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Robots Of The 80s, Part 6

March 4th, 2007 by Multimedia Mike

Here are some miscellaneous robots that don’t fit into any well-defined toy lines such as Transformers, Gobots, or Robotech.

First up is some rubber robots. I have no recollection of how I obtained them:

Rubber robots
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I call these the cereal robots because I believe they came in boxes of cereal. If memory serves. the cereal in question was Cap’n Crunch, a cereal with its finger of the pulse of the nation’s youth; years later, they would have a Cap’n Crunch-themed CD-ROM game pack-in.

Cereal robots
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This is a little fuzzy but I recall that this amphibian creature came as a kit that you had to assemble. It could really float due to styrofoam in those side tubes. Wind it up and the flippers propel it through the water.

Amphibian robot
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Here’s a grab bag of random robots. The one in the lower right corner is the robot from the airport (I didn’t remember the match until after the photo shoot):

Miscellaneous robots, transformed
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A robot that transforms into a pinball machine (which actually plays), which is only slightly less weird than robots that transform into rocks. That yellow plane could be wound back on a flat surface and when released, would race forward and shoot sparks.

Miscellanous robots, robot form
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2 more miscellaneous robots:

Miscellaneous robots, transformed
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The red robot was a generic, no-name transforming robot. I think the white one may have been some kind of actual Transformer.

Miscellaneous robots, robot form
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  1. Anonymous Says:

    Ugh. I am a true nerd.
    The top set of robots also came from cereals or Asian candy boxes. (or Asian toy boxes that looked like candy, but were in fact, easy-to-assemble, cheap plastic parts)
    The “robot from the airport” model was also used in the Transformer ™ toyline when they started marketing “Micromasters”, an even smaller (and simpler) transforming toy line. They still looked colorful though.
    The last picture: the red car was bought into the Go-Bot library while the white one was a Transformer.

  2. FlameStrike Says:

    More specifically on the last picture, the GoBot is ZeeMon and the Transformer is the Omnibot Downshift, only available as a mail-away.

  3. Ryan Says:

    I’m desperately trying to track down more info on the cereal robots pictured above. Can you help?