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"Since the dawn of time. The city of Botropolis has been home to a race of highly adaptable robots. Each year, the Council selects a team of Go-Bots to protect and serve the planet which needs the most. This time, that planet is Earth."

Transformers: Go-Bots was a series active between 2002 and 2005 as part of the overall Transformers franchise. Aimed at preschool-aged children, it focused upon a team of robots from the city of Botropolis. These robots were sent to Earth to protect it from danger.

Unlike most parts of the franchise, this series didn't have a full-length cartoon. Instead, four episodes, each 10 minutes long, were produced by Hasbro and Taiwanese animation studio Wang Film Productionsnote  akin to the third My Little Pony series. Two of them aired in New York and Chicago only, which makes the cartoon extremely hard to find unless you go on YouTube.

The toyline itself was distributed through Hasbro's Playskool subsidiary, consisting of chunky-looking robots that had (at first) rather quick transformation schemes. As such, they were marketed like so.


Despite some similarities, this should not be confused with Tonka's version of the Machine Robo franchise.

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