was a cartoon series that ran from 1984 to 1987. It
started as a three part mini-series, ultimately
culminating in a full feature film released in 1986.
The Hasbro toy line of transformers preceded the TV
series, and Transformer toys continue to be popular
today, fueled by the success of the Transformer
live-action full feature films released in the 2000’s
cartoon basically revolved around the battle between the
good robots (Autobots) and the bad robots (Decepticons).
During the Cybertronian War, the Autobots and
Decepticons crashed into Earth. After millions of
years, some seismic event resurrects the robots from
under the ground, whereby the Autobots, headed up by
Optimus Prime, continued their business of trying to
defeat the Decepticons, headed up by Megatron. All of
the robots could “transform” themselves from everyday
objects, such as jet planes and automobiles, to
formidable robots (and vice versa).