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G1 The Transformers Quiz

Try to name all of the The Transformers characters from the beloved 1980s animated show and toy line.
Only includes characters that were in BOTH the G1 U.S. cartoon series, AND the G1 U.S. toy line
Color coding designates which group and subgroup each character belongs to
Death to Michael Bay
Quiz by kalbahamut
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Last updated: November 10, 2018
First submittedMay 7, 2013
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Autobots
 
 
Optimus Prime
 
 
Roller
 
 
Blaster
 
 
Perceptor
 
 
Jetfire
 
 
Omega Supreme
 
 
Metroplex
 
 
Scamper
 
 
Slammer
 
 
Six-Gun
 
 
Hot Rod / RodimusPrime
 
 
Firebolt
 
 
Ultra Magnus
 
 
Kup
 
 
Recoil
 
 
Springer
 
 
Blurr
 
 
Haywire
 
 
Wheelie
 
 
Wreck-Gar
 
 
Sky Lynx
 
 
Punch / Counterpunch
 
 
Autobot Cars
 
 
Bluestreak
 
 
Grapple
 
 
Hoist
 
 
Hound
 
 
Inferno
 
 
Ironhide
 
 
Jazz
 
 
Mirage
 
 
Prowl
 
 
Ratchet
 
 
Red Alert
 
 
Sideswipe
 
 
Skids
 
 
Smokescreen
 
 
Sunstreaker
 
 
Tracks
 
 
Trailbreaker
 
 
Wheeljack
 
 
Mini-bots
 
 
Beachcomber
 
 
Brawn
 
 
Bumblebee / GoldBug
 
 
Cliffjumper
 
 
Cosmos
 
 
Gears
 
 
Huffer
 
 
Outback
 
 
Pipes
 
 
Powerglide
 
 
Seaspray
 
 
Swerve
 
 
Tailgate
 
 
Warpath
 
 
Windcharger
Autobots
 
 
Dinobots
 
 
Grimlock
 
 
Slag
 
 
Sludge
 
 
Snarl
 
 
Swoop
 
 
mini-cassettes
 
 
Eject
 
 
Ramhorn
 
 
Rewind
 
 
Steeljaw
 
 
Aerialbots
 
 
Superion
 
 
Silverbolt
 
 
Air Raid
 
 
Fireflight
 
 
Skydive
 
 
Slingshot
 
 
Protectobots
 
 
Defensor
 
 
Hot Spot
 
 
Blades
 
 
First Aid
 
 
Groove
 
 
Streetwise
 
 
Technobots
 
 
Computron
 
 
Scattershot
 
 
Afterburner
 
 
Lightspeed
 
 
Nosecone
 
 
Strafe
 
 
Triple-changers
 
 
Broadside
 
 
Sandstorm
 
 
Throttlebots
 
 
Chase
 
 
Freeway
 
 
Rollbar
 
 
Searchlight
 
 
Wideload
 
 
Head Masters
 
 
Fortress Maximus
 
 
Cerebros
 
 
Spike
 
 
Brainstorm
 
 
Arcana
 
 
Chrome Dome
 
 
Stylor
 
 
Hardhead
 
 
Duros
 
 
Highbrow
 
 
Gort
 
 
Target Masters
 
 
Crosshairs
 
 
Pinpointer
 
 
Pointblank
 
 
Peacemaker
 
 
Sureshot
 
 
Spoilsport
 
 
Clones
 
 
Cloudraker
 
 
Fastlane
Decepticons
 
 
Megatron
 
 
Soundwave
 
 
Shockwave
 
 
Reflector
 
 
Viewfinder
 
 
Spectro
 
 
Spyglass
 
 
Trypticon
 
 
Galvatron
 
 
Cyclonus
 
 
Nightstick
 
 
Scourge
 
 
Fracas
 
 
SixShot
 
 
Gnaw
 
 
Seekers
 
 
Dirge
 
 
Ramjet
 
 
Skywarp
 
 
Starscream
 
 
Thrust
 
 
Thundercracker
 
 
mini-cassettes
 
 
Buzzsaw
 
 
Frenzy
 
 
Laserbeak
 
 
Overkill
 
 
Ratbat
 
 
Ravage
 
 
Rumble
 
 
Slugfest
 
 
Triple-changers
 
 
Astrotrain
 
 
Blitzwing
 
 
Octane
 
 
Insecticons
 
 
Bombshell
 
 
Kickback
 
 
Shrapnel
 
 
Constructicons
 
 
Devastator
 
 
Scrapper
 
 
Bonecrusher
 
 
Hook
 
 
Long Haul
 
 
Mix Master
 
 
Scavenger
Decepticons
 
 
Combaticons
 
 
Bruticus
 
 
Onslaught
 
 
Blast Off
 
 
Brawl
 
 
Swindle
 
 
Vortex
 
 
Stunticons
 
 
Menasor
 
 
Motormaster
 
 
Breakdown
 
 
Dead End
 
 
Drag Strip
 
 
Wildrider
 
 
Predacons
 
 
PredaKing
 
 
Razorclaw
 
 
Divebomb
 
 
Headstrong
 
 
Rampage
 
 
Tantrum
 
 
Terrorcons
 
 
Abominus
 
 
Hun-Gurrr
 
 
Blot
 
 
Cutthroat
 
 
Rippersnapper
 
 
Sinnertwin
 
 
Head Masters
 
 
Scorponok
 
 
Lord Zarak
 
 
Mindwipe
 
 
Vorath
 
 
Skullcruncher
 
 
