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I’ll Form the Head!!! – Unboxing Classic Voltron Lions

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This afternoon I decided to unbox all of my remaining Classic Voltron Lions. I received the green and blue lions from Playmates Toys. I did a review of the blue and green classic Voltron lions on the blog at back in January.

These Voltron ’84 lions are part of Playmates line of Voltron toys. I was in Target and saw that they put the last three figures on Clearance. I had to complete the set. I’ve been eager to unbox the remaining three lions and form the Classic Voltron of 1984. These toys are inspired by the Netflix series Voltron ’84 which is the classic series with intros from people who are working on Voltron: Legendary Defender, the new series on Netflix.

There is another series of Voltron figures that are out there, too. These are the five lions for Voltron: Legendary Defender and Toys R Us has a boxed set but it has not hit a deep enough discount to go and pick it up. Once it does I’ll try and grab it so I can compare the two. There is also another powered up set that is coming out later this year. The lions are going to be powered up by quintessence. Lots of translucent blue accents. They look fantastic!

For now, take a look at my live unboxing video and below that more details on this series of Voltron toys.

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

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All Five Classic Voltron Lions

I received some incredibly exciting Voltron news yesterday. Netflix has a special series called Voltron ’84 and it is great to see those classic shows with new intros by the current cast and creators of Voltron Legendary Defender. We love Voltron Legendary Defender in our home and I’ve even got the kids to check out the classic show because of it. But as of now they haven’t been able to play with or even see the classic Voltron lions because, well, I never had any. Of all the great toys and games of the 80’s I was in the Transformers camp and therefore not in the Voltron camp and so I never had those toys. Much of this had to do with how the TV stations were set up in that time. Yes, there was a time before cable TV and you had to be close enough to a station to get the signal and so we did not get the signal for the channel that had Voltron at my home. I could only see it at my cousins’ house. So I barely ever saw the show. It is hard to have a huge connection with a show if you only get to see it every couple of months and not even full episodes. But, that all changes in January!!

This January stores will begin carrying the Voltron Classic ’84 Legendary Lions! They lions look spectacular and I cannot wait to see them and play with them. What’s more I really want to be able to form the classic Voltron in all his 16″ glory!

Classic Voltron Assembled

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