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Remember Go-bots? The cheap knock off toys that road the coattails of the Transformers’ success? Maybe you don’t. But I do. And I hated them. Cheap knock-offs. The main Go-bot transformed into a motorcycle, but all he did was basically squat down and hold wheels between his hands and thighs. Real original, there must have been a bunch of freaking Andy Warhols working for Tonka to come up with an idea like that. And that was the heart of the problem with Go-bots. No innovation. I mean even the name sucked, Go-bots? Really? Why would I want a crappy version of a Transformer? Just give me the Transformer.