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AntimatterAntimatter Devo Was RightGates of SteelRegistered User regular
edited January 2009 in Social Entropy++
http://www.toyarchive.com/Gobots/Go-Bots.html
We've had several Transformers threads already, but how about the original transforming robots? Technically, they were human brains in robotic bodies, but we all know that they were meant to be awesome robots. They may have been cheaper, but they had some good concepts, including the combining Fossil Lords and the various playsets. Don't think that the toyline died in 1986, though. Hasbro bought Tonka, which means that they own the copyrights to the Go-Bot characters. The molds still belong to Bandai, but the characters can be used for Transformers fiction.
http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Fracture
http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Bad_Boy
http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Bug_Bite_%28G1%29
http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Path_Finder
http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Road_Ranger
http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Small_Foot
http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Treds
Let us discuss these little guys.

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    BogeyBogey I'm back, baby! Santa Monica, CAModerator mod
    edited January 2009
    Go-Bots suck!

    You suck!

    (Seriously...Go-Bots?!) :P

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    AntimatterAntimatter Devo Was Right Gates of SteelRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Bogey wrote: »
    Go-Bots suck!

    You suck!

    (Seriously...Go-Bots?!) :P

    Why the hell not? We've had like four Transformers threads already.

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    ButlerButler 89 episodes or bust Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    180px-GoBotsCrasher.jpg

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    BYToadyBYToady Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    The only memory I still have of playing with go-bots from my childhood is when I was playing with the red one and dropped him in the toilet.

    As soon as he touched the water he was dead to me and gone for all of eternity.

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    AntimatterAntimatter Devo Was Right Gates of SteelRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Something annoying in current TF fiction: whenever Go-Bots show up, they're usually killed in a gruesome manner. They only decided to stop that practice this month, after receiving many complaints from fans.

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    ButlerButler 89 episodes or bust Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
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    ButlerButler 89 episodes or bust Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Goddamn these are some ugly robot cyborg thingies.

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    AntimatterAntimatter Devo Was Right Gates of SteelRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
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    Seriously, how can you make fun of Gobots when they released this guy?
    Butler, that was just the cartoon. It was made by Hanna Barbera.

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    potatoepotatoe Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    go-bots
    more like
    gay-butts

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    space_satanspace_satan __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2009
    Go-bots, the poor mans transformer. Love the hell out of them though.

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    Macro9Macro9 Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    BarbeauBot

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    BogeyBogey I'm back, baby! Santa Monica, CAModerator mod
    edited January 2009
    potatoe wrote: »
    go-bots
    more like
    gay-butts
    I was soooooooooooooooo tempted to lock the thread after this post! :D

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    Skull ManSkull Man RIP KUSU Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    oh gross

    it looks like they're both fucking him in the shoulder

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    BYToadyBYToady Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Go-bots are basically what would happen if the government found the Transformers in an Ikea.

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    potatoepotatoe Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Bogey wrote: »
    potatoe wrote: »
    go-bots
    more like
    gay-butts
    I was soooooooooooooooo tempted to lock the thread after this post! :D

    you and me both :P

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    HunterHunter Chemist with a heart of Au Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Go-bots was what the poor kids played with.

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    AntimatterAntimatter Devo Was Right Gates of SteelRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    http://www.toyarchive.com/RocklordsFossilGallery.html
    The Fossil Lords, ladies and gentlemen. [tiny]and Bogey[/tiny]

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    ButlerButler 89 episodes or bust Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Antimatter wrote: »
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    Seriously, how can you make fun of Gobots when they released this guy?
    Butler, that was just the cartoon. It was made by Hanna Barbera.

    It is the cartoon I am making fun of. Some of the toys look quite good, not all of them though.

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    DefenestratorDefenestrator Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I'm not convinced. I still remember the Go-Bots toys and cartoon sucking relative to Transformers when I was a kid.

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    AntimatterAntimatter Devo Was Right Gates of SteelRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Butler wrote: »
    Antimatter wrote: »
    MonsterousLoose1a.jpg
    Seriously, how can you make fun of Gobots when they released this guy?
    Butler, that was just the cartoon. It was made by Hanna Barbera.

    It is the cartoon I am making fun of. Some of the toys look quite good, not all of them though.

    Fair enough.
    Defenestrator, if Go-Bots sucked that bad, why would they be given a starring role in a Transformers story?

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    Skull ManSkull Man RIP KUSU Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    everything sucked relative to the transformers

    they were the goddamn transformersI could watch this all day

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    AntimatterAntimatter Devo Was Right Gates of SteelRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    When a mysterious cataclysm began to systematically destroy their universe, the Guardian and Renegade GoBot factions set aside their differences and attempted to preserve their world. After years of research, the human Doctor Braxis used his Dimensional Interfacer to trace the source of the destruction to a newly-created parallel universe, which was "over-writing" and replacing theirs in the grand cosmic tapestry. A group of four Guardians and two Renegades had their bodies modified to match the specifications of these "Transformers", with the intent that they be sent into this new universe in order to integrate themselves into its people, explore and discern a means of saving their own world. When they were dispatched across the dimensions by the Interfacer, rather than wind up in their intended target universe, they were inadvertantly caught in the wake of another group of dimensional travelers and arrived on an entirely different Cybertron, in the city of Axiom Nexus.

