U.S. Name: ROYAL-T   MR Name: HARRIER ROBO 

Cartoon First Appearance: Episode #48: Escape From Elba, Season 1, 1984

Toy Catalog Number: MR-19    Gobots Number: 19

 

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This is my first Royal-T action figure and my main reason for purchasing him because he's one of the few 5 Gobots that can fit into the GBP #1 (Gobots Power Suit).  Now I'm glad to have him as part of my collection.  I got him on Nov. --, Mmvi for $XXX (XXXV) from Ebay

 

R-0 Royal-T's motto and tech specifications:  

| Affiliate: guardians | Subgroup: none | Function: unknown | Alt. Mode: harrier jet |

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

Royal-T's Motto:

Not Applicable.

 

Royal-T'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 Royal-T in its Original condition:

royaltorig.jpg (70951 bytes)1 - Royal-T 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" jet.

 

R-2 Pre-Applied Decals/ Stickers: 

There are 4 Pre-Applied sticker that had been applied onto Royal-T.  The first two decals are located on either side of his shoulder.  The last two stickers are on either side of his main wing.

Sticker Sheet:

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

 

R-3 Royal-T in Vehicle Mode:

royaltveh.jpg (40197 bytes)In jet mode, Royal-T is a British Harrier Jet which measures approximately 3 1/2 x 3 x 1 (LxWxH in inch).  He comes with 3 landing gears, one in the front and two in the back.  The front landing gear can be retracted out or be hidden into the front nosecone while the rear landing gear is exposed.  Royal-T nosecone tends to fall down from the rest of his body if the shoulder joint does clip tight onto the nosecone or if the nosecone doesn't position all the way deep into the body so check your transformation.

 

R-4 Royal-T in Robot Mode:

royaltrob.jpg (55796 bytes)Royal-T is most impressive in his robot mode.  He is well balance and looks very cool.  The one thing I like about him is his leg transformation which doesn't suffer the leg compression like some of the  Transformers figures such as Prowl, Bluestreak, Smokescreen and others.  The reason is that in order for the leg to be compressed, you would have to rotate the lower leg at a 90 degree sideway and then the thigh and leg can be compressed into each other.

 

R-5 Royal-T's Card Art:

GobotsBAroyalt.jpg (63087 bytes)Here's a closed up shot image of Royal-T 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 Royal-T action figure review:

Manufacturer - Tonka.

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" jet.

Card Special Note: Front Card Appearance: Royal-T card art with only robot mode.  Also a 3 toy steps on how to transform him.  Back Card Appearance: Instruction on how to transform Royal-T as well as ads for the following Gobots toys: Crane Brain, Screw Head, Crasher (white version), and Spoiler.

Approximately Dimension In Inches: Height Up To The Head 3 1/8  Maximum Height: 3 1/8  Width from shoulder to shoulder: 1 1/2  Maximum Width: 1 1/2  Dept: 1 /8

Figure's Stamp/ Fine Print: (Japanese text), MR-19,©GK, JAPAN, 1983, BANDAI.

Figure's Stamp/ Fine Print Location: Can be found at the underside of Royal-T main wing.  Right wing has (Japanese text), MR-19,©GK while left wing has JAPAN, 1983, BANDAI.

Transformation Of Difficulty: [Easy]  

Material Durability: [-A] - Pretty durable.

Materials: Die Cast Metal:  Body and and arm.  Chrome Part: None.  Rubber: None (Plastic wheel).  Plastic: Main material.  Clear Plastic Window: Cockpit canopy.

Stability: [A] - Pretty stable.  Be sure that both of his leg are pull out evenly. 

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: Cannot be rotated. 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: Cannot be bent.  Ankle/ Feet: Can only be move downward.

Robot's Cartoon looks alike: [--] - Unknown - I haven't see it yet.

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

Special Notes: Here is "1" special note that I think you should know:

1 - Before you compress the thigh into the leg, make sure you rotated the lower leg at a 90 degree outward first.  Otherwise, you cannot compress the leg into his alternate mode.

Overall Grade: [A] - Personally, I thought Royal-T is one of the best Gobots figures.  He looks good in both mode as well as a cool transformation especially the leg.