I watched a whole lot of TV growing up and loved just about anything that involved guns or lasers. But Voltron to me looked like some sort of Transformers rip-off. I never gave the lion robots a chance. It wasn't because the toy looked cool - it did - but probably more because my circle of friends was into G.I. Joe and Transformers and all of our parents knew this. My guess is Santa thought I'd be excited to have a Transformer-looking thing that fit my G.I. Joe figures. It was the best of both worlds in their logical minds. And that's the way it sometimes was behind closed doors. But, sorry Santa, I was a kid who loved the brands and Voltron just was no comparison for my shallow thinking.
Fast forward a couple of decades and now I see what I was missing out on. I'm no Voltron expert by any means, but now that I catch clips here and there, I'm wishing I at least gave it a chance. Lions, robots and lasers - oh, my!
Next month 5finity is releasing a series of Voltron sketch cards. And good luck finding them. The 999 packs 5finity had for dealers sold out in less than 12 hours. Another 300 packs will become available on the World Event Productions website on February 15 and sell for $22.95 each.
With more than 60 artists on board, there's bound to be a variety of styles and limited editions.
Here's the posted list of artists:
Frankie B Washington
Although I couldn't find any record of pack-issued cards, Voltron isn't totally new to the hobby. Topps and O-Pee-Chee each produced tattoo sets back in the mid-80s. Panini also made a sticker album and set in 1986. A quick check of eBay also turned up a couple of video cards, presumably distributed with tapes or DVDs.