We buy toys! Learn more...

1994 Transformers Toys

Back to Top

1994 finally saw the Transformers come into full-scale production for the US and European markets, after the slump earlier in the decade. Continuing Generation 2, Hasbro Toy revitalized the aging brand with a number of new molds featuring new technology and new gimmicks. Hasbro Europe continued to follow suit, still issuing a few unique designs that would never see use elsewhere in the world.

The US and European Hasbro divisions still indulged in some redecoed G1 toys, such as brightly-colored variants of G1 combiners, and translucent neon spark-shooters in Europe.

While the G2 line grew, it never gained enough momentum to come to the forefront of boys' toys popularity, which at the time was dominated by Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers, by Hasbro's competitor Bandai.

Transformers continued to be absent from Japanese toy shelves, as Takara poured its efforts into the growing popularity of their Brave Series.

1994 was also the first year of BotCon, an annual fan convention celebrating the brand. Hasbro lent some support to the convention organizers by providing unused G2 Breakdown toys to be given as exclusives to attendees. The rest of the redecoed Stunticons, and all of the redecoed Protectobots were cancelled for retail release – the first in a long line of casualties as Hasbro's Transformers line tried to gain traction in a new decade.

 

Aerialbots (Superion, G2)

Air Raid
Request
Fireflight
Request
Silverbolt
Request
Skydive
Request
Slingshot
Request
Superion
Request

Combaticons (Bruticus, G2)

Blast Off
Request
Brawl
Request
Bruticus
Request
Onslaught
Request
Swindle
Request
Vortex
Request

Constructicons (Devastator, G2, orange)

Bonecrusher (orange)
KB Toys Exclusive
Request
Devastator (orange)
KB Toys Exclusive
Request
Hook (orange)
KB Toys Exclusive
Request
Long Haul (orange)
KB Toys Exclusive
Request
Mixmaster (orange)
KB Toys Exclusive
Request
Scavenger (orange)
KB Toys Exclusive
Request
Scrapper (orange)
KB Toys Exclusive
Request

BotCon / OTFCC / Timelines

Convention Figures

Breakdown
BotCon '94
Request

G2

Heroes

Megatron
Request
Optimus Prime
Request

Laser Rods

Electro
Request
Jolt
Request
Sizzle
Request
Volt
Request

Other

Dreadwing and Smokescreen
Request

Rotor Force

Leadfoot
Request
Manta Ray
Request
Powerdive
Request
Ransack
Request

G2 (Europe)

Aquaspeeders

Aquafend
Request
Deluge
Request
Jetstorm
Request
Speedstream
Request

Axelerators

Hotrider
Request
Rapido
Request
Skram
Request
Zap
Request

Combat Heroes

Archforce
Request
Sureshot
Request

Lightformers and Trakkons

Calcar
Request
Deftwing
Request
Fearswoop
Request
Ironfist
Request

Obliterators

Colossus
Request
Spark
Request

Sparkabots and Firecons

Blaze
Request
Flamefeather
Request
Sizzle
Request
Sparkstalker
Request

Stormtroopers

Aquablast
Request
Drench
Request
Hydradread
Request
Rage
Request