Maybe because it had a relatively strong lead female character, maybe because it had some hunky dudes, maybe because everyone just likes lions, I'm not sure. But when I was growing up Voltron was one of the few series the girls in my class liked almost as much as the boys.
We're all being catered for today as grown-ups then, as the cast has been reimagined by artist Josh Burns as some very realistic dreamboats.
Well, most of the cast. There's only so much you can do with Pidge.
You can see the complete cast at the link below.
Voltron [Josh Burns, via Laughing Squid]