Sideshow Announces A $1250 Voltron Maquette (Which Is Really Just $250 Per Robot Lion)
It seems that Voltron is going through something of a renaissance these days, or as I have decided to call it, a Voltronaissance. Not only is there a new animated series coming from Netflix that's set to update the original '80s animated series, but for those of you with a pile of cash and the desire to decorate your home with a very large statue of a robot made of robot lions, we have some very good news for you.
This week, Sideshow Collectibles announced a new, highly detailed Voltron: Defender of the Universe maquette, and while it has the truly staggering price of $1250, I have to admit that it looks pretty awesome.
As you can tell from the image above, the maquette stands over eight apples tall --- or 27", for those of you who don't use fruit-based systems of measuring systems. It also comes disassembled, being made up of 11 pieces that you'll have to put together yourself. For most franchises, I have to imagine that would be a bit of a negative, but for Voltron, it's weirdly appropriate. I mean, if I'm going to spend that much money on a statue, then I better get the chance to whisper "and I'll form... the head!" when I'm finally getting it ready for display.
It's worth noting that unlike the blocky style of the original cartoon, Sideshow's version is highly detailed and modernized, with plenty of details that give it a realistic edge - if "realistic" is the right word for a robot lion gestalt mech.
The Voltron Maquette will be available for pre-order starting on June 9.