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22 Best Transformers Toys for Little Transformers Fans

Updated 18 January 2023

From train sets to Tamagotchis, Paul would spend hours as a kid playing with anything he could get his hands on. Nowadays, he researches the latest and greatest toys featured on TheToyZone, while dividing his free time between his Playstation and his Nintendo Switch.

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The Transformers have been a staple franchise for decades, starting with the classic cartoon and evolving into a major film franchise and hit lines of toys. Autobots, roll out! I can still hear Optimus Prime delivering that classic line to this day — it gives me goosebumps. 

The entire concept of Transformers is a perfect match for unique toys. On the one hand, you get fantastic giant robots, but on the other, you also get cool cars, jets, trucks and other vehicles. They’re a two-for-one!

Still, that doesn’t mean every Transformer toy out there is the best quality, and that’s why you’re here. You can trust our hand-picked list of Transformer toys because we spent A LONG TIME curating the best options and making sure you will not regret buying any of the toys we recommend here.

The Top 3 Transformers Toys

Model
Best for Younger Kids
Preview
Kid Galaxy My First RC Baja Buggy. Toddler Remote Control Car, Pink, 27 MHz
Brio 30388 R/C Race Car | Battery Operated Toy Remote Control Race Car for Toddlers Age 2 and Up
Imaginext DC Super Friends Batman Toy Transforming Batmobile Rc Car with Lights & Sounds for Pretend Play Ages 3+ Years
Recommended Age
24 months and up
2 years and up
36 months and up
Pros
Award winning design where the car body is made from soft foam for a safer playtime
Super cool racing car design with an easy-to-use controller that offers a greater range of motion than other options
There’s more than that meets the eye with this RC batmobile, with the ability to transform this toy from car to battle station
Cons
May not be able to use two cars at the same time do to controller frequency
Doesn’t come with a rechargeable battery
No remotely controlled features when in battle mode
Price
$12.99
$69.99
$81.78
Best Budget Option
Preview
Kid Galaxy My First RC Baja Buggy. Toddler Remote Control Car, Pink, 27 MHz
Recommended Age
24 months and up
Pros
Award winning design where the car body is made from soft foam for a safer playtime
Cons
May not be able to use two cars at the same time do to controller frequency
Price
$12.99
More information
Best for Younger Kids
Preview
Brio 30388 R/C Race Car | Battery Operated Toy Remote Control Race Car for Toddlers Age 2 and Up
Recommended Age
2 years and up
Pros
Super cool racing car design with an easy-to-use controller that offers a greater range of motion than other options
Cons
Doesn’t come with a rechargeable battery
Price
$69.99
More information
Best for Older Kids
Preview
Imaginext DC Super Friends Batman Toy Transforming Batmobile Rc Car with Lights & Sounds for Pretend Play Ages 3+ Years
Recommended Age
36 months and up
Pros
There’s more than that meets the eye with this RC batmobile, with the ability to transform this toy from car to battle station
Cons
No remotely controlled features when in battle mode
Price
$81.78
More information

From toys best suited to younger kids, older ones and even LEGO, you’re sure to find the perfect Transformers toy no matter who you’re buying for. 

Best Action Figures

1. Generations Legacy Deluxe Predacon Tarantulas

This robotic arachnid comes from the Beast Wars: Transformer series, offering a different type of play and new imaginative storylines. While bugs seem creepy to some, they unaguably make for excellent Transformers.

1 Generations Legacy Deluxe Predacon Tarantulas
Recommended age: 8 years and above 

This 5.5 inch figure has two modes to change between his robotic form. With a crossbow and buzzsaw accessory, in his tarantula mode he can crawl on all terrain, indoors or outdoors. For kids who find bugs and spiders incredible, they’ll love flipping between both forms in 19 easy steps. 

What We Love:
❤️ Colorful design
❤️ Easy to transform 
❤️ Improved version of earlier edition

What We Don’t Love:
💔 Some kids may not like spiders
💔 Not one of the more popular characters

💡 This Heroic Optimus Prime Action figure is an option if they prefer tha classic series. 

2. Dinobots Unite: Ultimate Class Volcanicus Figure

I’m sure I wasn’t alone in my amazement when the Transformers started disguising themselves as not just vehicles but dinosaurs. It was like they picked the two coolest things a kid could imagine, robots and dinosaurs and mashed them together to create the Dinobots. 

2 Dinobots Unite Ultimate Class Volcanicus Figure
Recommended age: 6 years and above

For Dinobot fans, which has become a popular series in its own right on TV and YouYube, this Volcanicus figure is a must-have. At 11 inches tall, it will tower over other Transformers. Kids can press the levers on the sides to activate their armor-up or turn him into dragon mode in just 12 steps. 

