Review of Nutrocker (1985)
2884 CE: A lone survivor and his damaged mecha face unmanned hovertanks among Australian ruins bathed in hazardous radiation.
A mixture of live action (English and German dialogue) and approximately 1/6 scale “puppet” action, based on a line of high-end retro science fiction miniature kits originally called SF3D. A very admirable initiative, and quite ambitious in some respects, particularly in the use of a good native speaker who doesn’t always follow the Japanese “translation” (which exclaims “Baby!” and such). Alas, the story is nothing special, and Kow’s much adored mechanical design does not shine.