Sunday, September 23, 2012

UFO Robot Grendizer

(UFOロボ·グレンダイザー UFO Robo Gurendaizā)

I was introduced to this robot via the 3" Shogun warriors line, where he was called "Grandizer".  either way it works for me.  he's a very cool looking robot, and the weaponry is interesting and unique.

of course, there was no history on any of the robots in that line.  I also bought a Leopardon, and had to wonder why it had a spider emblem on it.  I speculated about it having some kind of spider powers, little did I know how right I was back in the late 70s and early 80s.  great minds do think alike and all.

now I've seen a few episodes of Grendizer here and there, and the cobbled together "movie" made when it ran briefly over here as part Jim Terry's Force Five (I never saw full episodes of any of those shows, and by then I knew they were edited for content, boring).  sorry Jim, I know you did your best with what you had to do to them, but I was never impressed.

I also gotta say that "Duke Freed" sounds way better than "Duke Fleed" as a name.

1 comment:

Christopher Sobieniak said...

I would say "Force Five" was pretty small potatoes for what Jim could do there in giving TV stations 5 for the price of 1 or however that was done. It was certainly rushing things too quickly and not letting these things take their time (if they even had it).

Certainly didn't help with the "Shogun Warriors" line and how that was marketed either, but then, much representation of the original source material wasn't the call of the day.