Godaikin was a line of Japanese robot
toys in the mid 80's
, brought to the USA by Bandai
. Godaikins were large, made out of diecast metal, and very expensive. The original Voltron
lion toy was a part of the line, known then as Go Lion. Other robots in the line included Goggle V, Daltanias, Sun Vulcan, Voltes V, Gardian, GodMarz, Valvios, and many more.
The Godaikin line suffered from a high price tag and easily lost accessories, and faded from toy stores in the mid to late 80's. Today, the high end robots can sell for over $1000.