Friday, April 22, 2011

Go Voltron Force

What's the ad for?
Voltron toys
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The scoop
Here is something I didn't know. The Voltron cartoon was actually a re-cut mix of two Japanese cartoons Beast King GoLion and Armored Fleet Dairugger XV. This was done by Peter Keefe. See his picture below. Now that's a mustache!
The source material was heavily edited to get rid of the violent scenes and with no way to translate the originals from Japanese, the plot was primarily surmised  and all new dialog was created. Voltron is credited with introducing Japanese style animation to North American audiences.

The toys were pretty cool together but kind of lacked something when solo. I only had the red cat which made up the right arm. Poor me...

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