauzin

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Exclusive Comic-Con Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 11” Metal Mutants Leonardo Figure

The TMNT 11” Metal Mutants Leonardo figure from Playmates Toys will be available in a limited production run, available only at the Nickelodeon Comic Con booth. This deluxe 11” Leo figure is fully articulated and comes decked out with enough metal to take on the toughest space villain that dares to threaten earth! The figure is outfitted from head to toe with distinctive shiny silver and blue vacuum metalized space gear. Leo’s space gear, which is completely removable, consists of an oxygen converter, an alien decryption translator and pulse boots. Leo is available for a MSRP of $50 and also comes with his signature Katana swords, designed with exclusive translucent blue blades.  Leo comes packed out in a highly collectible, giant 15” tall blister card and commemorative, 2015 Comic Con Exclusive mailer carton.                                 

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Kicking of the 2012 Shell On Earth Tour on Radical Retro Turtle Toy Talk, here is Punker Don!

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