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Additional Details Before Series 1 Part 1

Notes:

Gobot Gift Packs #1 and #2 were confusingly issued with multiple differing figure selections
Machine Men were a failed, Bandai released in the US and Canada before Gobots, however the name remained in Australia for the full figure run
Bandai Australia changed to simply 'Bandai' somewhere between mid 1983 and 1984 and re-issued the first figures now with the US Gobots names
Machine Men AU and Robo Machine(s) EU cardbacks shouldn't be taken at face value with regards to colour schemes offered

Region Codes Used:
JP Japan / US United States / CA Canada / AU Australia / EU Europe / BRA Brazil / CHA China / TWN Taiwan / HUN Hungary

 
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Gobots Series 2 Issue Order: other line releases slotted in
Part 2: Series 2 is divided into two sections due to the large number of figures

 
 

WRONG WAY - 8.5 cm
Gobots 37 Series 2 US Tonka 1984**
Gobots 37 Series 2 US Tonka with 3-D Sticker 1985**
Gobots Guardian Gift Pack #2 US Tonka 1985**
Machine Men AU Bandai [Lighter Green / Black Eye Band] 1984
Robo Machine RM-41 EU Bandai 1985*-*
SKY-GUN
Robo Machine RM-41 EU Bandai 1984*-*
HELICOPTER I
Robo Machines EU Bandai 1992*-* (sold as Sky Gun on the Italian cardback)
APACHE COPTER MAN
Machine Men 23 AU Bandai [Lighter Green / Black Eye Band] 1983
APACHE ROBO
Machine Robo Series MR-41 JP Bandai 1984
ROTRON
Mutante Bra Glasslite 1986 [Dark Blue / Red Eye Band] 'ROTRON' tail boom sticker 1986
NAME UNKNOWN - BOOTLEG
Helicopter Robot [Dark Green/Dark Green Head/Silver Eye Band] canopy window stickers

** wing and shoulder stickers not included with this release
*-* wing and shoulder stickers missing from example

wrong way / apache robo / apache copter man gobots machine men prototype
early prototype photo used on Machine Men cardbacks
apache robo machine robo series mr-41 prototype olive green colour
this image shows the same olive green version now with the production stickers
and paint application in a Machine Robo Series catalogue.
this became the Machine Men production release with the
Machine Robo Series produced in the darker green

Machine Robo Series
 
apache robo machine robo series mr-41 apache robo machine robo series mr-41 left apache robo machine robo series mr-41 back apache robo machine robo series mr-41 right no compare image available at this time
apache robo machine robo series mr-41 alt apache robo machine robo series mr-41 alt left apache robo machine robo series mr-41 alt back apache robo machine robo series mr-41 alt right apache robo machine robo series mr-41 gk boxed
apache robo machine robo series mr-41 box apache robo machine robo series mr-41 box back apache robo machine robo series mr-41 instructions comic sheet page 1 apache robo machine robo series mr-41 instructions comic sheet page 2 apache robo machine robo series mr-41 instructions comic sheet page 3
apache robo machine robo series mr-41 sticker sheet robot toys backing card image not available at this time robot toys backing card image not available at this time robot toys backing card image not available at this time robot toys backing card image not available at this time
 
Gobots / Robo Machine
 
wrong way apache copter man robo gobots machine men man rm-41 mr-41 dark green wrong way apache copter man robo gobots machine men man rm-41 mr-41 dark green left wrong way apache copter man robo gobots machine men man rm-41 mr-41 dark green back wrong way apache copter man robo gobots machine men man rm-41 mr-41 dark green right wrong way apache copter man robo gobots machine men man rm-41 mr-41 dark green right comparison
wrong way apache copter man robo gobots machine men man rm-41 mr-41 dark green alt wrong way apache copter man robo gobots machine men man rm-41 mr-41 dark green alt left wrong way apache copter man robo gobots machine men man rm-41 mr-41 dark green alt back wrong way apache copter man robo gobots machine men man rm-41 mr-41 dark green alt right robot toys backing card image not available at this time
wrong way gobots backing card cardback wrong way gobots backing card cardback back robot toys backing card image not available at this time robot toys backing card image not available at this time robot toys backing card image not available at this time
 
Machine Men
 
wrong way apache copter man machine men australian version bandai wrong way apache copter man machine men australian version bandai left wrong way apache copter man machine men australian version bandai back wrong way apache copter man machine men australian version bandai right wrong way apache copter man machine men australian version bandai comparison
wrong way apache copter man machine men australian version bandai alt wrong way apache copter man machine men australian version bandai alt left wrong way apache copter man machine men australian version bandai alt back wrong way apache copter man machine men australian version bandai alt right robot toys backing card image not available at this time
 
Mutante - Bootleg
 
rotron mutante glasslite wrong way gobots blue brazilian rotron mutante glasslite wrong way gobots blue brazilian left rotron mutante glasslite wrong way gobots blue brazilian back rotron mutante glasslite wrong way gobots blue brazilian right no compare image available at this time
rotron mutante glasslite wrong way gobots blue brazilian alt rotron mutante glasslite wrong way gobots blue brazilian alt left rotron mutante glasslite wrong way gobots blue brazilian alt back rotron mutante glasslite wrong way gobots blue brazilian alt right robot toys backing card image not available at this time
rotron mutante glasslite wrong way gobots blue brazilian on card carded robot toys backing card image not available at this time robot toys backing card image not available at this time robot toys backing card image not available at this time robot toys backing card image not available at this time
 
Helicopter Robot - sticker windows
 
wrong way apache robo skygun bootleg ko unmarked sticker window wrong way apache robo skygun bootleg ko unmarked sticker window left wrong way apache robo skygun bootleg ko unmarked sticker window back wrong way apache robo skygun bootleg ko unmarked sticker window right no compare image available at this time
wrong way apache robo skygun bootleg ko unmarked sticker window alt wrong way apache robo skygun bootleg ko unmarked sticker window alt left wrong way apache robo skygun bootleg ko unmarked sticker window alt back wrong way apache robo skygun bootleg ko unmarked sticker window alt right robot toys backing card image not available at this time
 
 
 

SCRATCH - 7.8 cm
Gobots 38 Series 2 US only Tonka 1984 (stamped MRT-41)
Gobots 38 Series 2 US only Tonka with 3-D Sticker 1985 (stamped MRT-41)


HEAD PAINT VARIATIONS
Scratch was released with two head paint applications, one with black, 'L' shaped sections and one without.
Both versions sport the same red head paint sections and are stamped 'MRT-41 BANDAI (c) G. K. 1984 JAPAN'.
My guess is that the black sections were dropped later in the production run to reduce costs.
It's also worth noting that the version with the black sections does not match the figure painting on
the front of the cardback.

