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I saw this cartoon as a kid(80's). All I can remember is that there was a pool that split open and a robot would come out and help defeat the bad guys. I want to say it came on during the block with Thundercats and Silverhawks.

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Probably not what you're talking about but in Thunderbirds one of the rockets came out from under the pool on a regular basis. A Kids show, more puppets then Cartoons though. – AidanO Dec 6 '12 at 12:15
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I think it is Tranzor Z, as the intro on YouTube shows the robot emerging from a swimming pool. I vaguely remember this as well, I think it tagged along on the Voltron success.

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I got the hint on where to look from this forum post.

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This is totally it. I had forgotten about the elbow cannons, but once I saw them, man, it flooded back to me. Great job, and thank you! – MyCodeSucks Dec 6 '12 at 14:09

I believe this came out in the 70's-80's era,if i'm not mistaken it's called "MESSENGER", and it also played in Spanish a lot also called "EL MESSENGER".

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Hi. Welcome to Movies & TV - can you confirm why you think this is the answer, when the question already has an accepted answer? – iandotkelly Jan 26 '13 at 15:01
Well, he's entirely correct (except for spelling). The accepted answer is that the show name is "Tranzor Z"; however, that is the dubbed name. The original Japanese title is "Mazinger Z". – afeldspar Sep 11 '14 at 20:49

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