A toy line that was launched in 1984, robotic humanoid characters that could transform into vehicles and other objects such as semis or boomboxes. Their slogan was "more than meets the eye".
A TV show was launched the same year. The show featured pretty nifty writing for its time. Revolved around battling robot races from the planet Cybertron, the Autobots (good guys) and Decepticons (bad guys). They eventually crash-landed on earth and continued their battle for objects called "Energon Cubes", which were the power source for all transformers. The Autobots, led by Optimus Prime, were aided by human teenager Spike and his father Sparkplug (yep, those were their names) in their many battles against the Decepticons, led by Megatron. Your basic classic story of good vs. evil.
Also spawned an animated feature in the late 80s, featuring the death of Optimus Prime, and his resurrection in season 3.
Spawned various spin-offs such as "Beast Wars", "Transformers Armada", and "Transformers: Cybertron". But the best is the original.
A live-action feature film is coming in July 2007, under the direction of Michael Bay, which, depending on your taste in movies, could go either way.
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Transformers, more than meets the eye. Autobots wage their battle to destroy the evil forces of the Decepticons. Transformers, robots in disguise. Tranformers, more than meets the eye. Transformers.
by HueyFreeman September 14, 2006
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The best movie ever made. Ever.
Fucking right.
by omg sheepies March 30, 2004
A line of toy robots from the 1980s, made by merging two existing Japanese toylines (Diaclone and Microman) together. Divided into two factions, the Autobots (good) and Decepticons (evil) fought each other endlessly in the TV show and comics that followed. They had the ability to change into various items, mainly vehicles. Their toyline, unlike other 80s toys, continued to be popular in various incarnations through the 1990s and have enjoyed a greater resurgence today due to the popularity of 80s nostalgia.
The Transformers are transforming robots or "robots in disguise".
by M. Wiesner Jr. March 03, 2005
By far the best and most innovative cartoon known to mankind.
Transformers is the last cartoon to display any sort of cool animation violence, since those wanker parent groups decided that violence on TV caroon shows provokes violence in real life. If the parents were accountable for their childrens attitudes then we wouldn't have the problem. Your a pack of morons.
by Blur February 12, 2004
There's more than meets the eye.
Transformers, robots in disguise.
by The Dalai Lama April 22, 2007
A rotbot in disguise, more than meets the eye.
Optemus prime , the transformer is kickass. Im so sad, im 25.
by jamezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz October 06, 2005
1)A race of Transmetal beings with the ability to physically reshape themselves in the form of vehicles and/or weapons. 2) A popular toy of the early to mid '80's that spawned a cartoon and comic book series.
My parents bought me that new Transformer for my birthday!
by Necro October 22, 2003
Transformers are a toyline started by Hasbro in 1984, which was based off the Diaclone line that originated in Japan. It spawned a TV series, and a comic book, and is pretty much the most ultimate of badassery ever made. It is still popular today.
Holy shit, look at this sweet new Transformer!
by Poey April 08, 2005

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