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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Leader-1: What the?
Leader-1: Greetings from Cy-Kill.
Crasher: [Dr Go, Crasher, and Cop-Tur tackle Leader-1 to the ground and a struggle ensues] Hurry Dr Go.
Cop-Tur: We can't hold him forever.
Leader-1: [Dr Go puts a disrupter bolt on the back of Leader-1's neck] NO!
Dr. Go: [Laughing] The disrupter bolt is in the correct spot and shutting down all of Leader-1's vital systems.
Cop-Tur: You mean he's paralyzed?
Dr. Go: Yes. Now let's get him to the ship.
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(The Transformers) + (Hanna Barbera Cheese) = The GoBots!
23 October 2003 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Think of Transformers with simpler stories & cartoony robot designs and you have good idea of what the GoBots are about. Hanna Barbera's influence is all over this show. I mean C'mon a robot named Scooter that transforms into a child's scooter. Only Hanna Barbera would think that this would be cool. OK it's a fine cartoon if you don't compare it to Transformers. I have to admit GoBots is probably one of Hanna Barbera's best TV shows. GoBots is a good juvenile cartoon that posed no threat to the Transformers.

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