Shuttle Robo

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Shuttle Robo
Machine Robo character
Shuttlerobo-box.jpg
Shuttle Robo box
First appearance

Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos 21, "Angel of the Mind, Vikung-Fu - Protect", November 20, 1986
Created by

Bandai
Voiced by

Taro Arakawa (episode 24), Nobuyuki Furuta (episode 25), Show Hayami (episode 37)
Japanese name

シャトルロボ
Release number

MR-14, MRJ-4, MRG-08
Information
Aliases Dash, Space Robo
Species Machine Robo
Gender Male
Occupation Warrior
Relatives Big Shuttle Robo
Abilities

Affiliation

Battle Base personnel, Jet Clan, Land Commander 5
Alternate mode

Space Shuttle

Shuttle Robo is a fictional character from the Machine Robo series. He is a member of the Jet Clan who turns into a space shuttle. He was introduced as a toy in 1983, but did not appear in fiction until 1986.

Machine Robo

Shuttle Robo is a heroic Machine Robo of the Jet Clan who turns into a space shuttle. He was a resident of Cleo City when he came under the mental influence of the Gandora. Because of his mechanoid nature Shuttle Robo does not need to breath oxygen and is resistant to cold, but is vulnerable to intense magnetic fields. His weapon is the Ionoid Heat Wave rifle. He has been a member of the Land Commander 5 team, wearing the P1 Powersuit, which can fly, triples his strength and grants him enhanced radar ability, as well as the ability to combine into Land Commander 5. He is related to Big Shuttle Robo.

Development

In July 2017 Action Toys announced that their Shuttle Robo would be released in August.[1]

Reception

Animated series

Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos

Shuttle Robo was first seen among the hypnotized population of the Cleo City in Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos episode 21, "Angel of the Mind, Vikung-Fu - Protect". Apollo Robo, Blackbird Robo, Falcon Robo and Shuttle Robo attacked Blue Jet when he attempted to enter the city, but Blue Jet easily knocked them all from the sky.[2]

Shuttle Robo rode in the back of Combat Buggy as the refugees lead by Rom Stol arrived at Yamalin City in episode 24, "Gather All Machine Robo".[3]

The Land Commander 5 team in episode 25, "Scramble! Land Commander 5"

Shuttle Robo appeared in episode 25, "Scramble! Land Commander 5". He joined the Land Commander 5 team under the command of Bike Robo at Yamilan City. Like his team-mates he was initially arrogant and dismissive of Rom Stol and his friends, believing that nothing could stand up to Land Commander 5 in combat.

The Land Commander 5 team appeared in episode 26, "Crossrock's Great Promise" where they aided Vikung-Fu in battle against Devil Satan 6.

The Land Commander 5 team in Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos episode 27, "The Magic Mountain Knight Maskrock"

In episode 28, "Tough Trailer - 10 Seconds to Detonation", Shuttle Robo was present in Yamilan City when it was attacked by Gandora forces.[4]

The Land Commander 5 in Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos episode 29, "Escape From the Underground - Pro Truck Racer Appears!"

Land Commander 5 appeared in episode 29, "Escape From the Underground - Pro Truck Racer Appears!". They teamed up with the Rock People to aid Rom Stol's forces against magnetic mines.[5]

The Land Commander 5 team appeared in episode 30 "Spew Fire, Big Blaze Cannon" where they volunteered to be part of a rescue group looking for Rod Drill, Pro Truck Racer, Reina Stol and Tough Trailer, but Rom preferred to let Blackbird Robo discover their location first.[6]

Shuttle Robo appeared in episode 33, "The Lost Ruin - Four Secrets!".[7]

Shuttle Robo appeared in episode 34, "Vikung-Fu Disappears In Space".[8]

In episode 37, "Critical Moment - Land Commander 5", a new team was selected to pilot Land Commander 5. The team was now comprised of Ambulance Robo and and Shuttle Robo from before, but now featured Fire Robo, Missile Tank Robo and Porsche Robo. Shuttle Robo continued to pilot of the P1 suit. After repulsing a Gandora attack on the Battle Base the Land Commander 5 team battled the possessed Rockgilan. [9]

Shuttle Robo appeared in episode 42, "Vikung-Fu - Cry of Anger" where he donned his Powersuit and helped back Vikung-Fu in a battle against the Gandora.[10]

Land Commander 5 fought in the final attack on the Gandora in episode 44, "Cronos' Last Battle". Shuttle Robo is seen among those celebrating when the Gandora forces surrender.[11]

Note: Shuttle Robo was called Dash in some English subtitles of the series. Shuttle Robo voice actor Show Hayami has also voiced numerous Transformers voices in Japan, as far back as Ironhide and Spike Witwicky in Fight! Super Robot Lifeform Transformers up until Vector Prime in Transformers: Galaxy Force. He even voiced the Decepticon space shuttle Blast Off.[12]

Machine Robo: Battle Hackers

Shuttle Robo appeared in Machine Robo: Battle Hackers episode 1, "Burning Electronic Planet".[13]

Shuttle Robo appeared in Machine Robo: Battle Hackers episode 3, "Heavy Wind Mach Blaster".[14]

Toys

  • Bandai Machine Robo MR-14 Shuttle Robo (1983)
A new mold. Turns from robot to space shuttle. This toy was released by as Machine Men 11 Space Shuttle Man by Bandai and GoBots 06 Spay-C by Tonka.
  • Bandai Machine Robo Best 5 MR-14 Shuttle Robo (1983)
A 5-pack that included in the pack were blue version of Harrier Robo, a yellow version of Jet Robo, a variant of Shuttle Robo, a black version of Giro Robo and a variant of F-15 Eagle Robo with blue upper legs.
  • Bandai Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos MRJ-4 Shuttle Robo (1986)
A release of the Shuttle Robo for Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos.
  • Action Toys Machine Robo Gokin Series MRG-08 Shuttle Robo (unreleased)
A new mold. Turns from robot to space shuttle. Comes with rifle and stand.

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