March 30, 2009


Wikipedia page:  Gobots Entry

Murky Memories: The Gobots were the Transformer toys I actually wanted to have. Unlike the “real” Transformers, the Gobots were roughly to scale with my Matchbox cars and Hot Wheels. They were far simpler to transform, and a lot cheaper.

I understand why the Transformers franchise took off and left the Gobots in the dust, but in terms of actual fun-value, I think Gobots are significantly underrated.

Even today, I buy Gobots toys on Ebay for my kids because they are far simpler, sturdier, and more fun to play with than the fragile, complicated Transformers. Then again, I find a lot of the toys from my youth to be sturdier than the stuff the you can buy today.

-Scott Copperman-