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Trent
16th November 2013, 03:15 PM
BBTS have this up for preorder here (http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=TOY10608&mode=retail&utm_source=retail_news&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=BigBadToyStore-Retail&utm_content=). Due February at $225US


We’re pleased and excited to once more feature Voltron in our family of licenses, and what better way to kick off this new chapter than with the 30th Edition Voltron!

Standing at 11 inches tall (nearly 13 inches with its display base), the 30th Anniversary edition will feature LED light-up eyes (powered by replaceable batteries) and sturdy die-cast and ABS construction, and will include a very special signature Voltron badge. This badge, when properly transformed, will become a key that can be used to activate light and sound features on the display base, including the legendary "lion's roar." The 30th separates into the individual lions, will also come with the lion's-mouth blade accessory, and will come packaged in a classic retro-styled anniversary box.


http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc88/Wrxus/EC9FC44F-74C4-45CA-98DE-66CFE0C90A6A-250-0000003DE6DA1859_zps8c7e83d0.jpg

Lint
16th November 2013, 04:05 PM
Nice!

Hursticon
16th November 2013, 04:10 PM
Wow! :eek:

If I wasn't so tied up with TFs around that time I'd really consider it, looks really good! :cool:

drifand
16th November 2013, 05:50 PM
I think it is based on the previous mould. is good I think.

But I already have the original Bandai popy version.

Sinnertwin
16th November 2013, 10:02 PM
Wow! :eek:

If I wasn't so tied up with TFs around that time I'd really consider it, looks really good! :cool:

Same here, Hursti. I saw it and my immediate reaction was :eek: followed by :D
As much as i would like to own one (i'm still after a decent representation at a reasonable price) I'm saving up for my big purchase of the Hot Toys 1966 Batman & Robin due in April :o

jazzcomp
16th November 2013, 10:40 PM
No pilot figures?

mknell
16th November 2013, 11:24 PM
very nice I want one

VGMStudios
17th November 2013, 04:07 AM
Same here. I got a little excited then realized that it looks the same as the collectors edition. Though the light up is a nice touch along with the key gimmick. But at that price, ill pass.

Tetsuwan Convoy
17th November 2013, 04:05 PM
Shmexy, but expensive. I was rather hoping their 30th Volty wouldn't be so pricey. But it has the metals in it, which is nice. Since Transformers aren't really doing it for me atm, I might just save up for that sexy beast!

nexusnixx
21st November 2013, 02:08 PM
Hmmmm quite tempted. Did they not do a 25th anniversary one too? In a book format?

primetime
21st November 2013, 03:03 PM
Hmmmm quite tempted. Did they not do a 25th anniversary one too? In a book format?

The book format was the one that people went ape over since it got to be quite rare and the book packaging is unique to Toynami's Masterpiece line - including Robotech.

Now you may not get the book any more but at least you have a another metal Voltron hopefully with better quality materials and the stand and LED eyes to boot.

nexusnixx
21st November 2013, 06:24 PM
Hmmm between the book and this retro looking issue. I am quite keen in the 30th anniversary version

Tetsuwan Convoy
21st November 2013, 09:21 PM
Is it really worth $225 though?

drifand
22nd November 2013, 08:04 AM
I wait for Bandai's release on SOC version. :)

WeallscreamforStarscream
22nd November 2013, 08:36 AM
i have the original, and i STRONGLY recommend this one if it is anything like my one. Stands strong and tall, with the sword blades and other little weapons for the lions when separated.

Well worth the money, but i think shipping is gonna hurt.. i still have my box from forever ago and its pretty huge!

nexusnixx
22nd November 2013, 09:38 AM
Is it really worth $225 though?

Shipping from bbts is about usd$60 so making it $285. Not too sure if it now. Ha ha.

Reckon this will drop in price?

kurdt_the_goat
22nd November 2013, 12:40 PM
I think they're just taking advantage of the scarcity of the older releases of this toy. There's no way in hell it's worth $225 plus shipping! The old plastic release (that i have, and from what i've read is more balanced than the old diecast version), used to retail for $50!

It really sucks that this is the best Lion Voltron just by default due to no competition. It doesn't quite look right (mostly proportions), it barely poses in the legs, and is no better engineered than the original Matchbox toy.

I'd recommend the recent Vehicle Voltron (http://chimungmung.com/product_info.php?products_id=1429) over this one and just have some patience for a Soul of Chogokin Golion... it has to come some day...

Tetsuwan Convoy
22nd November 2013, 12:44 PM
...and totally cancelling my panic pre-order on BBTS.

;)

nexusnixx
22nd November 2013, 02:24 PM
thanks for the insight into this... crazy to think that toy prices have gone up so so much... has purchasing power gone up or is it just inflation...

looks like 30th Anniversary Voltron is not taking my money for sure :D



I think they're just taking advantage of the scarcity of the older releases of this toy. There's no way in hell it's worth $225 plus shipping! The old plastic release (that i have, and from what i've read is more balanced than the old diecast version), used to retail for $50!

It really sucks that this is the best Lion Voltron just by default due to no competition. It doesn't quite look right (mostly proportions), it barely poses in the legs, and is no better engineered than the original Matchbox toy.

I'd recommend the recent Vehicle Voltron (http://chimungmung.com/product_info.php?products_id=1429) over this one and just have some patience for a Soul of Chogokin Golion... it has to come some day...

Tetsuwan Convoy
22nd November 2013, 04:57 PM
thanks for the insight into this... crazy to think that toy prices have gone up so so much... has purchasing power gone up or is it just inflation...

looks like 30th Anniversary Voltron is not taking my money for sure :D

I don't think it's either purchasing power OR inflation. Probably just greed. :p

Lighty gimmicks and noises shouldn't cost an extra $175.00. Most of the designing has been done already, all they would have had to do is modify the head a bit for the LED eyes.

Hopefully noone buys it and it ends up being discounted to $50 ;)

WeallscreamforStarscream
22nd November 2013, 05:10 PM
this thing is all metal and little plastic. not overly poseable but you can get some good poses weilding the sword, open/ closed mouth lions etc.

koolkollectibleskhai
14th May 2014, 01:28 AM
Finally got my set in with my big Pile of Loot from BBTS! Overall I'm glad to have it, but it certainly isnt as amazing as I thought it would be! I personally think the Miracle Productions MA-01 Vehicle Voltron to be a better overall figure design. Full video review uploading now.

It has diecast, but still has a LOT of plastic! The MA-01 has much more diecast, although I dont necessarily see that as an issue quality wise (diecast doesnt automatically mean better quality).

http://i1329.photobucket.com/albums/w552/chockey88/Misc%20Kool%20Kollectibles/IMG_7104_zpsd0fd51fa.jpg (http://s1329.photobucket.com/user/chockey88/media/Misc%20Kool%20Kollectibles/IMG_7104_zpsd0fd51fa.jpg.html)


http://i1329.photobucket.com/albums/w552/chockey88/Misc%20Kool%20Kollectibles/IMG_7108_zps9d100315.jpg (http://s1329.photobucket.com/user/chockey88/media/Misc%20Kool%20Kollectibles/IMG_7108_zps9d100315.jpg.html)


http://i1329.photobucket.com/albums/w552/chockey88/Misc%20Kool%20Kollectibles/IMG_7109_zps1a0c0a2d.jpg (http://s1329.photobucket.com/user/chockey88/media/Misc%20Kool%20Kollectibles/IMG_7109_zps1a0c0a2d.jpg.html)

drifand
14th May 2014, 10:22 AM
I think the infinite gokin version looks better imo.
I certainly think Bandai will release their SOC version.

twincobra
14th May 2014, 10:40 AM
If that's the case I will wait for a Bandai release, love that vehicle force Voltron.

koolkollectibleskhai
14th May 2014, 02:43 PM
If that's the case I will wait for a Bandai release, love that vehicle force Voltron.

