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More than meets the eye! Cars and planes and such that would transform into robots. Later it became a TV show and then a comic book.
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Skyfang - April 28, 2007 - Report this comment
Ah Transformers!!! THE GREATEST TOY LINE EVER!!!! It's like 2 toys in one, man!
Celeste - April 30, 2007 - Report this comment
I remember being so annoyed with my brother because he got Transformers and all I ever got were these girlie toys.
mireaux - May 19, 2007 - Report this comment
its an awful shame that Takara and/or Hasbro refuse to release the Generation 1 toyline again. The new Transformers toys pale in comparison to the toys that came out 1984-1989. The first batch of transformers were: (Autobots) Optimus Prime, Sideswipe, Sunstreaker, Hound, Prowl, Mirage, Wheeljack, Ratchet, Ironhide, Jazz, Trailbreaker, Bumbleebee, Brawn, Huffer, Cliffjumper, Bluestreak, Gears, Windcharger (Decepticons) Megatron, Soundwave, Buzzsaw,Laserbeak, Ravage, Rumble, Frenzy, Thundercracker, Skywarp,Viewfinder, spyglass, spectro, Starscream
YJK - June 22, 2007 - Report this comment
In response to the previous guy, they did rerelease the original toys a couple of years ago (Commemorative Series). I should know, I have a rerelease Bluestreak (Renamed Silverstreak, but still the same toy) on my bookshelf and gave a rerelease Sideswipe to my cousin's kid for Chistmas. Anyway, yeah, the transformers line was the best. There were a lot of great toys in the 80s- I had a lot of love for GI Joe, He-Man, and MASK too, but TF comes out on top.
midd - July 01, 2007 - Report this comment
i loved the old movie.
Mark - July 08, 2007 - Report this comment
Transformers were better than GoBots
Stacey - July 18, 2007 - Report this comment
My brother had all of these toys and I use to love playing with them.
graham - July 20, 2007 - Report this comment
TRANSFORMERS of the 80's were the best toys ever made far better than the crap TF made now. And the new TRANSFORMERS movie is rubbish OPTIMUS PRIME is nothing like he was as a toy and MEGATRON was a gun and now he is (well I don't know what he is)I wanted 2 c GRIMLOCK and the other DINOBOTS but they didn't show up in the movie.... Big thumbs down! Nice girl in the movie though.... Big thumbs up!
DaShon - August 06, 2007 - Report this comment
I had a few of these toys. I can't remember the names of the ones that I had, though. They may still be in my mom's attic! The original cartoon and the original movie rocked! The fight scenes against the Decepticons were the greatest! The new Transformers cartoons can never compare to the original! Never! They take too long to fight!
Gabbie - August 20, 2007 - Report this comment
I remember my brother was too little to transform them so everytime he would get one he would give them to me to figure out. I remember omega Supreme who turned into a base with a rocketship and the dinobbots. Man, I loved them almost as much as my brother and I'm a girl. We watched the cartoons again recently and we both cried when Optimus Prime died.
jon - August 21, 2007 - Report this comment
i just bought 80 gen 1 toys for 200 bucks.
dubbayumm - August 26, 2007 - Report this comment
the new toys don't even compare
JJ - August 27, 2007 - Report this comment
200 bucks and up sounds right for any of the authentic toys dated back in the 80's. I've seen a whole toy lot go up for 3 grand. Those toys back then are worth a lot today, depending what the majority want that is, and if it's in mint condition, even better.
Jarvis - August 28, 2007 - Report this comment
Me and my friends ran home everyday to what it. If we walked we would miss the first ten minutes of the show. I had sideswipe because i like the fast cars. I a wanted jazz and sunstreak. Why was Megatron AND Shockwave both guns?
tony - September 02, 2007 - Report this comment
i thought the new movie was great. it was as accurate as it could be exept megatron. the original megatron transformed into a huge cannon/gun in the first movie megatron was recreated into a space fighter jet by the planet unicron and then was called galvatron that was the only bit in the new movie that bugged me apart from bumblebee transforming into an american car not a beetle
Thomas Dickensheets - September 04, 2007 - Report this comment
I saw the Movie. They are Back!
wis3man - September 12, 2007 - Report this comment
2007 TF movie is not that bad (ok, they can be better w/ megatron's design). optimus prime is a blue-red truck, jazz is a fancy car and has a visor, yellow bumblebee. i can recognize them. but movie ironhide and starscream confused me. they are really different from red-van ironhide and the G1 starscream i knew. anyone ever dream 2 c metroplex or trypticon in TF movie? that'll awesome.
Patrick - November 17, 2007 - Report this comment
I would love see the Constructicons in a live-action TF movie!