I'm very interested if anyone has further information

scratch gobots prototype c sticker
Tonka prototype showing variant sticker

Gobots - both head variants
 
scratch gobots 38 us only mrt-41 black head paint stripes scratch gobots 38 us only mrt-41 black head paint stripes back scratch gobots 38 us only mrt-41 black head paint stripes left scratch gobots 38 us only mrt-41 black head paint stripes right scratch gobots 38 us only mrt-41 black head paint stripes comparison
scratch gobots 38 us only mrt-41 no head paint stripes scratch gobots 38 us only mrt-41 no head paint stripes left scratch gobots 38 us only mrt-41 no head paint stripes back scratch gobots 38 us only mrt-41 no head paint stripes right scratch gobots 38 us only mrt-41 no head paint stripes comparison
scratch gobots 38 us only mrt-41 alt scratch gobots 38 us only mrt-41 alt left scratch gobots 38 us only mrt-41 alt back scratch gobots 38 us only mrt-41 alt right robot toys backing card image not available at this time
scratch gobots backing card cardback scratch gobots backing card cardback back robot toys backing card image not available at this time robot toys backing card image not available at this time robot toys backing card image not available at this time
 
 
 

BUGGYMAN - 8.1 cm
Gobots 08 Series 1 US [Blue] 1983
Gobots 08 Series 2 US Only Tonka [Orange] 1985
BUGGY
Robo Machine RM-08 EU Bandai [Blue] 1983
BUGGY MAN
(with a space)
Machine Men 07 AU Bandai Australia [Blue] 1983
Machine Men 07 AU Bandai [Blue] 1984
Machine Men Staks Transport AU Bandai [Red] 1985
BUGGY ROBO
Machine Robo Series MR-08 JP Popy [Blue] 1982
Machine Robo Series MR-08 JP Bandai [Blue] 1983
Machine Robo Series Best 5 MR-08 JP Bandai [Red] 1983
Machine Robo Revenge of Cronos MRB-6 JP Bandai [Blue] 1986
NAME UNKNOWN
Convert BRA Mimo

Gobots
SEE SERIES 1 PT 1 FOR OTHER RELEASES
 
buggyman gobots buggy robo machine men man rm-08 mr-08 mbr-6 orange buggyman gobots buggy robo machine men man rm-08 mr-08 mbr-6 orange left buggyman gobots buggy robo machine men man rm-08 mr-08 mbr-6 orange back buggyman gobots buggy robo machine men man rm-08 mr-08 mbr-6 orange right buggyman gobots buggy robo machine men man rm-08 mr-08 mbr-6 orange compare
buggyman gobots buggy robo machine men man rm-08 mr-08 mbr-6 orange alt buggyman gobots buggy robo machine men man rm-08 mr-08 mbr-6 orange alt left buggyman gobots buggy robo machine men man rm-08 mr-08 mbr-6 orange alt back buggyman gobots buggy robo machine men man rm-08 mr-08 mbr-6 orange alt right robot toys backing card image not available at this time
 
 
 

ZERO - 8 cm
Gobots 40 Series 2 US Tonka 1984**
Gobots 40 Series 2 US Tonka with 3-D Sticker 1985**
Gobots Renegade Gift Pack #2 US Tonka 1985
Robo Machine RM-39 EU Bandai 1984
Robo Machines Series 2 EU Bandai 1993
Machine Men AU Bandai 1984**
ZERO ROBO
Machine Robo Series MR-39 JP Bandai 1983
C-14
'Machine Robo Series' Bootleg TWN [Black and Grey]
Sold on cardback and in official MR shaped boxes

** yellow stripe wing, leg, kills, and serial number stickers not included with these releases

NOTE: when applying Zero Robo's stickers it's very worth referencing the example shown here,
the box photograph and an actual Mitsubishi A6M Zero plane's markings as the sticker guide is fairly vague.
This is especially important with regard to the orientation of the yellow wing strips.
The yellow strips were intended to be laid along the front of the wing, however due to the
machine gun placement this is not possible. The angled end to the strips would have compensated for the
angle of the wings in the originally intended place. In the prototype image below the strips have cut-out
sections for the gun barrels. Presumably the gun barrel cutouts were removed for the production version and
the sticker placement raised to compensate. The exagerated angled ends were not modified to match the
raised placement of the stickers making them look a little odd yet correct

zero robo machine robo series prototype colour example
prototype showing variant colour scheme and stickers

 Machine Robo Series / Robo Machine
 
zero robo machine robo series robo machine mr-39 rm-39 zero robo machine robo series robo machine mr-39 rm-39 left zero robo machine robo series robo machine mr-39 rm-39 back zero robo machine robo series robo machine mr-39 rm-39 right no compare image available at this time
zero robo machine robo series robo machine mr-39 rm-39 alt zero robo machine robo series robo machine mr-39 rm-39 alt left zero robo machine robo series robo machine mr-39 rm-39 alt back zero robo machine robo series robo machine mr-39 rm-39 alt right zero robo machine robo series mr-39 rm-39 sticker sheet
 
Gobots / Machine Men
 
zero robo gobots machine men man rm-39 mr-39 zero robo gobots machine men man rm-39 mr-39 left zero robo gobots machine men man rm-39 mr-39 back zero robo gobots machine men man rm-39 mr-39 right zero robo gobots machine men man rm-39 mr-39 comparison
zero robo gobots machine men man rm-39 mr-39 alt zero robo gobots machine men man rm-39 mr-39 alt left zero robo gobots machine men man rm-39 mr-39 alt back zero robo gobots machine men man rm-39 mr-39 alt right robot toys backing card image not available at this time
 
