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2015-02-06, 10:46 AM



inflatable dalek
2015-02-06, 12:22 PM
I bet the Third Party Cy-Kill manufacturers nevr expected their toy to become so redundant so quickly. Not completely sold on Leader One, but kinda like the bike despite being more straightforward.

2015-02-06, 12:37 PM
Yeh, they're using the anime-influenced models from Revenge of Cronos (http://counter-x.net/gobots/revenge/index.html), which means they're a bit beefier. Very interested assuming the price is decent, would be hoping for Deluxe-sized max before the designs would get overstretched.

Nudge nudge wink wink choices there, mind - Eagle Robo (Leader-1) especially was a nobody in Japan and would be a random release among a first half-dozen figures unless they had half an eye on Gobots fans...

Rack 'n Ruin
2015-02-06, 12:42 PM
These look nice. Unfortunately my girlfriend would probably leave me if I started yet another collection. ;)

Reckon I'll have to stick to making my own Kreon Gobot homages, and gazing lovingly at these babies on t'internet.

2015-02-06, 01:26 PM
Dunno, much prefer Salmoore to that Cy-kill design personally.

Leader 1 is possibly of interest but hopefully larger and colour pics won't be far behind.

2015-02-06, 04:33 PM
I want Turbo!

2015-02-10, 09:12 PM
Really like the anime aesthetic. I could be very tempted by some if they were small-ish and reasonably priced.

It's good that they've differentiated from the blockier Transformers aesthetic. Because of this I don't think the 3rd party Cy-kill is redundant, if you want him standing with your Transformers IDW-stylee.

2015-02-10, 10:22 PM
I quite like the look of these :)

2015-02-11, 01:17 AM
Leader-1 looks mighty nice.

And I would have commented on the seemingly odd choice of the drill-head robot if I hadn't have just spent 40 minutes reading about Revenge of Cronos on Cliffy's site... now I want a Monstrous again...

2015-02-11, 11:41 AM
Yeh, from perspective "Fitor" and "Screwhead" make the most sense. "Cy-Kill" and "Tank" have a fair place in a first wave for being the first two figures; "Leader-1" and "Turbo" shows that someone there's watched Gobots.

From the whole Machine Robo range Leader-1 is really an astonishingly bad choice for Guardian leader in terms of design, quality, etc. Turbo really would have been a much better choice. Not that giving the guy a special skill of a forcefield he could hide behind gave him much of a chance.

another tf fan
2015-03-03, 01:18 AM
I love these things.

I will selectively buy them.

2015-05-09, 07:05 PM
Do we have so much as an estimated release date for these things yet?

2015-05-09, 08:35 PM
No info I can find more recent than Feb.

Scotimus Prime
2016-10-13, 12:17 PM
Here's an update!
more pics(including Turbo, Spay-C, Blackbird & Mixer can be found here, Turbo looks amazing btw)

some of those are on preorder on BBTS here

2016-10-14, 01:01 PM
Nice. I would have gotten a Cy-Kill or Leader-1 since I had both as a kid, but I don't think I could bring myself to shell out $40-50 USD each for these.

2016-10-14, 01:18 PM
They look really great. Other than Kapow, is anyone else selling them in UK?

Ryan F
2016-10-16, 01:46 PM
Looks can be deceiving. I had the first four and sold them all on pretty quickly. The tank one was ok but the rest were pretty ropey: unnecessarily fiddly, floppy and cheap-feeling. The wings on Leader-1's legs project below his feet, making it hard for him to stand. You only need to look at Cy-Kill's shoulders for the wheels to fall off. I'd strongly advise watching video reviews of these guys first before spending your cash.

2016-10-18, 01:03 PM
Thanks Ryan - you've saved me some money.


2016-10-18, 05:06 PM
Am prepared to put in a good word for Leader-1 / Eagle Robo as it's impressive how it packs down into alt mode -- only bit I'm less keen on is the head sculpt.

2016-10-19, 09:43 AM
I <3 Snoop.

another tf fan
2016-10-19, 05:53 PM
I got the Leader One toy.

It's well designed, well made and quite lovely

another tf fan
2016-11-07, 01:59 AM
Oh, I forgot to mention the jet mode on Eagle Robo (leader 1) is super clean. The underside is very smooth and has little visible robot parts

2016-11-24, 04:38 AM
It sounds like a time when Gobots were cool and popular and no Rock lords.

2017-10-01, 09:14 AM
So Bike Robo comes with some alternate faces. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tK71L021GZc)