New York Toy Fair (Feb 18-21, 2017) brought a new wave of Voltron Legendary Defender Playmates Toys to the forefront, and Let's Voltron Podcast is grateful to Grant Birchmeier and Sarah Fetter for joining us on this podcast to talk about their experience at NYTF and what they learned firsthand from Playmates Toys.
Grant Birchmeier is a longtime giant cartoon robot fan who collects Voltron merchandise and has been a longtime contributor on Voltron forums, posting as GrantB. On twitter, you can follow him @GrantBirchmeier.
Sarah Fetter was on our 3rd Anniversary Podcast and we met her at New York Comic Con. She travels around the world to many conventions and trade shows, year-round, as part of her job, where she handles relationships with licensors and promotes business development. She is also a huge Voltron fan, and has cosplayed as Shiro. Sarah is on twitter @SarahKFetter
Both Sarah and Grant were able to get inside the Playmates Toys booth at NYTF to see the current Voltron Legendary Defender toys as well as the second wave of toys that will be coming out in Fall 2017. We've talked about these toys and displayed them in pictures on our last podcast - LetsVoltron.com/89, but in this podcast, Grant and Sarah answer some of the burning questions and go into great detail about what they learned from being up close and personal with this new wave of Voltron toys. We also talk about the great things we learned about the marketing surrounding Voltron Legendary Defender in 2017.
Here are some additional pictures that Sarah took that were not posted in our last podcast:
Greg's nephews, Cody and Cory, also appear in this podcast, in a short interview Greg had with them about the Legendary Lions set from Playmates Toys, to get a perspective on the toys from kids who have played with them.
Lastly, we need to let everyone know that our Voltron Retro Commercial Sweepstakes has been extended, indefinitely, until we get enough entries to complete the 30-second Retro commercial we'll be putting together from all the entries of the 15-second videos we receive from all of you. Official rules are available at LetsVoltron.com/85
As always, Thanks for listening! Let's Voltron!!