'Machine Robo Series' Bootleg C-14
 
zero machine robo series ko bootleg c-14 gobots zero machine robo series ko bootleg c-14 gobots left zero machine robo series ko bootleg c-14 gobots back zero machine robo series ko bootleg c-14 gobots right no compare image available at this time
zero machine robo series ko bootleg c-14 gobots alt zero machine robo series ko bootleg c-14 gobots alt left zero machine robo series ko bootleg c-14 gobots alt back zero machine robo series ko bootleg c-14 gobots alt right robot toys backing card image not available at this time
zero machine robo series ko bootleg c-14 gobots carded zero machine robo series ko bootleg c-14 gobots cardback backing card zero machine robo series ko bootleg c-14 gobots cardback backing card back robot toys backing card image not available at this time robot toys backing card image not available at this time
 
 
 

TUX - 8.6 cm
Gobots 41 Series 2 US Tonka 1984 (no stickers included)
Gobots 41 Series 2 US Tonka with 3-D Sticker 1985 (no stickers; for the figure included)
Gobots Renegade Gift Pack #1 Tonka 1985
Robo Machine RM-46 EU Bandai 1984 (issued with Machine Robo sticker sheet)
Robo Machine RM-46 EU Bandai 1984 [black grille matte finish] (issued with Machine Robo sticker sheet)
Robo Machine RM-46 EU Bandai 1984 [black grille gloss finish] (issued with Machine Robo sticker sheet)
Machine Men AU Bandai 1984 (no stickers included)
LIMOUSINE ROBO
Machine Robo Series MR-46 EU Bandai 1984

** window colour: for the most part figures stampted 'JAPAN' have darker, almost black windows,
whereas 'MACAU' stamped figures have windows of an obviously brown colour

** grille plastic: 'JAPAN' stampted figures have grilles cast in off-white plastic VS those stamped
'MACAU' which are cast in black; chrome is later applied

BLACK GRILLE: As pictured (right) the blacke grille version of Tux was issued on the Robo Machine cardback
with both French and English text. The rear of the card lists the figure as Limousine / Tux.

Other like Robo Machine Tux cards show 'Limousine / Tux' on an applied correction sticker covering the printed
name 'Rolls Royce / Tux'; see other example top left

The black version figures are stamped 'MR-46 (c) G. K. BANDAI 1985 MACAU' and the grille is spray painted black.
Contrary to common belief that the grille has simply lost its chrome paint, the black is painted over the
chrome and under that it's the same off white plastic seen on other chrome damaged Tux figures.

As the Machine Robo prototype had a black body with a chrome grille and head it's possible that for a very
small release a mistake was made when the colour scheme was changed to the final production version

If anyone has further details to hey can share it will be greatly appreciated

limousine robo tux machine robo series black prototype with different head sculpt and colours
prototype showing variant colours, head and grille sculpt
grille appears split between lower torso section and two side
sections which remain on top of the arms

 

Machine Robo Series / Robo Machine / Robo Machines**
 
tux limousine robo machine / machine robo mr-46 rm-46 tux limousine robo machine / machine robo mr-46 rm-46 left tux limousine robo machine / machine robo mr-46 rm-46 back tux limousine robo machine / machine robo mr-46 rm-46 right tux limousine robo machine / machine robo mr-46 rm-46 comparison
tux limousine robo machine / machine robo mr-46 rm-46 alt tux limousine robo machine / machine robo mr-46 rm-46 alt left tux limousine robo machine / machine robo mr-46 rm-46 alt back tux limousine robo machine / machine robo mr-46 rm-46 alt right robot toys backing card image not available at this time
tux robo machine rm-46 backing card cardback european tux robo machine rm-46 backing card cardback european back tux limousine robo machine / machine robo mr-46 rm-46 sticker sheet robot toys backing card image not available at this time robot toys backing card image not available at this time
 
Gobots / Machine Men
 
tux gobots machine men 1984 1985 tux gobots machine men 1984 1985 left tux gobots machine men 1984 1985 back tux gobots machine men 1984 1985 right tux gobots machine men 1984 1985 comparison
tux gobots machine men 1984 1985 alt tux gobots machine men 1984 1985 alt left tux gobots machine men 1984 1985 alt back tux gobots machine men 1984 1985 alt right robot toys backing card image not available at this time
 
Black Grille Variant
 
tux black grille robo machine french gobots rm-46 tux black grille robo machine french gobots rm-46 left tux black grille robo machine french gobots rm-46 back tux black grille robo machine french gobots rm-46 right no compare image available at this time
tux black grille robo machine french gobots rm-46 alt tux black grille robo machine french gobots rm-46 alt left tux black grille robo machine french gobots rm-46 alt back tux black grille robo machine french gobots rm-46 alt right robot toys backing card image not available at this time
tux black grille robo machine french gobots rm-46 cardback backing card tux black grille robo machine french gobots rm-46 cardback backing card back robot toys backing card image not available at this time robot toys backing card image not available at this time robot toys backing card image not available at this time
 
 
 

TWIN SPIN - 8.4 cm
Gobots 42 Series 2 US Tonka [Tan/Blue] 1985
Gobots 42 Series 2 US Tonka [Tan/Blue] with 3-D Sticker 1985
Gobots Renegade Gift Pack #1 US Tonka [Tan/Blue] 1985
Machine Men AU Bandai [Green] 1985 (US ARMY Stickers)
CARRY-ALL
Robo Machine RM-42 EU Bandai [Green/Red Motor Tips]
HELICOPTER

Robo Machines Series 1 EU Bandai [Green/Red Motor Tips] 1992 (RM-ARMY Stickers) (RM-42 Stamping)
BATTLE COPTER MAN
Machine Men 06 AU Bandai 1983 (US ARMY Stickers)**
VERTOL ROBO
Machine Robo Series MR-50 JP Bandai [Yellow] 1985

