Action Toys New Machine Robo figures aka GOBOTS revealed

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Action Toys New Machine Robo figures aka GOBOTS revealed

Postby william-james88 » Fri Feb 06, 2015 7:42 am

While this is non transformers news, it is still big news regarding a toyline that was paralel to the Transformers Brand from the very beginning: Gobots.

The 2015 Japan Dynamic Toy Show, taking place from February 6-8, revealed new Soul of Gokin figures, a high end collectables line from Bandai and Action Toys. These are masterpiece-like releases of old Machine Robo figures which were known in the west as Gobots, the main toyline which competed against Transformers back in the 80s.

While the names and characters are owned by Hasbro, the toys and toy designs are still owned by Bandai, and thus it is unknown what these toys will be called.

Among others, those revealed at the show are updated versions of the following character/toy designs:

Cy-Kill
Jet Robo / Fitor
Drill Robo / Screwhead
Turbo
Leader-1
Tank Robo / Tank
Shuttle Robo / Spay-C

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Re: New Soul of Gokin Machine Robo figures aka GOBOTS revealed

Postby Optimizzy » Fri Feb 06, 2015 7:54 am

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wow. Leader-1 looks awesome. I want.
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Postby VioMeTriX » Fri Feb 06, 2015 7:55 am

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Re: New Soul of Gokin Machine Robo figures aka GOBOTS revealed

Postby reluctantyouth » Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:00 am

Leader-1 looks fantastic!! I wish Turbo was a little better. That Cykill is underwhelming to say the least. I'd buy Leader-1 in half a heart beat if the price is right. :x

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Postby RiddlerJ » Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:01 am

But where's Scooter? :grin:
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Re: New Soul of Gokin Machine Robo figures aka GOBOTS revealed

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:04 am

How tall are these figures in relation to TF? About deluxe? Voyager? I have a lot of nostalgia for Leader-1 and Cy-Kill! I can definitely see myself drafting these guys into my TF collection (as I did when I was a kid).
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Re: New Soul of Gokin Machine Robo figures aka GOBOTS revealed

Postby Tranzilla » Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:07 am

Is that Snoop I see next to Space-C? I'M IN!!!!!
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Re: New Soul of Gokin Machine Robo figures aka GOBOTS revealed

Postby griftimus prime » Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:10 am

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pretty awesome
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Re: New Soul of Gokin Machine Robo figures aka GOBOTS revealed

Postby Rated X » Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:17 am

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If theyre deluxe sized I want them all. If theyre MP scale, money saved.
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Re: New Soul of Gokin Machine Robo figures aka GOBOTS revealed

Postby ScottyP » Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:33 am

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Not gonna be a hipster and claim Gobots as something I have some deep emotional attachment to, despite having a ton of these as well as a child. The old toys and show just don't hold up at all over time for me.

However, all that being said, these look freakin cool. Would definitely pick a couple up depending on price.
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Re: New Soul of Gokin Machine Robo figures aka GOBOTS revealed

Postby rpetras » Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:40 am

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Leader-1 and Cy-Kill for sure, the others are a definite maybe.
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Re: New Soul of Gokin Machine Robo figures aka GOBOTS revealed

Postby Editor » Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:45 am

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Re: New Soul of Gokin Machine Robo figures aka GOBOTS revealed

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:50 am

ScottyP wrote:Not gonna be a hipster and claim Gobots as something I have some deep emotional attachment to, despite having a ton of these as well as a child. The old toys and show just don't hold up at all over time for me.

However, all that being said, these look freakin cool. Would definitely pick a couple up depending on price.

Gobots are hipster??
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Re: New Soul of Gokin Machine Robo figures aka GOBOTS revealed

Postby wetwithwaterwings » Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:53 am

If Spay-C is white and black, I will hand my money to Bandai in a heartbeat.
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Re: New Soul of Gokin Machine Robo figures aka GOBOTS revealed

Postby william-james88 » Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:55 am

ScottyP wrote:Not gonna be a hipster and claim Gobots as something I have some deep emotional attachment to, despite having a ton of these as well as a child. The old toys and show just don't hold up at all over time for me.