Kyle - December 21, 2007 - Report this comment
They have a Optimus Prime helmet with voice changer now with the movie. I KNOW I had one of these when I was little but can't find anything like it online.
Chris - February 05, 2008 - Report this comment
I love Transformers, I used to play sick so that I would not have to go to school just to watch the TV show. I had most of the toys as a kid. Love them toys today like crap
Suzie-chan - April 30, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember those old school, stop motion commercials of G1 European release of the toys, which they used to play in my country: they really scared me when I was little. I also remember playing with my cousin's KO G1 Inferno toy he had: he used to freak out whenever I touched it :P. In response to the comments above: Takara made re-release of some of the G1 toys (they're called "Encore" in Japan) and still plans to do a few more. However, not all toys can be re-released because, sadly, Has/Tak lost some of the old molds which were used to produce figures: among them is the mold of G1 Mirage -_-...
cole - May 09, 2008 - Report this comment
actually my dad had the exact one in the picture and my grandma kept it it was his favorite toy then she gave it to me i think its name is optumis prime it still has its box too!
Alex - May 20, 2008 - Report this comment
"into a huge cannon/gun in the first movie megatron was recreated into a space fighter jet by the planet unicron and then was called galvatron" You're remembering it wrong; Megatron never transformed into a cannon - only into a gun - and Unicron recreated him into Galvatron who DID transform into a cannon (and a gun in the comics and toy too!). Neither of them turned into any kind of plane or spaceship.
Chad - June 05, 2008 - Report this comment
wow, are alot of people living in the past!!! the 2007 TF movie was an excellent update, and a great TF movie in general. one of the best movies in my opinion, next to the Star wars saga. Unlike all other 80's toylines TF can evolve and change. apparently no one has followed TF after G1?? There was g2, rid, beast wars, BWneo, armada, energon, cybertron, classics, movie, etc. TF has never really been gone, so it's certainly not an ''80's'' only toyline. The new molds are far superior over the old ones anyday. At least the robots can now move enough to be played with, unlike the bricklike old g1 toys; which also could break easilly. i loved TF since 1984, but i love the 2007 movie designs and masterpiece toys the best. i'm glad they didn't use the old g1 toon designs for the 2007 movie, or it would have looked ultra-cheesy!! The 2007 movie does follow G1 but isn't bound by the g1 story in any way. it's not 1984, so why expect the movie to be that which we've already seen long ago? and yes there are megatron toys that turn into alien ships like the one seen in the 2007 movie. For many years it was against the law to make a megatron gun toy in the US. the classics megatron was the first gun megatron in the US since the original, but looks nowhere near as good as the original and masterpiece version. by the way, Bumblebee is much better as a concept camero than a crappy VW Beetle anyday. Out with the old, in with the new. also ironhide and Ratchet looked awesome too, much better than having them both look identical like the old g1 versions, which are the worst g1 toys ever made in my mind. transformers rule forever!!
Jennifer - June 17, 2008 - Report this comment
My hubbie and I have a closet full of original, reproduction and encore line TF. I love the 15 inch Unicron and the other special package offers we have. We have some pretty big ones too. Yes, I have the Star Wars transformer, it's not too hot though. WE even have Galactic Man from Radio Shack which TF copied by making Shockwave. Too bad when in robot form the trigger looks like a you know what. Not too hot. When I feel nostalgic, I just go to youtube and watch as much as I can along with other old shows. Have tons of G.I. Joe too, mostly reproductions though.
Garoltveki - June 20, 2008 - Report this comment
MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE was the greatest toyline ever, but Transformers were in the top 5. TRANSFORMERS ROCK!
Scott Ferich - August 30, 2008 - Report this comment
My first and favorite was the optimus prime. That must have been 1984-85? The big white jet Starfire? was my last one I got. Very cool. I kept my T-Rex Dinobot. I found it last year in a box in my closet. That thing is still cool 20 something years later.
Lou - October 04, 2008 - Report this comment
YES!!!!!!!!Transformers ! And I agree the BEST toys ever made.My favorite was Soundwave and the tapes that transformed.I still have some and always loved the ones that you link togheter to make bigger robots like the Constructicons(Devastator!)
Paul - November 06, 2008 - Report this comment
The picure submitted is a Go-Bot and not a Transformer.
