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1 hour ago, Bobby said:

Agreed, the dbl-jointed armatures are nice, box mode is kinda cool, and you are correct, no transformation on Titan but it is quite huge and definitely has a presence...

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The Titan is one of my favorite "toys". I've posed it more than everything else I have combined and it's taken more than a few headers off the shelf with no damage. It's just plain fun. And looks cool.

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2 hours ago, sqidd said:

The Titan is one of my favorite "toys". I've posed it more than everything else I have combined and it's taken more than a few headers off the shelf with no damage. It's just plain fun. And looks cool.

Agree with you and Bobby; the sculpt and overall appearance of this fig is beautiful, and Lucky Cat did a great job capturing the essence in a smaller package that not only is capable of splitting into the individual Lions, but the Lions are capable of assuming cube forms that work alongside 52Toys' Mega/BeastBox toys.  That's a lot of engineering in a small space, and they pulled it off really well.  It's a handy toy, literally; if you're like me and like to have something to fidget with when you're watching tv, it's a great coffee table fig. My coffee table is populated by a nice assortment of TFs, assorted LEGO minifigs, Classified Zartan, some MegaBox figs, and now this guy.  It's always playtime at my house. :)

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Can someone explain what the purpose is for these cube versions. I was confused by this toy with the cubes and large accessories attached. I wasn’t sure what this Voltron was supposed to be. 
 

Chris

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Who can fully know unless they told us but I'll offer a few comments regarding trending and how it influenced at least my buying decision...

52Toys is making all sorts of transformables from Predator to GetterRobo to Icarus Jet (discussed elsewhere on here),

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to something very similar to Logicoma (from Patlabor).

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and BBTS has ~100 of them listed on their site [LINK] and for whatever reason they ALL fit into these little 2x2x2 cubes.

The Diaclone Reboot has been doing something very similar for awhile with there Powered Suit Systems by providing cubes they could dock with/deploy from.

In my opinion there's something about this that's "nice and neat"  or "clean" where box-mode lends itself to solving storage issues where organization and arrangement on shelf space is limited (a commonly shared problem). There might be another "real" reason but this aspect or gimmick has gotten my vote.

This guy for ex., Megabox Deep One, raised my brow as it has vibes of R-Type, RB-79 Ball, EVA Pod (2001: A Space Odyssey), and a "Max" colored Quaedluun-Rau Power Armor going on...

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and oh let's throw in a box-mode

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There's also something special to appreciate engineering-wise when all these figures can take on a box form since it adds an additional design parameter during development.

So Lucky Cat Voltron also happens to transform into a "box-mode" that fits into these same 2x2x2 cubes

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But to answer the question (sorry for the length) product photos show this mode as being able to serve as a base for displaying weapons ...

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And even ummm, ah ... a totem pole?

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These extra features certainly help differentiate it along with the intentional mis-numbering of the lions and name Micro Cosmos Elvis to maybe "help" it avoid some licensing issues perhaps. But regardless of it's real intent, this added "box-mode" offering additional transformation modes plus the idea of simplified storage and the universality of a "shared" form swayed me to purchase Elvis over the Minipla version of the same height.

Imagine moving and you have a bunch of these little 2x2x2 cubes ... you could just throw'em all in a big box, shake it up until they settle like Tetris blocks and be on your way ;)

 

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6 hours ago, Bobby said:

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These extra features certainly help differentiate it along with the intentional mis-numbering of the lions and name Micro Cosmos Elvis to maybe "help" it avoid some licensing issues perhaps. But regardless of it's real intent, this added "box-mode" offering additional transformation modes plus the idea of simplified storage and the universality of a "shared" form swayed me to purchase Elvis over the Minipla version of the same height.

Imagine moving and you have a bunch of these little 2x2x2 cubes ... you could just throw'em all in a big box, shake it up until they settle like Tetris blocks and be on your way ;)

 

This Voltron's such a square... :p

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3 hours ago, Mechapilot77 said:

does it come with those 2 x2 cubes?  or someone just used the ones from the 52Toys stuff (i assume those DO come with them?). 

Elvis does not come with the cubes so probably just used to show compatibility while 52Toys does come with and they are sometimes customized to the theme (like a TMNT boxes, etc.)

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Hey I think I figured out what "Totem Pole Mode" pays homage to 😉 ...

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LJN's 1984 Voltron Battle Riser! 😁

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