Gobot fans rejoice

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  1. bugmenot

    bugmenot Banned

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    Due to the recent release of the SOC Bakainfu, this SWEET book that has all the Machinerobo toys from 1982-present was released. Looking through these pictures I'm seeing a bunch of figures I had as a kid and totally forgotten:

    http://www.toysdaily.com/discuz/thread-46340-1-1.html
     
  2. dlatkow

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    That book came out a while ago. I have a copy and if you are even remotely into machinerobo/gobots it is a great book.
     
  3. bugmenot

    bugmenot Banned

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    Oh my bad, unless they just reprinted it. It keeps showing up at Toysdaily so I assumed it is new. Still great pictures.
     
  4. Reeds

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    Yeah, ironically, mine just got here today from HLJ after being backordered forever. It came out in October '05 originally. Comes with a dvd. Its definitely a get.
     
  5. Golden Age

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    yeah, have that right next to my tf books.
     
  6. Mutt12

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    Holy cow! I'm not a big gobot fan, but I had alot of them because my parents thought they were a cheaper alternative to transformers. God that brings back some memories!

    Didn't know that the Rock Lords were part of the Machine Robo line in Japan. I always thought that was Tonka's own creation.
     
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    Must have book for the Machine Robo/Gobot collector. Just wish I had a region free DVD player...it would make watching the DVD so much easier than switching the code on my computer's DVD drive.
     
  8. Blue Meanie

    Blue Meanie Hello from the Gutter

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    I didn't think there were go-bot collectors.





    j/k
     
  9. Prisoner1138

    Prisoner1138 TFW2005 Supporter

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    Holy crap, I never realized until now just how many of those damn things I had, and I had a couple of the bigger ones made by Popy as well.

    mr7, mr9, mr18 looks familiar, mr25, mr26, mr28, mr29, mrr2, and that's just at a glance. A might have had a couple others as well. I know there was a squirt gun and a cap gun I had, I guess they weren't from the same like in Japan.
     
  10. Tell_Story

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    Oh man! I loved Go-bots as a kid! Leader One was way cool, Scooter...alright and Cykill was one of my favorites!
     
  11. Backscatter

    Backscatter Autobot Brainmaster TFW2005 Supporter

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    You know? If Gobots had been better animated, and had skipped the whole Rock Lord thing, thay might still be around today. Who would have every thought back in the 80's that Gobots would one day be appearing in eHobby and Botcon exclusives? BTW, great pictures of some wonderful creations. :D 
     
  12. Dark_Convoy

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    I remember when I was a kid I thought the small Gobots were better than the small Transformers, but that the larger Gobots were complete garbage.

    I'll never forget the parents of a friend of mine giving me the stink eye when I was 10 or 11 because I told him the Super Gobots (Bug Bite and Baron Von Joy) he got for Christmas "looked stupid".
     
  13. MegaMoonMan

    MegaMoonMan www.megamoonman.com TFW2005 Supporter

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    I'd love to find some of those two-vehicle combiners - they're like the duocons minus a lot of the suck.

    Where's Puzzler?
     
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    RoboticPlanet Exclusively Exclusive

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    Crap, the more i see pictures in that book the more I want it and Gobots!

    BTW, Gobots duocons > TF duocons

    Anyone know much about that blue figure next MR747?
    What about that odd brown figure next to MRD-105?
     
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    I have a bunch of Gobots from a lot I was given. Thanks, I'd love to research them a little more.
     
  16. Phy

    Phy I want... ROOM SERVICE!!

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    Man, their SR-71 was a way better plane mode than any we ever got.
     
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    Dammmmmmmn. I still have a lot of those back at my Parent's house. I need to get them next time I'm there.
     
  18. bugmenot

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    If Bandai reissued those I would need so many new shelves it'd be ridiculous.
     
  19. Skywave

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    I don't know, I personally like Go-Bots :cool:  *dodge rocks* I still have those of my childhood, and I'll probably get more one day ;)  Most likely when I'm done catching up on Transformers.
     
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    I still have a few of my old Gobots and wish I had more.
     

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