Ready! Steady! GoBots! - Starlog Magazine spotlights the classic film.

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How many times have you watched GoBots: Battle of the Rock Lords?

  1. I have never had the pleasure.

    36.8%
  2. Once...

    26.3%
  3. Twice.

    21.1%
  4. More!

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  1. Scaleface

    Scaleface Well-Known Member

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    Have you ever wondered what the people who were making the GoBots: Battle of the Rock Lords movie were thinking as they were crafting that cinematic masterpiece? Now you can read an interview from the May 1986 issue of Starlog where they talk to people behind that legendary project!

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  2. WishfulThinking

    WishfulThinking "Don't touch it! It's evil!"

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    Was never a Rock Lords fan. Might as well turn into a lump of poop.
     
  3. Starscream 91

    Starscream 91 Mech With A Mouth

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    I had no idea about Gobots and one day I saw this movie on Youtube, sat down, started watching it and turned it off shortly after it started.
     
  4. flamepanther

    flamepanther Interested, but not really

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    "Tonka and their Japanese partners, Bondi" :lolol 
     
  5. Windsweeper II

    Windsweeper II The Pristine

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    I voted "never had the pleasure", but i meant "not that i remember".
    I do remember thinking the rocklords where kind of neat.
     
  6. Shlockwave

    Shlockwave a.k.a Moronmaster

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    I'm still trying to figure out who thought "Transforming rocks" was what kids were clamoring for????
     
  7. Gaastra

    Gaastra Well-Known Member

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    Worked for he-man.

     
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    Seeker Time Lord

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  9. SouthtownKid

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    haha I have that issue.

    As for the movie, I have seen it once, on youtube less than a year ago, and I remember it almost not at all.
     
  10. RKillian

    RKillian http://www.rktoyandhobby.com

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    Going to see Battle of the Rocklords in the theatre is something I very clearly remember from when I was a kid. I really enjoyed the movie but my dad actually fell asleep. I don't know what was wrong with VHS distribution in those days but I couldn't even find a copy until well over a decade later when I lucked into a used movie sale on the other side of the state.

    Years after that, I actually got a 35mm print as well. Unfortunately, a projector of that type is a million-dollar piece of equipment and the local theatres rent time on a similar pay scale. A convention that I otherwise like once solicited for retro movies for an event but turned my offer down on the basis of not having broad enough appeal :/

    Damn I hope WB can put it on DVD now that the series remastering is over with. It's a really underrated movie. Comparing it to TFTM is like comparing Wrath of Khan or Undiscovered Country to Into Darkness or Beyond. One is loud and flashy, the other is just a well done story.
     
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  11. Windsweeper II

    Windsweeper II The Pristine

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    Or maybe that is what i think i remember, or both.
     
  12. ron8675309

    ron8675309 Exploding Salamander Of Exploding Salamanders

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    I have a YouTube copy on my hard drive. It still holds up for me after all these years, but I never expected high art from it anyway. And don't knock transforming rocks; some of us are quite happy with anything that transforms into anything else.
     
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  13. Robert Snoke

    Robert Snoke Gundam Gusion

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    either Bondi is the name of a staff member or whoever wrote the article of the interview really suck at the job, i mean how did BAN-DAI (ban-dye or ban-die) became Bondi (bon-dy or bon-dee) though pronounced as 'BON-DAI' :lol 
     
  14. flamepanther

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    They were probably transcribing the name phonetically. If Segal or Ward (or whomever) were trying really hard to keep the Japanese pronunciation, the "ban" part could certainly sound closer to "bon" to the American ear. That second syllable... maybe they were thinking like "cacti"? No idea.
     
  15. jamarmiller

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    I loved Rock Lords, so when I showed the movie to my boy I was pleasantly suprised he liked them too, so I gave him all of the Rocklords and he loved them. Took them to a friends house and his friend wanted them so his friends mother asked me to get him some off of ebay for him and I did.
     
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    WB does not own the movie. Paramount owns it.
     
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    Reading this, I'm actually weirdly interested in this movie. I might actually check it out sometime.
     
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    That is not a fair comparison. I don't care whether you like the older Star Trek movies more than the newer movies or vice-versa, there's not as big a gulf in quality between them as there is between TF:TM and the GoBots movie.
     
  19. Rodimus Prime

    Rodimus Prime Sola Gratia, Sola Fide TFW2005 Supporter

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    I think you meant to write Generations instead of Into Darkness.
     
  20. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 Oh no he's got to go! go go my budget!

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    seen it twice for certain and is possible my mind has blocked out further viewings
     

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