John - December 04, 2008 - Report this comment
I was a big Robotech fan and my parents got me Skyfire for christmas! I was so excited. I probably had 50+ transformers
Meredith - December 12, 2008 - Report this comment
My husband has a nice collection of the metal ones. Unfortunately, they don't make them like that anymore.
patrick - December 13, 2008 - Report this comment
My cousin loved these...remember when you would play with would make that cartoon transforming sound like..Qho-chaw-chaw-chaaw!...don't act like i'm the only who did that. lol
Mathew Ignash - December 25, 2008 - Report this comment
The toy shown is the Gobot named Bug Bite, but oddly enough he later became a Transformer toy when Hasbro bought the line, and then released a new Bug Bite at a Transformers convention years back. He was a new villian for that year's story.
J! - January 25, 2009 - Report this comment
There will NEVER be a better toy line than the '80s Transformers! (EVER!!!) Yes, I know they're now producing new ones; but even today's TFs don't even come CLOSE to the originals! (& It doesn't matter that Jetfire was just a re-decorated Rick Hunter's Varitech Fighter from "Robotech"!) Even "Transformers Animated" SUCKS compared to the original series! Call me "Oldskool" if you must, but the new line will NEVER touch the original! (Ironically, I DID like the movie, though! LOL)
transformwah? - January 26, 2009 - Report this comment
I'm doing a project on 80s toys...git any other info of these?
Scott - June 19, 2009 - Report this comment
About 3 years ago, they had a line called Binaltech/Alternators which were the original characters in fully licensed 1/24th scale...they are the same size as an average model kit. Very poseable and when in car mode looked very good. They had new bodies, Tracks was a 2004 Corvette and Skids a Scion Xb. Hound was a Jeep Wrangler and Optimus Prime was a Dodge Pickup
Jennifer - September 03, 2009 - Report this comment
kids used to loose these on the plagrounf like crazy when i was in school. they'd bedlined up in the office window waiting for there owners to retrieve them. transformers are back in stores again.
KJ - September 26, 2009 - Report this comment
I used to love these toys. The cartoon was cool too but the toys were great! I didn't have too many b/c they were expensive but I had a few. My favorite of the bunch were the Dinobots, especially swoop. I had Swoop & Jazz. I got Jazz by saving a bunch of serial box proof of purchases & waited like 6 months to get it in the mail. Me & my brothers had many Go Bots though, they were cheaper than Transformers & probably just as cool, just less popular.
Terri T - January 14, 2010 - Report this comment
Does anyone out there remember the transformers from the 80's that had a little 1 1/2 inch robot figure with magnet feet that was the "driver: of the transformer? My 37 year old son still has this "magnet man" as we call him. He has been moved ans shows up so many times we can't even remember. I am trying to find out wheat transformer he was in. Email me at Thanks,,,
Chris - January 17, 2010 - Report this comment
Even though I love the Transformers, I didn't buy them at the same rate as G.I.Joe. For one thing they were priced more. Second, my friends weren't into Transformers so what toys I had I played them by myself. But I bought more Decepticons than Autobots. They seemed cooler, especially the second year into the line with the Constructicons/Stunticons/Combaticons. Dinobots kicked ass, though. Only ones from the first year line that I can remember owning were Soundwave, Buzzsaw, Laserbeak, Rumble, Skywarp, Megatron, Shockwave, Mirage, Brawn, Huffer, Bumblebee and Cliffjumper. So when it was all said and done, Grimlock led my Autobots. I didn't even have a complete super robot like Superion for the good guys. So it was a mismatch between the two factions usually. lol
Archie - March 23, 2010 - Report this comment
The first big transformer I ever got was MegaTron. I think I played with him as much at Transformers, as at playing guns. Great memories.
james - March 24, 2010 - Report this comment
get yourself off to in cardiff they have a nice collection of G1 boxed transformers for sale
Wes - March 30, 2010 - Report this comment
I don't know if anyone mentioned this but Takara/Tomy is reissuing G1 stuff as the Encore series and it even comes with original artwork boxes. I gave up on trying to get originals since Ebay's made that impossible at a reasonable price so these are just as good. Hasbro's also been reissuing some G1 stuff under the Universe 25th Anni label but those don't usually get carried in stores as much but amazon has them. They also put out Heroes of cybertron which are 4" tall non transforming versions based on the 80s animation but they're out of print.
franco - May 05, 2010 - Report this comment
just bought a couple of diaclones and other pre g1 transformers off i have been searching for nearly 2 years for one of them and they had it on the shelf!! what luck:)
Aaron - May 16, 2010 - Report this comment
I'm a really big fan of Transformers in the 80s because The TV Series, The Oringal 1986 Animated movie, The G1 Toys are so cool. I'm buying 3 G1 Ultra Magnus and 2 G1 Optimus Prime for my Transformers G1 Collection when I got to America during 2012 so that'll be real cool
D. - June 18, 2010 - Report this comment
LMAO!!! ..Qho-chaw-chaw-chaaw!... yeah that was me!!!!!!! This kid had a GoBot but we wouldn't let him play because GOBOTS SUCKED!!!!!!!! lol!!!!
