Voltron - Called the "King of the
Robots," Voltron was a giant robot created to defend the planet Arus
from attack on the sci-fi adventure VOLTRON, DEFENDER OF THE
UNIVERSE/SYN/1984; THE NEW ADVENTURES OF VOLTRON/SYN/1997 (reissued
title); and VOLTRON: THE THIRD DIMENSION/SYN/1998.
When Zarkon and the evil witch Hagar attacked planet Arus, Hagar's
enchanted bursts of energy broke Voltron into five pieces that
The blue lion fell into a lake, the red into a volcano, the green
into a forest, the yellow into the desert and the black lion rested
upon a stone daze in the guise of a rock sculpture.
Members of the Voltron Force
Five visitors to the planet volunteered to reunite the robot parts
into Voltron. They were called the Voltron Force: Keith, the leader
of the team (in black lion); Sven, second-in-command (the original
pilot of the blue lion); Alurra (the second pilot of the blue
Lance (in red lion); Pidge, the youngest (in green lion); and Hunk
(in yellow lion).
Each member controlled the interior cockpits of each lion; and each
had one-fifth the power of the original Voltron. United, their
strength increase five fold.
Set in the 25th century, the Voltron series was produced in Japan
for World Events Productions.
TRIVIA NOTE: A Reebok sneaker dubbed “The Voltron
Collection.” sold five classic
Reebok models all representing a different lion from the 1980s animated
television series: Court Victory (Black Lion) Pump Omni Lite (Yellow Lion)
Ventilator ( Blue Lion) ERS Racer (Green Lion) and the Insta Pump
Fury ( Red Lion).
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