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Denyer 2015-02-06 10:46 AM

Bandai "Masterpiece" GoBots

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.

Cliffjumper 2015-02-06 12:37 PM

Yeh, they're using the anime-influenced models from Revenge of Cronos, 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.

Denyer 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.

Hound 2015-02-06 04:33 PM

I want Turbo!

numbat 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.

Skyquake87 2015-02-10 10:22 PM

I quite like the look of these :)

Clay 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...

Cliffjumper 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.

Tetsuro 2015-05-09 08:05 PM

Do we have so much as an estimated release date for these things yet?

Denyer 2015-05-09 09:35 PM

No info I can find more recent than Feb.

Scotimus Prime 2016-10-13 01:17 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

ganon578 2016-10-14 02:01 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.

numbat 2016-10-14 02:18 PM

They look really great. Other than Kapow, is anyone else selling them in UK?

Ryan F 2016-10-16 02:46 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.

numbat 2016-10-18 02:03 PM

Thanks Ryan - you've saved me some money.


Denyer 2016-10-18 06:06 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.

Clay 2016-10-19 10:43 AM

I <3 Snoop.

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