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Power Warrior Power Suits / Battle Suits Power System 5

1984 Bandai Japan released two combiner Battle Suits for the Machine Robo line themed for Air
and Land combat; 'Battle Armor 5' and 'Land Commander 5'

Both shared the same limb moulds with the body section being unique

Bandai released Battle Armor 5 in Europe as 'Battle Suit Power System 5' identical to the Japan
version bar stickers text changed to English

Tonka released Battle Armor 5 in two new colour schemes (see below) and named them
'Courageous' and 'Grungy' aligning them with the Guardian and Renegade factions respectively

Bandai then release the Courageous and Grungy colour schemed Battle Armor 5 in Australia for the
Machine Men line as 'Battle Suit Power System 5' factioned for Friendly and Enemy Machine Men

Land Commander was not released outside of Japan, however a black, yellow and light green
version was prototyped for Tonka and named 'Nemesis' that did not go into production

The most notable structural change was the removal of missile firing mechanisms from the foot
sections of the US Gobots release

Region Codes Used:
JP Japan / US United States / AU Australia / EU Europe
NOTE: Location codes only shown where items where known to be released

 
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POWER WARRIORS POWER SUITS / BATTLE SUITS POWER SYSTEM 5

 
 

BATTLE SUIT POWER SYSTEM 5
Robo Machine EU Bandai (limbs have metal spring doors) (English stickers) 1984
BATTLE ARMOR 5
Machine Robo Series JP Bandai (limbs have metal doors) (Japanese stickers) 1984

Battle Armor 5 and Battle Suit Power System 5 were released in Japan and Europe with the
only variance being the Japanese text replaced with English

Unlike the Tonka Gobots release, the Japanese and European versions were not issued as
separate pieces and instead only as complete suit sets

While the European release is called, 'Battle Suit Power System 5' the foot stickers still
display 'Battle Armor 5', a throwback to its Japanese origins. There is no reference to
'Battle Armor 5' on the English packaging

The European Battle Suit was initially sold in the same vertical packaging as the Japanese,
US and Australian releases. It was later re-issued in France (and possibly other parts
of Europe) in horizontal boxes with a new foam insert to match the box windows

The French, horizontal styled packaging shows, 'Armure Battle Suit' / Armor Battle Suit as
the product title

The two US colour scheme versions were later released in France (and possibly other parts
of Europe) in the same horizontal packaging with the package images still showing this
original colour scheme. No mention of the Gobots 'Courageous' or 'Grungy' was shown

Both the Japanese and European version include the firing missiles feature in the feet

The European instructions refer to the limb sections with 'RM' designations instead of the
MR codes shown on their stickers. Both the production release and the instruction images
show the MR stickers. 'RM' stickers were likely planned to align with the US 'GB' (Gobots)
release stickers however they were not produced


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European Release 
 
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battle suit power system 5 armor robo machine european red and grey arm mr p2 battle suit power system 5 armor robo machine european red and grey arm mr p2 left battle suit power system 5 armor robo machine european red and grey arm mr p2 back battle suit power system 5 armor robo machine european red and grey arm mr p2 right
battle suit power system 5 armor robo machine european red and grey leg mr p3 battle suit power system 5 armor robo machine european red and grey leg mr p3 left battle suit power system 5 armor robo machine european red and grey leg mr p3 back battle suit power system 5 armor robo machine european red and grey leg mr p3 right
battle suit power system 5 armor robo machine european red and grey leg mr p4 battle suit power system 5 armor robo machine european red and grey leg mr p4 left battle suit power system 5 armor robo machine european red and grey leg mr p4 back battle suit power system 5 armor robo machine european red and grey leg mr p4 right
 
Accessories and Examples 
 
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Instructions for European Releases
 
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COURAGEOUS GUARDIAN ARMORED ROBOT
POWER WARRIOR / POWER SUITS
- 33 cm

Gobots US Tonka (no P3 & P4 door springs or side of base paint) 1984
FRIENDLY ROBOT BATTLE SUIT
POWER SYSTEM 5

Machine Men AU Bandai (P3 & P4 metal spring loaded doors and side of base painted) 1984

First released in Japan by Bandai for Machine Robo as one of two Battle Armor 5 sets (land and air)
Tonka recoloured the model and sold it in the US as 'Courageous Guardian Armored Robot' for the
Gobots line. Formed from four 'Power Suits' and a central 'Space Ship' Courageous is piloted by
five Guardian Gobots

Bandai released the US colour schemed set in Australia marketed more as a mecha style piece of
combined power armor. The combined armour did not have a name as such and was simply
called 'Friendly Robot Battle Suit'. As with Courageous the Battle Suit is piloted by enemy
Machine Men

This model was also released very late in France (and possibly other parts of Europe) as
'Armure Battle Suit' / Armor Battle Suit in horizontal packaging under the Robo Machine line. The
package images still showed the original Battle Suit in red, orange and grey. These retained
the firing foot missile feature not included in the US release while the GB arm and leg stickers
remained and were not updated to MR or RM

Unlike the Machine Men and Robo Machine all in one pack releases by Bandai, Tonka also
issued each section separately as 'Space Ship' and 'GB P1' though P4 Power Suits parts. As
the set was never intended to be marketed this way many youngsters ended up receiving only
some of Courgeous from well meaning relatives on birthdays

* it is likely that the Machine Men release did first come with spring loaded door for
GB P3 and GB P4

Note: all Gobots Guardian Power Suits sections when sold separately were issued on the
same cardback; front and back

The European instructions were reused for the Australian Machine Men line and refer to the
limb sections with RM designations instead of the MR codes shown on their stickers. Both
the production release and the instruction images show the MR stickers. It's likely that 'RM'
and 'MM' sickers were planned to align with the US GB (Gobot) designation stickers however
they were not produced

