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HELLO, ROBO! ADIOS, ROBO!

‘ToyFare' looks at the five strangest Robo Force robots and the ones that didn't make the cut
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Posted 06/24/08
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HELLO, ROBO! ADIOS, ROBO!


Sota, The Creator
Robo Force's resident big brain. When not blasting bad guys, he's a professor. We can't help but wonder about this—what subject does he teach? What university does he teach at? And does he have tenure, 'cause we're so there!






Blazer, The Ignitor
Blazer is a good guy, despite the fact that "his powerful nozzles can direct blasts of superhot plasma that can turn gigantic robots into ripples on a pool of molten metal in seconds." You'd think they'd have a fire fighter on their team, not a pyromaniac.






Wrecker, The Demolisher
Apparently the Robo Force guys have day jobs: Wrecker's bio states that he's a construction worker—ironic given his penchant for wrecking and demolishing. His arsenal includes a "powerful atomic jackhammer"…we're not touching that one.






Enemy, The Dictator
Despite his title, the creatively-named Enemy has to obey Hun-Dred's orders. Maybe we've got the wrong idea—perhaps his job is to recite threatening letters to the Robo Force? By the way, Enemy, you look like an air purifier.






Hun-dred, The Conqueror
Hun-Dred sounds like a pretty bad dude, what with his laser guns and crushers for hands. You'd think he'd have heightened sense to go along with them, but NO! "He has but one sense: the ability to sense fear." How about sight or hearing? Good luck aiming those lasers big guy.




ADIOS, ROBO!
Four robo force figures that never got the green light



Tiltor, the Changer
The second wave of robots had a bit more playability than their blocky predecessors. Tiltor, for instance, could, uh, tilt things. Once you tilted everything on him, he looked completely different! …Okay, he looked tilted. Take that, Transformers!






Ripper, the Anti-Robot
We're sorry, but Ripper is clearly a robot. He may be "anti-robot," in that he doesn't like them very much, but if that's the case, then there's clearly some self-loathing there. To us, an anti-robot would be soft, fleshy and emotional…like a giant baby!






Mark Fury
In the second wave of toys, Robo Force was going to get some assistance from some (gasp!) humans: Mark and his girl Deena Strong. Of course, these puny lumps of flesh would have been quickly crushed by the evil robots—and probably ignored by kids.






Nazgar, the Tyrant
No, he's not a racing event, nor a bad guy from a Tolkien novel. He's an evil cyborg with an exposed brain in a bubble! The toy's arms and legs (yes, legs!) extend, raising his height to nearly 10 inches.


Click here to read about the art and artists of Robo Force!
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