Transformers Animated (toy line)
Transformers Animated is an American/Japanese animated series which has an associated toy line released in 2008 by Hasbro internationally and in 2010 by Takara Tomy in Japan.
Much like the TV series, this toy line is unique for its cartoonish designs. In keeping with the animated theme, each figure is molded and/or painted in a matte finish, as opposed to figures of other Transformers lines using gloss finishes. Metallic paints are also used sparingly on most figures. The only exception to this rule is Leader Class Ultra Magnus, who uses gloss black on some body panels. The Japanese release versions of nearly all the toys, however, are painted in a metallic finish.
List of figures
|Catalog No. (Japan)||Figure Class||Name||Affiliation||Alternate Mode||Release Status||Notes|
|TA-01||Voyager||Optimus Prime||Autobot||Semi-trailer truck with fire truck attachment||General||Metallic repaint on Japanese version.|
|TA-01||Voyager||Black Optimus Prime||Autobot||Semi-trailer truck with fire truck attachment||Transformers Museum exclusive (Japan)||Black/teal repaint; limited to 300 units at the event; 1,000 units in 2010.|
|TA-01||Voyager||Elite Guard Optimus Prime||Autobot||Semi-trailer truck with fire truck attachment||Million Publishing exclusive (Japan)||Red/black/gold repaint. Sold with the purchase of the Transformers Animated Encyclopedia.|
|TA-02||Deluxe||Bumblebee||Autobot||Sports hatchback||General||Metallic gold repaint on Japanese version.|
|TA-02||Deluxe||Lucky Draw Bumblebee||Autobot||Sports hatchback||Takara Tomy mail-in contest exclusive (Japan)||Chrome silver remold.|
|TA-03||Voyager||Bulkhead||Autobot||Armored vehicle||General||Released in Japan as Ironhide with metallic repaint.|
|TA-04||Deluxe||Autobot Ratchet||Autobot||Ambulance||General||Metallic repaint on Japanese version.|
|TA-05||Deluxe||Prowl||Autobot||Police motorcycle||General||Chrome silver details added on Japanese version.|
|TA-05||Deluxe||Elite Guard Prowl||Autobot||Police motorcycle||Tokyo Toy Show exclusive (Japan)||White/gold repaint.|
|TA-06||Voyager||Cybertron Mode Megatron||Decepticon||Fusion Fighter||General||Metallic repaint on Japanese version.|
|TA-07||Voyager||Starscream||Decepticon||Fighter jet||General||Metallic repaint on Japanese version|
|TA-10||Activators||Cliffjumper||Autobot||Sports hatchback||General||Red repaint of Activators Bumblebee.|
|TA-11||Activators||Dirge||Decepticon||Fighter jet||General||Blue/gold repaint of Activators Starscream.|
|TA-12||Deluxe||Arcee||Autobot||Cybertronian sports car||Toys "R" Us exclusive (U.S.)||Metallic repaint on Japanese version.|
|TA-13||Voyager||Blitzwing||Decepticon||Fighter jet/Tank||General||Metallic repaint on Japanese version.|
|TA-14||Voyager||Shockwave||Decepticon||Cybertronian tank/Crane||General||Quad-changer that also transforms into his Autobot alter-ego Longarm.|
|TA-15||Voyager||Lugnut||Decepticon||Bomber||General||Metallic repaint on Japanese version.|
|TA-16||Deluxe||Soundwave||Decepticon||Scion xB||General||Comes with Laserbeak, which transforms into a Flying V electric guitar. Metallic repaint on Japanese version.|
|TA-17||Voyager||Grimlock||Autobot||Robotic Tyrannosaurus Rex||General||Metallic repaint on Japanese version.|
|TA-20||Voyager||Blackout||Decepticon||Military helicopter||Japan only|
|TA-21||Deluxe||Jetfire||Autobot||Futuristic fighter jet||General||Combines with Jetstorm to form Safeguard. Metallic repaint on Japanese version.|
|TA-22||Deluxe||Jetstorm||Autobot||Futuristic fighter jet||General||Combines with Jetfire to form Safeguard. Metallic repaint on Japanese version.|
|TA-23||Voyager||Skywarp||Decepticon||Fighter jet||General||Black/purple repaint of Voyager Starscream; metallic repaint on Japanese version.|
|TA-24||Activators||Thundercracker||Decepticon||Fighter jet||General||Dark blue repaint of Activators Starscream.|
|TA-25||Activators||Soundblaster||Decepticon||Toyota bB||Japan only||Gray/red repaint of Activators Soundwave.|
