Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Name That Tronian!

My fellow GoBotronians, I need help identifying this particular piece of GoBot merchandise. Does anyone recognize what it is? I've never seen a Leader-1 with the GoBots logo on its chest. I'm guessing this is some sort of promotional tie-in, maybe a toy that's not a toy but also something else like a toothbrush or radio or walkie talkie. I found the picture in an old 1985 newspaper article about the evils of toy based cartoons so the source article was of no use at all in identifying the robot. I'm gonna hit up some GoBots experts I know and see if they can help but I figured I'd throw it out here, too. K THX BYE


Anonymous said...

I found another picture of this GoBot on the Houston Chronicle website. Based on the picture, I think it's the 3½-foot-tall GoBot from the Robert Malone GoBot publicity tour that you described in your March 19, 2010 Podcastalypse!

Evil King Macrocranios said...

Awesome! Thank you thank you for solving this mystery. I have been wondering for years what that thing was and I never imagined it could be the Robert Malone publicity robot. I will check my notes to see what article that was, but I think it was also from the Houston Chronicle.


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