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One of the biggest selling points of the original Voltron series was its die cast Lion toys. The coveted toy of many an 80’s kid, various remakes of those toys have shown up over the years. Usually made for collectors and extremely expensive, this new release from Playmates is a dream come true for casual and hardcore Voltron fans.

The individual Lions won’t break the bank and they’re damn fun toys as well. If you purchased the Legendary Defender Lions those were great toys but they had a few issues. Some of the connector ports were too small and getting the Green Lion out of the combined Voltron was a herculean task. 

Thankfully that problem has been solved and you can remove any of the Lions from the combined Voltron with ease. The Lions themselves also have a greater range of movement, especially in the heads. You’re able to turn them around to make some pretty hilarious reactions if you’re the kind of person who enjoys taking photos of their toys. 

The Voltron lions come with a bundle of accessories including some shockingly effective missile launchers. Even if you only want one or two of these Lions (for some reason) you can still have a lot of fun.

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10 Most Expensive Voltron Toys (With Prices)

The Voltron franchise helped popularize the "mecha" genre in anime, influencing many of the series that continue to be popular today. One particular aspect of Voltron that has kept the series relevant while others have fallen into obscurity is undeniably its extensive toy lines.

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Some of the first Voltron toys were licensed and released by Matchbox way back in 1984. The toy license has changed hands since then, passing from notable companies like Mattel, Bandai, and Toynami. During its run of more than 30 years and counting, the iconic toy line has seen countless iterations, some of which hold substantial value and can fetch a hefty price.

10 30th Anniversary Jumbo Lion Edition ($150)

In 2014, Toynami released several Voltron figures to commemorate the franchise's 30th anniversary. The Jumbo Lion Edition is 24" tall, making it among the largest of the franchise's most valuable figures. Its design and appearance pay homage to the "retro" look of the original Voltron anime from 1984.

The figure also includes spring-loaded firing fists and rolling feet. Though it seems pricey selling for around $150-200, nostalgic fans of the original anime will appreciate the detail that went into this 30th Anniversary Voltron figure.

9 Voltron 84 Classic Legendary Defender - Walmart Exclusive ($200)

The Voltron 84 Classic Legendary Defender is unique in that it's actually a Walmart-exclusive set. The 84 Classic Legendary Defender line is typically sold as the individual Lions; however, Walmart released an "all-in-one" set, which is particularly rare.

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The complete set includes all five Lions and sells for around $200 on public auction sites. Considering the five Lions as an individual set would cost anywhere between $250 - 300, the Walmart exclusive might be a better way to go.

8 Lions of Voltron Legendary Metal Defender Set ($230)

Like the Walmart exclusive set, Dreamworks' toy line released a Lions of Voltronseries featuring diecast versions of all five Lions, based on the 2017 Netflix Voltron: Legendary Defender. They also released a more exclusive "complete set," which sells for $215-230.

The figures are impressively detailed and have the ability to combine, forming an 8" tall Voltron. Another similarity with the Walmart exclusive, the Metal Defender Set typically sells for less than it would cost to buy all five lions individually.

7 LEGO Ideas Voltron 21311 ($250)

Considering the Voltron franchise has spanned more than 30 years, it's no surprise that countless toy companies have thrown their hats in the ring. In 2018, LEGO released a decidedly impressive Voltron LEGO set.

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With over 2,000 pieces, the figure stands more than 15" tall when completely assembled. The five individual Lions can be removed as well and played with separately. The kit also includes Voltron's sword and shield. Sadly, LEGO has marked this set as a "Retired Product," though they often pop up on auction sites for around $250-300.

6 Voltron 30th Anniversary Collectors Set ($300)

In addition to the Jumbo Lion Edition, Toynami also released a 30th Anniversary Collectors Set to honor the franchise. The figure also comes with a stand, which is a particularly welcome addition for collectors.

The Voltron figure is primarily diecast, standing at 11" tall when combined with all five Lions, and features LED light-up eyes. With the included iconic Voltron badge, the figure can also activate its lights and recognizable sound clips. Though the MSRP price is around $200, the figure frequently sells on public auction sites for much more.

5 Voltron 20th Anniversary Lion Force ($300)

Not only is the 20th Anniversary Lion Force figure impressive, but it also comes in a unique "book-style" package, making it a highly sought after collector's item. Like many of the other sets, the 20th-anniversary figure is mostly diecast, with high articulation.

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The Anniversary Edition is 11" tall and includes a detailed sword and shield, making the figure stand out in any collection. Given all the features and meticulous detail, it's understandable that the collector's set goes for more than $300.

4 Soul of Chogokin Gx-88 Armored Fleet Dairugger XV ($350)

Bandai's Soul of Chogokin line of figures are notoriously expensive, but understandably so given the attention to detail and features available. The GX-88 "vehicle"Voltron might sound more obscure to American audiences, as the Armored Fleet Dairugger XV series was heavily edited in the United States to be part of Voltron.

The "fleet" includes the fifteen individual vehicles that combine into three different modes: Air, land, and sea. All the vehicles can be connected to form GX-88 Voltron I standing over 15" tall. The collectible currently retails for about $350.

3 Voltron Ultimate EX ($550)

The Voltron Ultimate EXis another Toynami release that puts a heavy focus on the articulation of the individual Lions. The plastic construction allows for more movement so that the Lions can pose in multiple ways, ideal for collectors.

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When the Lions combine, the Voltron figure stands at an impressive 16" and includes Voltron's iconic sword and shield. The figure is sold out at most retail stores, allowing it to fetch a hefty price on auction sites for more than $550.

2 Soul of Chogokin GX-71 ($600)

Another entry in the Soul of Chogokin line, the GX-71 is fully articulated and includes interchangeable parts allowing collectors to customize different poses. Something unique about this figure is that details are based on the anime; however, it also includes decals from the original Chogokin toy, so fans can choose which version they want.

The package includes a weapon stand modeled after the castles on Planet Arus, which also serves as storage for all the extra pieces. This rare collectible goes for more than $600, with most shipping directly from Japan.

1 Voltron Maquette ($1,250)

The Voltron Maquette is the holy grail for any Voltron collector. It features incredible detail and stands at a whopping 27" tall, dominating its peers in both value and height. The statue consists of almost 106 individual pieces and even includes light-up eyes.

This beautiful "life-like" statue is probably the closest fans will get to the real Voltron. It's a limited edition Sideshow Collectibles piece, with only 1000 models in circulation— so it's no surprise the figure goes for a staggering $1,250.

