Hasbro created this collection toy line to bridge the gap of their Transformers figures in 2006 when Transformers the live action movie was delayed to 2007. Dubbed Transformers: Classics, this line featured modern versions of Generation 1 (G1) characters. Must say, they are pretty cool! If you’re looking for original Transformers, we also have G1 print catalogs that you can view. You do remember those, right?
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Classic Deluxe Wave 1
ASTROTRAIN thrives on panic and fear. Though he is mainly used as a transport vehicle for moving warriors and supplies, he only truly feels at home pounding AUTOBOT® warriors into scrap metal. His ionic displacer rifle can scramble AUTOBOT sensors, causing confusion in the enemy ranks, and his huge bulk casts a terrifying shadow across a battlefield. Those AUTOBOTS® who survive a fight with ASTROTRAIN often need only hear the echoing boom of his engines in the distance to once again quake in fear.
Small compared to most other TRANSFORMERS, BUMBLEBEE more than makes up for through his incredible bravery and willingness to go places larger robots won’t. Capable of aerial and underwater missions, he is more versatile than many other AUTOBOTS. His eagerness to do his part leads him to above and beyond the call of duty, often placing him in grave danger. It is a testament to his skill that he has never been captured.
Young and bold, RODIMUS races headlong into danger, throwing caution – and his orders – to the wind. He dreams of heroic deeds and hopes one day to gain the recognition his actions deserve. Despite his inexperience, he is a talented fighter. In battle, he can often be seen racing at speeds up to 180 miles per hour, dodging explosions and laser blasts in an attempt to close on his objective.
Ruthless, cold-blooded, and capable, STARSCREAM makes no secret of the fact that he wants to replace MEGATRON® as leader of the DECEPTICONS®. The fastest flyer among the DECEPTICONS ranks and one of the most dangerous warriors ever to grace the skies of CYBERTRON™, he is still something of a coward. He cares too much for his own skin to ever take the risks the overthrow of MEGATRON would require.
Classic Deluxe Wave 2
GRIMLOCK keeps a collection of the parts he’s torn off his DECEPTICON enemies. His super-thick ultramantium skin – in both robot and dinosaur mode – is coated in energy-absorbing materials, making him nearly impervious to damage. There are many who might say much the same thing about his mind. He is actually quite smart, but a programming flaw in his speech centers gives him only the most basic communications skills. He dislikes the weak, but is dedicated to the protection of those he views as lesser creatures. The only thing he hates more than weakness, in fact, is those who exploit the weak.
Together with BUMBLEBEE, MIRAGE completes the AUTOBOT spy team. Where BUMBLEBEE focuses on information however, MIRAGE prefers sabotage. Smart and fast, he’s always ready with a joke, even when the situation doesn’t call for one. Though he is not totally dedicated to the cause, he cares deeply for his friends, and will do anything he can to protect them. His specialized electro-disruptor weapon can create complex illusions, and even allows him to turn invisible.
Classic Deluxe Wave 3
CLIFFJUMPER includes a WAVE CRUSHER and trailer that create a jet pack. This AUTOBOT is always ready for a fight.
The DECEPTICONS are known for fielding their craziest warriors in the skies, but RAMJET really outclasses them all. He’s a born flier who loves nothing more than crashing. Sure, he’s got a whole rack of concussion missiles and argon lasers strong enough to vaporize a DINOBOT, but he’d rather skip all that nonsense and just smash head first in to his targets – and anything else that gets in his way. He’s just as likely to smash his allies out of the way as he is to destroy any AUTOBOTS in his path, but watching him plow through a battlefield is so fun MEGATRON keeps him around anyway.
Classic Voyager Wave 1
MEGATRON is the most feared and powerful leader in the history of CYBERTRON™. His might is legendary, and his name is spoken only in whispers. He will stop at nothing in his drive to conquer the universe. So great is his will to power that even his own followers are little more to him than fuel for his war machine, and his enemies are less than the dust he grinds beneath his heel. He is always at the front of any DECEPTICON charge, soaring into the sky and vaporizing enemy positions with his anti-proton pulse cannon. The mere sight of his snarling face is enough to break the spirit of many an AUTOBOT®.
Optimus Prime (Autobots)
The greatest in a long line of AUTOBOT leaders, OPTIMUS PRIME is a beacon of hope to those who suffer under the tyranny of MEGATRON®. He is devoted to the defense of weaker creatures, and has dedicated his life to fighting against MEGATRON wherever he goes. He is unwavering in his compassion, which sometimes allows his enemies to take advantage of him, but he is also utterly without fear in the face of overwhelming odds. Where freedom is threatened, he is an unstoppable force, and a mighty defender of justice and right.
Classic Voyager Wave 2
JETFIRE is a great scientist and explorer and is also among the mightiest and bravest of the AUTOBOTS.
Optimus Prime vs Megatron: The Ultimate Battle
Ultra Magnus vs Skywarp: Battle for Autobot City (Target Exclusive)
Constructicon Devastator Bonecrusher, Hightower, Long Haul, Scavenger, Scrapper (Walmart Exclusive)
Jetfire & Grimlock Twin Pack (Non-US release)
Optimus Prime & Ultra Magnus Twin Pack (Non-US release)
Optimus Prime (20th Anniversary DVD Edition)
Pepsi Optimus Prime (HasbroToyShop.com Exclusive)
“Commemorative Edition” Soundwave with Laserbeak and Battle Ravage (Toys R Us Exclusive)
Masterpiece Starscream (G1 colors, Walmart Exclusive)