Questions tagged [transformers]

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. For questions about the 2007 film see [transformers-2007].

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In Transformers, why are two minds better than one, but five minds are worse?

In Transformers, Headmasters are formed from two minds, creating a being with vastly increased abilities than than the individuals alone: When connected with each other, the human or Nebulan and ...
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Who invented the Autobots and Decepticons?

The transformers are all sentient mechanical beings. Who invented them? All mechanical life needs to be invented by biological beings, so who are their inventors? Are the transformers actually ...
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In the Transformers (recent movies), how do transformers select their transformation / vehicles

It's obviously not explained well in the movies. The Autobot twins manage to choose two new cars that they will transform into after they have already transformed into a vehicle and the same for ...
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Is the 1984 Series of The Transformers the beginning of the story?

My son asked me about watching The Transformers animated series. I looked it up on Wikipedia and it looks like there have been a lot of different reboots. Is the 1984 series where it all starts and ...
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Why did Optimus Prime order Sam to 'push the cube into me' - instead of using it as a weapon against Megatron?

Simple question. In the first Michael Bay Transformers film, why did Optimus Prime tell Sam Witwicky to push the cube into Prime's chest - instead of just attacking Megatron with it? And also why ...
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What happened to Optimus Prime's trailer when he transformed into a robot?

When (the original, G1) Optimus Prime transformed into robot mode, this trailer just seemed to disappear. When he went back into truck mode, there was his trailer again! I'm guessing this was to help ...
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Why are newly animated Transformers always evil?

In the Transformers film series, common household electronics like cellphones, radios and blenders are often turned into Transformers when they come in contact with the AllSpark energy. Why are these ...