He becomes irritable if his engine is not well-maintained, though his crankiness is largely received with good humour by his team-mates. Twincam Jimmy often operates along with Rotary Kid or the motorcycle-loving Akira Amachi.
Fiction[edit | edit source]
Machine Robo: Battle Hackers cartoon[edit | edit source]
- Voice actor: Katsumi Suzuki
Along with Rotary Kid, Twincam Jimmy operated as a guerrilla fighter against the Gurendos, though he became less effective as his engine needed an overhaul and he was forced to withdraw. RIM sent in the Battle Hackers to retrieve the pair, and they soon found Jimmy. Initially he made fun of Akira and wondered why he was even there, but after the human overhauled his engine in the field he changed his tune and took Akira back into battle. Sorikondar knocked the rider off with his cloak but Twincam Jimmy floored the Gurendos with a flying kick before recovering his rider. The pair then chased down Kariagen and prevented him from setting off explosives that would have destroyed the city. Twincam Jimmy and Rotary Kid then joined their fellow Wheelmen as members of the Battle Hackers. When the team were in space above the planet he headed out along with Zen Ogawa when they needed to make emergency repairs to Apollo Robo; while he had been making fun of the boy before he kept him safe when Zen nearly drifted off into space; the repairs were ultimately successful.
Along with Rotary Kid, Akira and Zen he undertook a scouting mission that saw the group cornered by a huge army of Gurendos led by Gakurandar and Kariagen as part of an attempt to draw R. JeTan out alone. The group managed to evade most of the attacks until an explosion dropped a huge structure on them. However, they survived and made their way back out in time to save R. JeTan from being overwhelmed. Twincam Jimmy was nearly trapped in space a second time after Big Shuttle Robo was damaged after a successful raid on a Gurendos satellite and began to drift towards a black hole. However, RIM was able to put together a plan to get them to safety. Twincam Jimmy was then part of a Battle Hackers team send out to retrieve a device than could revive the Machine Robo disabled by electromagnetic missiles fired by Yasand. While they collected it successfully on the way back the convoy was whittled down by massed Gurendos assaults, leaving just Twincam Jimmy and Akira remaining until they were nearly hit by artillery. Jimmy was briefly knocked out within yards of the Grand Whale but Akira was able to drag it the rest of the way, enabling the Algo Army to counterattack successfully. He later joined the Battle Hackers' raid on the Gurendos' Blood Country headquarters, infiltrating the tunnels below and helping rescue Mach Blaster.
Toys[edit | edit source]
Machine Robo: Battle Hackers[edit | edit source]
- Twincam Jimmy (Wheelman, 1987)
- ID number: MRBH-6
- Accessories: intercooler
- Twincam Jimmy was the 6th and final figure in Bandai's Wheelmen series, and the first issued in the Machine Robo: Battle Hackers toyline, converting from what can charitably be described as a customised chopper motorcycle (though absolute mess would be more accurate) to robot. The toy features a friction motor in vehicle mode; this doesn't actually power the motorcycle wheels but instead two hidden wheels under the main body. A large proportion of Twincam Jimmy is diecast, with the engine detailing emphasised; the robot has articulation at the shoulder, elbows, knees and ankles. The bike's intercooler detaches and forms a weapon for the robot mode. Twincam Jimmy retailed at ¥1200.
- The figure was never released outside of Japan.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Full marks to whichever Ashi designer modified his motorcycle mode to be a halfway practical vehicle in the cartoon.