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 3, 2005
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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 15, 2006
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Transforming robots from the planet cybertron, depending on your view point either "more than meets the eyes" or "robots in disguise"
The Transformers are: Autobots-optimus prime, sky fire, wreck-gar, hot rod, bumble bee, ratchet, iron hide, kup, jazz, mirage, cliff jumper, chopper, arcee(boo), ultra magnus, the dinobots, blurr, fortress maximus, wide load, roll bar, point blank, brainstorm, highbrow, hard head, chrome dome, sure shot, cross hairs, goldbug, blaster, and alot more, prowl, wheeljack, trail breaker, sunstreaker, sideswipe, skylinx honorary autobots-spike, daniel(kinda) Decipticons-Megatron, starscream, soundwave, devastator, astrotrain, scorponok, galvatron, cutthroat, blot, battletrap, laserbeak, reflector, thundercracker, ravage, rumble, and alot more, honorary decepticons-TJ and Dave
by Jesus and his disciples June 18, 2006
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Show that was good in its first two seasons, then Megatron turned into a purple retard and Prime died. Beast Wars sucked, as did Beast Machines. The franchise is currently being raped by the Jap(ane)s(e).
Armada sucked, Energon blows.
by MightyMegatron November 11, 2004
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An really good excuse to watch the luscious Megan Fox bending over a car
Dude I just saw transformers, i didnt really see too much of the movie though, just a whole lot of megan fox.
by Megafox not megatron December 8, 2008
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Awesome cartoon when considering old sk00l, but n00b is su><><0rz.
Transformers... robots smokin' hay.
Transformers... robots gettin' gay.
Transformers... robots gettin' bi.
Transformers... robots gettin' high.
by Vdawg June 2, 2005
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