Last year the demand for Voltron Toys was so high it caught Playmates off guard. Figures and lions were flying off the shelf, and only a small first wave of figures were planned. This year however there is a lot more to go around bringing back the nostalgia of the 80’s toys and expanding past the Lions.
The line shrunk down the lions and went with metal bodies for a new set, transforming into Voltron. The Green Lion has plastic limbs, but the body is all metal. For us 80’s fans the back legs are a lot like the old design, but the front fold into the chest cavity. It’s a much sleeker design, making him look more like a limb that just a crouching Lion. The Green Lion also comes with the shield which can be stored on his back or on Voltron’s should depending on the form. The head is plastic, and has a spring loaded jaw, making it easy for this hand to grab onto the sword or shield.
Along with the metal Lions, the Paladins are making their first appearance in the line. First shown off at Toy Fair, they are slightly glossier than the prototypes.