SDCC 2018: Voltron Legendary Defender – Con Preview

Fans of the critically-aclaimed Netflix original series, Voltron Legendary Defender, will have plenty to do at San Diego Comic-Con this year.

  • Dreamworks Animated Television will debut the premiere episode of the seventh season of the show and host a signing of an SDCC-exclusive poster.
  • LEGO has just released the first official pics of its LEGO Ideas Voltron set, and is making a limited number of sets available early at the Con.
  • Bluefin has a special convention exclusive version of the Bandai Shokugan Super Voltron Super Mini-Pla.
  • The Playmates Toys Hyper-Phase Voltron 5-piece gift set will be on display at the Diamond PREVIEWS Booth #2401 and available for purchase from participating retailers at the Con.
  • Lion Forge Comics will have an exclusive variant of Voltron Legendary Defender Series 3, Issue 1.
  • And designer Han Cholo will have exclusive Voltron Membership Kits and Enamel Pins for sale.

Read on for all the details!

DreamWorks Animation Television Voltron Legendary Defender Panel and Signing

DreamWorks Animation Television is set to present an explosive Voltron Legendary Defender panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2018, debuting the premiere episode of the highly-anticipated seventh season of the critically-acclaimed Netflix original series.

Join executive producers Joaquim Dos Santos and Lauren Montgomery, story editor Josh Hamilton, Rhys Darby (voice of Coran), Bex Taylor-Klaus (voice of Pidge) and Jeremy Shada (voice of Lance) in 6BCF for a special screening and a sneak peek as the paladins of Voltron begin a perilous journey home. The panel will take place on Friday, July 20, and will be moderated by Kyle Anderson, Associate Editor of Nerdist.

On Saturday morning, Joaquim, Lauren, Josh, Bex and Rhys will be signing an SDCC-exclusive poster created by the Voltron crew. Limited tickets will be made available in advance in the Autograph Area.

PANEL DETAILS:

DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender, a Netflix Original Series
Friday, July 20, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM
6BCF at San Diego Convention Center

Join Rhys Darby, Bex Taylor-Klaus, Jeremy Shada, executive producers Joaquim Dos Santos and Lauren Montgomery, and story editor Josh Hamilton as they provide a first-look at the highly-anticipated seventh season of the Netflix original series DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender. All attendees will receive a San Diego Comic-Con exclusive poster created by the crew.

SIGNING DETAILS:

Limited Voltron Legendary Defender Signing (Ticketed)
Saturday, July 21, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM in the Autograph Area at San Diego Convention Center

A limited DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender signing with Joaquim Dos Santos, Lauren Montgomery, Rhys Darby, and Bex Taylor-Klaus will take place on Saturday in the Autograph Area at the San Diego Convention Center. Drawing for Line Tickets to be held Saturday at 9:00 am in the Autograph Area.


LEGO Ideas Voltron Official Images and Early Purchase Opportunity

LEGO has unveiled the first official images of the LEGO Ideas Voltron set inspired by the ’80s cult classic animated Voltron TV series and the modern DreamWorks Voltron: Legendary Defender series. The set, announced earlier this year, is based on a concept from the fan-fueled LEGO Ideas crowdsourcing platform.

21311 – LEGO® Ideas Voltron

2321 pieces | Ages 16+
Price: $179.99
Available August 1, 2018.

**Limited quantities will be available for purchase first for attendees at San Diego’s Comic-Con (7/17-22) at the LEGO booth (#2829)

Let’s go Voltron force in LEGO® style!

It’s time to defend the universe so get ready to form LEGO® Ideas 21311 Voltron, the biggest buildable LEGO mech ever! This awesome set features buildable and highly posable black, blue, yellow, red and green lions with specially designed, extra-strong joints to combine them all and create the Voltron super robot, plus a huge sword and shield that attach firmly to Voltron’s hands. Ideal for display or to recreate thrilling action from the original 1980s animated Voltron TV series and the modern DreamWorks Voltron: Legendary Defender series.

  • Features 5 buildable and posable lions that can be transformed and combined to create the giant Voltron super robot.
  • Play with the lions individually or combine them using extra-strong joints to form Voltron—the black lion forms the head and torso; the red and green lions form the arms; and the yellow and blue lions form the legs.
  • Pose the head, shoulders, arms and wrists of Voltron (legs are not posable).
  • Also includes a sword and shield (each with silver-colored elements) that attach firmly to Voltron’s hands.
  • Includes a booklet with building instructions, plus information about the set’s fan creator and super force of LEGO® designers.
  • This set includes over 2,321 pieces.
  • Display or play out exciting stories from the original 1980s animated Voltron TV series and the modern DreamWorks Voltron: Legendary Defender series.
  • Voltron measures over 15” (40cm) high, 5” (14cm) long and 8” (21cm) wide.
  • Black lion measures over 6” (17cm) high, 8” (22cm) long and 5” (15cm) wide.
  • Yellow and blue lions each measure over 3” (8cm) high, 8” (21cm) long and 3” (8cm) wide.
  • Green and red lions each measure over 3” (8cm) high, 7” (18cm) long and 1” (5cm) wide.
  • Voltron’s sword measures 11” (29cm) long.
  • Voltron’s shield measures 6” (16cm) in diameter.