Yeah, the first batch of the MA-01 certainly had its problems, but the v2 with all the QC fixes is a pretty great figure. I think it's a lot better than the Toynami Lion Voltron actually now that I've had more time to mess around with them.

koolkollectibleskhai
14th May 2014, 05:11 PM
Here's my full video review of the Voltron 30th Anniversary Set. Hope you can check it out, subscribe, like, and comment with your own thoughts! :)

http://youtu.be/dgDA1s41IIo

kurdt_the_goat
14th May 2014, 05:19 PM
IMO The Miracle Vehicle Voltron QC issues were blown way out of proportion from just a few overly picky and/or clumsy fools. I got one of the first and Tets here got one of the second, while there's improvements to be sure, they're pretty minor. The 1st release was no slouch at all and i never felt like i got ripped for being impatient :D

That new Lion Voltron is supposed to have improved joints compared to the earlier releases, to better deal with the diecast weight, but they look the same from your pics? Sounds like you didn't own one of the earlier ones though? Will watch your video later, thanks!

koolkollectibleskhai
14th May 2014, 08:02 PM
IMO The Miracle Vehicle Voltron QC issues were blown way out of proportion from just a few overly picky and/or clumsy fools. I got one of the first and Tets here got one of the second, while there's improvements to be sure, they're pretty minor. The 1st release was no slouch at all and i never felt like i got ripped for being impatient :D

That new Lion Voltron is supposed to have improved joints compared to the earlier releases, to better deal with the diecast weight, but they look the same from your pics? Sounds like you didn't own one of the earlier ones though? Will watch your video later, thanks!

Yep, this is my first Lion Force Voltron ever! Have wanted one since I was a kid :)

Tetsuwan Convoy
15th May 2014, 08:38 PM
Yep, this is my first Lion Force Voltron ever! Have wanted one since I was a kid :)

Just watched the review and my opinion (of the toy) Hmm, nice, but definitley doesn't look like it's $224 worth...

The limited hips, seems a bit of an oversight. while I like the metal, that plus the blingy stand and lighty eyes just do not justify the massive price. Sure the metal would put it up, but the lions aren't complex deisgns, so they'd be easy enough to bust out.

I just don't think it stands up well when compared to other high calibre robots. For that price you can get yourself a nice chogokin combiner bot no problems...

koolkollectibleskhai
16th May 2014, 09:17 PM
Just watched the review and my opinion (of the toy) Hmm, nice, but definitley doesn't look like it's $224 worth...

The limited hips, seems a bit of an oversight. while I like the metal, that plus the blingy stand and lighty eyes just do not justify the massive price. Sure the metal would put it up, but the lions aren't complex deisgns, so they'd be easy enough to bust out.

I just don't think it stands up well when compared to other high calibre robots. For that price you can get yourself a nice chogokin combiner bot no problems...

Yep, I agree, it's definitely over priced for what really amounts to a minor update to an existing figure. It really does need a proper redesign to add some new technology around articulation and joints etc.

koolkollectibleskhai
17th May 2014, 06:01 PM
The more closely I look at the lions and mess around with the set, the more I feel it is way over priced for what it is. It really doesn't feel like a high end quality product! The joints, especially on the lion legs, are really crap. Combined, it certainly looks decent enough in the display cabinet, but no where near worth $225+!

http://i1329.photobucket.com/albums/w552/chockey88/Misc%20Kool%20Kollectibles/IMG_7144_zpsb88a808b.jpg (http://s1329.photobucket.com/user/chockey88/media/Misc%20Kool%20Kollectibles/IMG_7144_zpsb88a808b.jpg.html)

Tallestblue
22nd May 2014, 09:08 PM
http://i1329.photobucket.com/albums/w552/chockey88/Misc%20Kool%20Kollectibles/IMG_7109_zps1a0c0a2d.jpg (http://s1329.photobucket.com/user/chockey88/media/Misc%20Kool%20Kollectibles/IMG_7109_zps1a0c0a2d.jpg.html)

Wow. They look REALLY nice together.

koolkollectibleskhai
24th May 2014, 10:33 PM
Wow. They look REALLY nice together.

Yeah, as nostalgic display pieces, they're pretty nice. I would've liked some better quality with the new Toynami, but I'll treat both pretty much like statues anyway. So as part of my 80s classic cartoons collection, I'm happy to have them now.

koolkollectibleskhai
25th May 2014, 12:51 AM
Decided to pick this pose as the final one for this piece. Still disappointed with the overall quality, but looks pretty good on display like this.

http://i1329.photobucket.com/albums/w552/chockey88/Misc%20Kool%20Kollectibles/IMG_7172_zps6943d4ca.jpg (http://s1329.photobucket.com/user/chockey88/media/Misc%20Kool%20Kollectibles/IMG_7172_zps6943d4ca.jpg.html)

Tfiguy
1st November 2014, 09:47 AM
I know I'm waaaaaay behind the times, but have you guys seen the Japanese version of Voltron? Golion? What the hell? Arms and legs getting ripped off people, their eyeballs getting popped out! Whoa, we never got this in our version! I had no idea!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ux2aMNzbso

Tfiguy
1st November 2014, 10:08 AM
I was thinking about getting a vehicle Voltron, Which one is the best?

Trent
1st November 2014, 10:19 AM
I was thinking about getting a vehicle Voltron, Which one is the best?

I have heard good things about this one (http://www.tetstoys.blogspot.com.au/2011/09/vehicle-force-voltron-is-mine.html?m=1) (free pug for Tets' blog ;)) but make sure you get the second run as the first run had a few issues.

Tfiguy
1st November 2014, 10:48 AM
I have heard good things about this one (http://www.tetstoys.blogspot.com.au/2011/09/vehicle-force-voltron-is-mine.html?m=1) (free pug for Tets' blog ;)) but make sure you get the second run as the first run had a few issues.

Thanks Trent, I've been looking at the Miracle Works Vehicle Voltron Version 3. It looks pretty good man. Any knowledge?

Trent
1st November 2014, 11:39 AM
Thanks Trent, I've been looking at the Miracle Works Vehicle Voltron Version 3. It looks pretty good man. Any knowledge?

There's a version 3?

Tfiguy
1st November 2014, 12:03 PM
There's a version 3?

Yeah, it's called final version :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kw0DgXNR0I0

Tfiguy
3rd November 2014, 07:47 PM
Speaking of Golion/Voltron I see Madtoys are releasing one with a LOT of Detail. Are they a good brand?
http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y497/tfiguy/voltron4-500x500_zps8d0e4fa2.jpg (http://s1277.photobucket.com/user/tfiguy/media/voltron4-500x500_zps8d0e4fa2.jpg.html)
http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y497/tfiguy/255_P_1412142876259_zps7ef7bca3.jpg (http://s1277.photobucket.com/user/tfiguy/media/255_P_1412142876259_zps7ef7bca3.jpg.html)
http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y497/tfiguy/voltron5-500x500_zpsd9fde8c1.jpg (http://s1277.photobucket.com/user/tfiguy/media/voltron5-500x500_zpsd9fde8c1.jpg.html)
http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y497/tfiguy/255_P_1412142876344_zps49c07c10.jpg (http://s1277.photobucket.com/user/tfiguy/media/255_P_1412142876344_zps49c07c10.jpg.html)
http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y497/tfiguy/255_P_1412142785198_zps2bbdb214.jpg (http://s1277.photobucket.com/user/tfiguy/media/255_P_1412142785198_zps2bbdb214.jpg.html)
http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y497/tfiguy/255_P_1412142785178_zps8cd66a1f.jpg (http://s1277.photobucket.com/user/tfiguy/media/255_P_1412142785178_zps8cd66a1f.jpg.html)
http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y497/tfiguy/255_P_1412142785459_zpse1840798.jpg (http://s1277.photobucket.com/user/tfiguy/media/255_P_1412142785459_zpse1840798.jpg.html)

Tfiguy
3rd November 2014, 09:17 PM
Actually, should have I put this in a different thread?

kurdt_the_goat
4th November 2014, 03:33 PM
I've been keeping an eye on that Voltron for a while, it's looking good. Releases 20th November.
Not much is known about the company i think, nor whether it's officially licensed.

