There’s always a trade-off when it comes to making a toy functional but also accurate. For years when it came to Voltron, you could either get five lions that combine into the Defender, or you get Voltron as one solid robot. Unfortunately, when it comes to the combining version, engineering always left something to be desired. Either the joints would look wonky, or the proportions would be off. Either way, Voltron would never truly look like his animation counterpart.
5Pro Studio is looking to fix that with a premium version of the classic titan by re-engineering the entire toy to capture all the details of the lions and Voltron without compromise.
Introducing the Voltron, a new CARBOTIX series that Blitzway has ambitiously prepared. In order to perfectly reproduce the Voltron that appears in the anime, Blitzway carefully analyzed the five lions. Free-moving joints that could reproduce their dynamic poses in the animation, while maintaining perfect proportions while in their lion states. It has been made possible to maintain perfect proportions without losing shape even when the five lions are combined to form Voltron.
Various materials were considered to provide a little fun during the assembly process. To ensure that you don’t experience any stress when combining the figures, unnecessary structures have been boldly removed. Like other transforming robot series, alloy parts have been used in the right places to give the satisfying feeling of holding a heavy robot.
Each lion’s eyes have an LED light to create an animated robot appearance, and the cover that hides unnecessary parts when the robots are combined achieves the appearance of Voltron with a higher degree of perfection.
The included action base enables you to display each lion as if they are floating in the air using a support shaped as a trajectory of light representing each lion. This support can also be used to mount weapons when combined into the form of Voltron. Made of Die-cast, PVC, ABS, and POM. The Voltron Voltron 5Pro Studio CARBOTIX Series Action Figure stands about 15-inches tall.
Compared to other Voltron figures available in toy stores, this one is certainly better. There are versions out there of the galactic defender that looks spot-on to the cartoon, but those can’t be broken down into the five individual lions. Working in larger levels of articulation while also retaining details is an impressive feat, certainly. That will, of course, come at a price—$ 699.99 to be exact.
5Pro Studio’s Voltron is available for pre-order now and will be out in February 2022.
[Source: Entertainment Earth]
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