Review by JoshB
Lionbot is not a lion at all, but that's never stopped a bootlegger before.
Usually we've come to know Lionbot as the bootleg name for Voltron (or Golion).
This is probably the same bootleg company, and they just slapped the name on
one of their Trans-Jets toys. The art on the back depicts a lion headed
and dog headed robot, so who knows what these bootleggers have been smoking.
The toy is surprisingly well made, and is an original sculpt. Of
course, they appropriate design elements from other characters to to make their
Lionbot is almost entirely diecast, and about 5-6" tall, taller
then its ST popy counterparts. The head, fists and wings are plastic. He comes
in a styrofoam tray inside a window box. He is very heavy. You could hurt
someone really badly if you hit them off the head with it.
He's pretty funky and can be had for about $35 each on ebay. They were
much more common a few years back, but you can still find them around if you
look hard enough.
Lionbot was made in Taiwan, and was probably released around 1998-1999.
|Posted 6 January, 2005 - 16:44 by JoshB|