Choro Q was a series of
deform cars with pull-back motor produced by Takara in early 1980's. The
series became very popular (and still very popular today) and Takara began
to produce several deform robot toys based on Choro Q concept.
High Grade Choro Q
Toyota Soarer (Lexus SC300)
In 1999, during the 20th
Anniversary of Choro Q, Takara decided to reintroduce the Choro Q Robo
line with the reissue of Choro Q Robo Votoms, Dougram, Gorg and Galient
robots in "Come Back Choro Q Robo Spitit". Takara then
produced CB-Mazinger a very Choro Q Robo-like Mazinger Z
toys. Even without the Choro Q logo, it was clear that
Mazinger Z was based on the old Choro Q Robo concept. In 2000,
Takara released the first "official" Choro Q Robo toys based
on Tetsujin-28. (Tetsujin-28 was the one of the pioneers in giant
robot TV show). Takara then re-released CB-Mazinger as CB-Mazinger
Plus with slight color change but now under Choro Q Robo banner.
In 2001, Takara released Transformers Optimus Prime (Convoy) and
Megatron as Choro Q Robo toys. In 2002, Takara followed the
mild success of Choro Q Robo line with more Transformers and more of Go
Nagai creations - Great Mazinger & Getter Robo.
I always love the
Choro Q (Penny Racer) cars line so I especially enjoy seeing my favorite
robots and sci-fi vehicles done in Choro Q style. May be someday Takara would do
Roboman and Robotmachine Z as Choro Q Robo.
Back Choro Q Robo Spirit Set