ByKit Simpson Browne, writer at
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Have you been wondering which beloved toy from your childhood will get the big-screen action epic treatment next? After all, a cinematic landscape full of Transformers, Battleship and G.I. Joe movies has pretty solidly proven that there's a market for large scale destruction centered on iconic toys from the 80's - so clearly both we and the movies' financial backers love them.

What then, is next? Well, Jem and the Holograms is already on its way, so that's out of the running, as is a Masters of the Universe movie - and there's still talk of Thundercats finally seeing a film adaptation come to fruition. So...what else could we see?

Well, according to recent reports, Hasbro has applied for a new trademark for one of their classic properties - one that allows the company to transform the range of toys into a movie.

The toys in question? GoBots!

Yup, those guys.

The 80's second most popular transforming robot TV series - they never could quite match Transformers for popularity (or toy quality) - may actually well be on its way to the big screen.

After all, Hasbro's new trademark reportedly allows for "distribution of motion pictures, ongoing television programs" as well as "Toys, games and playthings, namely, toy vehicles and accessories for use therewith."

So, it sounds as though plans for a GoBots movie are very much afoot.

And there are two very good reasons why that may well be a very good thing.

1. There'd be a whole lot less pressure on it to live up to expectations

Y'know, since there aren't really any...

After all, the core (albeit devoted) fanbase is smaller than, say, Transformers - meaning it might actually be given the scope to try something completely different - and awesome - with the franchise. After all, it can't expect to rely on the embedded cultural fondness that Michael Bay's movies have definitely benefited from.


2. This...

Because YES.

What do you guys reckon, though? Would you like to see a GoBots movie? If so, what do you reckon it'd be like? Could it actually match up to the Transformers franchise?



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