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DIACLONE
The toyline from which most of the vehicle Transformers came, like the Autobot cars, the seekers but also the Dinobots etc.
MICROMAN
This is where the size-changing Transformers came from, like Megatron, Soundwave, the tapes etc. and also the Minibots.
 
DORVACK
The Deluxe Autobots Whirl and Roadbuster are recolored versions of the Mugen Calibur and Ovelon Gazette from the Dorvack series.
BEETRAS
Beetras was probably the last toyline this company produced. These were the original versions of the Deluxe Insecticons.
MACROSS
The highly popular Japanese anime from the early eighties. The toys of the Valkyries from this series, on which Jetfire was based, were made by Takatoku Toys and later by Bandai.
 
GUN-BORG
The original version of Shockwave was made by a company called ToyCo and was originally called Astro Magnum.
 
MECHABOT-1
Super Change Robo Mechabot-1 was the original version of Omega Supreme made by Toybox.
 
DIAKRON
A shortlived American toyline which included some Diaclones like the red Sunstreaker, black Ironhide etc.
KRONOFORM
After the Diakron line was cancelled in the US, Takara released Kronoform, which included both Diaclone and Microman toys that weren't released as Transformers.
TRASFORMER
During the early eighties an Italian company called GIG imported Diaclone and Microman toys and sold them under the name Trasformer.
DIACLONE (FRENCH)
In France a company called Ceji got the license to produce several Diaclone and Microman toys and sold them combined under the name Diaclone.
 
MOSPEADA
One of the three animes that was included in Robotech. The Alphas from this anime belong to the coolest mecha I've seen.
ORGUSS
The succesor of Macross, which had some of the oddest mecha I've ever seen.
BATRAIN
Another transforming robot toy made by Takatoku Toys around the time the Macross and Dorvack toys were sold.
 
VARIOUS FAKE PRE-TRANSFORMERS
In the early eighties many pre-Transformers were sold as bootleg versions. Find out whether yours is real or not.