1980s Robot Toys

By | August 1, 2012

In the '80s, the American fascination with Japanese toys and robot action figures exploded when US television broadcasted several animations based on popular robotic toys from Japan. Memorable cartoons such as Robotech, Voltron, Transformers, and GoBots quickly grew in popularity. Robots that change or transformed from vehicles or spaceships became a favorite with American kids. Many of these cartoons were redubbed and imported from Japan. For example, Voltron originally adapted two different anime series, Go Lion and Dairugger, and combined them into a storyline for the Americanized version. Also, Robotech was created from Macross and two other Japanese anime shows. These animations inspired several similar programs and toys. As a result, the 1980s was decade rich with diverse robot action figures for toy collectors.

Today, you have the chance to collect these classic toy robots from the 80s era. Relive your childhood by collecting classic famous robot toys and action figures such as Transformers, Gobots, Macross, Robotech, or Voltron for sale.


VTG 1984 BEE KNIGHT ROBOT 9 B O BUGGY MIB RARE WORKING VHTF MUST SEE
$46.74
Sale Ends Wednesday Jul-23-2014 7:06:19 PDT


ROBOT WARRIOR 1984 SOMA BATTERY OPERATED PLASTIC ROBOT TOY Mint In BOX
$29.99
Sale Ends Wednesday Jul-23-2014 7:34:44 PDT


ROBIE SR 1986 Owners Manual Radio Shack Computerized Robot Original
$12.99
Sale Ends Wednesday Jul-23-2014 7:57:02 PDT


Vintage Remco 1983 MANTECH NegaTech Robot Warriors Figure Enemy Purple Space
$14.00 (5 Bids)
Sale Ends Wednesday Jul-23-2014 8:30:15 PDT


Vintage Remco 1983 MANTECH TerrorTech Robot Warriors Figure Enemy Purple Space
$11.00 (4 Bids)
Sale Ends Wednesday Jul-23-2014 8:30:58 PDT


VINTAGE CHAMPIONS RACER HELMET LAUNCHER from 1982 by BANDAI
$19.95
Sale Ends Wednesday Jul-23-2014 8:57:47 PDT


radio shack tandy corp battery operated 1980s toy firetruck
$10.00
Sale Ends Wednesday Jul-23-2014 9:28:23 PDT


DRIVER WAVING IN CAR 5LONG antique tin toy car1980s FRICTION POWERD MIB CHINA
$9.99
Sale Ends Wednesday Jul-23-2014 10:04:47 PDT


Vintage 1984 New Bright 18 tall Electronic Strobot Laser 3000 Robot
$34.95
Sale Ends Wednesday Jul-23-2014 10:43:03 PDT


FORCEBOT FORCE BOT 1985 ROBOT BATTERY OPERATED TAI WAY HONG KONG W BOX AS IS
$14.99
Sale Ends Wednesday Jul-23-2014 12:15:40 PDT


Vintage 1986 Tomy Super Alternators Commandron Hovercraft Spaceship Solardyn
$3.99
Sale Ends Wednesday Jul-23-2014 13:07:45 PDT


1986 Transformer G1 Metrolex Super Nice No Missiles
$94.99
Sale Ends Wednesday Jul-23-2014 13:18:40 PDT


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Popular Toy Releases from the 80's.

1981 Bandai Godaikin Dynaman Popy Sentai
1982 DX Goggle V Popy Godaikin Chogokin Shogun Warrior
1983 Takara Generation 1 Transformers
1984 Bandai Godaikin Dynaman
1985 Matchbox Robotech Macross
1986 Walking Roboton RT 2
1987 Bandai Maskman Dx Diecast
1988 Kenner Robocop ED-2060 Figure
1989 Metal House Tin Toy Robots

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