The Gobot toyline was based on figures produced in Japan. In 1983, Tonka decided to import the line into America after realizing Hasbro were doing the same with Transformers. Gobots were divided them into two factions – the good Guardians and evil Renegades (although early figures were simply described as ‘Friendly’ or ‘Enemy’ on the packaging). The figures were all given individual names, in contrast to the simple designations they received in Japan. The line sold well initially, but was overtaken by Transformers, Gobot figures had no character profiles on their packaging, Gobots were also largely considered by fans and the marketplace to be overly simplistic when compared to the more sophisticated Transformers line; whereas Transformers characters had iconic names (e.g., Megatron, Starscream, Optimus Prime) and multi-faceted transformation cycles (where the robot often didn't resemble the vehicle), Gobots characters had much more obvious names (e.g., Scooter who changed into a scooter, Tank who changed into a tank, Dozer who changed into a bulldozer, etc.) and simplified transformation cycles (e.g. Tank simply stood up to transform).
Ipod no its a Jpod
Jpod eww its gobots
A Cubic Zirconium is a Gobot diamond.
"Like, ohmygosh is that Louis Vuitton???"
"Nah, its Gobots, my mom got it for $5"
1) The Poor-Man's Transformer
2) A Ghetto-Transformer
3) Children's toy (vehicle) that turned into a robot
(well, sort-of) by means of a few simple twists,
smaller and less expensive than a Transformer (heck,
even the Go-bot Cartoon show was cheaper and cheeseier
than the Transformer's Cartoon, notice there's no
Go-bots movie), BUT at least you didn't need to read
the instructions each time just to transform a Go-bot!
They were much simpler and tougher.
4) Probably the coolest toy of the it's time (20 years ago
or so). If you were really poor like me, your Go-bot
was a rock or a stick, which you had to pretend turned
into a robot or something.
Ty: "Dude, that's not a Go-bot, that's just a stick.?"
Me: "No, it's a actually robot that TURNS INTO a stick!!"
Ty: "Turn it into a robot then..."
Me: "Ummm...OK, there, check it out..."
Ty: "That dosen't look like a robot."
Me: "Neither does yours."
Ty: "Yeah, I guess you're right."