I used to have action figured of them. I think I was 4. I'm surprised I remember so many of these oldfag shows. Other early shows for me were Saber Marionette J, Dragoon, Dirty Pair, Dominion Tank Police, and a few other shows I can't remember.
One that I really liked, hopefully one of you remembers the name. Basically the main character could transform into a mecha type thing, but needed to hold a special crystal in order to do so. Eventually his crystal got destroyed, so a robot was made for him, and he had to jump into it but land upside down. I don't remember anything about the plot, but I remember a scene of his dad (I think) dying while inside some sort of cocoon thing while trying to be able to transform like he could.
Anyone have any idea wtf I'm talking about? I watched it a lot as a kid and I'm dying to know what it was ;_;