** a couple of sources report that the Australian Machine Men line released both the US and EU variations of this model,
however I think this is a mistake. Battle Copter Man was first released with the Robo Machines Red engine tips and then
once re-released with the US Gobots name it lost the red tips. I think this may be where the confusion lies.
Please get in contact if you have a US Twin Spin on an Australian Machine Men card

STICKER VARIATIONS:

Leg Stickers:

Vertol Robo, Robo Machine(s) and Machine Men AU share the same leg design
Vertol Robo and Machine Men: Transparent background
Robo Machine(s): Silver background
Vertol Robo has a red rectangle while Robo Machines and Machine Men have yellow
Gobots: weird, mash-up 60's wallpaper design (see example)

Side Window Stickers:

Vertol Robo: Yellow background with Bright Blue windows (metallic)
Machine Men: Dark Green background with Dark Blue windows
Robo Machine: Green background with Blue windows (metallic)
Robo Machines: Bright Green background with Bright Blue windows (metallic)
Gobots: Black background, Light Blue windows with Orange stripes (variant design)

Side Stickers:

Vertol Robo: [JA4379] [Japanese Text] [Blue Stripe] [Flag of Japan]
Machine Man: [ARMY] [U.S. ARMY] [clear background, Red detail]
Robo Machine: [ARMY] (U.S. or R.M. ARMY sticker unconfirmed) [clear bg, Red detail]
Robo Machines: [ARMY] [R.M. ARMY] [clear background, Red detail]
Gobots: No extra stickers

Machine Men VS Robo Machine Confusion: there's confusion as to whether the red tipped version was released in
Australia for Machine Men. The image below shows two depictions of Twin Spin from Machine Men cardbacks.
Both cardbacks show the Machine Men and Robo Machine versions intended to be the same figure.
I'd guess they had one of each for promotional use and hoped no one would notice.
Living in Australia I only saw the all green release and I'm very interested in any further information

twin spin machine men cardback depictions comparison

Machine Robo Series
 
vertol robo twin spin yellow machine robo series  mr-50 vertol robo twin spin yellow machine robo series  mr-50 left vertol robo twin spin yellow machine robo series  mr-50 back vertol robo twin spin yellow machine robo series  mr-50 right vertol robo twin spin yellow machine robo series  mr-50 comparison
vertol robo twin spin yellow machine robo series  mr-50 alt vertol robo twin spin yellow machine robo series  mr-50 alt left vertol robo twin spin yellow machine robo series  mr-50 alt back vertol robo twin spin yellow machine robo series  mr-50 alt right robot toys backing card image not available at this time
vertol robo twin spin yellow machine robo series  mr-50 instructions sheet page 1 vertol robo twin spin yellow machine robo series  mr-50 instructions sheet page 2 vertol robo twin spin yellow machine robo series  mr-50 instructions sheet page 3 robot toys backing card image not available at this time robot toys backing card image not available at this time
 
Gobots
 
twin spin vertol robo gobots machine rm-50 mr-50 brown tan twin spin vertol robo gobots machine rm-50 mr-50 brown tan left twin spin vertol robo gobots machine rm-50 mr-50 brown tan back twin spin vertol robo gobots machine rm-50 mr-50 brown tan right twin spin vertol robo gobots machine rm-50 mr-50 brown tan comparison
twin spin vertol robo gobots machine rm-50 mr-50 brown tan alt twin spin vertol robo gobots machine rm-50 mr-50 brown tan alt left twin spin vertol robo gobots machine rm-50 mr-50 brown tan alt back twin spin vertol robo gobots machine rm-50 mr-50 brown tan alt right robot toys backing card image not available at this time
 
Robo Machine 'ARMY' side pod sticker missing from this example
 
twin spin carry-all robo machine european green red tips twin spin carry-all robo machine european green red tips left twin spin carry-all robo machine european green red tips back twin spin carry-all robo machine european green red tips right twin spin carry-all robo machine european green red tips comparison
twin spin carry-all robo machine european green red tip alt twin spin carry-all robo machine european green red tip alt left twin spin carry-all robo machine european green red tip alt back twin spin carry-all robo machine european green red tip alt right robot toys backing card image not available at this time
 
Machine Men
 
twin spin battle copter man machine men australia all green twin spin battle copter man machine men australia all green left twin spin battle copter man machine men australia all green back twin spin battle copter man machine men australia all green right twin spin battle copter man machine men australia all green compare
twin spin battle copter man machine men australia all green alt twin spin battle copter man machine men australia all green alt left twin spin battle copter man machine men australia all green alt back twin spin battle copter man machine men australia all green alt rigth robot toys backing card image not available at this time
 
Robo Machines
 
twin spin helicopter robo machines 1993 twin spin helicopter robo machines 1993 left twin spin helicopter robo machines 1993 back twin spin helicopter robo machines 1993 right twin spin helicopter robo machines 1993 comparison
twin spin helicopter robo machines 1993 alt twin spin helicopter robo machines 1993 alt left twin spin helicopter robo machines 1993 alt back twin spin helicopter robo machines 1993 alt right robot toys backing card image not available at this time
twin spin helicopter robo machines 1993 carded twin spin helicopter robo machines 1993 cardback backing card twin spin helicopter robo machines 1993 cardback backing card back twin spin helicopter robo machines instruction sheet robot toys backing card image not available at this time
 
 
 

SNOOP - 8.4 cm
Gobots 43 US Tonka Unreleased (prototype cardback was produced)
Machine Men AU Bandai 1985
Robo Machine RM-45 EU Bandai 1985
SKY-SPY
Robo Machine RM-45 EU Bandai 1984
BLACKBIRD ROBO
Machine Robo Series MR-45 JP Bandai 1984
Machine Robo Revenge of Cronos MRJ-6 JP Bandai 1986

backbird robo machine robo series mr-45 prototype colour example image
prototype showing variant colours; image was used for production Robo Machine cardback,
the unreleased Gobots cardback and other marketing
snoop mr-45 rm-45 machine robo / robo machine prototype image 2snoop mr-45 rm-45 machine robo / robo machine prototype image 2

