Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Haggar

Haggar
Haggar the witch is the one responsible for creating all of the Robeasts Voltron must destroy. Though she was once good and beautiful, she is now hideously evil, and is notorious for using her dark magic to cast hypnotizing spells over people. It was Haggar who was responsible for originally splitting Voltron into five components in the American version. In the Japanese version, she was one of Emperor Daibazaal's old love interests, and possibly perhaps even a concubine.

Haggar and Cova
In Voltron: The Third Dimension, Haggar went into hiding after facing defeat in the final battle, but later rejoined Prince Lotor in his conquest schemes. They strike a deal in which, if Lotor conquers the universe, she gets the magic of the lions while he gets the universe and the lions themselves. 

Cova
Cova serves ably as a witch's familiar, as much a tool or extension of her power as a pet. She can see through its eyes, and served as a spy until the Voltron team later took any appearance by it as meaning trouble.
 
Haggar, the Witch Action Figure
Haggar the witch was released in 1984 as part of the first series of figures in Panosh Place's Voltron: Defender of the Universe 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, it was canceled prior to production, as Voltron's popularity waned.


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