Rock Commander

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The Rock Commander is a craft used by the Rock People on Cronos.

The craft is 6 metres long and 4 metres tall, weighing 8 tons; the main body has a hardness of 5 but the Solid Shooter ram on the front has a hardness of 13. The Rock Commander can convert between land and air modes, flying due to the presence of monopole - a space rock that has anti-gravity properties. It was designed by Battle Rock, who built it with the aid of Mecha Rock, and is armed with an Ion Flasher and Mantle Fire launchers.

Fiction[edit | edit source]

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


Devil Rock, Double Rock and Geiger Rock piloted Rock Commander craft when chasing after Falcon Robo. They were attacked by Rom Stol, Blue Jet and Rod Drill, with only Devil Rock escaping. Rockgiran versus Rockdon. Mask Rock and Magna Rock both piloted Rock Commanders when defending Devil's Mountain. Knight of the Devil's Mountain, Mask Rock Mask Rock and Cross Rock then took to the skies in the craft to attack the Gyandlar mothership; while both were shot down by the defenders they did give Amber Man and Gattai Saurer time to break through the ship's hull. Mighty Fortress, Heavenly Sword - Jet Don't Die!

Toys[edit | edit source]


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

  • Rock Commander (1986)
    • ID number: MRR
    • Accessories: none
Rock Commander was released by Bandai in the Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos toyline, and can switch between car and jet modes, while the spring-loaded nose can punch forward at the touch of a button. In car mode the upper section can spin through 360° on the chassis. The cockpit can hold most Rock Robo if their legs can fold forward at the waist. The same toy was issued as Stone Wing in Rock Lords by Tonka, with no significant changes. It is unclear which version of the vehicle was released first.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • While the vehicle was identified as being used by the heroic Rock Robo on the toy packaging both groups use it in the cartoon.
  • Despite Battle Rock featuring prominently in the Japanese box photography and the packaging bio he cannot fit in the cockpit properly as his legs only bend backwards. A closer look at the packaging photography reveals Bandai cheated like mad, folding the legs up behind and pushing his "hood" up and then trying to take the pictures from angles that nearly hid the trickery.