The Transformers toy line was introduced by Takara and Hasbro in 1984 and the first television cartoon was developed soon after. This tag covers discussion about all incarnations of Transformers across all media: comics, animation, movies, and novels.

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Why do Transformers combine into large robots?

Clearly there are lots of different Transformer Combiners but this question is specifically about robots made for battle, the classic example being Devastator. Apparently the intention is that they ...
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What is supposed to happen in “The Day when All are One”?

In the iconic 80's feature animated film, Transformers, The autobots mention "Until the Day when All are One". What does it means? What all becoming one means, in Transformers mythology? When it was ...
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How do new Transformers come into being?

Are there baby Transformers? Where do new/baby Transformers come from? Also, do they come unlearned as a baby is or are they "fully programmed" to adulthood? Looking for answers over the different ...
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What exactly is Lockdown's story in Transformers 4?

In the fourth transformers film, we are introduced to Lockdown and learn that he is some kind of bounty hunter working for "the creators". We also find out that the Autobots know his name. If ...
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In Transformers (2007), how did Megatron transform into a fighter jet?

I was recently re-watching the 2007 Transformers movie and a particular scene caught my attention. In the scene where Megatron comes back from the cryogenic or cold state back to normal state in his ...
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What was the first robot in disguise?

As a kid, it felt as if any transforming robot other than the Transformers was a copycat. I have no doubt that a number of them were. But the Transformers may not have been the first, so What was the ...
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UK Transformers comic - Machine Man?

In the early 80's, I read the UK Transformers comic. There was a support comic as part of it, which in hindsight may have been Machine Man: the scene I remember was a character, who I think was a ...
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Transformers in space

I was wondering if there's any explanation how Transformers flew to Earth/Moon in space. Watching once again first part of Transformers movies I noticed that Bumblebee/Megatron were kept frozen. At ...
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Can female Autobots take up the position of leadership?

In Transformers: the movie we know of course that the Matrix of leadership was given to Ultra Magnus, later Hot Rod receives it and destroys Unicron. But why couldn't someone like Arcee become leader ...
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Why do Transformers speak English?

In the entire Transformer franchise, no matter what series, they always speak English and are humanoid, why? Note: I have only seen the G1 series and some Transformers Prime. I saw a couple snippets ...
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Why didn't the KSI design Galvatron from Sentinel Prime?

In the fourth Transformers movie, the Age of Extinction, it was shown that the KSI tried to create galvatron with designs from Optimus Prime. They did not have any specimen of the great Autobot leader ...
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Why did Hasbro's Combiner Wars Superion toy originally contain the Decepticon Dragstrip?

The original G1 Superion was made up of the five Aerialbots1: However, in the latest release from Hasbro, Combiner Wars2 Superion includes the Decepticon Dragstrip3 (in this image, the right arm): ...
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Why can only the Triple Changers triple change?

Season 2 of the G1 Transformers show introduced the Triple Changers, who had two alt-modes in addition to their robot form. Unlike the Combiners, they were introduced with no fanfare, and just showed ...
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What range of emotions and sensory acuity do the Transformers exhibit?

Transformers possess superior Cognitive intelligence, they distinguish right from wrong which is why Optimus is dead set on protecting our young earth, however, are these dudes emotionally intelligent ...
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What happens to cybertron after the events of the Dark of the Moon?

I like watching transformers, it's exciting to watch it every time. I was watching the 3rd part: Dark of the Moon yesterday with my friends. After finishing the movie I thought: what happened to the ...
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Transformers - What happened to Rodimus, Kup & Blurr?

In one of the early-ish episodes of Transformers: Headmasters (Japanese series) Rodimus goes off into space with Kup & Blurr to look for a new home for the Autobots. We hear nothing about them ...
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Does the Matrix of Leadership work for Transformers of any affiliation?

I was inspired by reading this question: Why didn't Sentinel Prime take the Matrix of Leadership when offered? It made me wonder, does the Matrix of Leadership work only for "worthy" Autobots, or ...
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Is Bumblebee's speech in the Bay Transformer movies an homage to the Junkions?

In most of the Bay movies, Bumblebee speaks by playing snippets of radio and television broadcasts that use the words he wants to say. The Junkions from the original Transformers movie, tv show and ...
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Looking for a specific Transformers Graphic Novel

What I remember is a transformer in robot mode on the front cover. He bore the Autobot insignia but the blurb on the back said something about "no one being sure whose side he's on" (I'm paraphrasing ...
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What is Lockdown doing in Transformers 4?

In Michael Bay's BOOM BOOM POW WHOOSH Tranformers 4, I'm confused about what happens near the end. The bounty hunter Lockdown wants to lure Optimus Prime to him, so he opens a large orifice on the ...
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What was Megatron's Cybertronian Alt-Mode?

In both the G1 Cartoon and Marvel continuities, the Cybertronians developed the ability to transform in the early days of the war (in the show, the Autobots did it first; in the comics, the ...
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Do transformers have operating systems?

Do the transformers like Megatron, Optimus Prime and the like have operating systems? If so, can these extremely advanced Windows/Linux/MacOS etc. be hacked and reprogrammed as is possible with ...
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What are the Dinobots? (In regards to species)

This question is about G1 canon. The Transformers are called "Cybertronians", and they all have to have been created by the Quintessons, Primus, or Unicron. Cybertronians can make Cybertronians; ...
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Is there an in-universe explanation for why Transformers suddenly started using guns instead of transformed parts of their bodies?

In the first 2 films the Transformers transformed parts of their bodies into guns (for example, Bumblebee and Ironhide are seen in closeups doing that. Also the cube-infected items do that). In the ...
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Where did the Transformers ammunition come from?

