Alphabitz Art Show

Two of our favorite pop culture artists working today are undoubtedly Tom Whalen and Dave Perillo. We’ve featured their work when they’ve had shows together, and we’ve even featured them when they tackle two different animated shows for adults. Now they’re back for another team show, this time delivering the ABCs of pop culture in a new show called Alphabitz.

Alphabitz does exactly what you would expect it to by having Tom Whalen and Dave Perillo create pop culture pieces inspired by the alphabet. For example, there’s P for Predator, V for Voltron, B for BB-8 and much more. But beyond having these familiar characters from pop culture representing a letter, what they’re doing is also indicative of the letter chosen, which makes for some goofy scenarios, like Freddy Krueger filing his nails in France, or Dracula driving Miss Daisy in a Dodge.

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Voltron LEGO

We’ve featured plenty of custom LEGO sets here, but only a handful of them get a legitimate shot at being turned into real sets that end up on the shelves of toy stores around the world. Thanks to the creation of LEGO Ideas, master builders have a chance at having LEGO fans vote on which custom sets they’d like to see go in front of the board that decides which of the sets get turned into official LEGO products. One of those sets has been given the greenlight.

Soon LEGO builders will be able to assemble five lion robots to form the giant robot known as Voltron: The Defender of the Universe. That’s right, an official LEGO Voltron set has been approved, and if you missed it the first time around when we featured it as a custom creation last spring, you can check out images below. Read More »

voltron legendary defender season 3 trailer

There are so many series to watch on Netflix and so little time. But one that has probably slipped under your radar is Voltron: Legendary Defender, the little animated series that could. Now on its third season, airing only eight months after the second season dropped its episodes on the streaming service, Voltron has released an action-packed, angsty trailer for its newest batch of episodes.

While the first and second season were fairly easy entryways into the animated reboot of the ’80s mecha-fighter series, the third season relies heavily on the story and character development built up for the last 20-some episodes. But seriously, they’re only half-hour episodes, you can catch up in a day and see the new season ASAP.

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voltron next power rangers

While Power Rangers is go-going to the top of the box office and into a six-year franchise, we’re left wondering what other beloved shows could be morphing their way to the big screen. And could the success of Power Rangers signal the adaptation of similarly kitschy team-centric shows — often from our Saturday morning lineup?

Here are a few properties ripe for adaptation that have been floundering in development hell, but may get the kickstart they need after Power Rangers’ box office success.

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voltron legendary defender season 2

Netflix has released the first trailer for the second season of Voltron: Legendary Defender, which is officially set to arrive on the streaming service later this month. So if you have an appetite for more robot-fueled intergalactic action, you’re in luck.

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live-action voltron movie

Hollywood has been trying to make a Voltron live-action movie for more than a decade now, which makes me skeptical that it will happen. But the success of the Netflix animated series Voltron: Legendary Defender means that they are going to try to bring this big giant robot to the big screen once again. Hit the jump to learn more about this new live-action Voltron movie adaptation.

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Voltron Season 2

Dreamworks Animation and Netflix announced at their San Diego Comic-Con panel yesterday that Voltron Legendary Defender has been renewed for a second season. The critically acclaimed animated series will return for a second season in late 2016. DreamWorks also announced the release of a soundtrack for season one of the show, featuring 11 tracks from series is now available on iTunes. Hit the jump to read the full press release to learn more about Voltron season 2.
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Toy Story Voltron

There’s plenty of merchandise out there bringing the characters of Toy Story into the bedrooms of plenty of children who will play with them until they grow up and get rid of them, making millions of sad little Toy Story 3 narratives come to life. But you’ve never seen a piece of Toy Story merchandise like this.

Tamashii Nations has created a Chogokin combiner that has five different characters from Toy Story combine to form their own Voltron. That’s right, you can take Woody, Rex, Bullseye, Hamm and Slinky Dog and form them into one big robot. See the Toy Story Voltron below! Read More »

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The Toy Box is a weekly feature at /Film that will round up some of the newest and coolest collectibles, decorations, gadgets and other memorabilia that you nerds might want for your shelves.

This week we’ve got some new Star Trek goodies for the 50th anniversary, including a new Barbie doll set and an exclusive bobbelhead diorama coming to San Diego Comic-Con. In addition, there’s a great new Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure movie set that comes with an action figure of George Carlin as Rufus, new Funko POP Vinyls for Power Rangers and Preacher, and a few new Star Wars items, including a couple featuring BB-8.

See all that and more in The Toy Box after the jump.

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voltron legendary defender trailer

As I’ve written before, Voltron is one of those things that just escaped me when I was growing up. I have zero strong opinions on this universe and its characters, but I certainly understand the passion that so many other people feel for it. So I can only judge the new Voltron: Legendary Defender trailer as an outsider. It will be up to you, longtime Voltron fan, to cast the deciding verdict on whether or not Netflix and DreamWorks Animation have captured this world.

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