This Daltanious ST is one of my only Popy pieces. I prefer this smaller Daltanious to the Popy Daltanias DX(GB-01, GB-02, PB-81) as the proportions are more appealing to look at. This is a nice hunk of die cast metal. I have the larger one, but I am missing pieces and the fists which would be nice to have. I would probably just display this one, because I am just not that hot on the design on the DX. The parts on the body look too skinny on a big robot. The foot missiles zing out a nice zing 5 feet and have a surprisingly strong spring. I am a big fan of this robot as it a great looking piece and such an improvement over the DX version. The ST version never made it to the US, but we did get the Godaikin DX Daltanias version.
I originally started out with the die cast metal Shogun Warriors and moved on to these pieces as an adult. We went to Japan Town in San Francisco to see the newest Gundam and Macross robots from Japan. My cousin just went to Japan and these pieces are a bit more than I want to pay for. But it’s nice to know I can pick them up if I have the dough.
Made in Japan.
The anime Future Robot Daltanious came out in 1979-1980 where earth has been conquered by aliens. They were going to use Daltanious for the lion robot, version of Voltron, but Toei sent out GoLion instead. They loved GoLion and it became the most popular Voltron robot. Here is the original Daltanious opener for the cartoon.