Saturday, July 14, 2007

Top 5 GoBots!

Today, I'll address those much-maligned Tonka 'transformers,' the glorious GoBots. They may have been condemned to obscurity by the popularity of their Cybertronian rivals,

Goofy with a capital GOOFY.5. Scooter: The goofy kid sidekick, more or less the Bumblebee of GoBots. Not surprisingly, Scooter transformed into a scooter. Someone in my town has a little red motorscooter that always reminds me of the GoBots' most endearing character.

Gosh, he sure looks threatening.4. Cy-Kill: the sinister leader of the...oh, forget this. You know, I was all ready to go over the Go-Bots, to give them some recognition. I mean, as a kid, I wasn't real discerning when I bought toys or watched cartoons, and I know I watched GoBots. I had some of the figures, and I must have really liked the Rock Lords spinoff, since I ended up with quite a few toys from that line. But I can't even name five GoBots. Not that I'd want to--Leader-1? Cy-Kill? Scooter? No wonder the line failed. Who could take them seriously? Screw GoBots.

3 comments:

NeverAsk said...

It wasn't so much that the GoBots sucked as it was that they simply weren't Transformers. GoBots always seemed to me like a toy you "settled" on instead of actually wanting.

Anonymous said...

I can! Bug bite, leader-one, pathfinder, tracks, and smallfoot.

All go-bots who later were used as transformers even.

LurkerWithout said...

Yeah, what Anon said. Apparantly there are a group of Transformers who were originally GoBots. Someones actually doing a comic on it according to David Willis of Shortpacked...