Coming from the Machine Robo Facebook page, we have a set of photos showing off the series 2 lineup of the "Masterpiece" Machine Robo figures from Action Toys. Cement Robo, Blackbird Robo, Turbo Robo, and Space Robo are all shown off in multiple angles in their robot forms along with one good look each at their vehicles.
The engineering tricks don't seem to have stopped in this assortment, just judging by the interesting things Cement Robo does between modes! No release date or other info was offered with the photos, but this should certainly build the anticipation for their upcoming sale. Keep reading to see it all!
The site Elljay Hobby Collection has posted new images of the Action Toys Machine Robo figures! Based on the Bandai toys that served as source material for GoBots, the Machine Robo toys - Bike Robo, Eagle Robo, and Battle Robo - are nicely detailed and come with some really great-looking bases. Mr. Elljay hasn't posted a gallery of the Robo Drill yet, but we'll update later if he does. Keep reading to see the photos!
Just up at BBTS are new pre-orders for the Action Toys Machine Robo figures.
Now available are the MR-01 Bike Robo stands 4.50" tall in robot mode and comes equipped with an axe. In bike mode his wheels actually roll and his kickstand and handlebars can be removed. This item is priced at $45.99.
Also listed, the MR-02 Drill Rod stands 4.75" tall in robot mode and is armed with two arm blades. Drill mode features rolling wheels and two drill attachments. This item is priced at $45.99.
Order them now at bigbadtoystore.com
The Machine Robo Facebook page has posted images of Action Toys' upcoming figures of Bike Robo, Jet Robo, Battle Robo, and Rod Drill - better known to US fans as Gobots characters Cy-Kill, Leader-1, Tank, and Screw Head! The figures are excellent looking and very high-quality... but if you're looking for something closer to the Hanna Barbera interpretations of the Gobots, they may not quite be what you're looking for. Keep reading to see!
Without bothering to tell anyone, Warner Bros. has shipped the second volume of Challenge of the GoBots on DVD! Picking up from where the first set left off, the set also includes Robo-Force: Revenge of Nazgar, a TV special featuring everyone's favorite suction-cupped, flaily-armed robot toys. Keep reading for the product description and a link!
This week on Radio Free Cybertron: Masterpiece Machine Robo (Gobots!) Oh, and Toy Fair is coming up. There's more stuff this week, like Ultimetal Ultra Magnus, Generations Megatron and the new licensed third party God Ginrai. But all you need to worry about is that Toy Fair is coming up, and Gobots. Gobots, Gobots, Gobots. Gobots and more, on this week's Radio Free Cybertron!
TAG Hobby has posted images of the Action Toys display at the C3 hobby show in China, and surprisingly there's a large display of what appear to be high-end, licensed Masterpiece-style Machine Robo figures! There are even a few recognizable faces such as the toys that became Leader-1 and Cy-Kill, which is interesting since most of the US-released GoBots weren't major players in the anime Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos. Keep reading to see the images!
Hasbro has filed with the US Patent Office for a pair of very broad trademarks on the name "Go-Bots," applying to both Entertainment and Consumer Products. Pretty much everything is on the table from TV shows and movies to games and of course, toys. It's unlikely that we're going to see everything that the trademarks cover - a GoBots tabletop RPG? I don't think so - but if Hasbro were to want to create anything new for Go-Bots or even just reissue Challenge of the GoBots on DVD, this would be the first step. Keep reading for a link to the filings and a list of what exactly is covered!
Technically Transformers news, since Hasbro bought GoBots and made them a part of the Transformers universe. The good Guardian GoBots battle the evil Renegade Gobots across time in space in 30 episodes of packed with meta-morphin magic and action. Preorder for a mere $29.95 from WB Shop today for shipment on 05/06/2014.
Today GoBots have been absorbed into Transformers as minor background characters, club exclusive characters and the occasional odd homage. Check out this tidbit of GoBots (and by extension Transformers) history... One of the things that set Transformers apart from GoBots back in 1984 was the wonderful biographies and tech specs included on Transformers toys. While the GoBots toys mostly lacked any type of biography, it was uncovered that Tonka did try to created personalities for the GoBots before the Challenge of the GoBots TV series aired.
Warner Bros Archive has announced that they will be releasing a remastered version of the Challenge of the Gobots five-part mini-series on May 17, 2011. Posting a link on their Facebook page, the DVD is now available for pre-order on the WBShop.com for $14.95. The product page also includes a comparison between the Original Master and the Remastered look, including some box art. Check them both out in the gallery.
We bet you have not seen that series logo in a while and neither have we! In a recent exchange on Twitter between Warner Archive and an individual named Nick Simmons, the former revealed that they will release the Hanna-Barbera-produced Challenge of the Gobots series to DVD. An image of the box art is available after the jump.
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Hey folks, just wanted to give you the heads up about 4 new Playskool Go-Bots I found today! Head on over to TFU.INFO for images of:
+ Cop-Bot - Buzzer-Bot Motorcycle recolored.
+ Gorilla-Bot - The original Gorillabot in black.
+ Strong-Bot - Pickup Truck, Remolded Flash-Bot.
+ Speed-Bot - Muscle Car, The unreleased Racer-Bot Alpha mold.