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    On a far away planet, a war raged. Until their sun went super active, and radiation began pouring onto the planet. The only way to survive was for the people to transfer their conciousness into large robotic machines, called Robotix.

    It was based on the toys of the same name.

    Robotix is an animated series from 1986 based on a Milton Bradley/Hasbro toy property of the same name (a construction toy similar to Erector set and K’Nex, that includes motors, wheels and pincers). The show follows the conflict between the peaceful Protectons and the warmongering Terrakors on the alien world of Skalorr, and a group of humans who get caught in between. It was produced by Sunbow Productions and Marvel Productions and Paramount Television.

    Unlike most animated shows, Robotix was not a 22-minute cartoon, but rather a six-minute short that aired as part of the Super Sunday half-hour with other animated shows, such as Jem and the Holograms, Inhumanoids and Bigfoot and the Muscle Machines. While Jem and Inhumanoids had enough success to be turned into full-fledged series, Robotix ended after its debut season.

    Marvel Comics also produced a single-issue comic book in February 1986, which roughly followed the storyline of the first 3 episodes of the series.


    fifteen six-minute long shorts were compiled together and released on video as Robotix: The Movie, a 90-minute feature film. Directed by Wally Burr, it was re-released on DVD on July 28, 2003 for Region 2.