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Scales and Zod by Tonka

Scales and Zod were both released by Tonka as part of the Gobots toy line and unlike most of the Gobots were
not originally part of the Japanese Machine Robo Series created by Bandai

Both Scales and Zod are Tonka toys in every respect. They're vehicles, have solid construction with limited paint and
sticker detail application and a heap of play value

Do they fit into the style or feel of the Gobots line? Not really

Scales is fabricated very well and the ability to rev up the motor and only apply power to the wheels when a button
is pressed is genius. To be fair, it really only needed stickers or paint to make the eyes more obvious and
it would have been great

Zod is a real oddity and looks like someone was trying to make a Masters of the Universe monster motorcycle, thought better of it and
removed the handlebars. Regardless of that, it's a solid toy with great action, sound and making the deactivate button part of the
play value adds a lot

Licensed Lines:

1983 - Bandai - Robo Machine - Europe
1983 - Bandai - Machine Men -Australia
1983 - Tonka - Gobots - United States of America

Region Codes Used: JP Japan / US United States / UK United Kingdom / AU Australia / EU Europe

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Scales 

 
 

SCALES Enemy Monster Race Car
17 cm long in car mode
13 cm tall in monster mode

Gobots US Tonka 1985

Unconfirmed whether released for Robo Machines or Machine Men

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prototype VS production version
button placement

Gobots
 
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Zod

 
 

ZOD Enemy Robot Monster
Gobots US/UK Tonka 1984
Robo Machine EU Bandai 1984
Machine Men AU Bandai 1984

Zod was issued with a pack in mini-comic book which
featured Zod on one page attacking his own side

Interestingly Zod in the comic is depicted in the colours
of the prototype and not the production toy

 Gobots / Robo Machine / Machine Men
 
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