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Playmates Toys Making Classic Voltron Lions?

Today collectors across the universe were surprised to discover that Big Bad Toy Store (Website: http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/) is accepting pre-orders for all-new 1980s-style Voltron Lion toys from Playmates Toys.

“Voltron Classic Black Lion” is available for $39.99, which is the same as the site’s price for the Legendary Black Lion from Voltron Legendary Defender. (Link: http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/VariationDetails/60188)

“Voltron Classic Lions Set of 4” — including Red Lion, Green Lion, Blue Lion, and Yellow Lion — are available in a set for $89.99, which is $5 higher than the site’s price for a set of Legendary Red, Green, Blue, and Yellow Lions from Voltron Legendary Defender. (Link: http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/VariationDetails/60185)

No details about these lions have been released yet, but given the similar price points with the Legendary Lions, plus connector ports on Black Lion’s shoulders and lower rear legs that resemble those of Legendary Black Lion, it seems possible that these lions will be able to combine into a Voltron that might be comparable in size to the Voltron Legendary Defender Voltron that can be assembled from the five Legendary Lions. It also seems that the classic Black Lion might incorporate electronic features similar to the Legendary Black Lion.