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Toys play a major role in the Voltron franchise overall. Starting from two separate anime series based on toys by Popy, a former subsidiary of Bandai, the American adaption would also adopt the toy line and expand it further with different licensees.

Every major television series, with the exception of Voltron Force, would have their own toy line made by a specific licensee. Outside of toys aimed at young children, Voltron: Defender of the Universe, in particular, would have a numerous amount of merchandising and adult-aimed collectibles.

Background

Currently, the overall Voltron intellectual property is owned by World Events Productions. The original IP owners were Toei with the creation of both Beast King GoLion and Armored Fleet DaiRugger XV in 1981 and 1982 respectively. Due to Voltron's popularity, Toei has sold rights to the franchise to WEP with the last remaining Japanese rights sold around 2008. Classic Media (now DreamWorks Classics) handles the licensing for the franchise and thus oversees the licensing for the franchise’s toys and collectibles.

A license gives a third party company the right to make products using the IP owners’ branding and imagery with backup funds from official loans. A licensor can also “divide” a license for multiple toy companies. For example, Bandai would make products for collectors while Playmates would made children’s toys.

History

Pre-Voltron

There are four Japanese series that were proposed to be made into the Voltron adaption. These series were Mirai Robo Daltanious, Beast GoLion, Armored Fleet DaiRugger XV, and Lightspeed Electroid Albegas. All of these series were produced by Toei and had their respective toy lines be produced by Bandai and its subsidiary Popy.

Popy had multiple toy lines in which the licensed character of each series would be in. This would include Popynica, Chogokin, Jumbo Machinder, and other smaller lines. Its parent company, Bandai, would also release model kits of the robots that the buyer would assemble themself. Daltanious and Golion's toys were also popular enough to be exported to North America under Bandai's American subsidiary in the Godaikin toy line. The line proved to be short lived but extremely influential to the future of robot toys.

The licensees of this period were:

Voltron: Defender of the Universe

After the deregulation of children's television by Ronald Reagan, numerous TV series were made specifically to sell toys to children. In order to guarantee more sales, companies wanted to surpass the 65 episode threshold needed to have a show air daily on weekdays for three months straight. This was known as "syndication" in which a show would air on multiple channels and thus be more widely available.

What a few TV companies did was adapt Japanese series into English and import their respective toy lines. However, 52 episodes made a typical Japanese season. In order to get by this, WEP initially wanted to combine three different anime series into one larger American adaption to pass the 65 episode count and thus adopting a larger toy line.

Matchbox would be responsible for importing the toys from Bandai and tweaking their molds to bypass toy safety regulations. As so, features like the teeth and missiles were modified. DaiRugger, Albegas, and GoLion would be renamed Voltron I, II, and III respectively in an attempt to keep a more consistent toy line. Due to the high demand for Voltron toys, production was shifted to a factory in Taiwan and lead was found in the paint. Due to this incident, WEP ended their partnership with Matchbox and Bandai and gave Panosh Place the next license.

Panosh Place would focus on making an action figure toy line featuring the main pilots, and a few of the villains. To go along with the figures, they would create an all-plastic combining Voltron toy, and a play set of the Castle of Lions. The toy line was intended to expand by including more villains and even pilots from the Vehicle Team Voltron but were cancelled due to the company's closure.

LJN would take over as the next licensee and would focus on Voltron toys featuring motorized toys and even the earliest ones that would include lights and electronics. Like the above, LJN would also end their license due to their own closure.

The licensees of this period were:

Voltron: The Third Dimension

After ten years of absence from television, Voltron: The Third Dimension would premier in 1998. Prior to the series being made, Toei launched a lawsuit against WEP over the creation of the series without their involvement. The case was settled with new agreements over the franchise.

Trendmasters would then be the sole licensee of this period. They would reissue the original Matchbox combining Voltron toy with several tweaks to the mold and different paint applications. They would also focus heavily on Voltron: The Third Dimension including a few combining toys and action figures for the pilots.

Interestingly enough, Trendmasters also released "Voltrex" which would be a robot combined from five different dinosaurs by the time the series was cancelled. There were also prototypes of a "Dracotron" toy.

Toynami

For the next ten years after the end of Trendmasters, Toynami be the sole licensee for Voltron toys and collectibles. Originally, WEP intended to create another Voltron TV series in 2005 with Kickstart Productions but for unknown reasons it would never happen. During this time is when there would only by products aimed at older collectors.

Their most notable work would be the 20th anniversary Masterpiece Voltron. It would be the first combining Voltron toy aimed solely at adult collectors and would have its die-cast content be its main selling point. For the 25th anniversary, they would recycle the mold in all plastic with no engineering changes.

Cancelled Voltron Force toy line

By 2010, Toynami's license ended leaving it to be up for bid among other companies. There were two known companies that bid on the Voltron toy license: Bandai and Mattel. Bandai has expressed interest in adding Golion to its acclaimed Soul of Chogokin line aimed at high-end collectors. However, Mattel ended up having the license and would work on their Matty Collector line.

This period of time would also be infamous due to a number of cancellations and legal issues coinciding with the live-action movie also being delayed due to legal interference among different film companies. Collectors would be told of Miracle Production through an affiliate of the company. Miracle Production was given the license to make a masterpiece-like Vehicle Voltron toy but would lose their license before finally creating it. Despite the loss of their license, Miracle Production would continue developing the toy with Mattel as the current licensee attempting to block its sales in North America.

Beyond the now unlicensed Vehicle Voltron toy, other IP infringing products would also imitate the likeness of Voltron properties to aim at high-end collectors (see below). While Mattel was finishing their Matty Collector line, Toynami would release Jumbo Machinder-like toys under the "Beast King GoLion" and "Armored Fleet DaiRugger XV" names instead of the American "Voltron" label.

Mattel would also show prototypes for Voltron Force toys as a tie-in to the TV series. However, they were cancelled due to Mattel ending its Voltron license after only two years as a result of the live-action movie being unreleased. Beyond that, Voltron Force was also cancelled after its first season despite it intending to continue after the cliffhanger of the final episode.

Toynami would regain the license and re-released the masterpiece mold with additional LEDs and a display base. The mold would be almost ten years with no major engineering fixes. Miracle Productions would also release their Vehicle Voltron toy as fast as possible at the expense of quality control issues. Due to its lost license, the Vehicle Voltron toy falls under the category of an IP infringing item.

The licensees of this period were:

Voltron: Legendary Defender

DreamWorks bought Classic Media, the company responsible for handling the Voltron license, in 2012 and gained access to its library. DreamWorks would then work on Voltron: Legendary Defender starting 2014 along with animation studio Studio Mir. During the time, Funko would also release smaller novelty vinyl toys for collectors under its POP and Hikari Vinyl lines.

