Gyro Robo

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This article is about the character from the 1980s Machine Robo franchises. For the Machine Robo Rescue character, see Gyro Robo (MRR).

Gyro Robo (ジャイロロボ) is a Machine Robo from Romulos.

In robot mode he is 15.2m tall, and weighs 58 tons. In helicopter mode Gyro Robo can reach speeds of Mach 6.4. He is armed with an Ionoid Steel Rotor and an Asteroid Chopper.


Machine Robo packaging[edit]

Gyro Robo was flying along when a Dogra alien attacked him. The Machine Robo shifted to robot mode mid-air and sliced the aggressor apart with its' Ionoid Steel Rotor. Gyro Robo instruction manual


Machine Robo[edit]

Machine Robo Series[edit]

  • Gyro Robo (1982)
    • ID number: MR-04
    • Accessories: Ionoid Steel Rotor, Asteroid Chopper
Gyro Robo was the 4th figure in Bandai's Machine Robo Series and transforms from robot to futuristic helicopter in 5 steps. As a side-effect of the figure's conversion it has good articulation in the shoulders. Sadly due to the stress the weight of the diecast upper cockpit (i.e. the white painted bit) puts on the robot mode loose Gyro Robo are often hard to stand up due to being overbalanced. The main Ionoid Steel Rotor can be held in either hand as a weapon. The smaller Asteroid Chopper Rotor has nowhere to go in robot mode; between this and the accessory's small size it is often lost.
  • Bandai reissued Gyro Robo in updated packaging when they took over the line in 1983.
  • From 1986 onwards Gyro Robo was repackaged on a blister card. The figure itself was unchanged.
  • The figure was later issued as the GoBots figure Cop-Tur, with no changes aside from the omission of the additional sticker sheet

Machine Robo Best 5[edit]

Sky Machine Series[edit]
  • Gyro Robo (1983)
    • Accessories: Ionoid Steel Rotor, Asteroid Chopper
Gyro Robo was recoloured for the Machine Robo Best 5 Sky Machines giftset, with dark grey plastic and paint replacing the majority of the colours. Also included in the set were updated versions of Jet Robo, Shuttle Robo, Harrier Robo and Eagle Robo.
  • This version of the figure was exclusive to the Japanese market.

Machine Men (USA)[edit]

  • Copter Man (Machine Men, 1983)
    • ID number: 04
    • Accessories: "Ionoid Steel Rotor", "Asteroid Chopper"
The Bandai America release of Gyro Robo was renamed Copter Man and featured no changes from the original Japanese release.

Robo Machine[edit]

Machine Men (Australia)[edit]