3-Wheel Buggy Robo

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3-Wheel Buggy Robo or Three-Wheel Buggy Robo (三輪さんりんバギーロボ) is a Machine Robo from Romulos.

In robot mode he is 2.3 metres tall, weights 2.1 tonnes, and is armed with an Ionoid Supersonic Cannon. In vehicle mode his top speed is 164 km/h.

Fiction[edit | edit source]

Machine Robo packaging[edit | edit source]


3-Wheel Buggy Robo was off-roading when a spiky Dogra bike fired at him. Shedding his wheels, he changed to robot mode and prepared to face the attacker. 3-Wheel Buggy Robo instructions

Toys[edit | edit source]


Machine Robo[edit | edit source]

Machine Robo Series[edit | edit source]

  • 3-Wheel Buggy Robo (Machine Robo Series, 1984)
    • ID number: MR-30
    • Accessories: front wheel, rear wheels (2)
3-Wheel Buggy Robo was the 30th figure in Bandai's Machine Robo Series and transforms from robot to Honda ATC90 off-road trike. The vehicle mode is unusually unconvincing for Machine Robo, very much looking like a robot doing a sit-up. The figure also suffers from parts forming, with all three wheels simply being removed as part of the transformation and having nowhere to go in robot mode. Metal ball joints give 3-Wheel Buggy Robo decent shoulder articulation but his legs can't be moved much without collapsing due to the way they split in half down the middle. Indeed, the weight of the rest of the robot mode is largely needed to keep them in position as the leg part do not actually peg together.
  • From 1986 onwards 3-Wheel Buggy Robo was repackaged on a blister card. The figure itself was unchanged.
  • The figure was never released outside of Japan for unknown reasons. Possibly because he is an absolutely lousy toy.

Notes[edit | edit source]

3-wheel buggy robo prototype.jpg
  • A prototype version of 3-Wheel Buggy Robo shown in a Bandai catalogue featured additional black and silver paint, different stickers, and balloon tyres.
  • Mr. Moto may have been a prototype version of 3-Wheel Buggy Robo, unless Bandai planned to produce a pair of Machine Robo Series Honda ATCs in close proximity. It is difficult to tell which one is the worst toy.