Thanks to Netflix, a new generation of fans are being brought into the world of Voltron (with the release of Voltron Legendary Defenders Season 3 just dropping this morning!). Back in the 1980s, kids could play with a special die-cast set of all the tigers and combine them into a tall Voltron set. It was cool, but it was also very expensive so few kids had them and they are highly collectible now. With so many new toys hitting the market, it’s time for a new Voltron set anyone can afford and play with, so LEGO has come to the rescue by approving a fanmade set of the legendary hero!
Well folks, after a long, long time in movie development limbo, it appears that the classic 1980’s animated television show Voltron: Defender of the Universe is finally moving slowly forward thanks to Universal Pictures. (more…)
It’s easy to imagine two kids on the playground arguing about which group would come out on top if the Voltron team (Keith, Lance, Pidge, Hunk, and Princess Allura) fought the Power Rangers‘ Megazord. Now those two kids can find out because Youtuber ismahawk and crew have gone full fan(boy & girl) fight in making this incredibly fun video. Seriously, it isn’t often that one finds something that they unknowingly needed to fill a hidden void in their lives. Start your weekend off right and check it out below. (more…)
Originally airing on September 10, 1984, Voltron: Defender of the Universe was the first Voltron series, heavily edited from the more gruesome Beast King GoLion from Japan. The basic premise — five robots combine into one to fight evil. 30 sum years later, the property is still going strong – even after failed revivals like 1998’s Voltron: The Third Dimension (which most fans despise) and 2011’s Voltron Force (which fans just didn’t watch at all). But Voltron is back in full force, thanks to Dreamworks Animation and Netflix Voltron reboot: Voltron Legendary Defender. The 11 episode rebootening which hit earlier this summer, tells of Voltron second coming – with 5 unlikely Teenagers transported from Earth to become pilots for ancient robotic lions during an intergalactic war.
Legendary Defender sparks the child within all. It does what it was meant to do, bridging the 80’s 90’s till this generation. It also bring’s the giant super robot genre back to a lighter perspective. The Voltron Force is a bright rag tag crew learning to work together as they face dark elements. It’s a rework of the original story and characters but it, well, works! Fans are digging it big time. And right now, the conversation is “where the hell is season 2?” (more…)
Time for your weekly dose of the fantastic fandom-based art that’s hit the web this week with your Nerd Art Dump. Each and every week we pick and choose through the masses of prints and pics on the digital frontier to give you nothing but the best to fill your geek needs. So on with the dump.
ABOVE: Civil War by Orlando Arocena. (more…)
Netflix, along with DreamWorks Animation is bringing back Voltron: Legendary Defender to the small screen. The team behind The Legend of Korra, Joaquim Dos Santos and Lauren Montgomery are in charge of this latest incarnation of Voltron so there is hope for a well done series that takes Voltron fans to new places while remaining true to the Voltron mythos. We’ve seen the teaser and posters, now check out the first trailer for the new series that hits Netflix in June. (more…)
It’s already a proven fact that Netflix has produced some great original content. Some examples are House of Cards and Orange is the New Black. Well, it seems like things are about to get better for the streaming service because it was announced earlier today that Netflix and Dreamworks “announced an expansion of their multi-year distribution deal that will see several new DreamWorks Animation properties debuting on the streaming service.” Included in this deal are a reimagining of Voltron: Defenders of the Universe and a new fantasy series from Guillermo del Toro called Trollhunters.
Now that 2015 has fully rung itself in, let’s make with something new in the way of an all new Loot Crate! If you haven’t already heard, subscription box services are quickly becoming a popular ‘thing‘ and Loot Crate is arguably one of the more popular ones available. Once a month, and for less than $20 USD including shipping, the guys and gals at Loot Crate fill up a little black box with geeky nerdy little things just for you! Pretty sweet of them if you ask me. Plus, they promise that each box will be of at least $40 USD in value!
Now, before you grumble about how they clearly sent this to me for free, (and I will obviously say nice fluffy, buttery things about them for doing that) they didn’t. I am paying for this service, so my twenty bucks (well… more like $30 since I am a Canadian, but anyway,) my cash is on the line just like yours. Did January’s Loot Crate satiate my nerdy cravings? Will I find what my geeky heart desires? Let’s open the thing up and see… (more…)
Each and every week we scour the Internet for nothing but the best in nerdy art. We leave no digital stone unturned, we poke and prod every nook and cranny of the Interwebz. Why? Because we love you, and we love to bring you weekly feed of nerd art.
On with the dump!
Above: Based out of Tokyo, artist Mike Wrobel wondered what it would have been like for the cast of Game of Throne to be set in the decade of Nintendo and cocaine, the 1980s. What resulted was a perfect collection of the notable cast who seem to fit quite well into the decade, with Joffrey still trying to be tough and Daenerys now being the “mother of ferrets.” [Neatorama]
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Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOVE: 5 nerds took 10 months of planning, purchasing, and research and two months of actual construction to make this multi person Voltron cosplay. Voltron, defender of virginity. [Neatorama]