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Re: 20 Gobots That Remind Us Why the Gobots Sucked So Incredibly Hard

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Re: 20 Gobots That Remind Us Why the Gobots Sucked So Incredibly Hard

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:49 am

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Said it before, say it again. I'd LOVE some Classics-style versions of Gobots, and not just recolorings of old molds either.
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Re: 20 Gobots That Remind Us Why the Gobots Sucked So Incredibly Hard

Postby xyl360 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:31 am

Well, I broke down and snagged a Psycho off of ebay. Got him for a pretty decent price and he came in box and everything. The figure itself looks mint, so much so that it looks like it just came fresh off of a store shelf, even the stickers are perfect and all of the joints/transformation bits are tight. No paint wear or anything.
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Postby SentinelA » Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:07 pm

I still have Pow Wow :lol:
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Re: 20 Gobots That Remind Us Why the Gobots Sucked So Incredibly Hard

Postby Wreckgar » Sat Jul 06, 2013 6:19 pm

Personally, I think GoBots are given a hard time because they were generally cheaper and smaller than Transformers, had an awful cartoon and silly, puntastic names (unlike Transformers... Um... Hun-Grrr, Horri-Bull and Tentikill didn't happen then?).

However, as toys, if you compare the majority of small GoBots with the majority of small 80's Transformers, they generally had more varied and complex transformations and less cartoony alt modes. I know there were plenty of GoBots who had a simple "fold legs up like a Headmaster head" transformation, but it certainly wasn't all of them, not by a long way.

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Re: 20 Gobots That Remind Us Why the Gobots Sucked So Incredibly Hard

Postby craggy » Sat Jul 06, 2013 6:43 pm

I definitely like Transformers more, for a variety of reasons, and see why they were more popular at the time and have stayed so, BUT it'd be pretty easy to do a list of 20 Gobots That Did Stuff We All Wish Hasbro Did With Transformers.

A lot of that list would be alt modes. There were some really cool and some really goofy, but nice and unique alt modes for the Gobots. They also made a bit more of the female characters, and did characters in different sizes long before Hasbro made Primes and Bumblebees to suit every price point.
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Re: 20 Gobots That Remind Us Why the Gobots Sucked So Incredibly Hard

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Sun Jul 07, 2013 6:57 am

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I've watched some Machine Robo anime clips (Revenge of Chronos if you must know) and toy reviews, and to me they have certain simplistic charm to them. I definitely want to get the two Combiners some day, Puzzler and especially Monsterous. If only I could remember which name goes to who. I know the Sunstreaker wanna-be is Pocket, but that's it. :lol:
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Re: 20 Gobots That Remind Us Why the Gobots Sucked So Incredibly Hard

Postby xyl360 » Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:34 pm

JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:I've watched some Machine Robo anime clips (Revenge of Chronos if you must know) and toy reviews, and to me they have certain simplistic charm to them. I definitely want to get the two Combiners some day, Puzzler and especially Monsterous. If only I could remember which name goes to who. I know the Sunstreaker wanna-be is Pocket, but that's it. :lol:

I've got Puzzler and Monsterous. Puzzler kinda sucks, honestly, but Monsterous is awesome, at least in my opinion (he kinda reminds me of the Beast Wars :P).

If you need the names of the individual cars/bots for Puzzler, look no further than TFU :).
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Re: 20 Gobots That Remind Us Why the Gobots Sucked So Incredibly Hard

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Sat Jul 13, 2013 4:33 am

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xyl360 wrote:If you need the names of the individual cars/bots for Puzzler, look no further than TFU :).


O, it's not the the names themselves that's the problem:

Pocket, Jigsaw, Tic Tac, Rube... *looks up* Crossword and Zig Zag for Puzzler, and South Claw, Weird Wing, Gore Jaw, Fangs... *looks up again* Fight Face and Heart Attack for Monsterous. It's who's who that's the problem. But knowing me, once I get the toys I'll instantly remember them :lol:
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Re: 20 Gobots That Remind Us Why the Gobots Sucked So Incredibly Hard

Postby bvzxa » Tue Aug 13, 2013 1:43 am

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Challenge of the GpBots made the Gobots look bad MAchine Robo Revenge of Cronos and Battle Hackers were far superior
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Re: 20 Gobots That Remind Us Why the Gobots Sucked So Incredibly Hard

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:05 pm

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Wouldn't you know it, at C.O.N.S. a friend found 3 of the 6 Puzzler pieces: Crossword, Pocket and Rube. Neither of us bought them, and I would regret it later despite my "only complete combiners" policy. :BANG_HEAD: My friend did snap up a good condition Super Gobot Warpath and he's impressive. I just expected Super Gobots to be a bit... bigger.
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Re: 20 Gobots That Remind Us Why the Gobots Sucked So Incredibly Hard

Postby xyl360 » Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:57 am

I snagged a minty fresh Stacks from BBTS (warehouse find apparently) and he's just as awesome as I remember him being when I was a kid, but with the added bonus of now having his trailer (I had the version that came with no trailer when I was a kid). I just wish that trailer were big enough to accommodate the FP Stunticons. They're just a wee bit too wide to fit, but they pretty much scale with him. It would have been neat to have those sports cars on a car carrier like that.
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Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Sat Aug 17, 2013 5:03 pm

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xyl360 wrote:I snagged a minty fresh Stacks from BBTS (warehouse find apparently) and he's just as awesome as I remember him being when I was a kid, but with the added bonus of now having his trailer (I had the version that came with no trailer when I was a kid). I just wish that trailer were big enough to accommodate the FP Stunticons. They're just a wee bit too wide to fit, but they pretty much scale with him. It would have been neat to have those sports cars on a car carrier like that.

