Generation One

The line that started it all beginning in 1984 and lasting until 1991. This also includes Generation One items released after 1999 as part of the G1 renaissance.

Armada Toy Reviews: Thundercracker

in 2003, Action Figure Review, Armada, Decepticon, Generation One, Seeker

Armada

General Information:
Price Point: Max-con
Retailer: General (K-Mart, Toys R Us, Wal-Mart etc.)
Release Date: March 2003
Transformation Difficulty Level: 3 (Advanced)
Accessories: Zapmaster Mini-Con figure, Two missiles, Sword/Wing tip

Armada Toy Reviews: Starscream

in 2002, Action Figure Review, Armada, Decepticon, Generation One, Seeker

Armada

General Information:
Price Point: Maxcon
Retailer: General (K-Mart, Toys R Us, Wal-Mart etc.)
Release Date: July 2002
Transformation Difficulty Level: 3 (Advanced)
Accessories: Swindle Mini-Con figure, Two missiles, Sword/Wing tip

Armada Toy Reviews: Skywarp

in 2003, Action Figure Review, Armada, Decepticon, Generation One, Seeker

Armada

General Information:
Price Point: Maxcon
Retailer: General (K-Mart, Toys R Us, Wal-Mart etc.)
Release Date: September 2003
Transformation Difficulty Level: 3 (Advanced)
Accessories: Missiles x 2, Thunderclash Mini-Con, Sword/wing

Armada Toy Reviews: Galvatron

in 2003, Action Figure Review, Armada, Decepticon, Generation One

Armada

General Information:
Price Point/Size: Gigacon
Retailers: General (K-Mart, Toys R Us, Wal-Mart, Kay Bee)
Release Date: January 2003
Transformation Difficulty Level: 4 (Expert)
Accessories: Clench Mini-Con figure, Missiles x 3

Armada Toy Reviews: Red Alert

in 2002, Action Figure Review, Armada, Autobot, Generation One

Armada

General Information:
Price Point: Maxcon
Retailer: General (K-Mart, Toys R Us, Wal-Mart etc.)
Release Date: July 2002
Transformation Difficulty Level: 3 (Advanced)
Accessories: Longarm Mini-Con figure, Attachments for left arm x 2, Claw missile, Cannon, Disc

Armada Toy Reviews: Optimus Prime (Powerlinx)

in 2003, Action Figure Review, Armada, Autobot, Generation One

Armada

General Information:
Release Year: June 2003
Retailer: General (Toys R Us, Kay Bee, Wal-Mart etc.)
Price Point: Approximately $39.99 depending on retailer
Accessories: Corona Sparkplug Mini-Con figure, Missile x 1, Rifle, Smokestacks/gun halves x 2

Armada Toy Reviews: Optimus Prime (Deluxe)

in 2002, Action Figure Review, Armada, Autobot, Generation One

Armada

General Information:
Price Point: Supercon
Retailer: General (K-Mart, Toys R Us, Wal-Mart etc.)
Release Date: December 2002
Transformation Difficulty Level: 3 (Advanced)
Accessories: Wrist mounted guns x 2, Over-Run Mini-Con figure

Armada Toy Reviews: Optimus Prime

in 2002, Action Figure Review, Armada, Autobot, Generation One

Armada

General Information:
Price Point: Super Base
Retailer: General (K-Mart, Toys R Us, Wal-Mart etc.)
Release Date: August 2002
Transformation Difficulty Level: 4 (Expert)
Accessories: Sparkplug Mini-Con figure, Missile

Interviews: Simon Furman (3/04)

in Generation One, Interviews

Interviews

1) Please tell us a bit about the Transformers Ultimate Guide and how you became involved with it.

Interviews: Rob Ruffolo (7/04)

in Generation One, Interviews

Interviews

Rob Ruffolo is the talented artist chosen to bring the Micromasters to life on the printed page. This interview offers some insight into this artist's work on the series.