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Ultimate Voltron EX Stealth

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$1100??? I don't think I

$1100??? I don't think I could spend that on ANY toy. You have my respect. I still kind of regret passing up that all plastic Voltron set Toynami released a few years ago when it was on sale for 50 bucsk.

Heavyarms's picture
Posted by Heavyarms on 15 March, 2017 - 12:34
Thanks

It's a wallet buster for sure. Almost my most expensive piece too.

At best, the all-plastic one you reference though is meh, so don't feel bad about missing it. It was cool at first, but the thrill quickly wore off for me.

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Posted by Optimal III on 15 March, 2017 - 13:29
Give Toynami credit. They did

Give Toynami credit. They did amuch better job in designing the "Stealth" paint scheme than the KOB folks. I love how they nicely used the Lions primary colors as the trim colors. Sadly the Ex is too big for my display space and way too big for my wallet. Especially for apure plastic toy. And $1100? Gah! At that point I might as well just hand it to a divorce lawyer. ( ah who am I kidding. My wife would never divorce me. She'd simply kill me and hire a few rednecks to dispose of the body. Should I be worried that she knows rednecks willing to dispose of a body in exchange for first dibs on the robot collection?)

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Posted by faelon on 15 March, 2017 - 20:03
Credit Given

Yeah, the black KoB is too devoid of color. Toynami got it just right. (and you're probably in the clear, unless she starts dropping phrases like "no dental, no prints, no problem"; if that happens, she might be planning).

Optimal III's picture
Posted by Optimal III on 15 March, 2017 - 22:42
Flaws

I could only think of 3 design flaws in the EX:
1. The somewhat hindered neck rotation (the head would have to be oriented slightly upwards for side movements)
2. The hindered waist swivel (due to the waist 'collar')
3. The ball-jointed hip joints

other than that, Toynami did great with this iteration of Voltron... i personally feel that the KoB looks a bit uninspired, especially with the SoC out and available now. Somehow i get the feeling the KoB will lose out more than the EX because of how closely the SoC and KoB molds are in term of scale and looks (the KoB is not exactly a radical design departure from the SoC/Classic look, not as different as the EX in my opinion)

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Posted by evanrue on 15 March, 2017 - 23:26
Sadly the ball jointed hips

Sadly the ball jointed hips are what I categorize as a critical flaw at the MSRP price point. No way an 18" plastic robot will last the years with 5" plastic action figure type hips.

faelon's picture
Posted by faelon on 16 March, 2017 - 14:22
Boooo the Waist

Yeah, I forgot to mention that. The waist isn't terrible, but the ridge in conjunction with black lion's tail is a significant hindrance. KoB & SOC did it best, and in different ways to boot.

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Posted by Optimal III on 16 March, 2017 - 15:43
 
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