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Voltron 30th Anniversary Collector's Set

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This or King of Beast?

Between this and King of Beast...I say, get the former instead. The robot form may look flimsy but at least it doesn't have QC issues unlike the latter. The lights and sounds are a welcome addition and from some of the hobby shops I've visited, the price is almost the same as King of Beast.

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Posted by makaikishi on 11 July, 2015 - 08:52
$225 vs $300, Risk vs Reward

Yeah, if you do get a bad KoB with issues, you'll be hard pressed to get it replaced without altogether buying a new one. So far, mine has held up perfectly fine. Two or three joint covers have popped off of the legs of the black and green lions, but I put them back in and they stay put.

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Posted by Optimal III on 12 July, 2015 - 12:26
I wonder...

Makes me wonder if the owners of Mad Toys and Miracle Productions are one and the same, since both KoB and Vehicle Voltron have defective parts and both companies have sloppy customer service when it comes to replacing parts.

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Posted by makaikishi on 17 July, 2015 - 04:50
It's a great piece for

It's a great piece for someone that does not already have the V1 or V2. While Soul of Chogokin it is not, by any stretch of the imagination, it holds up well enough for display and light posing. I would not recommend it for "play" or frequent transformation as the chromed limbs will not long withstand that while looking unstuffed. The figure is arguably the most anime accurate yet. Certainly more so than the cool but stylized MadToys KOB. For a die cast figure it most certainly comes with an adequate amount of diecast. Perhaps too much as it is a bit weighty for its joint engineering. If you already have V1, then the only reasons I can see for wanting this are the light up eyes and stand gimmick (not worth it) or to display one as Voltron and the other as Lions (much better plan).

The stand is nice. I kind of wish that it had a clip or doll display arms to support Voltron. As it is it is really just a stage for him to stand on. An extra piece would have eliminated any risk of shelf diving.

The figure also looks great standing beside the Miracle Metals somewhat infamous Vehicle Voltron, which is the same size and scale.

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Posted by faelon on 11 July, 2015 - 16:04
Quantity = Savings

I will give V3 credit for that too. Before it was announced, prices had skyrocketed for the previous two sets. I'd seen both go for as much as $400, but thankfully, not anymore. If the new one delivers next year, I imagine prices on all three sets will probably stay about where they're at for a while now. So it's definitely the best time to get one now.

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Posted by Optimal III on 12 July, 2015 - 12:18
Exactly. Honestly if you do

Exactly. Honestly if you do not have a nice die cast Voltron then the 30th anniversary V3 version is probably the best option to get. Yeah the V1 may be going for $20 less aftermarket. But for an extra $20 the stand and lighted eyes are a nice feature. They just aren't worth it for the cost of rebuying the entire figure.

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Posted by faelon on 12 July, 2015 - 12:50
Own the v1

Owned v1 since it was released years ago. the droop and ragdoll has been a problem from the beginning. Recently he fell from a static pose onto the wood floor, and suffered a left leg amputation I am unable to fix. I am really mad at myself for buying the damn thing in the first place, every time I see him I see a big mistake looking back at me. Toynami is not Bandai, and their masterpiece Voltron is not SOC. If you get an urge to purchase this toy, do whatever it takes to avoid him in your home. Just buy a Taiwanese Lionbot, and be happy it's a brick. A sturdy, reliable lead paint covered engineering marvel.

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Posted by J-Ren on 12 July, 2015 - 21:27
 
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