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Baikanfu (バイカンフー) is a Machine Robo mecha from Cronos. Linked to the Wolf Sword and bearing a Wolf Emblem, it can be summoned by Rom Stol as a further weapon for the threats Kenryū cannot handle, using the Pile Formation to surrounded both. At 5.76m tall and weighing 59 tons, Baikanfu is larger than most of the other Machine Robo, and can reach speeds of Mach 1. It is sometimes called Vikung-Fu.

"Heaven, Earth, Fire and Water, grant me the power!"

—Rom Stol summoning Baikanfu



Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos cartoon[edit]

Baikanfu was a totem linked to the Wolf Sword, taking the form of a statue in Kirai Stol's cave retreat on Cronos. When Kirai was killed by the Gyandlar his Wolf Sword passed to his son Rom, who used it to summon Baikanfu when Kenryū was unable to combat the combined form of the Devil Satan 6. Rising Storm - the Fighting Style of Justice!. As Rom, his sister Leina and their friends Blue Jet, Rod Drill and Triple Jim set off to search Cronos for Wolf Emblems to drive Gadess and his Gyandlar invaders from the planet, he would frequently call upon Baikanfu to combat major threats, including further encounters with Devil Satan 6 Wolf Sword! Call Forth the Thunder of Courage! Steal the Metal Laster! Devil Trap - The Enslaved Village. Baikanfu was also used to vanquish the Gyandlar captains Mizuchi The Rock People and Mizuchi the Mysterious Dragon, Jingi Sophia, Warrior Woman of the Leo Clan, Gillman (with help from Kraken) The Demon Sea of the Lost Civilization of Mu, Girandor Dash Out, Tank Trancer!, Iron Sand Defeat Bug, the User of Darkness!, Casmodon Pledging Love on the Great River, Black Legend of the Elmedia Hero, Jingi Mark 2 Burn and Run, Brother and Sister Warriors!, Giant Guilder Sending Love to the Horizon, Preacher Phantom Monk Preacher's Challenge and battling Grujios until he could be sent into a black hole. The Demonic Castle - Farewell Grujios.


After further battles against Black Bass Run Through the Race of Death!, Gelvar Run Through the Race of Death!, Nerve The Heart of a Protecting Angel, Rockdon Rockgiran versus Rockdon and Magmanian Underneath a Burning Sky Baikanfu became a vital part of the Machine Robo arsenal at Emerald City, battling Devil Satan 6, Diondra, Garudi and the other Gyandlar forces sent against the city and later the Battle Base. Baikanfu was seemingly negated when Garudi captured Rom's Wolf Sword Secret Valley of the Fossil Men but regained it during the final Machine Robo assault on Gadess' mothership, beating Diondra, Devil Satan 6 and seemingly Gadess himself. However, it was all a trap, leaving Baikanfu and the cream of the Machine Robo forces trapped in a melting throne room onboard the ship while the real Gadess escaped with the four elements of the Hyribead. Baikanfu - Cry of Anger! Baikanfu was left battling Garudi but was eventually able to release Rom's brother Guardi Stol from his imprisonment inside the armour. Mighty Fortress, Heavenly Sword - Jet Don't Die!. They were freed from the trap by Jet, and after Rom was finally able to destroy Gadess thanks to the sacrifice of Guardi, Baikanfu reverted to a statue on Cronos. The Final Battle of Cronos


Machine Robo: Battle Hackers cartoon[edit]

After the Machine Robo left Cronos and passed a dimensional gateway they re-emerged as the citizens of the Algo Republic on Electronic Planet B-1, where Baikanfu was transformed into a near-mythical historical figure. His heroic deeds and strength were regularly cited by the Algo Army computer RIM to inspire the troops in their battles against the Gurendos.


Leina Stol in Wolf Sword Legend OVAs[edit]

After freeing the Machine Robo and seeing them on their way from Electronic Planet B-1, Rom Stol and his friends came under attack from Velt Zaruk. He froze Blue Jet, Rod Drill and Triple Jim before attacking Rom, destroying the Star Sword. Thankfully Leina soon arrived from Earth and returned the Wolf Sword to Rom, who was able to call up Baikanfu and defeat the villain. Leina Stol in Wolf Sword Legend II Later after Rom was killed by Baltun on Ursus the evil wizard taunted Leina with a corrupt version of Baikanfu, among other visions. She overcame the torment to defeat him and save the planet. Leina Stol in Wolf Sword Legend III



Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos[edit]

Baikanfu was released in Bandai's Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos toyline. The figure does not conventionally convert; instead it consists of a small robot (Rom Stol), a medium robot (Kenryū) and a large robot (Baikanfu). These can either be used separately or merged together like a set of Matryoshka dolls, with the engineering allowing a certain amount of articulation to be carried through. The toy is an extensive retool of the DX Gardian from Popy's Chogokin series; while the complex mechanisms are largely unchanged just about every bit of robot has been resculpted. As a side-effect, Baikanfu is considerably more durable than Gardian due to the replacement of the metallic-swirl blue plastic that made up much of the largest robot in the original release, a material which was notoriously fragile. Other changes included the elimination of the smallest robot's ability to open up and reveal a rubber figure; instead the Machine Robo version was fixed shut. Unlike in the anime, the figure's Shield of Justice is scaled to Baikanfu rather than Kenryū. Retailing at ¥6000, it was one of the most expensive figures in the series.
  • The toy was never released outside of Japan.


