I recently had to clean out childhood bedroom at my parents home and I had to rescue these from certain destruction.
Back when toys were made of Die-Cast Metal back in the early 80's this was by far the coolest Christmas present I ever received or would ever receive. Made by Bandai in 1981, but released through Matchbox I believe, the weight of this thing is so substantial even holding it now at 34 it's heavy!! Trying to imagine what it was like flying this thing around my parents living room at 7 or 8 years old I thought it weighed as much as the real thing.
Sorry kids, but we did have cooler toys than you
Nothing usurps a 10lb, 12inch, Die-Cast metal Voltron!!!