Last week brought us news of the return of the Thundercats. This week features the return of “Voltron: Defender of the Universe”. This article on Variety.com gives the details about Voltron’s return as an animated series on Nicktoons and a new toy line from Mattel rather than leap straight onto the bigscreen.
Next year, Nicktoons will air 26 half-hour episodes of “Voltron Force,” about five space explorers who pilot robotic lions that combine to form Voltron, an invincible guardian sworn to defend the Universe. The series will remain faithful to the original, but will also introduce new characters.
As with Thundercats, Mattel has the toy rights and will launch toys based on the classic “Voltron” range, as well as action figures and playsets that revolve around an edgier, modernized robot. There’s no shelf date at this point.