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Mach Baron vs Springer X by Loneanimator Mach Baron vs Springer X by Loneanimator
A lovably colorful live-action giant robot slug-out show from 1973-74.
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cqmorrell Featured By Owner May 17, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There's a truly baffling version of this on Amazon Prime. It's called The Iron Super Man in menus, Roboter der Sterne in the actual movie, dubbed in German and subbed in English. Yep.
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner May 17, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
I've heard about that version, but I haven't seen it. It's best to stick with the original, I'm guessing.
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celamowari Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2018
And Mach Baron has one of the most rocking theme songs of any Japanese superhero show ever, which is an impressive feat.
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
It is a kick-ass theme, compared to the many jolly marches that start off most of the tokusatsu shows.
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I actually like this show much more so than the original Red Baron series. Got to love the main badguy and his mood changing super sayian hairstyle. Most of the robots were really cool....albeit a bit garish in color choices though. Glad to see this get a little love. Be awesome to see you tackle some more 70's style shows like this. Iron King, Silver Kamen, Space Wolf Juspion, and Dinosaur War Izenborg, are but a few that I can think off off the top of my head. Though there are dozens ya know.
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
I actually prefer this one to Red Baron too. I'm afraid I'm allergic to Dinosaur War Izenborg, but I will probably give the others a go eventually :)
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scorpionlover42 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2018
I loved these kind of shows when I was kid! Clap 
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
I still love them :D
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2018
Boxer fella (Sports)  Never bring a gun-battery to a ROBOT FISTFIGHT! (Power Cells, on the other hand, are absolutely crucial as might be expected).
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
Mach BAron has a few tricks of his own up his sleeve, and feet and head. But a good old slug-out is always the best way to finish off a bad guy.
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2018
 One suspects it might just be the most satisfyingly visceral ... assuming you remember to carry an ice pack for your hands afterwards, if you are mere flesh-and-bone!:D (Big Grin) 
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Mindslave24-7 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Because one can never have enough...um...robot boob cannons...???? :confused: ....:facepalm:
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
Overkill is a virtue in these TV shows.
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Mindslave24-7 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
So very true....:nod:
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MosuGoji1964 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2018
Never heard of this one, but it does look interesting!
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
This show and the preceding show, Super Robot Red Baron, have, as you might expect, the usual Tokusatsu TV show set-up. There is a villain out to dominate Earth, and the giant robot, and the team of heroes working with it, fight various giant menaces each episode. In these shows it's other mechanical monsters instead of the usual rubber suit kaijus. All the robots are mostly men in suits, except for shots where they do stuff the suits can't do, like flying, shooting rocket fists, spinning heads, etc. Models are used for that. It's all very charming and colorful.
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GoldandSliverDragon Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2018
I have never heard of this, how is it?
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
Maybe you've heard of the show preceeding Mach Baron -Red Baron? If you google "super robot red baron" you might recognize that character. Those red robots were made into a fair number of toys.
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GoldandSliverDragon Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2018
I just google it, it looks amazing 
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
I forgot to reply to yor question about how this series is, quality-wise. It's pretty much what you'd expect from a Tokusatsu TV show. Some of the model work is very obvious, but all of it is pulled off with great entusiasm and creativity. 
You can see the whole episode I've illustrated above here (only in Japanese):
www.youtube.com/watch?v=CulHw3…
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GoldandSliverDragon Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2018
There is nothing about this I don't like, why haven't I heard of this before?
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
I love the silly victory dance Springer X does when he thinks he's defeated Mach Baron :)
The precursor to Mach Baron, Red Baron, had a US DVD release a few years ago. But I suspect these particular shows aren't as well known in the west as other Tokusatsu shows.
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GoldandSliverDragon Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2018
Really now? Well i know what i'm looking for on amazon 
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single-leg Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2018
Man I can never get enough 70s live action Japanese stuff.


You gotta do Dinosaur War Aizenborg even if the humans are all anime, lol!
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
As I've mentioned earlier, I just couldn't get into Dinosaur War Aizenborg; it was just to much of a clash of styles. But I could do some of the monsters :)
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single-leg Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2018
Oh yeah I forgot, heh. The English version of the movie is all thats needed to watch...it seems like a cool way to film without any actors (at least the ones not in suit). The earnest and bizarre duality is what I always look for in stuff like this.
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
Have you seen "Tekkouki Mikazuki" by Keita Amemiya, the guy who made "Zeram" and "Moon Over Tao"? It's probably the best-looking Tokusatsu TV show ever produced, and apparently it's the most expensive one. It's sort-of a tribute to the Tokusatsu TV genre. If you can think of a Tokusatsu trope or cliché, it's in there. Plus a giant flying watermelon slice that transforms into a monster.
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single-leg Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2018
I will check that out,  a big budget Tokusatsu sounds intriguing!
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Kaijufan97 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2018
I recently just added all the robots from Mach Baron on my Wikia site. I used images I found on a foreign site while some of them are screenshot by me.
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
Good job! There's very little info about some of these shows online.
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Kaijufan97 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2018
Well sadly, since there is no subtitled version, I can’t give each of the robots their page. The images is the best I can do. I can however do pages on the Red Baron Robots. But right now I’m trying to get as much screenshots of giant monsters(except from Tsuburaya because a wikia site already has those) from different toku shows and even from Super Robot Anime.
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Kaijuprince Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2018
I actually bought the first show Red Baron the moment I saw the DVD set on the shelf. I wish I could find episodes of Mach Baron as well! Great job man :D
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thanks! :)
There are some Mach Baron episodes on YouTube and in excellent quality, though only in the original Japanese .
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GearGades Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2018   Digital Artist
I remember that robot - in the 80's, Spanish dubbed they cut down and put some of the episodes together as a movie and called it Mazinger Z and referred to the main villain as Dr. Hell.
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Edited Apr 1, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
Yup; and I think they also did a German version of that cobbled-together "Mazinger Z" movie.
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celamowari Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2018
Indeed they did!  It's called ROBOTER DER STERNE and a chap I used to know on the message boards said the German version had been dubbed into a comedy!  I can't remember if that's true, but it has been issued a couple of times on DVD in Germany (at least once with English subtitles).
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Trendorman Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
In the future, seeing now since people love retro, future robots actually will look like this so they where actually right 
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
If we ever make robots in the future, I hope they'll look like this!
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