People love to crap on the Gobots. Not so much these days as before, but for some reason Gobots were regularly seen by some as the cheaper alternative to Transformers (but nobody will crap on you for buying store brand milk). Even back as a kid I never compared the two. It was just another toy and show. There were other robot shows and toys, so I don't know why Gobots in particular fell prey to this viewpoint. It had a great cartoon. They were great toys.
Viva la Gobotron!