Beast King GoLion
This is an early 80's robot animation from Japan. This is one the many robot cartoons that I watched back in the days when VHS cassettes were prevalent. My dad used to fly over to Korea for business trips, and he would bring these robot cartoons in VHS format. They were dubbed in Korean and I absolutely loved them. Of course back then I didn't have the slightest idea of where these cartoons were produced. As long as it was interesting and it was on the television, I offered my poor eyes to it.
If I remember correctly, the cassette tape only had two episodes on it so I didn't get much exposure to the series, but being a kid, I watched that damned tape over, and over, and over again. I even had the toy!
(I remember the toy being quite heavy, because those metallic areas on the thigh and torso area were actually casted in metal...I think. The other, more colorful areas were also metal??? And then the legs on the smaller lions were plastic. Anyways... This thing was a beast! Absolutely lover it!)
Recently, I was on face book and I found a whole channel on youtube, dedicated to "Golion". At first, the channel that I came across was called "Voltron: defender of the universe", which was the Americanized version of "Golion". I also watched "Voltron", but the voltron that I was exposed to was a vehicular type robot with a bizillion combining pieces, just to form a giant robot.
(Armored Fleet Dairugger XV)
If you want to know more about the reason why these two separate robot entities merged into one series I uploaded some links below. (Wikipedia knows everything!)
You can also watch, both Voltron and Golion on Youtube, and the links are below here.
By the way, don't forget to check up on Saber Riders and Denver the Last Dinosaur. Childhood classics! I love em!