G1 Transformers



Generation One, originally known simply as “The Transformers” is the first series of Transformers. In the U.S., the toyline ran from 1984-1990; in Europe, from 1985-1993 (excepting the U.K. which saw limited 1984 releases), and in Japan from 1985-1992 (with many variations from the other regions.)

The line is by far the most diverse in terms of toy styling and design. The early years, 1984-1985, focused on toys originally manufactured in different colors for other brands, such as Takara’s Diaclone and Microchange, Bandai’s Macross and Takatoku’s Dorvack and Beetras. These toys had differing design ethics, but most transformed into recognizable real-world vehicles, and had limited articulation in robot mode.

During this time, many competing brands of shape shifting robots were on the market, so Hasbro designed the “rubsign” as a mark of authenticity. These black and silver square stickers featured prominently on the toy, and would change colors when heated to reveal the allegiance of the character.

In 1986, the success of Transformers justified investment in new and unique designs. Many of these followed in the tracks of their predecessors, including use of some unproduced designs penned for previous toylines. The main theme shifted to Transformers that could combine in teams to form larger robots. It was not a new concept, but accounted for nearly half of the releases that year.

Following the animated movie in 1986, the original story thread frayed and lost its hold over toy design. Subsequent years featured more and more robots with fictitious or sci-fi alternate modes, and toys focused in groups on specific gimmicks. Many of these gimmicks involved a smaller “partner” who could become the head, weapon, or engine of the larger figure. Some robots could be disguised as monsters or humans by hiding in a hollow “shell”. However, every year presented more combining teams.

As sales in the U.S. began to slow in the late ‘80s, Transformers downsized in an attempt to offer toys at a lower price-point, and capitalize on the popular “micro” toy concept. Some of these smaller robots, the “Micromasters” were sold in teams of four or six simple, tiny figures. Larger toys simply came with a base or playset. Previous “subgroups” also saw new designs that shrunk and simplified their concepts.

As the line came to a close, the final subgroup threw the old ethic to the wind: Action Masters. Popular characters from early in the series were rendered as non-transforming action figures, including weapons or vehicles that could transform. At the end of 1990, the series was cancelled in the United States due to tanking sales. Japan would see new designs for a further two years, and Europe for another three.

Generation 1’s legacy would rule the Transformers into a new millennium, having established the universe, the concepts, and the main characters that are still most memorable today.

 

Aerialbots / Superion (G1)

Air Raid
Fireflight
Silverbolt
Skydive
Slingshot
Superion

Combaticons / Bruticus

Blast Off
Brawl
Bruticus
Onslaught
Swindle
Vortex

Constructicons / Devastator (G1)

Bonecrusher
Devastator
Long Haul
Mixmaster
Scavenger
Scrapper

Dreadwing

Darkwing
Dreadwind
Dreadwing

Predacons / Predaking

Divebomb
Headstrong
Predaking
Rampage
Razorclaw
Tantrum

Pretender Monsters / Monstructor

Birdbrain
Bristleback
Icepick
Monstructor
Scowl
Wildfly

Protectobots / Defensor (G1)

Blades
Defensor
First Aid
Groove
Hot Spot
Streetwise

Reflector

Reflector (Spyglass, Viewfinder, Spectro)

Seacons / Piranacon

Nautilator
Overbite
Piranacon
Seawing
Skalor
Snaptrap
Tentakil

Slamdance

Grandslam
Raindance
Slamdance

Squawkbox

Beastbox
Squawkbox
Squawktalk

Stunticons / Menasor

Breakdown
Dead End
Dragstrip
Menasor
Motormaster
Wildrider

Technobots / Computron

Afterburner
Computron
Lightspeed
Nosecone
Scattershot
Strafe

Terrorcons / Abominus

Abominus
Cutthroat
Hun-Grrr (Hun-Gurrr)
Rippersnapper
Sinnertwin

Action Masters

Action Master Banzai-Tron With Razor-Sharp
Action Master Blaster With Flight-Pack
Action Master Bumblebee With Heli-Pack
Action Master Devastator With Scorpulator
Action Master Grimlock With Anti-Tank Cannon
Action Master Inferno With Hydro-Pack
Action Master Jackpot With Sights
Action Master Jazz With Turbo Board
Action Master Kick-Off With Turbo-Pack
Action Master Krok With Gatoraider
Action Master Rad With Lionizer
Action Master Rollout With Glitch
Action Master Shockwave With Fistfight
Action Master Skyfall With Top-Heavy
Action Master Snarl With Tyrannitron
Action Master Soundwave With Wingthing
Action Master Treadshot With Catgut
Armored Convoy With Optimus Prime
Attack Cruiser With Sprocket
Helicopter With Over-Run
Mainframe
Neutro-Fusion Tank With Megatron
Off-Road Cycle With Axer
Stratotronic Jet With Gutcruncher
Turbo Cycle With Prowl
Turbo Jet With Starscream
Turbo Racer With Wheeljack

