The 1990s were a barren GoBots-less wasteland. Unless you liked Transformers, in which case it wasn't. 1993 also saw the short-lived revival of the Machine Robo franchise as CG Robo and the last (to date) release of classic Machine Robo/GoBots figures in the European-only Robo Machines toyline; neither was a financial success.
Ashi Productions released the last of their Leina Stol-starring OVAs on 28 March, though by this point the relationship between the episodes and Machine Robo was non-existent.
- Central Park Media was founded.
- Blue, Child of the Earth was finally released after a fraught production process.
- Illco were acquired by Tyco Toys.
The first new Machine Robo figures since 1988 were issued for the CG Robo franchise. Selected toys from the line, along with reissued 1980s moulds, were released as Robo Machines. Hasbro also made the first use of their new trademarks, issuing the Autobot named Gobots as part of Transformers: Generation 2.
- Telly Savalas, voice of Magmar in GoBots: Battle of the Rock Lords, died at the age of 72 on January 22.
- Hasbro continued to strengthen their GoBots trademarks by naming an entire subgroup of Transformers toys Go-Bots.
- B.J. Ward, voice of Small Foot in Challenge of the GoBots, married Gordon Hunt, who had provided voice direction for the series.
- Challenge of the GoBots was among the titles in the Hanna-Barbera library acquired by Warner Brothers.
- Central Park Media released the first ten episodes of Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos across two VHS tapes in North America with English subtitles.
- Marilyn Schreffler, who provided undetermined voices for Challenge of the GoBots, died on January 7.
- Phil Hartman, voice of Professor Von Joy and Staks for Challenge of the GoBots, was murdered on May 28.
- Al Pegal, writer of Challenge of the GoBots episode "Whiz Kid", died on November 25.
- Regis Cordic, narrator and voice of Gunnyr for Challenge of the GoBots, died on April 16.
- Ted Zeigler, who provided undetermined voices for Challenge of the GoBots, died on December 12.