Dump Robo

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Dump Robo (ダンプロボ) is a Machine Robo from Romulos and later Cronos.

He is 9.3m tall, weighs 260 tons and can reach an impressive 220kmph in vehicle mode. Dump Robo is armed with a Super Psycho Cannon.

Fiction[edit | edit source]

Machine Robo packaging[edit | edit source]

Dump Robo was parked in a human building site when a gigantic I-beam fell towards him. However he converted to robot mode and caught the metal easily. Dump Robo instruction manual

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


Dump Robo worked in the mines at Dakota at the command of Bison, who was in turn being influenced by the Gyandlar captain Casmodon. However, after Rod Drill and Combat Buggy got to the bottom of the Gyandlar scheme and freed Rom Stol, Blue Jet, Leina Stol and Triple Jim, Dump Robo and the other workers rose up to drive the aliens out of Dakota. Pledging Love on the Great River He was later involved in the race at Devil's Island. Run Through the Race of Death! Later, Dump Robo was being driven around Bethbianco by Karate Robo, nearly hitting Rom's band when he shed a wheel, before being towed away by Crane Robo. Underneath a Burning Sky

Toys[edit | edit source]


Machine Robo[edit | edit source]

Machine Robo Series[edit | edit source]

  • Dump Robo (1983)
    • ID number: MR-09
    • Accessories: none
Dump Robo was the 9th figure in Bandai's Machine Robo Series and transforms from robot to dumper truck in five steps. The figure features reasonable shoulder articulation but the chrome around the helmet can wear, meaning Dump Robo's head can be difficult to keep in place on worn examples.
  • Dump Robo was also made available carded from kiosks. The figure itself was unchanged.
  • The figure was later issued as the GoBots figure Dumper, with no changes beyond the omission of the extra sticker sheet, which means the American version is missing the arm and head detail decals from the Japanese release.


Machine Robo Best 5[edit | edit source]

Constructor Series[edit | edit source]
  • Dump Robo (1983)
    • Accessories: none
Dump Robo was recoloured for the Machine Robo Best 5 Constructor Series giftset, now featuring a new blue/aqua colour scheme. Also included in the set were updated versions of Bulldozer Robo, Trailer Robo, Crane Robo and Jeep Robo.
  • This version of the figure was exclusive to the Japanese market.

Robo Machine[edit | edit source]

Machine Men[edit | edit source]

Merchandise[edit | edit source]

A painted version of the kit, as per the brochure included with the figures.

Machine Robo Series Gashapon[edit | edit source]

  • Dump Robo (Machine Robo Series, 1985)
    • ID number: 1
    • Accessories: none
A plastic model kit version of Dump Robo was issued by Bandai in 1985 as part of their Machine Robo Series line of Gashapon. Dump Robo was part of the first series and retained his ability to transform. The model very closely followed the transformation of the Machine Robo Series version; while it included some stickers for detail the kit itself was cast in a single colour of yellow plastic and would require extensive painting to look anything like the picture included on the leaflet.
  • The Gashapon figures were never issued outside of Japan.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • A prototype version of Dump Robo seen in some catalogues featured red windows, smooth tyres and different moulding on the cab.
  • Dump Robo is not seen in robot mode in the cartoons.