Its a fad in Hollywood at the moment. The live action animated adaptation. 'Speed Racer' and 'Transformers' didn't work for me and by the looks of it 'GIJOE', will join them. Now 'Robotech' is in the wings and Tobey Maguire is linked to it as his production company is involved. I am slightly concerned as the promises he is making sound awfully familiar. This property has loads of potential - but don't they all? Unlike other giant robot films, like Voltron and Evangelion, RT seems to be going smoothly in early pre-prod. I guess their tranforming mecha are more easily validated than Eva or Voltron. Each mode of the fighters they use, Veritechs, perform different military tasks and the humanoid mode puts them on even terms with the alien aggressors, who are, as we know, giant humanoids.