Machine Robo Series / Robo Machine / Machine Men
 
snoop sky-spy blackbird robo gobots machine men man rm-45 mr-45 mrj-6 snoop sky-spy blackbird robo gobots machine men man rm-45 mr-45 mrj-6 left snoop sky-spy blackbird robo gobots machine men man rm-45 mr-45 mrj-6 back snoop sky-spy blackbird robo gobots machine men man rm-45 mr-45 mrj-6 right snoop sky-spy blackbird robo gobots machine men man rm-45 mr-45 mrj-6 comparison
snoop sky-spy blackbird robo gobots machine men man rm-45 mr-45 mrj-6 alt snoop sky-spy blackbird robo gobots machine men man rm-45 mr-45 mrj-6 alt left snoop sky-spy blackbird robo gobots machine men man rm-45 mr-45 mrj-6 alt back snoop sky-spy blackbird robo gobots machine men man rm-45 mr-45 mrj-6 alt right robot toys backing card image not available at this time
snoop robo machine rm-45 backing card cardback european snoop robo machine rm-45 backing card cardback european back robot toys backing card image not available at this time robot toys backing card image not available at this time robot toys backing card image not available at this time
 
 
 

LEADER-1 - 8.4 cm
Gobots 25 Series 1 US Tonka [Grey] 1983**
Gobots 25 Series 2 US Tonka with 3-D Sticker [Grey] 1985**
Gobots Guardian Gift Pack #1 US Tonka 1985**
Gobots 44 Series 3 US Tonka [Blue] 1985**
Gobots 44 Series 3 US Tonka [Grey] with 3-D Sticker 1986**
Gobots 44 Series 3 US Tonka [Blue] with 3-D Sticker 1986**
Machine Men AU Bandai [Grey] 1984
F-15 EAGLE
Robo Machine RM-25 EU Bandai [Grey]1983
Robo Machine RM-25 EU Bandai [Blue] 1985
Robo Machines EU Bandai [Grey] 1993
F-15 MAN
Machine Men 17 AU Bandai [Grey] 1983
EAGLE ROBO
Machine Robo Series MR-25 JP Bandai [Grey] 1983
Machine Robo Series Best 5 MR-25 JP Bandai [White/Blue] 1983
Machine Robo Revenge of Cronos MRJ-7 JP Bandai [Grey] 1986
Machine Robo [Silver] version awarded as competition prizes
SONIK
Mutante BRA Glasslite [Red/Blue] 1986
Mutante BRA Glasslite [Blue/White] 1986

** versions issued with only three stickers VS MR-25 and RM-25

leader-1 blue tonka gobots blue prototype 
prototype showing grey Leader-1 torso sticker

Gobots / Robo Machine
SEE SERIES 1 PT 2 FOR OTHER VERSIONS
leader-1 gobots f-15 robo machine men man rm-25 mr-25 mjr-7 blue sonik glasslite mutante leader-1 gobots f-15 robo machine men man rm-25 mr-25 mjr-7 blue sonik glasslite mutante left leader-1 gobots f-15 robo machine men man rm-25 mr-25 mjr-7 blue sonik glasslite mutante back leader-1 gobots f-15 robo machine men man rm-25 mr-25 mjr-7 blue sonik glasslite mutante right leader-1 gobots f-15 robo machine men man rm-25 mr-25 mjr-7 blue sonik glasslite mutante comparison
leader-1 gobots f-15 robo machine men man rm-25 mr-25 mjr-7 blue sonik glasslite mutante alt leader-1 gobots f-15 robo machine men man rm-25 mr-25 mjr-7 blue sonik glasslite mutante alt left leader-1 gobots f-15 robo machine men man rm-25 mr-25 mjr-7 blue sonik glasslite mutante alt back leader-1 gobots f-15 robo machine men man rm-25 mr-25 mjr-7 blue sonik glasslite mutante alt right robot toys backing card image not available at this time
leader-1 blue gobots backing card cardback leader-1 blue gobots backing card cardback back robot toys backing card image not available at this time robot toys backing card image not available at this time robot toys backing card image not available at this time
 
 
 

CY-KILL - 8.1 cm
Gobots Series 1 01 US Tonka 1983
Gobots Series 2 01 US Tonka with 3-D Sticker 1985
Gobots Series 2 01 & 45 US Tonka [Black/White/Green] 1985
Gobots Renegade Gift Pack #1 US Tonka 1985
Machine Men AU Bandai 1984
BIKE
Robo Machine RM-01 EU Bandai 1983 **
CYCLE MAN
Machine Men 01 US and CA Bandai America 1983 (card dated 1982)**
Machine Men 01 AU Bandai Australia 1983
BIKE ROBO
Machine Robo Series MR-01 JP Popy 1982 ** XX
Machine Robo Series MR-01 JP Bandai 1983 (stamped Popy 1982) **  XX
Machine Robo Series Best 5 MR-01 JP Bandai [Grey/White/Light Blue] 1983 **
Machine Robo Revenge of Cronos MRB-01 Bandai 1986 **

** (red and silver band wrist stickers)
XX metal under the headlight is all white VS other releases where one side is red

Gobots
SEE SERIES 1 PT 1 FOR OTHER VERSIONS
cy-kill green black grey version us only gobots series 2 cy-kill green black grey version us only gobots series 2 right cy-kill green black grey version us only gobots series 2 back cy-kill green black grey version us only gobots series 2 right cy-kill green black grey version us only gobots series 2 left
cy-kill green black grey version us only gobots series 2 at cy-kill green black grey version us only gobots series 2 alt left cy-kill green black grey version us only gobots series 2 alt back  cy-kill green black grey version us only gobots series 2 alt right robot toys backing card image not available at this time
 
 
 

VAMP - 8.6 cm
Gobots 46 Series 2 US Tonka 1984
Gobots 46 Series 2 US Tonka with 3-D Sticker 1985
Machine Men AU Bandai 1984
CASMODON
Robo Machine RM-101 & RMD-101 EU Bandai 1984
Machine Robo Devil Invaders Series MRD-101 JP Bandai 1984
Machine Robo Revenge of Cronos MRGD-1 JP Bandai 1986

casmodon machine robo series mrd-101 mrgd-1 prototype eye sculpt example
prototype showing longer eye sculpt and
arms orientated with wheels front

