When I was a kid, growing up in a small town, Transformers were very hard to come by and expensive. So instead we collected Gobots! I know the cartoon series kinda sucked but some of the figures were really well done. Small Foot, Scratch and Vanguard were my favorites. The Super Gobots were cool to. Anyone collect these today?
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Post by Hammer 0f The Gods on May 30, 2005 10:50:41 GMT -6
I've held off on collecting GoBots basically because I don't need something else to spend money on. I know everyone bashes them now, but as a kid, they were just as popular as Transformers among my friends. They had some very nice figures too.
I usually pick them up here and there and with lots of Transformers. I have about a dozen from when I was a kid as well. I think I will try and trade for some more on some of the Transformers message boards.
Post by THE KNOCK-OFF MESSIAH on Aug 8, 2005 21:43:57 GMT -6
i admit when we were kids gobots werent as frowned upon as they are now. i watched the show all the time i tried really hard to win the gobot collection from nestle quik. but that never happened. one of my fondest memories was going to corner store and getting a sword of omens with a green eye(short version) god i wish i could find one of them now...but anyway the corner store also had m.r. bots now at the time i didnt really care what that ment they were gobots. it wasnt until my teens that i found out that in japan they were called machine robo or M.R. and thier number. if you look at the markings on your gobots you'll see m.r. and a number. so all that time as a kid i was getting japanese gobots for a buck a piece. even darq saint here on the forum remembers getting mr bots from stores around his grandmas house. so you can imagine how many gobots i had shit they were only a buck and as a kid i used to get up real early and collect cans and cash them in at the korean store up the block. sorry im rambling its just been a long day... but ok flash to the year 2000 me, my friend darqsaint and our friend vic started doing these short films about gobots standing trial for the actions of thier lame marketing team and sucky show. it these shorts one a year a gobot would burn on a covenant of primus (transformer bible) we did this for a few years at each botcon. they got sillier and sillier as they progressed sadly our friend vic has the tapes somewhere in the abyss of his room. that last year we tried we planned big with plot and stopmotion involving loco the train gobot trying to get a job from the train godfather raiden. but sadly it never happened for many unimportant reasons and loco never died so i decided to give a few good gobots a chance and let them stay in my house
I always thought the Gobots were great. I also remember them not costing as much as the t-formers---- i could be wrong. I had some of the small ones and one bigger one. It was a green tank.To me it was one of my fav. toys for several yrs. Does any one remember that tank--- think he was one of the bad guys??? I aslo had th ebig command center.It turned into a robot itself. That was an awesome Christams gift for me.
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Post by Hammer 0f The Gods on Jan 11, 2006 18:54:13 GMT -6
I finally decided to take the plunge and start collecting these. Theres a ton of them out there but I've noticed you can pick them up pretty cheap because people don't know what they are and list them simply as car transformer or something similar. Most of them didn't come with weapons, so that also makes things alot easier when buying. So far I have: Scratch Spay-C Leader-1 Heat Seeker Stallion Fitor Geeper Creeper Tank Water Walk Night Ranger Good Knight Mr.Moto Crossword
I have to say, I've really gotten into them. The quality is up there with Transformers and collecting them has made me realize just how many of these I had as a kid.
Post by Hammer 0f The Gods on Jan 24, 2006 20:21:15 GMT -6
I remember seeing tons of Transformer and GoBots knockoffs when I was a kid. I remember begging my parents to buy me a recolor Devestator gift set we saw at the mall, but they wouldn't budge because it was "the cheap version".
Well I've been slowly increasing my Gobot collection but Cy-kill is starting to get on my nerves
I just can't seem to find the small version at a decent price (or at all most of the time). The Super Gobot Cy-kill seems to grow on trees around here, I've got two junkers and a good one in job lots in the last few months (still have mine from when I was a kid) but the little b@stard just keeps eluding me. I'll only display it in robot mode so I'm not even that worried about a complete one.
I never managed to get one a a kid either, so I'm begining to wonder if this is my toy nemesis
On the plus side I do finally have Tank on the way, anyone have his weapons to trade?
Click here for my Trade and Want lists thread 8" Tomland figures wanted, good prices paid
I feel you Gort. I'm getting to the point were I can't find much I need anymore for reasonable prices. A Cy-kill really shouldn't be that hard....but it's always something, isn't it
I'm pretty sure all I need at this point is a white Crasher, a green Cy-kill, a red Tail Pipe, one of the jets, the green mail-in Creepy, and a few of the Monstrous guys to have all of the small US releases.
gobots were awesome my favorite is cykill and i don't collect them right now but i will definetly start after christmas and super gobots were awesome i remember asking for cykill for christmas and getting a super sized cykill it was awesome he stepped over most of the transformers i had and reigned supreme in the toybox .
Post by kylefromdirtnapp on Jan 1, 2008 18:06:49 GMT -6
Ahhhhh!!!! I have finally found my home! Go-Bots! I have about 50 including Thruster, Command Center, Puzzler, and Monsterous. And about 10 Rock Lords I picked up super-cheap. I'm still playing with my new camera, but I will get pics up! I'm still collecting them, but I need one Holy Grail before I'm satisfied-green Cy-Kill
this was like way back in the 1980s when I was a little kid. I had this locomotive robot which i had like twice. It was made from cheap plastic and the figure was a pretty puny about the size of a G.I. Joe. Then I had this weird crab creature robot that turned from robot into a purplish claw monster of sorts
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Post by Hammer 0f The Gods on Oct 29, 2005 15:17:21 GMT -6
GoBots is a tough show to find bootlegs of because it hasn't been shown on tv in years(that I know of) and no one has had a chance to record it and put a set together. You can always pick up vhs tapes off of ebay for dirt cheap. I'll browse through some of show trading/selling websites I have bookmarked and see if I can find anything.
Post by THE KNOCK-OFF MESSIAH on Oct 29, 2005 16:20:46 GMT -6
yeah gobots is a hard set to get a hold of i have the rocklords movie thats it. gobots are really over looked its not fair really but transformers just had more support in the right ways to beat out the dear old gobots. i have a small army.
Post by THE KNOCK-OFF MESSIAH on Nov 12, 2005 11:57:45 GMT -6
the rock lords movie is good. i like it better than the show but i really liked the show too. i dog the line out a bit but i still know deep inside that i like gobots. their like a step child. the show in japan is alot more serious than here and they had weapons unlike here where they shot beams from thier hands the main cast in the japanese show was different also the main 2 guys insted of cykill and leader-1 its screwhead and fitor.anyone who hasnt watched machine robo should definatly check it out.