Need Help In Identifying A Robot I Used To Own

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  1. iron maniac

    iron maniac Help Uncle Sixshot, Help!

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    I usually have a very good memory with these sort of things but I can't seem to remember much about these robots.

    Anyways, this was in 1985, I'm almost 100% sure of that much. This robot toy line was VERY short lived. There was a TV commercial for this Robot toy line, that was how I knew about it.

    Description:
    1. The one I had was orange, he transformed into a Truck I believe, possibly an emergency vehicle.

    2. He was the leader of the "Good" robot faction.

    3. He was part of a larger robot combiner. The main part(head and torso). The other four "good" faction robots made up the other limbs of this combiner(I did not have these).

    4. He had a friction powered motor-action in vehicle mode.

    5. He "Sparked" if you revved up his friction motor in vehicle mode.

    6. He came with typical robot combiner accessories(bigger head, fists, etc) much like the TF combiner leaders.

    7. He was about the size of a TF Deluxe if memory serves. The other combiner limbs were TF Scout sized.

    8. Pretty much all plastic, I don't think there was any die-cast at all on these.

    A friend of mine at my school had the "Evil" Faction leader. He was also the main part of the larger "evil" robot Combiner. I can't remember what he transformed into but he had the "sparking" action as well.

    Can anyone help me figure this one out? I can't find any info about these anywhere.

    Thanks guys.
     
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  3. iron maniac

    iron maniac Help Uncle Sixshot, Help!

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    LOL
    I wish I had some. It probably got thrown away at least 20 years ago by my Mother.

    Wow, this is going to be harder than I thought. :confused: 
     
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  5. iron maniac

    iron maniac Help Uncle Sixshot, Help!

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    Nope, not Starriors or Robotix. Although I did own some Starriors back in the day.

    Wow, I can't believe I'm the only one that remembers this robot toy line. If I could only remember the name of the line.
    There was a comercial on TV for them but beyond that there was nothing.

    These must be rarer than I thought.:confused: 
     
  6. Melkava

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    Sounds like the Remco ZyBots?
     
  7. iron maniac

    iron maniac Help Uncle Sixshot, Help!

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    Nope not Zybots, I had a bunch of those too though. I actually still have the red fire engine.

    The one I'm looking for was a bit larger than a Zybot, about the size of TF deluxe. The sparking action was a big selling point in the comercial.

    They had friction powered motors in vehicle mode much like some of the vehicles in the Vehicle Voltron.

    Thanks for helping so far guys, I appreciate it.
     
  8. Melkava

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    The rest of the team members wouldn't by chance be in something like red, white & blue colors?
     
  9. iron maniac

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    That, I don't remember well. Simply because I didn't own any of the other team members, I only saw them in the TV commercial.
     
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    NIDARAM12 Robot art guy

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    The whole point of a thread like this is because someone doesn't have pics, dummy.
     
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    Nope, definitely not the one.
    That's a great website BTW, thanks for the link. Unfortunately it has no info about the robot I'm looking for.:confused: 

    I have been looking on YouTube for the commercial but I can't seem to find it anywhere.
     
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    Only thing I can suggest is trawling through Toy Archive.
     
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    its weird because if its not a KO line there should be some info about on the site i gave you or on Toy Archive.

    It was on TV in the US right?

    Any other info you can give us?

    I wanna help because while searching for you i found a bunch of info on toys i had as kid lol

    so thanks to you bro!
     
  17. iron maniac

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    It was in the US.
    The TV commercial and the toys faded away very fast. By the time I went back to TRU to buy the other team members to finish the combiner, they were already gone for good.
    I don't doubt the toy line was only available for a month or two in 1985. Perhaps the toy company that made them ran into some legal trouble with Hasbro and had to stop manufacturing them?? They sure seemed to sell fairly decent.

    I thought they were called "sparkbots" or something like that but I can't seem to find anything about that(besides the TF sparkbots) so I must be wrong.
     
  18. iron maniac

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    A little more info(don't know if it will help or not):

    As I said earlier my friend at school had the "evil faction" leader of this toy line. He bought it at TRU and about a week later he broke it and returned it to TRU. He couldn't exchange it because TRU was sold out of the robot toy line in question. So he exchanged it for a Topspin (the jumpstarter TF). Topspin was like brand freaking new at that time, no one had even seen him in stores yet. That is how I know the year was 1985 for sure.
     
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  20. iron maniac

    iron maniac Help Uncle Sixshot, Help!

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    Thanks for the link. I spent the last couple of hours going through the commercials and the rest of the site but still nothing unfortunately.

    This stuff really must be obscure.
     

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