Machine Robo Series / Gobots / Robo Machine / Machine Men
 
vamp gobots series 2 1984 / machine robo series casmodon / machine men / robo machine mrd-101 MRGD-1 vamp gobots series 2 1984 / machine robo series casmodon / machine men / robo machine mrd-101 MRGD-1 left vamp gobots series 2 1984 / machine robo series casmodon / machine men / robo machine mrd-101 MRGD-1 back vamp gobots series 2 1984 / machine robo series casmodon / machine men / robo machine mrd-101 MRGD-1 right vamp gobots series 2 1984 / machine robo series casmodon / machine men / robo machine mrd-101 MRGD-1 comparison
vamp gobots series 2 1984 / machine robo series casmodon / machine men / robo machine mrd-101 MRGD-1 alt vamp gobots series 2 1984 / machine robo series casmodon / machine men / robo machine mrd-101 MRGD-1 alt left vamp gobots series 2 1984 / machine robo series casmodon / machine men / robo machine mrd-101 MRGD-1 alt back vamp gobots series 2 1984 / machine robo series casmodon / machine men / robo machine mrd-101 MRGD-1 alt right robot toys backing card image not available at this time
Vamp series 2 1984 gobots cardback backing card Vamp series 2 1984 gobots cardback backing card back casmodon vamp rm-101 rmd-101 robo machine backing card cardback european casmodon vamp rm-101 rmd-101 robo machine backing card cardback european back robot toys backing card image not available at this time
 
 
 

SCORP - 8.5 cm
Gobots 47 Series 2 US Tonka 1984 (gunmetal thigh sections)
Gobots 47 Series 2 US Tonka with 3-D Sticker 1985
Machine Men AU Bandai 1984
ZARIOS
Robo Machine RM-103 & RMD-103 EU Bandai 1984
Machine Robo Devil Invaders Series MRD-103 JP Bandai 1984
Machine Robo Revenge of Cronos MRGD-3 JP Bandai 1986

zarios machine robo series mrd-103 mrgd-3 prototype chest sculpt
prototype showing variant chest sculpt
missing lower, deeper vents

Machine Robo Series / Gobots / Robo Machine / Machine Men
 
scorp gobots / machine robo series zarios / machine men / robo machine rm-103 mrd-103 MRGD-3 devil invaders scorp gobots / machine robo series zarios / machine men / robo machine rm-103 mrd-103 MRGD-3 devil invaders left scorp gobots / machine robo series zarios / machine men / robo machine rm-103 mrd-103 MRGD-3 devil invaders back scorp gobots / machine robo series zarios / machine men / robo machine rm-103 mrd-103 MRGD-3 devil invaders right scorp gobots / machine robo series zarios / machine men / robo machine rm-103 mrd-103 MRGD-3 devil invaders comparison
scorp gobots / machine robo series zarios / machine men / robo machine rm-103 mrd-103 MRGD-3 devil invaders alt scorp gobots / machine robo series zarios / machine men / robo machine rm-103 mrd-103 MRGD-3 devil invaders alt left scorp gobots / machine robo series zarios / machine men / robo machine rm-103 mrd-103 MRGD-3 devil invaders alt back scorp gobots / machine robo series zarios / machine men / robo machine rm-103 mrd-103 MRGD-3 devil invaders alt right robot toys backing card image not available at this time
scorp zarios rm-47 robo machine cardback backing card european scorp zarios rm-47 robo machine cardback backing card european back robot toys backing card image not available at this time robot toys backing card image not available at this time robot toys backing card image not available at this time
 
 
 

PINCHER - 7.8 cm
Gobots 48 Series 2 US Tonka 1984
Gobots 48 Series 2 US Tonka with 3-D Sticker 1985
Machine Men AU Bandai 1984
FALGOS
Robo Machine RM-102 & RMD-102 EU Bandai 1984
Machine Robo Devil Invaders Series MRD-102 JP Bandai 1984 (box art shows prototype version)
Machine Robo Revenge of Cronos MRGD-2 JP Bandai 1986

Pincher Falgos gobots machine robo mrd 102 gold paint variant
small numbers of gold paint variants found in both
JP Machine Robo Series and US Gobots packaging

falgos machine robo series mrd-102 mrgd-2 prototype head and chest sculpt
prototype showing all over body sculpt variations
shoulders appear to only allow arms up and down movement

 
Machine Robo Series / Gobots / Robo Machine / Machine Men
 
pincher falgos gobots robo machine men rm-102 mrd-102 MRGD-2 devil invaders pincher falgos gobots robo machine men rm-102 mrd-102 MRGD-2 devil invaders left pincher falgos gobots robo machine men rm-102 mrd-102 MRGD-2 devil invaders back pincher falgos gobots robo machine men rm-102 mrd-102 MRGD-2 devil invaders right pincher falgos gobots robo machine men rm-102 mrd-102 MRGD-2 devil invaders comparison
pincher falgos gobots robo machine men rm-102 mrd-102 MRGD-2 devil invaders alt pincher falgos gobots robo machine men rm-102 mrd-102 MRGD-2 devil invaders alt left pincher falgos gobots robo machine men rm-102 mrd-102 MRGD-2 devil invaders alt back pincher falgos gobots robo machine men rm-102 mrd-102 MRGD-2 devil invaders alt right falgos machine robo mrd-102 mrgd-2 devil invaders bandai gk sticker boxed
falgos machine robo mrd-102 mrgd-2 devil invaders bandai gk sticker box falgos machine robo mrd-102 mrgd-2 devil invaders bandai gk sticker box back robot toys backing card image not available at this time robot toys backing card image not available at this time robot toys backing card image not available at this time
falgos machine robo mrd-102 mrgd-2 devil invaders instructions sheet comic page 1 falgos machine robo mrd-102 mrgd-2 devil invaders instructions sheet comic page 2 falgos machine robo mrd-102 mrgd-2 devil invaders instructions sheet comic page 3 robot toys backing card image not available at this time robot toys backing card image not available at this time
 
