Review by JoshB
Porsche Robo is based off of a 1982 Porsche 956 C Coupe race car. (link). The toy replicated the look of the classic sportscar, right down to the vehicle number and sponsor labels.
In America, this toy was known as "Crasher" as part of the Gobots line.
The first release in 1982 was this white version, a direct import from the Machine Robo line. Crasher became a key character in the Challenge of the Gobots cartoon, but in the show the character had a red and black color scheme. in 1983 Tonka quickly changed paint apps and re-issued Crasher to match as seen on the show.
Crasher is notable for being a female robot, although in Machine Robo, the robots had no gender defined.
Crasher, was re-released again in 1993 in the European-Only Robo Machines line, now dubbed "Sports Car" with different stickers.
Construction is classic Machine Robo. Hard ABS plastic with diecast metal parts. Tires were rubber and most details were stickers.
An awesome example of the line.
|Posted 9 December, 2010 - 09:01 by JoshB|