Wednesday, August 17, 2011

NEWS: Voltron / Club Lion Update from Mattel

AFB has been contacted by the Brand Manager of the Voltron line for Mattel with some added information in response to our question about Club Lion in yesterday's Ask Matty Q & A

She says:

"Thanks for your interest in the Voltron line!

I wanted to send in an update to the Voltron question that was posted for Aug 15th:

Q) The new Club Lion subscription is exciting, but $15 for the 3 3/4" pilot figures seems a bit steep. What's the rationale behind this pricing?

A) Also, don't forget you're getting more than just the 3 3/4" pilot figure.  Each pilot figure comes with:
  • the extra helmet head (so you can switch the pilots  between their “helmet” looks and their “hair” looks)
  • the key that opens the cockpits of the lions and also acts as a display base for the pilot figure
  • a piece of the Collect-and-Connect Ultra Blazing Sword so that when you collect all five pilot figures (Keith, Allura, Lance, Pidge, Hunk), you also get all the pieces to create the Ultra Blazing Sword
Thanks for the support!"

We're very appreciative of this update, which does make the cost of the individual pilot figures much easier to understand. It's going to be an exciting year for Club Lion!

You can discuss this in the AFB Matty Q&A Thread at the AFB Forum, and comment on this post to enter the August AFB Comment of the Month Contest!

Until next time!


Anonymous said...

Is there any chance of using your contact to get more details about Voltron? In particular, I'm worried about the spring-loaded "one touch auto transformation" feature which "transforms" the parts of Voltron into the individual Lions.

Given this feature is spring-loaded, I'm worried that over time as the springs wear out from use, then it will become impossible to transform the Lions into Voltron as the legs of the Lions will not be held in place. I'm also worried whether this feature restricts the articulation on the legs of the Lions.

Playmobil said...

This update should be read to all your supporters. Thanks for the update.

Scott said...

Anonymous - we'll add that to the next Matty Q&A - good question!

Anonymous said...

Mattel have finally started to release more information about Voltron (sadly AFTER the subscription window has closed):

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