I'm a big fan of Gerry Anderson's various Supermarionation series, so I have no good excuse for why it has taken me so long to watch this Japanese attempt at a marionation show. I watched the UK dub and it was fantastic! There is nothing like models and practical effects. Most CGI seems so lifeless in comparison. Is the story cheesy and simplistic? You bet, but the models, practical effects and the funky disco soundtrack make it an instant classic for me. This show never made it to the US back in the day, so I'd love to hear any ramblings from our cousins across the pond about their remembrances of this show. Were there ever any toys/models sold for this show?