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09-03-2007, 04:07 PM
ok i was wondering which came first. i heard that gobots came before transformers but i dont believe it. im glad the transformers came out of a dumb show like the gobots if gobots did come first. but if gobots came after transformers i will be mad because gobots was like the white trash cartoonet geto transformers. i mean look at them. leader one is a nerd. scooter looks retarded. and i hate just about everything int he show
09-03-2007, 04:43 PM
Go-Bots and Transformers had zero influence on each other. Both in Japan and in North America they both hit at about the same time. Machine Robo and Diaclone Car Robo both launched at around the same time in Japan. Their NA equivalents (gobots and transformers) launched at around the same time in 1984. Although Go-Bots by Tonka came to market before TF's did.
09-03-2007, 06:40 PM
oh ok. so were machine robo and diaclon transformers or a complete different show
09-03-2007, 09:55 PM
Simply put Diaclones are Transformers (before 1986). And Machine robo's are Go-Bots.
You might find these informative.
Just to be clear these were all Japanese TV spots from 1982-83.
09-05-2007, 08:28 PM
ok thanks. i only watched the first video but i get it now
09-05-2007, 08:32 PM
ok i was wondering which came first. i heard that gobots came before transformers but i dont believe it.
Depends on who has the bigger smile on his face.
09-07-2007, 08:42 AM
I remember buying Go-bot toys before buying Transformer toys. When Transformers toys came out, I think I was more impressed with the packaging than Go-bots, so I think that's when I converted to Transformers!
09-07-2007, 11:05 PM
i just hate how scooter looks in the show but i guess it makes more sence about how the vehicles look like robots so you can see how they transform
09-07-2007, 11:31 PM
Hanna-Barbarra were extremely toy accurate in their character models. Almost zero interpretation on their part, the biggest change they'd make is give them a mouth or pupils. Unlike Marvel-Sunbow.
Here is Scooters toy
09-10-2007, 09:50 AM
If the Gobots cartoon looked more like it's Japanese counterpart it might have done better as a show.
09-10-2007, 09:41 PM
oh did they not have huge stupid eyes like they do in the show
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