    Dubbed "mechanoids of interest" due to their unconventional means of arrival, the six GoBots were subjected to lengthy interrogation, until it was eventually decided by the TransTechs that ran Axiom Nexus that they would take no active hand in the saving of the GoBots' universe. Additionally, the GoBots were forbidden to leave Axiom Nexus, and were subjected to extensive processing before being sent out to live in the city. During this processing, however, Renegade Bug Bite stole away, using a portable Astro-Beam that he had brought with him to teleport into the city. Working quickly, Bug Bite murdered a Transformer and stole his money, which he used to purchase a body upgrade for himself from Swindle, Swindle & Swindle, and then traded the Astro-Beam to Escargon for an off-world pass that would allow him to use one of the TransTech's dimensional gates, no questions asked. When the Astro-Beam's temporary effect wore off, he was returned to the processing centre and used the pass to travel to the group's original destination universe. He began a plan of his own, arriving in the target universe fifteen years earlier than planned, hoping to avert the cataclysm before it began and hiding himself amongst the ranks of the Decepticons in order to work towards the destruction of Megatron, having pinpointed him as the cosmic fulcrum on which the cataclysm hinged.

    Searching for both the missing Bug Bite and some means out of Axiom Nexus, the other GoBots soon stumbled into the mess the Renegade had left behind and were accused of the theft of the passes by General Demolishor of the Military Police. Demolishor kidnapped Treds and took him to the lawless region known as the "Heap", where he intended to ransom him for the passes that he believed the other GoBots had. With no other options, the four remaining GoBots battled the general for their lives, and ultimately emerged victorious thank to the help of Crystal Widow, and the legal wranglings of Airazor and Commander Cheetor. In order to both help the GoBots in their mission, and to save themselves any further trouble, Airazor and Cheetor gave the passes, Airazor had previously recovered, to the GoBots, allowing them to travel on to their intended universe.

    The GoBots arrived in their target universe at their alloted time, not long after Bug Bite's fifteen-year-long scheme had resulted in Megatron blowing his head off. The other GoBots materialized in front of his "corpse" shortly after Dreadwind had dragged it to safety, at which point Bug Bite's headless body stood up and fished a new head for itself out of a spare parts bin. As Bug Bite explained to his shocked companions, he had survived simply by keeping his organic brain behind his windshield, instead of his head—and that they could soon expect other GoBots to be joining them...

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    DefenestratorDefenestrator Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    They were the Booster to the Transformers' Turbo Man and you know it.

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    MorgensternMorgenstern ICH BIN DER PESTVOGEL DU KAMPFAFFE!Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Everything in this thread is shit. Pure shit, I tell you.

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    MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Hey guys, remeber Attack Pack? That shit was silly. Look that this.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZSctFdNfFY

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    augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
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    Bitches.

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    augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I owned this:
    RocklordsBoulder1a.jpg

    What the fuck.

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    GoatmonGoatmon Companion of Kess Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    potatoe wrote: »
    go-bots
    more like
    gay-butts

    Unprocessed fries knows the score.

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    SkillazSkillaz __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2009
    august wrote: »
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    Bitches.

    This is where it was at.

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    Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Macro9 wrote: »
    BarbeauBot

    D-Cups full of justice.

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    augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
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    GoatmonGoatmon Companion of Kess Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    You bitches know what time it is?

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    It's crime fighting time.

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    augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    They need to make a movie of that. STAT.

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    Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    You know what happens to Go-Bots in the Transformers universe?

    CyKill.gif

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    GoatmonGoatmon Companion of Kess Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    august wrote: »
    They need to make a movie of that. STAT.

    I agree.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWFRHduENIU&fmt=18

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    DefenestratorDefenestrator Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
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    MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Why did the man in the red trenchcoat have a minigun in his torso?

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    GoatmonGoatmon Companion of Kess Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Oh Lord I used to watch that.

    There was no Power Rangers knock off I did not watch.

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    Melding wrote: »
    Why did the man in the red trenchcoat have a minigun in his torso?

    Because the future!

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    augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Melding wrote: »
    Why did the man in the red trenchcoat have a minigun in his torso?

    Dude that is not the correct attitude re: miniguns.

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    MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Lissen, i can get behind men with miniguns grafted to thier bodies, infact it's a hobby of mine, but really, inside yoru abdomin? wouldn't an army with a decoy hand be a better choise?

    Also

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lA4o6WhJO-A

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