Autobot Cars

Bluestreak
Blurr
Grapple
Hoist
Hot Rod
Hound
Inferno
Ironhide
Mirage
Prowl
Ratchet
Red Alert
Sideswipe
Skids
Smokescreen
Sunstreaker
Tracks
Trailbreaker
Wheeljack

Base

Fortress Maximus
Metroplex
Omega Supreme
Scorponok
Trypticon

Battle Charger

Runabout
Runamuck

Books (non-comic)

Big Looker Storybook - Battle for Cybertron
Big Looker Storybook - Car Show Blow Up
Big Looker Storybook - Decepticon Hijack
Kidstuff Readalong - Jaws of Terror
Kidstuff Readalong - Satellite of Doom
Kidstuff Readalong - Slaves of the Insecticons
Kidstuff Readalong - Storms of Desctruction
Kidstuff Readalong - The Great Car Rally
Kidstuff Readalong - When Continents Collide

Cassette tapes

Buzzsaw
Eject
Eject
Frenzy
Laserbeak
Overkill
Ramhorn
Ramhorn
Ratbat
Ravage
Rewind
Rewind
Rumble
Slugfest
Steeljaw
Steeljaw

Clone/Spy

Autobot Clones (Fastlane And Cloudraker)
Autobot Clones (Fastlane And Cloudraker)
Autobot Clones (Fastlane And Cloudraker)
Decepticon Clones (Pounce And Wingspan)
Decepticon Clones (Pounce And Wingspan)
Decepticon Clones (Pounce And Wingspan)
Double Spy (Punch-Counterpunch)

Communicators

Blaster
Soundwave

Decepticon Jets

Cyclonus
Dirge
Ramjet
Scourge
Skywarp
Starscream
Thrust
Thundercracker

Decoy

Astrotrain (decoy No.38, purple variant)
Astrotrain (decoy No.38, red variant)
Blaster (decoy No.29)
Blitzwing (decoy No.37, purple variant)
Blitzwing (decoy No.37, red variant)
Bluestreak (decoy No.23)
Bombshell (decoy No.41, purple variant)
Bombshell (decoy No.41, red variant)
Bonecrusher (decoy No.44, purple variant)
Bonecrusher (decoy No.44, red variant)
Brawn (decoy No.24)
Bumblebee (decoy No.26)
Cliffjumper (decoy No.28)
Devastator (decoy No.48, purple variant)
Devastator (decoy No.48, red variant)
Frenzy (decoy No.50, purple variant)
Frenzy (decoy No.50, red variant)
Grapple (decoy No.9)
Grimlock (decoy No.1)
Hoist (decoy No.21)
Hook (decoy No.42, purple variant)
Hook (decoy No.42, red variant)
Hound (decoy No.17)
Huffer (decoy No.27)
Inferno (decoy No.14)
Ironhide (decoy No.7)
Jazz (decoy No.13)
Kickback (decoy No.39, purple variant)
Kickback (decoy No.39, red variant)
Long Haul (decoy No.45, purple variant)
Long Haul (decoy No.45, red variant)
Megatron (decoy No.32, purple variant)
Megatron (decoy No.32, red variant)
Mirage (decoy No.20)
Mixmaster (decoy No.46, purple variant)
Mixmaster (decoy No.46, red variant)
Optimus Prime (decoy No.31)
Perceptor (decoy No.30)
Prowl (decoy No.19)
Ratchet (decoy No.6)
Ravage (decoy No.49, purple variant)
Ravage (decoy No.49, red variant)
Red Alert (decoy No.16)
Reflector (decoy No.52, purple variant)
Reflector (decoy No.52, red variant)
Scavenger (decoy No.43, purple variant)
Scavenger (decoy No.43, red variant)
Scrapper (decoy No.47, purple variant)
Scrapper (decoy No.47, red variant)
Shockwave (decoy No.51, purple variant)
Shockwave (decoy No.51, red variant)
Shrapnel (decoy No.40, purple variant)
Shrapnel (decoy No.40, red variant)
Sideswipe (decoy No.18)
Skids (decoy No.12)
Skywarp (decoy No.33, purple variant)
Skywarp (decoy No.33, red variant)
Slag (decoy No.5)
Sludge (decoy No.4)
Smokescreen (decoy No.8)
Snarl (decoy No.2)
Soundwave (decoy No.36, purple variant)
Soundwave (decoy No.36, red variant)
Starscream (decoy No.35, purple variant)
Starscream (decoy No.35, red variant)
Sunstreaker (decoy No.11)
Swoop (decoy No.3)
Thundercracker (decoy No.34, purple variant)
Thundercracker (decoy No.34, red variant)
Tracks (decoy No.15)
Trailbreaker (decoy No.10)
Wheeljack (decoy No.22)
Windcharger (decoy No.25)

