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Ro-Bots by Lanard

Released in 1984 by Lanard the Ro-Bots were an inexpensive, mode changing robot toy line for the
budget conscious or fans of deformed Corvettes

There were only two official Lanard Ro-Bots released, however many other colour variations,
(often tinted) chrome pop up still showing the Lanard stamping details

These are presumably bootlegs as no one has come forward to admit responsibility

Love or hate them they are sturdy, little kids toy cars in alt mode and have two metal spring loaded
gripper hands to hold the two weapons each came with

More interestingly they do share one strange, vague link with The Transformers in their history;
okay it's pretty vague

The early 80s saw a massive influx of mode changing robot toys purchased from Japan and resold via
US distributors to the Western market. However just as Hasbro sold their own models (G1 Hot Rod on)
back to Japanese consumers, Ro-Bots made their way from the US to Japan; something very few US
companies had managed to achieve

Japanese company Cerise Co Ltd (pronounced Cherries) imported the Lanard Ro-Bots with such haste
they didn't even remove the Lanard stamp from the toys and replace it with their own

The same two colour schemes were sold by Cerise as 'Super Change Robo', Super Type (red) and
Turbo Type
(grey) with additional and modified stickers. By far the most worthwhile feature is the
packaging as they were sold in cardboard boxes vs. the US blister cards and the box art is excellent

Region Codes Used:
JP Japan / US United States / AU Australia
NOTE: Location codes only shown where items where known to be released
This is accurate yet likely to be incomplete

 
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RO-BOTS 1984

 
 

UNNAMED - XX cm
Ro-Bots Lanard US/AU (grey and black) 1984
TURBO TYPE - XX cm
Super Change Robo Cerise JP (grey and black) 1984

Model: 1977 Corvette with a big block modification and air intake

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UNNAMED - XX cm
Ro-Bots Lanard US/AU (redy and black) 1984
SUPER TYPE - XX cm
Super Change Robo Cerise JP (redy and black) 1984

Model: 1977 Corvette

ro-bots red corvette robot lanard toys ltd 1984 ro-bots red corvette robot lanard toys ltd 1984 left ro-bots red corvette robot lanard toys ltd 1984 back ro-bots red corvette robot lanard toys ltd 1984 right ro-bots red corvette robot lanard toys ltd 1984 compare
ro-bots red corvette robot lanard toys ltd 1984 alt ro-bots red corvette robot lanard toys ltd 1984 alt left ro-bots red corvette robot lanard toys ltd 1984 alt back ro-bots red corvette robot lanard toys ltd 1984 alt right robot toys backing card image not available at this time
ro-bots red corvette robot lanard toys ltd 1984 carded on card ro-bots red corvette robot lanard toys ltd 1984 cardback backing card ro-bots red corvette robot lanard toys ltd 1984 cardback backing card back robot toys backing card image not available at this time robot toys backing card image not available at this time
 
 
 
 
 
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