Sticker variations: the star and vent stickers can be found either on the shoulders or upper
chest on both complete set Battle Suits or solo issued Space Ship MR-CJ releases

By default the black limbs have red designation stickers and the white have blue. These
were often mixed up on limbs issued in blisters while the complete set releases had them correct

Both appear to be a quality control issue rather than planned variations

 

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compatibility guide

Machine Men Version Shown
 
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courageous gobots gb p2 right arm guardian armored robo / power warrior / power suits and machine men battle suit power system 5 courageous gobots gb p2 right arm guardian armored robo / power warrior / power suits and machine men battle suit power system 5 left courageous gobots gb p2 right arm guardian armored robo / power warrior / power suits and machine men battle suit power system 5 back courageous gobots gb p2 right arm guardian armored robo / power warrior / power suits and machine men battle suit power system 5 right
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courageous gobots gb p4 left leg guardian armored robo / power warrior / power suits and machine men battle suit power system 5 courageous gobots gb p4 left leg guardian armored robo / power warrior / power suits and machine men battle suit power system 5 left courageous gobots gb p4 left leg guardian armored robo / power warrior / power suits and machine men battle suit power system 5 back courageous gobots gb p4 left leg guardian armored robo / power warrior / power suits and machine men battle suit power system 5 right
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Variations and Accessories
 
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courageous gobots guardian armored robo / power warrior / power suits and machine men battle suit power system 5 weapon accessories courageous gobots guardian armored robo / power warrior / power suits and machine men battle suit power system 5 weapon accessories attached fist stored in foot machine men friendly white battle suit power system 5 foot fired missiles  
 
Instructions for Australian and European Release
 
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GRUNGY RENEGADE ARMORED ROBOT
POWER WARRIOR / POWER SUITS
- 33 cm

Gobots US Tonka (no P3 & P4 door springs or side of base paint) 1984
ENEMY ROBOT BATTLE SUIT
POWER SYSTEM 5

Machine Men AU Bandai (P3 & P4 side of base painted) 1984*

First released in Japan by Bandai for Machine Robo as one of two Battle Armor 5 sets (land and air)
Tonka recoloured the model and sold it in the US as 'Grungy Renegade Armored Robot' for the
Gobots line. Formed from four 'Power Suits' and a central 'Space Ship' Grungy is piloted by five
Renegade Gobots

Bandai released the US colour schemed set in Australia marketed more as a mecha style piece of
combined power armor. The combined armour did not have a name as such and was simply
called 'Friendly Robot Battle Suit'. As with Grungy the Battle Suit is piloted by enemy Machine Men

This model was also released very late in France (and possibly other parts of Europe) as
'Armure Battle Suit' / Armor Battle Suit in horizontal packaging under the Robo Machine line. The
package images still showed the original Battle Suit in red, orange and grey. These retained
the firing foot missile feature not included in the US release while the GB arm and leg stickers
remained and were not updated to MR or RM

Unlike the Machine Men and Robo Machine all in one pack releases by Bandai, Tonka also
issued each section separately as 'Space Ship' and 'GB P1' though P4 Power Suits parts. As
the set was never intended to be marketed this way many youngsters ended up receiving only
some of Grungy from well meaning relatives on birthdays

* it is likely that the Machine Men release did first come with spring loaded door for
GB P3 and GB P4

Note: all Gobots Renegade Power Suits sections when sold separately were issued on the
same cardback; front and back

The European instructions were reused for the Australian Machine Men line and refer to the
limb sections with RM designations instead of the MR codes shown on their stickers. Both
the production release and the instruction images show the MR stickers. It's likely that 'RM'
and 'MM' sickers were planned to align with the US GB (Gobot) designation stickers however
they were not produced

Sticker variations: the star and vent stickers can be found either on the shoulders or upper
chest on both complete set Battle Suits or solo issued Space Ship MR-CJ releases

By default the black limbs have red designation stickers and the white have blue. These
were often mixed up on limbs issued in blisters while the complete set releases had them correct

Both appear to be a quality control issue rather than planned variations

 

grungy battle suit power system 5 gobots machine robo figure guide
battle suit figure
compatibility guide

Machine Men Version Shown
 
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grungy gobots gb P2 right arm renegade armored robo / power warrior / power suits and machine men battle suit power system 5 grungy gobots gb P2 right arm renegade armored robo / power warrior / power suits and machine men battle suit power system 5 left grungy gobots gb P2 right arm renegade armored robo / power warrior / power suits and machine men battle suit power system 5 back grungy gobots gb P2 right arm renegade armored robo / power warrior / power suits and machine men battle suit power system 5 right
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grungy gobots gb P4 left leg renegade armored robo / power warrior / power suits and machine men battle suit power system 5 grungy gobots gb P4 left leg renegade armored robo / power warrior / power suits and machine men battle suit power system 5 left grungy gobots gb P4 left leg renegade armored robo / power warrior / power suits and machine men battle suit power system 5 back grungy gobots gb P4 left leg renegade armored robo / power warrior / power suits and machine men battle suit power system 5 right
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Variations and Accessories
 
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Instructions for Australian and European Release
 
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LAND COMMANDER 5
Machine Robo Series JP Bandai (limbs have metal spring doors) 1984

Land Commander 5 follows the same principle as Battle Armor 5 and shares the same four
limb moulds. The body section can be described as a four track tank with two large, rectangular
missile pods on its back

As with Battle Armor 5 the feet play an integral part in the vehicle mode being inverted and
becoming the missile pods

Colour scheme: black and red limbs with a blue and light grey body

Land Commander was not released outside of Japan, however a black, yellow and light green
version was prototyped for Tonka and named 'Nemesis' that did not go into production

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