The AM Radio GoBot Firebird


While most people seem to fall on the Transformers side of the Transformer/GoBot debate, I would like to point out a GoBot that had a feature unlike any Transformer. The AM Radio GoBot was not only an awesome Firebird and fighting, but it was also a working AM radio. With him you had a toy that could crush Cy-Kill, but also a friend who could bring you news updates and “traffic on the ones”.

If Soundwave was an actual Walkman, I would say that Transformers still have an advantage, but he did not, and not one of the other Decepticons or Autobots we also a functioning radio. So advantage GoBots…


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2 thoughts on “The AM Radio GoBot Firebird

  1. Gobots did tend to go beyond the conventional scope of the toys, with things like a working radio, squirt guns (I think), ride-on tricycles, etc.
    Arguably transformers did have a working radio too; The pre-TF microchange version of the autobot blaster was a working AM radio, but they took it out for some reason when they made him a transformer.
    …Now, if only AM wasn’t so completely sucky & useless……

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