Kousokudenjin Albegas Gamma Robo ST Victora Popy 1983
Albegas was the Voltron we never got to see over here. One would hope Voltron II would be better dubs than the vehicle and lion Voltron cartoons. Due to the popularity of the GoLion Voltron and the lack of interest in Dairugger vehicle Voltron, the Albegas version was canceled so they could focus on new Lion Voltron cartoons.
I plan to watch the Japanese versions as they have edited out all the violence in the US versions for kids. I have already seen one GoLion episode and it has more promise than Voltron at this point.
The Albegas Gamma Robo is from the Victora line. These are cheap plastic versions of the Popy line that could be sold at train stations without tarnishing the Popy name. I was disappointed initially that these were all plastic and smaller, but I got them cheap so what can I say. After opening them up to work with them, they are not bad and have about the same functionality of the metal versions. Only thing missing are the swords which would have been nice to have.
Check out the intro to Albegas, the Voltron that could have been.
I will have to watch a few of these!
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