2016 brought in a huge change to the franchise overall. Sideshow Toys would create a high-end statue of an extremely stylized Voltron with a price tag of $1250. Bandai would announce that, after years of development, Golion would officially enter its Soul of Chogokin line and became one of the most coveted entries in the line. Shortly after the announcement of Bandai returning to the Voltron franchise as a business partner after more than 30 years, Voltron: Legendary Defender was announced with Playmates Toys as its primary licensee.

The arrival of two new major licensees for the franchise also showed signs of Toynami's license with the Voltron franchise ending as well. Their final Voltron collectible is a 16 inch all-plastic combining toy of a stylized Voltron that was released at the end of 2016.

A fan-made design of a Voltron Lego set won contest and is set to be released soon.

The licensees of this period are:

IP infringing toys

Main article: IP infringing items

Due to the nature of toys paying a key role in the Voltron franchise, toy companies would attempt to profit off of the likeness of the Voltron property without the proper acquisition of a license from the IP owners.

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Voltron

American science fiction franchise

For other uses, see Voltron (disambiguation).

Voltron is an animatedtelevision series franchise that features a team of five space explorers who pilot a giant Super Robot known as "Voltron". Produced by Ted Koplar through his production company World Events Productions, Voltron was an adaptation of several Japanese anime television series from Toei Animation. The original television series aired in syndication from September 10, 1984, to November 18, 1985. The first season of Voltron, featuring the "Lion Force Voltron", was adapted from the series Beast King GoLion. The second season, featuring the "Vehicle Team Voltron", was adapted from the unrelated series Armored Fleet Dairugger XV.

Voltron: Defender of the Universe was the top-rated syndicated children's show for two years during its original run,[2] and it spawned three follow-up series, several comic books, and a line of toys.

Television series[edit]

Lion Force Voltron and Vehicle Team Voltron (Voltron of the Near Universe; Voltron I, 1984–1985)[edit]

Main articles: Voltron (TV series), Lion Force Voltron, and Vehicle Team Voltron

The second series was primarily edited from Armored Fleet Dairugger XV (Kikō Kantai Dairugger XV), with the storyline considerably changed. In this iteration of Voltron, the Galaxy Alliance's home planets are now overcrowded, and a fleet of explorers is sent to search for new planets to colonize.[3] Along the way, they attract the attention of the evil Drule Empire, long engaged in an ongoing war against the Alliance, and the Drules proceed to interfere with the mission of the explorers and the colonists. Since the Arusian Voltron is too far away to help these explorers, a totally new Voltron has to be constructed to battle the Drule threat.[4]

This Voltron Force consists of fifteen members, divided into three teams of five, known respectively as the Land, Sea, and Air Teams.[5] Each team is specialized in gathering data or fighting in their area of expertise. Each team can combine their vehicles into a bigger machine, with each combined vehicle differing among the three teams. These fighters are:

  • The Aqua Fighter (Sea Team)
  • The Turbo Terrain Fighter (Land Team)
  • The Strato Fighter (Air Team)

When necessary, all fifteen vehicles combine to form the mighty Voltron.[6] However, the assembly of the Vehicle Team Voltron could not be maintained for longer than five minutes at a time; it was explained in the first episode that when it was combined, the Vehicle Team Voltron only had enough stored solar energy to operate for five minutes.

In the toy line, this Voltron was referred to as Voltron I because it was set closest to Earth.[7]

Gladiator Voltron (Voltron of the Middle Universe; Voltron II)[edit]

The proposed third season was to have been based on Lightspeed Electroid Albegas (Kōsoku Denjin Albegas).[8] Although Matchbox did produce and market toy versions of the three robots (Black Alpha, Blue Beta, Red Gamma) under the "Voltron II" name,[9] the series never actually aired. Due to the extreme popularity of the Lion Force Voltron and the lack of popularity of the Vehicle Team Voltron series, World Events Productions eventually elected against another alternate Voltron, and plans to adapt Albegas were aborted.[10]

Voltron: Fleet of Doom (1986)[edit]

Main article: Voltron: Fleet of Doom

In 1986, World Events hired Toei Animation to produce the one-off crossover television special Voltron: Fleet of Doom, which mixed in GoLion and Dairugger XV footage with new animation. The special was made for the international market and, as of the middle of September 2016, it had not been released in Japan.

Voltron: The Third Dimension (1998–2000)[edit]

Main article: Voltron: The Third Dimension

The computer-generated series Voltron: The Third Dimension was released in 1998, set five years after the end of the original Lion Voltron series. The series was met with a mixed response, due to various changes, such as the revamped looks of the Lion Voltron, King Zarkon, and Prince Lotor. The series served as a sequel to the Lion Force Voltron series; among the tools used to bridge the gap between the two series was an official starmap as designed by Shannon Muir and finalized in partnership with World Events Productions.[citation needed] After Voltron: The Third Dimension, World Events Productions went back to the drawing board to develop a more traditionally animated series in an attempt to recapture the spirit of the original.[11]

Voltron Force (2011–2012)[edit]

Main article: Voltron Force

The animated series Voltron Force premiered on Nicktoons in June 2011. The series follows the exploits of a group of three young cadets brought together by the original members of the Voltron Force to defend the galaxy against a resurrected Lotor, now ruling the planet Drule after a military coup d'état. Voltron Force is a World Events Production in conjunction with Kick Start Productions and Classic Media.[12]

Voltron: Legendary Defender (2016–2018)[edit]

Main article: Voltron: Legendary Defender

The Netflix exclusive series Voltron: Legendary Defender, produced by DreamWorks Animation, is a reboot of the Voltron story. The series premiered on June 10, 2016, with Joaquim Dos Santos and Lauren Montgomery serving as showrunners.[13] On January 5, 2016, Netflix announced that Voltron would debut in 2016 as an original animated Netflix series in partnership with DreamWorks Animation (DWA), part of an expanded multi-year agreement between the two groups.[14][15] In February, teasers revealed the title of the new series to be Voltron: Legendary Defender.[16] On March 25, 2016, a teaser trailer was released, announcing that the first season, consisting of 13 episodes, would premiere June 10, 2016.[17] A second season premiered on Netflix on January 20, 2017.[18] The third season premiered on Netflix on August 4, 2017, and consisted of 7 episodes while the fourth season premiered on October 13, 2017, and consisted of 6 episodes. The fifth season premiered on March 2, 2018, and consists of six episodes.[19] The sixth season premiered on June 15, 2018, and consists of seven episodes. The 7th season premiered August 10, 2018 and consists of 13 episodes. The 8th and final season premiered on December 14, 2018, and consists of 13 episodes. The series' success has spawned several comics, action figures, and other toys.

