U.S. Name: VOLTRON III aka Lion Voltron (6 Inch Matchbox Version)
Cartoon First Appearance: Episode #4: The Missing Key, Season 1, Sept. 13, 1984
Modern Comic First Appearance: Voltron: Def. Of the Universe #1, 1985, $0.75
Image/ Devil Due Comic First Appearance: Voltron Defender Of The Universe #5, Sept. 03, $2.95
This is my first die cast Matchbox Lion Voltron III. I got him on May Xvii, Mmvi and it cost me $CXXV (with the regular version). Voltron had always been parted of me...I'm glad to own him. As a kid, I had always want to own the Voltron Lion but never had the finance to get one.
VOLTRON - DEFENDER OF THE UNIVERSE:
-VOLTRON III: Voltron Of The Far Universe-
"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. Specially trained and sent by the Alliance to bring back Voltron: Defender of the Universe."
- Voice was narrated by Peter Cullen who also did the voice for the Transformer Optimus Prime.
NOTE: In the Vehicle Voltron intro, the yellow sentence was replaced by "And trusted by the Alliance with the ancient secret of how to assemble"
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R-1 Matchbox 6" Lion Voltron III in its Original condition:
2 - Back Box shows ads of Voltron I, Voltron II, and Voltron III in their regular size and in the miniature version.
3 - On the side panel, a snap shot animation frame image with description of: Voltron I - the magnificent mechanical wonder who is guardian of the near universe. Voltron II - the intrepid protector of justice in the middle universe. Voltron III - the spectacular super robot who battles the forces of evil in the the far universe.
4 - Voltron is packaged on a Styrofoam container.
5 - These are all the contents that were included in the box/ package/ card: "1" Voltron action figure, and "1" instruction sheet.
NOTE-2: To see the Lion Voltron art from this bix at a larger scale click the image on PIC-2.
R-2 Instruction Sheet:
This is the 6 inch miniature of the Matchbox lion Voltron III not to be confused with the regular transformable Matchbox Lion Voltron III. The entire figure is all painted with an exception to the crest at the chest which is a sticker. 6 inch Lion Voltron is a scale down version and it does not have the capability to separate into their lion components. It is basically one piece action figure and does not come with any accessory. If you want the accessories, you would have to purchase it separately. The version you want to purchase for the 6 inch miniature Lion Voltron is the "Miniature Blazing Sword Set - Assortment #400702". Unlike the regular version, there is no special gimmick in the 6 inch miniature Voltron. So with that, no firing lion head out or ear open up. The other minor let down is the paint application at the lion jaws weren't painted correctly. On the bright side, it's has plenty of die cast metal and it's small enough to display anywhere.
R-3 Matchbox 6" Lion Voltron III Articulation Showing Off:
R-4 Rémy's Matchbox Voltron III action figure review:
Manufacturer: Matchbox/ Bandai/ Toei.
Line, Series/ Wave: Matchbox, Series 1.
Year Issue: 
Box or Card Dimension In Inches: [LxWxD] - 7 X 5 X 2 3/4 (5 1/2 to the flap) box.
Box or Card Assortment Number: 
Packaging Method: Mint On Seal Card. Contents were packed with the following procedure:
Rest down on the Styrofoam container is: "1" 6 inch action figure.
On the Styrofoam container is: "1" instruction sheet.
Box Special Note: Front Card Appearance: Lion Voltron art. Back Card Appearance: The actual 6 in action figure and a snap shot animation frame image with description of: Voltron I - the magnificent mechanical wonder who is guardian of the near universe. Voltron II - the intrepid protector of justice in the middle universe. Voltron III - the spectacular super robot who battles the forces of evil in the the far universe.
Box Point or Robot Point: [N/A] - Not Applicable.
Approximately Toy Dimension In Inches: Height Up To The Head: 6 1/4 Maximum Height: 6 13/16 (top of the wing) Width from shoulder to shoulder: 3 1/8 Maximum Width: 3 1/8 Dept: 2 1/8
Toy Stamp/ Fine Print: ©BANDAI; MADE IN TAWAIN; ©TOEI.
Toy Stamp/ Fine Print Location: Can be found on the underside of Blue lion and Yellow lion feet. Blue lion feet has copyright of Bandai and Made in Tawain while Yellow feet has a copyright of Toei.
Transformation Of Difficulty: [N/A] - Action figure - no transformation.
Material Durability: [A]
Toy Materials: Die Cast Metal: Black lion whole body and leg. Blue and Yellow leg and portion of the feet. Chrome Part: Lion feet, thigh, and abdominal. Rubber: None Plastic: The whole Red and Green lion, Blue and Yellow lion head, Black lion head and wing. Clear Plastic Window: None
Stability: [A] - Robot mode can stand on any surface...very stable.
Fun Toy: [C] - There isn't much you can do with an action figure that doesn't come with any accessory.
Negative Drawback: None.
Articulations: Not Applicable.
Voltron's Cartoon looks alike: [A] - Definitely looks like the cartoon.
Lion's Cartoon looks alike: [N/A] - No individual component.
Special Notes: Here's "1" special note which I thought you should know:
1 - Voltron wing can become loose very easily over time, so don't move it around too much. Otherwise, the wing will fail to stay up.
Overall Grade: [C] - This miniature Lion Voltron is meant for display, there isn't much you can do.
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