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Transformers Robots in Disguise (RID)

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Transformers: Robots in Disguise, commonly abbreviated as “RiD”, started in 2000 as Takara's plan to contrast the recent Beast-era series with something more in the vein of Generation 1. It was a bit different spin though, as the bad guys remained divided between the beastlike Predacons and the mechanical Decepticons. The line was interesting in Hasbro's lack of involvement in the development. In 2001 the line was largely ported directly from the preceeding Japanese release, including a dubbed-over anime originally written only for the Japanese market.

The line featured many new molds and new characters (mostly Autobots), which had a much higher complexity than previous lines. The line also included many redecorated older toys as primary characters, hailing from nearly every previous Transformers series. This resulted in a huge variety of style and form, from blocky G1 redecos to sleek, realistic vehicles with Beast Wars articulation.

The line sold well, but Hasbro had fallen somewhat behind Takara's development cycle, so until the next series (Armada) was ready, Hasbro had to fill the line up with more redecos to keep new toys on the shelves and pegs. By the end of the line in early 2003, molds had been sourced from Generation 1, Generation 2, Beast Wars, Machine Wars, and Beast Machines…every previous toyline. The line would be the last story-based line to stand alone for quite some time, as Takara had big plans in store.

 

Build Team (Landfill)

Grimlock
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Heavy Load
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Hightower
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Landfill
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Wedge

Commandos (Ruination)

Armorhide
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Mega-Octane
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Movor
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Ro-Tor
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Rollbar
Ruination

Trainbots (Rail Racer)

Midnight Express
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Rail Racer
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Railspike
Rapid Run
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Basic Class

Obsidian
Optimus Prime
Ultra Magnus

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Landfill
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Ruination
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Deluxe Class

Bruticus
Destructicon Bludgeon
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Destructicon Scourge
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Jhiaxus
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Megabolt
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Megatron Megabolt
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Prowl
Side Burn
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Skid-Z and Windsheer
Storm Jet
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Super Prowl
Super Side Burn
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Super X-Brawn
Tow-Line and Skyfire
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X-Brawn
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Mega Class

Gas Skunk, Dark Scream, Slapper
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Nightcruz, Mirage GT, Scavenger
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Sideways vs. Axer
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Sky-Byte
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Spy Changers

Crosswise
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Crosswise (Stealth Mode)
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Crosswise and W.A.R.S.
Daytonus and Sideburn
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Hot Shot
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Hot Shot (Stealth Mode)
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Hot Shot and R.E.V.
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Ironhide
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Ironhide (Stealth Mode)
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Ironhide and Mirage
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Mirage
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Mirage (Stealth Mode)
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Prowl 2 and Sideswipe
R.E.V.
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R.E.V. (Stealth Mode)
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W.A.R.S.
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W.A.R.S. (Stealth Mode)
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X-Brawn vs. Scourge
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Super Class

Air Attack Optimus Primal
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Optimus Prime
Scourge
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Ultra Magnus

Tiny Tins

Crosswise
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Hot Shot
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Ironhide
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Mirage
Prowl 2
R.E.V.
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Side Swipe
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W.A.R.S.

Ultra Class

Cryotek
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Dreadwind and Smokejumper
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Galvatron
Megatron
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