Potential live-action film[edit]

In July 2005, producer Mark Gordon (Grey's Anatomy, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen) announced plans to create a live-action film adaptation of the Voltron franchise in collaboration with producers Pharrell Williams, Mark Costa, and Frank Oelman. Pharrell Williams was also reported to compose the musical score for the film.[20] The project's development was funded by Jim Young's Animus Films.[21] In December 2006, screenwriter Enzo Marra was announced to have completed a script for Gordon.[22] In August 2007, the production entity New Regency entered negotiations with The Mark Gordon Company to adapt Voltron. Interest in the property heightened after the box office success of Transformers, another film involving shape-changing robots.[citation needed] Mark's script was described as "a post-apocalyptic tale set in New York City...[in which] five ragtag survivors of an alien attack band together and end up piloting the five lion-shaped robots that combine and form the massive sword-wielding Voltron that helps battle Earth's invaders."[21] On August 18, 2008, Relativity Media entered negotiations with New Regency to finance and produce the film, though on a more moderate budget, utilizing cost-saving CGI techniques such as those used in 300. Max Makowski was slated to direct. As of the end of August 2008, the title had been set for Voltron: Defender of the Universe. Relativity would have released the film in North America while New Regency's distribution partner, 20th Century Fox, would handle international distribution.[23] But at that time, Ted Koplar, through his World Events Production Company (Koplar took over the company as the health of Peter Keefe declined; Keefe died in 2010 at age 57), was fighting a legal battle with Toei Company Ltd. over the movie rights as of November of that year.[24] On September 16, 2010, concept art for the movie was released.[25] On March 8, 2011, it was announced that Relativity Media and World Events had entered a bidding war on who would make the film. Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer entered into collaboration on writing the script.[26] On July 21, 2011, Atlas Entertainment & Relativity Media announced they would bring Voltron: Defender of the Universe to the big screen.[27]Relativity Media would distribute. On July 30, 2015, Relativity filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York after lawsuits and missing loan payments,[28][29][30][31] and the film rights reverted to Classic Media. On November 4, 2016, three months after the completion of NBCUniversal's acquisition of Classic Media's parent company, DreamWorks Animation for $3.8 billion,[32][33] it was announced that Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Animation will make the film with David Hayter writing the script.[34]

Fan film[edit]

In 2011, a live-action fan film short, "Voltron: The End", was published to YouTube. The short was written and directed by Alex Albrecht and stars Timothy Omundson as Lance McClain.

Characters[edit]

Main article: List of Voltron characters

Note: A gray cell indicates the character did not appear in that medium.

DVD releases[edit]

In Australia, DVDs of all episodes of Voltron were released by Madman Entertainment as the 20th Anniversary Edition, Lion Force Voltron Collection. The original series was released in five volumes between August 2004 and July 2005, under the name Voltron: Defender of the Universe. Each box was in the color and style of one of the lions with a metallic glossy inner DVD-case. Another three volumes of "Vehicle Team Voltron" were released between August and December 2005. In addition, a "Best of" 2-DVD set released in November 2006 featured five episodes from each series.[35] Finally, a 24-disc boxset subtitled The Lion and Vehicle Force Complete Collection was released on June 24, 2009.[36] Madman Entertainment has since relinquished the rights to the Voltron series and has since been re-released by Beyond Home Entertainment. Previous licensees of Voltron in Australia have been CBS/Fox Video and Manga Entertainment.

Prior to the release of the boxed sets, a promotional DVD was released for Voltron. It was packed in a threefold glossy cardboard folder. The folder featured full-color artwork and text about the then-upcoming release of Voltron on DVD. The disk had an image of Voltron, and was labeled for promotional use only.[citation needed] It featured the first episode, "Space Explorers Captured", and several promos for other series.

In Region 1, Voltron was released on DVD in its original broadcast form and remastered, restored, and remixed by New York-based distributor Media Blasters (via their AnimeWorks unit) in eight volumes between September 2006 and July 2009. The volumes contain approximately fifteen episodes each, along with special features such as interviews with producer and director Franklin Cofod, and various others involved in the original and current productions. The first five volumes together contain all the Lion Force episodes, which were broadcast as seasons 1 and 3, while the next three contain the Vehicle Team episodes, broadcast as season 2.

The Fleet of Doom special was released on DVD early in 2007, as an online Voltron.com exclusive. Fleet of Doom was a special crossover film where the Vehicle and Lion Voltrons joined forces to defeat the "Fleet of Doom" (Doom and Drule Empires). The special was originally released in 1986, but was never released in Japan. Media Blasters released Fleet of Doom on July 28, 2009, as a full retail release.[37] A Blu-ray version was planned, but it was delayed many times and was finally officially canceled.

The first volume of the original series was released in the UK in 2007 by Manga Entertainment.

According to TVShowsOnDVD.com, Voltron: The Third Dimension was to be released on DVD at some point, but no release date has been announced currently.[citation needed]

Media Blasters/AnimeWorks also released the two Japanese shows that made up Voltron — Beast King GoLion and Armored Fleet Dairugger XV — each in their original, unedited Japanese form, with English subtitles.[citation needed] Volume 1 of GoLion was released on May 27, 2008,[38] Volume 2 on August 12, 2008, and Volume 3 on November 25, 2008. GoLion was re-released as a complete chronology set with all 52 episodes on April 13, 2010. The first Dairugger XV DVD collection was released on February 23, 2010, the second Dairugger XV collection was released on May 25, 2010.[39] The third and final collection was originally scheduled to be released in September 2010, but was repeatedly delayed and finally released on January 4, 2011.

As of mid-2011, Classic Media (DreamWorks Classics) now owns the rights to Voltron on DVD.

On September 24, 2019, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment released Voltron: Defender of the Universe: The Complete Collection on DVD and Blu-ray in Region 1, which includes the 3-disc set as well as all 72 episodes from Voltron 84 on DVD for the first time. The series is also scheduled for DVD releases in the UK, France, Italy, Spain, and Germany.

