World Event Prods and Classic Media have scrapped the idea of bringing ‘Voltron: Defender of the Universe’ to the big screen and instead plans on relaunching the popular 1980′s show on Nicktoons and a toy line from Mattel.
Starting 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.
Mattel will tie-in with the anniversary to launch toys based on the classic “Voltron” range, as well as action figures and playsets that revolve around an edgier, modernized robot. There is no date on when the toys will hit shelves.
Smart move considering Hasbro did the same thing with Transformers and G.I. Joe. It obviously worked for them!