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POW-R-TRONS from ERTL

Pow-R-Trons are a line of robot toys by ERTL released in 1985
They have friction flywheel motors that drive the rubber wheels in both robot and vehicle modes
When a Pow-R-Tron collides with an obstacle in vehicle mode a button on the bumper is pressed causing the
robot form to spring out and drive back away from the obstruction

Notes:

The ERTL Pow-R-Trons, as with many United States released robot toys are licensed copies of an existing
Japanese toy line. Japanese company Fujisho first released both Turboid and Distroid as
'Attack Change Machine Powertrons'

Post ERTL's release, Estrela in Brazil later also issued the two figures as 'Turbo' (green/black & red/grey) and
'Pick-up' (orange/black & green/purple) in their country specific Transformers line as 'Bat-Robô'

Under license Sonokong in Korea released them once again as 'Brave Jumpcar' in a variety of re-decorated styles
such as the addition of police car roof lights and colouring

The ERTL Pow-R-Tron series saw the odd inclusion of a partially recoloured and re-stickered version of the 'Torboid'
figure to tie it in with the Knight Rider TV series. Even more odd, the figure was called 'Knight Rider' and not 'K.I.T.T.'

 

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DISTROID - 12cm
Pow-R-Trons USA ERTL 1985

Released in window fronted box and on blister cardback

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 pow-r-tron pow-r-trons powertrons 1985 ertl alt distroid pow-r-tron pow-r-trons powertrons 1985 ertl alt left distroid pow-r-tron pow-r-trons powertrons 1985 ertl alt back distroid pow-r-tron pow-r-trons powertrons 1985 ertl alt right cardback or instruction not avaialble
 
 
 

ZOOOMER - 12cm
Pow-R-Trons USA ERTL 1985

Released in window fronted box and on blister cardback

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zoomer pow-r-tron pow-r-trons powertrons ertl 1985 alt zoomer pow-r-tron pow-r-trons powertrons ertl 1985 alt left zoomer pow-r-tron pow-r-trons powertrons ertl 1985 alt back  zoomer pow-r-tron pow-r-trons powertrons ertl 1985 alt right cardback or instruction not avaialble
 
 
 

TURBOID - 12.5 cm
Pow-R-Trons USA ERTL 1985

Released in window fronted box and on blister cardback

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turboid pow-r-tron pow-r-trons powertrons ertl 1985 alt turboid pow-r-tron pow-r-trons powertrons ertl 1985 alt left turboid pow-r-tron pow-r-trons powertrons ertl 1985 alt back turboid pow-r-tron pow-r-trons powertrons ertl 1985 alt right cardback or instruction not avaialble
 
 
 

FY-TON - 12.5 cm
Pow-R-Trons USA ERTL 1985

Released in window fronted box and on blister cardback

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fy-ton fyton pow-r-tron pow-r-trons powertrons ertl 1985 alt fy-ton fyton pow-r-tron pow-r-trons powertrons ertl 1985 alt left fy-ton fyton pow-r-tron pow-r-trons powertrons ertl 1985 alt back fy-ton fyton pow-r-tron pow-r-trons powertrons ertl 1985 alt right cardback or instruction not avaialble
 
 
 

KNIGHT RIDER - 12.5 cm
Pow-R-Trons USA ERTL 1985

Released in a window fronted box only

knight rider pow-r-tron pow-r-trons powertrons ertl 1985 knight rider pow-r-tron pow-r-trons powertrons ertl 1985 left knight rider pow-r-tron pow-r-trons powertrons ertl 1985 back knight rider pow-r-tron pow-r-trons powertrons ertl 1985 right knight rider pow-r-tron pow-r-trons powertrons ertl 1985 comparison
knight rider pow-r-tron pow-r-trons powertrons ertl 1985 alt knight rider pow-r-tron pow-r-trons powertrons ertl 1985 alt left knight rider pow-r-tron pow-r-trons powertrons ertl 1985 alt back knight rider pow-r-tron pow-r-trons powertrons ertl 1985 alt right cardback or instruction not avaialble
knight rider pow-r-tron pow-r-trons powertrons ertl 1985 boxed knight rider pow-r-tron pow-r-trons powertrons ertl 1985 in box knight rider pow-r-tron pow-r-trons powertrons ertl 1985 box back knight rider pow-r-tron pow-r-trons powertrons ertl 1985 box side knight rider pow-r-tron pow-r-trons powertrons ertl 1985 box top flap instructions
 
 

 

 
 
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