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Voltron 1 Deluxe Warrior Set

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My 5th Grade Class LOVED The Vehicle Voltron

The vehicle Voltron was not my first Voltron, the blue gladiator Voltron was(that's another story) but it was far more sought after by the kids in my 5th-6th grade class than the lion Voltron. We all liked the lion Voltron of course but when the vehicle Voltron appeared one day on the TV show instead of the lion Voltron, I along with everyone else in my class were hooked! The story was kind of like Star Trek, seek out and find new life kind of thing. We all liked the stories much better than the Lion Voltron. My friend bought the air team set first and I bought the sea team and land team sets respectively. You could do a lot more with the vehicle Voltron than the lion set obviously, the big downfall was like you said in your review, the toy just didn't hold up well. It was not well made, the leg connection points were the first to go, I had to wrap electrical tape around the connection points to get them to stay together when assembled. Lots of weak plastic joints. I eventually worked out a trade with my friend to get his air team set. Still it was the holy grail back then and I had a lot of fun with that toy. Hopefully we will see a masterpiece version soon! I'd be the first to lay my money down for that one!

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Posted by iron maniac on 23 January, 2007 - 22:05
I posted a comment on a more

I posted a comment on a more recent review of a diecast dairugger dx.

I actually have the bootleg version sold at Toys R Us and I believe I got it back in 2000 from a toys r us in Puerto Rico.

here a couple of pics:

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Posted by akd on 14 September, 2007 - 18:26
I have this toy as well,

I have this toy as well, slightly different and no gun. It's a nicely done bootleg!

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Posted by JoshB on 14 September, 2007 - 19:44
Torso pieces stuck

Nice review! I always wanted this as a kid and I finally got it off of eBay just recently. The only problem is that the hip-abd pieces/armored transport-communications module are stuck together. Am I supposed to push the yellow lever while pulling them apart or is that strictly to get the leg tabs back in? Or does pushing those leg tabs back in push the comm module out?

Thanks,

Jeff

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Posted by ffej on 15 November, 2010 - 09:11
That lever is a bitch for

That lever is a bitch for sure. If you can get it to click it should disengage both the leg posts and the other side at once. I used to use a screwdriver to push it over, it was so hard to do.

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Posted by JoshB on 15 November, 2010 - 13:00
Thanks

Shortly after I post my message, I weighed the pros and cons of leaving the two together or just for the heck of it try to separate them even if something breaks....I used a wrench to push that lever and it finally came loose. Unfortunately, on a separate note, the tabs on one of the legs have broken after just one dis-assembly. The leg still connects together fortunately.

When I look back on Micronauts and now this Voltron, I cannot see how they sold these toys to kids as they can break SO easily. I don't know how any kid could move this lever either.

And after now playing with this Voltron, I think a masterpiece version would be easy to make with the technology they have now to make toys. It could be much sturdier, too. Oh well, one could only wish.

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Posted by ffej on 15 November, 2010 - 17:10
Interesting that according to

Interesting that according to a Sears catalog (or JC Penny), Vehicle Voltron and Lion Voltron were $70 each which was a lot in the 80's.

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Posted by VZMK2 on 30 August, 2011 - 10:44
Breaking a commandment ...

I'm coveting THE HELL out of your Dairugger XV!!!

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Posted by tlcmathman on 25 June, 2012 - 21:54
I prrfered this one over lion

I prrfered this one over lion force, especially in being better written stories, plus better characterisation for no one was really bad or good. Lionforce was too woden, too divided into god or bad.

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Posted by The Castellan on 18 January, 2014 - 20:55
 
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