Battle Base

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The Battle Base (バトルベース) is a mobile base used by Machine Robo.



Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos cartoon[edit]

After Emerald City was reduced to ruins by Gadess Escape from the Underground - Pro Truck Racer Appears! the Machine Robo needed a new base of operations, and so construction began on the Battle Base, with Min among those who arrived to help build it. Baikanfu Disappears in Space Once it was completed Bike Robo began to drill troops to man the fortress, which soon became a hub for their plans and the search for the Hyribead. Soon after it began operations, the Machine Robo recruited Ruby Man and the Rock People to their cause, while a secure chamber was made to hold the Dragon Helmet. The Secret of the Jewel People. After Amber Man joined their cause the Phoenix Armor was also held there, while control mechanisms for Rockdon and Rockgiran were also created. Grujios took possession of Harley Robo and attempted to steal the Hyribead elements from the base, releasing the monsters to cause a distraction. It was a partial success as he was able to take over Leina Stol and escape with the Phoenix Armor, with Rom Stol being able to prevent the Dragon Helmet from being stolen, while Harley Robo was able to deactivate Rockgiran before it was able to destroy Land Commander 5 and the base's powerplant. Close Call, Land Commander 5! The base became a regular site for Rom and the other high-ranking Machine Robo for their councils of war, but this meant when Grujios was again able to sneak onboard numerous plans were leaked before he was flushed out, though the Lion Shield was lost to the Gyandlar as a result of the schemes. Raise Your Gun, Heli Transer!


The Gyandlar soon realised how much of a threat the Battle Base was and targeted it with their prototype weather machine, which caused considerable damage before Rom, Bike Robo, Pro Truck Racer and the Wheelmen were able to knock out the device with explosives fetched from Cleo City. Full Power, Wheelmen! The Battle Base was again targeted along with the rest of Cronos by the Gyandlar's second weather machine, Phenomena, which ravaged the planet. Despite the loss of his Wolf Sword Rom decided an assault on the Gyandlar mothership couldn't wait any longer. While he, Leina and Wrestler Robo led the assault in the Power Riser suits the other Machine Robo forces were mobilised. Power Riser, Break Through the Enemy! Initially the Gyandlar defence kept the bulk of the Machine Robo forces pinned down; observing from the Battle Base, Dia Man drew the Wolf Sword from Header and gave it to Kendō Robo to deliver to Rom - however, he was attacked by Grujios in Wrestler Robo's body, with the Gyandlar thus taking possession of all four elements of the Hyribead. Baikanfu - Cry of Anger! However, this led to Gadess withdrawing further into his ship, with the result that the Machine Robo were able to gain the upper hand in the fighting - with the Battle Base joining the attack and battling the Varigale-X before dropping the bulk of the army into battle. Mighty Fortress, Heavenly Sword - Jet Don't Die! Despite taking damage the forces from the Battle Base were able to defeat the Gyandlar forces while Rom defeated Gadess and was able to undo the damage done to Cronos by the Gyandlar leader. The Final Battle of Cronos


Machine Men mini-comics[edit]

During a battle between the Friendly Machine Men and Enemy Machine Men on Earth, Vamp piloted the Enemy Battle Base, swathed in flames from entering the planet's atmosphere, in to attack Winch Truck as he prepared to join the battle. The Combat After Helicopter Wincher took out the Friendly, the Battle Base peeled off to find other targets. Challenge of the Machine Men


Machine Robo version

Machine Robo[edit]

  • Battle Base (1984)
    • Accessories: missiles
Designed by Bandai for Machine Robo, the Battle Base can convert from being a big flat ship to a base. In the ship mode a transparent compartment can contain two Machine Robo Series figures in vehicle mode as long as they're not aircraft, with a pull-out ramp they can drive down, and a flip-out launcher can fire spring-loaded missiles. In base mode the launcher becomes a gunnery platform with a working lift. In ship mode it can be towed by the cab of Jet Garry. Once you get past the cachet of it being a rare import the Tonka playsets are much more fun...
  • The Battle Base was not released in North America or Europe.

Machine Men[edit]

  • Battle Base (1984)
  • Enemy Robot Base
The Battle Base was released as an Enemy Robot playset as part of the Australian Machine Men line. The white plastic of the upper hull was changed to black, though the original stickers - complete with prominent use of the text 'Machine Robo' - were left unchanged.

Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos[edit]

  • Battle Base (1986)
    • ID number: MRC
    • Accessories: missiles
The set was reissued for the Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos toyline in 1986, and assigned to the Cronos Tribe, likely in reference to the prominent role the Martial Arts Robo play in staffing the base in the cartoon. There were no changes made from the original Japanese release.