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''Machine Robo'' is a long running toy-based franchise produced by toy company Bandai. It debuted in 1982 in Japan and initially ended in 1989. It was revived several times, and its latest incarnation, ''Machine Robo Mugenbine'', is still being released today. A large portion of the Machine Robo toy-line was exported and sold by Tonka in America as ''[[WesternAnimation/ChallengeOfTheGoBots GoBots]]'' and ''Rock Lords'', sometimes with major color and mold changes, together with toys developed by Tonka themselves.

'''Several anime series were produced for it:'''

''Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos'' is a Japanese anime television series produced by [[Creator/ProductionReed Ashi Productions]][[note]]with cooperation from Creator/{{AIC}}, Creator/TransArts and ''Anime/MDGeist'' company Production Wave for several episodes[[/note]]. It ran on TV Tokyo from July 3, 1986, through May 28, 1987. To date, only 15 episodes of the series have officially been released with English subtitles on three [=DVDs=] by Central Park Media. The story takes place on the mechanical world of Cronos. A band of villains called the Gyandlar have come to the planet in search of the mythical energy, the [[MacGuffin Hyribead]].

This was followed by ''Machine Robo: Battlehackers'', a loose sequel to ''Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos'', which aired in 1987.

Furthermore, three [[OriginalVideoAnimation OVAs]] were produced from 1988 to 1990 that told the further story of Rom Stol and his sister (especially his sister), Blue Jet, Rod Drill, and Tripple Jim.

2003 saw the release of ''Machine Robo Rescue'', which told the feats of a rescue organisation and its Machine Robo helpers.

Although its current incarnation ''Machine Robo Mugenbine'' does not feature an anime, several CG shorts and a manga were produced, and the current releases feature a story on the boxes.

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!!This series provides examples of:

* ActionGirl: Leina Stol, esp. in the {{Original Video Animation}}
* BadAss: Rom.
* {{BFS}}: Kenro and Nagase
* BigBad: Gadess in ''Revenge of Cronos'', Dylan in ''Battle Hackers''
* BigDamnHeroes: Rom Stoll's main forte.
* {{Bishonen}}: Guardi Stoll
* BrainInAJar: Grujios
* BrotherSisterIncest: Leina and Rom are a little too close
* CallingYourAttacks: Rom
* CatchPhrase: Rom has a set of it...''"WAIT!!!"'', ''"*insert speech here, mostly about virtue and justice* People call it *insert meaning here*!"'', ''"Scum like you doesn't deserve to know my name!"''. And to a lesser extent, ''"SEIBAI!!"'' (meaning: "PUNISHMENT!!"), usually said after [[FinishingMove God Hand Smash]]
** PhraseCatcher: The villain will ask "Who're you?" or some variation thereof.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Leina Stoll
* CoolOldGuy: Kirai Stoll
* CombiningMecha: Devil {{Satan}} 6, Land Commander 5
* DarkActionGirl: Diondra
* DeathIsCheap: Devil Satan 6 is finally killed at the end of ''Revenge of Cronos''... except he's back with no explanation in ''Battle Hackers''.
* DeceptiveDisciple: Bug Newman
* {{Delinquents}}: The entire theme of ''Battle Hackers''
* DrillTank: Rod Drill and Drill Crasher
* {{Expy}}: Rom Stoll/Kenryu/Baikanfu is based on the same toy as Protteser/Delinger/Garbin from ''Gordian''. Tough Trailer and Pro Truck Racer are the same design as Titan boy from ''Series/ChoushinseiFlashman''. The bad guy vehicle Varigale X is just Jaguar Vulcan from ''Series/TaiyouSentaiSunVulcan''.
* FauxActionGirl: Sometimes Leina falls into this category, depending on who's writing the episode.
* HammerSpace: Kenryu and Baikanfu
* HumongousMecha: Baikanfu
* KansaiRegionalAccent: Devil Satan; crosses into TheIdiotFromOsaka territory occasionally
* LongLostRelative: Guardi Stoll
* MaskPower: Rom
* MerchandiseDriven
* NoMouth: Rod Drill, Triple Jim
* NotBloodSiblings: Leina and Rom (revealed in the {{Original Video Animation}})
* PowerOfTheGodHand: The [[HumongousMecha Baikanfu]]'s FinishingMove is named God Hand Smash.
* RobotGirl: Leina Stoll
** For that matter, Leina Stol is the only major female character in ''Revenge of Chronos''.
* SomethingElseAlsoRises: Provides the picture, if not any actual examples.
* SuperRobot
* ThisIsADrill: Rod Drill
* TransformationSequence
* TransformationTrinket: Kenro the Wolf Sword.
* TransformingMecha
* VillainDecay: Devil Satan 6 was PutOnABus for a while.
* {{Yakuza}}: Jingi, Kina, and Koron in ''ROC''; Yasando in ''Battle Hackers''

