U.S. Name: COPTOR   RM Name: GYRO ROBO

Cartoon First Appearance: Episode #1: Battle for Gobotron, Season 1, 1984

Toy Catalog Number: MR-4    Gobots Number: 04

 

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This is my first Coptor action figure.  As a kid I had always wanted to own him but just didn't have the finance to purchase it.  Now I'm glad to have him as part of my collection.  I got him on July Iii, Mmiv for $XX.LI from Ebay

 

R-0 Coptor's motto and tech specifications:  

| Affiliate: renegade | Subgroup: none | Function: -- | Alt. Mode: helicopter |

| STR -- | INTL -- | SPD -- | ENDN -- | RNK -- | CRG -- | FRPW -- | SKL -- |

Coptor's Motto:

Not Applicable.

 

Coptor's Bios:

Not Applicable.

Unfortunately the Gobots action figure doesn't come with any motto or tech & spec like the Transformers action figure.

 

NOTE-1: This review page is meant to give you some ideas about the figure should you decide to obtain one, or even just for nostalgic or sentimental purposes.  They're just my opinion and I hold no responsibility for your action.  If you have questions about this review or if there's a section or image that owned by you and I didn't give you credit, please click email from the main page.  I'll make the correction once I receive your info.  Have fun.

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R-1 Coptor in its Original condition:

coptororg.jpg (60417 bytes)1 - Coptor in its original condition.

2 - This is the back of the card. 

3 - These are all the contents that were included in the box/ package/ card:  "1" helicoptor.

 

R-2 Pre-Applied Decals/ Stickers: 

Coptor came with 2 pre-applied sticker.  The sticker can be found on either side of Coptor knee.

Sticker Sheet:

Unlike the Transformers, none of the Gobots action figures come with sticker sheet.

 

R-3 Coptor in Vehicle Mode:

coptorveh.jpg (43598 bytes)Coptor in helicopter mode measures approximately 3 7/16 x 3 x 1 0/16 (LxWxH in inch).  Both the main rotor blade and tail blade are all spin-able.  The main rotor blade is easily fall off or get lost if position upside down or not too careful.  And in robot mode, the tail blade can easily get lost since there's no place to store it.  Coptor has 4 plastic wheels underneath his arm so you can roll him on the ground.

 

R-4 Coptor in Robot Mode:

coptorrob.jpg (51870 bytes)In robot mode, Coptor looks very good.  In fact, between the two modes, Coptor is best when display in robot mode because his well balance from all sides.  He and Fitor share a couple of similarities from looks to transformations.  And just like Fitor, my other minor complaint about Coptor and all other Gobots who fall into this category is the un-transformable head.  Sometime it's kind of disturbing to see the head of these robots don't get transform out from its vehicle form

 

R-4 Coptor in Robot Mode:

coptorrob2.jpg (47301 bytes)Unlike their rival, The Transformers, many of the Gobots hardly come with any weapon or accessory.  Fortunately for Coptor, his rotor blade does come very handy as he is able to use it as weapon by plugging into the hand like his cartoon counterpart.  The left image shows what Coptor looks like from an under view side during his helicopter mode.

 

R-5 Coptor's Card Art:

GobotsBAcoptor.jpg (47339 bytes)Here's a closed up shot image of Coptor original card art.  I usually don't include box/card art in my review but because the Gobots card arts are so rare and hardly any website has them, I decided to put into this review.  Unfortunately, almost all the Gobots' card art are cut off due to the bad presentation or arrangement on the card.  It is nearly impossible to find these Gobots Card Arts in any other medium or merchandize as way to get complete drawing since these Gobots arts hardly get produced into other format.  So the only thing we can do as Gobotron fans, is tried to fix these card arts by ourselves.

 

R-6 Rémy's Coptor action figure review:

Manufacturer - Tonka/ Bandai.

Line, Series/ Wave: Challenge of the Gobot Line, Series: Unknown.

Year Released: [1985]   

Made: [Japan] 

Scale: [N/A]

Box or Card Dimension In Inches: [LxWxD]  - Approximately  9 X 6 X 1 - Card.

Packaging Method: Mint On Sealed Card.  Contents were packed with the following procedure:

Inside the sealed card: "1" helicopter.

Card Special Note: Front Card Appearance: Coptor card art with only robot mode.  Back Card Appearance: Instruction on how to transform Coptor as well as ads for the following Gobots toys: Turbo, Spay-C, Hans-Cuff, Dozer, Dumper, and Pumper.

Approximately Dimension In Inches: Height Up To The Head 3 6/16  Maximum Height: 3 6/16  Width from shoulder to shoulder: 1 11/16  Maximum Width: 1 11/16  Dept: 1 1/4

Figure's Stamp/ Fine Print: (Japanese text), MR-04, (Japanese text), ©BANDAI 1982G, MADE IN JAPAN. 

Figure's Stamp/ Fine Print Location: Coptor toy stamp can be found in the inner side of his feet.  Left feet has the Japanese text and the MR-04 while the right feet has the Bandai and the made in Japan text.

Transformation Of Difficulty: [Easy]  

Material Durability: [-A] - Pretty durable.

Toy Materials: Die Cast Metal:  Chest and back.  Chrome Part: Arm, leg, and rotor blade.  Rubber: None, plastic wheels.  Plastic: Main material.  Clear Plastic Window: Cockpit.

Stability: [A] - Pretty stable. 

Fun Figure: [+B] - Thanks to his rotor blade, Coptor can use this feature as a weapon.  See R-4.

Negative Drawback - None.

Articulations: Head: Cannot be rotated. Shoulder: Can be swung at a 360 degree angle and bent 90 degree toward chest. Arm/ Elbow: Cannot be bent.  Wrist/ Hand: Cannot be bent.  Hip/ Waist: Cannot be rotated.   Leg: Can only be bent 75 degree backward.   Knee: Can only be bent 45 degree forward.  Ankle/ Feet: Cannot be bent or rotated sideway.

Robot's Cartoon looks alike: [A] - Definitely looks like the cartoon

Vehicle's Cartoon looks alike: [A] - Same as previous comment.

Special Notes: Here's "1" special note which I think you should know:

1 - In robot mode, Coptor tail rotor blade is easily get lost so keep them in a safe place.

Overall Grade: [-A] - I thought Coptor is actually cool.  Nice robot mode and an okay alternated mode.  And having the rotor blade as a weapon is definitely a plus for Coptor considering how rare the Gobots figures don't come with weapons.