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

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Two opposing factions of transforming alien robots engage in a battle that has the fate of Earth in the balance.

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Abridged version of the 1984 show with added CGI intros. Cybernet Space Cube is a Cybetronian learning tool that presents stories from the original show as history lessons.

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 Megatron / ... (95 episodes, 1984-1987)
Chris Latta ...
 Starscream / ... (81 episodes, 1984-1987)
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 Optimus Prime / ... (73 episodes, 1984-1987)
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 Spike Witwicky / ... (72 episodes, 1984-1987)
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 Thundercracker / ... (70 episodes, 1984-1987)
Jack Angel ...
 Ultra Magnus / ... (63 episodes, 1985-1987)
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 Bumblebee / ... (62 episodes, 1984-1987)
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 Prowl / ... (61 episodes, 1984-1987)
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 Teletraan I / ... (60 episodes, 1984-1987)
Don Messick ...
 Ratchet / ... (51 episodes, 1984-1986)
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 Bonecrusher / ... (45 episodes, 1984-1987)
Gregg Berger ...
 Grimlock / ... (41 episodes, 1984-1987)
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During the great Cybertronian War, the Autobots and the Decepticons crash landed on Earth. Millions of years later, geological activity revives the warring factions - the Decepticons want to strip 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 in a crucial race to find an energy source for their homeworld Cybertron. Written by Michael Silva <silvamd@cleo.bc.edu>

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Trivia

DEBUT: Skyfire. Who is known to as Jetfire, as a toy (The Transformers: Fire in the Sky (1984)). See more »

Goofs

In most episodes, the Decepticon symbol is drawn incorrectly. It has three "spikes" jutting out of its middle-upper section, when there should only be two. This is probably due to faulty animation models, and is thus a legitimate error. Only on a handful of occasions are the symbols drawn the right way. See more »

Quotes

Megatron: Ah, my loyal Constructicons. You are loyal, aren't you? No! You're traitors! And you can't deny it!
Scrapper: Megatron, y-y-you've got it all wrong!
Hook: We're still working for you and for the glory of the Decepticons.
Bonecrusher: You see, we eavesdropped on their plans...
Long Haul: ...plans to build a whopper solar tower...
Scavenger: ...that would produce mega-watts of energy!
Mixmaster: Energy we could use to destroy the Autobots! Get it, get it, huh?
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car-robots
17 February 2004 | by (east orange, new jersey) – See all my reviews

This is one of the most popular cartoons of the 80s. It was original and not follow the trend of Hanna-Barbera's copycat mysteries/adventure cartoons a decade earlier. Automobiles that become robot fighting machines,producers couldn't be more creative then that. It was all action which us kids grow into after watching Superfriends or Spiderman and the amazing friends. I remember collecting some of the action figures then giving them away after they became out-dated. Though still a classic and one of the best cartoons of that generation.


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