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Isn't Maisto a fairly well

Isn't Maisto a fairly well known and well respected maker of Die Cast cars? If so it would make sense that they dove into the fringes of the 80's Transforming Robot boom.

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Posted by faelon on 9 January, 2016 - 17:30
Yeah, too bad we don't see

Yeah, too bad we don't see many 80's robot KO's today. The 90's and early 2000's was a different story...(sigh)

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Posted by Scarfang_The_Slayer on 11 January, 2016 - 11:29
These started appearing in

These started appearing in the mid 80s as Moto Bots or Dyna Bots (sometimes "Botz"), ostensibly produced by MC Toy originally and probably knocked off endlessly. The Maisto branded versions started appearing in the 90s. Some of these came in funky 90s color patterns with neons, and some were accompanied by trading cards. The removable smokestacks I believe came around in the 90s. The Dyno Drive pullback motor can be removed and placed on the back prongs so it will work upright in robot mode. This style of body is one of the more ubiquitous, there are also a number of boxy jeep/pick up truck type bodies and then a chunkier series of trucks or half-tracks that were called Mega Moto Bots or Trekkers.

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Posted by Thor Laserpunch on 22 February, 2016 - 18:18