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Encyclopedia > Transformers Classics

Transformers Classics are a line of Transformers toys that are based on and resemble the first generation characters and figures introduced in the 1980s. The toyline was created to fill the gap in Transformers product releases between the end of the Transformers: Cybertron series and the start of the toyline based on the live-action movie that was released in summer 2007, and also act as a tie-in to the release of the Transformers: The Movie 20th Anniversary Special Edition DVD edition. Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... The Transformers is a line of toys designed and produced by the toy companies Takara and Hasbro. ... The Transformers is a line of toys designed and produced by the toy companies Takara and Hasbro. ... Transformers is a 2007 live action science fiction film conceptually based on the Transformers franchise and toy line. ...


The character designs have been updated to appeal to a modern audience and fans of the original 1984 toyline. The face and body are now more detailed than those of the 1984 toyline due to advancements in toy design technology. The line is notable for being the first Transformers toyline since the 1984 original to feature Decepticon leader Megatron as having a handgun for an alternate mode. It is also the first line since 1998, except for reissues, to include temperature sensitive insignia, a feature included among second and third year first generation toys as well. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the Transformers character. ...


The toys were officially announced to debut in November 2006,[1] but have been found in large retail chains, such as Wal-Mart and Toys "R" Us, before the announced date. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ... Toys R Us (currently typeset as Toys Я Us in the logo) is a toy store chain based in the United States, Canada, Australia, the Netherlands, South Africa, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom. ...

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Main toyline

The main Classics toyline consists of all-new molds designed to resemble updated versions of several 1984 Transformers characters.


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  • Optimus Prime (Voyager, COE semi-trailer truck).
  • Rodimus (Deluxe, sports car).
  • Bumblebee (Deluxe, Nissan Skyline C10 station wagon / Wave Crusher jetski on trailer/flight pack. The initial release of the mold had a slight curve to the roof vent under the rub-symbol. This caused the rub symbol to pull away from the toy. Later releases, including the Cliffjumper repaint, flattened the roof vent to improve adhesion).

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Autobots:

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Autobots:

  • Cliffjumper (Deluxe, compact car) - repaint of Classics Bumblebee.

Decepticons: Cliffjumper is the name of several characters from the Transformers line of toys. ...

  • Ramjet (Deluxe, M-21 Blackbird jet fighter).

Ramjet is the name of four fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ...

Box Sets

The Ultimate Battle:

  • Optimus Prime (Deluxe, Kenworth T800 COE semi-trailer truck) - a completely separate mold from the Voyager model above, similar in design to Robot Masters G1 Convoy.
  • Megatron (Deluxe, tank) - a completely separate mold from the Voyager model above, somewhat based upon his Generation 2 body.
  • Bonus DVD

Battle for Autobot City: (Target exclusive) Optimus Prime (known as Convoy in Japan) is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Transformers universes. ... This article is about the Transformers character. ... This article is about the United States retail company. ...

  • Ultra Magnus (Voyager, COE semi-trailer truck) - repaint of Classics Voyager Optimus Prime.
  • Skywarp (Deluxe, jet fighter) - repaint of Classics Starscream.

Constructicon Devastator (Wal-Mart exclusive, recolor of Transformers: Energon Constructicon Maximus) Ultra Magnus is the name of several fictional characters from the various Transformers universes. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Constructicons (known as Buildrons in Japan, Constructicans in France and Escavators in Italy) are a group of fictional characters from the Transformers universe. ...

  • Decepticon Scrapper (Basic, payloader).
  • Long Haul (Basic, crane).
  • Bonecrusher (Basic, payloader).
  • Scavenger (Deluxe, steam-shovel).
  • Hightower (Basic, crane).

Soundwave (Toys R Us Exclusive) Soundwave is the name of three fictional characters from the Transformers universes. ...

  • Soundwave (Based on the modified reissue of Soundwave/Soundblaster tape deck).
  • Laserbeak (tape).
  • Battle Ravage (tape).

Mini-Cons

Several Mini-Con teams originally intended for release in the Transformers: Cybertron toyline were released in the Classics line to further expand it. Because they were designed for the former line, they do not resemble any Generation One characters, even though some of them share the same names. Four of these Mini-Cons were released in the Cybertron line as pack tie-ins with Cybertron Primus.


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  • Dirt Digger Team: Dirt Rocket (dirtbike), Grindor (monster truck), Oil Slick (muscle car).
  • Predator Attack Team: Dreadwing (eagle), Overbite (tiger), Snarl (wolf).
  • Clear Skies Team: Nightscream (dragon), Steel Wind (A-10 attack jet), Thunderwing (jet fighter).

