gobots machine robo series rock lords page title image
 
 

Gobots / Machine Robo Series / Machine Men / Robo Machine... Other Bits

Licensed Lines:

1983 - Tonka Gobots
1984 - K-Tel Record / Tape Story Books
1984 - Monogram (Gobots model kits)
1986 - Hanimex (Machine Men Camera)
1986 - Wendy's (Gobots premium toys)

 

home buttonspacercontact email button

 

Nine Inch Cy-Kill

 
 
 

CY-KILL - 9.5 Inch
Oversized Version - made in Honk Kong

Further details unknowny
There is also a like version with the yellow body and leg paint colours revered (yellow for white)
and with blue eyes

cy-kill jumbo 9 inch gobots hong kong yellow eyes cy-kill jumbo 9 inch gobots hong kong yellow eyes left cy-kill jumbo 9 inch gobots hong kong yellow eyes back cy-kill jumbo 9 inch gobots hong kong yellow eyes right no paperwork or instructions available
 
 
 
 

NABISCO and HANIMEX Machine Men Camera Promotion

 
 
 

NABISCO and HANIMEX Colour Camera Promotion
American based Nabisco teamed up with Australian Hanimex to offer a Hanimex colour camera as a mail way
prize via Nabisco breakfast cereals.

Promotion was run in Australia 1986

Prizes:

100 Machine Men Hanimex Colour Cameras
100 Machine Men Friendly Battle Suits (Gobots Power Suit)
1 X Silver Leader-1 with every film roll processed by a Hanimex Colour Agent**
10 Stickers to collect; one inside each cereal box

** voucher on the peel-off back of the stickers

 
Australian Only
Nabisco / Hanimex Colour Camera and
Silver Leader-1 Promotion
leader-1 silver chrome hanimex nabisco machine men australian prize leader-1 silver chrome hanimex nabisco machine men australian prize left leader-1 silver chrome hanimex nabisco machine men australian prize back leader-1 silver chrome hanimex nabisco machine men australian prize right no compare image available at this time
leader-1 silver chrome hanimex nabisco machine men australian prize alt leader-1 silver chrome hanimex nabisco machine men australian prize alt left leader-1 silver chrome hanimex nabisco machine men australian prize alt back leader-1 silver chrome hanimex nabisco machine men australian prize alt right no paperwork or instructions available
nabisco hanimex machine men australian camera promotion vita-brits cereal box nabisco hanimex machine men australian camera promotion vita-brits cereal box back nabisco hanimex machine men australian camera promotion vita-brits cereal voucher sticker peel off battle suit machine men australian guardian gobots power suit box battle suit machine men australian guardian gobots power suit box back
nabisco hanimex machine men australian camera promotion vita-brits cereal herr feind sticker nabisco hanimex machine men australian camera promotion vita-brits cereal leader-1 sticker nabisco hanimex machine men australian camera promotion vita-brits cereal spay-c sticker nabisco hanimex machine men australian camera promotion vita-brits cereal bug bite sticker nabisco hanimex machine men australian camera promotion vita-brits cereal war path sticker
nabisco hanimex machine men australian camera promotion vita-brits cereal zeemon sticker nabisco hanimex machine men australian camera promotion vita-brits cereal friendly battle sticker nabisco hanimex machine men australian camera promotion vita-brits cereal enemy battle sticker no paperwork or instructions available no paperwork or instructions available
haimex camera machine men nabisco prize australia box haimex camera machine men nabisco prize australia box back haimex camera machine men nabisco prize australia box plastic insert haimex camera machine men nabisco prize australia box plastic insert back haimex camera machine men nabisco prize australia front view
haimex camera machine men nabisco prize australia haimex camera machine men nabisco prize australia left haimex camera machine men nabisco prize australia back haimex camera machine men nabisco prize australia right haimex camera machine men nabisco prize australia rear view
 
 

K-TEL Story Book and Record / Tape Series

 
 
 

K-TEL 24 PAGE STORY BOOK SERIES
K-Tel (founded 1962, based in the United States) released five, twenty four page story books with accompanying
audio provided by pack-in record or cassette tape. They are esentially reproductions of key scene animation
cels and audio lifted from the first five episodes of the Hanna Barbera animated series 'Challenge of the Gobots'
with linking narration added. The books were released in 1984.

The book titles mirror the cartoon episode names:

Book 1: Battle for GoBotron
Book 2: Target Earth
Book 3: Conquest of Earth
Book 4: Earth Bound
Book 5: Final Conflict

 
Battle for GoBotron
battle for gobotron k-tel record book gobots cover battle for gobotron k-tel record book gobots example page 1 battle for gobotron k-tel record book gobots example page 2 battle for gobotron k-tel record book gobots inside back cover battle for gobotron k-tel record book gobots back cover
 
 

MONOGRAM Model Kits

 
 
 

MONOGRAM GOBOTS MODEL KITS 1984
Monogram (founded 1945, based in the United States) released a series of licensed, Gobots related
model kits bearing really no resemblance at all to the original toy line figures

Each kits is a replication of OR has been replicated by another company at around the same time

The Buggyman and Turbo were released almost identically as Dashbots (non-kit toys) by Up-Right
Manufacturers Inc. with the same pull back action. Buddy-L released the Royal-T and Spay-C as part of the
Robotron line and the Cy-Kill and Leader-1 Macross copied kits were released independently in Japan

