A Big Tracker
"Some early sketches of Gobon. The initial colors were to be gray and red (like Robocon), and then later we changed it to white (arms and legs) and yellow."
"Once Michelle decided on the basic shape and feel of Gobon, I took her core design and did a parts breakdown, pushing the construction a bit. After some minor tweaks, it was off to the shop where Ron and I built the prototype. A few aspects of Gobon were then modified once we had the first urethane version in hand.
Michelle's sketch shown above also has what would be the near final look of Gobon's partner, Noboto. We worked on that little guy together quite a bit, maybe even more so than Gobon. The Noboto prototype currently sits at about 90% completion on my desk, waiting to make it into full production. A little more on that shortly."
"Gobon maintained a basic bell body shape right up until full production, even though its overall proportions were pushed and pulled to try and find just the right balance before we settled on a final form."
"The Gobon mechanical was a fun one to make. Because of its more geometric and symmetrical design, I worked off a photo this time around, as opposed to vectorizing Matt's line art. Included below is the hi-res template to create your own sets of Sarvonic Gendrones."
Floating outside Ayosire once again, Phanost blasted away a few asteroids passing by. Although most of them offered only more rock, one final asteroid revealed pieces of something long thought to be lost. Within the chunks of asteroid was the rusty Old War technology known as a Gobon.
Floating near Nemica in deep space, Pheyden paused for a moment as if he heard a whisper. He was puzzled, Nemica had been a dead planet for far too long for anything to still be alive now. Still, he had to investigate. Quickly he warped the great distance from the far reaches of Nemica's last gravity wells to the planet's chilly surface. A snowfall had begun, but not enough to cover up the metal head of an ancient Gobon poking out next to his feet.
Pheyden was confused to say the least. "This is Old War technology." he finally said. "Very dangerous..." Pheyden added as an afterthought. The Gobon replied with silence. A wave of darkness washed over the surface towards Pheyden and his mysterious new friend. Someone was coming. A black suit and a green head appeared on the other side of the little Gobon noggin. The mystery guest had arrived in style with a green warp flash after the brief shudder of darkness.
"Phanost!?" exclaimed Pheyden.
"I had hoped you would not be here this time." started Phanost as if this had already happened before. "Destiny is cruel..."
Crethicay Triangle, the Grave Freighter Drifts. The tiny Noboto and his larger, rounder partner Gobon stood outside their target freighter as a half dozen other derelict ships floated by. "Another job that brings us into darkness. Can't one of these critters live in a place with some lights?" Noboto sarcastically commented as they entered the ship. "Time to brighten things up my friend..."
"Will do..." came the cheerful reply from his space trapping partner. Gobon's head began to glow brighter and brighter until the dilapidated room was illuminated. "That trick never gets old" Noboto remarked. His wrist scanner started to pick up something. "I'm gettin' a blip."
Peeking around the corner, a one-eyed pink blob had appeared. "You see that?!" the Gobon blurted as he pointed in the direction of the blob. "It looks tiny, this should be easy." Noboto answered busily as he pulled a capture net out.
On occasion, Noboto and his Gliporian will bond, covering Noboto in a powerful bio shell for increased protection, speed and strength. Very much like a living Flexion Suit."
The Ghosts of Nemica
The Curse of Ayosire
Standard Gobon Mk. II
Stealth Gobon Mk. II
Soul of the Traveler
Stealth Gobon Mk. III
Standard Gobon Mk. III
Silver with special tampo printing. $10
Experimental Mechanics Division
Shock Force Gobon
Purple Metallic/Pale Yellow visors with tampo printing. $10
Zorennor Exploration Division Gobon
Light Gray/Gray with Light Blue eyes and tampo. $10
Zorennor Recovery Unit Gobon
Gray/Light Gray with Aqua Green eyes and tampo. $10
Record of the Delphi
Gobon Task Force Volkriun
Pappysoup Green/Olive Green/light green visors and white tampo. $10
Gobon Volkriun Commando
Olive Green/Pappysoup Green/light green visors and white tampo. $10
Gobon Cerberus Hades Force
Black/aqua green eyes and white tampo. $10
The Council Of Travelers
Gobon Gendrone Legion
Metallic Light Blue with Gray detail lines, Red eyes and double white tampos. $10
Monsters VS Robots
Gobon MVR Standard
Light Yellow/White with painted eyes. $8
Gobon MVR Reverse
White/Light Yellow with painted eyes. $8
Neon Clear Pink with painted eyes. $8
The Ecroyex Initiative
Gendrone Rebellion Gobon
Metallic Pearlescent Red with Black visors and White tampos. $8
The Gamma Conflict
Gendrone Ultra Corps Gobon
Ultra Silver w/ Black visors and White tampo. $8
Gendrone Spectre Force Gobon
GITD Green w/ Aqua visors and White tampo. $8
The Sendollest Drifts
Gobon Sendollest Guard
Ultra Bronze w/ Aqua eyes and White tampo. $8
The Manglor Mutation
Gobon Bio Hunters
Gunmetal Silver w/ Red eyes and White tampo. $8
The Gendrone War
Gobon Gendrone Imperium
Metallic Teal Blue w/ Red eyes and White tampo. $8
The Andromeda Effect
Gobon Double Standard
Yellow w/ Gray paint/ Black eyes/ Dark Gray Detail Lines. $10
The Gendrone Alliance
Gobon Gendrone Alliance
13 total parts. $10
Gobon Gendrone Union
13 total parts. $10
Gobon Renegade Hunter
Includes new Renegade head plus new soft goods fabric cape. 13 total parts. $14