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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.

 

Combiners - Build Team (Landfill)

Grimlock
Heavy Load

Hightower
Landfill

Wedge

Combiners - Commandos (Ruination)

Armorhide
Mega-Octane
Movor

Ro-Tor
Rollbar
Ruination

Combiners - Trainbots (Rail Racer)

Midnight Express
Rail Racer

Railspike

Rapid Run

Basic Class

Obsidian

Optimus Prime
Ultra Magnus

Combiners - Gift Set Only

Landfill
Wal-Mart Exclusive
Ruination
Wal-Mart Exclusive

Deluxe Class

Bruticus

Destructicon Bludgeon
KB Toys Exclusive

Destructicon Scourge
KB Toys Exclusive

Jhiaxus
KB Toys Exclusive

Megabolt
KB Toys Exclusive

Megatron Megabolt

Prowl

Side Burn

Skid-Z and Windsheer

Storm Jet

Super Prowl

Super Side Burn

Super X-Brawn
Tow-Line and Skyfire

X-Brawn

Mega Class

Gas Skunk, Dark Scream, Slapper

Nightcruz, Mirage GT, Scavenger

Sideways vs. Axer
Wal-Mart Exclusive

Sky-Byte

Spy Changers

Crosswise
KB Toys Exclusive

Crosswise (Stealth Mode)
KB Toys Exclusive

Crosswise and W.A.R.S.
Daytonus and Sideburn

Hot Shot
KB Toys Exclusive

Hot Shot (Stealth Mode)
KB Toys Exclusive

Hot Shot and R.E.V.

Ironhide
KB Toys Exclusive

Ironhide (Stealth Mode)
KB Toys Exclusive

Ironhide and Mirage

Mirage
KB Toys Exclusive

Mirage (Stealth Mode)
KB Toys Exclusive
Prowl 2 and Sideswipe
R.E.V.
KB Toys Exclusive

R.E.V. (Stealth Mode)
KB Toys Exclusive

W.A.R.S.
KB Toys Exclusive

W.A.R.S. (Stealth Mode)
KB Toys Exclusive

X-Brawn vs. Scourge

Super Class

Air Attack Optimus Primal
Toys 'R' Us Exclusive

Optimus Prime

Scourge
Toys 'R' Us Exclusive

Ultra Magnus

Tiny Tins

Crosswise

Hot Shot
Ironhide
Mirage

Prowl 2
R.E.V.

Side Swipe

W.A.R.S.

Ultra Class

Cryotek
Target Exclusive

Dreadwind and Smokejumper
Target Exclusive
Galvatron

Megatron