!! Tropes from ''Machine Robo Rescue'':
* {{Adorkable}}: Daichi, from MRR.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Jay, [[spoiler:implied to be the child of mixed parents on an international space station.]]
* AmbiguouslyGay: Ken from MRR.
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: Shoh and Ken start marketing themselves as this.
* ButNotTooForeign: Arias "Ace" Honoh from ''Machine Robo Rescue''
* ChineseGirl: Haruka Lin in ''Machine Robo Rescue''
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Red[[note]]Air and Fire rescue[[/note]], Blue[[note]]Urban rescue with police and chopper teams[[/note]] and Yellow[[note]]Heavy work with digging vehicles ''and'' ocean rescue[[/note]], just like in the OP. The bad guys are technically black, the Stealth team is purple and navy blue while the EvilTwin bots are black repaints. [[spoiler:Then Jay joins up and Stealth Robo gets a free white repaint.]]
* CombiningMecha
* EleventhHourSuperpower: Jet Robo's upgrade into Shuttle Robo can be removed once the business is done.
* EvilTwin: Black versions of Fire, Police and Drill Robos are busted out to battle our heroes - and steal their support Robos before getting their own!
* IdenticalTwinIDTag: Half of the Blue team is twins Susumu and Tsuyoshi, who merely mirror their hair partings.
* {{JAM Project}}: Did the opening and ending themes for ''Machine Robo Rescue''.
* KidHero: The cast of Machine Robo Rescue.
* LonelyRichKid: Sayuri Suizenji in ''MRR''
* TheLostLenore: Blue leader Makoto gets to know this gifted girl who's a qualified doctor while being the same age as him. Turns out she'd gone full-bore into medicine to help others ''[[IllGirl before her own terminal illness got to her]]''. [[TearJerker Yeah, this can only end one way.]]
* MythologyGag: Neatly all the Robos are based on the classic Robo designs, leaders and identical drones alike, sometimes with drastic color changes. Those police bikes are based on Cy-Kill, for one thing.
* NaiveNewcomer: [[spoiler: Jay]], after he joins the Machine Robo rescue squad.
* RobotBuddy: The Machine Robos tend to be partnered with the guys of each team. Jay and Stealth Robo are the straightest example here. They do have transforming handphones that turn into minibots but those come standard.
* SadClown: Shoh. [[ILetGwenStacyDie He lost his older sister at sea.]]
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: There is only one girl in each team in ''Machine Robo Rescue''. There's even just one woman in the command staff!
* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue
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to:

''Machine Robo'' is a long running toy-based franchise produced by toy company Bandai. It debuted in 1982 in Japan and initially ended in 1989. It was revived several times, and its latest incarnation, ''Machine Robo Mugenbine'', is still being released today. A large portion of the Machine Robo toy-line was exported and sold by Tonka in America as ''[[WesternAnimation/ChallengeOfTheGoBots GoBots]]'' and ''Rock Lords'', sometimes with major color and mold changes, together with toys developed by Tonka themselves.

