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Voltron Reforms for Kids, Not Adults Pretending to Be Them

Voltron, the popular eighties cartoon and toy line, is being revived by Nicktoons and Mattel with a brand-new animated series and toy line called Voltron Force. This is notable because it confirms a trend favoring relaunching eighties-toy franchises with small children in mind rather than rebooting them with big-budget movies aimed at nostalgic older fans, as with Transformers and G.I. Joe. This is good news for little boys, and bad news for anyone hoping for a very serious hard sci-fi film about a giant robot made out of mechanical lions. [Variety]

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