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Click on the image to the left to view the initial Transformers toy line released between 1984 and 1985.Many of these releases came from Takara's Diaclone and Micro Change toy lines, with a few additional toys from Toybox, Takatoku Toys, Dorvak and Beetras

Click on the image to the left to view the initial Transformers toy line released between 1986 and 1987.Hasbro started releasing their own original Transformers with new characters from the animated 1986 movie. 1986 also saw more Combiner teams and 1987 saw the release of the Headmasters and Targetmasters.

Click on the image to the left to view the initial Transformers toy line released between 1988 and 1989.Following on from the Headmaster and Targetmaster gimmicks, 1988 saw the release of the Powermasters, small figures which transformed into engines. Only when they plugged into the Transformer could the figure transform. 1988 also saw the release of the Pretenders and 1989 also saw the release of the Micromasters, small transformers to complete with the popular "Micro Machines" from Galoob, which incidentally is now part of Hasbro.

Click on the image to the left to view the initial Transformers toy line released between 1990 and 1991.1990 saw the final release of the Transformers in North America with more Micromasters and the premier of the Action Master line which were non transforming robots. In 1991, Europe continued the release of the Transformers with more Action Masters. Europe also saw the release of reissues from earlier lines in new gold box packaging.

Click on the image to the left to view the initial Transformers toy line released in 1992. The 1992 line was released in Europe and Canada with a few figures also released in Japan in Hasbro's packaging. Many of these figures were recoloured figures from Takaras Victory and Operation Combination lines with some of their gimmicks (e.g combiner figures) removed.