Popy Super Robot Red Baron

Popy Super Robot Red Baron

Popy Super Robot Red Baron


I don't know much about this anime - 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 exits 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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