U.S. Name: CY-KILL   RM Name: BIKE ROBO

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

Toy Catalog Number: MR-1    Gobots Number: 01

 

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This is my first Cy-Kill 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 Oct. Xiv, Mmiv for $LI from Ebay

 

R-0 Cy-Kill's motto and tech specifications:  

| Affiliate: renegade | Subgroup: none | Function: leader | Alt. Mode: motorcycle |

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

Cy-Kill's Motto:

Not Applicable.

 

Cy-Kill'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 Cy-Kill in its Original condition:

cykillorig.jpg (62341 bytes)1 - Cy-Kill 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" motorcycle body, "2" wheels, "1" motorcycle engine.

 

R-2 Pre-Applied Decals/ Stickers: 

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

Sticker Sheet:

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

 

R-3 Cy-Kill in Vehicle Mode:

cykillveh1.jpg (61195 bytes)Cy-Kill in motorcycle mode measures approximately 3 1/2 x 1 1/8 x 1 1/2 (LxWxH in inch).  Between the two modes, he is probably best looking in motorcycle form.  Also, if you don't have a secure place to store or display Cy-Kill, I recommended you to leave him in this mode as well since the connections for the wheels and engine are more stable in this mode than in robot mode.   Although his transformation is very easy, when connecting the wheel into his hand be sure to do one side at a time.  Don't try to position both hand in motorcycle transformation and then insert the wheel in.  Doing this method will make it even harder and could break the shoulder or hip joint connection.

 

R-4 Cy-Kill in Robot Mode:

cykillrob1.jpg (60481 bytes)In robot mode, Cy-Kill actually looks cool and resembles very much his cartoon counterpart.  His only biggest weakness is the weak shoulder wheel connection.  It is too loose and if you are not careful, you could lose the wheels very easily.  The wheels peg is too small for the shoulder socket.  Also, during robot form, the engine doesn't become part of Cy-Kill so either keep them in a safe place or create your own imagination (see R-5).

 

R-5 Supplementary Images:

cykillrob2.jpg (55266 bytes)Ever wonder whether Cy-Kill is better off without the shoulder wheels?  Well, this is what he looks like without one.  Personally, I think he looks very plain without it so I'll just stick to the original.  Next to that is the two wheels.  During robot mode, it is best to slide the peg all the way to one side of the wheel (top wheel image) so it gives a better connection onto the shoulder socket without letting the wheels fall off too easily.  And in motorcycle, don't forget to slide the peg back to halfway position (bottom wheel image).  As mentioned in R-4, if you don't have place to store the engine and doesn't want the piece to get lost, then why not plug into his abdominal (right image)?

 

R-6 Cy-Kill's Card Art:

GobotsBAcykill.jpg (49156 bytes)Here's a closed up shot image of Cy-Kill 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-7 Rémy's Cy-Kill action figure review:

Manufacturer - Tonka.

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

Year Released: [1983]   

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" motorcyle, "2" wheels, and "1" engine.

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

Approximately Toy Dimension In Inches: Height Up To The Head 3 1/4  Maximum Height: 3 1/4  Width from shoulder to shoulder: 2 1/4  Maximum Width: 2 1/4  Dept: 1

Figure's Stamp/ Fine Print: (Japanese text), MR-01, POPY.D.S.; 1982; JAPAN. 

Figure's Stamp/ Fine Print Location: Cy-Kill toy stamp can be found in the inner side of right leg.

Transformation Of Difficulty: [Easy]  

Material Durability: [-A] - Pretty durable.

Materials: Die Cast Metal:  Chest and back.  Chrome Parts: Arm, leg, and engine.  Rubber: Wheels.  Plastic: Main material.  Clear Plastic Window: Motorcycle headlight.

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 - No major negative drawback, only minor one (see Special Notes).

Articulations: Head: Cannot be rotated. Shoulder: Can be swung at a 360 degree forward/ backward. Arm/ Elbow: Cannot be bent.  Wrist/ Hand: Cannot be bent.  Hip/ Waist: Cannot be rotated.   Leg: Can only bent 90 degree forward, leg is not independence of one another.   Knee: Can be bent at a 90 degree angle.  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 - Cy-Kill shoulder wheel connection is very loose, so either you keep him in a safe place or leave him in his motorcycle mode..

 Overall Grade: [-A] - For some reason, I actually like Cy-Kill despites the weak shoulder wheel connection peg.