Show your love for the Gobots and Rocklords!!!! oh go on

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  1. Red leader

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    Now I know these guys stick in the memory as being kind of sucky but lately I re-discovered the little fellas and have to say I was kind of wrong

    Rock lords just plain rule and the gobots were about a 50/50 hit or miss kind of toy

    You've got to love the simplicity of figures such as

    Leader 1, Scooter, turbo, path finder, small foot, hans cuff, rest-q etc and the down right rarity of some series 3 figs such as the orange gunny-r and sky-jack.

    Sure they were delicate and prone to going all limp but I think they were little bundles of japanese charm!!!

    Any other secret gobot lovers out there????
     
  2. red00wolf

    red00wolf insatiable collector

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    no ur the only one. all other gobot lovers died out long ago from the dread god chtulul
     
  3. Dolza_Khyron

    Dolza_Khyron Well-Known Member

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    hey, gobots are actually pretty cool, i've been looking into getting some of the ones i don't have myself.

    plus, puzzler has more articulation then menasor.
     
  4. Chaos Muffin

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    Tork was my favorite toy as a kid. Puzzler was pretty awesome too. Most of my toys were Gobots (or machine robos, or whichever... most of them were bought in England) growing up.

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  6. flywheels

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    Ebay:
    MR Rescue transports & Fossilsaurus
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    Machine Robo Change & Glow & Winner Robo items
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    Rock Lords
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    I've got more, just haven't found the room to display them yet!
     
  7. Blue Meanie

    Blue Meanie Hello from the Gutter

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    Nobody loves rock lords or Go Bots. Some people think they like them, but are just sick and need help.
     
  8. Red leader

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    WOOT!

    Theres some rare gear there, those transports look in superb condition and the fossilsaurus is RARE as heck!!!!

    Nice collection, very nice!!!

    Whats the tombstone with the red arms and chest ???
     
  9. Red leader

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    I'm bigger than you so be quiet :D 
     
  10. Mr.Sci-Fi

    Mr.Sci-Fi Bite my shiny Metal (_l_)

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    All my gobots are packed away right now. I've got a dozen carded ones and alot of the more milaitary themed ones loose. The standard sized gobots kick butt, they even rule of modern lines like LOC.
     
  11. Red leader

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    Sad thing is there will never be any kind of revival as hasbro now owns the trademarks in the USA and UK after buying tonka..............cries
     
  12. Mr.Sci-Fi

    Mr.Sci-Fi Bite my shiny Metal (_l_)

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    well bandai tried to bring machine robo back and it failed. I think that's a major nail in gobot's coffin too.
     
  13. Red leader

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    Shame, didnt realise bandai had already tried it, they should update the figs ala transformers animated, sad but I would love toon accurate leader 1, scooter and turbo
     
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    Abrogate Nondescript Former Poster

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    I like gobots so much that I'm actually jealous of Chaos Muffin's collection :lol  especially Grungy and Monstrous
     
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    I am in the market for some nice go bots now. I have a MISB 20th Prime for trade if someone has some for trade.
     
  16. Blue Meanie

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    Nerd....big go-bot nerd....

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    It wasn't until I got older and really got in to Transformer collecting that I realized most of "Transformer" toys that I sort of remembered from my childhood were actualy Go-Bots.
     
  18. Red leader

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    Lol! very true! go enjoy your Florida sunshine whilst I bathe in the damp wet dull weather of the UK! :D 

    Got to love those gobots!
     
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    I loved Gobots and Rocklords as a kid, and had at least as many of them as I did Transformers. My favorite Rocklord was Tombstone, and I think my favorite Gobot, for some reason, was Pincher. Or possibly Scratch. Yeah... weird.

    Anyway, I still think that for their time, a lot of Gobots were superior to their Transformer counterparts (particularly when comparing the smaller-scale Gobots to the Transformers minibots). They were more realistic, contained more die-cast metal, and essentially seemed like transformable Hot Wheels/Matchbox cars.

    Nowadays, I only own four token Gobots: Bad Boy, Waterwalk, Dozer (couldn't find an entry for him) and Tux.

    How could anyone not love Tux? He's a limousine that turns into a ROBOT WEARING A METAL TOPHAT. Pure awesomeness.
     
  20. Blue Meanie

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    Sunshine!? Dude, its 23 degrees celsius here, its freezing!

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