IRON KING / Nihon Gendai Kikaku Productions - 1972
It's Mega Monday as we head to Japan for more giant robots from this TV series about two good guys (one has a magic whip and the other can change into Iron King) who roam the countryside searching out bad guys to kick their sorry high tech asses! The series consisted of 26 episodes and had three sets of villains for our heroes to fight through. The complete series on 3 DVDs is available on Amazon for as little as $1.23 plus shipping!
Eegah!! sent over a fun little sound clip for our earjoyment, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button located there by our old broken down robot, NOW, Ralphie The Tarantula!.. Here's a taste of... IRON KING!
Here's the leader of the Shiranui Clan planning more mayhem for the lowly Earthlings...
He calls on their giant wheeled robot, Silver Rider, to roll over the buildings in Japan!
But, our hero Gorô changes into Iron King to combat the out of control, insane machine!
Iron King shows up just in time to slow down the freakin' thing! Let's get ready to rumble!!
Then, Gentarô tries to get in on the action with his magic whip but gets tangled up on a wheel hub and has to hang on for dear life as Silver Rider tries to shake him off!
Thing is, Gorô has to drink a lot of water to keep Iron King's energy cells at maximum charge!
Wait!.. Oh crap, I didn't mean to show this still... Oops, sorry about that!
Anyway, back to the show! Iron King didn't appreciate that last move and is really pissed now!
Silver Rider can command these flying wheels that have an electric charge between them!
Gentarô uses his whip to get atop the wild robot menace and is able to toss a device into its head causing it to go crazy and then explode!.. To be continued.
Soooo, tune in next week (not really) when the Flame Demon calls on his Giant Rat Robot Patrol with their cool radar dishes for ears!! And, tune in Wednesday (for real) when Eegah!! will bring us another great post!