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The 2000s continued the dearth of GoBots, though Machine Robo was revived partway through the decade.

2000[edit | edit source]

2001[edit | edit source]

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Toys[edit | edit source]

Machine Robo enjoyed a brief revival as a series of gashapon figures.

Home Media[edit | edit source]

Other Events[edit | edit source]

2002[edit | edit source]

  • Banpresto released Super Robot Wars Impact for the PlayStation 2 on March 28.
  • Hasbro reinforced their rights to the GoBots trademarks acquired in 1991 by producing a preschool range of Transformers named Go-Bots through their Playskool brand, while the name Leader-1 was used for a Transformers: Armada Mini-Con. Beyond the reuse of the names the products had no relation to GoBots.

2003[edit | edit source]

Main article: 2003

Japan[edit | edit source]

Bandai fully revived the Machine Robo brand with the Machine Robo Rescue line, which reimagined several of the series' characters as mechs working with a team of young human pilots to prevent disasters.

On December 27, Bandai launched Machine Robo Mugenbine, taking the brand in a completely different direction.

Toys[edit | edit source]

A complete range of new toys were produced.

Cartoon[edit | edit source]

A 53-episode animated series made by Sunrise began broadcasting in Japan on January 8, 2003.

Other Events[edit | edit source]

  • Central Park Media released the first two volumes of Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos on DVD.
  • Les Tremayne, who provided undetermined voices for Challenge of the GoBots, died on December 19, aged 90.

2004[edit | edit source]

  • Takara partner E-HOBBY released the G1 GoBots multi-pack, which consisted of six random Minibot recolours that were tenuously claimed to be new versions of Small Foot, Road Ranger, Path Finder, Treds, Bad Boy and Bug Bite, though ultimately the names were omitted from the released toys.
  • Sidney Miller, who provided undetermined voices for Challenge of the GoBots, died on January 10, aged 87.
  • Banpresto released Super Robot Wars MX for the PlayStation 2 on May 27.
  • Manu Tupou, who provided undetermined voices for Challenge of the GoBots, died on June 5, aged 69.
  • Central Park Media released their third (and final) volume of Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos on DVD on June 8.
  • Mario Capaldi, who provided art for the first six episodes of The Robo Machines comic strip, died.

2005[edit | edit source]

2006[edit | edit source]

2007[edit | edit source]

  • Bandai released an updated version of Baikanfu in their Soul of Chogokin line.
  • Ashi Productions changed their name to Production Reed.

2008[edit | edit source]

2009[edit | edit source]

  • Central Park, American licensee for Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos, go out of business.