Porsche Robo

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Porsche Robo (ポルシェロボ) is a Machine Robo.

He is 4.9m tall in robot mode, weights 7.3 tons, has a maximum speed of 603kmph and is armed with an Ionoid Turbo Cannon.

Fiction[edit | edit source]

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

The cartoon featured multiple versions of Porsche Robo; for the sake of convenience all are listed here
Voice actor: Katsumi Suzuki

Porsche Robo was one of the Battle Tribe that took part in the race at Devil's Island; while he avoided many of the course's early hazards and was able to avoid the attentions of Vanishing Harry. However, he then got eaten by Black Bass' vicious plants. Run Through the Race of Death! Porsche Robo was later among the population of Cleo City under the control of the Gyandlar captain Nerve; along with the rest of the city, he was freed by the action of Rom Stol's group of travellers and chief Pithus' daughter Sara. The Heart of a Protecting Angel Another was a key figure in the regime of Beth Bianco, dismissing the safety concerns of Nepus. He was later left with egg on his face when the Gyandlar sabotaged the volcano's cooling system, eventually destroying the city - though Rom and his friends were able to save most of the population and evacuate them to Emerald City. Underneath a Burning Sky


Porsche Robo was among the Machine Robo stationed at Emerald City, celebrating when the troops repelled a large Gyandlar attack and then again when Triple Jim, Kendō Robo and Heli Transer returned with Land Giant 32 and crucial ammunition supplies. Gather All Machine Robo He took part in battling another of Garudi's assaults on the city Attack, Land Commander 5! and later combatted a force of Gyandlar troops who planned to melt the frozen lake bordering the city. During the latter he was hit by splinter missiles and heavily damaged, requiring help from Offroad Robo to retreat. Cross Rock's Great Prophecy Porsche Robo later headed the security team guarding the city's computer core; along with New Shinkansen Robo he did his best to hold off Garudi and the Gyandlar troops, but they were eventually taken out. 10 Seconds Before the Explosion! Run, Tough Trailer! Porsche Robo helped guide down Jet Tribe survivors from a nearby settlement bombed out by Gyandlar, including an injured Eagle Robo. The Four Treasures of the Mysterious Ruins When the Machine Robo finished the Battle Base, Porsche Robo was among the troops drilled by Bike Robo for operating the new fortress. The Secret of the Jewel People He was later selected to be part of the new Land Commander 5 team, taking part in the giant's battle with Rockgiran. Close Call, Land Commander 5! Porsche Robo took part in the ultimately decisive assault on the Gyandlar mothership Baikanfu - Cry of Anger!, and after Gadess was vanquished travelled to a dimensional gateway above Cronos. The Final Battle of Cronos

Machine Robo: Battle Hackers cartoon[edit | edit source]

Voice actor: ?

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; Porsche became a member of the Silver Wolves team in the Algo Army. He was among the troops alerted after the arrival of the Good Luck when it landed on the planet Burning Electronic Planet and fought the Gurendos who also checked out the ship. Jet Riser! Scramble! He was later driving around Crystal City with Police Car Robo when the pair happened across the Battle Hackers, with Garzack using his hoverboard skills to make them both crash as punishment for not living life to the max. Strongest Warrior - R.JeTan! He fell under the control of the Gurendos' brainwashing satellite, joining a force of Silver Wolves led by Rod Drill to attack Crystal City; they were released thanks to the efforts of the Battle Hackers. Destroy the Fortress Satellite Police Car was part of the Algo Army force that helped frustrate the Gurendos' forest campaign. Riser! Power Up!

Toys[edit | edit source]


Machine Robo[edit | edit source]

Machine Robo Series[edit | edit source]

  • Porsche Robo (1983)
    • ID number: MR-20
    • Accessories: none
Porsche Robo was the 20th figure in Bandai's Machine Robo Series and transforms from robot to Porsche 956 sportscar. The figure features very few paint applications, with most of the vehicle mode markings being factory-applied stickers - these carry Rothmans advertising, in line with the famous Porsche team of the time. Unlike Takara/Hasbro figures of the period like Mirage, no attempt was made to alter the spelling. While basically every moving part on the figure is a lightning rod for wear simple gravity makes this less of a problem than you'd think, though the feet can be difficult to get even on many loose examples of the toy, resulting in a distinctive stagger. Porsche has some articulation in the shoulders. The Machine Robo box art showed a somewhat different livery, including darker blue markings running the entire profile of the car mode. This was likely a prototype, though it was unusual for Bandai to use such art on the actual boxes of a released figure. It is therefore possible that these changes to Porsche Robo were made very late in the production process. Like the rest of the range, the figure retailed at ¥600.
  • The figure was later issued as the GoBots figure Crasher, with no significant changes.

Machine Robo Best 5[edit | edit source]

High Machine Series[edit | edit source]
  • Porsche Robo (1983)
    • Accessories: none
Porsche Robo was recoloured for the Machine Robo Best 5 High Machine giftset, now featuring a new red colour scheme and updated sticker sheet. Most of the Rothmans branding side from the globe on the hood was removed. While various red Porsche 956s were ran by sportscar teams this figure does not seem to be modelled on any of them. Also included in the set were updated versions of Supercar Robo, Buggy Robo, Police Car Robo and Countach Robo.
  • This version of the figure was exclusive to the Japanese market.

Robo Machine[edit | edit source]

Machine Men[edit | edit source]

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

Machine Robo Series[edit | edit source]

  • Porsche Robo (1986)
    • ID number: MRB-8
    • Accessories: none
Porsche Robo was reissued for the Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos toyline in updated packaging. The figure was assigned to the Battle Tribe, and featured no changes from the original Japanese release.

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]

  • Porsche Robo (1985)
    • ID number: 8
    • Accessories: none
A plastic model kit version of Porsche Robo was issued by Bandai in 1985 as part of their Machine Robo Series line of Gashapon. Porsche Robo was part of the first|second 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 blue 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.

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

Machine Robo Series Snapfit Model Kits[edit | edit source]

  • Combat Racer (Machine Robo Series, 1986)
    • ID number: 5
A converting Snapfit plastic model kit of Porsche Robo was produced by Bandai in 1986; for reasons unknown it was named as Combat Racer. 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.