|Popy Super Robot Red Baron|
Popy Super Robot Red Baron
I don't know much about this tokusatu - it wasn't something I was exposed to as a kid. From the few video clips I've seen Super Robot Red Baron was a human-powered via pilot that uses the Baron's eyes as ports from a cockpit giant robo. The primary adversary is the Iron Alliance which seemed to send variously configured evil robots for the Baron to defeat. Red Baron is stored under ground and surfaces by flying up a tube through a sliding lake, Tracy Island style, when called by the pilot (who uses a watch-like communicator).
This particular Popy example is quite difficult to find - I was lucky to find a restored example (the fists look to be painted Uni-Five Mazinger Z) - the blue rockets appear original. There's a video on YouTube detailing a restoration - I'm not sure if mine is the same robo or a copycat.
My favorite feature are the Tit-guns - unfortunately those don't actually fire but they are cool nonetheless. The box is a well-made reproduction.
|Popy Super Robot Red Baron Repro Box|
|Popy Super Robot Red Baron Repro Box End|
|Popy Super Robot Red Baron Repro Box Contents|
|Popy Super Robot Red Baron Head Detail|
|Popy Super Robot Red Baron Chest Detail|
|Popy Super Robot Red Baron Side View|
|Popy Super Robot Red Baron Side 2 View|
|Popy Super Robot Red Baron Back View|
|Popy Super Robot Red Baron Belt Detail|
|Popy Super Robot Red Baron Missile Detail Front|
|Popy Super Robot Red Baron Missile Detail Back|
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