What We Love:
❤️  Looks cool in both forms
❤️ Nice, large figure 
❤️ One good quality mentioned in a 5-star review 

What We Don’t Love:
💔 Not much articulation
💔 Some parts don’t stay secure well

💡 This Heroic Bumblebee action figure might fit the bill if they’re more into bees than dinosaurs. 

3. Transformers: Age of Extinction Galvatron Action Figure

As classic as the old cartoons were, there’s no denying that the one thing the newer movies did right showed us awesome, incredibly detailed Transformers designs. It took a while before we saw Galvatron on the big screen, but boy, did he impact the fanbase.

3 Transformers Age of Extinction Galvatron Action Figure
Recommended age: 8 years and above

For fans of immaculately constructed toys, this option is a real winner. Fantastic attention to detail brings the 6.5 inch Galvatron figure to life. This collectible comes with detailed specs for fans who like diving into the details, but it is also easy to pose and play with, thanks to accessories. His truck transformation is an excellent parallel to Optomis Prime, too.

What We Love:
❤️ Very well detailed
❤️ Tons of poses
❤️ Comes with cinematic backdrop

What We Don’t Love:
💔 Feet show in truck form
💔 Bad instructions

4. Wreck ‘N Rule Collection Bulkhead

The original Autobots were cool, don’t get me wrong, but cars and trucks can’t exactly compete with full-on military vehicles. Once Bulkhead was introduced, it made sense that he would be one of the team’s strongest and kindest members.

4 Wreck ‘N Rule Collection Bulkhead
Recommended age: 8 years and above 

For kids who love the army, this camo Transformer ticks all the boxes. Bulkhead is known to be one of the strongest and bulkiest of the Autobot’s crew, making it great for battles or storming from place to place as its armored truck.

What We Love:
❤️ Equally cool robot and vehicle form 
❤️ Has plenty of accessories
❤️ Comes with cool art to display

What We Don’t Love:
💔 Paint comes off easily

5. War for Cybertron: Kingdom Core Hot Rod Action Figure

It was only a matter before the Transformers had to expand their initial roster of Autobots and Decepticons. While not all the new bots were great, they recaptured that original magic almost perfectly with the stylish and cool Hot Rod character. Well-known and well-loved, this budget-friendly edition of Hot Rod will make an excellent addition to any collection. 

5 War for Cybertron Kingdom Core Hot Rod Action Figure
Recommended age: 8 years and above

Transforming into the iconic 1st gen racecar in just eight steps, this smaller-scale toy makes it a great gift that kids can take and enjoy anywhere. Plus, his Energon sword looks fantastic in both forms.

What We Love:
❤️ Cool car form
❤️ Sword accessory
❤️ Lots of accessory combinations

What We Don’t Love:
💔 Slightly too small
💔 Joints get loose

6. Leader Blitzwing Triple Changer

I can’t get enough of  Legacy Series Transformers toys. These are just picture-perfect recreations of the classic cartoon designs, from the blocky arms and legs to bright and contrasting colors. Blitzwing may not be as popular as Megatron, but I always thought he stood toe-to-toe in terms of cool factor.

6 Leader Blitzwing Triple Changer
Recommended age: 8 years and above 

If you’re looking to play both the good and evil sides of a battle, then this Blitzwing figure (one of The Decepticons) is undoubtedly a scary foe to face. You can switch this toy from robot to fighter jet to tank with triple transforming ability. He also comes with two Energon missile accessories to blast against his foes.

What We Love:
❤️ Three great transformations
❤️ Nice sized figure
❤️ Great Gen. one design

What We Don’t Love:
💔 Some delicate parts
💔 Jet mode is a bit bulky

7. Deluxe Class Bumblebee Acree Action Figure

Even though Transformers, as robots, are not gendered, their voices portray them primarily as male characters. Thankfully, it wasn’t long before we got some designs, such as the Bumblebee Acree figure, with a more feminine design and color scheme to appeal to more kids.

7 Deluxe Class Bumblebee Acree Action Figure
Recommended age: 8 years and above 

Whether in classic robot mode or configured as the Cybertronian motorcycle, this figure is all action, with design inspired by the blockbuster movie. Sleek and striking, this figure is well made for posing and has a 23-step transformation that makes each form look distinct.

What We Love:
❤️ Unique design among all Transformers
❤️ More advanced transformation
❤️ Based off a popular film

What We Don’t Love:
💔 Not very tall 

💡 Kid loves dinosaurs? This Jurassic Park Mash-Up Tyrannocon Rex & Autobot is the option that might delight them. 

