G1 Decepticons                                         


In the original animated series continuity, the Decepticons owe their warlike ways to their faction's origin as military hardware robots.    They lusted for power, began a civil war. The Autobots could not hope to match the superior firepower and battlefield powers of the Decepticons, and instead turn ed to stealth, developing the art of transformation, modifying their bodies so that they could assume other forms.   Working in secret, the Decepticons also developed transformation technology, along with new robot-mode flight powers, and, under the command of one of the first of this new breed, Megatron, they attacked one of the capital's outer cities, killing the current Autobot leader.  

After five million years, Cybertron was nearly depleted of all its energy until the Decepticons received word that the Autobots were planning to search for new energy resources. Following the Autobot ship, the Ark, in their ship, the Nemesis, the Decepticons boarded the Ark and engaged the Autobots on their ship. Unfortunately, the Ark drifted too close to Earth and crashed landed in a volcano. All the occupants of the Ark went into emergency stasis, while the Decepticons on the Nemesis ejected to South America.  After 4 million years, the volcano the Ark was wedged in, erupted in Earth year 1984, restarting its computer, Teletraan I. Sending out Spy Satellites, Teletraan created alternative forms out of Earth vehicles for any transformers caught in its scanning beam. 

Generation 1 lasted for 3 seasons in the United States from 1984 until 1986.                     

       Season 1 Figures

       Season 2 Figures

       Season 3 Figures 

The Japanese series of Generation 1 took on its own flavor than the USA version.

Action Masters












Heroes of Cybertron

World's Smallest Transformers


Hasbro Commorative Reissues*



Takara TF Collection reissues

Japanese Reissues

* has black missiles rather than chrome that do not fire

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Designed on April 11, 2008       Updated on May 23, 2008       cascadia2008@hotmail.com