Saturday, December 2, 2006

Transformers Gobots

Tonka was bought out by Hasbro in 1991, and either in spite for or in homage to their old competition, Hasbro has used the name "GoBots" several times in their Transformers line.


Generation Two Autobot Gobots.In 1993, an Autobot car whose name was Gobots was released as part of the Transformers Generation Two Line.

Function: Rear Guard

Motto: "If we don't finish the job and flatten them – we might as well not be in the fight at all."

Bio: He's a vital cog in the vast Autobots battle machine and can endure the most extreme conditions while fighting without fear. Behind the lines, he ties up all the loose ends by mopping up enemies. With his devastating water power, he's a tough vehicle and ready for any endurance challenge. And as a robot, he is equally as deadly.

In 1995 a line of Transformers called Go-Bots (small, Matchbox sized car Transformers which had racing axles) were released (subsequent uses of these molds were renamed Spychangers).


Takara released a sixpack of minibot Transformers which were recolored into Gobots characters. The storyline behind the set is that the Gobot's dimension is being threatened by a new evil and the key to the universes' survival is being sought by the Gobots in the Transformer's dimension. They are undercover and disguised as both Autobots and Decepticons. The set included both Guardians and Renegades and was comprised of the characters Pathfinder, Small Foot, Road Ranger, Bad Boy, Bug Bite, and Treads (although due to copyright concerns, none of the characters were formally named on the packaging). This set was an E-hobby exclusive and was available in Japan in 2004.