U.S. Name: DIVE-DIVE   RM Name: SUBMARINE ROBO

Cartoon First Appearance: Episode #26: Cold Spell, Season 1, 1984

Toy Catalog Number: MR-33    Gobots Number: 15

 

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This is my first Dive-Dive 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 Sept. Xiii, Mmiv for $X.L from Ebay

 

R-0 Dive-Dive's motto and tech specifications:  

| Affiliate: guardians | Subgroup: none | Function: leader | Alt. Mode: submarine |

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

Dive-Dive's Motto:

Not Applicable.

 

Dive-Dive'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 Dive-Dive in its Original condition:

divediveorg.jpg (58410 bytes)1 - Dive-Dive 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" submarine.

 

R-2 Pre-Applied Decals/ Stickers: 

There are 3 Pre-Applied sticker that had been applied onto Dive-Dive.  The first two decals are located on either side of his submarine tail.  The last sticker was place on his waist.

Sticker Sheet:

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

 

R-3 Dive-Dive in Vehicle Mode:

divediveveh.jpg (27912 bytes)In submarine mode, Dive-Dive measures approximately 4 1/4 x 3/4 x 1 1/4 (LxWxH in inch).  Surprising he comes with 3 landing gears, one in the front and two in the back.  I personally think Dive-Dive is beautiful in both mode.  His only weakness in this mode is the seam of the submarine head and tail tend to open up easily since there's no connection peg to prevent it from separating.

 

R-4 Dive-Dive in Robot Mode:

divediverob.jpg (45724 bytes)I have to admit, but I totally didn't expect Dive-Dive robot mode to look this good.  Given his narrow, simple design, and curve submarine mode, I thought there isn't much you can do with his robot mode.  Instead, he looks very gorgeous throughout his body.  Furthermore, Dive-Dive robot mode is very stable and secure.  At first I thought he's going to suffer the leg compress syndrome like the Transformers Smokescreen/ Prowl/ Bluestreak/ Jazz due to the transformation style, that is, pull thigh from feet.  Again, I was wrong, as the designer did a clever method in solving this problem by rotating Dive-Dive feet from the thigh so the two alignment doesn't slide into one another during robot mode.

 

R-5 Dive-Dive's Card Art:

GobotsBAdivedive.jpg (44868 bytes)Here's a closed up shot image of Submarine 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 Dive-Dive action figure review:

Manufacturer - Tonka/ Bandai.

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

Year Released: [1984]   

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" submarine.

Card Special Note: Front Card Appearance: Dive-Dive card art with both robot and submarine mode.  Back Card Appearance: Instruction on hot to transform Dive-Dive.

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

Figure's Stamp/ Fine Print: (Japanese text), MR-33, G.K.BANDAI, 1983, JAPAN.

Figure's Stamp/ Fine Print Location: Can be found underneath Dive-Dive feet.  Left feet has (Japanese text), MR-33, G.K.  Right feet has BANDAI, 1983, JAPAN.

Transformation Of Difficulty: [Easy]  

Material Durability: [-A] - Pretty durable.

Materials: Die Cast Metal:  Leg.  Chrome Part: None.  Rubber: None (metal wheel).  Plastic: Main material.  Clear Plastic Window: None.

Stability: [A] - Pretty stable.  

Fun Figure: [B] - It's above average.  Could be a little bit more fun if this toy come with weapon.  But then again, Gobots action figure hardly come with any weapon.

Negative Drawback - None.

Articulations: Head: Can be rotated 3 degree on either side. Shoulder: Can be swung at a 360 degree as well as an upward movement toward the neck. Arm/ Elbow: Cannot be bent. Wrist/ Hand: Cannot be bent.  Hip/ Waist: Cannot be rotated.   Leg: Cannot be bent.   Knee: Can only be rotated 90 degree sideway.  Ankle/ Feet: Can only bent at a 90 degree downward.

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

Vehicle's Cartoon looks alike: [A] - Look even more like the cartoon then the vehicle mode.

Special Notes: None

Overall Grade: [A] - Dive-Dive is really beautiful in both mode.  Personally, I think he and many other Gobots are really under rated when compared to the Transformers line.