Transformers Generation 1. This is where the Transformers legacy begins. Courtesy of toy manufacturers Hasbro and Takara, the original Robots In Disguise infiltrated our planet in 1984 and sparked the imagination of millions. These amazing transforming toys brought us the now legendary characters of Optimus Prime and Megatron along with their heroic Autobot and evil Decepticon forces. Classic toys with iconic characters, Generation 1 is the heart of the Transformers universe.