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Legendary Green Lion


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It really is true how Bandai of America is really lagging behind in all their combining robot endeavors. Even the legacy line is behind anything that is in the premium collector market.

That being said, the subtitle can be a bit misleading as the Bandai Tamshii Nations (Japan) SoC version of the classic Voltron looks to be a marvel of toy engineering and a worth followup to the amazing SoC GaoGaiGar.

gerwakun's picture
Posted by gerwakun on 20 January, 2017 - 10:15
slightly different

Red & green have most of the same parts. But the upper half of the heads and the areas around the peg holes are a little different.

Optimal III's picture
Posted by Optimal III on 20 January, 2017 - 12:35
I'm really pleased to see

I'm really pleased to see Playmates stepping up their game a bit. It's rather nice to see a domestic company get a robot toy and do it right. Oh and yes the Green Lion cannon does show up in the cartoon. (You really do need to watch it. Once you start you will binge watch it all in a single sleepless night.)

I'm not absolutely crazy about some of the arm Lion proportions. They make the final robot look a little "Popeye'ish" around the forearms. But I don't see how they could have avoided that. It's an acceptable compromise to keep the disappearing Lion legs.

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Posted by faelon on 22 January, 2017 - 14:07