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What's with that all-black

What's with that all-black Big O? That thing looks cool.

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Posted by kidnicky on 11 September, 2009 - 18:19
Voltron

This Voltron looks great. I would really like to have one - NORMAL colour of course. My only gripe are the "hands" (the mouths of the red and green lions) are totally filled in. High Dream can you do a perfect Golion/Voltron for us vinyl heads please?

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Posted by grendizer1975 on 12 September, 2009 - 02:29
Metallic is better than

Metallic is better than "normal" IMO. Voltron only looks "normal" in the show because it's a cartoon,they don't have metallic paint. They do try to use shading to give the appearence of reflective metal,but obviously that's limited.
If you were on Arus (SP?) right now looking at the real Voltron,it would be metallic.

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Posted by kidnicky on 13 September, 2009 - 11:53
Voltron is thoroughly

Voltron is thoroughly pedestrian. However, I'm salivating over the Poseidon and yellow guy. I must have these treasures.

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Posted by jacksauce on 12 September, 2009 - 08:59
Agreed!

Those look awesome. Big O looks a little out there, with his bizarre proportions, but any Babel II merchandise is great.

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Posted by Rankarana on 13 September, 2009 - 02:48
Voltron's buddies in the

Voltron's buddies in the final picture seem to be garnering more interest than voltron himself. I suggest that Poseidon and the others get reviews of their own.

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Posted by jacksauce on 13 September, 2009 - 09:17
It's not that there's

It's not that there's anything wrong with the Voltron,but if there's anything a group of westerners who collect Japanese toys have seen plenty of,it's Lion Voltron.
At this point,the only thing to say is,is the sculpt accurate (it's fairly accurate) and are the paint apps clean (and they are clean).
So obviously there's going to be more convorsation about the other dudes.

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Posted by kidnicky on 13 September, 2009 - 11:56
Poseidon

Poseidon is a very friendly and lovable robot. I like him sooooo much. Babel II is one of my favourite anime - the classic version I mean!

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Posted by grendizer1975 on 14 September, 2009 - 11:21
Original Babel II

Wow. Where did you see the original Babel II? It was a huge pain for me to get the Japanese DVDs and even then I can't understand it.

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Posted by Destroy All Pod... on 14 September, 2009 - 14:52
Babel II

Hi, kindly contact me on Facebook or send me an email and I'll send you the links of the anime in Japanese/Italian in DVD quality.

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Posted by grendizer1975 on 5 April, 2010 - 14:40
Re: Babel II

Cool. What's your email/facebook? You can email me at feedback at destroy all podcasts d x dot com.

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Posted by Destroy All Pod... on 5 April, 2010 - 19:37
Babel II

Hi sorry for the delay but I was busy watching.......VOLTRON.

Anyway here's my web site URL: http://www.freewebs.com/superrobots/

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Posted by grendizer1975 on 18 April, 2010 - 17:29
Hehe...sorry for the tease

Hehe...sorry for the tease in the last pic, guys!

Anyway, I just wanted to reiterate what I mentioned above, and something we talked about briefly the other night at Josh's during the stickaming. George Sohn/Toynami technically has the license for ALL of "Voltron". That includes the rights to make toys of Voltron I, II, and III.

Now, I'm pretty confident we're never going to see a Masterpiece-level toy for Voltron I/Dairugger XV...unless Bandai decides to stun us with an SoC. That said, I'd say the chances of us seeing a Dairugger--and maybe even an Albegas (Voltron II)--done up in vinyl like this guy aren't bad!

I mean, on its own, this figure is certainly fine...but as a one-shot, it's kinda lackluster. Now, if I knew there were *more* Voltrons coming out (or even some Robeasts!), I'd be a lot more excited about it. Then, you're investing in a toyline, not just a standalone figure. And let's face it: this Voltron III standing on your shelf is fine...but next to a Dairugger and Albegas done in the same style? DAMN, that'd be hot!

Write George a letter (or zap him some feedback through Toynami's website). Your voice counts!

And as for that last pic, the Big O is a Bear Model vinyl. There were two colorways to my knowledge: the anime-accurate purple, and mine--black with gold spray. The yellow guy on the left is Zollmen's "Mad Baron", a sorta designer vinyl homage to Red Baron. On the right, is Poseidon from Babel II, of course...by Shikaruna Koubo (yes, another designer piece). The Voltron just can't compare, in terms of quality, but at least he's not too out of place standing among these guys!

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Sanjeev

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Posted by Sanjeev on 14 September, 2009 - 13:24
PUBLIC APOLOGY TIME

On the stickam chat the other night, I called out Sanjeev for having his pics in this review too big. It turns out I just happened to try to link to the only one that was big, while all the rest are perfectly sized to CDX specs. My bad! :)

Otherwise, I agree with the above sentiment. This toy would be much more enticing, and in fact the only reason I would want it at all, would be if they made Voltron 1 and 2 figures as well.

"This must be settled the way nature intended....with a vicious, bloody fight!"
Onyx Blackman
Principal, Flatpoint High

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Posted by NekroDave on 14 September, 2009 - 15:10
Were it poseable in the

Were it also poseable in the hips, waist, elbows, and knees, I could see myself wanting one of these.

Oh, and a clasp-able sword. Yes.
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 14 September, 2009 - 15:27
If it were possible to

If it were possible to manufacture vinyl to be that posable, it would be no different from the combiners. Might as well add the gattai feature at that point.

Still, I get the posability thing: this thing was sculpted to *look* posable...though it's not. I would rather it have been sculpted with the proportions of a Jumbo Machinder (just in standard 9-inch scale) and just have those swivel joints.

Oh, and I agree about having a Blazing Sword. I thought about customizing one, then slicing up the hands to make a gap to wedge the sword handle into...

Of course, all's forgiven if a Voltron I and II are on the horizon!

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Sanjeev

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Posted by Sanjeev on 14 September, 2009 - 16:39
TOYNAMI - 01 VOLTRON

I bought this Voltron in March 2010 - NORMAL colour of course. My only regret is that I didn't buy it earlier. Anyway, I got mine from an Italian seller and friend on ebay for Euro 32.90 (plus shipping). The sculpt is simply anime accurate. Right now I am watching Golion on DVD and the folded-up lion legs on the front of the arms and sides of the legs are never seen when Golion is combined! And so my only gripe is that the "hands" (the mouths of the red and green lions) are totally filled in. All in all, I am very happy with this toy. Thank you, Toynami.

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Posted by grendizer1975 on 5 April, 2010 - 14:42
 
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