The Transformers (1984–1987)
"Transformers" (original title)

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Two opposing camps of alien transforming robots fight in a war that has the fate of Earth in the balance.

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 Megatron / ... (95 episodes, 1984-1987)
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 Starscream / ... (81 episodes, 1984-1987)
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 Teletraan I / ... (60 episodes, 1984-1987)
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 Ratchet / ... (51 episodes, 1984-1986)
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 Bonecrusher / ... (45 episodes, 1984-1987)
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 Grimlock / ... (41 episodes, 1984-1987)
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The Autobots and Decepticons, during the great Cybertronian War, crash landed on earth. Millions of years later, geological activity revives the warring factions - the Decepticons want to strip the earth of its vast energy resources, and the Autobots seek to protect the inhabitants of earth from that fate. And so an endless battle begins... Written by Michael Silva <silvamd@cleo.bc.edu>

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Although Buzzsaw was part of the first line of Transformer toys, he did not appear until the second season episode The Transformers: Atlantis, Arise! (1985). He appeared only in four episodes of the whole series - unlike Laserbeak, who appeared very frequently. The reason for this contrast was that Buzzsaw's toy was only available packaged with Soundwave, and hence did not need to be advertised via the show. See more »

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The second title sequence of Season 3 contains a number of notable animation errors. When the Sharkticon swims towards the screen and opens its mouth, it suddenly turns upside-down for a couple of frames. And in the last shot of the sequence, Ultra Magnus' head is colored entirely blues (his face should be gray), and Kup is drawn with Springer's head. These errors are easy to spot, since the appear in almost every episode. See more »

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Galvatron: Predacons, merge to become Predaking!
[Predacons transform into Predaking]
Galvatron: Predaking, I command you to destroy those scavenging invaders.
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Adult oriented as well as child oriented
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STAR RATING:*****Unmissable****Very Good***Okay**You Could Go Out For A Meal Instead*Avoid At All Costs

Golly gosh,is Transformers really nearly 20 years old?This timeless celebration of colourful good machines versus bad machines is a piece of genius.I was channelsurfing today,and saw this on one of the channels.It was an episode I remember called The Revenge Of Bruticus.That holds your attention as well now as it did when you were a young kid.In fact,strangely enough,it almost seems better caught up in the pretentiousness of adult life.I would be very happy if they made a big hollywood blockbuster movie adaptation of the series,even though this would contradict my movie laws no end.Maybe the heartless marketing moguls at hollywood should leave this old classic alone,and let it stand the test of time in it's current posistion.*****


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