Just in time for Voltron's 30th anniversary celebration, Van Nuys, Calif. toy maker Toynami, Inc. announces it has acquired the license to produce toys and collectibles for the Classic Media and World Event Productions brand. Toynami, who takes over the Voltron license from Mattel, Inc., is no stranger to the Voltron brand, having previously produced a wide array of Voltron merchandise including bookends, block-style figures, and die-cast collectibles. The toymaker's plans for 2014 include a 24-inch Jumbo Voltron and a high-detail transformable die-cast collectible, among others.
Dynamite's Voltron prequel series continues with Voltron: Year One #2. Their cover blown, Space Explorer Squadron #686 is trapped behind enemy lines, and the prisoner they've been tasked with retrieving is not what they thought he was. And with his friends and teammates pinned down and running out of time, will Keith and Hunk disobey orders and risk everything to save them? Only one thing is certain...central command deliberately misled Sven and his team about their target and his critical role within the Galaxy Alliance, and they're now fighting for their lives as a result. If #686 can make it back alive, there'll be hell to pay. Voltron: Year One #2 is on comic stands everywhere and is also available for digital download.
Mattel's Voltron Classics line got off to a great start with the Red Lion and Lance set selling out within the first day, on Matty Collector. Reviewer extraordinaire Pixel Dan takes an in-depth look at the second Lion / pilot pair in the Voltron Classics line, the Yellow Lion and Hunk. If you thought the Red Lion was big, wait until you see how enormous the Yellow Lion is. The Yellow Lion and Hunk go on sale April 16 on Matty Collector. We'll soon be one step closer to forming Voltron!
Voltron: Year One, the second series in Dynamite Entertainment's Voltron comic portfolio, debuts today. Writer Brandon Thomas--who authors Dynamite's Voltron series--teams up with artist Craig Cermak to chronicle the events of Space Explorer Squadron #686, before Arus and before Voltron. The prequel series follows the exploits of four young men, led by Commander Sven, tasked with keeping the Earth safe and the skies clear in a universe growing more and more dangerous every day. Voltron: Year One is available, now, at your local comic shop and same-day-as-print digital download.
Past and present collide as the scope of King Zarkon's terrible plan unfolds, revealing just what forced him to leave Earth so long ago in search of absolute revenge. Only the ghost of a friend long lost can convince him to turn away from Doom and honor the sacrifices once made on his behalf. Time is running out for everyone, as the Voltron Force storms the castle in their most dangerous rescue mission yet. Generation Voltron goes penultimate, everything coming together one last time before coming apart all over again... Dynamite Entertainment's Voltron #4 is available at comic shops and same-day-as-print digital download, now.
We've had our fair share of superhero movies over the last decade. From Batman to Spider-Man, G.I. Joe to the Transformers just about every iconic brand that defined what it meant to be a kid growing up in the '80s has made its way to the big-screen--except Voltron. Finally, at last years Voltron Resurgent panel at Comic-Con came confirmation that a live-action Voltron movie is in the works. Whiles fans wait more news on the Voltron movie front--no confirmed release date--director Alex Albrecht, of TechTV and Diggnation fame, bridges the gap with his short film titled Voltron: The End. Albrecht's short depicts Red Lion pilot Lance, unconscious and separated from the rest of the Lion Force, after a fierce battle against King Zarkon's forces and includes a surprise ending that you must see!
Vehicle Voltron fans, you're finally getting some love your way. After nearly two years in development, Miracle Productions has announced its fully transforming, 13-inch tall, die-cast vehicle Voltron will be released April 30. Comprised of 60 percent metal, vehicle Voltron is fully articulated and includes alternate hands, weapons and sword. Voltron can be broken down into the 15 individual vehicles of the air, land and sea teams (5 vehicles per team), which also combine to form their respective team's larger machine. Toy Freakz has vehicle Voltron available for $249.99 with a special limited edition die-cast blazing sword for those who pre-order.