Believe me, I did a huge double take upon discovering this action figure down in the Los Angeles Toy District. Titanic-Bot. TITANIC-BOT!!! I honestly don't think I've ever seen a more inherently hilarious knock-off Transformers toy in my entire life. I can just picture the toy designer thinking to himself, "I want to make a robot who is destined to perish before he even has a chance to fight any other robots." Well congratulations Mr. Toy Designer, because you did exactly that. Just imagine if Titanic-Bot tried to start some shit with one of the real Transformers. No robot would fight Titanic-Bot, because there is no honor in defeating a robot whom all the other Transformers feel nothing but pity for. This is officially the only action figure ever created whose mortal enemy is an iceberg.
You know, I'd be far more inclined to watch James Cameron's 1997 "Titanic" film if it featured a huge ocean vessel that unintentionally killed all the passengers aboard when it transformed into a robot. Then, as punishment for its carelessness, it was defeated by Iceberg-Bot. Transforming Titanic-bot isn't all that difficult, and it's nice they included weapons for him, but clearly they're no match for those frigid sea waters.
I'm still kicking myself for only picking up one of these Titanic-Bots when I was down in the toy district some months ago, especially since they were selling for only 4 bux. The last time I went down there, the figures were all gone... plus, they seem to fetch absurdly high prices online. I'm still gonna keep my eyes peeled for them though, because I'm of the opinion that one can never have too many Titanic-Bot transforming robots in his or her life. Surely, you all agree with me.
Now I'm sure you want to see him in action, so here's a video (complete with an appropriate theme song) of Titanic-Bot in action:
Titanic-Bot, you may be destined to sink, but until that tragic day arrives, you are indeed king of the world.
This concludes my second installment of Bizarre Toy Finds, so please share your thoughts on Titanic-Bot here in the blog. Once again, I welcome any of your suggestions for toys you'd like to see me cover in the future. If you've seen any crazy toys in a store recently that you think I should know about, please email me the details about it and I'll see if I can track it down or work out some way for you to send one to me to cover.
executioneer on 04/10/2010 5:41 am
with SAILING ACTION.
NotDavid on 04/10/2010 6:58 am
No WATER TEST?!
Doctor_Who (Guest) on 04/10/2010 9:00 am
"I'm flying, Jack!"
"That's because Galvatron just punched our boat!"
And then Soundwave plays some Celine Dion as they die.
BoomingEchoes (Guest) on 04/10/2010 9:49 am
Any one else find it hilarious that they needed to put the extra "ROBOT TITANIC" emblemy thing on the packaging.. As if we didn't get it from the toy's name in big bold robo-font?
DavidFullam on 04/10/2010 10:14 am
Icebergs do not stand a chance!
Njam! (Guest) on 04/10/2010 1:00 pm
That was doubleplus awesome!
Babs on 04/10/2010 2:17 pm
Does it break in half?
-RoG- on 04/10/2010 3:00 pm
executioneer, absolutely... you can't have a robot Titanic and NOT include sailing action.
NotDAVID, it does float in the water, complete with "sailing action". The toy is surprisingly well made considering the ridiculous nature of it 'n all.
BoomingEchoes, I love that logo and wish they made t-shirts of it. Without that logo, none of us would know what this toy really is. Titanic-Bot? What's that???
Babs, nope, not even when up against deadly ice cubes from your freezer. Titanic-Bot is built tough.
Kat on 04/10/2010 6:13 pm
Actually, it took me a minute to realize it was the actual Titanic.
I thought it was just a boat transformer and they used the word titanic to make it sound tough.
It wasn't until the iceburg jokes started and I got a full look of it that it struck me.
I should be punished...
Taco Head on 04/10/2010 6:22 pm
If the Titanic turned it to that at the end of the movie it would have made my day and, I wouldn't have gotten mad at my ex for thinking I wanted to see that chick flick just because I was a chick.
The Leader on 04/10/2010 9:18 pm
I love that they included an anime version of the bot on the package. So bad ass.
