Hello Voltron fans! I think I have all your questions...so here you go…
1. Molding corrections are 100% complete and tooling is progressing. What this means is that every screw, tab, button and connection point has to be made & tested. This will take a few weeks to complete. Miracle Productions is asking everyone to be patient, as they are working as quickly as possible. They have a contractual deadline to meet and want this release to happen as soon as possible. Voltron is being made by the same factory as many of your favorites and the time lines come from them. They are going to send me a finished sample towards the end of the month, and I will do a follow up on CDX . They will also have new images at that time.
2. They have signed an exclusive agreement with HK's largest toy distributor who will be making all announcements and handling marketing. Miracle is limited by this contract in HK, and will not be selling direct. They are strictly the producer at this point. This distributor is also the Bandai rep, so they are taking a cautious approach so as not to ruffle any feathers. They began soliciting orders last month and are 50% sold out.
3. The packaging design is underway and will be similar to Fewture Models. It will be a heavy box with a slip cover and Styrofoam tray.
4. Please keep in mind that I am only a retailer and have no affiliation with Miracle Productions. I can say I have known them for years and have total faith in their abilities. Because this toy is only licensed for sale in Asia, it makes it extremely difficult to even talk about it. I have received several letters from the rights holder and had to suspend orders. I will do my best to relay info. as it comes in, but please be patient and remember that even though it seems a bit quiet…things are still moving forward. I see delays every single month from every manufacturer I work with, and none of them are very forthcoming. You guys are always welcome to call or email me anytime!
Post by hetabattousai on Jun 19, 2012 0:17:17 GMT -5
Thanks Dave, I guess this time of the hours are usually where everyne is sleep. Much appreciated your effort and time to keep us posted. Please show us anything that is allowed as we are all so excited about vehicle voltron. Perhap you can even tell us what would be some of the upcoming toys that your store is going to carry. you know, may as well do some advertisement while you are here.
Is toyfreaks going to carry the DX chogokin Mazinger? I am sure this MP voltron will be an instant sure hit and I am already excited about future releases.
Well, that big name distributor sure is doing NOTHING in the “announcement” or “MK” department cause all info we get is from you Dave and this forum. Thanks for your help and patience Dave and tell the MP guys to let you show those pics. Can't speak for everyone, but I sure find the sound of those pics A LOT more interesting than the few words I already new we were going to get from them.
Post by TheMazingerZ on Jun 19, 2012 16:01:55 GMT -5
So a tentative August release then. Sounds good to me. The Fewture RMBG in July, the Vehicle Voltron, Evolution Toy Gaiking and Daiku Maryu in August, SRC Megazord and MonsterArts King Ghidorah in September, and DX SC Mazinger Z in December. Expensive rest of the year for me!!! ;D
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