Power Riser

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The Power Riser is a Riser Suit.

Fiction[edit | edit source]

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


The Power Riser was devised on Cronos by Wrestler Robo onboard the Battle Base as an piece of equipment to help Rom Stol participate in the attack on the Gyandlar mothership after his Wolf Sword was stolen by Diondra, preventing him from calling up Kenryū or Baikanfu (okay, just Baikanfu by this stage). The suits greatly amplified the strength of any who wore them and included built-in weaponry and wheels for rapid travel. Three were made; one for Rom, one for his sister Leina Stol and the other for Wrestler Robo himself. They were transported into battle by Land Giant 32, though the vehicle - along with Buggy Robo and Skyline Robo - was destroyed in the process. The trio were then attacked by Garudi, who was able to injure Wrestler Robo - initially to Rom's fury. However, his anger was calmed after a vision of his father, and he was even able to recall his sword back from Garudi before he and Leina gave chase. Power Riser, Break Through the Enemy! The pair went deeper into the ship in the Power Riser suits until they were separated by a bulkhead door. Rom used his to battle Diondra before switching to Baikanfu in order to fight Devil Satan 6. Leina used hers to destroy multiple Gyandlar Devils but was injured in the process, and found by Blue Jet. Baikanfu - Cry of Anger! Gadess found the pair shortly afterwards; Jet vainly battled the powerful Gyandlar commander while urging Leina to escape. However, he was impaled by Gadess, who soon caught up with Leina and tore her out of the Power Riser. Mighty Fortress, Heavenly Sword - Jet Don't Die!

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


On Electronic Planet B-1 the Riser Suits were created by Science for use by the Red Knights unit of the Algo Army. A pair of the units were stolen by Mia White and Patricia Longfellow in their attempt to return to the Good Luck, using them to capture a Sitappa and bypass much of the Gurendos security in order to gain access to the ship. Return to the Good Luck Several were used by the Red Knights and Mia for a large counter-offensive against the Gurendos, and also by Patricia for housekeeping. She attempted to get to the battle in order to get ammunition to Gattai Saurer but was ambushed by Devil Satan 6. Gattai Saurer eventually saved her. Quickly, Gattai Saurer! The suit was subsequently used with some success by Mia when the Battle Hackers infiltrated a huge mobile Gurendos base Captive Mach Blaster and again during their assault on Blood Country. Goodbye - Battle Forever

Toys[edit | edit source]

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Machine Robo: Battle Hackers[edit | edit source]

  • Power Riser (1987)
    • ID number: BH-01
    • Accessories:
Power Riser was released in Bandai's Machine Robo: Battle Hackers toyline in 1987. The toy does not convert, instead forming a suit of battle armour for the included figure of Kempō Robo. It reuses some of the same parts as the Battle Riser and Jet Riser, notably the upper shoulders and the upper legs, and required partial assembly. As the toy was likely designed for the Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos line before being repurposed when Machine Robo changed direction it is notable as one of the few large Battle Hackers figures not to feature a pellet-firing mechanism. Kempō Robo featured no changes from his original release, but his converting shell was not included in the set. The Power Riser can accommodate the figures of Luke Stewart and Akira Amachi included with the other Riser suits, other Martial Arts Robo (aside from Kendō Robo) or the Soul of Chogokin versions of Rom Stol and Leina Stol. The latter might be a coincidence but considering the level of detail prevalent in Soul of Chogokin it might not be.
  • Like the other Riser Suits, Power Riser was not released outside of Japan.

Merchandise[edit | edit source]

A painted version of the kit, as featured on the model's box.

Machine Robo: Battle Hackers[edit | edit source]

  • Power Riser (Machine Robo: Battle Hackers, 1987)
    • ID number: 4
A small plastic model kit version of Power Riser was issued by Bandai as part of their Machine Robo: Battle Hackers line of models. The Power Riser could accommodate the included figure of Kempō Robo. Unlike earlier kits for the line, the Battle Hackers models were cast in three colours - in the Power Riser's case black, white and red. However painting would still be needed to make the model accurate to the included leaflet. Like the rest of the range, the model retailed at ¥150.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • An early prototype of the Power Riser featured a more elaborate canopy section, closer to the original animation model. Early pictures also showed Boxer Robo as the pilot, though it is unclear if this is just for illustrative purposes or if he was intended to be included.