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Challenge of the GoBots also known as Mighty Machine Men is an American animated series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions, based on the toy-line released from Tonka. Most of the toys were imported from the Japanese toy line Machine Robo.

The initial Gobots toys were re-releases from the Japanese Machine Robo series, sold on blister cards. Other toys from the Machine Robo DX were also released as ‘Super Gobots’. Tonka also created a number of original toys for the line, such as the Command Center, Thruster attack ship and the robot dinosaur, Zod. The initial Gobots were released in 1984.

The Gobots were divided into two factions, the Guardians and the Renegades. Unlike in the Transformers toy line, there was no clear divide between the two factions; the toys had no identifying insignias or markings to indicate their allegiance. Likewise, there was no commonality of design within each faction. The only “theme” to a side was that anything that turned into a “monstrous” looking robot or vehicle was a Renegade.

As the line continued, Tonka added new toys, including the Power Suits and the Secret Raiders. A spin off line, the Rock Lords was launched in 1986, but it was a failure. The Gobots line was discontinued in 1987, with the Dread Launchers being the last toys released in the line.

Gobots were sold in Australia under the name Mighty Machine Men. (Wikipedia)

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Gobot Van Guard Gobots 1984 08.13.14
Gobots Creepy Gobots Creepy Gobots, Machine Robo 1986 01.19.14
Gobots Night Ranger Gobots, Machine Robo 1984 10.16.13
Gobots Path Finder Gobots, Machine Robo 1983 10.27.13
Gobot Zero Gobots, Machine Robo 1984 10.06.13
Gobots Sky Jack Gobots, Machine Robo 1985 09.07.13
Gobots Sparky Machine Robo 1984 09.03.13
Gunnyr Gobots 1985 08.20.13
Throttle Super Gobots 1986 12.09.12
Convertible Laser Gun Gobots 1985 02.23.13
Gobots Command Center Gobots 1985 09.09.12
Porsche 928 S Porsche 928 S Bootleg, Gobots, Machine Robo 06.13.12
Zeemon Zeemon Gobots, Machine Robo, Scalerobo DX, Super Gobots 1984 06.13.12
Patrol Car Robo (Hans-Cuff) Patrol Car Robo Bootleg, Gobots, Machine Robo 1983 02.02.12
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Buggy Robo Bootleg, Gobots, Machine Robo 1983 06.13.12
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Defendor Gobots, Machine Robo, Scalerobo DX, Super Gobots 1985 06.13.12
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Scratch Gobots, Machine Robo 1986 06.13.12
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Fairchild Robo Gobots, Machine Robo 1984 06.13.12
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Street Heat Gobots, Machine Robo 1984 06.13.12
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Missile Tank Robo Gobots, Machine Robo 1983 06.13.12
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Porsche Robo Gobots, Machine Robo 1982 06.13.12
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Jet Robo Gobots, Machine Robo 1982 06.13.12
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Battle Robo Machine Robo 1982 06.13.12
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Puzzler Gobots, Machine Robo 1985 11.29.10
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Gobots Destroyer Gobots, Machine Robo, Scalerobo DX, Super Gobots 1983 06.13.12
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Herr Fiend Gobots, Machine Robo, Scalerobo DX, Super Gobots 1984 06.13.12
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Stone Wing Gobots, Machine Robo, Rock Lords, Rock Lords 1985 06.13.12
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Staks Transport Big MachineRobo, Gobots, Machine Robo, Super Gobots 1985 06.13.12
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Boulder / Battle Rock Gobots, Machine Robo, Rock Lords 1985 03.29.11
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MRR-09 Sunstone Gobots, Jewel Lords, Machine Robo 1986 06.13.12
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MRR-08 Flamestone Gobots, Jewel Lords, Jewel Lords, Machine Robo 1986 06.13.12
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MRR-07 Solitaire Gobots, Jewel Lords, Jewel Lords, Machine Robo 1986 06.13.12

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No.sort icon Toy name Year
Boulder / Battle Rock 1985
Stone Wing 1985
Puzzler 1985
Porsche 928 S
Gobots Command Center 1985
Convertible Laser Gun 1985
Throttle 1986
Gunnyr 1985
026 Zeemon 1984
029 Gobots Destroyer 1983
BMR-03 Staks Transport 1985
MR-02 Battle Robo 1982
MR-03 Jet Robo 1982
MR-08 Buggy Robo 1983
MR-13 Patrol Car Robo 1983
MR-20 Porsche Robo 1982
MR-23 Missile Tank Robo 1983
MR-29 Gobots Path Finder 1983
MR-37 Gobots Night Ranger 1984
MR-39 Gobot Zero 1984
MR-43 Street Heat 1984
MR-47 Fairchild Robo 1984
MR-52 Gobots Sky Jack 1985
MR-DX03 Herr Fiend 1984
MR-DX06 Defendor 1985
MRD-104 Gobots Creepy 1986
MRR-07 MRR-07 Solitaire 1986
MRR-08 MRR-08 Flamestone 1986
MRR-09 MRR-09 Sunstone 1986
MRT-41 Scratch 1986
MRT-42 Gobot Van Guard 1984
MRT-43 Gobots Sparky 1984
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