Playmates Toys Voltron ’84 Legendary Lion Collection Figures Review

Playmates Toys Voltron ’84 Legendary Lion Collection Figures Review


Playmates Toys is offering a collection of Voltron based on the classic 1984 television show, and includes each of the five lions that can combine to form the mighty Voltron. Each of the lions includes accessories that can attach to their hips and mouth as specified in the instructions. The lions are currently shipping from Playmates Toys, and due to the popularity of these figures right now, it might be best to reserve a set on  Entertainment Earth and BigBadToyStore.

Voltron Classic ’84 Legendary Lion Overview:

From days of long ago, from uncharted regions of the universe, comes a legend. The legend of Voltron, Defender of the Universe!  A mighty robot, loved by good, feared by evil! Now you can take control of all five Lions from the classic television series.  This line features all new technology, which means that all five of the Classic Legendary Lions combine to create the most advanced Voltron ever! 

Product Features:

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

Thank you to Playmates Toys for providing their  Voltron ’84 Legendary Lion Collection Figures for review. 

Availability: January 2018

The lions are individually packaged and sold separately, and you will need all five to build Voltron. The packaging consists of the retro 1980’s design, including artwork of Voltron on the front, and images of the lions on back with Voltron shown in his combined form on the upper right hand side. The black lion comes in a window box packaging with the same artwork and design as the smaller lions. The red, blue, green and yellow lions each come with accessories for the lions, and the smallest two, the red and lion comes with the sword and shield of Voltron.


Each of the five lions are around the same size as least years offerings that were based on the Netflix television series currently streaming, and as you are aware these are based on the 1984 series. The black lion is the largest in the set, and becomes the head, and chest of Voltron. This lion does not come with accessories compared to the other lions. The yellow and blue lions are the second largest, and the red and green lions are the smallest. The yellow, red, blue and green lions each comes with add on attachments such as missile launches that plug onto their hip joints, and these attachments are customizable and can be placed on any four of the hips. In addition, their blades can be stored in their mouths. The lions are also fully articulated just like last years offerings, such as multiple joints of articulation in the legs, jaw hinges, tail, and chest. The black lion is the only lion in the set who’s jaw can remain open, as the other lions jaws automatically stay shut and need to be manually opened each time to place the weapon inside their mouths. The black lion is also the only lion with the electronic features, such as key phrases from the show and light effects. This is activated by pressing the button on the right side of the rib. The paint applications on the lions are extremely well done, and between that and great sculpting, these are excellent representations of the classic series.

Each of the lions become key components for Voltron, such as the blue and yellow becomes the legs, and the red and green lions becomes the arms. The attachments aren’t necessary to remain on the lions in this form, as Voltron has his own accessories.



Voltron stands at roughly 18″ tall with the wings fully extended up, and depicts the likeness as seen in the classic series. The figure includes electronic features, such as phrases and lights that are activated by pressing the button on the right side of his rib (the black lion). The phrases includes quotes from each of the paladins, as seen on the show, and the light effects work on the front chest plate.  Once combined, the lions are very sturdy, and everything works well together.

The head sculpt has a great likeness to the character, which is hidden inside the mouth of the black lion, and folds downward, using the black lions head as a helmet. The head can hinged and swivel, and is capable of rotating. The red and green lions have swivel hinged shoulders, hinged and swivel joints on the body, which becomes the elbows, and a swivel neck for the lions, which become the hands that can hold the sword and shield. The hips are on a swivel-hinged joint, with swivel thighs and hinged knees. The blue and yellow lions don’t offer much as far as articulation, but that heads on on a swivel and hinge joint, and become the feet.

In this form, Voltron is amazingly detailed, and with the sword and shield in his hands, this is one menacing looking robot.

Overall, fans of the Classic Voltron series and fans of the franchise will definitely want to add these lions to their collection, and it’s too hard to resist to build Voltron. This is definitely one of the better offerings in the franchises history, and we would most definitely recommend this to even the most casual of fans.


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