Archive: Prince Lotor - Commands the Zarkon Zapper

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Prince Lotor was released in 1984 as part of the first series of figures in Panosh Place's Voltron: Defender of the Univse collection. Panosh Place - a small toy company based in Cherry Hill, New Jersey - was awarded the license to manufacture a line of Voltron toys for the popular animated series and released a single wave of 12 figures, several vehicles and a Castle of Lions playset. Although a second wave of items was planned and shown in a 1986 Panosh Place catalog, it was canceled prior to production, as Voltron's popularity waned.

Prince Lotor is King Zarkon's son. Although he shares in his father's ambition to destroy Voltron, Lotor's motives differ. He is driven by an infatuation with Princess Allura and dreams of taking over his father's throne with Allura, as his bride, by his side. Prince Lotor did not include any weapons, but is frequently seen wearing a battle helmet an weilding a sword in the Voltron: Defender of the Universe animated series.

Release Date: 1984
Retail Price: $2.99
Accessories: Coffin Clip-On Badge (PRINCE LOTOR)

Prince Lotor
Home Planet: Doom
Pilot: The Zarkon Zapper

Profile: Corrupt, arrogant, totally word. Lotor wants his father’s power and Princess Allura's hand in marriage. Both of which he is willing to take by force.


Pika said...

I tried to trick my parents into getting me Hagar back in 1984, by covering "the witch" part below her name... Too bad my 7-yr-old mind didn't realize their 30-something minds saw right through it, and they didn't get it for me. :( Thankfully, some 15 years later this little site called eBay allowed me to buy one new in package! So, I have my Hagar finally! :)

Go Voltron Force said...

Great story! Thanks for sharing. It reminds me of the time I was 4 and finally begged my parents into buying me a Star Wars Han Solo Hoth figure and when we got home I was so happy I told them I wanted to "collect and trade them all." Hearing that line in a commercial I simply recited it not fully grasping the concept of trading. Let's just say my mother was not happy about me wanting to trade and proceeded to lecture me on why I was not trading anything her hard-earned money bought me. I remember thinking I was never going get another action figure again.

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