Archive: Doom Commander - Commands the Doom Blaster

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Doom Commander 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.

Piloting the Doom Blaster as part of Zarkon's space fleet, The Doom Commander is a member of the Drule race. While Drules characteristically have a blue-gray (King Zarkon and Prince Lotor) or charcoal gray (Skull Scavenger) skin color, in the Voltron: Defender of the Universe animated series there are a number of Drules who, like the Doom Commander, have red skin.

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

Doom Commander
Home Planet: Doom
Pilot: The Doom Blaster

Profile: Monstrous, ferocious, barbaric. First in battle - that's Doom Commander's favorite position.

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