Transformers Toy Lineup for 1986

The big toys dominated the 1986 lineup which was the beginning of the end for the 1st generation fans. I wanted everyone of these vehicles, but my family couldn’t keep up and I think I just rounded out my collection with some Dinobots that year. It wasn’t until I was an adult that I got some of the +$20 vehicles.

Transformers 1986

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6 thoughts on “Transformers Toy Lineup for 1986

  1. Man I miss my Transformers toys. Should have NEVER given them away to that little kid. Yes I would take back toys I gave to a little kid, I am that cold hearted when it comes to Transformer toys.

  2. Of all those shown that I have had, I only no longer have Razorclaw and Metroplex. I still have Ultra Magnus, Hot Rod, Rodimus Prime, and Sky Lynx. I did well that year!

  3. Wow retro, responding to a 5yr old comment, now that’s taking “retro” to a whole new level. ;)
    Personally, I had a mix of transformers, gobots, and numerous cheapo/knockoff toys. Everyone likes to knock the gobots, but in many ways they were better than transformers. Transformers of any size could never be mistaken for anything other than a transformer, but a gobot in vehicle mode could easily blend in with matchbox cars, plus gobots had lots of diecast metal, and no “extra” parts (all their parts fit on them somewhere in both robot and vehicle modes). The problem is that people compare standard (small) gobots to standard (large) transformers, when they should be comparing gobots to the TF minicars (and when you do that, TFs suddenly look like total trash in comparison).
    Don’t get me wrong, I loved & still love transformers too, but gobots were every bit as good.

  4. “Don’t get me wrong, I loved & still love transformers too, but gobots were every bit as good.”

    Agreed. I would tend to gravitate towards the Transformers, but Gobots were a mighty fine toy.

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