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Giant Japanese Fighting Robot Thing

Since Retro Thing has been going so well for a number of years, maybe it's time to spin off and create "Giant Japanese Fighting Robot Thing". I've always had a soft spot for this sort of television. As a kid I was always excited by live action and robots. Today I still celebrate the earnest cheapness of these shows. I have no idea what the title is of this one - just that there's a big robot, and I'm guessing someone's going to get a cyber smackdown.

I have to admire the visuals in this intro alone. This is pre-computer I'm guessing, so those morphing effects had to be hand animated. Amazing stuff. It's likely there's more concentrated production value in this 30 seconds then there is in the whole series. The vehicles that parade by make me think that there might also be some exciting chase scenes between toy cars with wings glued on... bliss. Any idea what show this is?

Video intro of fighting robot TV show

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