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  • Photoshoot: Loco : MR-05
    Took a few snaps of Steam Robo (Loco) the other day, he’s one of the models in the Machine Robo/Gobot line, and getting up close to this little guy reminded me of how awesome he was/is. The great thing with Loco is how easy he is to transform, yet how cool he is in both […]
  • Photoshoot: Tank : MR-02
    Before I fixed up Tank (see previous post), I decided to take a few snaps. I really like the design of these old Machine Robo/Gobots, they are of course nothing like modern transformer toys, which have become very intricate, but still have a strong design with cool elements, lines & angles that photograph really well. […]
  • Service: Gobot Tank (MR-02)
    So, as per my previous post, I’ve been reacquainted some of my old Gobots I had as kid, and this is another retro toy that has a lot of very cool qualities, that still work pretty well today. The only issue with Tank here was his arms (and his missing guns but I’m sure they’re […]
  • Good old Gobots
    Was digging through another old box of stuff from storage (slowing working through that), and came across a few of these old guys that bought back a few memories. I only had a handful, and another couple that I can remember but can’t find yet, and a couple of Transformers, and they certainly got some […]
  • Hot Wheels Legends
    Here’s a cool story on thedrive.com on the process of taking a real life car (a 1970 Pontiac Trans-Am in this case) and turning it into a Hot Wheels model. Easy right? How about 9 months design, refinement, pre-production testing then manufacture. Even though these things are small there’s a fair bit of work going […]


B A C K S T O R Y

Here’s a bit of context around both why the hell document this stuff, and a bit about the toy company’s that made the stuff.


M O D E L S

A list and some related info about makes and models and rough year of manufacture, of the ones I know about.


M A I N T E N A N C E

How to take an old beat up toy and give it a new life. The beat up ones can actually end up being the best, most satisfying to put back into service!


G A L L E R Y

A collection of photos and videos of various models and related stuff