Magic Box: Playmates Legendary Defender Voltron Basic Figures
2016 saw the triumphant return of Voltron thanks to the efforts of Dreamworks and Netflix. Forgive the pun, but the show roared back to life to the delight of old school Voltron fans, and brand new Voltron fans alike. It was only a matter of time before the toy licenses ended up in the capable hands of a company that would do the show justice. Thank goodness, that matter of time was short lived and with 1/1/17, Playmates brings you the first official toy line based on the new Netflix Voltron series, Voltron Legendary Defender! Playmates has toys to cover segments from kids to collectors and we are going to start off our Playmates Voltron coverage with a pair of Voltron figures from the “Basic Action Figure” assortment, the Black Lion and Sword Attack Voltron. Check back over the next 7-10 days though, because we are going to go deep with this line, we will be checking out role play toys and the coveted Legendary Lions that form Voltron himself (with lights and sounds!) For now, let’s kick off 2017 for MUReview and litlgeeks with this look at Voltron Legendary Defender from Playmates!
- The Black Lion looks great, show accurate!
- Good articulation with jointed back knees.
- Squeeze the Black Lions back lasers for clawing action of the front legs.
- The mouth opens!
Sword Attack Voltron
- Voltron looks fantastic! All the lions are well represented and correctly shaped.
- Shield attachment affixes nice and sturdy, rough play won’t knock it off easily.
- Squeeze Voltrons legs and h is sword arm comes down with sword in hand.
Voltron is back with a vengeance after a few failed jump starts over the years. Fans are clamoring for the second season (First Season now available on Netflix!). The second season hits Netflix January 20th 2017. The excitement is palpable and this toy line could only have been more well timed if it launched with the show last year. Seeing as how we didn’t know how the show was going to be, smart bet by all involved to wait to see if it was a success. Thankfully, the show is amazing. 2017 promises to be another great year for Voltron, Netflix, and Playmates. The whole line of Voltron toys looks great and we can’t wait to share the rest of it with you!
In spite of the fact that we went to 3 Targets a Walmart and a Toys R Us yesterday, and found nothing, this toy line is in stores now. I had a friend send me a picture from an end cap of a Target that was just a few more miles away and it was FULL of Voltrony goodness. That said, we thank Playmates for sending us these first two figures for free to review with you. We pre-ordered the rest of what’s coming from Amazon and we are anxiously awaiting ship confirmation. The bet that will cost you the least in gas is probably Amazon, and you have options at other online toy outlets as well, like Big Bad Toy Store!
MUReview received these products for free for review purposes.