Re: The History of Transforming Robots! (abridged)
Slight correction on that. Hasbro licensed molds (for Jetfire, Roadbuster, Whirl, etc) from Takatoku. However during that process Takatoku was bought out by Bandai.
Also Bandai has made updated version of most of those 70's anime robots.
I for one welcome our new red flamed, fish-lipped savior. May he always defend us from the scrap metal Devil.