Crane Robo

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Crane Robo (クレーンロボ) is a Machine Robo from Romulos and later Cronos.

In robot mode he is 14.7m tall and equipped with a Super Psycho Cannon and a Romtron Radar Scanner. He weights 198 tons and can travel at 100kmph in vehicle mode.

Fiction[edit | edit source]

Machine Robo commercials[edit | edit source]


When an army of Casmodon, Falgos and Zarios Devil Invaders arrived on Earth, Crane Robo - with a gun - responded to the attack along with Police Car Robo, Eagle Robo, Cessna Robo, New Shinkansen Robo, F-1 Robo, Kaman Robo, Skyline Robo, UFO Robo and Harley Robo, swiftly destroying the aggressors. Devil Invaders commercial

LOL teh peen0r

Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos cartoon[edit | edit source]

Voice actor: N/A

Crane Robo was a resident of Under Cronos when Rom Stol and his friends visited the city. He converted to robot mode and flexed his mighty jib but otherwise seemed apathetic to their presence. Legend of the Elmedia Hero Later, after Karate Robo crashed Dump Robo, Crane Robo towed the later away. Underneath a Burning Sky

Toys[edit | edit source]

Machine Robo Series[edit | edit source]

  • Crane Robo (1983)
    • ID number: MR-24
    • Accessories: Jib
Crane Robo was the 24th figure in Bandai's Machine Robo Series and transforms from robot to Unic K-200B crane truck. His crane jib is a separate piece that needs to be removed for robot mode. Unfortunately, there isn't anywhere else to put the jib in robot mode, so it just sits to the side. Crane Robo has articulation at the shoulders.
  • The figure was later issued as the GoBots figure Crain Brain, with no significant changes beyond omitting the additional sticker sheet. As such the American version of the figure is lacking the markings on the crane jib. For reasons unknown the toy was not released as part of Robo Machine.

Machine Robo Best 5[edit | edit source]

  • Crane Robo (Giftset, 1983)
    • Accessories: Jib
Crane Robo was recoloured for the Machine Robo Best 5 Constructor Series giftset, now featuring a new red and white colour scheme; all the plastic was changed to white and all the diecast was painted red. Also included in the set were updated versions of Dump Robo, Bulldozer Robo, Trailer Robo and Jeep Robo.
  • This version of the figure was exclusive to the Japanese market.

Notes[edit | edit source]

Transforming cranes from the 80s are apparently cursed with dick jokes.
  • A prototype version of Crane Robo featured the same rough layout but considerable differences, including arms that didn't compress down, a different cab and folding rather than extending crane arm.
  • While Crane Robo's instructions and box photography made it clear that the jib should just be removed for robot mode Ashi Productions clearly didn't get the memo and it was left in place for the character's Revenge of Cronos cameo. Combined with the jib being placed closer to the groin than is possible on the toy and the suggestive movement of said jib has led to the scene becoming the closest thing GoBots is likely to get to producing a meme.