|TA-26||Leader||Megatron||Decepticon||Futuristic Gunship||General||Metallic repaint on Japanese version.|
|TA-27||Leader||Ultra Magnus||Autobot||Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck||General||Metallic repaint on Japanese version.|
|TA-28||Deluxe||Sentinel Prime||Autobot||Snowplow pickup truck||General||Metallic repaint on Japanese version.|
|TA-29||Deluxe||Autobot Jazz||Autobot||Sports car||General||Slight metallic repaint on Japanese version.|
|TA-30||Deluxe||Blurr||Autobot||Futuristic race car||General||Metallic repaint on Japanese version.|
|TA-31||Deluxe||Elite Guard Bumblebee||Autobot||Sports hatchback||General||Black/metallic gold repaint of Deluxe Bumblebee.|
|TA-33||Deluxe||Rodimus Minor||Autobot||Futuristic muscle car||Toys "R" Us exclusive (U.S.)||Metallic maroon repaint on Japanese version|
|TA-33||Deluxe||Rodimus (Black Version)||Autobot||Futuristic muscle car||Hyper Hobby magazine exclusive (Japan)||Black repaint.|
|TA-34||Deluxe||Samurai Prowl||Autobot||Police motorcycle with sidecar||General||Complete remold with sidecar that transforms into Samurai armor.|
|TA-35||Voyager||Sunstorm||Decepticon||Fighter jet||Target exclusive (U.S.)||Yellow repaint of Voyager Starscream; U.S. version bundled with Activators Ratchet.|
|TA-38||Voyager||Wingblade Optimus Prime||Autobot||Semi-trailer truck with jet pack||Japan only||Optimus Prime figure is a translucent remold. U.S. release unknown.|
|TA-39||Voyager||Hydrodrive/Jet Pack Bumblebee||Autobot||Sports hatchback with submarine/jet pack||Japan only||U.S. release unknown.|
|TA-40||Deluxe||Cybertron Mode Ratchet||Autobot||Cybertronian ambulance||Toys "R" Us exclusive (U.S.)||Metallic repaint on Japanese version.|
|TA-41||Supreme||Roll Out Command Optimus Prime||Autobot||Semi-trailer truck||General||Metallic repaint on Japanese version.|
|TA-42||Deluxe||Oil Slick||Decepticon||Futuristic Chopper||General||Metallic repaint on Japanese version.|
|TA-43||Leader||Bulkhead||Autobot||Armored vehicle||General||Comes with Headmaster unit that fits all Leader Class figures. Released in Japan as Ironhide.|
|TA-44||Deluxe||Cybertron Mode Ironhide||Autobot||Cybertronian van||Toys "R" Us exclusive (U.S.)||Orange repaint of Deluxe Cybertron Mode Ratchet. Released in Japan as Armorhide.|
|TA-45||Voyager||Shockwave||Decepticon||Cybertronian tank/Crane||Target store exclusive (U.S.)||Purple repaint of Voyager Shockwave; bundled with Activators Bumblebee (U.S. version only).|
|TA-46||Deluxe||Blazing Lockdown||Decepticon||Muscle car||General||Slight repaint of Deluxe Lockdown with chainsaw replacing hook.|
|TA-47||Deluxe||Electrostatic Soundwave||Decepticon||Scion xB||General||Gray/red repaint of Deluxe Soundwave; comes with Ratbat, which transforms into a Keytar.|
|VS-F||Deluxe||Cybertron Mode Optimus Prime||Autobot||Cybertronian semi-trailer truck||General||Metallic repaint on Japanese version bundled with Deluxe Cybertron Mode Megatron.|
|VS-F||Deluxe||Cybertron Mode Megatron||Decepticon||Cybertronian jet||General||Bundled with Deluxe Earth Mode Optimus Prime (U.S.) and Cybertron Mode Optimus Prime (Japan). Metallic repaint on Japanese version.|
|Deluxe||Vortex Blurr||Autobot||Futuristic race car||Unreleased||Repaint of Deluxe Blurr.|
|Activators||Bumblebee||Autobot||Sports hatchback||General||Released in Japan as part of the Super Collection 1 gift set.|
|Activators||Battlefield Bumblebee||Autobot||Sports hatchback||General||Yellow/silver repaint of Activators Bumblebee.|
|Activators||Patrol Bumblebee||Autobot||Sports hatchback||General||Black/white police car repaint of Activators Bumblebee.|
|Bumper Battlers||Bumblebee||Autobot||Sports hatchback||General|
|DiaBlock||Bumblebee||Autobot||Sports hatchback||General||Lego-style assembly kit by Kawada|
|Legends/EZ Collection||Bumblebee||Autobot||Sports hatchback||General|
|Legends/EZ Collection||Elite Guard Bumblebee||Autobot||Sports hatchback||Japan only||Black/gold repaint of Legends Bumblebee.|
