U.S. Name: PATHFINDER   RM Name: UFO ROBO

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

Toy Catalog Number: MR-29    Gobots Number: 29

 

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This is my first Pathfinder 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 $IX.XCIX from Ebay

 

R-0 Pathfinder's motto and tech specifications:  

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

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

Pathfinder's Motto:

Not Applicable.

 

Pathfinder'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 Pathfinder in its Original condition:

pathfinderorg.jpg (56363 bytes)1 - Pathfinder 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" flying saucer.

 

R-2 Pre-Applied Decals/ Stickers: 

There are 4 Pre-Applied sticker that had been applied onto Pathfinder.  The first two decals are located on either side of top shoulder.  The next two decals are located on the mid of the arm.

Sticker Sheet:

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

 

R-3 Pathfinder in Vehicle Mode:

pathfinderveh.jpg (42710 bytes)In Un-identified Flying Object (UFO) mode, Pathfinder measures approximately 2 1/8 x 2 1/2 x 14/16.  It's kind of hard to say whether Pathfinder alternate mode is good or hideous.  The shape for some reason doesn't look right.  On the other hand, the composition and how things are arranged with one another looks great.  Overall, Pathfinder has no negative flaw.

 

R-4 Pathfinder in Robot Mode:

pathfinderrob.jpg (51994 bytes)In robot mode, Pathfinder definitely looks awesome.  She is well balance and with a nice proportion throughout her design.  I also like the movable head plate because it can be flipped down like a mask to protect her face.  The flap wing with guns on both direction is definitely a nice touch.  Surprisingly, she isn't rated as one of the Gobots top gun despites all the weapons mounted on her wings.  Moreover, she is one of few Gobots figures not to have any die cast metal part.  In a way, Pathfinder flap arm and alternated mode  resembled The Transformers Cosmo but only a little bit better than Cosmo.

 

R-5 Pathfinder's Card Art:

GobotsBApathfinder.jpg (49499 bytes)Here's a closed up shot image of Pathfinder 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 Rmy's Pathfinder 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" flying saucer UFO.

Card Special Note: Front Card Appearance: Pathfinder card art with only robot mode.  Back Card Appearance: Instruction on how to transform Pathfinder as well as ads for the following Gobots toys: Crain Brain, Screw Head, Crasher (white version), and Spoiler..

Approximately Dimension In Inches: Height Up To The Head 3 1/4  Maximum Height: 3 1/4  Width from shoulder to shoulder: 2 6/16  Maximum Width: 2 6/16  Dept: 14/16

Figure's Stamp/ Fine Print: (Japanese text) MR-29, GK BANDAI 1983 JAPAN. 

Figure's Stamp/ Fine Print Location: Pathfinder toy stamp can be found in the inner side of her left feet.  

Transformation Of Difficulty: [Easy]  

Material Durability: [-A] - Pretty durable.

Materials: Die Cast Metal:  None.  Chrome Part: Wheels.  Rubber: Chrome wheels.  Plastic: Main material.  Clear Plastic Window: N/A.

Stability: [C] - Average. 

Fun Figure: [B] - 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: Cannot be rotated. Shoulder: Can be swung at a 360 degree angle. Arm/ Elbow: Cannot be bent.  Wrist/ Hand: Cannot be bent.  Hip/ Waist: Cannot be rotated.   Leg: Can only do a full split.   Knee: Cannot be bent.  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 flying saucer UFO  mode, make sure the shoulder join is pushed all the way far back before folding the leg.

Overall Grade: [B] - It's an okay action figure.