It doesn't appear to be a very wide release either, only LCM Toy (http://lcmtoy.com/beast-king-golion) or Mad Toys (http://www.madtoys-infinity.com/) site itself seems to be offering.
I'm pleased enough with my Toynami version but the latest pics are making it difficult to resist!

More pics on Toys Daily (http://toysdaily.com/discuz/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=229959&extra=page%3D1&page=1)
http://i.imgur.com/12OCEE8.jpg

There's some videos they've put up as well:

Black Lion (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4L-8TasIbqc) Yellow Lion (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKrVlKbSh68) Red Lion (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUaOSwwYshQ)

Tetsuwan Convoy
4th November 2014, 05:05 PM
Aw dayum. It's looking pretty hawt.

Totally not an official Voltron figure though, which makes me sad. But It is tempting. Only $210 as well.

kurdt_the_goat
4th November 2014, 05:56 PM
+ 30 odd bucks shipping to Japan or 50 ish to aus :(

Posting those pics and vids was doing my head in, crazy thoughts of selling Toynami Voltron, scouring toy boxes for other shit to sell to help finance this guy :o

But a little breather and i think i'm good. After all, Miracle Vehicle Voltron dropped in price significantly after release (and was improved). Could nab a bargain on this guy in a few months perhaps.

Tfiguy
4th November 2014, 10:35 PM
Lol Breathe Kurt, Breathe... Let's not be too hasty lol...
I really like the bulkier look of Golion, the 30th Anniversary kind of looks too skinny to me...

Tfiguy
4th November 2014, 10:38 PM
Aw dayum. It's looking pretty hawt.

Totally not an official Voltron figure though, which makes me sad. But It is tempting. Only $210 as well.

Hmm... Yeah, but Imo this is better than the official. The detail on it leaves the official one in the dust..

Trent
5th November 2014, 09:26 AM
Yeah, it's called final version :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kw0DgXNR0I0

Where does one buy this Final Version Voltron?

Tfiguy
5th November 2014, 10:26 PM
www.toyercity.com Pretty good price for the Big guy...$159.90us
I wouldn't mind getting Voltron Products in at Tfidu and I could easily beat those prices, but I'm still trying to find out if there is a market for them... I asked on my facebook page, but there wasn't too much action :-/

drifand
5th November 2014, 11:10 PM
You guys beat me to it and yes it looks way better than toyami version.

Tetsuwan Convoy
6th November 2014, 09:21 AM
Hmm... Yeah, but Imo this is better than the official. The detail on it leaves the official one in the dust..


You guys beat me to it and yes it looks way better than toyami version.

Can't disagree with those comments. But the Toynami version was originally released at a mere $50. IIRC. The rarity of a quality collector's Voltron pushed up the porice. Then they re-released it with electonic eyes and jacked up the price somewhat ridiculously.

So essentially, at the most the original is just a ~$60-70 figure as opposed to this one, which is designed to be much sexier.

Still, I am mighty tempted by this beasty.

drifand
7th November 2014, 10:32 AM
I would need to see it released in the jp market and consider the price.
If it is at the rrp I may not get it for now though it looks too tempting.

Initial_G
7th November 2014, 03:18 PM
Wow, this version looks a heck of a lot better than the Toynami version. Would be really nice to see how it compares to other versions like the Go Lion or LionBot versions.

I've always wanted to get one of those. I remember I passed on the Toynami previously as it didn't quite seem collector quality to me

drifand
7th November 2014, 03:42 PM
Wow, this version looks a heck of a lot better than the Toynami version. Would be really nice to see how it compares to other versions like the Go Lion or LionBot versions.

I've always wanted to get one of those. I remember I passed on the Toynami previously as it didn't quite seem collector quality to me

same here, very average.

kurdt_the_goat
9th November 2014, 12:32 PM
Posting those pics and vids was doing my head in, crazy thoughts of selling Toynami Voltron, scouring toy boxes for other shit to sell to help finance this guy :o

But a little breather and i think i'm good. After all, Miracle Vehicle Voltron dropped in price significantly after release (and was improved). Could nab a bargain on this guy in a few months perhaps.


Lol Breathe Kurt, Breathe... Let's not be too hasty lol...
I really like the bulkier look of Golion, the 30th Anniversary kind of looks too skinny to me...

Gave it a few days and the urges came back, now he's preordered :P Listed a few TF (http://otca.com.au/boards/showthread.php?t=8701) and other (http://otca.com.au/boards/showthread.php?t=8700) sales so hopefully i won't feel so bad about splurging for it (along with EMS lol)


Can't disagree with those comments. But the Toynami version was originally released at a mere $50. IIRC. The rarity of a quality collector's Voltron pushed up the porice. Then they re-released it with electonic eyes and jacked up the price somewhat ridiculously.

So essentially, at the most the original is just a ~$60-70 figure as opposed to this one, which is designed to be much sexier.

The market really has played havoc with the price of Toynami Voltrons... the prices on Ebay were ludicrious when i was looking to buy one, and even worse now, even after the 30th anniversary release! I paid $130 for mine and so that's what i'll try and get for it now anyway.

VGMStudios
10th November 2014, 05:44 PM
Just found out about this guy.
very tempted to buy him.

remember he is not voltron but golion.
so to say he is unofficial voltron is incorrect.

kurdt_the_goat
10th November 2014, 05:51 PM
CollectionDX has posted a review! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoIo2FyOJmc) The packaging doesn't explicitly say Golion afaik either, so it looks to be totally unofficial. Don't think it matters mind you, it looks awesome!

CoRDS
10th November 2014, 06:34 PM
oh man thats awesome. if i put an autobot logo on it i can pretend its a transformer right?

Tetsuwan Convoy
10th November 2014, 07:46 PM
remember he is not voltron but golion.
so to say he is unofficial voltron is incorrect.
So, say he's an unofficial golion then ;)

CollectionDX has posted a review! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoIo2FyOJmc) The packaging doesn't explicitly say Golion afaik either, so it looks to be totally unofficial. Don't think it matters mind you, it looks awesome!

Aargh, It matters to me. Even though MW V Voltron was a 3rd party thingo, it was sorta legit merch. The story is what I love about it.

This one is just plain 3rd party...... No story.... So torn. Looks da shizz though.

kurdt_the_goat
10th November 2014, 08:12 PM
Aargh, It matters to me. Even though MW V Voltron was a 3rd party thingo, it was sorta legit merch. The story is what I love about it.

This one is just plain 3rd party...... No story.... So torn. Looks da shizz though.

I can understand no interest in TF 3rd party - at least officially there is still lots of choice. But here we're talking about WEP, who has done zilch for Voltron since it's heyday pretty much. They're battling with Harmony Gold for worst toy related company as far as i'm concerned, so stuff em!

Tetsuwan Convoy
10th November 2014, 09:32 PM
I can understand no interest in TF 3rd party - at least officially there is still lots of choice. But here we're talking about WEP, who has done zilch for Voltron since it's heyday pretty much. They're battling with Harmony Gold for worst toy related company as far as i'm concerned, so stuff em!

Yeah, thats what I was thinking after reading through the robot japan thread. Some interesting info there.