HowardC on 04/10/2010 10:12 pm
There's no fail in that bot at all. Well except for the fact that it was a horrible tragedy that killed hundreds.
Coming Soon from Transformables:
Heinden-bot & Twin Tower-tron (matches not included)
Hell who am I kidding... I'd buy both of em cause I'm a sick bastard!
Scooter Atreides on 04/10/2010 10:35 pm
Oh, but we can't stop there! Why not a whole new gestalt team? The Tragicons! The Titanic, The Hindenberg, The Challenger, whatever Amelia Earhart's plane was called... And they all combine to form the mighty DISASTRON!
Julio on 04/10/2010 11:05 pm
Does it include enough lifeboats to ensure the safety of its doomed passengers?
blood_panther on 04/10/2010 11:14 pm
lifeboats are sold separately.
Ant10708 on 04/11/2010 7:21 am
I can't wait for the Twin Towers Bot
-RoG- on 04/11/2010 10:34 am
Actually, I believe a huge Chernobyl-Bot playset is the next toy they currently have in production.
Espy (Guest) on 04/11/2010 12:32 pm
As awesome as this, a quick Google of "Thomas Transformer" tops this.
ColdFusion (Guest) on 04/11/2010 12:48 pm
Hmm, what's a better joke. Pinto-bot or Toyota Recall-tron?
Either way I seriously wanna make an iceberg transformer now.. that'd be cooler than cool.
GrindhouseCinema (Guest) on 04/11/2010 10:52 pm
This quick post made me smile. I've missed the random updates like these 8)
makaikishi on 04/12/2010 4:32 am
I can't believe you've still managed to get one...I mean I saw this toy more than a decade ago in our local toy store. When I saw this for the first time, my mind went black for 3 seconds from that name alone. I thought that his only weakness would be a giant iceberg...
goblyn on 04/12/2010 9:39 am
Why is it after seeing this toy, I think that if this is a series of toys, the next one should be a robot that transforms into Celine Dion?
robo_rob on 04/12/2010 10:06 am
Yeah I've seen that, its neat. I think it's only competition for most hilarious TF k.o is Super Cock, a robot chicken (or sometimes a BW k.o in the package).
ChrisGlass on 04/12/2010 2:30 pm
Oh my god. I didn't know those were still around. I've seen pictures online, but figured it wasn't attainable.
nilus on 04/12/2010 3:24 pm
Nothing is unattainable while China has tons of cheap labor and tons of plastic toy molds.
ColdFusion (Guest) on 04/12/2010 6:12 pm
I thought of something else funny.. the real Titanic had one fake smokestack... of course, because that one folds back to expose his head!
saturnknight on 04/13/2010 5:36 am
As long as they don't do an Auschwitz transforming bot.... that'd be kindof creepy for the whole WWII thing... check out the Soundwave MP3 PLayer? it's an mp3 playet that transforms into Soundwave
Glen (Guest) on 04/15/2010 7:34 am
If I did have that Titanic-Bot, I would so have to hunt down some of those old "Rock Lords" transforming boulder toys and repaint one as an Iceberg just to have the Battle of the Ages set up!!!
Rich trenholm (Guest) on 04/16/2010 8:03 am
I've got one of these, I bought it in Spain
Max Power on 04/18/2010 11:32 pm
While checking google and ebay, it seems you are lucky and were able to pick up the original toy because there is a bootleg one without the propeller going around.
UC Grab (Guest) on 04/22/2010 2:52 pm
it has a gundam head. damn, i wish i could find one here in south america for my robot collection
Gato on 05/23/2010 12:02 pm
Words alone cannot properly convey how much I want that Titanic Bot.
I must check Amazon.
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Tommy Lee (Guest) on 04/08/2012 12:27 am
was checking out your site i was trying to figure out what one of these titanic bots are worth . I do have one of the original toys. It does float and Ive had it for several years. I love this toy . Its really cool
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