MR-X00L Stealth Robo is a Machine Robo, the first created. However, he was abandoned after a catastrophic launch and became part of the Disasters. Stealth Robo could originally combine with his Tank Robo Supporter Robo to form Hyper Stealth Robo. He has a very strong bond with his Robo Master, Jay.
Stealth Robo and Jay eventually joined Machine Robo Rescue, forming the Stealth Team after Professor Tōru Suidōbashi rebuilt him as V Stealth Robo. As well as being refitted for rescue work, V Stealth Robo could combine with his new Power Wing and Mega Booster parts to form Hyper V Stealth Robo, or - as part of the Professor and Chief Bitou's Victory Plan - with Machine Commander Robo to form Machine Commander Robo V.
Fiction[edit | edit source]
Machine Robo Rescue cartoon[edit | edit source]
- Voice actor: Osamu Hosoi
In order to keep the Machine AI programme going, Brad Bitou and Hikaru Suidōbashi opted to accept military funding for Machine Robo development, seeing it as a necessary evil that would pave the way to their dream of using the technology for rescue work. Their colleague Doctor Kaiser vehemently disagreed and later tampered with the Machine AI, disappearing in the resulting explosion along with their lab. Nevertheless they pressed on, and the resulting Stealth Robo was incredibly powerful, armed with Shooting Bullet beam cannons and Burst Tempest missiles, optimised for combat and space flight and capable of cloaking himself. However, Stealth Robo was too powerful and soon began causing destruction. As a result his K-BOY was locked away at the Machine AI Laboratory and his Tank Robo were hidden. Chastened, Chief Bitou redirected the research back to creating rescue technology. However, Stealth Robo was found by the now-insane Kaiser - styling himself as Kaiser-G - and taken to Hell Island, where he was paired up with the orphaned Jay.
Toys[edit | edit source]
Machine Robo Rescue[edit | edit source]
Rescue Combination[edit | edit source]
- Stealth Robo (2003)
- ID number: 06
- Accessories: guns (2)
- Stealth Robo was released in Bandai's Machine Robo Rescue toyline in April 2003, and converts from robot to jet mode; while the latter bears some cribbing from the Lockheed F-117 it's a fictional design. The toy was packed with four near-identical Tank Robo Supporter Robo, which can combine with the robot mode to form Hyper Stealth Robo. Only the number on the chest of each Support Robo is different, but they are designed so that either can form an arm or a leg for the Hyper Mode. Due to the line's emphasis on compatibility these can be switched with any other Supporter Robo. Stealth Robo has articulation at the shoulders. The set retailed at ¥2500.
- Like the rest of Machine Robo Rescue, Stealth Robo was not released outside of Japan.
- V-Stealth Robo (2003)
- ID number: 12
- Accessories: none
- A second version of Stealth Robo featured a new white/blue colour scheme in October 2003. It eschewed the Supporter Robos in favour of the new combining Power Wing and Mega Booster parts, which can either be added to the jet mode to make a new super-jet or to the robot for a new Hyper Mode. Due to the system using the same connections as the Supporter Robo toys no retooling was required for the Leader Robo, and the others in the range can still use the parts in robot mode, though not to form the superjet. The toy can also combine to Machine Commander Robo to form Machine Commander Robo V. The set retailed at ¥2500.
Leader Robo[edit | edit source]
- Submarine Robo (Leader Robo, 2003)
- Accessories: none
- Also as part of the ground-laying for Mugenbine unchanged Submarine Robo was also sold separately without the Support Robo from 27 December 2003, the Leader Robo plugs being compatible with the ports of Mugenbine sets. The figure retailed at ¥800.
Merchandise[edit | edit source]
DX Machine Robo Rescue[edit | edit source]
- Submarine Robo (2003)
- Part of the second series of DX Machine Robo Rescue candy toys, Submarine Robo was a non-converting plastic model of the character in Hyper Mode configuration with limited painted details. The arms and legs could be detached and switched with the limbs of any other figure in the range. The figure also came with small unpainted versions of Submarine Robo in both his robot and submarine modes. Each blind-boxed figure retailed at ¥300.
Sortie! Machine Robo Rescue Real Collection[edit | edit source]
- Submarine Robo (2003)
- Part of the second series of Sortie! Machine Robo Rescue Real Collection figurines, Submarine Robo was a non-converting model of the character in Hyper Mode configuration with painted details. The arms and legs could be detached and switched with the limbs of any other figure in the range. Each blind-boxed figure retailed at ¥200.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- There's definitely some gaps in Stealth Robo's backstory story; what exactly happens between his creation and his first appearance as an antagonist - where he is presumably decommissioned, separated from the Tank Robo and somehow gets away to join the Disasters while keeping a low profile as MRR begins to launch, despite the advantage he would have as the only Machine Robo in the world - isn't addressed at all. There are the vaguest of hints that Stealth Robo's launch is tied into Tōru Suidōbashi 's paraplegia, while both his father and grandfather are absent entirely from the present day. Like the Mars Investigation Team it seems like a dropped subplot.