Ordale - August 25, 2010 - Report this comment
Woooow. My heart kind of sped up a little when I saw that Optimus Prime box. The original toys came in a box like that with the red colored grid pattern all over. Everytime I saw that on Christmas my eyes would light up.
Dan - September 12, 2010 - Report this comment
This was the other most coveted toy of the 80's...along with star wars. Optimus prime was the coolest. Remember playing with prime while watching the cartoon and broke the leg off...that sucked I was devistated.
Shawn Freeman - September 14, 2010 - Report this comment
Transformers were extraordinary The live action movie got it all wrong.First of all,Bumble-bee is not a Camaro. None of the robots look right-why? Respect the source material Hollywood! Gobots were cool too but,Transformers are way better.
Skywarp - October 21, 2010 - Report this comment
And we of the 2000s still love 'Generation One' Transformers very very much. 8D
Captain_Foufeu - January 21, 2011 - Report this comment
TF was the best of all 80s toys no doubt about it. I had an EXTRAORDINARILY RARE dinobot that was based directly off the brontonsaurus Sludge - but he was GOLD and had WINGS!!!! We found it at Santa's Village in California. A staff member was bringing in new toys from the back area, and I was near the glass shelf. They put it down there, and I hollered instantly before anybody else saw it, "That's MINE! MOM!!!!!" It cost over $200 but it was worth it. I was the envy of everyone in school. Has anybody ever seen another one like that? I can't seem to find them online at all! However, the new versions all suck. The plastic is so cheap, and the stories are horrible. The live action movies are excellent, but obviously are NOT APPROPRIATE FOR CHILDREN! Too much sexual innuendo. Thank God though after Optimus Prime is killed in the new movie, he's brought back to life. We don't want a repeat of the horrors from kids resulting in the 1986 animated movie when he died. I was so traumatized, I wouldn't leave my room for 3 weeks. Then the episode where he comes back to life all torn up made the situation worse. Only seasons 1 - 3 are worth anything at all. No matter what, Transformers will live forever!
Shannon - January 25, 2011 - Report this comment
My brother had alot of Transformers. My mother still has them. My nephews play with them now. Kinda cool. I couldn't transform them then and can't do it now. I had to have my 6 yr old nephew show me how. :P
Me - February 24, 2011 - Report this comment
I use to browse through the transformers on the toy aisle in the 80's. We could only afford the little, little ones. I loved bumblebee.
jim - April 15, 2011 - Report this comment
To Captain Foufeu, that sludge look-alike was a "knock-off", not a genuine G1 release. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but if you paid $200 for it, you got ripped off.
jazzman - July 28, 2011 - Report this comment
As a boy i'd collected gen1,2 and 3 Transformers and yes some where breakable yet all where easily transformable and could stand alright but these new one's arn't as good they're cheaply made more difficult to transform and break very easily. I agree the latest movies are awsome! with todays latest graphics and technology yet Transformers are icons to many of us in the eighties and changing there looks and the story line is a huge dissapointment! this wouldn't be so bad if the older range or movie never existed as a new toy range for the modern generation but to a traditionalist rewriting the past like this is like lying about history. It would of been best to have called them a different name altogether. Transformers forever.
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D - December 11, 2011 - Report this comment
I was born in 1982. I remember the Transformers from when I was three years old. I got Optimus Prime slippers the Christmas of 1986. I now have the original Optimus Prime. I have many memories of these toys.
Robodog - January 20, 2012 - Report this comment
I never had too many G1 Transformers as a kid. I got Bumblebee in my Christmas stocking one year. I had Cosmos as well. My first big transformer was Inferno. I spent what seemed like hours at K-Mart trying to pick out a toy and I finally decided on Inferno. We went to KFC afterwards to get dinner and I remember sitting in a booth and feeling sick all of a sudden. It turned into a full blown illness, the sickest I've ever been. So while I got Inferno that day I wasn't able to enjoy him for days afterward.
Vince L. - July 11, 2013 - Report this comment
I loved transformers back in the 80's!!! I use to wake up waaaaaaaaay early in the morning just to watch that and gi joe back to back!! Favorite trasnformers were: Optimus Prime, Jazz, Grimlock, Blaster (and all the mini cassettes), Airobots, Contructicons, and many others... God I miss them and if I knew what it was worth now, I wouldn't have thrown them away!! And remember what they were made of...METAL!! not these cheap plastic!
herbert - August 14, 2013 - Report this comment
Orig. optimus prime forever transform and roll out I do own an original.hotrod and looking for. a rodimus prime Gen.1

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