'''Several anime series were produced for it:'''

''Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos'' is a Japanese anime television series produced by [[Creator/ProductionReed Ashi Productions]][[note]]with cooperation from Creator/{{AIC}}, Creator/TransArts and ''Anime/MDGeist'' company Production Wave for several episodes[[/note]]. It ran on TV Tokyo from July 3, 1986, through May 28, 1987. To date, only 15 episodes of the series have officially been released with English subtitles on three [=DVDs=] by Central Park Media. The story takes place on the mechanical world of Cronos. A band of villains called the Gyandlar have come to the planet in search of the mythical energy, the [[MacGuffin Hyribead]].

This was followed by ''Machine Robo: Battlehackers'', a loose sequel to ''Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos'', which aired in 1987.

Furthermore, three [[OriginalVideoAnimation OVAs]] were produced from 1988 to 1990 that told the further story of Rom Stol and his sister (especially his sister), Blue Jet, Rod Drill, and Tripple Jim.

2003 saw the release of ''Machine Robo Rescue'', which told the feats of a rescue organisation and its Machine Robo helpers.

Although its current incarnation ''Machine Robo Mugenbine'' does not feature an anime, several CG shorts and a manga were produced, and the current releases feature a story on the boxes.

----
!!This series provides examples of:

* ActionGirl: Leina Stol, esp. in the {{Original Video Animation}}
* BadAss: Rom.
* {{BFS}}: Kenro and Nagase
* BigBad: Gadess in ''Revenge of Cronos'', Dylan in ''Battle Hackers''
* BigDamnHeroes: Rom Stoll's main forte.
* {{Bishonen}}: Guardi Stoll
* BrainInAJar: Grujios
* BrotherSisterIncest: Leina and Rom are a little too close
* CallingYourAttacks: Rom
* CatchPhrase: Rom has a set of it...''"WAIT!!!"'', ''"*insert speech here, mostly about virtue and justice* People call it *insert meaning here*!"'', ''"Scum like you doesn't deserve to know my name!"''. And to a lesser extent, ''"SEIBAI!!"'' (meaning: "PUNISHMENT!!"), usually said after [[FinishingMove God Hand Smash]]
** PhraseCatcher: The villain will ask "Who're you?" or some variation thereof.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Leina Stoll
* CoolOldGuy: Kirai Stoll
* CombiningMecha: Devil {{Satan}} 6, Land Commander 5
* DarkActionGirl: Diondra
* DeathIsCheap: Devil Satan 6 is finally killed at the end of ''Revenge of Cronos''... except he's back with no explanation in ''Battle Hackers''.
* DeceptiveDisciple: Bug Newman
* {{Delinquents}}: The entire theme of ''Battle Hackers''
* DrillTank: Rod Drill and Drill Crasher
* {{Expy}}: Rom Stoll/Kenryu/Baikanfu is based on the same toy as Protteser/Delinger/Garbin from ''Gordian''. Tough Trailer and Pro Truck Racer are the same design as Titan boy from ''Series/ChoushinseiFlashman''. The bad guy vehicle Varigale X is just Jaguar Vulcan from ''Series/TaiyouSentaiSunVulcan''.
* FauxActionGirl: Sometimes Leina falls into this category, depending on who's writing the episode.
* HammerSpace: Kenryu and Baikanfu
* HumongousMecha: Baikanfu
* KansaiRegionalAccent: Devil Satan; crosses into TheIdiotFromOsaka territory occasionally
* LongLostRelative: Guardi Stoll
* MaskPower: Rom
* MerchandiseDriven
* NoMouth: Rod Drill, Triple Jim
* NotBloodSiblings: Leina and Rom (revealed in the {{Original Video Animation}})
* PowerOfTheGodHand: The [[HumongousMecha Baikanfu]]'s FinishingMove is named God Hand Smash.
* RobotGirl: Leina Stoll
** For that matter, Leina Stol is the only major female character in ''Revenge of Chronos''.
* SomethingElseAlsoRises: Provides the picture, if not any actual examples.
* SuperRobot
* ThisIsADrill: Rod Drill
* TransformationSequence
* TransformationTrinket: Kenro the Wolf Sword.
* TransformingMecha
* VillainDecay: Devil Satan 6 was PutOnABus for a while.
* {{Yakuza}}: Jingi, Kina, and Koron in ''ROC''; Yasando in ''Battle Hackers''