Soul of Chogokin[edit]

  • Baikanfu (2007)
    • ID number: GX-39
    • Accessories: small Wolf Sword, medium Wolf Sword, large Wolf Sword, Shield of Justice, weapons stand
Baikanfu was released in Bandai's Soul of Chogokin toyline in November 2007. Like all Soul of Chogokin figures it features metal and ABS plastic parts and a general ethos of "money is no object". The figure is an all-new tooling more closely following the stylings and proportions of the anime series, but retains the full functionality of the "nesting" feature from the original. Notably Rom Stol is considerably more human-looking than on the previous version of the toy, while the Shield of Justice is scaled to be used by Kenryū. The set also contained the first-ever action figure of Leina Stol scaled to Rom (though due to her slightly smaller size and different engineering she cannot be placed inside Kenryū) and a trio of Wolf Swords, each scaled to match each stage of the figure, and a weapons stand that could hold all the accessories and features a Wolf Symbol. The set's original RRP was ¥19,800. It costs a lot, lot, lot more on the second-hand market now, though.


ES Gokin[edit]

  • Baikanfu (2011)
    • ID number: 07
    • Accessories: small Wolf Sword, medium Wolf Sword, large Wolf Sword, Shield of Justice, Star Sword, sword holding fist, closed fist (2), open hand fist (2), spread palm fist (2), Kenryū closed fist (2), Kenryū spread palm fist (2), Rom forearm (2), Leina hair, light insert
Baikanfu was released in Artstorm/Fewture Models' ES Gokin toyline in 2011. Fittingly it was a retooled version of Gardian from the same line. It is a super-deformed version of the character; despite its' proportions and small size the toy still retains the Pile Formation that is the character's trademark, coming with similarly cutesified versions of Kenryū and Rom Stol that can nest inside, as well as a figure of Leina Stol. Alternately they can be displayed alongside Baikanfu, and a black plastic inner piece can be put inside Baikanfu to allow his eyes to light up. The set also includes three alternate sets of fists for Baikanfu and an appropriately scaled Wolf Sword. The set retailed at ¥8,800.



  • Baikanfu (2020)
    • ID number: P+ 04
    • Accessories:
Baikanfu was released in Artstorm/Fewture Models' Pose+ range of licenced mecha figures in December 2020, designed by Awaken Studio. Like other toys in the range it is a mix of metal and ABS plastic parts. It is an all-new 13-inch tall figure with a high emphasis on cartoon accuracy and display, and includes new versions of Kenryū and Rom Stol which can be placed inside. All have excellent articulation and a plethora of accessories. It is roughly in scale with Action Toys' Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos figures. The set retailed at ¥63,800 (around US$550) though, so don't get too excited.



Machine Robo Gum Model Kit[edit]

  • Baikanfu (Machine Robo Series, 1986)
A plastic model kit of Baikanfu was produced by Bandai in 1986. While this needed some assembly it straddled the line between a model kit and a toy, retaining a simplified version of the Pile Formation with plastic versions of Kenryū and Rom Stol. Some parts used chromed plastic, and while only two colours of plastic were otherwise used at least they were broadly accurate, while a sheet of stickers were included to help things along. It would, however, require painting to look like the back-of-box picture. The kit retailed at ¥200, and as the name suggests included gum.

A completed, painted example of the kit.

Machine Robo Series Model Kits[edit]

  • Baikanfu (Machine Robo Series, 1986)
    • ID number: 3
A Snapfit plastic model kit of Baikanfu was produced by Bandai in 1986. The kit required no glue and featured large stickers for detail, though paint would be required to make it accurate to the toy or animation model. It included a smaller figure of Kenryū which could be placed inside Baikanfu.

Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos Choco-Corn[edit]

  • Baikanfu (Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos, 1986)
    • ID number: 2
A small plastic model kit version of Baikanfu was issued by Bandai in 1986 as part of their Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos line of models, distributed with Morinaga & Company's Choco-Corn candy. Baikanfu was a non-transforming figurine. The detail of the model very closely followed the toy version, though the kit itself was cast in a single colour of plastic and would require extensive painting to look anything like the picture included on the leaflet. Like the rest of the range, the model retailed at ¥100.
  • The Choco-Corn figures were never issued outside of Japan.


Baikanfu was released in SEN-TI-NEL's Vulcanlog line in August 2016. It is a PVC/ABS figure that uses Kaiyodo's licenced Revoltech joints system to provide a highly articulated figure. The figure retailed at ¥7,980.


Super Mini Pla[edit]

Baikanfu was released in Bandai's Super Mini Pla line in March 2020. It is a highly detailed plastic model kit of Baikanfu, Kenryū and Rom Stol, all capable of nestling in the trademark Pile Formation. The model is pre-painted - and very expensive.


  • Baikanfu's appearances in Machine Robo: Battle Hackers were entirely in flashback, and illustrated using stock footage from Revenge of Cronos. Baikanfu was originally planned to appear in the series as an active character, presumably towards the later half of the series.
  • A concept for a new toy, tentatively named "Baikanfu Mk. 2", appears in Machine Robo Wedge, and features not only the original's Pile Formation nesting system but also a transformation into a spaceship. Whether the smaller versions would have been Rom Stol and Kenryū is unknown but given the events of Leina Stol in Wolf Sword Legend II it's a fair bet. What exactly stopped this plan is unknown but if the toy made it that far it would likely have been clobbered by the dreadful sales of the large Battle Hackers figures and the subsequent switch to the Winner Robo.
  • Baikanfu was named Courageoux in the French Revenge of the GoBots dub and Vikung-Fu in the Central Park Media subtitled American DVD releases.