People familiar with Mattel's popular Shogun Warriors toy collection will remember all three of Getter Robo G's robot formations in that toy line: Getter Dragon (Dragun), Getter Liger (Arrow) and Getter Poseidon (Poseidon). As a result of the popularity of these toys in the US, Jim Terry included this series in his Force Five anime lineup under the title of Starvengers. The original Getter Robo series, however, has yet to appear in the US (although the Shin Getter Robo OVAs have appeared). In the UK, Starvengers episodes were released on video by Krypton Force under the name Formators.
Statistics, Weapons, and Attacks Although the new Getter Robo G team basically had the original Getter Robo land, sea, air specialties each could now fly and had added specialties.
Getter Dragon (Formed from Dragon+Liger+Poseidon)
English Version- Star Dragon
Piloted by Ryoma Nagare, English Version- Homer Winthrow Color: Red Height: 50m Weight: 330 tons Weapons Double Tomahawk - There are actually two attacks named "Double Tomahawk". The first, and probably more recognizable involves Getter Dragon pulling out two tomahawks from its shoulders and attacking. The second involves it pulling out one tomahawk and extending its handle, thus giving it more attack power by using two hands, although this larger tomahawk was originally called "Long Tomahawk". English name - Double Hatchet Double Tomahawk Boomerang - Like the original Getter Tomahawk, the Double Tomahawks can be thrown as spinning projectiles. English name - Double Hatchet Boomerang Spin Cutters - Unlike the blades on Getter-1, Getter Dragon's forearm blades are actually saw blades that cut through the enemy up close. English name - Dragon Cutters Getter Beam - The trademark Getter Robo attack is back, though this time, the beam launcher is placed up on its forehead. It can be fired in short bursts or one long blast. English name - Omicron Beam Getter Shine/Shine Spark - Getter Dragon's finishing move. When the pedals in all three machines' cockpits are pushed in simultaneously, and the attack call "Getter Shine!" is shouted, Getter Dragon is enveloped in Getter Energy. The actual attack, "Shine Spark" involves Getter Dragon diving at his opponent and, at the last moment, pulling up, letting the Getter Energy slam into the opponent. This attack has gained some notoriety, as it was the basis of Samus Aran's Shinespark attack in the later Metroid games. English name - Star Energize/Star Fire
Getter Liger (Formed from Liger+Poseidon+Dragon)
English Version- Star Arrow
Piloted by Hayato Jin, but piloted by Michiru when Hayato is captured near the end. English Version- Paladin Spencer Color: Blue Height: 50m Weight: 330 tons Weapons Drill Arm -Getter Liger's hand can transform into a powerful drill bit that can bore through many types of armor. Chain Attack-Getter Liger's pod arm can fire a harpoon with a chain attached to it designed for capturing and restraining of an opponent. Liger can also electrify the harpoon and chain and give an opponent a real jolt. It can also be used to swing around and catapult an opponent. Mach Special-Getter Liger is the robot best suited for land combat and is designed for a supersonic attack made especially for high speed hit-and-run tactics. English name - Arrow Speed Liger Missile-Getter Liger's pod arm can also fire multiple rounds heat seeking missiles. English name - Arrow Missile
Getter Poseidon (Formed from Poseidon+Dragon+Liger)
English Version- Star Poseidon
Piloted by Benkei Kuruma, English Version- Elmer O. Fossil aka Foul Tip Color: Gold Height: 45m Weight: 330 tons Weapons Finger Net- A semi-organic net made to capture and restain an opponent. Strong Missile- Large shoulder mounted missiles that can also function as torpedoes. Just as Liger is made for the ground, Poseidon is made for the water. English name - Shoulder Missile Daisetsuzan Oroshi (lit. Great Snowy Mountain Wind)- A powerful throwing attack, based on the one used by Musashi in the original Getter Robo. Sometimes used in tandem with the Getter Cyclone. Getter Cyclone- A collar based weapon that produces underwater cyclones of designed to incapacitate and disorient an opponent. The upper torso armor flips over to reveal a hidden turbine in the upper body, which generates the cyclone. Also effective out of water. English name - Star Cyclone Caterpillar Tread- Tank treads made for rolling over rough terrain on land or the ocean floor. English name - Caterpillar Traction