LEGO VIP Early Access: Jul 23, 2018.


Bluefin Exclusive Bandai Shogukan Voltron

Voltron is the newest addition to the Super Mini-Pla product line from Bandai Shokugan and is set for general wide release in August. Bluefin has a special convention exclusive version of the Super Voltron Super Mini-Pla from Bandai’s Shokugan brand at SDCC. This special Voltron variant includes exclusive box-art and an additional effect part to recreate the “Form Blazing Sword” sequence. It will be offered to Con attendees at the Bluefin Booth #401 with an MSRP of $70.00.

Pre-orders for the Standard Edition of Voltron are available now; MSRP will be $62.00. Bluefin is the official North American master distributor for Bandai Shokugan.

The official press release follows:

BLUEFIN DETAILS A SPECIAL BANDAI SHOGUKAN VOLTRON SUPER MINI-PLA EXCLUSIVE VARIANT FOR 2018 COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL

Legendary “Defender Of The Universe” Debuts In A Rare Version Available Only At The Nation’s Premiere Pop Culture Convention; Kit Features 5 Fully Articulated Lions That Combine To Form The Iconic Giant Robot

Anaheim, CA, June 12, 2018 – Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan and Asia, announces a special version of the Super Voltron Super Mini-Pla from Bandai’s Shokugan brand that will be offered as a convention exclusive at the 2018 Comic-Con International.

This special Voltron variant includes exclusive box-art and an additional effect part to recreate the “Form Blazing Sword” sequence and is not found in the standard version of the model kit. It will be offered to Comic-Con attendees at the Bluefin Booth with an MSRP of $70.00. During the convention Bluefin will offer a wide array of products for sale from popular Bandai brands including Bandai Hobby and Bandai Shogukan.

Comic-Con International is one of the nation’s largest comic book, science fiction, and pop culture events, and will take place July 18th–22nd at the San Diego Convention Center, in San Diego, CA. Bluefin will be located in Booth #401. Complete details on Comic-Con are available at: comic-con.org.

Voltron is the newest addition to the Super Mini-Pla product line from Bandai Shokugan and is set for general wide release in August by authorized Bluefin retailers nationwide and also from select leading online outlets. Pre-orders are available now; MSRP will be $62.00. Bluefin is the official North American master distributor for Bandai Shokugan.

Voltron is the legendary hero from one of the greatest giant robot anime action series of the 1980s and returns in collectible form in an impressive new Super Mini-Pla model kit that stands more than 7 inches tall when completed. The Black Lion, Red Lion, Green Lion, Blue Lion, and Yellow Lion are each fully articulated and poseable and combine together to form the iconic Voltron robot. Accessories include a Spinning Laser Blade and Blazing Sword. Parts from each of the lions also may be combined to form a Shokugan original mega-blaster weapon.

As the Super Mini-Pla name implies, this compact model kits offer simple pre-colored snap-together assembly. A nipper or sprue cutter (sold separately) is highly recommended for assembly, but the kits do not require glue.

About Bluefin

Based in Anaheim, CA, Bluefin built its reputation as a leading distributor of Japanese toys, collectibles, novelty and hobby products. In recent years, Bluefin has grown to include a range of high quality collectible lines from Asia and has established itself as the official North American consumer products and retail development partner for Studio Ghibli. Selling to thousands of specialty, chain and independent stores, Bluefin is an official North American distributor for Bandai Hobby, Bandai Shokugan, and Storm Collectibles, and is the sole provider of Bandai Tamashii Nations products, and is also the exclusive and official distributor for Mr. Hobby, SEN-TI-NEL and Flame Toys. Additional information is available at: www.bluefincorp.com.


PREVIEWS Exclusive Playmates Toys Hyper-Phase Voltron 5-Piece Gift Set

Voltron was built to harness the mysterious Quintessence energy and establish peace and harmony throughout the universe! Face with the Galra’s innumerable armies, the Voltron team taps into Princess Allura’s unique connection to the Quintessence and imbues the Lions with this energy, upgrading their weapons systems and supercharging this robotic defender!

The legend comes alive when the Legendary Lions are combined to form the unbeatable defender of the universe, Voltron! These five powerful Lions transform and combine to form a towering 16” Voltron action figure with lights and over 50 phrases and sound effects from the DreamWorks ™ series Voltron legendary Defender. Includes all new Quintessence enhanced projectile launchers! (JAN189071) Limited to 3,000 pieces.

Comic-Con attendees will be able to preview this item at the Diamond PREVIEWS Booth #2401 and purchase from participating retailers on the show floor.

You can preorder now from Entertainment Earth:


Lion Forge Comics Voltron Legendary Defender Series 3 #1 Exclusive Variant

Lion Forge Comics will have an exclusive variant of Voltron Legendary Defender Series 3, Issue 1, with cover art by Keezy Young at booth #5543. It is limited to 400 copies.


Han Cholo Exclusive Voltron Membership Kit and Pin

Designer “Han Cholo” will have two SDCC exclusives for Voltron fans. The Voltron Team Force Membership Kit will feature an individually numbered ID card and exclusive collectible coin, keychain, pin, patch, sticker, and more! A separate Voltron Legendary Defender team pin will feature all 5 core members on an exclusive enamel pin.

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