Entertainment The Best Transformers Shows Of All Time  

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List Rules Original series only.

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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#68 on The Best Cartoons of All Time

#31 on The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time

#13 on The Best Saturday Morning Cartoons for Mid-'80s — '90s Kids

#73 on The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made

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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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#48 on Anime You Wish Was Streaming on Netflix

#73 on The Best After School Shows from the '90s

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Transformers: The Headmasters is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Transformers Shows Of All Time
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Transformers: The Headmasters is a Japanese anime television series that is a part of the Transformers franchise. The show takes place six years after the decisive battle against Unicron. ...more on Wikipedia

Premiered: 1987

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