It's easy to point the finger at other companies for stealing Monogram's designs, however the verdict's
out as to what actually happened. The kits that seem to have been copied are of differing designs.
Did Monogram create a series of kits with largely different styles over a run of only a few
kits or was it maybe Monogram who borrowed from a number of companies and cut up existing toys
to kits-a-tize them

The Buggyman and Turbo kits are very different to the Royal-T and Spay-c kits for example and yet they fit
perfectly with the other toys from the companies that appear to have copied them

There were also instances where toy companies were sold identical moulds, prototypes and concepts from
especially Chinese agecies and other times where companies producing short run toy lines sold moulds to
other companies who reuued them

We may never know

Kits Released:

Buggyman
Cy-Kill - [larger kit] based on a Mospeda Bike Suit / VR-041 Cyclone
Leader-1 - [larger kit] based on a Macross Legioss Alpha Fighter
Royal-T
Spay-C
Trans Am - [larger kit]
Turbo
Turbo-Teen - [larger-kit]** (the same kit as Trans AM with a human boy's head instead of the robot one)

** linked to the 1984/85, 13 episode American animated series

 

monogram and buddy l royal-t comparison example image
Monogram and Buddy L comparison

mongram gobots model kit ad advertisment from comic book
advertisement from a comic book

Buggyman
 
mongram buggyman model kit complete gobots mongram buggyman model kit complete gobots left mongram buggyman model kit complete gobots back mongram buggyman model kit complete gobots right no compare image available at this time
mongram buggyman model kit complete gobots alt mongram buggyman model kit complete gobots alt left mongram buggyman model kit complete gobots alt back mongram buggyman model kit complete gobots alt right monogram buggyman gobots model kit 1984 boxed
monogram buggyman gobots model kit 1984 box monogram buggyman gobots model kit 1984 instructions sheet page 1 monogram buggyman gobots model kit 1984 instructions sheet page 2 monogram buggyman gobots model kit 1984 sticker sheet
 
Royal-T
 
mongram royal-t model kit complete gobots mongram royal-t model kit complete gobots left mongram royal-t model kit complete gobots back mongram royal-t model kit complete gobots right no compare image available at this time
no image available no image available no image available no image available monogram royal-t gobots model kit 1984 boxed
monogram royal-t gobots model kit 1984 box monogram royal-t gobots model kit 1984 instructions sheet page 1 monogram royal-t gobots model kit 1984 instructions sheet page 2 monogram royal-t gobots model kit 1984 instructions sheet page 3 monogram royal-t gobots model kit 1984 sticker sheet
 
Turbo
 
monogram turbo gobots model kit 1984 monogram turbo gobots model kit 1984 left monogram turbo gobots model kit 1984 back monogram turbo gobots model kit 1984 right no compare image available at this time
monogram turbo gobots model kit 1984 alt monogram turbo gobots model kit 1984 alt left monogram turbo gobots model kit 1984 alt back monogram turbo gobots model kit 1984 alt right monogram turbo gobots model kit 1984 boxed
monogram turbo gobots model kit 1984 box monogram turbo gobots model kit 1984 instructions sheet page 1 monogram turbo gobots model kit 1984 instructions sheet page 2 monogram turbo gobots model kit 1984 instructions sheet page 3 monogram turbo gobots model kit 1984 stickers sheet
 
Spay-C
 
mongram spay-c model kit complete gobots mongram spay-c model kit complete gobots left mongram spay-c model kit complete gobots back mongram spay-c model kit complete gobots right no compare image available at this time
mongram spay-c model kit complete gobots alt mongram spay-c model kit complete gobots alt left mongram spay-c model kit complete gobots alt back mongram spay-c model kit complete gobots alt right monogram spay-c gobots model kit 1984 boxed
monogram spay-c gobots model kit 1984 box monogram spay-c gobots model kit 1984 instructions sheet page 1 monogram spay-c gobots model kit 1984 instructions sheet page 2 monogram spay-c gobots model kit 1984 instructions sheet page 3 monogram spay-c gobots model kit 1984 sticker sheet
 
 

Computer Games

 
 
 

CHALLENGE OF THE GOBOTS
Released by REAKTOR for AMSTRAD 464/664/6128
Createdy by Tony Crowther and Ross Goodley
(c) Ariolasoft UK LTD 1987

NOTE: A version for the Commodore 64 Home Computer was also released

challenge of the gobots amstrad computer game tape challenge of the gobots amstrad computer game tape screen capture 1 cap challenge of the gobots amstrad computer game tape screen capture cap 2 challenge of the gobots amstrad computer game tape box challenge of the gobots amstrad computer game tape box back
challenge of the gobots amstrad computer game tape instructions book page 1 challenge of the gobots amstrad computer game tape instructions book page 2 challenge of the gobots amstrad computer game tape instructions book page 3 no paperwork or instructions available no paperwork or instructions available
 
 

Machine Men Sliding Puzzle

 
 
 

LEADER-1- 5.5 X 11.75cm
Machine Men AU Bandai Australia 1985

leader-1 machine men sliding puzzle australian gobots leader-1 machine men sliding puzzle australian gobots back no paperwork or instructions available no paperwork or instructions available no paperwork or instructions available
 
 

Paper Advertisements

 
 
 

PAPER ADVERTIEMENTS
Print media advertising from various countries and sources

challenge of the gobots cartoon advert clipped from a comic book quik nestle gobots competition advert clipped from a comic book mongram gobots model kit ad advertisment from comic book robot machine battle suit advert clipped from a comic book no paperwork or instructions available
 
 
 
 
 
return to last index button