Deluxe Vehicle

Roadbuster
Whirl

Dinobots

Grimlock
Sludge
Snarl
Swoop

Duocon

Battletrap
Flywheels

Headmasters

Apeface
Brainstorm
Chromedome
Fangry
Hardhead
Highbrow
Horri-Bull
Hosehead
Mindwipe
Nightbeat
Siren
Skullcruncher
Snapdragon
Squeezeplay
Weirdwolf

Insecticons

Barrage
Bombshell
Chop Shop
Kickback
Ransack
Shrapnel
Venom

Jumpstarters

Topspin
Twin Twist

Leaders

Galvatron
Megatron
Optimus Prime
Rodimus Prime

Mail-Away

Camshaft
Downshift
Drill Dasher
F1 Dasher
Overdrive
Sky Dasher
Time Warrior (Watch)

Micromasters

Air Patrol (Blaze Master, Sky High, Eagle Eye, Tread Bolt)
Air Strike Patrol (Whisper, Storm Cloud, Nightflight, Tailwind)
Airwave
Anti-Aircraft Base With Blackout And Spaceshot
Astro Squad (Phaser, Blast Master, Moonrock, Missile Master, Barrage, Heave)
Autobot Headquarters With Full-Barrel And Overflow
Battle Patrol (Big Shot, Sidetrack, Flak, Sunrunner)
Battle Squad (Fireshot, Vanquish, Direct-Hit, Power Punch, Meltdown, Half-Track)
Cannon Transport With Cement-Head And Terror-Tread
Construction Patrol (Crumble, Groundpounder, Neutro, Takedown)
Constructor Squad (Stonecruncher, Excavator, Sledge, Hammer, Grit, Knockout)
Countdown
Erector
Flattop
Greasepit
Groundshaker
Hot House
Hot Rod Patrol (Big Daddy, Trip-Up, Greaser, Hubs)
Ironworks
Metro Squad (Wheel Blaze, Road Burner, Oiler, Slide, Power Run, Strikedown)
Military Patrol (Dropshot, Tracer, Growl, Bombshock)
Missile Launcher With Retro And Surge
Monster Truck Patrol (Hydraulic, Heavy Tread, Slow Poke, Big Hauler)
Off-Road Patrol (Powertrain, Highjump, Mudslinger, Tote)
Overload
Race Car Patrol (Roadhandler, Free Wheeler, Swindler, Tailspin)
Race Track Patrol (Motorhead, Barricade, Roller Force, Ground Hog)
Rescue Patrol (Stakeout, Fixit, Red Hot, Seawatch)
Roughstuff
Skyhopper
Skystalker
Sports Car Patrol (Blackjack, Roadhugger, Hyperdrive, Detour)
Tanker Transport With Pipeline And Gusher

Minispies

Minispy (Dune Buggy) Blue Autobot
Minispy (Dune Buggy) Blue Decepticon
Minispy (Dune Buggy) White Autobot
Minispy (Dune Buggy) White Decepticon
Minispy (Dune Buggy) Yellow Autobot
Minispy (Dune Buggy) Yellow Decepticon
Minispy (FX-1) Blue Autobot
Minispy (FX-1) Blue Decepticon
Minispy (FX-1) White Autobot
Minispy (FX-1) White Decepticon
Minispy (FX-1) Yellow Autobot
Minispy (FX-1) Yellow Decepticon
Minispy (Jeep) Blue Autobot
Minispy (Jeep) Blue Decepticon
Minispy (Jeep) White Autobot
Minispy (Jeep) White Decepticon
Minispy (Jeep) Yellow Autobot
Minispy (Jeep) Yellow Decepticon
Minispy (Porsche) Blue Autobot
Minispy (Porsche) Blue Decepticon
Minispy (Porsche) White Autobot
Minispy (Porsche) White Decepticon
Minispy (Porsche) Yellow Autobot
Minispy (Porsche) Yellow Decepticon