 

 

STALLION - 7.6 cm
Gobots 49 Series 2 US Tonka 1983 (stamped MRT-45)
Gobots 49 Series 2 US Tonka with 3-D Sticker 1985 (stamped MRT-45)
Gobots Renegade Gift Pack #1 US Tonka 1985

stallion gobots prototype hardcopy
prototype with silver painted head and upper legs

GobotsGobots
 
stallion gobots series 2 mrt-45 stallion gobots series 2 mrt-45 left stallion gobots series 2 mrt-45 back stallion gobots series 2 mrt-45 right stallion gobots series 2 mrt-45 comparison
stallion gobots series 2 mrt-45 alt stallion gobots series 2 mrt-45 alt right stallion gobots series 2 mrt-45 alt back stallion gobots series 2 mrt-45 alt right robot toys backing card image not available at this time
 
 

 

SPARKY - 8.2 cm
Gobots 50 Series 2 US Tonka 1984 (stamped MRT-43)
Robo Machine RM-64 EU Bandai 1984 (stamped MRT-43)
Machine Men Series 9 AU Bandai 1984

sparky gobots prototype with variant head
prototype with variant head sculpt

Gobots / Robo Machine / Machine Men
 
sparky gobots series 2 rm-64 robo machine men mrt-43 \sparky gobots series 2 rm-64 robo machine men mrt-43 left sparky gobots series 2 rm-64 robo machine men mrt-43 back sparky gobots series 2 rm-64 robo machine men mrt-43 right sparky gobots series 2 rm-64 robo machine men mrt-43 comparison
sparky gobots series 2 rm-64 robo machine men mrt-43 alt sparky gobots series 2 rm-64 robo machine men mrt-43 alt left sparky gobots series 2 rm-64 robo machine men mrt-43 alt back sparky gobots series 2 rm-64 robo machine men mrt-43 alt right robot toys backing card image not available at this time
sparky machine men backing card cardback australian sparky machine men backing card cardback australian back robot toys backing card image not available at this time robot toys backing card image not available at this time robot toys backing card image not available at this time
 
 

 

VAN GUARD - 8.3 cm
Gobots 51 Series 2 US Tonka 1984 (stamped MRT-42)
Gobots 51 Series 2 US Tonka with 3-D Sticker 1985 (stamped MRT-42)

van guard gobots prototype
prototype showing additional torso stickers

Gobots
 
van guard gobots mrt-42 van guard gobots mrt-42 left van guard gobots mrt-42 back van guard gobots mrt-42 right van guard gobots mrt-42 comparison
van guard gobots mrt-42 alt van guard gobots mrt-42 alt back van guard gobots mrt-42 alt left van guard gobots mrt-42 alt right robot toys backing card image not available at this time
van guard gobots mrt-42 cardback backing card van guard gobots mrt-42 cardback backing card back robot toys backing card image not available at this time robot toys backing card image not available at this time robot toys backing card image not available at this time
 
 
 

STINGER - 8.1 cm
Gobots 53 Series 2 US Tonka 1984 (stamped MRT-44)
Gobots 53 Series 2 US Tonka with 3-D Sticker 1985 (stamped MRT-44)
Gobots Renegade Gift Packs #1 and #2 Tonka 1985 (stamped MRT-44)
Robo Machine RM-62 EU Bandai 1985 (stamped MRT-44)

stingergobots rm-62 prototype
prototype showing leg stickers and non-production paint

Gobots / Robo Machine
 
stinger gobots robo machine men rm-62 stinger gobots robo machine men rm-62 left stinger gobots robo machine men rm-62 back stinger gobots robo machine men rm-62 right stinger gobots robo machine men rm-62 comparison
stinger gobots robo machine men rm-62 alt stinger gobots robo machine men rm-62 alt left stinger gobots robo machine men rm-62 alt back stinger gobots robo machine men rm-62 alt right robot toys backing card image not available at this time
 
 
 

MAJOR MO - 8.4 cm
Gobots 54 Series 2 US Tonka [Red] 1985 (missing Turbo V6 and 'Z' stickers)
Robo Machine RM-48 EU Bandai [Red] 1985 **
Machine Men AU Bandai [Red] 1985 (missing Turbo V6 and 'Z' stickers) **
FAIRLADY ROBO
Machine Robo Series MR-48 JP Bandai [White] 1985

**Robo Machine advertising showed both white and red versions and both appeared on Machine Men AU cardbacks.
Unconfirmed whether both versions were actually distributed in these lines

 

major mo gobots vs robo machine rm-48 darker lighter red colour comparison image
Gobots and Robo Machine colour comparison

Machine Robo Series
 
Fairlady Robo machine robo series  mr-48 white major mo Fairlady Robo machine robo series  mr-48 white major mo left Fairlady Robo machine robo series  mr-48 white major mo back Fairlady Robo machine robo series  mr-48 white major mo right no compare image available at this time
Fairlady Robo machine robo series  mr-48 white major mo alt Fairlady Robo machine robo series  mr-48 white major mo alt left Fairlady Robo machine robo series  mr-48 white major mo alt back Fairlady Robo machine robo series  mr-48 white major mo alt right Fairlady Robo machine robo series  mr-48 sticker sheet
Fairlady Robo machine robo series  mr-48 blister cardback backing card carded on card Fairlady Robo machine robo series  mr-48 blister cardback backing card Fairlady Robo machine robo series  mr-48 blister cardback backing card back robot toys backing card image not available at this time robot toys backing card image not available at this time
Fairlady Robo machine robo series  mr-48 instructions sheet comic page 1 Fairlady Robo machine robo series  mr-48 instructions sheet comic page 2 Fairlady Robo machine robo series  mr-48 instructions sheet comic page 3 robot toys backing card image not available at this time robot toys backing card image not available at this time
 
