Playskool Big Adventures: Transformers, Transformers: Go-Bots and Go-Bots all refer to varying iterations of a line of transforming toys sold by Hasbro subsidiary Playskool, targeting preschool age children. It followed in the trail of First Transformers and 1-2-3 Transformers before it, but expanded the concept exponentially, including a much larger number of molds released between 2002 and 2005, under the varying series names mentioned above.
Like its forerunners, Go-Bots featured brightly-colored chunky robots in cute, friendly proportions with very simple transformations. Go-Bots were issued in a number of size classes, including electronic figures and multi-packs, but all were large enough to be very sturdy and thick. The toys are, in fact, nearly impervious to breakage, and even the paints selected are highly resistant to chipping under heavy wear. The variety of figures increased as well, mimicking the broad variety of Transformers sold for older kids. Go-Bots were often inspired by regular Transformers characters from Generation One or Beast Wars. All Go-Bots toys were “good guys”, some even bearing a cute, rounded Autobot symbol.
The series was very popular in its many iterations, and has yielded a spiritual successor in the modern toyline Rescue Bots. Like so many other Transformers toylines, it left a swath of unreleased toys, many of which have been found on eBay or through other sources. The website Gobots are Pure Love is the most complete repository of information on Playskool Transformers.