My iron resolve is weakening....

kurdt_the_goat
10th November 2014, 10:05 PM
Perfect solution - you buy my Official Toynami Voltron, i buy the Mad Toys one with less guilt, everybody wins! I'll even let you see the Mad Toys one when ur back in Aus! What a deal! :p

drifand
10th November 2014, 10:20 PM
Mad toys man, you be mad not to go mad. :)
Better figure or toy will win for me.

VGMStudios
11th November 2014, 02:33 AM
So, say he's an unofficial golion then ;)


Aargh, It matters to me. Even though MW V Voltron was a 3rd party thingo, it was sorta legit merch. The story is what I love about it.

This one is just plain 3rd party...... No story.... So torn. Looks da shizz though.

Fair enough! Haha.

to be fair we do buy 3rd party transformers so what's the difference with this?

drifand
11th November 2014, 05:51 AM
Fair enough! Haha.

to be fair we do buy 3rd party transformers so what's the difference with this?

I would question about the entire macross fiasco again and ask who do you really support? Robotech or Macross

VGMStudios
11th November 2014, 07:00 AM
Well macross of course, but do YOU really think Bandai Japan will really make one and upset everyone else and have a law suit above thier heads for one toy?

Tetsuwan Convoy
11th November 2014, 09:24 AM
Perfect solution - you buy my Official Toynami Voltron, i buy the Mad Toys one with less guilt, everybody wins! I'll even let you see the Mad Toys one when ur back in Aus! What a deal! :p
Wow, that is a great deal... Until I saw a Toynami one in the video review.

Fair enough! Haha.

to be fair we do buy 3rd party transformers so what's the difference with this?
I've avoided 3rd party TFs on a moral (and wallet) basis, to me if it it isn't licensed it isn't a TF. Must admit though, the 3rd party stuff I have (Mostly FP) is very nice.

Well macross of course, but fo YOU really think Bandai Japan will really make one and upset everyone else and have a law suit above thier heads for one toy?
This legal limbo with Voltron is making more and more inclined to go to the effort of getting one.

drifand
11th November 2014, 09:49 AM
Well macross of course, but fo YOU really think Bandai Japan will really make one and upset everyone else and have a law suit above thier heads for one toy?

Haha bandai only does care for the following
1. Gundam
2. Power rangers
3. Kamen riders
4,macross
All the rest are just side projects

IMO their soc range have been poor choices other than ggg lately.

VGMStudios
11th November 2014, 02:22 PM
Hey I agree with the both of you.
Its really to bad. Its the fans who suffer in the end.

Well I couldn't pass this up and preordered one. That review video along with my excitement pushed me over the edge haha. So much better than the collectors edition.

Tetsuwan Convoy
11th November 2014, 06:15 PM
I think I will order one tonight. Get me some of those twin blades action.



So much better than the collectors edition.
OH god yeah, it just looks embarrassing when he shakes it around in the video.

Oh and on that front, the guy kind of bags the MW V Voltron, but Taking into account that V Voltron is made of 15 parts, as opposed to L V's 5, I think it's still a pretty good effort.

drifand
11th November 2014, 06:22 PM
Is this appearing in any jp online stores?

Tetsuwan Convoy
11th November 2014, 06:58 PM
Nope, I think its just being done through the MADtoys site.

Well I hope so coz I just PAID for one:eek::cool:

Annoying how paypal seems to store a poopload of old addresses for postage. I had some old ones from 10 years ago that I'd forgotten about. WTF? And one from America :confused::confused::confused:

VGMStudios
11th November 2014, 08:15 PM
Oh and on that front, the guy kind of bags the MW V Voltron, but Taking into account that V Voltron is made of 15 parts, as opposed to L V's 5, I think it's still a pretty good effort.

Lol for sure. It was a really good effort.
The guys over at DX are a bunch of hypocrites.
I watched them ooh and ahh over V Voltron when it was first anounced and they even had the guy who made it on thier silly show. They were all nice to him to his face. Then thier true colors show in this video where they bash it.
kinda 2 faced if you ask me.
But heaven forbid if you bash anything they like. They will ban you and start talking trash about you. They are men who are nothing but childish children in adult bodies, especially that adam jerk.

you may want to check out toyercity. The price is only $199 as apose to the $210 the OEM site has him for AND you still get the bonus items.

drifand
12th November 2014, 10:32 AM
Lol for sure. It was a really good effort.
The guys over at DX are a bunch of hypocrites.
I watched them ooh and ahh over V Voltron when it was first anounced and they even had the guy who made it on thier silly show. They were all nice to him to his face. Then thier true colors show in this video where they bash it.
kinda 2 faced if you ask me.
But heaven forbid if you bash anything they like. They will ban you and start talking trash about you. They are men who are nothing but childish children in adult bodies, especially that adam jerk.

you may want to check out toyercity. The price is only $199 as apose to the $210 the OEM site has him for AND you still get the bonus items.

I am a bit out of the loop, can you guys show me links for this? as in the hypocrites. lol

Tetsuwan Convoy
12th November 2014, 11:12 AM
I am a bit out of the loop, can you guys show me links for this? as in the hypocrites. lol

I saw it in some youtube videos. When the MW VVoltron was in development they were all excited for it and went nuts on it. Had a guy with preview shots and the die cast parts to show off etc

Then in the MT Voltron Vid, they grab VVoltron, wiggle it about, say it looks a bit derpy next to the LVolton and ask MT to look into designing VVoltron again.

I think maybe the guy was a bit excited, but MW V is a good design. The fault kind of lies in VVoltron being so many pieces. Have a look at his waist piece alone and you can imagine how hard it would be to get joints in there, then add on the pressure of the small thigh piece. They have a lot of pressure to cope with when you move his legs around as they are plugged into the shins and hips and are fairly small.

It's a bit like comparing a combiner TF to a slight partsformer TF in a way I guess.

kurdt_the_goat
12th November 2014, 11:26 AM
The guy who CollectionDX had on the show was the owner of a shop called ToyFreaks. He was claiming to be exclusive distributor in the states for Miracle's Voltron but in the end, Miracle claim they only met with him once, and he basically robbed them, since they sent him VV's to keep customers happy, but never saw any of the money. The ToyFreaks site disappeared a while back so presumably he's out of business.

I concur with Tets though - the VV is about as good as you could hope for, for a 15 vehicle combiner. Mine's one of the earlier releases that had some problems too. While they improved things with later runs, the internet would have you believe that the first release is a pile of shit, but there's really not a whole lot of difference.

drifand
12th November 2014, 12:09 PM
I concur with Tets though - the VV is about as good as you could hope for, for a 15 vehicle combiner. Mine's one of the earlier releases that had some problems too. While they improved things with later runs, the internet would have you believe that the first release is a pile of shit, but there's really not a whole lot of difference.

Lucky I have the popy DX version then in my case. :)

VGMStudios
12th November 2014, 12:45 PM
The guy who CollectionDX had on the show was the owner of a shop called ToyFreaks. He was claiming to be exclusive distributor in the states for Miracle's Voltron but in the end, Miracle claim they only met with him once, and he basically robbed them, since they sent him VV's to keep customers happy, but never saw any of the money. The ToyFreaks site disappeared a while back so presumably he's out of business.

I concur with Tets though - the VV is about as good as you could hope for, for a 15 vehicle combiner. Mine's one of the earlier releases that had some problems too. While they improved things with later runs, the internet would have you believe that the first release is a pile of shit, but there's really not a whole lot of difference.

Wow. This I didn't know. What a horrible person.
heck they all are horrible people.

Thanks for the info ktg. You really cant blame the figure. As you mentioned it is 15 vehicles.

Trent
13th November 2014, 10:09 PM
Well, apparently some genius posted a link to the CDX review on WEPs Facebook page. Now Mad Toys web page is down and the rumour is that they may be in trouble. But we'll see.

