Buggy Robo

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Buggy Robo
Machine Robo character
Buggy Robo toy in box
First appearance

Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos episode 10, "Defeat Bug, the User of Darkness!", September 4, 1986
Created by

Japanese name

Release number

MR-08, MRB-6, MR-12
Species Machine Robo
Occupation Bandit, warrior


Battle Base personnel, Battle Clan, Bug Newman gang
Alternate mode

Dune buggy

Buggy Robo is a fictional character from the Machine Robo series introduced in 1982. He is a (sometimes) heroic member of the Battle Clan.

Machine Robo

Buggy Robo is a sometimes heroic mechanoid of the Battle Clan who turns into a dune buggy. Initially a bandit working for Bug Newman, later became an ally in the war against the Gandora. Because of his mechanoid nature, Buggy Robo does not need to breath oxygen and is resistant to extreme cold, but is vulnerable to intense magnetic fields. His weapon of choice is his Ionoid Supersonic Cannon.


Action Toys announced it's Buggy Robo toy in January 2021.


Animated series

Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos

Dojo students in Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos episode 13, "Jet! Defeat the Double Death Blade!"

Fifteen years before the Gandora invasion of Cronos Battle Robo, Buggy Robo, Rury and Supercar Robo were students at a martial arts Dojo run by Rury's father when it was visited by Master Kirai Stol. These events are recalled by Rury in Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos episode 13, "Jet! Defeat the Double Death Blade!".[1]

Buggy Robo first appeared in episode 10, "Defeat Bug, the User of Darkness!", where he was a member of Bug Newman's bandit gang. Buggy Robo was later present when Bug and Iron Sand were defeated by Rom and Vikung-Fu.[2]

Buggy Robo is seen among the hypnotized population of the Cleo city in episode 21, "Angel of the Mind, Vikung-Fu - Protect".[3]

Buggy Robo appeared in episode 27 of Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos, called "The Magic Mountain Knight Maskrock". In the episode Buggy Robo was part of a Yamilan City volunteer group lead by Rom Stol that went to retrieve the Metal Laster cure for Gandora rust poison gas which has effected Reina Stol and some school children. Eagle Robo gave Buggy Robo a lift when they flew off for their mission.[4]

In episode 29, "Escape From the Underground - Pro Truck Racer Appears!", Ambulance Robo, Buggy Robo, Mixer Robo, Offroad Robo and Porsche Robo appeared defending the city during a Gandora attack.

Machine Robo: Battle Hackers

Buggy Robo appeared in Machine Robo: Battle Hackers episode 1, "Burning Electronic Planet".[5]

Buggy Robo appeared in episode 4, "The Strongest Warrior - R Jetan".[6]


  • Bandai Machine Robo MR-08 Buggy Robo (1982)
A new mold. Turns from robot to dune buggy.
  • Bandai Machine Robo MR-08 Best 5 Buggy Robo (1983)
A 5-pack that included a blue faced version of Buggy Robo, a blue version of Bike Robo, a yellow version of Fire Robo, a red version of Ambulance Robo and a yellow taxi version of Patrol Car Robo.
  • Bandai Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos MRB-6 Buggy Robo (1986)
A release of Buggy Robo for the Revenge of Cronos lines.
  • Action Toys MR-12 Buggy Robo (unreleased)



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