8. Voyager Springer Figure

I’ll admit I never was aware of the Voyager line of Transformers before, but looking at the cast, I realize that was my mistake. Springer, in particular, stood out to me as worthy of the same status level as the original cast and certainly one of the coolest toys I’ve seen.

8 Voyager Springer Figure
Recommended age: 8 years and above 

For those looking for a more challenging yet highly rewarding Transformer, the Springer is the best bet. Widely considered amongst fans to be one of the most satisfying toys on the market since it allows you to re-configure the bot from robot to helicopter to the armored car. This awesome Autobot could be the hit surprise gift for any fan.

What We Love:
❤️ Three transformation modes
❤️ Fun accessories
❤️ High-quality materials

What We Don’t Love:
💔 A few transformation steps are tricky
💔 More expensive than most


Best For Younger Kids

9. Rescue Bots Griffin Rock

It’s never too early to begin your love of Transformers, and the Rescue Bots are the perfect introduction to this fantastic series. They feature less complex and slightly cuter characters and make the ideal toy for kids to keep busy with all day.

9 Rescue Bots Griffin Rock
Recommended age: 3 years and above 

This set doubles the fun by combining epic robots with epic emergency vehicles. Including Boulder, the Construction-Bot, Blades the Flight-Bot, Heatwave the Fire-Bot and Chase the Police-Bot figures, each in a 4.5” size, they are ideal for smaller hands. The set allows for all kinds of imaginative adventures alone or with friends.

What We Love:
❤️ Easy to transform
❤️ Bright and colorful
❤️ Kid-friendly

What We Don’t Love:
💔 Not any iconic characters
💔 Some can’t balance upright well

💡 This Playskool Heroes Rescue Bot is the one if they’re obsessed with Bumblebee. 

10. Transformers Primal Team-Up 3-Pack

Transformers are cool enough as robots, but they wouldn’t have been nearly as popular if they didn’t, you know, transform into stuff. While kids love cars, planes and other heavy vehicles, there isn’t a limit to what a robot can turn into. What do kids arguably love more than Transformers? DINOSAURS, of course.

10 Transformers Primal Team Up 3 Pack
Recommended age: 3 years and above

It doesn’t take a genius to combine the two to make some of the coolest toys a kid could get. This set includes three of your favorite Autobot characters, such as Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, that convert into terrifying primal dinos for imaginative play. 

What We Love:
❤️ Cool new versions of classic characters 
❤️ Three toys in one
❤️ Very easy to transform

What We Don’t Love:
💔 A tad on the small side
💔 Too simple for older kids

11. Energize Bumblebee Figure

Bumblebee got a boost in popularity after the major Transformers films hit and were not only able to get his spin-off movie but appealed to even more kids by staring in the Rescue Bot series on TV. His character and transformation make him a fan favorite among kids all over.

11 Energize Bumblebee Figure
Recommended age: 3 years and above 

This easy-to-transform toy measures up to six inches while also coming with a jackhammer accessory, so it is ready for action in either robot or car form. When transformed into his vehicle mode, kids can race to the action, then switch back in a single step! Bumblebee is ready to save the day in a flash.

What We Love:
❤️ Single-step transformation
❤️ Easy for young kids to play with

What We Don’t Love:
💔 Bland, non-discript packaging
💔 Can get worn out over time

12. Transformers Floor Puzzle

A Transformer doesn’t have to be an action figure or model, it can also be a fun piece of art. Puzzles are staples of any kid’s playroom, and showing off their Transformer’s love with something they build themselves will give kids a major sense of pride.

12 Transformers Floor Puzzle
Recommended age: 3 years and above 

This is a great option for younger kids to build and play on since it is made from durable yet soft foam. At only 25 pieces and featuring big, bright characters, it is a perfect beginner puzzle kids will feel confident in completing. This set also includes a set of stickers and even temporary tattoos too.

What We Love:
❤️ Doubles as a soft play pad
❤️ Easy to put together 
❤️ Great art, stickers, and extras 

What We Don’t Love:
💔 Older kids won’t be interested

13. Rescue Bots Blades The Copter-Bot

It’s time to save the day with the Copter-Bot rescue figure. Every kid wants to be a hero. From firefighters to medics, there’s just something appealing about being the person others call on to save the day. With Rescue Bots, kids can live out those dreams of saving people from disaster and do so in style with an awesome Transformer.

13 Rescue Bots Blades The Copter Bot
Recommended age: 3 months and above 

Kids can race to the scene, soar through the skies in helicopter mode and then, with one simple transforming motion; they’ll be ready for action in Rescue Bot mode. Complete with a rescue hook, kids will have hours of fun being the hero.

