Monday, September 6, 2010

Remembering Robo Force

Welcome to my blog! For my first post I thought what better way to start than to share my memories of a forgotten toy line called... Robo Force! My obsession with these guys started in about 1987. 
Transformers were the coolest thing on the block but Robo Force toys ruled my toy box.  All through the 80's I only owned one or two Transformers but I had a nice collection of 5 or more Robo Force toys.  
The leader Maxx Steele (pictured to the left) had a cool storage compartment in his chest for his weapons.  The entire line of toys had a button on the back that could make the arms move and grip small items. There was also a suction cup on the bottom so they could grip to any surface. 

Here's a Robo Force commercial Featuring most of the main Robots.

The thing I liked the most about these toys is they mostly resembled the classic robots of early Sci-Fi movies and TV.  The arms are straight off of the Robot B-9 from "Lost in Space".  Some of the bodies/heads loosely resembled a Dalek or Robby from "Forbidden Planet".

I only have one Robo Force figure after all these years and even he was a recent purchase.  All of my originals have long since been traded away. 
I'm always on the hunt for memorable toys of my youth.  Through the years I make small contributions to my growing collection.

Well that's it for this post, but stay tuned for more in the future!


  1. Robots are awesome. I approve of your collection :)

  2. I had this purple one I think.

  3. Awesome Jason. I never had that one but did have the grey one to the left of him. I want to buy a few more, as long as the price is right.