Just when I was almost convinced to buy it too :-/

VGMStudios
14th November 2014, 12:50 AM
Oh no! Gotta link?
Your right, the site is completely gone. Even their FB page is gone.
This is frustrating and annoying. Probably some rabid fan who couldnt stand that this was a superior version of the toy to the toynami version.

Initial_G
14th November 2014, 09:08 AM
Bummer, anyone had one on pre-order? so close to release date ... hoping this is still available >_<

VGMStudios
14th November 2014, 01:39 PM
Bummer, anyone had one on pre-order? so close to release date ... hoping this is still available >_<

YES! :mad:
If they shut it down cause of WEP.. man so many ppl will be pissed off.

Tfiguy
17th November 2014, 08:36 PM
Gokin is still going ahead, as we have them for pre order at Tfi Down Under. I was a little worried myself so I enquired about it. Shame they took down the website though.

drifand
18th November 2014, 05:05 PM
Gokin is still going ahead, as we have them for pre order at Tfi Down Under. I was a little worried myself so I enquired about it. Shame they took down the website though.

are you selling this? whats the price?

VGMStudios
19th November 2014, 12:03 AM
Gokin is still going ahead, as we have them for pre order at Tfi Down Under. I was a little worried myself so I enquired about it. Shame they took down the website though.

Well thats good news! Thanks Tfiguy! I preordered from Toyercity.
Hope they still will honor the sales if they can.

Thanks for enquirering about it. A lot of us were worried. ;)

Tetsuwan Convoy
20th November 2014, 09:59 AM
IIRC, wasn't today the apparent release date? Curious to know if anyone who ordered gets a notification.

kurdt_the_goat
20th November 2014, 11:00 AM
I just sent them an email asking for an update, so hopefully hear back something soon. I saw in my bank account the actual amount i ended up paying (after rate conversion and so on) ... on the one hand, damn it was a lot LOL but on the other.. whenever i look at the pics i just NEED it! So i hope they come through.

The latest podcast video from Collection DX on YouTube has Josh fiddling around with it - he lifts it up horizontal and despite the heft of diecast in the legs, the joints are so strong it barely moves!

But he doesn't sound too optimistic about the release .. though i don't think he knows any more than we do tbh.

Edit: Got a response but asked not to repeat online, so i will comply - should keep talk here to a minimum methinks :)

Initial_G
20th November 2014, 01:54 PM
Gokin is still going ahead, as we have them for pre order at Tfi Down Under. I was a little worried myself so I enquired about it. Shame they took down the website though.

Excellent, pre-order has been placed :)

Tfiguy
25th November 2014, 10:24 PM
are you selling this? whats the price?

$281 off the top of my head + shipping $19.. I'm not sure if I can talk too much about sales in this thread :-/ but just pm me or visit our website or facebook page so the powers above are ok :)

Tetsuwan Convoy
7th December 2014, 02:39 PM
Got mine yesterday!

First Impressions: :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

Happy Chappy!

Trent
7th December 2014, 02:57 PM
Got mine yesterday!

First Impressions: :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

Happy Chappy!

Keep going. I need to be convinced to buy it :o

Tetsuwan Convoy
7th December 2014, 06:01 PM
Keep going. I need to be convinced to buy it :o

Edited due to current political climate

drifand
7th December 2014, 09:42 PM
How tall does it stand?

Tetsuwan Convoy
8th December 2014, 09:14 AM
Can't say yet. I've been pretty busy with other projects, so haven't gotten around to combining him yet. I've just been playing with the individual Lions. He looks like he'll be a tad shorter than MW V Voltron.

He comes with two heads for the arm lions, one is lighter than the other and the jaw doesn't open as much as the heavier one. They both work with the rocket punch thing. I am still trying to figure out why we have two heads for the arms. Curious.

Initial_G
8th December 2014, 09:25 AM
Cool, I'm waiting for mine from TFI too, it'll be my first purchase from them

CoRDS
8th December 2014, 09:47 AM
Aww damnit ordered :)

VGMStudios
8th December 2014, 12:23 PM
Come to pappa!



Pappa's got a brand new friend!

Nice dude! Congrats! Im really glad to know that they were still able to release it. I really would like to know the story behind what happened.

drifand
8th December 2014, 12:49 PM
Nice dude! Congrats! Im really glad to know that they were still able to release it. I really would like to know the story behind what happened.

I am thinking this is the only batch you will ever get.
I have this sinking feeling they are not able to cater anymore new stock.
This is the most expensive toy I be getting this year. Cost way more than I expected. Should have pre ordered earlier.

kurdt_the_goat
8th December 2014, 01:02 PM
I am thinking this is the only batch you will ever get.
I have this sinking feeling they are not able to cater anymore new stock.
This is the most expensive toy I be getting this year. Cost way more than I expected. Should have pre ordered earlier.

I dunno how many people got their order in tbh. It kind flew under the rader and just as it was picking up interest, their site went offline. Before though, they had pics of production that certainly seemed to suggest a lot were being made.

FAPOS
15th December 2014, 06:25 PM
Only had time to open and take a quick pic... but its looking pretty quality, even still in the packaging... looking forward to getting it transmogrified!

http://s29.postimg.org/b48kue66v/20141215_161234.jpg

drifand
15th December 2014, 09:42 PM
I have chimungmung having stock soon however you are not better off than getting from Tfi

CoRDS
20th December 2014, 06:40 AM
im so glad this thing exists.

hopefully tfi gets all the stock he ordred. weird that i havnt had a payment request yet :(

drifand
20th December 2014, 12:00 PM
im so glad this thing exists.

hopefully tfi gets all the stock he ordred. weird that i havnt had a payment request yet :(

That's only means he hasn't got them, I am waiting as well.

drifand
20th December 2014, 10:17 PM
Latest update is he is still waiting as there were qc issues.
I am in no rush but I hope they don't pluck him.

Trent
20th December 2014, 11:15 PM
That's only means he hasn't got them, I am waiting as well.

I got my invoice from them yesterday.

drifand
21st December 2014, 12:07 AM
I got my invoice from them yesterday.

I haven't got anything, and I did message him.

drifand
22nd December 2014, 12:20 PM
Update, my order had issues as somehow it wasn't there.
I messages and sorted it out and paid mine.

If anyone still waiting on invoice I suggest you contact tfi now.

I am hoping this reaches him soon.

drifand
22nd December 2014, 03:03 PM
Are the fist of the toyami version turntable?

Is a bit let down that they thought at this age and time people want to shoot fist off from a $300 toy for infinity gokin. They should have a rotatable lion head instead IMO .

drifand
28th December 2014, 02:23 PM
Was told mid jan today . I hope it's not a screw up.

VGMStudios
28th December 2014, 06:00 PM
You DO know about the EDIT button right?

Triple posting seems a bit exsessive, a little unnecessary and seems lazy.
use the edit button next time huh!

No the fists dont turn. Ive been thinking how to alter it so that it would.

Trent
28th December 2014, 09:01 PM
You DO know about the EDIT button right?

Triple posting seems a bit exsessive, a little unnecessary and seems lazy.
use the edit button next time huh!

No the fists dont turn. Ive been thinking how to alter it so that it would.

SIR!

Trent
28th December 2014, 09:02 PM
YES!

Trent
28th December 2014, 09:04 PM
SIR!

CoRDS
28th December 2014, 09:15 PM
ooo im going to line up all my figures in formation. all saluting. with a few hydra agents hidden for good measure

drifand
28th December 2014, 09:28 PM
You DO know about the EDIT button right?

Triple posting seems a bit exsessive, a little unnecessary and seems lazy.
use the edit button next time huh!

No the fists dont turn. Ive been thinking how to alter it so that it would.

