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Feb 18, 2019

The GoBots! Yep, that's right... those beloved (by some) transforming robots from the 80’s! The toys! The cartoon! The movie! The... Rock Lords?? Who came first: Leader-1 or Optimus Prime? Find out as Shane geeks out with GoBots fan Robin, plus all the usual tomfoolery and nonsense!

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 2/9/2019

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SHOW NOTES

Podcast Zinger is from Screwhead | Robot Chicken SNEAK PEEK | Adult Swim
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZIe62bGX2c

Mad Merv's new game: Apolune
Shane has Steam keys... email or tweet him
"Apolune is a minimalist, endless procedural evolutionary space war. Enjoy fighting wave after wave of enemy starships in a classic "2D" simulation that evolves and mutates as you fight on, victorious. Defend the Earth from hordes of vile aliens in your simple craft: point-and-shoot."
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1019150

Art & Arcana book by Mike Witwer & Jon Peterson is up for "Best Art Book" in 2019 Locus Poll and Survey
Locus is The Magazine of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Field - 30 time Hugo award winner
https://locusmag.com/2019-locus-poll-and-survey/

Guardians of the Galaxy: The Real Rocket Raccoon Passes Away; Chris Pratt Confirms James Gunn's Vol. 3 Script Still In Play | SyFy Wire
https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/guardians-of-the-galaxy-real-rocket-raccoon-passes-away

GO-BOTS Return in All-New Comic Book Series | IDW
*IDW Celebrates the 35th Anniversary of Classic Toy Line with a Sci-Fi Epic Written and Drawn by Tom Scioli
https://www.idwpublishing.com/go-bots-return-in-all-new-comic-book-series/

 

Gobots: Everything You Didn't Know | SyFy Wire
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBIDqug6GLU

Hasbro Might Be Making A GOBOTS Movie | ComicBookMovie.com
*From 2015
https://www.comicbookmovie.com/transformers/hasbro-might-be-making-a-gobots-movie-a114286
January 2015: "Hasbro has...filed documents to the United States Patent & Trademark Office for a new GoBots trademark under 'distribution of motion pictures, ongoing television programs' and 'Toys, games and playthings, namely, toy vehicles and accessories for use therewith.'"

GoBots Timeline

Credit to:

GoBots: Everything You Didn't Know | SYFY WIRE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBIDqug6GLU
&
Wikipidia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gobots

1982:
Machine Robo in Japan
(human-piloted mechanical machines)
Before Transformers!
“Friendly” and “Enemy” factions

1983:
Tonka licenses Machine Robo toy line for USA and calls them GoBots
A year before Transformers
Reconcepted as self-aware robots, not human piloted machines
Given names, not just numbers
Gobotron - home planet

September 1984
Transformers animated series
Transformers toys flood US toy stores

“Challenge of the Go-Bots”
Aired one season 1984 - 1985
Hannah - Barbera cartoon
65 episodes, 22 minutes each
1,430 minutes total
Cartoon introduced “Guardians” and the “Renegades” faction??
Voice actors:
Phil Hartman - Professor Baron (Von) Joy
Frank Welker (Megatron) - Scooter
Peter Cullen (Optimus Prime) - Pincher

1985
Super Go-Bots
6” toys
New characters from show sold to expand line
Animated feature: “Go-Bots: Battle of the Rock Lords”
New Rock Lords spinoff toy line from Tonka

1987
Go-Bots line ends

1991:
Hasbro buys by Tonka for $516 million
Go-Bots folded into Transformers toy line

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