!! Tropes from ''Machine Robo Rescue'':
* {{Adorkable}}: Daichi, from MRR.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Jay, [[spoiler:implied to be the child of mixed parents on an international space station.]]
* AmbiguouslyGay: Ken from MRR.
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: Shoh and Ken start marketing themselves as this.
* ButNotTooForeign: Arias "Ace" Honoh from ''Machine Robo Rescue''
* ChineseGirl: Haruka Lin in ''Machine Robo Rescue''
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Red[[note]]Air and Fire rescue[[/note]], Blue[[note]]Urban rescue with police and chopper teams[[/note]] and Yellow[[note]]Heavy work with digging vehicles ''and'' ocean rescue[[/note]], just like in the OP. The bad guys are technically black, the Stealth team is purple and navy blue while the EvilTwin bots are black repaints. [[spoiler:Then Jay joins up and Stealth Robo gets a free white repaint.]]
* CombiningMecha
* EleventhHourSuperpower: Jet Robo's upgrade into Shuttle Robo can be removed once the business is done.
* EvilTwin: Black versions of Fire, Police and Drill Robos are busted out to battle our heroes - and steal their support Robos before getting their own!
* IdenticalTwinIDTag: Half of the Blue team is twins Susumu and Tsuyoshi, who merely mirror their hair partings.
* {{JAM Project}}: Did the opening and ending themes for ''Machine Robo Rescue''.
* KidHero: The cast of Machine Robo Rescue.
* LonelyRichKid: Sayuri Suizenji in ''MRR''
* TheLostLenore: Blue leader Makoto gets to know this gifted girl who's a qualified doctor while being the same age as him. Turns out she'd gone full-bore into medicine to help others ''[[IllGirl before her own terminal illness got to her]]''. [[TearJerker Yeah, this can only end one way.]]
* MythologyGag: Neatly all the Robos are based on the classic Robo designs, leaders and identical drones alike, sometimes with drastic color changes. Those police bikes are based on Cy-Kill, for one thing.
* NaiveNewcomer: [[spoiler: Jay]], after he joins the Machine Robo rescue squad.
* RobotBuddy: The Machine Robos tend to be partnered with the guys of each team. Jay and Stealth Robo are the straightest example here. They do have transforming handphones that turn into minibots but those come standard.
* SadClown: Shoh. [[ILetGwenStacyDie He lost his older sister at sea.]]
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: There is only one girl in each team in ''Machine Robo Rescue''. There's even just one woman in the command staff!
* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue
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4th May '14 6:16:06 PM tobase78
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* SadClown: Shoh. [[ILetGwenStacyDie He lost an old friend at sea.]]

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* SadClown: Shoh. [[ILetGwenStacyDie He lost an old friend his older sister at sea.]]
14th Apr '14 8:24:47 AM LordAaronus
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* TheLostLenore: Blue leader Makoto gets to know this gifted girl who's a qualified doctor while being the same age as him. Turns out she'd gone full-bore into medicine to help others before ''her own terminal illness got to her''. [[TearJerker Yeah, this can only end one way.]]

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* TheLostLenore: Blue leader Makoto gets to know this gifted girl who's a qualified doctor while being the same age as him. Turns out she'd gone full-bore into medicine to help others ''[[IllGirl before ''her her own terminal illness got to her''.her]]''. [[TearJerker Yeah, this can only end one way.]]
9th Apr '14 9:22:22 AM LordAaronus
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* AmbiguouslyBrown: Jay, [[spoiler:implied to be the child of mixed parents on an international space station.]]
9th Apr '14 9:19:18 AM LordAaronus
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* EvilTwin: Black versions of Fire, Police and Drill Robos are busted out to battle our heroes - and steal their support Robos before getting their own!
9th Apr '14 9:13:47 AM LordAaronus
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Added DiffLines:

* IdenticalTwinIDTag: Half of the Blue team is twins Susumu and Tsuyoshi, who merely mirror their hair partings.
9th Apr '14 9:02:59 AM LordAaronus
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* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: Shoh and Ken start marketing themselves as this.