Grax
 
 
Weirdwolf
 
 
Monzo
 
 
Apeface
 
 
Spasma
 
 
Snapdragon
 
 
Krunk
 
 
Target Masters
 
 
Misfire
 
 
Aimless
 
 
Slugslinger
 
 
Caliburst
 
 
Triggerhappy
 
 
Blowpipe
 
 
Clones
 
 
Pounce
 
 
Wingspan
 
 
Battlechargers
 
 
Runabout
 
 
Runamuck
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Level 78
May 8, 2013
For all of us too old to do the Pokemon quizzes.
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Level 78
Aug 28, 2014
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Level 78
Aug 30, 2014
And this one, too:

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didn't realize before just how many quizzes I'd made with Michael Bay in them...
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Level 78
Aug 30, 2014
and my original apology from the caveats, which I guess was removed to make the top of the quiz look cleaner when QuizMaster was preparing this for the front page: I chose as a somewhat random baseline qualification for inclusion in this quiz the condition that a character must have had *both* a G1 (generation 1) toy and been featured in the G1 cartoon in the USA. Why? Because I couldn't think of any other rationale that made as much sense and would allow for a reasonably manageable quiz size. While I realize this means excluding hundreds of popular characters (Arcee, Unicron, Alpha Trion, God Ginrai, Star Saber, Nightbeat, Fangry, etc.)... had to draw the line somewhere. Sorry.
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Level 78
May 9, 2013
Whoops. Sorry about the mistake in Wildrider's name. I've now corrected it. Thanks to the guys at TFW2005 forums for pointing that out.
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Level 78
May 9, 2013
Another apology: I realize that ApeFace and Snapdragon are technically "Horrorcons"- but I chose to group them in with the other Head Masters... just because. Also, a point of clarification: I said at the top that only characters from both the cartoon and toyline are included here, by "featured in the cartoon" I mean characters that actually appeared in the context of an episode. I'm not counting a few that show up in the opening sequence of Transformers: Rebirth as being featured in the show.
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Level 78
May 9, 2013
I think this only applies to the Duocon Flywheels... sorry Flywheels
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Level 78
Nov 24, 2013
I'm also not counting Full-Tilt as ever having appeared in the cartoon, even though he was sometimes drawn as part of Trypticon. He was never shown as separate from Trypticon or referenced in any way.
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Level 78
Aug 26, 2014
and Hub Cap, though sometimes erroneously believed to have made a very brief appearance in the movie, to the best of my knowledge never once appeared on the cartoon. Arcee had a toy designed but it was never released, that's why she's not on here. And Unicron had a toy made but it was not part of the original Generation 1 toyline.
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Level 78
Jun 6, 2016
I've seen most of the older Japanese Transformers serials, thanks to my first girlfriend from high school who was a bit obsessed with them. There was indeed some interesting stuff there.