|Legends/EZ Collection||Translucent Bumblebee||Autobot||Sports hatchback||Ito-Yokado exclusive (Japan)||Clear yellow remold of Legends Bumblebee.|
|Mini EZ Collection||Bumblebee||Autobot||Sports hatchback||Japan only|
|Power Bots||Cyber Speed Bumblebee||Autobot||N/A||General|
|Power Bots||Street Patrol Bumblebee||Autobot||N/A||General||Neon yellow repaint of Cyber Speed Bumblebee with blue and red stripes.|
|Activators||Bulkhead||Autobot||Armored vehicle||General||Released in Japan as part of the Super Collection 2 gift set.|
|Bumper Battlers||Bulkhead||Autobot||Armored vehicle||General|
|Voyager||Workzone Bulkhead||Autobot||Armored vehicle||Unreleased||Metallic green/black repaint of Voyager Bulkhead.|
|Activators||Grimlock||Autobot||Robotic Tyrannosaurus Rex||General||Released in Japan as part of the Super Collection 2 gift set.|
|Activators||Fireblast Grimlock||Autobot||Robotic Tyrannosaurus Rex||General||Red repaint of Activators Grimlock.|
|Voyager||Goldfire Grimlock||Autobot||Robotic Tyrannosaurus Rex||Unreleased||Metallic gold repaint of Voyager Grimlock.|
|Bumper Battlers||Autobot Jazz||Autobot||Sports car||General|
|Bumper Battlers||Stealth Ninja Jazz||Autobot||Sports car||Limited (Australia)||Silver repaint of Bumper Battlers Jazz.|
|Deluxe||Freeway Jazz||Autobot||Sports car||General||Silver/gold repaint of Deluxe Jazz that resembles the 2007 film version.|
|Activators||Lockdown||Decepticon||Muscle car||General||Released in Japan as part of the Super Collection 1 gift set.|
|Activators||Bandit Lockdown||Decepticon||Muscle car||General||Blue repaint of Activators Lockdown.|
|Deluxe||Stealth Lockdown||Decepticon||Muscle car||Target Exclusive (U.S.)||Transparent remold of Deluxe Lockdown; bundled with Legends Optimus Prime and Bumblebee.|
|Voyager||Atomic Lugnut||Decepticon||Bomber||General||Gray/yellow repaint of Voyager Lugnut.|
|Activators||Megatron||Decepticon||Futuristic gunship||General||Released in Japan as part of the Super Collection 1 gift set.|
|Leader||Shadow Blade Megatron||Decepticon||Futuristic gunship||General||Black repaint of Leader Megatron.|
|Mini EZ Collection||Megatron||Decepticon||Futuristic gunship||Japan only|
|Deluxe||Toxic Oil Slick||Decepticon||Futuristic Chopper||Unreleased||Metallic repaint of Deluxe Oil Slick.|
|Activators||Optimus Prime||Autobot||Semi-trailer truck||General||Released in Japan as part of the Super Collection 1 gift set.|
|Activators||Armor Up Optimus Prime||Autobot||Semi-trailer truck||Unreleased||Repaint of Activators Optimus Prime with silver head and yellow cross on chest that resembles Star Convoy.|
|Bumper Battlers||Optimus Prime||Autobot||Semi-trailer truck||General|
|Bumper Battlers||Nightwatch Optimus Prime||Autobot||Semi-trailer truck||General||Purple repaint of Bumper Battlers Optimus Prime.|
|Deluxe||Optimus Prime||Autobot||Semi-trailer truck||General||Remold of Cybertron Mode Optimus Prime in Earth mode with battle damage; bundled with Deluxe Megatron or Blackarachnia.|
|Deluxe||Golden Optimus Prime||Autobot||Semi-trailer truck||Japan only||Gold chrome repaint of Deluxe Optimus Prime; limited run of 1,000 with the first Japanese DVD volume of the series.|
|DiaBlock||Optimus Prime||Autobot||Semi-trailer truck||Japan only||Lego-style assembly kit by Kawada.|
|Legends/EZ Collection||Optimus Prime||Autobot||Semi-trailer truck||General|
|Mini EZ Collection||Optimus Prime||Autobot||Semi-trailer truck||Japan only|
|Power Bots||Optimus Prime||Autobot||N/A||General|
|Legends/EZ Collection||Prowl||Autobot||Police motorcycle||General|
|Legends/EZ Collection||Translucent Prowl||Autobot||Police motorcycle||APiTA store exclusive (Japan)||Clear smoke remold of Legends Prowl.|
|Bumper Battlers||Autobot Ratchet||Autobot||Ambulance||General|
|Deluxe||Rescue Ratchet||Autobot||Ambulance||Target store exclusive (U.S.)||Yellow repaint of Deluxe Ratchet; bundled with Legends Prowl and Starscream.|
|Activators||Starscream||Decepticon||Fighter jet||General||Released in Japan as part of the Super Collection 2 gift set.|
