The Transformers

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The Transformers was an 80's U.S. cartoon which featured giant robots who could transform between humanoid form and other forms such as vehicles or animal-like creatures. It also documented the war between the two clans of Transformer, the Autobots led by Optimus Prime, and the Decepticons led by Megatron. The series aired between 1984 and 1987 and had 98 episodes.

Characters

Autobots

  • Optimus Prime - Leader of the Autobots
  • Hot Rod/Rodimus Prime - Took over leadership when Optimus died
  • Ultra Magnus
  • Bumblebee
  • Jazz
  • Wheeljack
  • Prowl
  • Ironhide
  • Mirage
  • Hound
  • Ratchet
  • Trailblazer
  • Blurr
  • Arcee
  • Wheelie
  • Metroplex - Autobot battle station/city
  • Sky Lynx - Interstellar spaceship

Decepticons

  • Megatron - Leader of the Decepticons
  • Galvatron - New leader, formed from Galvatron by Unicron
  • Starscream
  • Thundercracker
  • Skywarp
  • Soundwave - plays cassette tapes, which are other decepticons
    • Laserbeak - a flying pterodactyl cassette tape, surveilance
    • Rumble - another cassette, this one can cause earthquakes
    • Ravage - turns into a panther, for stealth surveilance
  • Shockwave
  • Scourge
  • Cyclonus
  • Trypticon - Decepticon battle station/city
  • Astrotrain - Interstella spaceship

Others

  • Spike Witwicky - Human that helps the Transformers
  • Daniel Witwicky - Spike's son
  • Wreck-Gar - Leader of the Junkions
  • Quintessons - Builders of the Transformers
  • Unicron - Devourer of planets, and all before him

For a full list, see The Transformers Character List at Wikipedia.

Theme Tune

The opening credits changed in each of the first 3 seasons, both visually and in the theme tune. The theme tune was essentially the same each time though. The theme tune was made by Anne Bryant and Ford Kinder.

Lyrics

Something evil's watching over you,
Comin' from the sky above
And there's nothing you can do.

Prepare to strike,
There'll be no place to run,
When your caught within the grip
Of the evil Unicron.

Transformers,
More than meets the eye.
Transformers,
Robots in disguise.


Strong enough to break the bravest heart.
So we have to pull together,
We can't stay worlds apart.

To stand divided,
We will surely fall.
Until our darkest hour,
When the light will save us all.

Transformers,
More than meets the eye.
Transformers,
Robots in disguise.
Transformers.


Autobots wage their battle
To destroy the evil forces
Of the Decepticons.

It's judgment day
And now we've made our stand.
And now the powers of darkness
Have been driven from our land.

The battle's over, But the war has just begun.
And this way it will remain, Til the day when all are one.

Transformers!
Transformers!
Transformers!
Transformers!

More than meets the eye.

Merchandise

DVD

Transformers - The Movie Reconstructed (1986)
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Transformers - The Complete Generation One Collection
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Transformers - Season 1
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Transformers - Season 2 - Volume 1
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Transformers - Season 2 - Volume 2
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Transformers - Seasons 3 & 4
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