I got him, too. It's rather nice. I like the transformation, the trailer, the stickers. ;) I'd love a Classics Stacks, but since that's probably never happening, this guy's cool too.
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Re: 20 Gobots That Remind Us Why the Gobots Sucked So Incredibly Hard

Postby d_sel1 » Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:15 pm

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May I ask a side question, "Is there any GoBots that you would like to see somehow incorporated in a Transformers' continuity?" Is so how? (Hypothetical ideas: the "ancestor" TFs in G1, lost colony somewhere the galaxy, a MECH-style reverse engineering program, etc)"
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Re: 20 Gobots That Remind Us Why the Gobots Sucked So Incredibly Hard

Postby xyl360 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:15 pm

d_sel1 wrote:May I ask a side question, "Is there any GoBots that you would like to see somehow incorporated in a Transformers' continuity?" Is so how? (Hypothetical ideas: the "ancestor" TFs in G1, lost colony somewhere the galaxy, a MECH-style reverse engineering program, etc)"

They did that in the comics and/or Botcon as I recall, something about an alternate universe.

I'd LOVE to see some Gobot love in the TF lines though. Something like Generations Gobots would be awesome and I'd buy every single one of them.
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Re: 20 Gobots That Remind Us Why the Gobots Sucked So Incredibly Hard

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 5:13 pm

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xyl360 wrote:
d_sel1 wrote:May I ask a side question, "Is there any GoBots that you would like to see somehow incorporated in a Transformers' continuity?" Is so how? (Hypothetical ideas: the "ancestor" TFs in G1, lost colony somewhere the galaxy, a MECH-style reverse engineering program, etc)"

They did that in the comics and/or Botcon as I recall, something about an alternate universe.

I'd LOVE to see some Gobot love in the TF lines though. Something like Generations Gobots would be awesome and I'd buy every single one of them.

Same, here. I've been saying it for years.
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Re: 20 Gobots That Remind Us Why the Gobots Sucked So Incredibly Hard

Postby xyl360 » Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:42 pm

RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:
xyl360 wrote:
d_sel1 wrote:May I ask a side question, "Is there any GoBots that you would like to see somehow incorporated in a Transformers' continuity?" Is so how? (Hypothetical ideas: the "ancestor" TFs in G1, lost colony somewhere the galaxy, a MECH-style reverse engineering program, etc)"

They did that in the comics and/or Botcon as I recall, something about an alternate universe.

I'd LOVE to see some Gobot love in the TF lines though. Something like Generations Gobots would be awesome and I'd buy every single one of them.

Same, here. I've been saying it for years.

Yeah, I've actually been contemplating doing some repaints of my own. I've got Classics Crasher already (the Mirage repaint) but I'd kill for a Cy-Kill :P. I've been considering doing a repaint of 2007 Arcee/Elita One into him since that mold has the bike wheels on the shoulders, but I'd like something that's a closer match.
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xyl360 wrote:
RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:
xyl360 wrote:
d_sel1 wrote:May I ask a side question, "Is there any GoBots that you would like to see somehow incorporated in a Transformers' continuity?" Is so how? (Hypothetical ideas: the "ancestor" TFs in G1, lost colony somewhere the galaxy, a MECH-style reverse engineering program, etc)"

They did that in the comics and/or Botcon as I recall, something about an alternate universe.

I'd LOVE to see some Gobot love in the TF lines though. Something like Generations Gobots would be awesome and I'd buy every single one of them.

Same, here. I've been saying it for years.

Yeah, I've actually been contemplating doing some repaints of my own. I've got Classics Crasher already (the Mirage repaint) but I'd kill for a Cy-Kill :P. I've been considering doing a repaint of 2007 Arcee/Elita One into him since that mold has the bike wheels on the shoulders, but I'd like something that's a closer match.


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Re: 20 Gobots That Remind Us Why the Gobots Sucked So Incredibly Hard

Postby xyl360 » Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:17 am

d_sel1 wrote:
xyl360 wrote:
RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:
xyl360 wrote:
d_sel1 wrote:May I ask a side question, "Is there any GoBots that you would like to see somehow incorporated in a Transformers' continuity?" Is so how? (Hypothetical ideas: the "ancestor" TFs in G1, lost colony somewhere the galaxy, a MECH-style reverse engineering program, etc)"

They did that in the comics and/or Botcon as I recall, something about an alternate universe.

I'd LOVE to see some Gobot love in the TF lines though. Something like Generations Gobots would be awesome and I'd buy every single one of them.

Same, here. I've been saying it for years.

Yeah, I've actually been contemplating doing some repaints of my own. I've got Classics Crasher already (the Mirage repaint) but I'd kill for a Cy-Kill :P. I've been considering doing a repaint of 2007 Arcee/Elita One into him since that mold has the bike wheels on the shoulders, but I'd like something that's a closer match.


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Hehe, yeah, I had that model kit as a kid. It was epic. I've since acquired some of the little Mospeada figures and of course you can still get this.
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Re: 20 Gobots That Remind Us Why the Gobots Sucked So Incredibly Hard

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:02 pm

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Okay... that looks like a recolor of the Mospeada bike into Cy-Kill. Am I right or wrong?
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Postby xyl360 » Sun Aug 25, 2013 1:00 am

RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:Okay... that looks like a recolor of the Mospeada bike into Cy-Kill. Am I right or wrong?

Yep, that's exactly what it is. Pretty cool, huh :)?
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Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:43 am

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xyl360 wrote:
RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:Okay... that looks like a recolor of the Mospeada bike into Cy-Kill. Am I right or wrong?

Yep, that's exactly what it is. Pretty cool, huh :)?

Yes. Yes, it is pretty cool.
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