Steam Robo

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Steam Robo (スチームロボ) is a Machine Robo.

He is 15.88 metres tall in robot form, weights 1,215 tonnes, and can reach speeds of 118 km/h in locomotive mode. He is armed with an Oxidation Smoke Discharger and 4D Warp Teleporter, presumably internally.


Machine Robo packaging[edit]

Steam Robo was towing carriages when a Dogra attempted to steal his cargo. He changed into robot mode and kicked the monster hard enough to destroy it. Steam Robo instruction manual

Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos cartoon[edit]

Voice actor: ?

Steam Robo took part in the race at Devil's Island on Cronos not needing rails for travel. He made a strong start to the race and was running third behind only Rom Stol driving Battleflex and Rod Drill; however, while they paused when coming to a tidal path early in the course he raced off into the lead, only to get swept out to sea; thankfully Kaman Robo was on standby to help lift him to Battleship Robo. Run Through the Race of Death!


He was later seen in a city powered by a huge volcano, where he summed up the citizens' lackadaisical attitude by pointlessly littering. Underneath a Burning Sky Steam Robo made up for his wastefulness by later joining the defence of Emerald City, pumping some serious lead into the attacking Gyandlar, even shoulder-charging Zarios into a river. Gather All Machine Robo He continued to serve around the city Knight of the Devil's Mountain, Mask Rock, the Battle Base The Secret of the Jewel People and in the final attack on the Gyandlar mothership. Baikanfu - Cry of Anger!

Machine Robo: Battle Hackers cartoon[edit]

Voice actor: Kenichi Ono

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; Steam Robo became a member of the Silver Wolves team in the Algo Army. Burning Electronic Planet He came under the control of Yasand's brainwashing chips and began struggling with Combat Buggy. Kempō Robo and Akira Amachi tried to intervene and Steam Robo punched Akira in the face. This did at least give Kempō Robo chance to knock the chip off Steam Robo's head, much to Combat Buggy's delight. Steam Robo did not apologise to Akira. Drill Crusher's Wrath



Machine Robo[edit]

Machine Robo Series[edit]

  • Steam Robo (1982)
    • ID number: MR-05
    • Accessories: none
Steam Robo was the 5th figure in Popy's Machine Robo Series and transforms from robot to JNR Class D-51 steam locomotive engine in 5 (!) steps. He has articulation in the shoulders and the hips, though he's difficult to balance with the latter moved. He can can-can, though, so what more can anyone ask for? The toy alos included a sticker sheet containing the JNR logo and monogram—though these were far too big to place anywhere on the toy. Like the rest of the range, the figure retailed at ¥600. Bandai reissued Steam Robo in updated packaging when they took over the line in 1983.
  • The figure was later issued as the GoBots figure Loco, with no changes aside from omitting the additional sticker sheet.

Machine Men (USA)[edit]

  • Train Man (Machine Men, 1983)
    • ID number: 05
    • Accessories: none
The Bandai America release of Steam Robo was renamed Train Man and featured no changes from the Japanese release.

Robo Machine[edit]

Machine Men (Australia)[edit]

Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos[edit]

Machine Robo Series[edit]

  • Steam Robo (1986)
    • ID number: MRB-5
    • Accessories: none
Steam 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 previous Japanese release.

Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos (Action Toys)[edit]

Machine Robo Series[edit]

  • Steam Robo (2019)
    • ID number: MR-10
    • Accessories: Pistol

The tenth figure in Action Toys' Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos series, Steam Robo converts from robot to JNR Class D-51 steam locomotive engine. The figure features a mix of plastic and diecast. As a modern figure, Steam Robo features a wide range of articulation. The figure comes with a small pistol weapon.


A painted version of the kit, as per the brochure included with the figures.

Machine Robo Series Gashapon[edit]

  • Steam Robo (1985)
    • ID number: 7
    • Accessories: none
A plastic model kit version of Steam Robo was issued by Bandai in 1985 as part of their Machine Robo Series line of Gashapon. Steam Robo was part of the first 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 prototype version of Steam Robo, featuring different paint applications on the head and alternative chest stickers, was depicted on the box of both the Popy and Bandai releases, and later reused for the cards of Robot Machine Men, Robo Machine, and Machine Men.
  • Steam Robo's design was heavily referenced in the unreleased 1993 CG Robo figure Steam CG.