Grindor is the name of several fictional characters from the various Transformers universes. ... Dreadwind and Darkwing Dreadwing is the name of several fictional characters from the various Transformers universes. ... Snarl is the name of five different fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... Nightscream is the name of several fictional characters from the various Transformers universes. ... Thunderwing is the name of several fictional characters from the Transformers toyline. ...

Classic Legends

Repainted versions of the Micro class Legends of Cybertron subline from the Transformers: Cybertron toyline. Like the Mini-Cons, although they began life in a different toyline, they were repainted and released under the Classics heading to expand the toyline. While they were not designed as Generation One updates like the main line, their names and color schemes are homages to original characters. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

  • Bumblebee (sports car) - repaint of LoC Hot Shot.
  • Fireflight (cargo jet) - repaint of LoC Jetfire. Originally intended to be Powerglide, but Hasbro couldn't obtain a trademark on that name.
  • Jetfire (jet fighter) - repaint of LoC Thundercracker.
  • Leo Prime (lion) - repaint of LoC Leo Breaker, a homage to Beast Wars II Lio Convoy.
  • Menasor (flatbed truck) - repaint of LoC Optimus Prime. Originally intended to be Motormaster, but Hasbro couldn't obtain a trademark on that name.
  • Perceptor (satellite rocket carrier) - repaint of LoC Cybertron Defense Red Alert.
  • Trypticon (three-headed dragon) - repaint of LoC Scourge.
  • Whirl (helicopter) - repaint of LoC Evac.

Fireflight is the name of a fictional character in the Transformers universes. ... Lio Convoy (a. ... Menasor was the name to three fictional characters in the Transformers universes. ... Perceptor is the name of two different characters in the Transformers Universes. ... Trypticon (Dinozaurer in Japan) is a fictional character in the Transformers toyline. ... Whirl is the name of a fictional character from the Transformers universes. ...

Foreign Release / Special Packaging

Several countries had the main line toys released into new packaging.


Two Packs

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  • The deluxe versions of Optimus Prime and Megatron (Tank version) released as the two pack "Ulitmate Battle" were packaged individually on cards in Europe.

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BotCon 2007

Exclusive toys at BotCon 2007, although sold under the Transformers: Timelines label, have been made as an extension to the Classics line.


Games of Deception convention boxed set:

  • Thundercracker (Deluxe, jet fighter) - repaint of Classics Starscream.
  • Dirge (Deluxe, jet fighter) - repaint of Classics Ramjet.
  • Thrust (Deluxe, jet fighter) - remold of Classics Ramjet with new wings.
  • Bugbite (Deluxe, compact car) - repaint of Classics Bumblebee. Based on the eHobby redeco of Bumblebee as a Decepticon.
  • Dreadwind (Voyager, armored space fighter) - repaint of Classics Jetfire with new head.

Other toys: Thundercracker is the name given to multiple fictional characters in the Transformers Universes. ... Dirge is the name of several fictional characters from the Transformers series. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Bugbite is the name of a fictional character in the GoBots and various Transformers universes. ... Dreadwind and Darkwing Dreadwing is the name of several fictional characters from the various Transformers universes. ... Jetfire is the name of two fictional characters from the Transformers universes. ...

  • Mirage (Deluxe, Formula One racer) - recast in clear blue plastic. This was the special attendance toy given to convention goers who purchased the Games of Deception boxed set.
  • Springer (Deluxe, armored assault vehicle) and Huffer (Basic semi tractor) - repaints of Cybertron Defence Hotshot and Cybertron Armorhide.
  • Weirdwolf (Deluxe, wolf) - repaint of Cybertron Snarl. Weirdwolf was sold with Alpha Trion, a repaint of Vector Prime with a new head, featured in the previous Transformer Collectors Club story. While Weirdwolf was given a Classics bio card that matched those of Games of Deception figures and the other BotCon 2007 exclusives, Alpha Trion's bio card was instead in the pattern of earlier club exclusives such as Astrotrain.

G1 Mirage toy packaging art Mirage is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Huffer as seen in the animated series. ... Armorhide is the name of several fictional characters from various Transformers Universes. ... Weirdwolf is a character from the Transformers toy line, and is a member of the Decepticon Headmasters faction. ... Astrotrain is the name of two fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ...

Prospective toys

At BotCon 2006, a few prospective items were mentioned at the Hasbro design panel. However, given the focus on the upcoming movie tie-in line, the fate of any future Classics figures is currently dubious at best, beyond other toys released as part of the BotCon 2007 event or from the Transformers Collectors Club.