Digital releases[edit]

As of July 2011 all Lion Force episodes have been released on Hulu. Minisodes of the first twenty episodes of the first season can be streamed for free online on Crackle.[40]

Following the success of Voltron: Legendary Defender, Netflix released 12 episodes of Defender of the Universe as Voltron '84 on March 24, 2017. Each episode is introduced by members of the cast and crew of Legendary Defender.[41][42][43]

Release Australia
(Region 4)
North America
(Region 1)
Lion Force Voltron Collection 1 September 22, 2004 Black Lion September 26, 2006 Blue Lion
Lion Force Voltron Collection 2 November 19, 2004 Red Lion December 19, 2006 Yellow Lion
Lion Force Voltron Collection 3 February 23, 2005 Green Lion May 8, 2007 Green Lion
Lion Force Voltron Collection 4 April 13, 2005 Blue Lion September 25, 2007 Red Lion
Lion Force Voltron Collection 5 July 20, 2005 Yellow Lion December 11, 2007 Black Lion
Vehicle Force Voltron Collection 1 August 31, 2005 Air Team December 23, 2008 Air Team
Vehicle Force Voltron Collection 2 October 19, 2005 Land Team March 24, 2009[44]Land Team
Vehicle Force Voltron Collection 3 December 7, 2005 Sea Team July 21, 2009[45]Sea Team
Fleet of Doom Unreleased Unreleased July 28, 2009 Team-Up

Soundtracks[edit]

The Voltron television franchise has produced soundtracks for three of its series which have been released exclusively on the iTunes and the Google Play stores. The first soundtrack release was on September 27, 2012, for the original Lions series with music composed by John Petersen.[46][47] The second soundtrack release was on October 1, 2012, for the Third Dimension series with music composed by Stephen Martson[48][49] and the third release on July 21, 2016, for the first season of the Legendary Defender series with music composed by Brad Breeck, Brian Parkhurst, and Alex Geringas.[50] Currently, there are no plans to release any of the soundtrack to a non-digital version such as a physical album or CD.

Voltron: Defender of the Universe Track Listings
Track No. Song Title Run Time Note
01Voltron Opener (Narration)1:17Narration by Peter Cullen who also provided voices in the Lions series
02Descent1:11
03Mystical0:28
04Alien Landscape0:41
05A Witch1:05
06Gladiator Fight1:06
07Arrival0:30
08Sneaking0:38
09Bad Guys0:27
10Royal Subjects0:42
11Dangerous0:36
12Bumper #10:08First of three bumpers to transition to a commercial break.
13Voltron Will Be Back...0:08Used for commercial breaks. Narration by Peter Cullen.
14And Now Back To Voltron...0:09Used to transition back from commercial break. Narration by Peter Cullen.
15Quick Harp0:08
16Majestic0:21
17Castle of Lions0:37
18Sad Princess1:06
19Our Prayers Answered (Dialogue)0:16Narration by Peter Cullen
20At The Lake0:22
21Hunk and Pidge0:31
22Rushing1:16
23The Cave1:10
24Bumper #20:08Second of three bumpers to transition to a commercial break.
25Sand People1:00
26Captured0:42
27A Spy0:48
28Voltron Arrives0:19
29We Are Friends1:33
30Defeat0:27
31Quick Harp #20:08
32It's Me0:36
33King Alford0:25
34Tension0:22
35Underground Base1:23
36Montage2:09
37Bumper #30:17Third and final bumper to transition to a commercial break.
38Voltron Will Be Back (Instrumental)0:10
39Ready To Form Voltron (Dialogue)1:10Dialogue by Jack Angel, Michael Bell, Neil Ross, B.J. Ward & Lennie Weinrib
40Voltron Closer0:58World Events Productions logo stinger at the end of the song.
41Original Opener1:17No narration version
42Original Opener w/Sing Out1:17No narration version
43Original Closer0:56World Events Productions logo stinger at the end of the song.
44Form Voltron Sound FX0:37
45Voltage SFX0:08
46Voltage Bump0:08
47Magic, Fire SFX0:24
48Voltron DJ MacMan Dance Remix2:08A bonus remix track of the all of tracks. Dialogue by Jack Angel.
49All Music Compilation21:14All music from the soundtrack in one track
50Music of Voltron Montage8:23A montage of music from the soundtrack
Voltron: The Third Dimension Track Listings
Track No. Song Title Run Time
01Spacey Opening0:18
02Voltron 3D Theme1:02
03Big Orchestra'1:35
04Castle of the Lion Theme1:18
05Angular Orchestra1:16
06Hunk & Pidge0:43
07Military Background0:59
08Lion Launch Sequence1:11
09Space Lice0:48
10History of the Lions1:36
11Military Action1:02
12The Transformation1:12
13Gnarly Rock0:41
14Light Tension1:10
15Lotor & Amalgamus1:09
16Sweet Strings0:18
17Get Funky0:42
18Robeast Rock1:20
19Into Stealth1:04
20Stealth Voltron0:46
21Thematic Bridge0:40
DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender Season 1 Track Listings
Track No. Song Title Run Time
01DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender Theme Song0:55
02Try This1:25
03Help Us Find It0:58
04Detecting Voltron2:58
05Let's Get That Cannon1:52
06Goodbye Father1:26
07Robeast Arrives2:13
08The Balmera Lives2:46
09To Go Home2:00
10Supposed to Be My Lion1:33
11Voltron Transformation0:46

Comic books[edit]

Main article: Voltron (comics)

1980s[edit]

In 1985, Modern Comics, an imprint of Charlton Comics, produced a three-issue mini-series based on the Lion Voltron television show.[51]

1990s[edit]

Based on Voltron, Hero Hesman, a comic series of 159 volumes written by a Vietnamese artist Nguyễn Hùng Lân was published by Hanoi Fine Arts Publishing House from 1992 to 1996.

2000s[edit]

In 2002, comic book publisher Devil's Due announced that it had acquired the rights to publish Voltron comic books.[52][53] Devil's Due, through Image Comics, published a five issue mini-series (preceded by a #0 issue from Dreamwave) which featured the Lion Voltron incarnation of the character and rebooted the property. This was then followed by an ongoing series self-published by Devil's Due, which was placed on hiatus in 2005 after the eleventh issue, due to poor sales.[citation needed]

Devil's Due announced in January 2008 that the five-issue mini-series, the eleven issues of the ongoing series, and the #0 issue would be collected into a Voltron Omnibus trade paperback that would also include the unpublished twelfth issue of the ongoing series that would wrap up all the storylines.[54][55]

In July 2008, a new five issue mini-series was released by Devil's Due, which picked up where the ongoing series left off. This series further explored the origins of Lion Voltron's creation, from 12,000 years in the past to the present day.[56] The mini-series showed Voltron existing as a single construct created by sorcerers and scientists, resembling a knight. During its battle with the first Drule Empire, Voltron was tricked by Haggar into landing on a black comet with the gravitational attraction of a singularity. Voltron was then attacked by Haggar, and blown into five pieces. However, the intervention of a sorcerer resulted in the five pieces becoming the five lions as they descended onto Arus.[citation needed]

The original five issue mini-series was adapted as the 2007 motion comicVoltron: Defenders of the Universe - Revelations.[57] Its sequel, Voltron: Defenders of the Universe - Paradise Lost, adapted the first story arc of the ongoing series, introducing the V-15 and its pilots. The Devil's Due run is now collected digitally exclusively through Devil's Due Digital.

