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** ''Transformers vs. the Terminator'': The Robots in Disguise take on other [[Franchise/TheTerminator Robots in Disguise]] in a miniseries joint published by IDW and Creator/DarkHorseComics.

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** ''Transformers vs. the Vs. The Terminator'': The Robots in Disguise take on other [[Franchise/TheTerminator Robots in Disguise]] in a miniseries joint published by IDW and Creator/DarkHorseComics.

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** ''Transformers vs. the Terminator'': The Robots in Disguise take on other [[Franchise/TheTerminator Robots in Disguise]] in a miniseries joint published by IDW and Creator/DarkHorseComics.


* ''Film/TransformersTheLastKnight'' (2017)
* ''Film/{{Bumblebee}}'' (2018)

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* ''Film/TransformersTheLastKnight'' (2017)
(2017), the final film directed by Bay, follows up where the last film left off with Cade Yeager learning that he and Viviane Wembly are destined to save the world from the coming of a threat from Cybertron’s past. It was intended to be the launchpad for a full-on SharedUniverse of films in the Bay continuity, but due to poor financial and critical reception, it ended up becoming the last of the original series of films.
* ''Film/{{Bumblebee}}'' (2018)(2018) is a shake-up to the status quo. Though initially set to be within the main continuity, the poor reception of ''The Last Knight '' resulted in the film being retooled into a LighterAndSofter reboot with Travis Knight in the director’s chair. The story is now set in the 1980’s with Bumblebee, now sporting his G1 alternate mode, forming a friendship with teen girl Charlie Watson while hiding on Earth from the Decepticons. Though a reboot, it still carries over several aspects from the mythology of Bay’s movies, such as the presence of Sector 7, Bumblebee’s muteness, and Peter Cullen as the voice of Optimus Prime.


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** ''VideoGame/TransformersTheGameDS''

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** ''VideoGame/TransformersTheGameDS''''VideoGame/TransformersTheGameDS'': The Nintendo DS version of the above game project. The Autobot campaign follows a rough adaptation of the film like the console game, while the Decepticon campaign tells an original story involving a power struggle within the Decepticon ranks.




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* ''[[Toys/TransformersStudioSeries Studio Series]]'': A toyline that began in 2018 that celebrates the decade's worth of movies with extremely movie-accurate figures of pretty much every major character, many of whom haven't had a new toy in a while.


* TakeThat: The comics feature a lot of jabs against the mostly-forgotten competitor to the original, ''WesternAnimation/ChallengeOfTheGoBots''.

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* TakeThat: The comics feature a lot of jabs against the mostly-forgotten competitor to the original, ''WesternAnimation/ChallengeOfTheGoBots''.original ''WesternAnimation/ChallengeOfTheGoBots'', mostly involving Cy-Kill [[TheyKilledKennyAgain getting killed]].


* ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' (1996) was animated in CGI and produced by Creator/MainframeEntertainment, famous for the first CGI television show, ''ReBoot''. At first, ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' was controversial simply for the change into transforming into animals. (This culminated in the '[[TheyChangedItNowItSucks Trukk Not Munky]]' [[MemeticMutation meme]], which came about because it was mistakenly believed that the original Optimus Prime and Megatron were the protagonist and antagonist respectively.) But over time, the depth and direction of the story was praised, and the series as a whole is currently very well-regarded. Treating the events of Generation One in BroadStrokes as historical legend, it featured a determined Maximal crew under the rookie captain Optimus Primal (who takes on the form of a gorilla) fighting a rogue band of Predacon criminals led by Megatron (who took on the name of the original Decepticon) on what turned out to be [[spoiler:prehistoric Earth (an EarthAllAlong halfway through the series)]]. It also introduced several plot points that would go on to greatly influence future fiction, notably [[OurSoulsAreDifferent sparks]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' (1996) was animated in CGI and produced by Creator/MainframeEntertainment, famous for the first CGI television show, ''ReBoot''.''WesternAnimation/ReBoot''. At first, ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' was controversial simply for the change into transforming into animals. (This culminated in the '[[TheyChangedItNowItSucks Trukk Not Munky]]' [[MemeticMutation meme]], which came about because it was mistakenly believed that the original Optimus Prime and Megatron were the protagonist and antagonist respectively.) But over time, the depth and direction of the story was praised, and the series as a whole is currently very well-regarded. Treating the events of Generation One in BroadStrokes as historical legend, it featured a determined Maximal crew under the rookie captain Optimus Primal (who takes on the form of a gorilla) fighting a rogue band of Predacon criminals led by Megatron (who took on the name of the original Decepticon) on what turned out to be [[spoiler:prehistoric Earth (an EarthAllAlong halfway through the series)]]. It also introduced several plot points that would go on to greatly influence future fiction, notably [[OurSoulsAreDifferent sparks]].


