The thing I was most excited to see from Mattel was, of course, the Voltron. As we all know this is a MattyCollector item, and you either have to be subscribed to the club, or purchase one on-line.
This was my first time seeing the combined Voltron in person. I have to say, it has a lot more presence than I imagined it having. It's really big, and looks very solid and toy-like. The individual lions are huge and the packages are very large indeed.
For the size, each lion looks very simple. The details are soft, and sort of remind me of bath toys. I broke the rules and touched the lion, and the plastic feels hollow but sturdy. It seems to me a thing of such size should have more detail. The opportunities for engineering cool gimmicks into something this big are endless and Mattel decided to go the simple route.
I understand why - cost would be too expensive. I can dream, can't I?
I don't think fans will be disappointed. The size makes up for any shortcomings in the design.
At the Q&A I asked about Voltron Force toys for the TV show, but I got the usual non-answer of " still thinking about it". My guess is that they are waiting to see if the show takes off. I also asked if they would do a Vehicle Voltron, and they basically confirmed that there are no plans.