2010s[edit]

In 2011, Dynamite Entertainment announced plans to publish Voltron comics,[58] while Viz Media's young readers imprint, Viz Kids, announced plans to publish a series of graphic novels called Voltron Force, on which Bian Smith would serve as head writer, and Jacob Chabot and Dario Brizuela would serve as lead artists.[58][59][60]

In September 2015, Dynamite released Voltron: From The Ashes, written by Cullen Bunn with art by Blacky Shepherd.

Toys[edit]

Matchbox[edit]

Matchbox imported the Lion Force Voltron,[61] Gladiator Voltron,[62] and Vehicle Force Voltron[63] diecast toys from Popy of Japan in 1984. The company also released 6-inch figures of the Voltron robots that were more affordable, but lacked the detail level of their larger counterparts and could not separate into their component forms.[64]

Panosh Place[edit]

At the peak of the series' popularity, Panosh Place released new Voltron toys, including action figures of the characters and a larger Voltron toy that could fit them.[65]

Trendmasters[edit]

To coincide with the 1998 broadcast of Voltron: The Third Dimension, the now-defunct Trendmasters reissued the Matchbox diecast Lion Force Voltron, with a few changes to the mold and a total of 17 weapons in comparison to the original's sword and shield.[66] Trendmasters also released the newer Stealth Voltron variant, as well as character action figures and the robots Voltrex and Dracotron.[65]

Toynami[edit]

Shortly after the demise of Trendmasters, Toynami acquired the Voltron license and released their Masterpiece Voltron toy in 2005. Boasting more detail and articulation than the previous toys, the Masterpiece Voltron sold for US$139 to US$149.99 at the time of its release. In 2007, Toynami sold an all-plastic version of the Masterpiece Voltron for up to one-third of the first release's price (ranging from US$49 to US$60). For the 25th anniversary of the cartoon franchise in 2009, the plastic Masterpiece Voltron was reissued in a metallic repaint.[67]

Mattel[edit]

In late 2011, Mattel released toys for the new Voltron Force series, while its online collectors' site MattyCollector.com sold brand new toys for the classic series[68] - including a 23-inch Voltron that fits 4-inch pilot figures in each lion.[69]

Playmates Toys[edit]

In 2017, Playmates Toys released toys based on Voltron: Legendary Defender.[70]

Bandai[edit]

In early 2017 Bandai Japan, who produced the toys of Beast King GoLion and Armored Fleet Dairugger XV back in their initial releases, released a Soul of Chogokin version of the GoLion robot. The box was repackaged as Voltron for its American release. A Dairugger XV version was later produced in 2019, similarly branded as Vehicle Voltron in the US release.

Lego[edit]

In August 2017, Lego announced that a forthcoming Lego Ideas set based upon classic Voltron will be placed into production.[71] The set was released on August 1, 2018, coinciding with the final seasons of Voltron: Legendary Defender.

Other merchandise[edit]

Privateer Press released a Voltron: Defender of the Universe expansion set for their Monsterpocalypse battle miniatures game series in 2010.[72]

Video games[edit]

Voltron: Defender of the Universe (2011)[edit]

Main article: Voltron: Defender of the Universe (video game)

In December 2009, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment announced the first ever Voltron video game would be released on mobile phones in the US, including the iPhone. The game would have 30 levels and 6 acts, isometric gameplay and gamers will command robot lions to traverse the galaxy and take on King Zarkon's evil droid armies.[73] In 2011, Voltron: Defender of the Universe, produced by THQ and Behaviour Interactive, was developed for home console play. A 1-5 player co-op game, it was released on November 29, 2011, for the PlayStation Network and November 30, 2011, for the Xbox Live Arcade.[74] The First Trailer has been announced on IGN.com and tentatively priced at $10. Players will be able fight as the individual lions in an overhead shooter style gameplay to then form Voltron to take on Robeasts in a fighter style combat.[citation needed]

Voltron: Cubes of Olkarion (2019)[edit]

In 2018, NBCUniversal announced the video game Voltron: Cubes of Olkarion, the winner of their developer competition Universal GameDev Challenge that had offered game developers the opportunity to use some of Universal's IP.[75] In 2019, Voltron: Cubes of Olkarion, produced by indie game studio Gbanga, was made published on the Steam store in Early Access, the platform's experimental game program.[76] In the game, players compete in real-time player vs player (PvP) game battles by placing own and destroying opponent blocks with different features in a game board with a grid.[77]

Animation staff[edit]

  • Original story: Saburo Yatsude
  • Chief Director: Katsuhiko Taguchi
  • Character Designer & Chief Animation Director: Kazuo Nakamura
  • Episode Directors: Kazufumi Nomura, Kazuyuki Okaseko, Hiroshi Sasagawa, Katsuhiko Taguchi, Katsuhito Akiyama
  • Scenarists: Ryo Nakahara, Masaaki Sakurai, Susumu Takahisa
  • Music: Masahisa Takeichi (incidental), Asei Kobayashi (opening/closing themes)
  • Theme song performance (GoLion): Ichirou Mizuki (OP- Tatakae! Goraion, ED- Gonin de Hitotsu)
  • Production: Toei Animation Co., Ltd. / Toei Advertising Co. Ltd (credited as "Toei Agency")

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Toy voltron

Can you believe it’s been over 36 years?

On September 10, 1984, the animated Television series Voltron captivated kids’ imaginations in the US. In 2015 Voltron: Defender of the Universe movie was released by DreamWorks. The Voltron series was adapted from two different Japanese anime, Beast King GoLion (Lion Force Voltron first season) and Armored Fleet Dairugger XV (Vehicle Team Voltron second season consisting of a Voltron force of 15 members). GoLion means five lions, which combine into the super robotic universe defender Voltron.

