A prototype figure of the robot Voltes V based on GMA Network’s live-action adaptation of the beloved anime was showcased in Japan.
Mark Reyes, the director of Voltes V: Legacy, in an Instagram post on Nov. 16, shared a collage featuring a close-up shot of the figure, a still from the adaptation featuring the ensemble cast, as well as the Tokyo exhibit at the Tamashii Nations of toy company Bandai.
“We should all be proud,” Reyes said. “This is the first robot toyline that is based on a 100 percent Pinoy made Live Action adaptation of a Japanese Anime Franchise!”
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Malvin John Lim of local hobbies store Great Toys Online shared a selfie with the Voltes V figure on Facebook.
“Philippines, are you ready?” Lim said, adding there are “lots of positive developments with the marketing and development team for Voltes V and Voltes V: Legacy. “More details and information coming in 2024 as product development progresses.”
Voltes V: Legacy aired from May 8 to Sept. 8. It starred Miguel Tanfelix, Ysabel Ortega, Radson Flores, Matt Lozano, and Raphael Landicho as the Voltes V team.
Other cast members include Albert Martinez, Carla Abellana, Martin del Rosario, and Dennis Trillo.
Voltes V follows a group of five people who operate the eponymous giant robot to fight giant robots from the fictitious alien planet Boazania, whose leaders are planning to conquer Earth.
The Filipino adaptation featured a combination of live-action and computer graphics imagery.