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.

Vintage Tandy Armatron RadioShack 70s 80s For Parts Or Repair
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80s Bandai Ultraman DX Jet Beetle Figure Jet Vtol Chogokin Popy Vinyl Bullmark
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1980s Toys RO GUN VINTAGE 2 COLORED Plastic Robot Figures 3 In HONG KONG
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Vintage 1980s FORCEBOT PYROBOT Battery Operated Robot Toy Lights Up Moves GUC
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Vintage 1984 LJN Voltron Jumbo Machinder Shogun 26 Giant Commander Works
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Vintage 1984 Model B Robot 2002 OMNI New Bright Made in Hong Kong
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VOLTRON Blue Robot Lion Water Pistol 1984 WEP LTD Hong Kong Vintage Toy Gun
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Gobots Rock Lords Stone Wing Jet Plane Vehicle Vintage 1985 Bandai
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Daltanious Lion Toy 1980 Go Lion Voltron
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16 Battery Op Masudaya Robots Robby YM 3 Both Work 2 For 1 Auction 1984 85
$199.99 (1 Bid)
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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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