- Name: Black Lion
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- SRP:$ 17.99
Review by JoshB
All hail Voltron, out lord and savior. May his combinable goodness bring light into your darkest days.
At the center of Voltron is the Black Lion. Lately people have been poo-pooing all over this toy, claiming the SOC is superior and "Why would I ever buy this if I already have the SOC?" I'm sorry people do you have a limit on the amount of Voltrons you can have? The answer is no, there is no limit. There is room in your collections for all the Voltrons, be it Matchbox, Panosh Place, Trendmasters, Bandai, LJN or Playmates. Buy them all and shut up about it.
This Black Lion holds all the gimmicks of the combined Voltron. It comes in a "try me" window box, and it makes over 60 sound effects. Batteries are included.
The lion itself is a big, bulky beast. Theres a ton of articulation, but no accessories. He's mostly hard plastic, with some softer plastic for the limbs.
If you open the mouth, the faceplate tends to come down with it, but if you can separate them you will see a missile molded into the lower jaw.
The head rotates, and the neck collapses into the body a little bit.
On the back is the switch to turn off the sound effects. After a few dozen accidental bumps of the sound activation button on the side this was promptly turned to the off position.
They did an interesting thing here with the wings by putting a peg in at the joint where the wings fold. Now your wings will never look out of place in lion mode.
Transformation is essentially the same as every other version of the Black Lion, ever. Straighten out the rear legs, fold up the tail, fold in the arms to the shoulders and unfold the wings. Thats it. We're ready to form Voltron!
But not in this review. That's for another time...
|Posted 23 February, 2018 - 15:15 by JoshB|