|Legends/EZ Collection||Starscream||Decepticon||Fighter jet||General|
|Legends/EZ Collection||Translucent Starscream||Decepticon||Fighter jet||JUSCO store exclusive (Japan)||Clear purple remold of Legends Starscream.|
|Mini EZ Collection||Starscream||Decepticon||Fighter jet||Japan only|
|Deluxe||Mercenary Swindle||Decepticon||Humvee||Unreleased||Silver repaint|
|Voyager||Thundercracker||Decepticon||Fighter jet||Unreleased||Blue/black/purple repaint of Voyager Starscream.|
|Leader||Roadbuster Ultra Magnus||Autobot||Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck||General||Yellow/green repaint of Leader Ultra Magnus that resembles G1 Roadbuster.|
|Deluxe||Fugitive Waspinator||Decepticon||Sports hatchback||Unreleased||Green repaint of Deluxe Bumblebee.|
- Figures sold in Japan are given catalog numbers. Figures without catalog numbers are not available in the Japanese market.
- The figures come in different size classes:
- Legends (EZ Collection in Japan) - The smallest size class, standing at roughly 3 inches in robot mode height. Usually bundled in gift sets or offered as a promotional gift.
- Activators - Each figure stands at approximately 4 inches in height and features near-instant transformation at the push of a button.
- Deluxe - The bulk of the toy line's catalog. Each figure stands at roughly 5 to 7 inches tall and features medium level transformation and exceptional articulation.
- Voyager - Larger-sized figures that feature more articulation and advanced transformation. Some figures have an "Automorph" feature, which enables parts to automatically move during transformation.
- Leader - Larger-sized figures standing at approximately 9 inches in robot mode height. Each figure features light and sound effects, along with heads that change facial expressions.
- Supreme - The largest size class, standing at 13 inches. Features a near-automatic transformation and semi-animatronic sound and motion effects.
- Bumper Battlers - Toy cars designed for younger children, featuring pull-back motion and light and sound effects. When the car bumps an object, its top portion pops open, revealing its robot mode.
- Power Bots - Non-transforming robot toys standing at over 9 inches in height and designed for younger children. Each figure features light and sound effects.
- Release Status indicates the figure's availability:
- General indicates that the figure was released at all toy, hobby and department stores.
- Store exclusives mean that the figure was sold only on a specific chain such as Target or Toys "R" Us.
- Some figures never made it past the prototype stage and remain unreleased, while others have become available exclusively in Japan.
- Megatron Battle Blaster (Unreleased) - A toy weapon that the user can wear around their arm. Transforms from Megatron's gunship mode to robot fist with blaster weapon.
- Optimus Prime Battle Blaster - A toy weapon that the user can wear around their arm. Transforms from Optimus Prime's truck mode to robot fist with blaster weapon.
- Seibertron.com - Transformers Animated Voyager Class
- TFW2005.com - Images of Transformers Museum Black Animated Optimus Prime
- TFW2005.com - Animated Elite Guard Optimus Prime Images and Further Details
- Seibertron - Transformers Animated Deluxe Class
- TFW2005.com - Lucky Draw Bumblebee
- TFW2005.com - Tokyo Toy Show 2010 Elite Guard Prowl Images
- Seibertron.com - Transformers Animated Activators
- Seibertron.com - Transformers Animated Leader Class
- Unicron.com - Transformers Animated Supreme Rollout Command Optimus Prime
- Seibertron.com - Transformers Animated Bumper Battlers
- Seibertron.com - Transformers Animated Legends Class
- TFW2005.com - Transformers Animated Mini EZ Collection Series from Takara Tomy
- TFW2005.com - Transformers Animated Megatron Battle Blaster
- TFW2005.com - Transformers Animated Optimus Prime Battle Blaster
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