Blackbird Robo

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Blackbird Robo (ブラックバードロボ) is a Machine Robo from Romulos and later Cronos.

In robot mode he is 37.74m tall, weighs 770 tons and is armed with an Ionoid Sonic Wave. In jet mode he can reach Mach 6.2 and has a ceiling of 25,900m.


Machine Robo commercials[edit]


Blackbird Robo was in a futuristic city when a giant monster from the Casmozone appeared above, unleashing an army of Casmodon, Zarios and Falgos monsters. He shifted to robot mode to help in the battle before calling up the Command Jet. Fairchild Robo, Falcon Robo, Limousine Robo and City Turbo II Robo jumped in their Battle Armor as well and despite fire from the Devil Invaders they were able to form Battle Armor 5. Backed up by Land Commander 5, the giant robot destroyed the monster. Battle Armor 5

Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos cartoon[edit]

Voice actor: Hideyuki Umezu

The fastest of the Jet Tribe, Blackbird Robo's stealth abilities also made him the most suited to reconnaissance. Machine Robo - Steel Warriors! As such, along with Falcon Robo and Harrier Robo he was recruited by Blue Jet to attack the Sky Castle, where Grujios and a group of undead Gyandlar were holding Leina Stol captive. They attacked Devil Satan 6, creating the distraction Rom Stol, Triple Jim and Canary needed to get inside the Castle before being forced to retreat by Grujios' psychic projections. Death in the Demonic Castle in the Sky Instead they returned to the nearby Elie, where with help from Rod Drill they were able to cajole Canary's father Pylon into intervening, using his access to a small black hole to suck Grujios and his troops into another dimension. The Demonic Castle - Farewell Grujios Blackbird Robo was among the controlled population of Cleo City The Heart of a Protecting Angel, Java's villagers who were captured by Diondra, Rockgiran versus Rockdon and among the Jet Tribe members who made a futile attack on Magmanian. Underneath a Burning Sky


Blackbird Robo was later among the Machine Robo troops stationed at Emerald City Gather All Machine Robo and helping defend against Garudi's Spider Missile drones Attack, Land Commander 5!. Along with Jet, Cessna Robo, Eagle Robo, Falcon Robo and Phantom Robo he tried to attack the Varigale-X before it could launch a rust gas missile at the city; while they were unsuccessful Blackbird Robo was part of the team that airlifted a team to Vira to collect Metal Laster after Leina and some children were infected. The mission was ultimately successful Knight of the Devil's Mountain, Mask Rock He was sent out to find Leina, Rod, Tough Trailer and Pro Truck Racer when they were lost behind Gyandlar lines, ultimately helping Rom locate them before Garudi could destroy the group. Fire! Big Blazer Cannon! When Leina, Kempō Robo and Fire Robo all disappeared he was again sent to look for them, instead finding Garudi. He shot the Gyandlar down but was damaged himself. He was found the next day by Rom and was able to direct him towards the missing group. The Four Treasures of the Mysterious Ruins Along with Phantom Robo, Falcon Robo, Shuttle Robo and Jet Transer he helped the badly damaged Big Shuttle Robo land after being damaged by Baldas and Gildis. Baikanfu Disappears in Space Blackbird Robo moved across to the Battle Base when it was completed The Secret of the Jewel People and was again on search duty when Rom's group were searching for the Wolf Sword. Secret Valley of the Fossil Men When the time came for a decisive attack on the Gyandlar's mothership Blackbird Robo was among the first into the ship, digging in to battle with the Gyandlar Devils. Power Riser, Break Through the Enemy! and survived the battle. 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 with no memory of their previous adventures; Blackbird Robo became a member of the White Thunder team in the Algo Army. When the Good Luck entered the planet's atmosphere Blackbird Robo helped raise the alarm. Burning Electronic Planet He later followed Mach Blaster to the Good Luck when the humans Luke Stewart and Akira Amachi attempted to return to the vessel in Riser Suits. While Mach Blaster rescued them - and fellow survivors Patricia Longfellow and Zen Ogawa - Falcon Robo and the other White Thunder troopers gave covering fire. Heavy Wind, Mach Blaster! He was later part of the force mobilised against the Gurendos by Blue Jet and Rod Drill. Strongest Warrior - R.JeTan! After Akira was kidnapped from Crystal City by Gurendos agents, Falcon Robo joined the air portion of the search. Crystal Eavesdropping Strategy He was among the White Thunder reinforcements called in by Blue Jet to help drive back the Gurendos forces surrounding B-1's electronic furnace, helping drive off Sorikondar's forces. Save the Electronic Furnace of Death! He was one of the reinforcements taken by Blue Jet to help the pinned-down Battle Hackers but a lightning storm generated by Sorikondar prevented them getting through. R. JeTan! Run!



Machine Robo[edit]

Machine Robo Series[edit]

  • Blackbird Robo (1984)
    • ID number: MR-45
    • Accessories: none
Blackbird Robo was the 45th figure in Bandai's Machine Robo Series and transforms from robot to Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird aircraft. The hip and knee joints of the figure can become loose, though the toy's weight generally holds them in place well enough. Blackbird Robo has articulation at the shoulders. The figure is not wildly rare but demand is amplified by the whole Snoop thing meaning it attracts a lot of attention.
  • The figure was later issued as the Robo Machine figure Sky-Spy with no significant changes, though a planned North American GoBots release as Snoop was cancelled for reasons unknown.

Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos[edit]

Machine Robo Series[edit]

  • Blackbird Robo (1986)
    • ID number: MRJ-6
    • Accessories: none
Blackbird Robo was reissued for the Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos toyline in updated packaging. The figure was assigned to the Jet Tribe, and featured no changes from the original Japanese release.


Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos (Action Toys)[edit]

Machine Robo Series[edit]

  • Blackbird Robo (2017)
    • ID number: MR-06
    • Accessories: guns (2), stand
Released as the sixth figure in Action Toys' Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos toyline, Blackbird Robo converts from Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird jet to robot. Blackbird Robo has good articulation for the most part, and is one of the most faithful to the original figures in the range in terms of configuration and even transformation. The toy comes with two guns that slip over the robot mode's fists.


A completed model as pictured in the kit's painting guide.

Model Kits[edit]

  • Mecha Fighter (Machine Robo Series, 1986)
    • ID number: 6
A Snapfit converting plastic model kit of Blackbird Robo was produced by Bandai in 1986; for reasons unknown it was titled Mecha Fighter. 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.


Blackbird Robo prototype
DX Blackbird concept sketches.
  • A prototype version of Blackbird Robo featured additional red on the robot mode. This version showed up on card and catalogue photography for the Robo Machine and Machine Men lines.
  • Bandai had initially planned to make a transforming Blackbird as a DX figure for the ScaleRobo DX series of large figures. Instead the type was switched to the Machine Robo Series with a much-changed transformation.
  • Blackbird Robo's first appearance in the Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos series saw his face melt from the heat of a volcano during "Burn and Run, Brother and Sister Warriors!"; this was either a different Blackbird Robo, an 'illustrative' appearance or a gigantic animation error.