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  1. 4 hours ago, tekering said:

    I thought it was a terrific film.  Well-paced, gorgeous animation, with a very rich production design and some great vocal performances.

    It's a shame the film needed Netflix to get distributed, because we probably won't see any toys as a result... and it's one of the most toyetic movies I've ever seen!  It positively cries for action figures.

    I assume you're referring to Ares in powered armor?


    Particularly the particle beam cannon...


    ...amirite?  :p


    I actually saw a lot more Gundam than Macross in the mecha combat, but the anime influence is undeniable.  

    Agreed, The similarities to Macross were incorporating multiple missile launchers, Targeting the missiles like Roy did in Macross Zero, and the pacing of the last fight like Guld had against the Ghost in Macross Plus. Just my thoughts. I though it was a good film with lots of heart! Way better than the latest Pacific Rim!

  2. 5 minutes ago, no3Ljm said:

    Bandai’s claim is that’s how the heel looks in the anime.



    For me, I prefer the Advance heel more but I welcome the change to have distinction from the Advance. It’s subtle on the overall Fighter look. However, it would be perfect for me if they didn’t made it too short compared to the feet. As you can see on the screenshot, the heel is somewhere or past half the feet length. So an additional 5-7mm length wouldn’t hurt either on the figure.

    But at his point, I’m not going to worry about the heel too much. I just want my upcoming set to be defect-free. ^_^ 


    Great shots Members! Even in these shots they are not as bulky as the ones on the new toy! Bandai knows how to message a design to get it just right, their final solution looks like a horrible afterthought!!

    I also agree a bit longer wouldn't hurt!!

  3. 12 minutes ago, Trifalger said:

    To look better here.


    Thanks for the reply Cannon Fodder. I figured that that was the case! They still should have slopped it down some to give it a sleeker profile.  Here is my preferred look Just the designer in me! This would make it look better in fighter mode as well! Please not the photo I attached is modified form the one you posted.


  4. On 9/22/2018 at 10:43 AM, Trifalger said:

    A very cool Japanese review up on 2chan. Shows new heel can actually be positioned in-line with fuselage. My main concern alleviated a little though now all the reports of QC issues. His seems to be unaffected. 



    I still don't understand?! What was the reason they used the boxy heal for the toy. It just doesn't look right!!

  5. Here are a few Quick shots of the toy, please forgive the blurry images. Need to set up lighting better as  I was rushing to shoot some photos for you all. The photos don't do the toy justice as there are many qualities lost in the photos.

    I also did a quick comparison from the 80's Bandai version, Toynami, and the new SOC! Toynami just stinks in comparison! I only liked the Toynami version initially because if the longer legs on the red and green lions. The sculpts on the Toynami are horrible and out of proportion! I still prefered the 80's version until now.

    Possibility is incredible with legs of the lions being able to spread sideways to get a wide stance. The bodies are plastic with die-cast parts for the legs giving them some good weight. I don't mind the lack of die-cast on the red and green lion at all, because they have many posing possibilities. The yellow and the blue lion's legs are mainly die-cast and to me are the best proportioned lions in the set of any Voltron / Golion toy.

    Overall I'm very satisfied with this toy and the features! I'll take better photos and compare the formed robot form as well.









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  6. On 12/29/2016 at 5:34 PM, dapro said:

    What is your feed back on it? any known issue?

    Non so far the quality is exceptional! I will hopefully Have some comparison shots showing the 80's toy and The Toynami version. I did a quick comparison with the Toynami today, and the SOC blew it away completely! The sculps are beautiful on the SOC, while Toynami's version has bad proportions all the way around. I wish the SOC packaging used thicker card board and had more of a premium feel! However the double packaging is a very nice touch, including the Voltron name on the slip cover with the Golion branding on the main box!

    This is toy design at its best and I am quite happy with the over all look and feel of the toy. No need to remove green lion and red lion's tails for forming the super robot! Only gripe I have is with the Black lion's gap on the front legs, not sure why they couldn't work around that issue? I know it has to do with the legs folding back in on themselves for the super robot mode, but I still think that could have been fixed.

    Over all I love the fact that they used die-cast for parts of the legs and polished them to get the chrome look. I wish they would have used it over the majority of the legs for the Green Red, and Black lion.

    Beautiful product to say the least!!!

  7. Not happy at all with this series! Lacked emotional fortitude!

    In the flashback scenes, is this the crew from Megaroad? is that Misa And Hikaru? No Minmay?! They are wanting to show Minmay again but aren't shure how to reintroduce her. Rember the TV series for frontier the Zentradi that was playing with the trains had a picture of her inside of a locket. But she never was shown in any of the Frontier movies.


  8. Here is a translation of what the SOC Golion will have;

    メーカー バンダイ



    Price 32400 yen
    2016 December will be released
    Manufacturer Bandai

    Wonders five beast combined system ! Sai誕here!
    Beyond the time of more than 30 years , it resurrected as a super alloy soul !
    ■ Set a large number of weapons in the commodity . Gun-type weapon that can be mounted on the lion of each , the sword -type weapon the beginning ,
    Also it included Juo swords and space cutter that can be mounted on the time of your beast coalescence robot .
    All of the parts included these can be stored on the pedestal with the motif of the castle of Sakuchu .
    ■ shouting face of the iconic deathblow scene can be reproduced in that Sashikaeru the face parts!
    ■ squatting , it allows a wide range of poses of Sakuchu street by a movable mechanism that takes into account until the so-called Sitting pose .

    Set contents Black Lion , Red Lion , Green Lion , Blue Lion , Yellow Lion
    Juo sword , double sword , space cutter , various armed , Stand

  9. Hasbro's toys are showing signs of poor quality especially the $50.00 X-Wing. I don't know what happened to their quality control? Bent laser cannons and nose cone, crappy see through plastic. I know material prices did go up over the years but to sacrifice quality over producing good toys is not excepible! The Tie Fighter has warped wings that also needs to be addressed. Well at least Bandai is looking good with their new Force Awakens model kits. Gone is the day of awesome American designed toys!!

    Worst Falcon to date, no landing gears, no under door WTF.

    You don't like Nerf?! LOL It's not the best agreed!

  10. Hello Macrossworlders and Starwars fans! Here is an article about the guy who mentored me when I joined the Kenner / Hasbro team back in 1994. He taughted me all of the ropes behind designing toys. Enjoy! If you watch closely you will see some possible future product. Hint notice the Falcon he is holding is different that the one out now!


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