Monthly Archives: August 2012

Mazinger Z Toy (Tranzor Z) Robots

The classic cartoon character Mazinger Z was the main robot hero in the popular classic Japanese animation television show during the 1970’s created by Go Nagai. This was one of the original super robot series that later inspired several other series and toy lines. The popularity of this character is worldwide, especially in Spanish speaking… Read More »

GoBots aka Machine Robo Action Figure Toys

If you grew up during the early ’80s, you will probably remember this line of robot toys and its cartoon show. The GoBots were somewhat similar to Transformers in which the robot action figures could be transformed into different vehicles like cars, trucks, planes and helicopters. Go Bots initially started as Machine Robo, a puzzle… Read More »

Rock Em Sock Em Boxing Robots

The classic Rock ‘Em, Sock ‘Em Robots toy was introduced in 1964 and was so popular it became something of a cultural phenomenon, and of course, spawned a horde of imitators. The toy featured two robots on a platform that resembled a boxing ring; each player would take control of one of the robots, using… Read More »

1980s Robot Toys

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.… Read More »