History of Transformers


For most fans of the transformers who grew up in the 1980s, The Transformers (1984-1987) TV shows was one of the best of the transformers series, which attracted a majority of the fans of the characters. It was popular at the time it first aired. The cartoon indeed thrilled many kids with the animated adventures of the robot toys.


It used to begin with a voiceover that introduced it as something huge and mythological ("Many millions of years ago, on the planet Cybertron…") It grabbed the attention of kids who loved stories about aliens that have been caught in an intergalactic war. Although the cartoon served to make icons out of the standout characters such as Megatron, Starscream and Optimus Prime, many other main characters like Bumblebee, Soundwave, Jazz, and Ravage became great household names. Most kids were not really troubled by Megatron’s “Decepticons, retreat!" yells or even Spike and Bumblebee’s getting into trouble. What made them enjoy most is seeing robots change into other things and start fighting each other. To see how this movie had characters who mattered more to some fans, just bring up the 1986 spinoff/continuation of Transformers.

Transformers: Headmasters

At the end of the U.S’s fourth season-which was Japan’s third season of the Transformers series in 1987, another animated series called Transformers: Headmasters began showing exclusively in Japan. "The Rebirth" story arc didn’t show in Japan. The titular Headmasters that aired in the Japan series differed from the ones that were introduced in the U.S. series'- the fourth season. With amazing characters, it aired for 35 episodes until 1988.


The history of the Transformers is deep and engaging for any fan of the transformers characters. There are successful transformer series and generations that did very well in other years such as Generation 2 (1993 – 1995), Transformers (1996 – 1998), Beast Era Japan-Only Series (1998 – 1999), Beast Era Japan-Only Series (1998 – 1999), Armada (2002 – 2003) and most recently, Transformers Animated (2007 – 2009).