Saturday, May 02, 2009
My Top 5 Favorite Giant Robots
Number 5 was “Goldar” of Ambassador Magma known in America as Space Giants. One of the first transformers ever, “Goldar" could change from human form to rocket, he could fire energy blast and finger rockets and had a long flowing mane of golden hair. Plus he went home to his wife “Silvar” every night, though I did wonder how him being a giant and her being regular size produced their son “Gam”
Number 4 is a tie with the “Man” brothers Ultra and Spectre (not actually related). Like “Goldar” these imports from Japan dominated the airwaves of my youth and the monsters that appeared every day. Ultraman had a cool ass theme but Spectreman had Dr. Gori the humanoid ultra intelligent Gorilla with the platinum hair and the hand motions.
Number 3 is not a sentient robot in itself but is controlled by a whole host of people. The SDF-1 (Super Dimensional Fortress) from Robotech. Home to a whole portion if the human race trying to find their way home, the SDF-1 is converted from ship to robot mode in order to defend all its refugee’s onboard.
Number 2 is my favorite Transformer that Diva of the sky Starscream. He was conniving and backstabbing and hungry for power and was probably one of the most human of all the Cybertronians.
Number 1 is my main man The Big O. No not Oprah, the actual Adult Swim star Big O and his pilot Roger Smith. It is like Batman meets Johnny Soko.
I have to give honorable mention to Mighty Orbots who only made one season but I loved it!