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Tobot is a South Korean animated television series produced by Young Toys and Retrobot. The series features transforming cars — some of which are designed after Kia vehicles. The series is available in Korean and English on Young Toys' official YouTube channel. The toy line beat Lego as South Korea's most popular toy line in 2013. An official English dub was produced in Canada by Ocean Productions and its sister studio Blue Water Studios, airing over a few months in 2018. This version is currently available on Netflix.

A spinoff series known as Athlon Tobot aired in three seasons from 2016-2017, before getting rebooted in 2018 as Tobot V (in English dub version known as Tobot: Galaxy Detectives), with animation done by Studio Button, the same company that made Power Battle Watch Car instead of Retrobot. Like the original, Galaxy Detectives is also available on Netflix. Tobot V lasted for three and a half seasons from 2018 to 2022, and a sequel to the original series is set to release in 2023. Retrobot once again animates for the series.


While investigating a string of mysterious car accidents, Dr. Franklin Char is abducted by the perpetrators. This incident activates his creations called "Tobots", cars that transform into robots with a special key called a "Tokey". Dr. Char's first two Tobots, Tobot X and Tobot Y, are entrusted to his twin sons Ryan and Kory, respectively, to fight crime and protect their neighborhood.


Directed by

Dahl Lee


Young Toys Retrobot Studio Button (Tobot V/Tobot Galaxy Detectives)

No. of seasons

4 (English Version)
19 (Korean Version)

Original Language

Original Network


JEI TV, Tooniverse

Production Company

Ocon Animation Studios

Iconix Entertainment

Other Brands

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