Robert Ludvig (
Sat, 29 Jan 2000 07:11:19 PST

I dont know if this would count or not, but remember the really OLD
Thunderbirds show? The one that was animated with dolls from the 60's (I
think?) Their vehicles might count as mecha....though the show was kinda

>From: Nightingale <>
>Subject: RE: [gundam] Did Tomino invent Mecha?
>Date: Sat, 29 Jan 2000 04:03:55 -0800 (PST)
>--- Amuro Rei <> wrote:
> > What about Science Ninja Team Gatchaman? There was
> > no super-robots in that, but a heck of alot of cool
> > mecha such as the God Phoenix, Mark/Ken's Jet,
> > Jason/Joe's Car, Princess/Jun's Motobike,
> > Keyops/Junpei's Floaty-Hover-Submercible-Bug, plus a
> > whole pile of Spectra/Berg Katse/Sosai X
>mecho-ramas. > While, it was cheesy I admit, and
>perhaps not firmly
> > scientific, I think it was quite a mecha orientated
> > show.
>You remember Gatchaman, too? There's part of my grade
>school memories, and a fond one I must stress :)
>Besides Gatchaman, there are also a whole series of
>Dinosaur-safari shows that predate Jurassic Park
>almost two decades ago. There are lots of unusual
>brand of mechas and exploring vehicles, too. They are
>a bit borderline I think, but those were the
>alternative to the Super Robos back in the 70s...
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