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* TheLostLenore: Blue leader Makoto gets to know this gifted girl who's a qualified doctor while being the same age as him. Turns out she'd gone full-bore into medicine to help others before ''her own terminal illness got to her''. [[TearJerker Yeah, this can only end one way.]]


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* SadClown: Shoh. [[ILetGwenStacyDie He lost an old friend at sea.]]
9th Apr '14 8:57:14 AM LordAaronus
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* CombiningMecha


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* MythologyGag: Neatly all the Robos are based on the classic Robo designs, leaders and identical drones alike, sometimes with drastic color changes. Those police bikes are based on Cy-Kill, for one thing.
9th Apr '14 8:44:15 AM LordAaronus
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* {{Adorkable}}: Daichi, from MRR.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Ken from MRR.



* ButNotTooForeign: Arias "Ace" Honoh from ''Machine Robo Rescue''



* ChineseGirl: Haruka Lin in ''Machine Robo Rescue''



* {{JAM Project}}: Did the opening and ending themes for ''Machine Robo Rescue''.



* KidHero: The cast of Machine Robo Rescue.
* LonelyRichKid: Sayuri Suizenji in ''MRR''



* NaiveNewcomer: [[spoiler: Jay]], after he joins the Machine Robo rescue squad.



* TheSmurfettePrinciple: There is only one girl in each team in ''Machine Robo Rescue''.


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!! Tropes from ''Machine Robo Rescue'':
* {{Adorkable}}: Daichi, from MRR.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Ken from MRR.
* ButNotTooForeign: Arias "Ace" Honoh from ''Machine Robo Rescue''
* ChineseGirl: Haruka Lin in ''Machine Robo Rescue''
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Red[[note]]Air and Fire rescue[[/note]], Blue[[note]]Urban rescue with police and chopper teams[[/note]] and Yellow[[note]]Heavy work with digging vehicles ''and'' ocean rescue[[/note]], just like in the OP. The bad guys are technically black, the Stealth team is purple and navy blue while the EvilTwin bots are black repaints. [[spoiler:Then Jay joins up and Stealth Robo gets a free white repaint.]]
* EleventhHourSuperpower: Jet Robo's upgrade into Shuttle Robo can be removed once the business is done.
* {{JAM Project}}: Did the opening and ending themes for ''Machine Robo Rescue''.
* KidHero: The cast of Machine Robo Rescue.
* LonelyRichKid: Sayuri Suizenji in ''MRR''
* NaiveNewcomer: [[spoiler: Jay]], after he joins the Machine Robo rescue squad.
* RobotBuddy: The Machine Robos tend to be partnered with the guys of each team. Jay and Stealth Robo are the straightest example here. They do have transforming handphones that turn into minibots but those come standard.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: There is only one girl in each team in ''Machine Robo Rescue''. There's even just one woman in the command staff!
* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue
3rd Feb '14 6:47:04 AM Prfnoff
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* KazuhikoInoue: Rom Stoll



* Creator/KoichiYamadera: as Drill Crasher



* NamesToKnowInAnime: Masato Shimon sings the 2nd OP and Vikung-Fu's insert theme.



* ShowHayami: Narration, Guardi Stoll



* VideoGame/SuperRobotWars: [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsCompact2 Compact 2 Trilogy, Impact]] and [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsMX MX]]. Rom Stoll's BigDamnHeroes tendencies end up averting a few canon deaths, including [[spoiler:[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Bpx66Ld-TI Asuka getting killed by the MP Evangelions]]]].
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