Designating a set of loosely related Sunrise animated television series (starting from 1990), each generating a line of toys sold by Takara. The Brave robots' character design was an attempt to leverage the waning success of the Transformers, and return to the time-tested Hero Robot formula. Brave robots are an amalgamation of Super Sentai robot, Transformer, and Hero Robot design. Many Transformer toys were recycled as Brave merchandise. Every Brave robot was designed by original Gundam designer Kunio Ookawara, which explains the similarities in design.