The 19 Best Transformer Toys for Kids in 2020

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"Little fingers can transform it back and forth easily over and over again in just one step."
"With just one step, kids can take it from a robot to a vehicle, and launch all sorts of fun scenarios."
"Four cool bots come in this one great package that toddlers will love."
"Online reviewers say it’s worth the price. Nearly 2 feet tall, it also comes with accessories and two other figures."
"This video game from Activision's lets gamers get right in the Transformers action on their favorite device."
"One minute it’s a cool, yellow racing car, and the next it’s a 9-inch tall Bumblebee ready to take on those Decepticons."
"It includes Optimus Prime and Blurr, and a trailer to haul them that also converts."
"This figure of Megatron stands about 8.5 inches high and converts into a Mack truck. Recommended for ages 8 and older."
"It includes four bots in all—Bumblebee, Grimlock, Strongarm, and Sideswipe—that transform individually and can be combined together."
"It includes a Soundwave figure that can morph between a robot and a boombox in 19-27 steps."

Transformer toys are fun and exciting for kids of all ages. From action figures to collectible board games, there's something for everyone.

Here, the best transformer toys available online.

Best Overall: Transformers Playskool Heroes Rescue Bots Energize Bumblebee Figure

For affordability and maximum fun potential, this Bumblebee figure from Playskool tops our list. One minute it’s the cool robot, Bumblebee, and the next it’s a car. Little fingers can transform it back and forth easily over and over again in just one step. Designed for ages 3-7, it even comes with a play jackhammer.

Best Budget: Playskool Heroes Transformers Rescue Bots Energize Heatwave the Fire-Bot Converting Toy

Fun Transformer toys don’t have to break the bank. This Heatwave Fire-Bot action figure comes in under $20, but parents say it provides hours of fun. With just one step, kids can take it from a robot to a vehicle, and launch all sorts of fun interactive play scenarios. It’s designed for ages 3 and older. 

Best for Toddlers: Transformers Playskool Heroes Transformers Rescue Bots Griffin Rock Rescue Team

Four cool bots come in this one great package that toddlers will love. Each one is 4.5 inches tall, which is perfect for little fingers to transform into vehicles. Included are Boulder the Construction-Bot, Blades the Flight-Bot, Heatwave the Fire-Bot and Chase the Police-Bot to take the fun soaring to new heights. Parents say kids love them, and the set is a great value for the price.

Best for Older Kids: Transformers Generations Titans Return Titan Class Fortress Maximus

Some kids (and some adults, too) never outgrow their passion for Transformer toys, and this Titan Class Fortress Maximus figure is one for the older set. He’s a bit pricey, but online reviewers say it’s worth it. At nearly 2 feet tall, it also comes with accessories, two other figures (Titan Master Emissary and Creebros), plus labels and instructions.

Best Video Game: Activision Transformers Devastation Xbox 360

This video game from Activision's lets gamers get right in the Transformers action on their favorite device. It’s rated “T” for teens, so it’s definitely for the older set, but for those who are mature enough to play, gamers say this one is great fun, particularly for those who like the first generation cartoons.

Best Collectible: Transformers Robots in Disguise Power Surge Bumblebee and Buzzstrike

One minute it’s a cool, yellow racing car, and the next it’s a 9-inch tall Bumblebee ready to take on those Decepticons. For a power surge, just link him with the Minicon Buzzstrike figure (which converts from a robot to an axe in one step), and it’s on! Recommended for ages 5 and up, it requires 1 AA battery, which is included. Customers say it’s easy to transform for older kids but can be a bit challenging for younger children.

Best Set: Transformers Playskool Heroes Transformers Rescue Bots Optimus Prime Racing Trailer

This fun Transformers set is packed with action potential. It includes two bots that transform into vehicles—Optimus Prime and Blurr—as well as a trailer to haul them that converts into a vehicle launcher. The trailer’s base also comes off and can be used as a ramp and for other stunt action. Recommended for ages 3 and up, online reviewers say this is an excellent buy.

