The Takara Red Shoulder Scopedog is another robot that I bought during my Japan trip in July, 1985. According to my recently found list, I purchased this for 16 dollars. There was this version (to denote the elite red shoulders unit), the basic Scopedog and the red Brutish Dog.
Chirico Cuvie’s Red Shoulder Scopedog ATM-09-RSC – 1984 Takara 1/24 scale from anime Soukou Kihei VOTOMS 1983-1984
As you can see, he’s quite well armed with a rifle, rocket launcher and gatling gun. To me, this series was much more realistic than Gundam because I could really see people controlling these robots On a side note, I searched the net and it appears that they are issuing other Votoms toys as well, which is cool because I wanted to see the other mecha as toys but I only saw them as model kits. Here is the episode credits for the original series Armored Trooper VOTOMS(装甲騎兵ボトムズ) from 1983-1984.