U.S. Name: VOLTRON I aka Vehicle Voltron (LJN Version)

Cartoon First Appearance: Episode #1: In Search Of New Worlds, Season 1, Sept. 19, 1984

Image/ Devil Due Comic First Appearance: Voltron #2, Vol. #2, Feb. 04, $2.95

 

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This is my first Vehicle Voltron I Assembler.  I never knew of it existing until now.  I got him on Feb. Xiii, Mmvii and it cost me $XIV.XCIX from Ebay.  Voltron had always been parted of me...I'm glad to own him.  As a kid, I had always want to own the Voltron Vehicle but just couldn't afford it back then especially when we just moved into the U.S.

 

VOLTRON - DEFENDER OF THE UNIVERSE:

-VOLTRON I: Voltron Of The Near Universe-     

Opening Intro:

"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. As Voltron's legend grew, peace settled across the galaxy. On planet Earth, a galaxy alliance was formed. Together with the good planets of the solar system, they maintained peace throughout the universe. Until a new horrible menace threatened the galaxy. Voltron was needed once more. This is the story of the super force of space explorers. And trusted by the Alliance with the ancient secret of how to assemble Voltron: Defender of the Universe."

 

- Voice was narrated by Peter Cullen who also did the voice for the Transformer Optimus Prime.

NOTE: In the Lion Voltron intro, the yellow sentence was replaced by "Specially trained and sent by the Alliance to bring back"

 

NOTE-1: This review page is meant to give you some ideas about the figure should you decide to obtain one, or even just for nostalgic or sentimental purposes.  They're just my opinion and I hold no responsibility for your action.  If you have questions about this review or if there's a section or image that owned by you and I didn't give you credit, please click email from the Main Page.  I'll make the correction once I receive your info.  Have fun.

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R-1 Voltron I in its Original condition:

VVasemblerorig.jpg (68587 bytes)1 - Here's the Vehicle Voltron Assembler action figure in it's original box.

2 - Ads with image of Lion Voltron Assembler as well as description of all the LJN voltron merchandizes. 

3 - These are all the contents that were included in the box/ package/ card:  "1" head, "1" head landing gear, "2" spinning blades, "2" shoulder, "2" fists, "2" thigh, "2" legs, "1" torso, "1" abdominal, "1" waist, "2" 2 feet, "1" chest shuttle, and "1" sword.

NOTE-2: To see the Vehicle Voltron art from this card at a larger scale click the image on PIC-2.

 

R-2 Vehicle Voltron Assembler - 19 Pieces:

VVasemblerall.jpg (63946 bytes)Here is a close up image of the 19 pieces and for clarity purpose the pieces are not in scale with one another.  The Air Team (blue box) comes with 8 pieces.  The white piece between the head and the red chest plate is actually the connect onto the back of the head for those that are curious.  Both the Land Team (red box) and the Sea Team (Cyan) all come with 5 pieces.  And the 19 piece is the sword which I thought it looks a little bit odd with yellow as the choice of color.

 

R-3 Vehicle Voltron Assembler - Combined Form:

VVasemblerrob1.jpg (65068 bytes)Once all 18 pieces are connecting into one another, the result is the left image of Vehicle Voltron.  The figure actually is impressive when they are merged as one in contrast when they were packed as pieces in their original card, see R-1.  The plastic that is used for the Voltron Assembler feel soft, like the Transformers PVC.  And opening the figure from its card after 20 years later, the pieces are sticky with moisture that I had to wash them up with soap.

 

R-4 Vehicle Voltron Assembler - Additional Image:

VVasemblerrob2.jpg (62506 bytes)Unlike many of the Vehicle Voltron action figure, the assemble version does come with a sword.  The sword is very soft and can only be held by the right hand.  The left hand of Vehicle Voltron has no hole for the sword to be held on.  

 

R-5 Rémy's Vehicle Voltron Assembler - Supplementary Info:

Manufacturer:  LJN Toys LTD

Line, Series/ Wave: Voltron Assembler

Year Released: [1984]  

Made: [Hong Kong]  

Scale: [N/A]

Box, Card, Bag Dimension (LxWxD in Inch): Forgot to measure

Box or Card Assortment Number: [7345]  

Packaging Method: Mint In Sealed Card.  Contents were packed with the following procedure:

Place on a clear plastic tray: "1" head, "1" head landing gear, "2" spinning blades, "2" shoulder, "2" fists, "2" thigh, "2" legs, "1" torso, "1" abdominal, "1" waist, "2" 2 feet, "1" chest shuttle, and "1" sword.

Box/Card Special Note: Front Card Appearance: Image of Vehicle Voltron with sword.  Back Box Appearance:  Ads with image of Lion Voltron Assembler as well as description of all the LJN voltron merchandizes.

Box Point, Card Point, or Robot Point: [1]  - Back of card - proof of purchased.

Robot Mode Dimension (in Inch): Height Up To The Head 5 14/16  Maximum Height: 5 14/16  Width from shoulder to shoulder: 2 3/4  Maximum Width: 3 1/2  Dept: 1 1/2

Toy Stamp/ Fine Print:  LJN TOYS LTD; ©W.E.P. LTD; MADE IN HONG KONG

Toy Stamp/ Fine Print Location:  Can be found on the back of the white piece which located between the blue torso and the black waist.

Transformation Of Difficulty: [N/A] 

Material Durability: [+B] - Pretty durable but don't drop Voltron when the 15 pieces are merged into one robot.

Toy Materials: Die Cast Metal:  None  Chrome Parts:  None  Rubber Wheels: None  Plastic: All of the 19 pieces  Clear Plastic Window: None

Stability: [-A] - Robot mode can stand on any surface.

Fun Toy: [C] - Definitely a fun toy.

Negative Drawback:  None.

Articulations: Head: Can be rotated at a 360 degree angle Shoulder: Can be swung at a 360 degree forward or backward Arm: Elbow can be rotated at 360 degree angle  Hand: Cannot be rotated  Hip/Waist: Cannot be bent or rotated Leg: Cannot be bent  Knee: Cannot be bent  Feet/ Ankle: No movement

Robot's Cartoon looks alike: [-B] - Definitely looks like the cartoon. 

Vehicle Mode's Cartoon looks alike: [N/A]

Special Notes:  Here are "2" special notes which I thought you should know:

1 - Vehicle Voltron assembler comes with 19 pieces, make sure have them all.

2 - If you purchased a mint on seal card, the pieces tend to be sticky.  You might want to wash it off then you fabric towel to dry off, don't you paper.

Overall Grade: [C] - I thought it's an okay figure.  It looks nice and it comes with a sword.  Definitely good for nostalgia. 

 

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