Sunday, March 26 2017 14:31

Voltron '84 Arrives on Netflix: Here's Your Chance to Win some Voltron '17 Toys!

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Netflix #StreamTeamOver thirty years before DreamWorks' Voltron: Legendary Defender became a breakout hit as a Netflix Original Series (read my feature on it here), there was Voltron: Defender of the Universe... or what kids like myself knew it as back in 1984, simply, Voltron. Now, with the new series already in its second season, a whole new generation has discovered an exciting world, but one worthy of a history lesson. Voltron '84 is a hand-picked collection of twelve episodes from the original series, enhanced by introductions by the creative team behind the current series. To celebrate the arrival of Voltron '84 on Netflix, the Voltron crew has teamed-up with The Rock Father™ to give you a chance to win a couple of new action figures from the folks at Playmates Toys!

With the launch of Playmates' new Voltron collection, there's something for everyone - both in terms of size and budget. There's Basic (non-combining) Action Figures with play features, combinable "Legendary" Action Figures, and Deluxe Action Figures with tons of action features. We'd received a couple of the basic figures for review, but our lion force was rounded-out thanks to a trip to the store. While these don't combine, I do dig the idea of kids being able to have a complete 6" Voltron for around $10. 

Voltron Toys

About the Voltron: Legendary Defender Basic Action Figure Collection -

  • Voltron - Defender of the Universe! First formed 10,000 years ago to protect the galaxy from evil.  A mighty warrior standing at over 100 meters tall and assembled from five robot lions.  Now, five young heroes from earth must master the power of Voltron to defeat the Galra empire and restore peace!
  • The Voltron action figure assortment lets you collect all of the greatest heroes and villains in the universe!                                        
  • Each figure is 5.5", highly detailed and articulated, with fun play features and accessories.
  • Figures have clawing action, projectiles, or weapons and accessories.
  • Collect all of the heroes and villains of Voltron!

The Rock Daughters and their Voltron Toys

One Lucky Reader will receive two (2) figures, selected at random, from the Wave 1 Basic Action Figure Assortment, which includes Sword Attack Voltron, Lion Attack Voltron, Myzax, Red Lion, Blue Lion, Green Lion, Yellow Lion and the Black Lion. The ones that the winner receives will be a surprise!


As revealed at New York Toy Fair back in February, this is only the beginning for Voltron: Legendary Defender toys! Playmates is prepping future assortments that include detailed figures for all the main characters, including the the lion's Paladin drivers, so stay tuned!

Enter to Win! Use the Rafflecopter Widget below (it will guide you), starting with the first (mandatory) entry method - Leave a Disqus comment on this post that shares your answer to the following: 

QUESTION: Who is your favorite Voltron character?

After that, you can complete social actions for additional, completely optional entries. Please Note: By entering giveaways on The Rock Father, you agree to comply with my fairness policy. 

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a Rafflecopter giveaway

The Fine Print: 

Promotion open to U.S. residents only, ages 18+, void where prohibited. One (1) Winner will be chosen at random on, about, or after April 10, 2017, and will be notified via email to confirm. If no response within 24 hours, an alternate winner will be chosen. Prizing provided and shipped by DreamWorks. This is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.

1980s-style Disclaimer: Many will enter, few will win! The Rock Father is not responsible for any lost or misdirected packages. In the rare occasion that a prize does not arrive (which, sadly, has happened), you have no remedy other than moving on.

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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