Lots of really cheesy horrible stuff, too, but... all the same...
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Level 74
Jul 10, 2014
good lord there are a lot of answers! i thought i was a transformers fan when i was a kid but obviously i was just a novice. :)
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Level 77
Jul 15, 2014
I got one, and only because our grandson had a Mr. Potato Head version called "Optimash Prime."
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Level 67
Sep 2, 2014
I'm calling BS. The average score is 94, that means the average user is using google and/or wiki.
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Level 78
Sep 3, 2014
well... I've gotten all 196 before. and I advertised this on a Transformers fan forum. and the last reset of scores was not long ago so it has not been taken by many people since then... a few very high scores would up the average. When this hits the front page and gets taken 1000 times or so and the average is still that high, I would probably agree with you.
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Level 85
Sep 4, 2014
I'll pull up the average a bit, my brothers and I all had around 60 of the toys each, with only a couple of duplicates, so we had upwards of 230 characters (plus a few GoBots that mom couldn't understand were different, and so shouldn't be kept in the same toy bin). And we knew each one by name, and who it belonged to.
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Level 78
Sep 12, 2014
See? Only 12 hours on the front page and the average is down to 26.
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Level 62
Jul 10, 2015
Up to 44 now!
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Level 78
Jul 10, 2015
Yes because it has been off the front page for a while. After a day on the front page I think the average dipped down to 15 or 20. Now that it's off the front page most of the people who come here are going to be fans, so the average has gone up again.
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Level 62
Jul 11, 2015
What exactly do you classify "the front page"? I say it's "all featured quizzes". Are you saying the JetPunk home page?
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Level 78
Jul 11, 2015
Yes. The home page. Front page. Whatever you want to call it. All featured quizzes appear on the home page at one point or another, some appear multiple times. This one is a user-created quiz and didn't get featured for a while. Before it was a featured quiz the average score was pretty high.. mostly it was taken by Transformers geeks, I guess.. so the average was up to close to 100. It showed up on the front page and the average went way down. That was a long time ago, though, and the average has been climbing ever since then.
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Level 85
Sep 4, 2014
@kal, congrats on getting this one featured. I never thought this one'd make the front page :)
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Level 78
Sep 4, 2014
I dropped quite a few not-very-subtle hints that it ought to be. Not sure if that had any bearing on the decision to feature it or not. I still maintain that this is much easier than the Popes quiz (though only slightly more relevant).
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Level 81
Sep 12, 2014
Maybe if I was still 9 years old, I could have gotten a decent score. :-)

Loved the toys and TV show, never seen any of the movies and no intention to do so.

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Level 78
Sep 12, 2014
The 1986 film, the only real one, was great for what it was. The more recent films directed by Michael Bay are, if you'll forgive my massive understatement, best avoided.
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Level 35
Aug 11, 2016
How could you leave out Arcee?
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Level 78
Aug 12, 2016
Her toy was never sold as part of the Generation 1 toyline. See comments above for an explanation of why I felt it was important to exclude characters based on this criteria.
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Level 42
Aug 17, 2016
Lol, love how all the Headmasters/Targetmasters are at the bottom. Also, minor nitpick but Chrome Dome should be Chromedome and PredaKing Predaking.
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Level 59
May 9, 2017
Oh gosh kalba. You. Are. Filthy... ;) hmu boo xxx
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Level 64
Apr 9, 2019
4/5 points for 188/196. Jetpunk never ceases to amaze.
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Level 78
Apr 9, 2019
This quiz was on the front page a very long time ago and at this point I think the only people who come here are probably huge Transformers nerds. To get 5 points you need to score in the 95th percentile which currently means 192 or better. I'm actually impressed by that, too.
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Level 78
Apr 9, 2019
I feel like, for some subjects (sports, Harry Potter, Pokemon, Game of Thrones, Transformers, Simpsons - the sort of subjects that would attract people who have an insane amount of arcane knowledge because they obsess about these things) QuizMaster should probably use a different point metric for those quizzes. Some of these nerd quizzes, like this one definitely, or any quiz where I'm required to know every minor character who ever appeared in a Harry Potter film or book, or every person who has scored a goal in a World Cup game or something similarly esoteric, the standards for getting 5 points ought to be a lot looser than on the general knowledge or geography quizzes. Just because the number of obsessive super nerds (yes, most sports fans are obsessive super nerds) who go to those quizzes distort the numbers.
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Level 78
Apr 9, 2019
and I fully get someone complaining about this quiz, or any Star Wars or Marvel quiz, even if I don't, because those are the subjects that I geek out over.
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Level 78
Apr 9, 2019
The other solution would be to throw this quiz back on the front page every so often. :) That would drastically lower the average score.
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Level 42
Feb 6, 2020
I take this regularly, just got all 196 in 5:21
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Level 78
Feb 7, 2020
cool. My fastest time is 9 minutes.