What We Love:
❤️ From the popular show 
❤️ Transforms in one step
❤️  Fun accessories

What We Don’t Love:
💔 Older kids may get bored of it
💔 Thin pieces can get bent


Best LEGO & Collectibles

14. Icons Optimus Prime Transformers

Every Transformer has fans, but there’s none as iconic or popular as the original Optimus Prime. The Autobot leader has been around since the beginning and is an essential part of any fan’s collection, young or old.

14 Icons Optimus Prime Transformers
Recommended age: 17 years and above 

This incredible LEGO set lets you build the leader of the Autobots in this 1508-piece set. Standing at an impressive 11.1 x 18.9 x 3.58 inches when assembled, this is a highly detailed and accurate representation. What’s remarkable is the 19 points of articulation that allow this LEGO set to transform from robot to truck seamlessly. 

What We Love:
❤️  Great size
❤️ Can still transform 
❤️ Accessories and special plaque

What We Don’t Love:
💔 Expensive
💔 Targeted at older kids

💡 This Funko Pop! Metallic Optimus Prime is a retro option for those who would prefer to not to build it themselves. 

15. Transformers Nano Figures

Let’s be honest with ourselves; collections can quickly take up a lot of space. Transformers, in particular, can be massive, which is excellent but not always ideal. You could choose to have a few larger figures, but why not opt for a bunch of smaller ones?

15 Transformers Nano Figures
Recommended age: 14 years and above

With 18 first-generation figures in high-quality metal die-cast form, they make a great addition to any collection. All the greats are here, from Optimus Prime, Jazz, Bumblebee and Hot Rod, to the Decepticons like Megatron, Starscream and Soundwave. These are first-generation models, too, so they’re perfect for fans of the original series.

What We Love:
❤️ 18 figures in one
❤️ Easy to display
❤️ Shiny and high-quality material

What We Don’t Love:
💔Can’t be posed
💔 Display items only

16. Masterpiece Optimus Prime

As much as we all love the original Transformers designs, I can’t deny that the newer versions also have some great appeal. The new films, in particular, were great about keeping the core elements of the characters intact while making them more modern.

16 Masterpiece Optimus Prime
Recommended age: 6 years and above

From the ‘Masterpiece’ range, these action figures are highly collectible, expertly built models of your favorite characters. This Optimus figure is slick and shiny and comes with a blaster and two blades. Of course, it can also turn into the classic truck form that looks just as sturdy.

What We Love:
❤️ Very high quality
❤️ Can look a bit too posed
❤️ Excellent collector’s item

What We Don’t Love:
💔 Meant for displaying
💔 Expensive

💡 This Masterpiece Megatron is the one to buy if they’re more in love with Megeatron. 

Best Video Games & Board Games 

17. Transformers Battlegrounds Nintendo Switch Game

Transformers have had tons of video games on just about every console ever released. Some have been good, plenty bad, but none quite reach the same level of feeling like a true Autobot as Transformers Battlegrounds for the Switch. 

17 Transformers Battlegrounds Nintendo Switch Game
Recommended age:10 years and above 

Naturally, Megatron is up to no good again and it’s up to the Autobots to save the day. This time he’s targeting the Allspark, and you will need to build your team of Autobots to get to it first. Play alone or with friends across many locations, from Earth cities to the faraway planet of Cybertron, in this epic adventure.

What We Love:
❤️ Single or co-op play 
❤️ Plenty of playable characters
❤️  Easy to pick up combat 

What We Don’t Love:
💔 Dull graphics 
💔 Too much item management

18. Transformers Jigsaw Puzzle

Puzzles are decent fun on their own, but when you’re working towards completing a picture, you will want to display the fun skyrockets. Suddenly, the addictive nature of getting another piece in place becomes irresistible until you’ve done the whole thing.

18 Transformers Jigsaw Puzzle
Recommended age: 13 years and above 

With 1,000 pieces, this Transformers puzzle featuring the original cast will keep any fan entertained for hours. The final result will even look so good they will want to display it as a work of art. 

What We Love:
❤️ Great final image
❤️ Good piece quality 
❤️ Doesn’t take up Allspark space

What We Don’t Love:
💔 Might be too challenging for kids

19. Transformers Risk

Risk is a great game, but it can often feel dull due to its age. Yes, it has been updated over the years, but that hasn’t really kept it fresh. What could breathe new life into this game? Theming the entire thing around Transformers, of course!

