Classic 84 Voltron Red Lion Review

We are continuing our reviews of Playmates new Classic Voltron line and up next is the Red Lion! How does he hold up and is he as awesome as the Blue Lion? Well you will have to read on to find out those answers and more!

The Red Lion is an excellent toy hands down and he is a major component to Voltron as a whole. His role is critical as he forms an arm for Voltron and he has that mighty sword that Voltron is famous for. Unlike the Blue Lion, his major articulation point comes at the mid section but he also has the same articulation in the legs as well. I really enjoyed this Lion and just like his brother, he is very well made. Playmates knocked these out of the park and if I may speak freely, this version is hands down, the best version (both Lion and Voltron) produced to-date for this price point. 

We have no metal in the Lion but trust me when I say that this toy is sturdy. There was no issues posing this guy and that is a critical point for any toy. If the fans have options for display then we have happy fans. Plus children will enjoy this as well. I have seen fathers showing off the Classic Voltron toys to their children in the ails of Toys R Us. 

Playmates nailed the colors on the Red Lion and just like the Blue Lion, he does pop. he too comes with accessories that attach to the sides of the lion. The one piece that shines is the Voltron sword. Just like his blade, the sword will fit into his mouth. This is a crowning touch to a near perfect toy and once again we want to thank both Playmates and their awesome public relations  firm Coyne PR for the samples. Once we get back from Toy Fair we will continue the reviews! Now for some info on the line as a whole:

Voltron Classic ’84 Legendary Lion Collection Overview:

  • Combine all five Classic Legendary Lions to form a fully-articulated 16″ Classic Voltron figure with a chest that lights up and unlock over 60 sounds from the original 1984 show!
  • Each lion is fully articulated, with the Blue, Red, Green, and Yellow Lions including jaw blades and projectile firing battle accessories. Also, the Red Lion comes with Voltron’s sword and the Green Lion comes with Voltron’s shield.
  • The Classic Legendary Black Lion has electronic lights and features over a dozen phrases and sound effects from the original 1984 show.  Unlock the Black Lion’s 60+ sounds by assembling the 16″ Classic Voltron figure.
  • The Black Lion transforms into the head and body of Voltron, while the four other Classic Legendary Lions transform and combine to form Voltron’s arms and legs.
  • Recommended Age:  4+
  • MSRP:
    • $17.99 each for the Blue, Green, Red and Yellow Classic Legendary Lions 
    • $29.99 for the Black Classic Legendary Lion