Next up in our look at the modern relaunch of the Japanese Go-Bots (aka Machine Robo) is Battle Robo, aka Tank from the Go-Bots line. Battle Robo keeps his short and stocky nature, his pyramid like head piece and fold over transformation, all while upgrading to today’s articulation and sculpting standards. He features a mix of plastic and die cast, paint where it counts, and removable weapons. While not as iconic as Leader-1 or Cy-Kill, Tank is someone many kids from the 80s remember. Let’s take a closer look after the break courtesy of Big Bad Toy Store!
Action Toys Machine Robo Revenge of Chronos Battle Robo (Tank)
Tank is a solid little figure. I have to admit, I am mostly hyped about Eagle Robo and Bike Robo (Leader-1 and Cy-Kill from Go-Bots) from this line, but running through the additional figures makes me research and reminisce. Apparently I had a lot more Go-Bots than I remembered after taking a spin at Google. Tanks keeps his overall stance and transformation style here, a flip over along with some additional twists. Upgraded, more complex, but stays true to the original. The head has some movement now though, turning inside the pyramid shape. Canon is removable and can be used as an arm mounted piece or gun, and his shoulder guns move as well. Overall, well constructed, faithful, and a great compliment to the others.
Key shots here, full set below!