King Alfus from the planet Arus had created the lion force Voltron, but the evil Haggar had divided the robot into five separate lions. Five peacekeeping space pilots (Keith, Lance, Hunk, Pidge, and Sven) searched and found the five robot lions. The legendary Voltron was reawakened (in Voltron III) to protect the planet Arus against King Zarkon from Doom, the witch Haggar and the robeasts army.

We have spent days tracking down the five lions and kids’ Voltron gear to help courageous Voltron fans compile the super robot Voltron for hours and hours of roleplaying fun. There is even a Voltron wallet to consider.

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Best Voltron Roleplay Action Set and Gear

Best Mask and Sword: Voltron Defender Gear Roleplay Set

Voltron Defender Gear Roleplay Set
With the Voltron Defender Gear Roleplay Set and your child’s imagination, the Voltron gear transforms your little boy or girl instantaneously into a Legendary defender. The mask and sword are designed for kids from 4 to 15 years old.

Gear up with Voltron Defender mask and sword to defend the universe against Zarkon and his evil Galra empire. The sword measures 16 ¾ inches, which is the perfect length for a preschooler to fight some battles. (The sword could be too short for parents who can’t resist trying out the gear.)

The mask has an elastic band that fits all heads, even adult Voltron defenders. Soft padding on the inside of the mask allows for a comfortable fit. You won’t recognize your little one; the mask covers your brave fighter’s face. When they look in the mirror, they will see a Voltron defender staring back at them.

Best Half-Mask and Bayard: Voltron Red Lion Defender Gear Roleplay Set

Voltron Electronic Transforming Role Play Sword

Fighting battles solo is fun, but sometimes you need the help of siblings and friends. The Voltron Red Lion Defender Gear Roleplay Set is the ideal companion to help fight Zarkon’s minions. The gear is made for kids from 4 years and up.

The Red Lion half-mask fits with an elastic band that works for all head sizes. The sword is the Red Bayard. The half mask is Red Lion’s face, but the sword belongs to Keith, Red Lion’s paladin. A child may roleplay wearing the sword and mask, or they can pretend-play with friends, the one wearing the Red Lion’s mask and the other roleplaying as Keith wielding the Red Bayard.

Best Electronic Voltron Sword: Voltron Electronic Transforming Role Play Sword

Voltron Electronic Transforming Role Play Sword

Image URLtThe motion-activated Voltron Electronic Sword emits 15 authenic phrases and sounds, bringing the television series battles to life. Your sword-swinging 4-year old, or your Voltron fan teen, may fight many battles with the 16-inch cutlass. If the action becomes too fierce, your little warrior can slide the lever and transform the sword into a 25 inches saber to defeat the Galra forces.

Best Voltron Apparel: Voltron I Like Big Bots Men’s Black T-Shirt

Voltron I Like Big Bots Men's Black T-Shirt with wording and Voltron design

The Voltron I Like Big Bots T-Shirt with its excellent graphics is the best gift for a Voltron teenager or dad to join in the fun. The T-shirt is made from 100% pre-shrunk cotton and fits men of all ages. Sizes vary from small to XX-large. If you do not like a tight fit, buy one size up.

Best Vintage Design: Voltron Men’s Distressed Vintage Graphic Design T-Shirt

Voltron Men’s Distressed Vintage Graphic Design T-Shirt
If your Voltron man prefers a more vintage look, the Voltron’s Men’s Distressed Vintage Graphic Design T-Shirt could be a great gift. The tag-less collar T-shirt is an officially licensed Voltron product and features Voltron and the five lions. Combining 50% cotton and 50% polyester fabric blend makes the T-shirt super soft against the skin. Washing instructions are printed on the inside of the T-shirt.

Best Colorful T-Shirts: Voltron Retro Defender Colorful Distressed Graphic T-Shirt

Should you prefer a Voltron

Voltron Retro Defender Colorful Distressed Graphic T-Shirt light blue

T-shirt in another color, the Voltron Retro Defender Colorful Distressed Graphic T-Shirt is available in slate, blue, dark heather, heather grey heather blue. The whole family can gear up in Voltron T-shirts; the sizes fit men, women, and kids.

The solid colors T-shirts are machine washable and dried at low heat. The lightweight classic fit T-shirt features a bottom hem and a double-needle sleeve.

Best Voltron Accessories: Voltron Defender of The Universe Bi-Fold Wallet

Voltron Defender of The Universe Bi-Fold Wallet

The Voltron Defender of the Universe Bi-Fold Wallet keeps your 7-year old’s money safe while fighting and defending the universe. The multi-colored wallet features slots for bills and cards for older Voltron fans. The wallet dimensions are 4 x 1 x 5 inches and weigh 0.4 pounds.

Voltron Toys from DreamWorks Movie and Television Series

Voltron Die-Cast Set: DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Exclusive Lions of Voltron Set

DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Exclusive Lions of Voltron Set

The DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Exclusive Lions of Voltron Set is the best Voltron toys for kids eight years and older. Assembled, the Voltron action figure stands about 8 inches tall and 12 inches with the wings facing upward. The size is perfect for collectors and not too small for an 8-year old.

Putting together the robot, Voltron requires skill, which means the lion toys are safe from younger siblings. Your third grader has the muscle control and motor skills to assemble the five lions into a Voltron action figure. The task may improve and strengthen coordination skills.

The package consists of the five lions that make up Voltron, the black lion, red lion, blue lion, green lion, and the yellow lion. The lions are made from quality die-cast metal parts and plastic. The product is sturdy and durable and consists of the right amount of metal to avoid the toy from toppling. The completed figure measures 8.5 x 13 x 8.5 inches. Three AAA batteries are needed to activate the 15+ articulation points.

The Voltron action figure also separates again into five lions. Some joints could be tight, like with any new toy, and will loosen with use. Make sure you push the legs until it clicks; otherwise, the legs may fall off. The wings rotate upwards in robot mode but do not flip from side to side.

Best Voltron Collectible: Toynami Voltron 30th Anniversary Collectors Action Figures Set

Toynami Voltron 30th Anniversary Collectors Action Figures Set

Celebrating the 30th Anniversary, the Toynami Voltron Collectors Action Figures Set is an awesome gift for collectors and Voltron fans. Combined, the Voltron action figures stands 11 inches tall. With the display stand, it is 13 inches tall. The toy is packaged in a classic retro-styled anniversary box.

The Voltron figure comes with the lion’s mouth blade accessory and a special signature Voltron badge. Discover the secret key (clue: the badge transforms into the key) to activate the sounds and lights features. Sounds included the legendary lion roar and the LED eyes in the Voltron Lion head, lights up.

