Phantom Robo

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Phantom Robo (ファントムロボ) is a Machine Robo from Romulos and later Cronos.

He is 17.79m tall and weights 135.5 tons. In jet mode he can reach Mach 4.8 and is armed with AAM Ionoid Sparrows and an M80A Ionoid Vulcan.


The cartoons possibly featured multiple versions of Phantom Robo; for the sake of convenience all are listed here

Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos cartoon[edit]

Voice actor: ?

Phantom Robo was stationed at Emerald City and along with Blue Jet, Blackbird Robo, Eagle Robo and Falcon Robo unsuccessfully tried to stop the Varigale-X from launching a rust gas missile at the city. He later helped carry troops to Vira to collect Metal Laster for the missile's victims. Knight of the Devil's Mountain, Mask Rock After the Gyandlar devastated the city and tried to rout the remaining Machine Robo a series of earthquakes rocked the battlefield. Leina Stol became separated and Phantom Robo attempted to get her to safety; however, they were surrounded by Garudi's troops and Phantom Robo was killed. Escape from the Underground - Pro Truck Racer Appears! Either he got better or another Phantom Robo was later on hand to let the damaged Big Shuttle Robo land after one of his wings was sliced off by Baldas and Gildis. Baikanfu Disappears in Space He later transferred to the Battle Base, receiving training for his new duties from Bike Robo. The Secret of the Jewel People Along with Blue Jet he set off to find the lost Cross Rock and stumbled across Amber Man's fortress; the pair were then imprisoned along with Diondra and then Rom Stol. Leina later freed them and the group helped save Amber Man from the Gyandlar. Save Amber Man, Blazer Cannon! Phantom Robo was later part of a team led by Falcon Robo to find Rod Drill and his missing group in the valley of the Fossil Men, attacking the Varigale-X when they happened across it. Secret Valley of the Fossil Men He later joined Blue Jet's group who attacked the Gyandlar mothership to buy Land Giant 32 time to move Rom, Leina and Wrestler Robo's Power Riser suits into position. Power Riser, Break Through the Enemy! and later fought the Gyandlar onboard himself. The Final Battle of Cronos


Machine Robo: Battle Hackers cartoon[edit]

Voice actor: Nobuyuki Furuta

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; Phantom Robo became a member of the White Thunder team in the Algo Army. When the Good Luck entered the planet's atmosphere RIM ordered Eagle Robo, Phantom Robo and Falcon Robo to launch in order to investigate. 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 - Phantom Robo and the other White Thunder troopers gave covering fire. Heavy Wind, Mach Blaster! After Akira was kidnapped from Crystal City by Gurendos agents, Phantom 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! Under the influence of mind-control beams sent from a Gurendos satellite, Phantom Robo was one of the White Thunder troops who bombed Crystal City. Destroy the Fortress Satellite Phantom Robo 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]

  • Phantom Robo (1985)
    • ID number: MR-51
    • Accessories: none
Phantom Robo was the 51st figure in Bandai's Machine Robo Series and transforms from robot to a JSDAF McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II fighter jet in 3 steps. Sadly the toy is one of the more disappointing Machine Robo jets, featuring a very simple conversion and an awkward robot mode configuration. Like the rest of the range, the figure retailed at ¥600.
  • The figure was later recoloured as the GoBots/Robo Machine figure Mach-3, with a grey colour scheme and blunted nosecone.

Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos[edit]

Machine Robo Series[edit]

  • Phantom Robo (1986)
    • ID number: MRJ-5
    • Accessories: none
Phantom 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.


  • A prototype version of Phantom Robo featured different shaped shoulders and what appears to be better storage of the nosecone in robot mode. It also featured a colour scheme that would be used for the GoBots release as Mach-3.
  • While only a single Phantom Robo was seen at a time, raising the chance that only one existed in Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos, the one Leina gets shot looks very, very dead.