* ''Kiss Players'' (2006-2007) was a short-lived incarnation of the franchise, depicting Transformers given power-ups when kissed by human girls. It was universally reviled for sexualizing young-looking girls by both Western and Japanese fans.

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* ''Kiss Players'' (2006-2007) was a short-lived incarnation of the franchise, depicting Transformers given power-ups when kissed by human girls. It consisted of a toyline, a weekly radio drama series, and a three-issue manga by Yuki Ohshima. It was universally reviled by both Western and Japanese fans for sexualizing young-looking girls by both Western and Japanese fans.girls.


* ''Kiss Players'' (2006-2007) was a short lived incarnation of the franchise, depicting Transformers given power-ups when kissed by human girls. It was universally reviled for sexualizing underaged girls by both Western and Japanese fans.

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* ''Kiss Players'' (2006-2007) was a short lived short-lived incarnation of the franchise, depicting Transformers given power-ups when kissed by human girls. It was universally reviled for sexualizing underaged young-looking girls by both Western and Japanese fans.


* PlotHole: A literal example in the Unicron Singularity, a massive Black Hole that canonically damaged the continuity of the Unicron Trilogy animes and was used as a Sure Why Not by Hasbro to explain away any continuity errors due to Unicron formerly existing as a single being within every continuity, rather than separate but derivative characters like the various Optimus Primes and Megatrons.

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* PlotHole: A literal example in the Unicron Singularity, a massive Black Hole that canonically damaged the continuity of the Unicron Trilogy animes and was used as a Sure Why Not by Hasbro to explain away any continuity errors due to Unicron formerly existing as a single being within every continuity, rather than separate but derivative characters like the various Optimus Primes and Megatrons. And since it explains the damage done to any ''Transformers'' continuity, that means it can be used to explain ''[[UpToEleven any plot hole ever]]'' due to crossovers, at least according to a common joke among fans.


** The Franchise/TransformersAlignedUniverse, which includes ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'', ''WesternAnimation/TransformersRescueBots'', the ''[[TransformersWarForCypertron War for Cybertron]]'' video game series and the novels retelling the narrative of the games, were originally considered to be outside this multiverse, but were eventually retconned in, allowing [[https://tfwiki.net/wiki/Slipstream_(WFC) the "Alligned" version of Slipstream]] to turn up in [[Franchise/TransformersTimeline Axion Nexus]].

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** The Franchise/TransformersAlignedUniverse, which includes ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'', ''WesternAnimation/TransformersRescueBots'', the ''[[TransformersWarForCypertron ''[[VideoGame/TransformersWarForCybertron War for Cybertron]]'' video game series and the novels retelling the narrative of the games, were originally considered to be outside this multiverse, but were eventually retconned in, allowing [[https://tfwiki.net/wiki/Slipstream_(WFC) the "Alligned" version of Slipstream]] to turn up in [[Franchise/TransformersTimeline Axion [[Franchise/TransformersTimelines Axiom Nexus]].


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* {{Masquerade}}{{Masquerade}}: I some continuities, the presence of giant robots on Earth is not public knowledge. The government keeps it under wraps while the Autobots agree to stay in their disguised modes around civilians with a small number of exceptions. However, this is not consistently present and the original series didn't even bother with it - by the end of the first season, mechanical alien shape-shifters were just a fact of life.



** ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' provides a clear [[JustifiedTrope justification]] for this process with most cybertronians. In addition to self-assigned names (like Blackarachnia or Dirt Boss) several characters received their current names from drill sergeants in boot camp (Ironhide for his ability to harden his skin, Bulkhead was named as such for being "all bulk and no brains," [[AllThereInTheManual Optimus was an optimistic idealist]] [[BrokenHero before being broken]]) or others (like the Constructicons or Wreck-Gar).

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** ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' provides a clear [[JustifiedTrope justification]] for this process with most cybertronians.Cybertronians. In addition to self-assigned names (like Blackarachnia or Dirt Boss) several characters received their current names from drill sergeants in boot camp (Ironhide for his ability to harden his skin, Bulkhead was named as such for being "all bulk and no brains," [[AllThereInTheManual Optimus was an optimistic idealist]] [[BrokenHero before being broken]]) or others (like the Constructicons or Wreck-Gar).


** Besides the Transformers themselves, there are Transtectors that more closely follow the formula; they're giant robots piloted by humans who can turn into the head or engine of the robot.

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** Besides the Transformers themselves, there are Transtectors that more closely follow the formula; they're giant robots piloted by humans (or human-sized robots in some continuities) who can turn into the head or engine of the robot.


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* InterspeciesRomance: Humans have been romantic interests for Transformers characters at least since the G1 episode "The Girl Who Loved Powerglide". But besides that, various humanoid aliens and even a few non-humanoid ones have been shown to be in relationships with Transformers.

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