Comic-Con 2016: Bandai Reveals ‘Chogokin Voltron,’ Announces ‘The Wait Is Over’ To Fans

Patricia Villaceran - Author
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Jul. 11 2016, Updated 12:43 a.m. ET

As the Comic-Con 2016 draws closer, Bandai made it a point to present an early teaser to their fans.

According to Crunchyroll, Bandai took to Twitter to announce the reveal of their “Chogokin Voltron.” Chogokin means “super alloy” and it is comparable to Marvel Comic’s adamantium.

The Chogokin is also an iconic figure for Bandai since it was the building material for the popular character, Mazinger Z. Back in the ’70s, the term “Chogokin” was also used by Bandai to describe metal-related figures.

During this year’s Comic-Con International: San Diego, Bandai is introducing a Chogokin-made Voltron.

Die-hard Voltron fans were pleased by the announcement and excited to see what Bandai has in store for the popular character.

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Voltron: Defender of the Universe is an American animated show about astronauts and a giant super robot named Voltron. The show was a joint venture between World Events Production and Toei Animation.

Voltron: Defender of the Universe has been a success. During its first syndication back in 1984. It has 72 episodes and it has becomes one of the best animated series in the U.S. for two years. It also had two follow-up series and a 1-hour special. Voltron also had a comic book extension.

In the 2000s Voltron was brought back to life during its 20th Anniversary. DVD episodes of Voltron were made available in Australia. Because of the 2-decade anniversary, it had the special Lion Force Voltron Collection. Each DVD box has the color and the style of the lions with the metallic highlight in the DVD case.

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