  • Cosmos - Concept art for Cosmos was shown at BotCon 2006, but it was announced that Hasbro marketing thought the design was not financially viable. Cosmos was intended to be a Deluxe figure.
  • Seacons - It was stated, that if a store will accept them as an exclusive boxed set, they would be packaged as Classics, in the fashion of the Constructicon Devastator set.
  • Jazz - Name mentioned as one they'd like to make.
  • Elita One - Has been seen in previews of the club comic, a repaint of Cybertron Thunderblast. She is also depicted on the Classics poster from BotCon 2007, and is rumored to be released later as a Transformers Collectors Club exclusive.

Cosmos is the Autobots reconnaissance & communications specialist in space. ... This article is about the Transformers characters the Seacons. ... Jazz is the name of several fictional characters from the various [[Transformers universes]. For trademark reasons, Jazz is sometimes referred to as Autobot Jazz or Meister, his Japanese name. ... Elita One is the female Autobot commander on Cybertron trying to liberate the planet from the corrupt grip of the Decepticon guardian of Cybertron, Shockwave. ...

Transformers: Universe (Classics 2.0)

It was revealed at BotCon 2007 that the Classics toyline will be moved to the Transformers: Universe toyline in 2008.[2][3] Display cases for upcoming Transformers at BotCon 2006 BotCon, briefly known as The Official Transformers Collectors Convention (or OTFCC), is an annual convention for Transformers fans and collectors. ...


Fun Publications

Ultra Magnus, Grimlock and Springer watch Elita One as Snarl looks on.
Ultra Magnus, Grimlock and Springer watch Elita One as Snarl looks on.

The Hasbro Club Collector's Comic, distributed through the club newsletter, was the first to feature the Classics Transformers in fiction. Continuing an earlier story where Skyfall and Landquake fell into an alternate universe based on the Marvel Comics, the story featured Megatron, Optimus Prime, Skyfire, Mirage and Grimlock in their Classics forms. The upcoming BotCon Timelines comic will also feature the Classics toys [1]. Previews have shown Ultra Magnus, Skywarp and Strongarm appearing, as well as a figure based on Action Master Snarl. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Skyfall is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... Landquake is the name to two different characters in the Transformers Universes, however one is portayed as an upgrade to Energon Landmine by some sources, where other sources describe him as Landmines brother. ... This article is about the Transformers character. ... Optimus Prime (known as Convoy in Japan) is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Transformers universes. ... Jetfire is the name of two fictional characters from the Transformers universes. ... G1 Mirage toy packaging art Mirage is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... This article is about the Transformers character. ... Display cases for upcoming Transformers at BotCon 2006 BotCon, briefly known as The Official Transformers Collectors Convention (or OTFCC), is an annual convention for Transformers fans and collectors. ...


Transformers Battle Circuit

The Classic line appeared in a simple Flash-based video game on the Hasbro web site. In this one-on-one fighting game you press the right and left arrow keys to try to overpower your opponent. In the came you can play Rodimus, Bumblebee, Grimlock, Jetfire, Starscream, Astrotrain, Trypticon or Menasor. Optimus Prime and Megatron each appear as the boss you must defeat to win the game. [4] Adobe Flash - previously called Shockwave Flash and Macromedia Flash - is a set of multimedia technologies developed and distributed by Adobe Systems and earlier by Macromedia. ... Flag Ship from the video game Gorf A boss is an enemy-based challenge in video games that, once encountered, stops the games progression until the player is able either to surmount the enemy or is thwarted by it. ...


Additional items

One of the exclusives available at BotCon 2007 was a lithograph entitled "The Classicverse" by Don Figueroa, which featured a battle scene showcasing the Transformers: Classics vrsions of the characters in their robot modes. The characters of Menasor, Perceptor and Whirl featured new heads based on their Generation One toys. Display cases for upcoming Transformers at BotCon 2006 BotCon, briefly known as The Official Transformers Collectors Convention (or OTFCC), is an annual convention for Transformers fans and collectors. ... Lithography is a method for printing on a smooth surface, as well as a method of manufacturing semiconductor and MEMS devices. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ...


Among the food tie-ins released for the Transformers in 2007 was a gummy candy shaped like Classic Deluxe Bumblebee. For the show based on the candy, see Disneys Adventures of the Gummi Bears. ...


External Links

  • Tomy (Japanese)

References

  1. ^ Greg Lombardo, Hasbro's Director of Marketing, "Hasbro Introduces ‘More Than Meets the Eye’ Transformers Classics Line"
  2. ^ Wizard Entertainment: SDCC TRANSFORMERS TRIPLE THREAT
  3. ^ Wizard Entertainment: SDCC TRANSFORMERS
  4. ^ Entertainment/OnlineGames/GameSelect/Action Games/Transformers/Transformers Battle Circuit
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