The castle is in serious need of repair after a particularly bad battle and the paladins are stuck on a luckily peaceful and welcoming planet for several months. Having warded off the galra trying to attack their planet, the inhabitants are so happy that they throw the paladins a huge parade (lance is so excited he might shed more than a few happy tears).
Allura is slightly concerned that they don’t have the parts they need for their ship repairs nor do they have the money (or correct currency) to purchase them. During the parade, she sees how enamored the citizens are with the paladins and gets An Idea™.
Within a few weeks, Allura is running a full-blown merch business.
The planet has some version of the internet and Pidge puts together a webstore. Sales go crazy.
They make shitty felt fake paladin armor and plastic bayards.
Shiro is forced to model all of it.
At first, it weirds them the fuck out when they head into the city and little aliens come running up to them in paladin costumes.
They have contests to see who is the most popular paladin by counting how many kids wear their armor.
Hunk wins. Hunk always wins.
And Lance sulks for two days afterwards.
One time Hunk saw a little boy cooking with his mom in yellow armor and he just c r i e s
Little paladin action figures that say phrases when you push a button on them.
Shiro’s is “Paladins, form Voltron!” and the rest of the paladins didn’t realize the involuntary reactions they had developed in response to that phrase until a little kid pushes Shiro-toy’s button in public. Lance turned so fast he swears he got whiplash.
When you push Keith’s it’s just a lot of angry yelling.
Allura trying to record for the toys: “Pidge can you PLEASE keep this pg” “I think the fuck not.”
Little alien kids just beating the shit out of each other with their fake bayards.
Lance tries to join in but “WOOOAAHHH buddy you have a actual gun Not Plastic can you please think through something for once in your life goddammit Lance.”
Keith has a secret soft spot for kids and everyone watches dumbfounded as he teaches excited little aliens basic sword fighting maneuvers and spars them with plastic swords.
“WHOEVER REPLACED MY BAYARD WITH A PLASTIC ONE AGAIN”
I’ll have real pictures soon enough, but in the mean time, here’s my costume for Lady Kima. Putting it on for the first time was super emotional because I’ve never made armor or done something this big before. I’m completely in love.
Major thanks to my allura, astin, who sewed my tunic and cape together after I destroyed myself with worbla.
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