19 Transformers Risk
Recommended age: 10 years and above 

Focusing on the war between Autobots and Decepticons, the classic Risk rules feel entirely new. Set on the unique and distinct world of Cybertron rather than our own, which can even transform, players will fight for control with robotic units that can go from strength to speed, depending on the situation. This is Risk like you’ve never experienced before.

What We Love:
❤️ New way to play Risk
❤️ Awesome new unit abilities
❤️ Dynamic board 

What We Don’t Love:
💔 Games can be very long
💔 Rules are complex

20. Transformers Matching Game

I could remember every detail about my favorite shows and games as a kid without even trying. Yet, I struggled with applying that memory to more practical things. A game that helped bridge my interest in something, such as Transformers, into a way to improve my memory would’ve been so much fun.

20 Transformers Matching Game
Recommended age: 3 years and above 

Kids can test their memory skills with this challenging game where players need to find two of their favorite Transformer characters from the 72-card deck. This is an easy-to-start game that can be played alone or with up to four others for some fun competition. Featuring all the iconic Transformers, kids will need to learn and remember where their favorite characters are to match the cards and collect a point.

What We Love:
❤️ Great artwork
❤️ Can be played alone or in a group
❤️ Plenty of cards

What We Don’t Love:
💔 Cards don’t have trivia or even names
💔 Can be challenging for very young kids

21. Monopoly: Transformers Edition

Monopoly is a fun game, but no one can deny the original versions are a little outdated. I mean, come on, what kid wants to play as iron or thimble? The best thing this game ever did was start incorporating cool brands with it, including Transformers. 

21 Monopoly Transformers Edition
Recommended age: 8 years and above 

Now kids can play as their favorite Autobots and Decepticons. Instead of buying locations that mean nothing, they can buy Iacon City and Junkion. All the rules are the same, but the Transformers coat of paint makes it a blast for kids to play and learn math and management skills.

What We Love:
❤️ Cool Transformers pieces
❤️ Easy to learn 
❤️ Teaches basic math and planning

What We Don’t Love:
💔 Pieces don’t transform
💔 Pieces look too similar from a distance

💡 For a more intense role-playing game, this Transformers Deck-Building Game is the perfect option. 

Best Costumes

22. Bumblebee – Energon Igniters

The only downside to being a Transformers fan is how hard it is to pretend to be one. It takes a lot of imagination for a kid to act like they’re transforming into a car, tank, or plane. However, the robot form is close enough to our own, especially with a few simple accessories.

22 Bumblebee – Energon Igniters
Recommended age: 5 years and above 

While dressing up as your favorite transformer may be fun, nothing will rival harnessing their power with this ‘Energy Igniter’ that fires mini projectiles. Wielded by Bumblebee, this arm cannon easily fits over the arm and lets kids launch small blue discs. It is essential for any kid who wants to be a Transformer.

What We Love:
❤️ Very durable toy 
❤️ Easy to strap on
❤️ Safe projectiles

What We Don’t Love:
💔 Trigger is difficult to press
💔 It can jam

💡 This Bumblebee Talking LED Face mask and Optimus Prime Prestige Costume are also amazing options. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Transformer Toys

🙋‍♂️ What is Transformers? 

Transformers centers around two factions of robots from a distant planet that have come to Earth. The Autobots are the good guys trying to protect the world, while the Decepticons are the villains who devise evil plots. Both sides can transform their robot forms into vehicles to hide their presence from humanity and blend in among them. They have had cartoons, comics, toys, video games and major motion pictures. 

🙋‍♂️ Why are Transformers so popular?

Transformers soared in popularity right from their beginnings in the ‘80s. While there was a slight lull in the series being mainstream, the major blockbuster movies starting in 2007 and still going today have brought these heroic robots back to prominence. They’re instantly appealing for their key transformations. As a toy, they are essentially two-in-one: an awesome robot and an excellent vehicle.

🙋‍♂️ Are Transformers toys popular with girls?

Transformers themselves technically have no gender as they’re robots, but their voices do define them as male or female. The series has been excellent at establishing female Transformers into the series and equal representation has become a core part of the series. There is still a common conception that they are geared toward boys, but there’s no reason girls can’t enjoy these toys just as much, especially with the newer female robots joining the ranks. 

So… What Transformers Toy Should I Get?

I would always say you can never go wrong starting out by giving an action figure first. There are plenty of options here that can make picking more manageable, even if you don’t know what Transformer they like. There’s the Volcanicus Figure for Dinosaur lovers or Bulkhead for army fans. 
Outside of figures, a great video game like Transformers Battlegrounds is a great way to play Transformers in a new way or play a game everyone can enjoy as a family with Transformers Monopoly.