Beast Machines: Transformers (1999–2001)

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The Maximals awaken on their home planet of Cybertron and are chased by mindless Vehicons created by Megatron. The Maximals must free the planet from Megatron and restore it to its real way of living.

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Series cast summary:
 Optimus Primal / ... (26 episodes, 1999-2000)
 Cheetor (26 episodes, 1999-2000)
Scott McNeil ...
 Rattrap / ... (26 episodes, 1999-2000)
Venus Terzo ...
 Blackarachnia (26 episodes, 1999-2000)
 Nightscream (22 episodes, 1999-2000)
 Megatron / ... (22 episodes, 1999-2000)
 Thrust (20 episodes, 1999-2000)
Paul Dobson ...
 Tankor / ... (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
Brian Drummond ...
 Jetstorm (12 episodes, 1999-2000)


The Maximals awaken on their home planet of Cybertron with no memory of how they got there and instead of being greeted by there own kind they are chased by mindless Veicons created by Megatron(II). The Maximals must free Cybertron from Megatron and restore it back to its organic life. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

18 September 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Beast Machines: Battle for the Sparks  »

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Was originally meant to be followed by a sequel in 2001 called Transtech. It would have also took place on Cybertron and would have seen the return of several famous, classic Transformers characters, such as Optimus Prime, Starscream, Shockwave and even Depth Charge. However this series was something of a failure for the Hasbro company. Following up on the success of the Beast Wars: Transformers (1996) line which had managed to revitalize the Transformers brand, this series in turn made consumers turn away from it. Hasbro therefor canceled their development of Transtech, even though several toys had already reached their prototype stage, and began working together with Takara, the Japanese owners of the franchise, on creating an entirely new series in which the characters transformed into vehicles again instead of animals. This became Transformers: Armada (2002), which was badly received by fans but was a giant success with kids. See more »


In numerous episodes, lights, laser bolts, explosions, smoke and fire behave like solid objects. In some cases, light rays even cast a shadow which would of course be impossible. See more »


Jetstorm: You broke 'em, you bought 'em, kitty cat! You again? What say we finish this once and for all?
Black Arachnia: Music to my ears. Shall we dance?
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Follows Transformers: The Headmasters (1987) See more »


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I admit I had a good time watching this but still.........
16 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am not going to bother saying its not that good compared to beast wars or how could they or why did the do that to the characters:optimous who as we all know is a strong great leader is know reduced to a appearingly disturbed guru or prophet that arguments a lot, and megatron who suddenly hates his organic side wants it gone and has gotten so obsessed with conquering cybertron that he his turned practically turned everyone ob cyberton friend and foe alike into mindless drones leaving just a few with free will such as jet-storm. not to mention rinoc's tittle tragedy all the other reviews have note. but I liked it and so did others and many fans of beast wars,G1 at least who try-ed to watch it. and why did we like it it was interesting still, the character development was bad and all,and was boring at times but it still had good action scenes and rough in a out of the blue kind of way it picked up and started a exciting final showdown between optimus and megatron of course the was a lackluster yet still good ending.

and of course we can understand the beast wars saga was a bit brutal the good guys and bad guys actually getting hit by gunfire,and misslefire compared to generation1 transformers,my cousin told me the shots from missiles and lazers missed a lot, I haven't seen G1 up until recently (thank you HUB channel even though its only show a late nights oddly). but I didn't notice much difference yet,but still giving it such a dark storyline just isn't right, Buuuuuuuutttttt all in all it was an OK show still 7/10

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