Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by siekone, Apr 21, 2009.
I had quite a few but how many of us really liked the gobots? and could they be cool?
No. No they are not.
A lot of old schoolers still shun them off just like they did when I was a kid. I always liked the larger ones myself. Yeah, they had Windows for heads but the vehicle modes were awesome and in terms of posability they beat out many TF's of the day. I have a fondness for a few of the smaller ones as well but that's mostly out of nostalgia.
The Gobot combiners- especially Puzzler- are very well done, but their backstory and a lot of the individual toys were lackluster. Plus...Scooter.
Gobots are, have and always will be target practice for transformers....
There home planet looked like an eatin apple, just sayin.
lol, well I loved puzzler and in fact still have mine but its in bad shape. Leader one I thought was pretty cool but maybe if they had a better storyline they could have made it? I believe they were actually cyborgs as opposed to robots.
The toys are awesome.
The media for them, such as the Hanna Barbera cartoon, absolutely sucked.
Usually fantastic vehicle modes...but THE WORST LAMEST bot modes ever conceived.
Well I dunno bout you guys but im going to gobotcon, Gobots are a poor mans tf lol.......
That Robot Chicken skit with Scooter or whatever that Gobot was called kind of says it all.
It was something with potential, but yeah too many ripoff/homeless man's Transformer vibes for me.
When I saw "Gobots" I thought of the pre-schooler's TFs or the original Spy-Changers! Anyway, the only way original Gobots are cool is when they appear in a Transformers story. OR, appear as Transformers. I really like the eHobby Gobot/MiniBots and Botcon Bugbite with Movie/Classic Fracture/Crasher.
Gobots, love em. Many were better articulated and more complicated than TFs of the same size. Unfortunately they didn't hold up after a few rounds of play time. I wouldn't write them off as the poor man's TFs either, as some MISB Super Gobots sell upwards of $400-$700.
The first few machine robo toys yes. The cartoon and all the rest hell no
Me too. And actually, someone mind telling how you spell it? Because i remember that having a hiphen/not having a hiphen in the name differentiates the pre school tfs. I also remember that a space in the name also specifies which series you mean.
Gobots are not cool, and they never will be. They have such bad robot modes they might as well not transform.
Having tired a little of TFs, I recently bought up a rake of loose and boxed Gobots. They are quite charming in a way. They look to me very much like something out of a 1950s B-Movie. The Super Gobots are the better figures, and whilst they are not all great, figure's like Spay-C and Baron Von Joy are quite nifty. The smaller 3" figures vary quite widely in quality. The figures from the second and third series are pretty neat, but there are an awful lot of stinkers. The build quality is good, but the main mistake seems to have been to use metal pins and ball joints against plastic parts which wear down and become loose very quickly. A worthwhile curiosity range, but I wouldn't break the bank collecting them. The Hanna Barberra cartoon was embarrasing, and the Robo Machine/Chronos series isn't much better, shifting the focus onto a core cast of mechs largely side lined by their dull human co-stars.
I think gobots are cool. But i notice alot of people here think they aren't. I guess it's like if your a General Motors guy and you think everything that's a Ford sucks. You're pretty much just being intolerant. But that's ok. Everyone has they're own opinion.
Wheelie, the Duocons, and the Battlechargers would have a word with you on this.
Gobots are awesome. I loved Leader1, Stacks, Turbo. They had the power suits that formed a combiner. They had base sets that you could actually fit the robots into. What was not to like about Gobots?!?!?!
I like in the Dreamwave comics that they had a few scenes with Gobots being cheap labor for the Decepticons. That made me LOL.
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