However, all that being said, these look freakin cool. Would definitely pick a couple up depending on price.


I think Gobots have aged as well as G1 toys. I think they are prety neat 80s toys with smart designs.

I would love rhat Leader 1, what they did with the chest is pretty smart.
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Re: New Soul of Gokin Machine Robo figures aka GOBOTS revealed

Postby Va'al » Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:55 am

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Gauntlet101010 wrote:
ScottyP wrote:Not gonna be a hipster and claim Gobots as something I have some deep emotional attachment to, despite having a ton of these as well as a child. The old toys and show just don't hold up at all over time for me.

However, all that being said, these look freakin cool. Would definitely pick a couple up depending on price.

Gobots are hipster??



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Re: New Soul of Gokin Machine Robo figures aka GOBOTS revealed

Postby UltraPrimal » Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:01 am

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Rated X wrote:If theyre deluxe sized I want them all. If theyre MP scale, money saved.

That's basically my sentiments too. If they're in scale with Classics and if they're affordable, they're definite must-buys. If they're overpriced like the Masterpieces, then I'll probably pass.
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Re: New Soul of Gokin Machine Robo figures aka GOBOTS revealed

Postby Cobotron » Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:08 am

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Re: New Soul of Gokin Machine Robo figures aka GOBOTS revealed

Postby Blozor » Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:16 am

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If they do Destroyer and Scorp I am all over this.

I've never been opposed to the GoBots. They made nice cannon fodder/troop builder when i played with Transformers as a kid. Kay-Bee used to sell them for a dollar so I could get as many as I wanted. They weren't Transformers quality, but they had some interesting and even iconic figures of their own.
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Re: New Soul of Gokin Machine Robo figures aka GOBOTS revealed

Postby william-james88 » Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:24 am

UltraPrimal wrote:
Rated X wrote:If theyre deluxe sized I want them all. If theyre MP scale, money saved.

That's basically my sentiments too. If they're in scale with Classics and if they're affordable, they're definite must-buys. If they're overpriced like the Masterpieces, then I'll probably pass.


Was looking at the prices of other toys in the Gokin line and its all overr the place, from 30$-200$, so I really cant tell. My guess is around 50$ each.
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Re: New Soul of Gokin Machine Robo figures aka GOBOTS revealed

Postby Mkall » Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:33 am

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Those guys look amazing!

If they're not much more expensive than a Takara TF Figure, I'll probably get them.
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Re: New Soul of Gokin Machine Robo figures aka GOBOTS revealed

Postby Sabrblade » Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:36 am

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william-james88 wrote:While the names and characters are owned by Hasbro, the toys and toy designs are still owned by Bandai, and thus it is unknown what these toys will be called.
I see the Machine Robo: Revenge of Chronos logo on the display label. These'll more than likely be Machine Robo figures rather than GoBots, coming from Bandai and being released in Japan (who didn't get the GoBots cartoon since they had their own Machine Robo anime).
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Re: New Soul of Gokin Machine Robo figures aka GOBOTS revealed

Postby UltraPrimal » Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:44 am

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I'm surprised nobody mentioned these weird disproportionate Transformers figures.

In the card art there's:
-Really Obese Optimus Prime
-Wheelie
-Impactor
-Magnificus
-Hound
-Ratchet
Plus, SG Ultra Magnus on the shelf.

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Just kidding. I know they're not Transformers related, but they really do look like those characters.
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Re: New Soul of Gokin Machine Robo figures aka GOBOTS revealed

Postby Sabrblade » Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:47 am

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Gold Lightan is getting an ES Gokin figure?!!! :shock:

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Re: New Soul of Gokin Machine Robo figures aka GOBOTS revealed

Postby happylock » Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:48 am

Actually Gobots are owned by Transformers. Cy-kill has even made appearances in the comics
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