A long time ago, in the dark ages of television, two animated robot series arose.  In this corner, hailing from the planet Cybertron – THE TRANSFORMERS!  And in this corner, hailing from Japan, but co-opted for American purposes – THE GO-BOTS!

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32 Comments

  1. Domick
    August 23, 2011 at 11:01 am — Reply

    Transformers all the way, although admittedly it is because the Gobot toys would break if you breathed on them

  2. Ricco
    August 23, 2011 at 11:10 am — Reply

    Dude, Go-Bots are the Transformers retarded cousins who’s mom had to beg Optimus to “let their cousins play too”, that’s the only reason they even HAD a show.

    • Alisha Mynx
      August 23, 2011 at 2:33 pm — Reply

      At least they weren’t Rock Lords.

      • Ricco
        August 23, 2011 at 2:44 pm — Reply

        The on He-Man was cool ;-)

  3. The Great NateO
    August 23, 2011 at 11:36 am — Reply

    Wow, really? My vote it Transformers 100%.

    Not only were the toys better. They had a movie in the 80’s, the theme song was better (They gave it the 80’s rock treatment for the movie), better stories, cooler transforming noise. And I always hated the loud noises the GO-BOTS make when they walked, not sure how they could sneak up on anyone. They also talked louder when they whispered too.

    GO-BOTS just GO Home.

    Transformers – “You got the touch, you got the Power!”

  4. Marco
    August 23, 2011 at 11:49 am — Reply

    Hahaha This is awesome. Poor Go-bots :S. Transformers all the way man!

  5. August 23, 2011 at 11:50 am — Reply

    Right now, I’m actually shocked that the Transformers don’t have a total sweep. Even I didn’t like the Gobots, and I just used Transformers as my Barbies’ pets (cuz they were smaller).

  6. August 23, 2011 at 11:51 am — Reply

    Is this a joke?

    Transformers changed from awesome vehicles to awesome robots.
    Go-Bots went from a pile of poop to a pile of different shaped poop.

    Although, Cy-Kill *is* an awesome name.

    -d

  7. Erik Waddell
    August 23, 2011 at 11:57 am — Reply

    RRAARRRR!! GRIMLOCK NO LIKE PUNY KNOCK-OFF TOYS!!!

  8. Seneca
    August 23, 2011 at 12:05 pm — Reply

    The Gobots and Transformers were toys that decided who were the haves and the have nots. If your daddy was on welfare you got hotwheels. If your dad had a job and barely made enough to get by you had gobots. If your daddy had a good paying job you had transformers.

  9. Russ Catt
    August 23, 2011 at 12:23 pm — Reply

    I remember my first Transformers toy: The always-amusing Starscream.
    I remember owning a Go-Bot, but couldn’t remember its name for the life of me.
    That’s all I need to know to make this decision.

  10. Allen
    August 23, 2011 at 12:38 pm — Reply

    I can’t believe this is even a question. The Transformers show was light years ahead of the Go-Bots.

  11. Hotimus Prime
    August 23, 2011 at 12:45 pm — Reply

    Who are the 6.18% knuckleheads that voted for Go-Bots? Lol. They’re voting privileges should be revoked!!!! SMH!!!!

  12. brenton8090
    August 23, 2011 at 12:57 pm — Reply

    Really, Stephen? Really?

    I almost voted for Go-Bots just out of spite.

    Almost.

  13. Hotimus Prime
    August 23, 2011 at 12:59 pm — Reply

    And somehow the votes for Go-Bots keeps going up?! Lol. Was 6%…now it’s 7%. WTH?!

    • Ricco
      August 23, 2011 at 1:04 pm — Reply

      Those are pity and spite votes, add the odd drunken guy that stumbled into the website looking for XXX parodies too.

      • Alisha Mynx
        August 23, 2011 at 2:31 pm — Reply

        Wow, that IS one of the better pictures. How sad.

        • Alisha Mynx
          August 23, 2011 at 2:31 pm — Reply

          Whoops, wrong spot to reply.