Minivehicles

Beachcomber
Brawn
Bumblebee
Bumblebee (Red variant)
Bumblejumper
Cliffjumper
Cliffjumper (Yellow variant)
Cosmos
Gears
Hubcap
Huffer
Outback
Pipes
Powerglide
Seaspray
Swerve
Tailgate
Warpath
Wheelie
Windcharger

Multi (triple, six, ten) Changer

Astrotrain
Blitzwing
Broadside
Octane
Quickswitch
Sandstorm
Sixshot
Springer

Other

Jetfire
Perceptor
Shockwave
Sky Lynx
Ultra Magnus
Wreck-Gar

Other Paperwork

Order Form - 1988 Canada

Other TF Merchandise

Carrying Case (Large)
Carrying Case (Small)
Dinobot Take Apart Stamp-G1 Snarl
Electronic Voice Changer
G1 McDonalds Happy Meal Brawn - Yellow and Blue Variant
G1 McDonalds Happy Meal Cliffjumper - Black and Purple Variant
G1 McDonalds Happy Meal Cliffjumper - Blue and Purple Variant
G1 McDonalds Happyp Meal Bumblebee - Blue and Black Variant
Jazz Stamper
Kidstuff Read-Along Book and Tape Case
Listen N Fun Cliffjumper
Marvel Comics
Megatron Eraser Head
Megatron rubber figurine
Nasta Ind. Inc. Transformers AM Radio
Optimus Prime Eraser
Optimus Prime Eraser Head
Optimus Prime Plastic Figurine
Optimus Prime Stamper
Pens and Pencils Holder
Prowl Eraser
Robot Time Machine Gold-Kronoform
Soundwave Eraser
Starscream Snack Clip
Starscream Stamper
Starscream Zipper Clip
Stick-N-Play Sticker Book
Trading Cards
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Transformers Annual
Transformers Comics Magazine
Transformers Figurine Panini
Transformers Pencil
Ultra Magnus Voice Changer
Unofficial Guide to Transformers
Wheeljack Stamper
Wheeljack Zipper Clip

Powermaster (Godmaster)

Doubledealer
Getaway
Joyride
Powermaster Optimus Prime
Slapdash

Pretenders

Bludgeon
Bomb-Burst
Bugly
Carnivac
Catilla
Chainclaw
Cloudburst
Crossblades
Doubleheader
Finback
Groundbreaker
Gunrunner
Iguanus
Landmine
Longtooth
Octopunch
Pincher
Pretender Bumblebee
Pretender Grimlock
Pretender Jazz
Pretender Starscream
Roadblock
Roadgrabber
Skullgrin
Sky High
Skyhammer
Snarler
Splashdown
Stranglehold
Submarauder
Thunderwing
Vroom
Waverider

Spark-shooting (Monsterbot, Firecon, Sparkabots)

Cindersaur
Doublecross
Fizzle
Flamefeather
Grotusque
Guzzle
Repugnus
Sizzle
Sparkstalker

Targetmasters

Crosshairs
Landfill
Misfire
Needlenose
Pointblank
Quake
Quickmix
Scoop
Slugslinger
Spinister
Sureshot
Targetmaster Blurr
Targetmaster Cyclonus
Targetmaster Hot Rod
Targetmaster Kup
Targetmaster Scourge
Triggerhappy

Throttlebot

Chase
Freeway
Goldbug
Rollbar
Searchlight
Wideload

Trigger Weapons (Triggerbots, Triggercons)

Backstreet
Crankcase
Dogfight
Override
Ruckus
Windsweeper

Unknown

Autokron I
Grimlock Plastic Statue
Optimus Prime Walkie Talkies
Tyco Electric Train and Battle Set

Video

The Autobots vs. The Decepticons - Sunbow Production, Inc. VHS (NTSC format)
The Ultimate Doom - Sunbow Production, Inc. VHS (NTSC format)
Transformers the Movie - Original F.H.E. VHS Release
Transformers the Movie - Rhino Home Video DVD
Transformers the Movie - Rhino Home Video VHS (NTSC format)
Transformers the Movie - Sunbow Production, Inc. VHS (NTSC format)
Transformers the Movie - Video Gems VHS (PAL format) Release
War of the Dinobots - Sunbow Production, Inc. VHS (NTSC format)
Images needed for this series: 34
Measurement stats: Measured: 1659 (Verified: 1140, Unverified: 519), Not Measured: 1521
Instructions scans needed: 60
Stats Card scans needed: 27