Go Bots: Battle of the Rock Lords turns 25 years old
The first and only GoBots movie, GoBots: Battle of the Rock Lords, turns 25 years old today. It opened on March 21, 1986.
The movie featured voice talent such as Roddy McDowell (Nuggit), Telly Savalas (Magmar) and Margot Kidder (Solitaire). The movie also featured popular voice over talent like Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, Michael Bell and Arthur Burghardt. The rest of the voice cast was populated by the actors who voiced the regular TV show, Challenge of the GoBots.
The GoBots movie reached theaters two months before Transformers: The Movie (Aug 8). However Transformers had been in production for the previous two years.
The GoBots, like Transformers, were first released in Japan. They were imported by Tonka into America after the popularity of Transformers skyrocketed.