Robo Machine
 
major mo robo machine rm-48 darker red european version major mo robo machine rm-48 darker red european version left major mo robo machine rm-48 darker red european version back major mo robo machine rm-48 darker red european version right no compare image available at this time
major mo robo machine rm-48 darker red european version alt major mo robo machine rm-48 darker red european version alt back major mo robo machine rm-48 darker red european version alt right robot toys backing card image not available at this time
 
Gobots / Machine Men
 
major-mo gobots robo machine men 1985 red us and au version major-mo gobots robo machine men 1985 red us and au version left major-mo gobots robo machine men 1985 red us and au version back major-mo gobots robo machine men 1985 red us and au version right major-mo gobots robo machine men 1985 red us and au version comparison
major-mo gobots robo machine men 1985 red us and au version alt major-mo gobots robo machine men 1985 red us and au version alt left major-mo gobots robo machine men 1985 red us and au version alt back major-mo gobots robo machine men 1985 red us and au version alt right robot toys backing card image not available at this time
 
 
 

BAD BOY - 8.4 cm
Gobots 55 Series 2 US Tonka 1984
Gobots 55 Series 2 US Tonka with 3-D Sticker 1985
Robo Machine RM-47 2 EU Bandai 1985
Machine Men AU Bandai 1984
TANK-BUST
Robo Machine RM-47 EU Bandai 1984
TANK BUSTER
Robo Machines Series 2 EU Bandai 1993
FAIRCHILD ROBO
Machine Robo Series MR-47 JP Bandai 1984

fairchild robo machine robo mr-47 prototype payload example
prototype / hardcopy showing broader chest, larger payload (still white)
variant head sculpt, wider stance and while not clear, there is a gun below the nose cone
this hardcopy was used for Robo Machine and Machine Men cardbacks

Machine Robo Series / Gobots / Robo Machine / Machine Men / Robo Machines
 
bad boy tank buster fairchild robo gobots machine men mr-47 rm-47 bad boy tank buster fairchild robo gobots machine men mr-47 rm-47 left bad boy tank buster fairchild robo gobots machine men mr-47 rm-47 back bad boy tank buster fairchild robo gobots machine men mr-47 rm-47 right bad boy tank buster fairchild robo gobots machine men mr-47 rm-47 compair
bad boy tank buster fairchild robo gobots machine men mr-47 rm-47 alt bad boy tank buster fairchild robo gobots machine men mr-47 rm-47 alt left bad boy tank buster fairchild robo gobots machine men mr-47 rm-47 alt back bad boy tank buster fairchild robo gobots machine men mr-47 rm-47 alt right robot toys backing card image not available at this time
bad boy machine men backing card cardback australian bad boy machine men backing card cardback australian back bad boy tank-bust robo machine rm-47 backing card cardback european bad boy tank-bust robo machine rm-47 backing card cardback european back robot toys backing card image not available at this time
 
 
 

CREEPY - 8.1 cm
Gobots 56 Series 2 US Tonka [Purple] 1985 (black pins and screws)**
Gobots Mailaway Reward US Tonka [Green] 1985 (black pins and screws)**
Robo Machine RM-65 EU Bandai [Purple] 1985 (silver hand pins and screws)**
GILDIS
Machine Robo Devil Invaders Series MRD-104 JP Bandai [Red] 1983
Machine Robo Revenge of Cronos MRGD-4 JP Bandai [Red] 1986


** The Robo Machine release of Creepy is one of the few that is of lower quality than the Gobots version.
The eye paint is often missing and the screw on the back and the thumb pins are silver VS the black Gobots version

The Gobots version are mostly stamped 'Japan' while the Robo Machine release is stamped 'Macau'

Machine Robo
 
gildis red creepy mrd-104 mrgd-4 japanese machine robo gildis red creepy mrd-104 mrgd-4 japanese machine robo left gildis red creepy mrd-104 mrgd-4 japanese machine robo back gildis red creepy mrd-104 mrgd-4 japanese machine robo right no compare image available at this time
gildis red creepy mrd-104 mrgd-4 japanese machine robo alt gildis red creepy mrd-104 mrgd-4 japanese machine robo alt left gildis red creepy mrd-104 mrgd-4 japanese machine robo alt back \gildis red creepy mrd-104 mrgd-4 japanese machine robo alt right gildis red creepy mrd-104 mrgd-4 japanese machine robo boxed
gildis red creepy mrd-104 mrgd-4 japanese machine robo box gildis red creepy mrd-104 mrgd-4 japanese machine robo box back gildis red creepy mrd-104 mrgd-4 japanese machine robo comic page 1 gildis red creepy mrd-104 mrgd-4 japanese machine robo comic page 2 gildis red creepy mrd-104 mrgd-4 japanese machine robo comic page 3
 
Gobots (see details)
 
creepy gobots purple series 2 1985 mad in japan creepy gobots purple series 2 1985 mad in japan left creepy gobots purple series 2 1985 mad in japan back creepy gobots purple series 2 1985 mad in japan right no compare image available at this time
creepy gobots purple series 2 1985 mad in japan alt creepy gobots purple series 2 1985 mad in japan alt left creepy gobots purple series 2 1985 mad in japan alt back creepy gobots purple series 2 1985 mad in japan alt right robot toys backing card image not available at this time
 
Gobots Mailaway
 
creepy green gobots us only mail away version creepy green gobots us only mail away version left creepy green gobots us only mail away version creepy green gobots us only mail away version right creepy green gobots us only mail away version comparison
creepy green gobots us only mail away version alt creepy green gobots us only mail away version alt left creepy green gobots us only mail away version alt back creepy green gobots us only mail away version alt right creepy green gobots us only mail away version paperwork instruction sheet
 
Robo Machine (see details)
 
creepy purple robo machine rm-65 made in macau creepy purple robo machine rm-65 made in macau left creepy purple robo machine rm-65 made in macau back creepy purple robo machine rm-65 made in macau right creepy purple robo machine rm-65 made in macau
creepy purple robo machine rm-65 made in macau alt creepy purple robo machine rm-65 made in macau alt back creepy purple robo machine rm-65 made in macau alt left creepy purple robo machine rm-65 made in macau alt right robot toys backing card image not available at this time
 
 
 
 
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