Playmates Toys and DreamWorks Animation announce they are collaborating on a new toy line based on DWA’s upcoming series Voltron: Legendary Defender, a reimagining of the classic animation property. The show will bow as a Netflix Original Series this year, and as master toy licensee Playmates is planning to launch the new line in spring 2017.
“We are excited to work with DreamWorks Animation on the resurgence of such a beloved brand, and are looking forward to providing nostalgic fans and new audiences with a heroic space adventure toy line,” said Thomas Chan, CEO of Playmates Toys. “We are dedicated to developing an innovative line of toys that will bring the series to life, allowing fans to be immersed in the epic adventures of Voltron, as the team liberates the universe.”
Voltron: Legendary Defender follows five unsuspecting teenagers as they are transported from Earth into the middle of a sprawling, intergalactic war and become pilots of five mystical robotic lions in a battle to protect the universe from evil. Harnessing the power of teamwork, their machines are able to unite to form Voltron: a towering robotic warrior that represents the last, best hope for the triumph of good.