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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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No. Toy namesort icon Year
MR-02 Battle Robo 1982
MR-23 Blaster (Green) 1985
Boulder / Battle Rock 1985
Brimstone 1986
MR-08 Buggy Robo 1983
MR-08 Buggyman (Orange) 1986
Convertible Laser Gun 1985
Crackpot 1986
MR-24 Crain Brain 1983
MR-DX06 Defendor 1985
029 Destroyer 1983
MR-47 Fairchild Robo 1984
MRR-08 Flamestone 1986
MR-36 Gobot Block Head 1984
MRT-42 Gobot Van Guard 1984
Gobots Command Center 1985
MRD-104 Gobots Creepy 1986
MRT-43 Gobots Sparky 1984
MR-44 Good Knight 1985
Granite 1986
Gunnyr 1985
MR-49 Heat Seeker 1985
MR-DX03 Herr Fiend 1984
Hornet 1986
MR-03 Jet Robo 1982
MR-23 Missile Tank Robo 1983
Night Fright 1986
MR-37 Night Ranger 1984
MR-29 Path Finder 1983
MR-13 Patrol Car Robo 1983
Porsche 928 S
MR-20 Porsche Robo 1982
MR-10 Pumper 1983
Puzzler 1985
Rock Roller 1985
Sabrestone 1986
MRT-41 Scratch 1986
MR-52 Sky Jack 1985
MRR-07 Solitaire 1986
BMR-03 Staks Transport 1985
Sticks 'n' Stones 1986
MRT-44 Stinger 1984
Stone Wing 1985
MR-43 Street Heat 1984
MRR-09 Sunstone 1986
MR-42 Tailpipe (Black) 1986
Throttle 1986
MR-46 Tux 1985
026 Zeemon 1984
MR-39 Zero 1984
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