As was true in previous years, the ever-evolving lineup of Transformers toys has even more features and must-haves that would “trip the trigger” of just about any Transformers fan, young or old. With so many different categories and variations of these toys, there are many, many to choose from!
We made picking and choosing a little easier with the top 10 Transformers toys for 2107 and 2018. Enjoy browsing for all kinds of “robots in disguise,” including those from the feature films. Of course no list would be complete without at least one Optimus Prime toy (don’t worry, we have more than one), or a Transformers baddie, such as the infamous Megatron. There’s even a Dinobot on our list! Whether your kids are longtime fans of the series/movies or new to the exciting world of Transformers, we have plenty of fantastic options to select from just in time for the holidays…or any other time!
What’s here: On this page is a “top 10” list of the best Transformers toys for Christmas holiday season of 2017 and into 2018. Rankings are based on a couple of criteria – consumer popularity and overall ratings. In general, these are the Transformers that kids and collectors are looking for this year.
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Standing 2-feet tall in robot mode, Fortress Maximus is a robo-dude and battle station command center in one. I would actually consider this setup a three-in-one, because aside from Maximus, it comes with mini-figures of Titan Master Emissary and Cerebros.
Optimus Prime is one of the most popular Transformers because he’s the leader… and he’s simply cool. This figure, powered with batteries, shifts from a weaponized Optimus to an armored semi-truck. Includes robotic sounds and phrases.
The only toy on the list that is not a character in itself – — for some kiddos, it’s even better. It includes a tower that rotates, launches missiles and in general provides rescue missions – humans and Transformers working together as powerful teams. Great toy for younger Transformers (or Rescue Bots) fans.
These Rescue Bots would go well with the aforementioned Firehouse Headquarters setup. There are four in a pack, each chunky and detailed for toddlers. Shifts from hulking robots to bulky vehicles. Quartet includes favorites like, Heatwave, Chase, Blades, and Boulder.
In all of my time of writing about Transformers, I have definitely realized how elaborate and detailed some of these robots can be. For example, the Computron Pack combines 6 Technobots into one massive, snap-together warrior.
Next up – Playskool Heroes Transformers Rescue Bots Optimus Prime.Great for toddlers who can’t get enough Transformers. This Optimus Prime is a 2-in-1 that shifts from the classic Optimus robot to the smooth-rolling semi-truck. I love how chunky and easily managed these Rescue Bots are, perfect for little hands.
The 7th spot of the top Transformers toys this year is Age of Extinction Generations Deluxe Class Dinobot Slash.In regards to the Transformers movie, Age of Extinction was definitely my favorite. So, I love this version of Dinobot Slash. The colors are wow-worthy in vivid blue and neon green. And this ferocious dino shifts to fierce robot mode.
Another Age of Extinction favorite. This one is an awesome version of Hot Shot, complete with a Corvette mode that looks totally rockin’. In robot mode, he dons a blaster for each hand, plus a battle-ready, combative stance against foes.
For lovers of the Transformers Generations collection, this version of Optimus Prime is decked out in signature reds and blues with silver accents. In robot mode, he boasts two blasters and a battle-ready stance. He’s a semi-truck in vehicle mode.
Finally, a villain for your kiddo’s Transformers collection! Megatron has an awesome backstory. One where he was the mightiest, noblest Autobot until corruption turned his mechanical heart black. Since then, he leads the Decepticons with cruel endeavor and fierce attack. This figurine converts from robotic, weaponized mode to tank mode.