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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Leader-1: Okay let's give it a try. It's not working. Come on Small Foot.
Scooter: I'll turn the power up a little higher.
Leader-1: [Small Foot's fingers start to twitch] She's coming around.
[Small Foot begins to open her eyes and look at her surroundings]
Leader-1: Small Foot you're okay!
Small Foot: [Confused] What happened? Where am I?
Leader-1: You got knocked out by the Renegades. So are you up for a rescue mission?
Small Foot: You bet I am.
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An Honest Review
2 April 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't know if you readers were ever little boys before...but I was...and I can assure you that when you are 5 you have serious--in all caps--SERIOUS debates with your friends about which is better the GoBots or the Transformers.

"Are you kidding me? The Transformers leader is a Semi-Truck...the Gobots have a an F-14 as their leader!!!!!" Or something like that.

The GoBots...The GoBots....The GoBots.

I'll be honest, I was a MASK fan. I needed that human element to relate to. Nah, just kidding, I just liked the toys more.

Anyway, it is basically the Transformers with the names changed to protect the innocent and less of a problem making the good robots into weapons of war rather than harmless trucks and little VW bugs.

Other than that...its all in the name and somehow Transformers won that serious debate.

Someone needs to make a GoBots movie just to spite Michael Bay.


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