Best Transformers TV Series

Please do not put the Japanese Series or Bayformers for this list is only for the cartoons (the movies weren't bad, but the main actors were just annoying).

The Top Ten

1 Prime

This show really would be better then the whole Michael bay trilogy in fact I would watch prime of the live action any day really does feel like the true tranformer series - Toptenanimallovers

Transformers prime has always been amazing with great animations and art to a great storyline. I love the Prime series so much!

This was a no brainer - DankShaggy

The Prime series was time well spent and I enjoyed every minute of it. The story was written and carried out incredibly with my favorite characters brought to life. The only thing I dislike is that even though I finished the series and watched the following movie, I still wanted more. Especially with Knockout's possible redemption arc.

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2 G1

This was the only one I watched as a kid and I could not even recognize transformers from other series so I'm wondering why its not number 1 - Usernameisrandom

It better in Prime hands down...yes Prime is good but not better then G1

The original has to be the best. DUH!

I love the original show of transformers it's favorite eighties cartoon show and optimus prime was always and still my favorite transformer I believe he is the fan favorite he is a brave warrior he can use a blaster and an axe and he is the true leader of the autobots and I hope that there will be comic books of a crossover of transformers and star wars in some of the pages optimus prime c3-po and r2-d2 would go on a mission and c3-po would call optimus prime master optimus he also team up with the clone troopers and fight the battle droids and general grievous since I have some comic books that's a crossover of transformers and g.i. joe it always deserves a come back

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3 Animated

Animated deserves the number one spot in my opinion. It was so well water had great action, characters, and plots. - EvanWellens

Transformers Prime remains my favorite show to this day, but the Animated comes to a close second. It's fun and has amazing characters. I honestly love what they changed from what one might be used to within the franchise. Things such as Optimus not being the leader, but rather Ultra Magnus. They made a new story out of one told many times before and I loved exploring that world. - Transformers234

A really great series, and stands shoulder to shoulder with Prime, and one of the worthy contenders for the top slot. If you like lighthearted, go Animated. If you like darker, go Prime.

''the transfomers animated has the best theme song it is really good and sometimes funny,the animation is really good and awesome too''

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4 Beast Wars

Very great show


Beast Wars is the best. I don't know what these Hooligans are thinking putting Prime ahead. I get why they put G1 above but Beast Wars has better characters and stories.

This series got it right by not including humans in the series other than the occasional cave person. The show is supposed to be about the war between the Transformers and not about the stupid humans they run into along the way. Character development was great and it made me actually care about the Transformers more than just caring which one looked the coolest. The CGI was great for its time and while it's a bit dated now, it's still a very watchable show.

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5 Armada

This show is trash - EvanWellens

This actually had pretty good character development between the main protagonist and antagonist throughout the entire series. Just when you thought you knew them, they surprised you. Although Optimus wasn't voiced by Peter Cullen, I think the different voice actor actually fit the character better. He was the good, kind, noble and just OP that everyone loves (until Energon, where he's a total jerk), yet he kicks major ass in battle. His design was great. I loved how expressive just the tilt of his head and the intensity of his golden optics could be to show anger and rage that later change to sadness and grief. As for Megatron, I feel sorry for him. He was a brilliant schemer and strategist, but his soldiers were total morons! Yes, I'll give them credit for being hilarious (and Starscream, just for being awesome). Megatron also deserves a bonus just for being an epic badass (he transforms into a huge ass tank) overall, there were just a lot of plot twists that, even if they seemed ...more

By far the best however it was probably too deep and complicated for some people who dismissed it for not being mindless action

Yuck - DankShaggy

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6 Cybertron

Boring - DankShaggy

This series had a very large and complex plot line that always kept the show interesting.

Great story line and beutiful transformer graphics go JAPAN

Grew up with this one, blew my prepubesent mind

7 Beast Machines

This show was kick ass

Pretty Much Awful

After this show came transtech.

8 Beast Hunters

Isn't this just the third season of prime?

This is just third season, nothing completely different. This is technically at number one because it's part of the Prime cartoon.

I kinda liked it but it had bumblebee has its leader which is fine but optimus was not even in the movie for like 30 minutes.

This is season 3 of Prime. So technically everything after here is one rank better. This is technically 1.

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9 Cyberverse

The series is meh at first, but it gets better with each passing episode!

10 Rescue Bots

I watched this a lot as a kid - Usernameisrandom

I love this Transformes show. - AinezoChan

Sure, it was intended for younger fans, but the storylines and characters are worthy enough for older fans.

Not a show for older Transformers fans. Good for kids when they're getting started with the series

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The Contenders

11 Energon

Best show

I loved the transformers designs in this show and it was also my first one So nostalgia I guess

May have been a flawed series but the transformers were enjoyable and entertaining!

Show be higher, at least higher than rescue bots

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12 Robots in Disguise

Despite a rough time in America, Robots In Disguise 2001 is a great show! The transformation sequences were so cool! Especially the one with Omega Prime!

The best history and robots of the transformers, frame my childhood forever!

An anime doesn't seem to fit in with transformers, but oh well - Mehraj118

The portrayal of ultra magnus is so funny!

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13 Transformers: Robots in Disguise

At least it's better than prime - Usernameisrandom

Worst of the franchise

I want starscream to redeem to bee team and forgive him

Better than Prime in every way.

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14 Victory
15 Beast Wars: Transformers

Hand down the best transformers serise ever

16 Transformers Go!

I I never saw the show.

17 Transformers: Super-God Masterforce

Late 80's series released in Japan, Masterforce had a great story and introduced many new characters. If you are a fan of the older transformers series like G1 and Headmasters, you really should check this out.

The show introduced many new characters like Sixshot, Overlord, Grand Maximus and the pretenders.

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