The original plan was to introduce Albegas into the Voltron universe as the third portion of the Voltron: Defender of the Universe series, but due to negative viewer reaction to the Dairugger XV-derived portion of the series, the plan was ultimately scrapped. Albegas toys were still released, however, as "Voltron II" (a.k.a., "Gladiator Voltron") in the Matchbox Voltron toy line.

The show did air in other countries under the name Voltron 2.

A few english episodes aired in test market syndication but was not big with kids.