The question says it all. In the cartoon and comic canon, all of their weapons are strictly energy based with an occasional missile. In all of the movies, 99% of the weapons fire ammunition that uses ...
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Are the Dinobots unintelligent or just very aggressive?

I'm talking about the movie version. In Transformers 4, Optimus frees all of the Dinobots from their cages and asks them to help fight against Galvatron. Instead of talking it out or anything, ...
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How does ‘Transformers: Rescue Bots’ fit into the Aligned Continuity?

Supposedly, Transformers: Rescue Bots is part of the Aligned Continuity. I've only watched a few early episodes and read the TF Wiki entry, which states that the Rescue Bots are a rookie team which ...
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Can a Transformer heal naturally / repair itself? [duplicate]

Throughout the movies each Transformer gets banged up quite regularly, and generally a few scenes later they seem to be fine again. Assuming Ratchet isn't around, I'm wondering does a Transformer's ...
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How fast can a Transformer run?

We see them transform from their vehicular form to their "bipedal" form on the move numerous times in the movies. Several of these transformations happen at highway speeds (say 60-70 mph). Has it ever ...
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What song plays when when Cade is fixing the painting robot in Transformers: Age of Extinction?

In the 4th Transformers movie, there's a track playing in the background when Cade is fixing the painting robot (when Tessa brings him his dinner). It's at about 21 minutes and 40 seconds into the ...
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Can Transformers detect each other even in their ALT mode?

In Transformers film, Ratchet and Bumblebee noticed that the F22 was not a friendly and instead, was StarScream. Can all Transformers detect other Transformers even if they are in their ALT modes?
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Are the creators and Lockdown related to Cybertron?

Is Cybertron the only Transformers planet the creators had seeded? If yes, does that mean Lockdown is a Cybertronian? Or is he an independent custom rendition of the Creators?
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What language is Optimus Prime using to speak to this character?

In Transformers: Age of Extinction, when he says something to him in another language. There's a clip on YouTube (spoilers). I noticed that a similar language is used when Was this language ...
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What are these two songs played in Transformers: Age of Extinction?

Could anyone please tell me the titles of the songs played from 6:50 to 7:57 minutes (two songs, one after another) in Transformers: Age of Extinction?
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Do we need the Autobots?

I recently watched Transformers: Dark of the Moon, in which humans attempt to get rid of the Autobots. After we send them off on the rocket the Decepticons attack, and the humans begin to fight back. ...
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Have any Autobots changed sides to the Decepticons?

There are examples of Decepticons like "Jetfire" and "Wheelie" that turned and changed sides to the Autobots. Jetfire in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is quoted: It's a choice. It's an ...
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Was it ever explained how Starscream could return as a Transformer ghost?

From the original Transformers G1 cartoons, how did Starscream return as a ghost? as far as I know Starscream was the only case where a Transformer returned as a ghost?
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Which order to read the IDW Transformers comics?

I've purchased the following comics as part of the Humble Transformers Bundle offer and now wonder whether I should read them in some specific chronological order or not: Transformers Classics, Vol. ...
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Does age affect a Transformer's healing(repairing) capacity?

In humans, the younger heal faster than the elderly. Is this also the case with Transformers? Is there any evidence that younger Autobots/Decpticons heal(repair?!) quicker than their older friends? ...
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Why are Dinobots so big, and why do they have dinosaur alt-modes?

So, two questions here about the Dinobots, as shown in Age of Extinction: Why were the Dinobots so much larger than the Autobots? They were nearly five times the size of Optimus Prime, and Prime ...
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Are the Dinobots incapable of speech?

Optimus Prime speaks to the Dinobots in English, compelling them to join in his fight. However, the only sound we ever hear from the Dinobots is their animal roars. Are they incapable of speaking / ...
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Is this Optimus Prime figure based on any canonical instance?

Hot Toys has just announced a new Optimus Prime figure, with removable Starscream wings. I know that in various canons, Optimus has been able to fly utilizing various upgrades, whether temporary or ...
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Was The Fallen ever mentioned or appeared in any of the other Transformers canons?

Was The Fallen ever mentioned or appeared in any of the other Transformers canons or was he made entirely up for the film Transformers 2: Revenge of The Fallen? Looking for instances of him in any of ...
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Can Transformers actually die?

As title reads, it seems very confusing what actually kills a Transformer. As you can see from the cases above, some remain dead, others are given life by the Allspark/Leadership of Matrix or are ...
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How did the humans make “Transformium” come to life?

I don't know if this was explained in Transformers 4: Age of Extinction or I missed it, but how did Joshua Joyce and his organisation make "Transformium" come to life? From previous Michael Bay ...
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Why does only Hot Rod get magically reformatted by the Matrix of Leadership?

Here is a compressed order of events in the Gen 1 continuity: Orion Pax is heavily damaged/killed Alpha Trion rebuilds Orion Pax into Optimus Prime, presumably giving him the Autobot Matrix of ...
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What track plays in the background of Mark Wahlberg’s introduction in Transformers 4?

In the movie Transformers: Age of Extinction, what is the song played in the background during the introduction of the hero (played by Mark Wahlberg)? It plays at time 3:15 in the timeline of the ...
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What happened to Sam Witwicky?

Transformers: Age of Extinction picks up five years after the Battle of Chicago in Dark of the Moon. The Autobots Bumblebee is apparently no longer Sam's guardian, as No mention, however, is ...
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Who are these characters referenced in Transformers: Age of Extinction? [Spoilers] [duplicate]

SPOILERS Who are the referenced in the movie? Is there any such reference in the cartoon series, or comics?
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How long was G1 Optimus dead?

In the G1 continuity, Unicron attacks the Earth and Cybertron in the year 2005, and during a battle with Megatron, Optimus dies. Of course, Optimus is revived in later episodes of the tv show. The ...