Best Action Figure: Transformers Toys Studio Series 34 Leader Class Dark of the Moon Movie Megatron with Igor Action Figure

Megatron is the villain everyone loves to hate, but oh what fun he adds to Transformer action. This figure of him stands about 8.5-inches high and converts into a Mack truck. A bit more challenging to transform, this one is recommended for ages 8 and older. It takes about 30 steps to transform it.  

Best Combiner: Transformers Transformers Toys Autobot Team Combiner Pack

This set takes transforming fun to the next level. It includes four bots in all—Bumblebee, Grimlock, Strongarm, and Sideswipe—that each transform individually. Beyond that, however, all of them can be combined together to make one 8.5-inch mega bot. Recommended for ages 6 and up, each bot takes between one and seven steps to convert. Combining them all into one bot takes just one step.

Best Boom Box: Transformers Bumblebee Greatest Hits - Soundwave and Doombox

This transformer set rocks! It includes a Soundwave figure that can morph between a robot and a boombox in 19-27 steps. It also comes with a Titan Master Doombox figure and three accessories. While some wish it was larger, most online reviewers say it’s an excellent addition to any collection of Transformer toys. It’s recommended for ages 5 and up.

Transformers Generations War for Cybertron: Transformers Transformers Generations War for Cybertron: Siege Leader Class WFC-S13 Ultra Magnus

This Ultra Magnus action figure promises ultra fun. He stands 7 inches high and converts between his robot mode and a Cybertronian armored truck. The transformation takes about 26 steps, and it’s recommended for ages 8 and up. Bonus: It come with five weapon accessories and seven armor accessories.

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Transformers: Transformers The Last Knight Premier Edition Megatron Action Figure

When playing with Transformers, a Megatron figure is a must-have for most fans. This one converts from bot to jet in about 30 steps. As a bot he stands about 9 inches tall, and he comes with three weapon accessories. This toy is recommended for ages 8 and up, and online reviewers rave about how realistic its details are.

Transformers Playskool Heroes Transformers Rescue Bots Hoist The Tow-Bot Action Preschool Action Figure

Little fans will love this action figure of Hoist the Tow-bot. He converts from bot to tow truck and back with just the push of the tow truck hook. Designed for kids ages 3-7, it’s great for smaller fingers. Online reviewers say it’s well-made and simple enough for little ones to transform them easily.

Transformers Rescue Bots Memory Game

For a fun twist on the classic Memory Game, there’s this Transformers edition. Players turn over squares and try to match those featuring their favorite characters. The one who collects the most matches wins. Recommended for ages 3 and up, it’s fun for the whole family.

Transformers Playskool Heroes Transformers Rescue Bots Griffin Rock Firehouse Headquarters

Turn up the Transformers fun with this Griffin Rock Firehouse Headquarters. The tower rotates 360 degrees and features a projectile launcher on the helipad. Behind a secret door sits a vehicle launcher and a pull-out ground bridge. It also includes a Cody Burns figure, gear, projectiles, a ladder and a motorcycle. Let the rescue adventures begin!

Transformers KRE-O Transformers Bumblebee Construction Set

Playing with Transformers is one thing, but building them is another. This kit contains 335 pieces that allow kids to build their own Bumblebee as either a bot or a sports car. It’s recommended for ages 7-14.

Transformers BotBots Series 1 Mystery Figure Surprise 2-In-1 Toy

Which bot will they get? No one knows until they open up the surprise package. One of 24 characters are available, each of which converts to an everyday object.

Transformers Deluxe Class Optimus Prime Autobot Legacy 2-Pack

This two-pack of Transformers may just be the optimal addition to your kid’s collection. It features Optimus Prime and Orion Pax figures, both of which convert in 18-27 steps.

Transformers Kids Autobots Backpack

They can take their Transformers crew on the go with this kids’ backpack that’s ready for any adventure. It measures 14 x 10 x 3 inches and has pockets and sections to hold everything they need for school, sleepovers or anywhere else they go.

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