Tōshō Daimos

Tōshō Daimos (闘将ダイモス, Tōshō Daimosu, "Fighting General Daimos") is a Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Dōga and animated by Nippon Sunrise, directed by Tadao Nagahama as his last work. It is the third and final installment of the Robot Romance Trilogy, following Chōdenji Robo Combattler V and Chōdenji Machine Voltes V. It aired on TV Asahi and its affiliates from April 1, 1978 to January 27, 1979, consisting of 44 episodes. A live-action television series adaptation is in development in the Philippines on GMA Network.

After the destruction of their home world, the survivors of the planet Baam head towards Earth with the goal of negotiating the purchase of land for emigration. Unfortunately, during the negotiations, the Baam-seijin leader is assassinated by his second in command and the delegation from Earth is framed for the murder. In the ensuing chaos, Doctor Isamu Ryūzaki of the Earth delegation is shot and killed.

Shortly after the disastrous end of the talks, the Baam began a campaign of terror against Earth. The only thing standing between the Earthlings and annihilation is the transforming, karate-using super robot, Daimos and its pilot, Kazuya Ryūzaki. But that changes when he meets and falls in love with a mysterious girl named Erika, who turns out to be the daughter of the deceased Baam-seijin leader. Over the course of their struggles to reunite, Kazuya and Erika each learn that the other's people are not all evil... And that their own people are not all good. 

John's Notes: 

As anime goes, this is a pretty good one - especially how the cars launch from and to Daimos in truck form. While maybe not as cool as the combiner concepts in Combatter V and Voltes V, Daimos opens up the story and to an extent capitalizes on the US Trucker concept.

Popy and Mattel

As with other popular anime and tokusatsu series, Popy and other manufacturers produced a plethora of toys related to Daimos, eventually leading to a Mattel licensing deal as Shogun Warrior toys
  • Popy GA-84 Tōshō Daimos - Mattel Shogun Two-in-One #2992 Daimos
  • Popy PB-50 Tōshō Daimos Transor - Mattel Shogun Action Vehicle #2990 Daimos Truck
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