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I recall a renegade named psycho that turned into 'future machine', which resembled a corny 80's concept car. He is not listed in any of the go-bot figure or characters lists. Perhaps some gobot fan would like to do the research and see where it's appropriate to add him. Davey1107 (talk) 22:01, 4 January 2009 (UTC)

Psycho is the character on the left in the main photo. He is a Super Go-Bot, and none of the Super Go-Bots are listed.

Gobots in Australia. I do not recall ever seeing GoBots packaging in Australia, even when the cartoon was on. I don't recall what the cartoon was called but I always knew it as Machine Men (maybe because of the distinctive "Mighty Machine Men, Mighty Vehicles, Mighty Machine Men, Mighty Robot" theme song).

During the 80s there were also small promotional Machine Men comic books which included a short strip and then a catalogue of toys and I think may have been free. I got one from my cousin. There was some controversy over these books but I can't recall if it was because of violence or shameless toy promotion?

see Machine Robo for Machine Men. Evan1975 07:56, 11 January 2007 (UTC)

Transformers rip-off?[edit]

Is Gobots a Transformers rip-off? It's often referred to that way... RobertM525 03:48, 14 January 2007 (UTC)

It's probably hard to be sure. I think GoBots came out a little later, but Gobots and Transformers all fell a few years after the transforming robot craze started in Japan. The Transformers Jetfire toy was a rip off of the VF-1S Valkyrie from the series Super Dimensional Fortress Macross down to the last detail (To be fair, that was probably due to a common manufacturer cheaping out. The Jetfire toy was identical to Valkyrie toys that you can still find in Japan to the point where it seems likely the same mold was used).

- It was the same mould, licensed from Bandai... And IIRC, Gobots made it out a couple of months ahead of Transformers, though the point that they were both taken from Japanese lines is a valid one - way I've heard it is that Tonka got wind of Hasbro's plans, and rushed Gobots through to hit the shelves first - though Transformers' more meticulous approach paid off as the releases and promotion were much more organised... Hell, Gobots was rushed out so much the first round of toys didn't even have faction names on them =)

Tom Prankerd 21:29, 22 February 2007 (UTC)

Actually, it's the other way around. Transformers came out in 1984, Gobots in 1983. Transformers ripped off Gobots. (talk) 19:02, 18 September 2013 (UTC)


Given this a bit of a going over, including splitting the majority of the Transformers stuff to Gobots (Transformer) to keep the article relatively short... I'll work on a better picture, with a range of figures by the Command Centre or something. Obviously, the whole thing's not quite there yet, and I've left the tags on there as I'm not sure if it's the sort of thing some idiot like me should be messing with =)

Tom Prankerd 15:47, 14 March 2007 (UTC)

gobot questions[edit]

gobots which never were? i remember a store circular from k.b. toystores hapenned to bo in the mail, say, perhaps between 1985 & 1988 at the latest. it listed something called "hotshot gobots" along with some other types of gobots i cannot recall at the moment. has anyone ever seen this store circular, or any mention whatsoever of "hotshot gobots"? it had photos & text for the other gobots, but only text for the "hotshot gobots". were they ever produced or released? i have searched for "hotshot gobots" on the web in the past & found absolutely nothing & a whole lot of it. also, do you ever wonder what is on the other side of the gobots catalog? is there any data on that? i know transformers catalogs had 2 sides so i thought maybe gobots catalogs were the same way. had it ever occured to any any gobots fans that the delta megazord from "power rangers in space" had a gobot-looking face? perhaps it was a gobot that was not used so the power rangers studio used it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:45, 24 February 2008 (UTC)

Theme song[edit]

The line used in the toy commercials in the USA was "Mighty vehicles, mighty robots, go-bots!" —Preceding unsigned comment added by Bizzybody (talkcontribs) 01:47, 1 October 2008 (UTC)

External links section[edit]

The links section was (and still is) a bit of a fiasco... Firstly, this is an article on the Gobots toyline - anything specific to the cartoon belongs at the Challenge of the Gobots article. Secondly, the point of the section is not to find any Gobots site at all and slap up a link - I personally don't see the need to link to fan art, however good it is. I've tried to prune these without bias - seeing as there are several sites which contain comprehensive articles covering the toyline many of the links overlap to a certain degree, while some present no additional information (such as the nostalgic links). The section is not intended to be a links directory, which is the direction it was heading in. If someone does want to create a Gobots links directory and place the URL in the external links section, I can see the merit of that. However, the thing was getting very bloated.

Plus shift key, please.

Tom Prankerd (talk) 17:23, 15 December 2008 (UTC)


Since when was this ever spelled "Gobots"? It appears as two words in the logo, and was generally hyphenated in promotional texts. It was never a single compound word that I know of until the Transformers character was introduced. --Scottandrewhutchins (talk) 14:30, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

On the contrary, I've almost never seen it hyphenated or spaced. It's almost always either "GoBots" or "Gobots". See, for instance, the TV series logos and IMDb. Powers T 03:36, 16 February 2012 (UTC)
We should decide on one house style, because it's not consistent even inside of the article's original copy.

Smuckola (talk) 20:37, 2 April 2013 (UTC)

Who is the Wise guy who put the caption "Welfare Bots" under the logo?[edit]

I know that the Gobots have a bad rap for being a knock off of Transformers, even thought they came out before them by a whole year. But that does not give you the right to make them sound inferior by calling them "WelfareBots". Captain8track (talk) 03:06, 15 May 2016 (UTC)


A line of toys with a long running Saturday morning cartoon and a full length animated film, and which competed with Transformers at their inception isn't notable? Maybe if we get Megan Fox to lick her lips in XXXTREME 3D, the critics of Wikipedia will finally decide there's something worth writing about. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:42, 7 December 2016 (UTC)