So which one is the rare Gobot?

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  1. circuitspore

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    I think it is the red jet - I've got a green version of him never knew there was a red one. I've got the other two, I think the guy on the left was hard to find too. One on the right had a US release I think.
     
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    Resorts to his MR Wedge book...

    The red jet is Gunnyr, released domestically in the U.S. - but still hard to find. The green version Sol Fury has is actually the European "Robo Machines" version.

    The blue plane is Bent Wing. If my memory serves me correctly, he was a original Go-Bots mold and released towards the end of the line. That usually equals being harder to find that some other releases.

    The green plane is Bolt. Same goes for Bent Wing, a original mold.

    I'd love to have Bolt myself, but he is rather hard to track down. To be completely honest, I'm not surprised to see the current bid where it is. Some Go-Bots can be a real thorn in the side to find, esp. in good condition. 2 of these 3 molds don't have Japanese Machine Robo counterparts, so that could help add to making them harder to find. TF fans may look down on them, but there were quite a few great toys made...just a shame a lot of them never made it into the western world.
     
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    Gunnyr & Bolt are harder to find but don't warrant the auction price. I consider this a fluke. You'll find them cheaper eventually, they just don't show up often.
     
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    :eek:  $70 for 3 Gobots?!
     
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    Thanks for the info. The price seems understandable, especially when we pay $2-300 for rare TF cassettes. May seem like a huge ripoff to the other toy collectors, but it's quite normal for us.

    I love Gobots, don't see why they generate so much hate.
     
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    That is a great book. No Gobot fan should be with out it.

    *hugs his Machine Robo Wedge book*



    If it weren't for Gobots, I wouldn't be into Transformers.
     
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    You are correct! Only thing about the book I hate is every time I flip through the book it makes me wanna spend more money tracking down more MR stuff!
     
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    This is the first I've heard of this book. I've always stuck with www.cobraislandtoys.com and www.toyarchive.com

    How does the book compare? Does it show the variations around the world? Any info on MR-747? Other tasty info?

    On a side note, I just acquired Re-Volt and the top half of Chaos - both freaking awesome Gobots!
     
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    Heh, forgot about cobraislandtoys database...and I helped with a few submissions way back when!

    Yeah, the Machine Robo Wedge book is a must for MR/Gobot collectors. While the text is in Japanese, you do get lots of color photos of all the toys released "on both sides of the pond" as well as pictures of variations and such. I bought mine from HLJ.com, not sure if they still carry it though. It also comes w/ a cool DVD that's full of toy commericals and such...but it's region 2 encoded so I've only watched the videos a few times on my computer.
     
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    plus the writers talked to the toy designers (it is in Japanese unfortunately) and added concept drawings and sketches of robots that weren't produced.
     
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    I would buy the blue one just because I'm a sucker for the F4-U Corsair from when I was a kid watching Blacksheep Squadren with my Dad
     
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    Here's a link to a eBay auction for the MR Wedge book if anyone is interested:


    http://cgi.ebay.com/Machine-Robo-Co...ryZ19198QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
     
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