The die-cast ABS construction is sturdy, and the five lions are fully transformable and can be separated again, just like in the show.

Top New Voltron 84 Combining Lion Action Figures

Each lion from the Voltron 84 series is a separate toy. Kids may enjoy the lion toys separately or combine them to form a new Voltron toy standing 16 inches tall.

Voltron Classic Combining Blue Lion Action Figure

Voltron Classic Combining Blue Lion Action Figure

The Voltron Classic Blue Lion forms the right leg of the Voltron figure. Lance piloted Blue Lion in Legendary Defender to find the cure to heal the princess. Blue Lion was the only one that could overcome the special magnetic field of the planet. Blue Lion is also piloted by others, including princess Allura.

Blue Lion comes with the Voltron Shield, a missile launcher, a laser cannon, and the famous jaw blade. With 15 points of articulation, the Blue Lion is ready for any challenge.

Voltron Classic Combining Yellow Action Figure

Voltron Classic Combining Yellow Action Figure

Hunk, the soft-hearted mechanic, pilot the Voltron Classic Yellow Lion action figure. Yellow Lion forms super robot Voltron’s left leg. When Voltron is away from planet Arus, Yellow Lion recharges Voltron by using solar cell wings.

Yellow Lion features a dual missile projectile launcher, a color-matched jaw blade, and the razor wheel.

Voltron Classic Black Lion Action Figure

Voltron Classic Black Lion Action Figure

Voltron Classic Black Lion forms the main part of Voltron’s body. Keith leads the Voltron force and pilots Black Lion in the original series. Black Lion features lights, sound effects, and articulate phrases from the original show that brings back nostalgic memories.

Black Lion forms Voltron’s chest and combined with the other legendary lion toys, more sounds are unlocked. When the five lions transform into the Voltron toy, over 60 sound effects and phrases emits from the new Voltron.

Voltron Classic Combining Green Action Figure

Voltron Classic Combining Green Action Figure

The Voltron Green Lion toy transforms into the left arm of Voltron. Piloted by the young genius Pidge, Green Lion forms Voltron’s shield. Before Black Lion was found, Green Lion was piloted by Keith in a previous series, and in the Voltron Force show, Vince piloted Green Lion.

Green Lion features a missile launcher that fires projectiles, a jaw blade, and a battering spike.

Voltron Legendary Red Lion

Voltron Legendary Red Lion

Voltron Legendary Red Lion forms the right arm of Voltron. Initially, Red Lion was piloted by Lance, and in the Legendary Defender show, Keith piloted Red Lion. In one episode of the Voltron series, Princess Allura piloted Red Lion when Lance was using Blue Lion to find a cure.

The Red Lion package includes part of Voltron’s sword and a speeder with pilot Keith. Red Lion features 18 points of articulation.

Voltron LEGO, DVDs, and Books

Best Lego Voltron: Lego Ideas Voltron Set

Lego Ideas Voltron Set

The Lego Voltron Building Kit may delight any child who loves Lego, or is a Voltron fan or, even better, both a Lego and Voltron fan! The 2321 pieces build the five lions from the DreamWorks Voltron: Legendary Defender series. The five lions connect and change into a Voltron figure that measures 15 x 5 x 8 inches.

Adventures await with the five lions or the combined Voltron robot. The authentic details, the shield, and silver-colored sword may inspire enthusiasts to recreate the original Japanese anime Voltron TV series or fight the battles in the modern DreamWorks Voltron: Legendary Defender series.

Best Voltron DVD: Voltron: Defender of the Universe – The Complete Original Series DVD

Defender of the Universe – The Complete Original Series DVD

Its movie night for Voltron fans! The Voltron: Defender of the Universe – The Complete Original Series DVD features both adventurous seasons of the original animated series plus a bonus feature Voltron: Fleet of Doom. Dressed in the Voltron gear and armed with the Voltron Lion toys, your kids are ready for an action-packed Voltron movie.

In Voltron: Lion Force, the five paladins find and unleash the robot Voltron. In Voltron: Vehicle Force, three teams of five pilots each protect the Galaxy Alliance’s deep-space expedition from the evil Drule Empire.

Best Voltron Book: The Voltron Legendary Defender Chapter Book Collection

The Voltron Legendary Defender Chapter Book Collection

The Voltron Legendary Defender Chapter Book Collection is one of the best gift ideas for kids who love everything Voltron. The collectible boxed set includes the first four Voltron Legendary Defender chapter books: The Rise of Voltron, Battle for the Black Lion, Space Mall, and The Blade of Marmora.

The author, Patrick Spaziante, is an American comic book and children’s book illustrator. He is known for his Archie Comics and the interior pencil and cover work for Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic X, and Sonic Universe.

Siblings and friends may enjoy the stories together. The reading level of the 256 pages is for 5-9 years, which means it is easy enough that older kids can read to younger ones.

Toys for the Voltron Fan Who Already Has Everything

Funko Pop Animation Voltron Red Paladin Keith Bundle

Funko Pop Animation Voltron Red Paladin Keith Bundle

Suppose you were looking for a complete set of the six Voltron paladins and Voltron. In that case, the Voltron Funko Pop Animation collectible figures are one of the best buys for Voltron enthusiasts. Each pop figure is packaged separately, which makes it fun to collect.

The stylized collectible stands 3.75 inches tall. The collectible toy comes with a PopShield Pop Protector with extra thick acid-free PET plastic. The PopShield is covered with an easy-peel protective film to ensure you receive it scratch-free. With a push-lock tab, the Pop is securely protected inside.

Keith pilots Black Lion and is the commander of the Lion Force. He is a great leader who protects his team against all evil forces. Complete the team with the rest of the paladins: Lance, Hunk, Pidge, Princess Allura, and Shiro. The set won’t be complete without the 6-inch Funko Pop Voltron Collectible Figure.

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Voltron toys

Voltron is the name of a giant robot in a cartoon television series that features a team of space explorers known as the Voltron Force. The space explorers pilot robot lions who join together to form the giant robot with which they defend their galaxy from evil.

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Initially produced as a joint venture between World Events Productions and Toei Animation, the original television series aired in syndication from September 10, 1984 to November 18, 1985 as "Voltron: Defender of the Universe".

Voltron is one of the best known and popular Super Robots around the world and many versions of the characters have been produced all around the globe.

Lionbot

The Lion Voltron robot toy was also widely released as Lionbot which was essentially a Hong Kong produced bootleg version of the toy, identical to the Godaikin version.

Toynami is the current license-holder and Trendmasters had the license in the mid-to-late '90s.

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