Sorry my bad, will try my best not to make a new post unnecessary , thought it was worth an update.

Question, did it come with extra fist? I guess it's going to be a bit tricky to do it not impossible but might require to disable the shooting functionality.
It's just being retro for the wrong reasons IMO .

drifand
28th December 2014, 09:32 PM
ooo im going to line up all my figures in formation. all saluting. with a few hydra agents hidden for good measure

For me, I think he is going to be the main robot in my chogokin area being the size of it. The pose will be the holding the blazing sword pose which the 30th anniversary toyami seems to be harder to do which I could be wrong of course but that will be the pose I like.

VGMStudios
29th December 2014, 07:15 AM
Very funny. Ha ha ha drifand..did it again.
Well I come from an era where there were rules against double posting.
If no one cares here then fine by me. Just thought it would make the thread neater.


well whatever.

Yes comes with extra fists.
also make sure u have the proper extra face too. Mine didnt come with the open mouth one.

drifand
29th December 2014, 07:21 AM
Are you able to convert the second pair to a ball joint version?
If there isn't room for it, I guess the only other method is to shave and file it till is rotatable, lots of work. I wished they didn't do the stupid flying fist.

VGMStudios
29th December 2014, 07:30 AM
You do know why they've added the flying fists right?
there really isn't much room for a ball/joint system. Ive been thinking about how to go about it.
I may have to reconstruct the lower part of the fist because where the long end that meets the head that goes into the arm is very thin.

I also thought of shaving down the long piece as well. I wouldn't do it cause thats what locks the fist into place. Shaving it down will make it loos and it will fall out easily.

Im thinking super strong earth magnets might do the trick.

drifand
29th December 2014, 09:18 AM
You do know why they've added the flying fists right?
there really isn't much room for a ball/joint system. Ive been thinking about how to go about it.
I may have to reconstruct the lower part of the fist because where the long end that meets the head that goes into the arm is very thin.

I also thought of shaving down the long piece as well. I wouldn't do it cause thats what locks the fist into place. Shaving it down will make it loos and it will fall out easily.

Im thinking super strong earth magnets might do the trick.


Hell it's part of the anime so flying fist? You do realise is an expensive toy to be shooting fist anyway? Half the reviews I read, nobody really bothers about the shooting fist. I wished the 2nd pair was at least rotatable. If I missed something on why is THis so important to shoot the fist please enlighten me.

I only see reviews pointing it out as an obstruction as it can't rotate.

Earth magnets are great but does that mean you break off the shaft? Obviously my ideas are crap asi don't have the toy in hand.

VGMStudios
29th December 2014, 09:42 AM
Hell it's part of the anime so flying fist? You do realise is an expensive toy to be shooting fist anyway? Half the reviews I read, nobody really bothers about the shooting fist. I wished the 2nd pair was at least rotatable. If I missed something on why is THis so important to shoot the fist please enlighten me.

I only see reviews pointing it out as an obstruction as it can't rotate.

Earth magnets are great but does that mean you break off the shaft? Obviously my ideas are crap asi don't have the toy in hand.

No not at all. Doesnt matter how expensive it is. Shooting fists is an homage to old chogokin figures. It has nothing to do with the anime. So it was a really nice touch that they actually have added it to this figure. No one pays homage to older figures like this anymore. Some, like yourself, may not like it, while others, like the older generation, are really pleased that they added it in. Of course you cannot please everyone. Im on the fence about it.

Yes you would have to cut off the shaft to add 2 magnets. Again its only an idea. Once my workshop is set up again, Im going to figure out a way to have both the shooting fists AND rotatable wrists. Dont worry about it to much right now.

drifand
29th December 2014, 09:58 AM
I am from the older generation of collecting.
The bandai chogokin series have discarded this gimmick long ago.
Hence this is like a more than 3/4 part modernised toy and you have a retro part for the wrong reasons. I have so many popy classics and they are solid fist not a movable lion jaw in this case.

The second fist should had allow for the modern age. Heck if it just rotate and not shoot would have made it a very posable robot.

That's my main and only complain about the toy. Yes I still want it as I think toyami isn't interested to up their game or let bandai win.

I do realise it is similar to masterpiece grimlock so it will be a more or less slight compromise on posing.

VGMStudios
12th January 2015, 01:08 PM
Good NEWS everyone!

The King of Beasts DOES have an arm swivel which can be used as a wrist swivel.

I was putting away The King of Beasts back into his box (we are moving) when I was saying to myself, "if he doesn't have wrists, then I wish he arm would at least move sideways", and I was pretending to move his arm sideways when it moved. I was all like :eek: IT MOVED! So he DOES have an arm swivel, awesome! Made my day. Now I dont have to modify him!

I guess they forgot to add it in the manual for some reason, or maybe they didnt even know themselves.

To do this, grab both sides of the lion arm. One hand on the back, the other on the torso and twist. It will be stiff at first, like you're going to break it. You'll hear a *SNAP* (most likely the paint) and it will flow freely.
I suggest doing this with the arm DETACHED from the main body.

Some pictures as proof.
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-84oKJxDelR8/VLM6S3NLrGI/AAAAAAAAFNY/9CwIRIMxV4g/s649/20150111_185909.jpg
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-6KLgm6ozrAQ/VLM6TdJ5_4I/AAAAAAAAFNk/yQkGc1iAIQ4/s645/20150111_185917.jpg
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-u28A0ZZkSSs/VLM6Uf24QQI/AAAAAAAAFNw/QBnZe-0prrI/s612/20150111_190009.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-WKMZDjQn21c/VLM6TpHZs_I/AAAAAAAAFNo/Q59fCOmDrZc/s571/20150111_185941.jpg

If this has already be discovered then never mind. If not, then you're welcome!:D

drifand
12th January 2015, 02:30 PM
Thank you.

I was already thinking about that but I do not have the toy in hand so couldn't check.

One thing though, they could have done firing fist but allowed a 90degree insert into the launch mechanism which allowed the head to be facing in another direction.

Still waiting on TFI.....

Initial_G
12th January 2015, 03:15 PM
Thank you.

I was already thinking about that but I do not have the toy in hand so couldn't check.

One thing though, they could have done firing fist but allowed a 90degree insert into the launch mechanism which allowed the head to be facing in another direction.

Still waiting on TFI.....

^ same *twiddle thumbs* :)

Trent
12th January 2015, 03:30 PM
Good NEWS everyone!

The King of Beasts DOES have an arm swivel which can be used as a wrist swivel.

I was putting away The King of Beasts back into his box (we are moving) when I was saying to myself, "if he doesn't have wrists, then I wish he arm would at least move sideways", and I was pretending to move his arm sideways when it moved. I was all like :eek: IT MOVED! So he DOES have an arm swivel, awesome! Made my day. Now I dont have to modify him!

I guess they forgot to add it in the manual for some reason, or maybe they didnt even know themselves.

To do this, grab both sides of the lion arm. One hand on the back, the other on the torso and twist. It will be stiff at first, like you're going to break it. You'll hear a *SNAP* (most likely the paint) and it will flow freely.
I suggest doing this with the arm DETACHED from the main body.

Some pictures as proof.
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-84oKJxDelR8/VLM6S3NLrGI/AAAAAAAAFNY/9CwIRIMxV4g/s649/20150111_185909.jpg
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-6KLgm6ozrAQ/VLM6TdJ5_4I/AAAAAAAAFNk/yQkGc1iAIQ4/s645/20150111_185917.jpg
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-u28A0ZZkSSs/VLM6Uf24QQI/AAAAAAAAFNw/QBnZe-0prrI/s612/20150111_190009.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-WKMZDjQn21c/VLM6TpHZs_I/AAAAAAAAFNo/Q59fCOmDrZc/s571/20150111_185941.jpg

If this has already be discovered then never mind. If not, then you're welcome!:D

Cool! Thanks for showing us that!

