U.S. Name: TURBO   RM Name: SUPER CAR ROBO

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

Toy Catalog Number: MR-07    Gobots Number: 07

 

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This is my first Turbo 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 Apr. Viii, Mmiv for $XXX from Ebay

 

R-0 Turbo's motto and tech specifications:  

| Affiliate: guardians | Subgroup: none | Function: -- | Alt. Mode: futuristic sport car |

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

Turbo's Motto:

Not Applicable.

 

Turbo'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 Turbo in its Original condition:

turboorig.jpg (59479 bytes)1 - Turbo 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" futuristic sport car.

 

R-2 Pre-Applied Decals/ Stickers: 

Turbo doesn't come with any pre-apply decal.

Sticker Sheet:

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

 

R-3 Turbo in Vehicle Mode:

turboveh.jpg (43147 bytes)In sport car mode, Turbo measures approximately 2 15/16 x 1 3/16 x 1 (LxWxH in inch).  From a quick look, Turbo resembles very much like the Ferari but his length proportion,  roof top, and rear make it something else.  The wheels on Turbo is indeed made of rubber and with a die cast metal body top, Turbo looks even more sleek and hot.  There is no negative drawback in this mode.

 

R-4 Turbo in Robot Mode:

turborob.jpg (55635 bytes)I actually think Turbo has a better face on the toy than his cartoon counterpart.  The visor and helmet somehow add that sleek and cool looking on Turbo than the good old plain and bald head in the cartoon.   Transformation wise, Turbo has one of the easiest as well as an interesting one especially the flipping face on the front bumper.  Another unique about Turbo is that he is one of the very few Gobots to have hole in his hand.  But sadly, since none of the regular Gobots action figure ever come with accessory, this unique hold hand on Turbo is really useless.  Overall, Turbo is one of the most beautiful Gobots to be produced.  So if I have to recommend someone to a Gobot line, Turbo would be the first figure.

 

R-5 Turbo's Card Art:

turboba.jpg (52872 bytes)Here's a closed up shot image of Turbo 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 Turbo 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" futuristic sport car.

Card Special Note: Front Card Appearance: Turbo card art with only robot mode.  Back Card Appearance: Instruction on how to transform Turbo as well as ads for the following Gobots toys: Cy-Kill, Tank, Buggy Man, Cop-Tor, Filtor, and Loco.

Approximately Dimension In Inches: Height Up To The Head 3 6/16  Maximum Height: 3 1/4  Width from shoulder to shoulder: 1 1/2  Maximum Width: 1 15/16  Dept: 1

Figure's Stamp/ Fine Print: (Japanese text), MR-07, BANDAI, 1982G, JAPAN.

Figure's Stamp/ Fine Print Location: Can be found in the inner side of the leg.  Right leg has Bandai, 1983G, and Japan text while the left leg has the Japanese text and the MR-07 text..

Transformation Of Difficulty: [Easy]  

Material Durability: [-A] - Pretty durable.

Materials: Die Cast Metal:  Front and back of his chest.  Chrome Part: Thigh.  Rubber: Wheels.  Plastic: Main material.  Clear Plastic Window: Window shield.

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

Fun Toy: [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 only be tilted up or down.  Shoulder: Can be swung at a 360 degree. 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: Cannot be bent and no sideway movement.

Robot's Cartoon looks alike: [-A] - Other than the head, Turbo looks very much like the cartoon

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

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

1 - Technically, Turbo doesn't have the compression leg syndrome. But if the tab on the back of his leg which slide into a groove is broken, then Turbo leg will shrink down and bury into his feet which will make him look shorter.  If you want to avoid the problem, then don't transform him too much.

Overall Grade: [+A] - Like so many of the other Gobots action figures, Turbo also falls into this category whose action figures look even hotter than its cartoon counterpart.  It's a shame that the Gobots action figures are so under rated when compared to the Transformers when in reality these Gobots look a lot better.