  14. SomeDude
    August 23, 2011 at 1:03 pm — Reply

    wow that was a land slide must be because of that terrible picture of the go-bot

    • Ricco
      August 23, 2011 at 1:08 pm — Reply

      No, that’s one of the better ones actually.

      • Alisha Mynx
        August 23, 2011 at 2:32 pm — Reply

        Wow, that IS one of the better pictures. How sad. (Argh, responded on wrong reply originally)

  15. Galactoss
    August 23, 2011 at 1:14 pm — Reply

    One of the things I really like about Transformers is the way they thought about the different teams and groupings. Especially in the early G1 days the toys almost tell you who they are. If it’s a car, it’s an Autobot. Those Dinobots don’t look like anyone else, I bet they don’t get along with anybody. Jetfire’s a fighter plane even though he’s an Autobot? I bet he used to be a Decepticon!

    I didn’t ever get a sense of that from watching Go-Bots, it just seemed like one arbitrary bunch of robots against another. And Scooter. Maybe the cartoon didn’t do the franchise justice, the Transformers cartoon was awful relative to the comics too. Give me complex plotting, pyrrhic victories, the Decepticons sometimes winning, politicking on both sides, Grimlock with a brain in his head and TARGET: 2006 any day. Wreck and rule!

  16. August 23, 2011 at 2:42 pm — Reply

    I voted Go-Bots merely to be the outsider, TAKE THAT YOU FOOLS!

  17. Jimmy
    August 23, 2011 at 3:38 pm — Reply

    hipster vote for go-bots

  18. Xaxelbrax
    August 23, 2011 at 4:47 pm — Reply

    I didn’t like either, but even I know that the Transformers were the better of the two.

  19. Xybec Katta
    August 23, 2011 at 5:38 pm — Reply

    Transformers, because even my parents knew Transformers > Go-Bots. Besides, Hasbro ended up buying the Go-Bots to shut them down.

  20. Belmont
    August 23, 2011 at 8:07 pm — Reply

    Transformers, was the one I voted on, I remember both series watchin GOBOTS at my aunt’s house, watching Transformers at my grandparents and at home. The Transformers for me was the Dinobots, Hound, Trailbreaker, Ironhide, Optimus Prime, and Jazz. Back in the day as a kid I thought Optimus Prime was the better leader of the Autobots than Leader-One and the Guardians. With Transformers you have better storyline even with the villains with Starscream trying to pull a Cesar on Megatron. Cy-Kill and his Renegades going against the Decepticons would be like a cover from Transformers comic with Megatron standing victorious on the carcass of Cy-Kill. The comic was Megatron’s Origins.

  21. Norberg01
    August 23, 2011 at 8:20 pm — Reply

    I owned a few Go-Bot toys before I ever owned a Transformers toy (possibly before I knew that Transformers existed). Then, I got Optimus Prime and Starscream for my birthday and my Go-Bots got shipped to the bottom of the toy box. Then, I got my first Godaikin robot and my Transformers started to look a little more Go-Bot-Y.

  22. applejack1310
    August 23, 2011 at 9:05 pm — Reply

    Transformers all the way. Unless it’s Michael Bay Transformers. If it’s THOSE Transformers, I’ll opt for the bullet in my scrotum, thanks.

  23. Mark
    August 23, 2011 at 9:42 pm — Reply

    A lot of the Go-Bots toys were actually pretty nice. The show was total crap, and Transformers were clearly superior, but I voted for Go-Bots anyway out of pity and nostalgia for the toys. :)

  24. Oldcomicfan
    August 24, 2011 at 8:13 am — Reply

    Let’s see – we have a choice between a cheaply made, poorly animated cartoon show with stupid plots whose only reason to exist was to sell crummy toys to brainwashed children… and another heaply made, poorly animated cartoon show with stupid plots whose only reason to exist was to sell crummy toys to brainwashed children. Gosh. Why does this remind me of Congress and the upcoming elections?

  25. Rui Almeida, aka Ariamus
    August 24, 2011 at 10:47 am — Reply

    Is it April 1st? I’ll check my calendar…

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