CoRDS
12th January 2015, 04:34 PM
^ same *twiddle thumbs* :)

i believe i am also in this line twiddling thumbs

drifand
12th January 2015, 07:13 PM
Really hope money well spent for this one, looking at reviews they said toyami was no where in comparison.

Tetsuwan Convoy
12th January 2015, 10:03 PM
Toynami is a turd in comparison, but then it was designed with a lower budget in mind.

The elbow joints there aren't as great as a wrist joint (yes I did know about them and surprised more people didn't). I still would've preferred the wrist joint, for pointing that sword over a rocket punch.

Still don't understand the two heads yet....

drifand
12th January 2015, 10:21 PM
Yeah I am with you but I think what's done is done, just find they could have allowed the fist to be reloaded in a 90 degree turn. I don't think I will be firing them.

VGMStudios
13th January 2015, 12:15 AM
My pleasure. Was pretty happy I discovered this out.


(snip) I don't think I will be firing them.

I can almost guarantee you can't resist firing them at LEAST once! :D

Trent
13th January 2015, 06:10 AM
Toynami is a turd in comparison, but then it was designed with a lower budget in mind.

And yet they are changing premium prices for the latest release and probably wonder why there is a market for the Mad Toys version :rolleyes:

Tetsuwan Convoy
13th January 2015, 10:15 AM
I can almost guarantee you can't resist firing them at LEAST once! :D
THIS is very true!

And yet they are changing premium prices for the latest release and probably wonder why there is a market for the Mad Toys version :rolleyes:
Ha haha Yeah. Lighty up face and stand doesn't require an extra $200....

CoRDS
15th January 2015, 12:56 PM
chimungmung has in stock shipping now
http://chimungmung.com/product_info.php?products_id=2246&osCsid=q9ovna06qin9os54li5059igp1

update 17/1 and its gone from chimungmung

drifand
15th January 2015, 05:42 PM
chimungmung has in stock shipping now
http://chimungmung.com/product_info.php?products_id=2246&osCsid=q9ovna06qin9os54li5059igp1

About $15 more than tfi, I hope Evan get this soon.

Tfiguy
15th January 2015, 10:25 PM
FINALLY! Gokin is almost on it's way to www.tfidownunder.com, they are just finalising it now!

drifand
16th January 2015, 12:31 AM
Looks like it will be feb before we get it then.

VGMStudios
16th January 2015, 01:44 AM
finally got my Open mouth face from Tony.
Now I have 3 faces for him.

Trent
16th January 2015, 10:33 AM
finally got my Open mouth face from Tony.
Now I have 3 faces for him.

Is it supposed to come with 3 or was it extra?

VGMStudios
17th January 2015, 12:11 AM
Its suppose to come with 1 closed mouth and 1 open mouth faces.

Mine came with 2 closed mouth faces.

drifand
17th January 2015, 09:55 AM
Some people hated the face of this toy.

Is it bad?

kurdt_the_goat
17th January 2015, 03:37 PM
Something's a little off, like maybe the forehead is a bit big or the mouth too close too the nose? But on the figure taken as a whole it matches well and looks great.

What i found interesting was how different in deco it was to the Toynami version - then i looked around and noticed there seems to be no definitive head deco, across all the toys, cartoon, box art etc, they're almost all slightly different.

drifand
18th January 2015, 09:08 AM
I think is because is a face so is bound to be slightly different?
Hmm.....just waiting now.

drifand
19th January 2015, 05:38 PM
I dont see anymore at Chimungmung so TFI better have them as I wont have any backup for this.

drifand
23rd January 2015, 02:11 PM
This is the most aticipated toy I have paid and waited, I hope his supplier doesn't stuff him and us.

CoRDS
23rd January 2015, 03:43 PM
This is the most aticipated toy I have paid and waited, I hope his supplier doesn't stuff him and us.

you and me both.

when i was a kid mine had two red arms as i couldnt get a green one anywhere . i just want a complete one that looks like how i *remember* it :)

drifand
30th January 2015, 09:51 AM
Still waiting........:(

drifand
7th February 2015, 06:20 PM
Shipping notice :)

CoRDS
7th February 2015, 06:59 PM
Me too

Initial_G
7th February 2015, 07:17 PM
sadly nothing yet :( I swear this has been the worst wait out of all my pre-orders to date lol

drifand
7th February 2015, 09:01 PM
sadly nothing yet :( I swear this has been the worst wait out of all my pre-orders to date lol

Shoot him a polite message. As much as it is long, it is out of his hands and I can understand this. He does take the effort to reply you and that's what I am ok with. There is service on his part.

Initial_G
7th February 2015, 09:58 PM
Shoot him a polite message. As much as it is long, it is out of his hands and I can understand this. He does take the effort to reply you and that's what I am ok with. There is service on his part.

Oh, nothing wrong with his service, I just can't believe I'm so anxiously waiting for this figure, more than the TFs I pre-order.

I'll wait a few days to see if I get a shipping notice, I'm sure orders are being filled/shipped as they were received. I'm probably just further down the queue

drifand
7th February 2015, 10:56 PM
I think he was the most expensive toy I paid for last year.

jazzcomp
7th February 2015, 11:10 PM
I think he was the most expensive toy I paid for last year.
How much?

drifand
7th February 2015, 11:42 PM
$300 including shipping .

Kurt convince me that it was worth it, considering there won't be a soc version

Initial_G
8th February 2015, 01:41 PM
yay shipping notice!

so eager to get it in my hands.

agreed though, it was a rather pricey purchase for me too.

CoRDS
8th February 2015, 02:02 PM
yay shipping notice!

so eager to get it in my hands.

agreed though, it was a rather pricey purchase for me too.

i have to put a transformers faction logo on it somewhere to justify it :)

jazzcomp
9th February 2015, 11:15 AM
still thinking about it....

CoRDS
9th February 2015, 11:37 AM
Pretty sure Aust post deliver based on an inverse calculation based on how often people check delivery status

drifand
9th February 2015, 12:04 PM
my parcel id is invalid. hmm...maybe not in the system yet.

I didn't think about it anymore, is basically suck in with Toyami if you think they will do a better job. Toyami is basically like Harmony gold and will not let any voltron products release. Though I have to say Toyami at least make toys and not sitting on their asses suing people who put in more effort.
But their overall attempt isn't that great.

I had countless times waiting for a Bandai SOC release, but seems like Toyami refuse to allow it.

CoRDS
11th February 2015, 04:44 PM
it arrived. omg this thing is awesome
http://i.imgur.com/5eF1yiC.jpg

drifand
11th February 2015, 06:49 PM
It really looks like a centre piece and miles apart in great quality.

CoRDS
11th February 2015, 07:04 PM
be very careful with it when taking the black legs out from the blue and yellow lions


half of the back locking tab snapped off one of mine and i was being careful and pushing the button and everything, but it still works so im ok

drifand
11th February 2015, 08:19 PM
Thanks for the heads up, no one else mentioned this surprisingly

Trent
11th February 2015, 08:22 PM
Mine arrived today as well :D:D

Didn't get to open it though :(:(

CoRDS
11th February 2015, 08:42 PM
www.zazz.com.au are selling the batteries it needs cheap today you have 2hrs left :)

Initial_G
11th February 2015, 09:24 PM
Yay! mine arrived today as well. Haven't had a chance to open it up.
Thanks for the heads up, will be extra careful

drifand
11th February 2015, 09:34 PM
Good old Perth always last.

kurdt_the_goat
16th February 2015, 02:04 PM
Toynami trying again! Looks interesting, quite stylized though.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v463/Goldgaigar/FB_IMG_1423988457949_zpshqvreskc.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v463/Goldgaigar/FB_IMG_1423988491763_zpswsugkvly.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v463/Goldgaigar/FB_IMG_1423988487625_zps93emxi6h.jpg

drifand
16th February 2015, 02:51 PM
Is this jumbo size? Looks all plastic? I dunno, they had their chance, they blew it.

kurdt_the_goat
16th February 2015, 03:16 PM
Nah jumbo one is different:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v463/Goldgaigar/DSCN75113.jpg

drifand
16th February 2015, 11:49 PM
Can't really comment as I do not know the amount of diecast, or quality of it.
It's a pity the didn't release this instead, and sadly my gokin has reached.

drifand
17th February 2015, 10:29 AM
Just opened my gokin
I can see the leg attachment issue, and I think I be scoring a bit down points on that lock mechanism as it may wear out.

