Challenge of the GoBots (1984–1985)

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Gobots are loosely based on the Tonka toy line. There are two warring factions: the Gaurdians, lead by the charismatic Leader-1, and the Renegades, lead by Cy-Kill, who is bent on dominating Gobotron and then the Earth and the galaxy.

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An animated series based on a line of toys called 'Go-Bots'. A race of intelligent robots is hiding on Earth, disguising themselves as ordinary cars and motorcycles. There are two factions: the good Go-Bots, called 'Guardians,' and the evil Go-bots, called 'Renegades.' Each episode features new attempts by the Renegades to seize control of Earth and the galaxy, and the Guardian's efforts to maintain peace. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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8 September 1984 (USA)  »

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Die Gobots  »

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Matt: What's wrong Rest-Q?
Rest-Q: Her entire transformation mechanism's been completely destroyed. It's as if she never went through the modifier.
Matt: The modifier! What's that?
Rest-Q: It's a machine that gives Gobots the ability to transform into vehicles.
Matt: Can't you put her through it again?
Rest-Q: It's never been done before but it looks like we don't have a choice.
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Hanna Barbera's version of Transformers...
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When Go-Bots came out, it was one of two robot cartoon series that were produced by American studios based on popular Japanese robot toys. The show started off as a five-part miniseries before going on for two seasons, while its robot rival, Transformers, lasted even longer. Both robot shows even spawned their own animated movies, each with limited success. One interesting thing to note is that Hasbro would later buy the rights to Go-Bots from Tonka, since Hasbro brought the Transformers to American shores. As for the cartoon, it's robots, done Hanna-Barbera style. Frank Welker and Peter Cullen are the popular voices who also worked on TF. An underrated show.


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