Saturday, February 26, 2011
Retrojunk have a nice detailed entry on Tranzor Z. Piggybacking on the success of Voltron in the US, this wicked ass awesome show with horrible dubbing and corny dialogue was brought to US airwaves. Based on a slightly simpler concept than Voltron, this show had a couple of things going for, namely another Giant Robot. Here the team dynamic was replaced with a singular hero, and his mighty robot was not comprised of smaller vehicles that joined together. Somehow I liked this show more than Voltron as well, maybe because it's based on an earlier 70's series like BotF. There's something to be said for the bold stylish look from these earlier shows. Also there was a female Giant Robot whose breasts shot out as missiles. You heard me, breast missiles!