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The Best Transformers Shows Of All Time 

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Updated March 5, 2019 1.2k votes 243 voters 3.6k views 18 items

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Released in 1984, the original Transformers cartoon pitted the heroic Autobots against the evil Decepticons. The iconic series spanned three seasons (four if you count The Rebirth), featured a hit blockbuster movie, and helped launch one of the most successful toy lines in history.

While Generation One helped kickstart what would eventually become a cultural Transformers takeover—including five live-action Transformers films and a Bumblebee biopic—true fans know there’s way more than meets the eye.

From Beast Wars to Beast Machines, Robots in Disguise, and more, upvote the best Transformers series below.

Transformers: Prime is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Transformers Shows Of All Time
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Transformers: Prime is an American computer-animated television series based on the Transformers toy franchise by Hasbro. The Autobots, led by Optimus Prime, operate from a former American military missile silo near Jasper, Nevada. ...more on Wikipedia

Premiered: 2010

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The Transformers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Transformers Shows Of All Time
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The Transformers is an American animated robot superhero television series based on the Hasbro toy line. The show depicts a war among giant robots that can transform into vehicles and other objects. ...more on Wikipedia

Premiered: 1984

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Beast Wars: Transformers... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Transformers Shows Of All Time
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Beast Wars: Transformers debuted in 1996, serving as the flagship of the Transformers: Beast Wars franchise. The two main factions are descendants of the original cartoon: the Maximals are the descendants of the Autobots and the Predacons are the descendants of the Decepticons. ...more on Wikipedia

Premiered: 1996

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Transformers: Animated ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Transformers Shows Of All Time
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Transformers Animated is a Japanese/American animated television series based on the Transformers toy line. The series has 42 episodes across three seasons, with many fanservice references to other Transformers shows. ...more on Wikipedia

Premiered: 2007

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