Action Toys has jumped into the game pretty quick with their take on the classic Machine Robo series. Machine Robo for those that may not know, is the toyline that spawned the Go-Bots here in America. Leader-1, Cy-Kill and the rest all came from Machine Robo, remixed into the Go-Bots toyline with a new cartoon for the US. The original cartoon in Japan was very different, and it’s later series Revenge of Chronos was as well.
The Action Toys figures come from the anime Revenge of Chronos only, but luckily many of our favorites are in there too. To start, they have released 4 bots – Eagle Robo (Leader 1), Bike Robo (Cy-Kill), Battle Robo (Tank), and Rod Drill (Screw Head). Today we begin taking a closer look with #03 Eagle Robo (Leader-1). Head on in after the break to check over 50 in-hand images courtesy of Big Bad Toy Store!
Action Toys Machine Robo Revenge of Chronos Eagle Robo (Leader-1)
Base/stand is crazy good
Paint well applied
Complex upgraded transformation, not too crazy though
Gun tends to fall apart easy (minor)
They nailed it. The modern era “Go-Bots” line was done, and done well. Technically it’s Machine Robo, and specifically the Revenge of Chronos series, but I now have a modern era Leader-1 in my line up so I’m good. These are not Masterpiece scale, they are more like a deluxe class toy before Hasbro shrunk them in recent years. 5 inches tall or so. However; it has full articulation with ball joints and more, dense quality plastic, die-cast, no hollow-forming, paint applied in mass and well, a transforming base that can combine with additional bases, weapons made of vehicle mode add-ons, and looks like it’s screen counterpart. Pretty much all you could ask for in my opinion. This is really where I had envisioned TF deluxe scale figures going as it matured, but it went the other way – shrinking, lessening paint, using hollow forming and cheaper plastics. Those are 15-20, these are 45 with all those points above, at a much smaller scale of production. I don’t know all the ins and outs of making toys, but I know I dig this, in theme and execution. Well worth the coin in my opinion. We’ll have the rest of the released figures tomorrow and Thursday, including size comparisons with other figs and each other. Until then, check Leader-1 below and grab yours now!
Key shots here, full set below!