Somehow, it didn't feel as metal as what I thought it was going to be. I do like the ratchet joints, but I still feel the fist was a bad design, it should have allowed me to shoot the head if I insert it at any 90 degree angle if it was hard to do a launching head.

The face, does look awkward to me for a moment, but after a while I didn't mind it.

What bugs me is that if you guys say the Toyami isn't as cool, then I guess its probably a turd in comparison.

The new Toyami voltron looks more proportion, but I am again finding the fist a bit angled? I guess you can't win everything.

I would rate 8/10 for this toy.

drifand
17th February 2015, 03:30 PM
Just looking at the new toyami voltron and I wonder anyone feel that the bottom lions heads look smaller than usual? I was just about to think they might pull off a great piece but the heads look kind of weird even for the fist at an angle.

Tfiguy
17th February 2015, 04:33 PM
Toynami trying again! Looks interesting, quite stylized though.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v463/Goldgaigar/FB_IMG_1423988457949_zpshqvreskc.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v463/Goldgaigar/FB_IMG_1423988491763_zpswsugkvly.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v463/Goldgaigar/FB_IMG_1423988487625_zps93emxi6h.jpg

Is this a Voltron Force version?

Trent
17th February 2015, 04:45 PM
It's the "Let's make Voltron look like he's made up of 5 dogs" version.

Seriously, they look like dogs.

drifand
17th February 2015, 04:53 PM
It's the "Let's make Voltron look like he's made up of 5 dogs" version.

Seriously, they look like dogs.

I am going to agree here, it looks a bit off, the Voltron looked okay at first glance then I noticed the heads on the bottom feet looks small and out.

I think this is more like a action figure version.

VGMStudios
19th February 2015, 06:09 AM
Can't really comment as I do not know the amount of diecast, or quality of it.
It's a pity the didn't release this instead, and sadly my gokin has reached.

I was going to say something about your comment about it being all plastic.. :rolleyes:
I noticed you edited it.

Makes me wonder if they are doing this cause of Madtoys' version. haha.

drifand
19th February 2015, 09:49 AM
I was going to say something about your comment about it being all plastic.. :rolleyes:
I noticed you edited it.

Makes me wonder if they are doing this cause of Madtoys' version. haha.

Can't say, but being Toyami, they have taken HG approach, and that's to nail any third party from making Voltron. I have read rocketpunch Army that when he reviewed the 30th anniversary version he had chat with Toyami, and said he was a nice chap and said he isn't against third party but I doubt it.

Pretty much you were right, WEP has given exclusive rights to them, and we will never see a Voltron toy made by Bandai or anyone else with license.

As for this new toy, I think only Voltron mode appeals to me, but the foot looks off.

Tetsuwan Convoy
19th February 2015, 10:19 AM
Interesting... I don't hate it, but they certainly do look like dogs. I happily await colour pictures and more news. But to be honest the lions look a bit too stylised for my tastes. Although if the price is good, why the hell not?

drifand
19th February 2015, 12:10 PM
Have to wait, I am sure colour wise they be spot on. quality wise, I am not sure. Not to mention its price.

Tetsuwan Convoy
22nd February 2015, 08:03 PM
Not to mention its price.
Ha ha ha! Yeap.

Judging from what they did with the anniversary one, it wouldn't surprise me to see this have it's price jacked up to the ridiculous $$$. I wouldn't pay more than $200 I thin for a mass produced Voltron

CoRDS
28th February 2015, 06:38 PM
something to note about this mad toys figure


no visible screw holes :)
they're all covered. its such a nice touch

Tetsuwan Convoy
28th February 2015, 08:15 PM
something to note about this mad toys figure


no visible screw holes :)
they're all covered. its such a nice touch

Oh yeah.

Never even thhought about it until you mentioned it. Wow. :D

drifand
1st March 2015, 10:42 AM
Which is good and bad.

Good in terms of how it looks, bad as in harder to repair if anything is wrong.

I am actually keen to know how Mad Toys are doing, as they sort of went under the table with this toy. I be very keen to see what they can do with other robots with the same concept of gokin metal involved.

Tetsuwan Convoy
23rd March 2015, 08:30 PM
If they do, I bet it won't be under the Mad toys name anymore ;)

drifand
14th July 2015, 02:32 PM
If they do, I bet it won't be under the Mad toys name anymore ;)



Well looks like that's it folks from them as I do not see anymore reissue or new products from them.

It's a shame as they used 0 pvc/abs plastic which bandai used too much and those materials will melt away.

I say this voltron will last a long time

Tetsuwan Convoy
16th December 2015, 10:54 AM
As Zeus said to some Roman warriors in Altered Beast.

Rwise from your grave!!

Premium collectables have put a link up to an officially licensed version of the King of Beast

Is this a joke? I'm incredibly surprised at this.

http://www.premiumcollectables.com.au/products/mad-toys-infinity-gokin-voltron-lion-licensed-product

drifand
16th December 2015, 11:51 AM
Hold your horses everyone , it is pending for final licensing.

From what I have been hearing anyone trying to pre order was given a noticed by wep to take it down. So I am not sure how soon PC gets discovered that they are also to take it off.

eBay sellers were notified and I know some stores too

Trent
16th December 2015, 12:50 PM
Wow! They managed to licence it? :eek: Toynami wouldn't be impressed

CoRDS
16th December 2015, 01:30 PM
oh my thats really cool

drifand
16th December 2015, 04:10 PM
Wow! They managed to licence it? :eek: Toynami wouldn't be impressed

They have not is pending ATM.

Shield looks better the shoulder also have more red

kurdt_the_goat
16th December 2015, 11:17 PM
Goddammit! Heaps of more accurate details all over, chest especially. Not double dipping but will be the definitive version for sure, great for those that missed the elusive first run!

drifand
17th December 2015, 10:11 AM
If only the fist rotates I will double dip

Okay if anyone in Perth wants this but don't have the cash right now can get one from me at the $269.90 price.

I ordered one for a friend just to see how it goes.

Tetsuwan Convoy
17th December 2015, 11:43 AM
If only the fist rotates I will double dip

My thoughts exactly.

Trent
17th December 2015, 02:18 PM
The change I'd like to see is to give the lions the ability to move their legs outwards as well and forward/back. That was what disappointed me about the KoB set.

drifand
17th December 2015, 04:37 PM
The change I'd like to see is to give the lions the ability to move their legs outwards as well and forward/back. That was what disappointed me about the KoB set.

Won't disagree there but yes if they actually work on a better version 2 I definately won't mind getting it especially when is wep approved as well.

I felt if the legs of all the lions were angled would give a more natural look rather than just straight ones.

Tetsuwan Convoy
21st December 2015, 08:16 PM
Thats a good poit too actually.

I thought an official Lion Voltron was in the works earlier as well. Looked a bit stylized, which I kind of liked, and would be fine with a complete plastic figure, IF the price is right.

I wonder if that means that version has been dropped?