Mattel has announced they will be selling toys based on classic Voltron products from the 80's on their website Mattycollector.com. Unlike the toys based on the new animated series which we assume will be available at mass retail, these will be based on the classic stuff. Mattel will also be offering a subscription service for these like they do with their Masters of the Universe and Ghostbusters lines. The Voltron service is being called "Club Lion Force." Here is the official announcement from Mattel.
June is finally here, and you’re probably wondering what’s up with next year’s subscriptions. Well, hang on to your action figures’ hats, because we’ve got not one, not two, but three subscriptions for 2012!
About Club Lion Force
Remember when I told you awhile back that the Voltron® line was on its way? What I couldn’t tell you until now is that along with Club Eternia and Club Ecto-1, we’ll also have the all-new Club Lion Force! Dedicated to that totally awesome ‘80s TV series, Voltron, all the Club Lion Force details will be announced at SDCC and right here in our News section on Thursday, July 21st. For now, here’s what you need to know: It’ll work exactly like Club Eternia and Club Ecto-1, where you’ll sign up in July for the 2012 subscription. And yes, there will be a club-exclusive item!
About 2012 Club Eternia
Since 2012 is the 30th anniversary for Masters of the Universe®, we’ve got big things planned for the line! Details on the number of items and costs will be posted here at the beginning of July. Then, we’ll reveal all the details at the Matty Collector fan panel on July 22nd at SDCC and here in our News section after the panel -- including the club-exclusive figure and bonus map!
About 2012 Club Ecto-1
Thanks to an incredible showing by loyal Ghostbusters™ fans, the first year for Club Ecto-1 has been a huge success. In fact, the club is doing better than we ever dreamed so it’s a total “go” for 2012, too! Like Club Eternia®, we’ll divulge the basics in a few weeks, then all the details on July 22nd, including the club-exclusive figure. The one thing I will tell you now is that there’s something coming you’ve been asking for since the beginning. What could it be, what could it be??
Big Shipping News!
Knowing we’ll have three subscriptions for 2012, the team has been hard at work to make the logistics better than ever. For the first time, you’ll be able to order any number/combination of subscriptions from any of the three clubs and they’ll all ship together to minimize shipping costs!
This year, the sale is scheduled to start on Friday, July 22nd at 2 p.m. PT (5 p.m. ET) and end on Friday, August 5th at 2 p.m. PT (5 p.m. ET). More details to come as it gets closer.