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Green Lion (with Pidge figure)

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Blazing sword

Spot on about the collect n connect sword. It irked me to no end that they didn't put in the next logical piece. To think people are clamoring for Matty to do a Vehicle Voltron after what they've put out thus far is crazy. I cant wait to be done with this and not give Matty any more of my money.

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Posted by GetterVolt on 23 July, 2012 - 23:04
Vehicle Voltron

Yeah I am kinda dumbfounded. In the same breath I have seen Collectors rage over this Lion Voltron and then turn around and ask "Do you think they will make a Vehicle Voltron?" THAT is why Matty Collector gets away with such sloppy execution and CS. Because their "Customers" will buy any old thing it seems while complaining about the whole time.

Atom's picture
Posted by Atom on 26 July, 2012 - 13:28
Grateful

I am grateful to you for making these reviews so I do not feel bad about missing it. I will be content with my other Voltron I have.

Though I will say that Blazing Sword Voltron was an awesome toy. I let my 3-year old play with it. It is "hers" she says.

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Posted by ActionAwesome on 26 July, 2012 - 23:33
That was true,but funnily

That was true,but funnily enough it turns out for whatever reason this is the year that people are finally turning on Matty. After years of mismanaged,poorly made,over expensive figures it looks like their Masters of the Universe collector's line isn't going to get the number of subscribtions Matty "needs" to keep it going. They've even got the four horsemen basically standing on the corner holding out their hats,PLEADING to the fans to pay up this year.

The thing is,the whole Matty Collector thing was designed around MOTU. If MOTU dies,so does Matty. Ghostbusters,DC Comics,and WWE all flopped as online exclusives,and obviously Voltron's been getting a lot of negative reaction.

Bottom line,you can forget about vehicle Voltron,and that's probably for the best.

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Posted by kidnicky on 27 July, 2012 - 22:40
I've bought some MOTUC

I've bought some MOTUC figures over the past year and they are pretty good toys. Not what I consider a truly collectible toys, but still fun. I certainly have no qualms about giving them to my 2-year old nephew instead of him trying to get at my Hot Toys Superman. kidnicky is totally right about people turning on Mattycollector. I have a buddy who is into MOTU so I've followed the drama that's going on. With the price increase, international shipping issues, and continued use of Digital River (the worst effing company I've ever dealt with) no wonder people aren't buying subscriptions, which are kind of silly to begin with. I understand people have different styles, but for me, as a toy collector, half the fun is the thrill of the hunt. I love finding a bargain, so blindly giving Matty 500 bucks for a year with a mostly unrevealed line-up of toys is weird to me. I think Atom and Josh mentioned it in the awesome Yellow Lion podcast a while back that most of the people who collect Matty stuff are different from the folks that frequent CDX. I'm getting the Voltron from Matty and I look at it next to my SoC Voltes V and feel like an idiot. Voltes V is a freaking feat of toy engineering and I got it in all it's diecast glory for less than half of what I'm shelling out for Matty's Voltron. I read a post on Matty's FB page going berserk over the price increase from $22 to $25 dollars this year. I'd kill to get some Figuarts or Myth Cloth at $25 bucks plus shipping. I'm not saying I'm better because my toys are more expensive but I think some of the Matty buyers don't really know what else is out there. I'm with Atom though because I am dumbfounded when I see these massive rants that end with "Will Matty put out a Vehicle Voltron?" WTF! Matty can't get 5 lions right, and they want a 15 piece robot?

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Posted by GetterVolt on 28 July, 2012 - 23:35
well this is what happens

well this is what happens when the vast majority of collectors say "Meh ill still buy them anyway"
to price increases, let serious QC issues slide, and keep questioning nothing. Pardon me sir can i have another!
Thanks for doing these review atom and saving your readers a lot of money.

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Posted by The Big R on 29 July, 2012 - 12:52
"I read a post on Matty's FB

"I read a post on Matty's FB page going berserk over the price increase from $22 to $25 dollars this year. I'd kill to get some Figuarts or Myth Cloth at $25 bucks plus shipping."
What you have to keep in mind though,is that a Matty customer isn't getting a Figuart for $25 dollars,they're getting a MOTU figure. Now,like you said,they aren't BAD toys,but they really are something that should be like 12-15 bucks at my local TRU. Even then,TRU would want the forearms to be installed correctly. :)

Meanwhile TRU charges 30 bucks for a Figuarts figure. Granted I like the MOTU characters a lot more than the PR Samurai characters,but look at a Figuart and look at a MOTUC. For roughly the same price,one of them is WAY better. That's the problem people have here. This green lion would be fine for 20 or even 30 bucks,but at 50 bucks just does not cut it. The Matchbox toys were better,and that was 30 years ago!

Now imagine this same company putting out seperate Dairugger vehicles. Come on. It's like giving a monkey a potato and a butter knife and thinking he's coming back with "The Thinker".

kidnicky's picture
Posted by kidnicky on 1 August, 2012 - 11:04
I suppose there is one thing

I suppose there is one thing about this whole Mattel subscription thing I can be happy about. At least the Voltron sub is strictly the pilots and lions to make Voltron. I can't imagine how bad it would be if the Voltron line was all inclusive like the MOTU line is with He-Man, She-ra, New Adventures, 2002 He-Man, mini-comics, and concept characters. We know this line is basically one-and-done with one full Voltron. Imagine one month getting a lion and the next time something gets shipped it's something like Haggar's cat. For 15 bucks.

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Posted by GetterVolt on 2 August, 2012 - 08:52
Egon. Slimed Ray. Lab Coat

Egon. Slimed Ray. Lab Coat Egon. Lab Coat Ray. Slimed Egon. EPA guy. Marshmallowed Ray. Slimed Slimer. Marshmallowed Egon. Tracy the Gorilla. Ray. Slimed Tracy. Emotional Slime Shooter Egon.

kidnicky's picture
Posted by kidnicky on 2 August, 2012 - 18:51
Toynami?

Hi

Is this series base on the Toynami design and mold? Aside from the cockpit are the articulation and design pretty much the same?

Juohmaru's picture
Posted by Juohmaru on 24 July, 2012 - 06:46
No this is not the same mold

No this is not the same mold as the Toynami piece.

Atom's picture
Posted by Atom on 26 July, 2012 - 13:28
I luckily got a good Green

I luckily got a good Green Lion set however the door design really bothers me. I grab the lion from the body and the doors just swing open, lock be damned. The hinge geometry was horribly designed. I'm surprised they didnt run into that problem during CAD design. Pidge looks like someone you wanna just punch in the face.

I still have hope for a great black lion...

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Posted by chachipower on 24 July, 2012 - 17:34
Your Pidge

How did the helmeted head come out on your Pidge? Is it sitting to high on his forehead as well?

Atom's picture
Posted by Atom on 26 July, 2012 - 13:29
Mine sits high but not as

Mine sits high but not as much as yours now that I had a chance to compare. You have such luck with your pieces

chachipower's picture
Posted by chachipower on 26 July, 2012 - 22:27
At least they got the right

At least they got the right shade of green (a peacock green) over the Toynami and Trendmasters (which was a kelly green).

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Posted by VZMK2 on 25 July, 2012 - 08:06
 
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