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How Transformer toys have changed over time

See how Transformer toys have changed since 1984.

Whenever you have a big franchise like a Transformers movie coming out, you can be sure that there will be a whole new line of toys to go with it. Just like the movies, Transformer toys have come a long way since 1984. While Hasbro has been the creative forces designing the toys since the very beginning, a lot has changed.

This is what one of the earliest models looked like:

The Transformer g! Optimus was released in 1984. Credit: Hasbro The Transformer g! Optimus was released in 1984.
Credit: Hasbro

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This year, a whole slew of new Transformer toys was released. There are Angry Bird Transformers, new action figures aimed at serious collectors, and new one-step, flip to action changers that are great for younger kids who want to actually, you know, play with the toys. You can see a few below:

The Transformed Optimus Prime is bigger and flasher than previously released models. Credit: Hasbro The Transformed Optimus Prime is bigger and flasher than previously released models.
Credit: Hasbro

The Voyager Slog Robot can morph from a dinosaur into this intimidating looking robot. Credit: Hasbro The Voyager Slog Robot can morph from a dinosaur into this intimidating looking robot.
Credit: Hasbro

This Grimlock Transformer is another one of the latest Transformer toys tied with the "Transformer: Age of Extinction" movie. Credit: Hasbro This Grimlock Transformer is another one of the latest Transformer toys tied with the "Transformer: Age of Extinction" movie.
Credit: Hasbro

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