If you are excited about Voltron's 30th Anniversary, nothing will be get you more excited than Toynami's 30th Anniversary Die-Cast Voltron Collector's Set. Marc, Mike, and Jeremy are joined in this episode by the man who brought this fantastic, one-of-a-kind collectible to the fans, George Sohn, the President of Toynami. George talks about his own Voltron fandom, explains the process behind the making of this special 30th Anniversary Voltron, and answers questions from the loyal Let's Voltron Podcast listeners.
Marc announced the release of the new Acidfree Gallery Limited Edition Print by artist Dave Perillo. voltron-acidfree.png We are excited to announce this new, officially licensed print that is coming to you on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 12:30 pm EST!
Also, Artist and Super-Fan Cheetoy wants you to “Challenge the Chee”. She is asking listeners of the Let's Voltron Podcast to come up with ideas for what you want her to draw, within the Voltron universe. It can be anything. Come up with your craziest ideas. She has already drawn Allura and Keith on a wrecking mace, based on the idea we gave her from an earlier Podcast episode. So, post your ideas for “Challenge the Chee” by posting on @LetsVoltron on twitter or on our Let's Voltron Facebook Page with the hashtag #ChallengeTheChee and your idea.
The rest of the episode belonged to George Sohn, the President of Toynami. George talked about a great many things, but we wanted to highlight some of the major points of the discussion here:
George told us about the origin of how WEP and Toynami came together when the 20th Anniversary Voltron Die-Cast was forged.
Jeremy, Marc and Mike are some the first people outside of Toynami to hear the sounds that are made when the key is opened on the base of the 30th Anniversary Voltron, and our fantastic listeners are now part of that select group.
George tells us that a 24-inch Jumbo Voltron is in the works, unlike any other large scale Voltron you've ever seen. There is some discussion about the scale of a Blazing Sword on a Voltron that big, and Lion heads that shoot off the arms, just like in the TV show. George opens it up to the listeners who are the truest fans. He wants to know what you guys would like to have for a Jumbo Voltron. There may still be enough time to make some changes before it goes into production. So, post on the comments here or go to the Facebook page for Let's Voltron, and let George know what you would like for a 24-inch Voltron. After those suggestions are posted, we will send that data to George.
George lets us know that he would really like to make a Vehicle Voltron Masterpiece, at the same scale as the 20th Anniversary Voltron Die-Cast, but he needs support from the fans. Jeremy tells the fans to send your posts to DreamWorks Classics twitter account @DWAnimation.
The Toynami 30th Anniversary Die-Cast Voltron Collector's Set will continue to be sold through the 2014 year, but once it's gone, it's gone, and will never be sold again. So, make sure you get yours by Pre-Ordering at http://store.voltron.com – Shipments will go out in April.
Look for an “unboxing” video review coming from Mike French soon, for this wonderful Toynami 30th Anniversary Die-Cast Voltron Collector's Set. When Mike posts it, we will share it with you everywhere (Twitter, Facebook, this page, etc.).
Thanks for listening!