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26 Most Expensive (And Collectible) Transformers Toys Ever (Covet-worthy)

There’s more than meets the eye with the Transformers toys on this list. Not only do these “robots in disguise” change their form, each of the toys is covetable, whether it’s a first release from the 1980s or a re-issue of a classic toy from the 2000s.

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Transformers Wei Jiang Detective Alloy Edition

Transformers Wei Jiang Detective Alloy Edition

You wouldn’t want to meet this Wei Jiang Transformer on a dark street – protected by his amour with his weapons at the ready, he’ll take down whoever is in his path. This alloy edition of the toy makes a surprising (and extravagant) gift for collectors.

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Transformers Wei Jiang Movie Leader Class Alloy Diecast

Transformers Wei Jiang Movie Leader Class Alloy Diecast

A toy for adults only, this die-cast Wei Jiang Optimus Prime figure isn’t to be played with but respected – as the leader of the Autobots, Optimus is revered by his own people, as well as humans. And with an alloy finish, this toy is sure to take pride of place in your collection.

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Vintage Transformers Original G1 1984 Soundwave Autobot

Vintage Transformers Original G1 1984 Soundwave Autobot

This Transformers G1 Soundwave toy is from 1984 – decades before a lot of Transformers fans were even born. This is a rare edition that has a misprint on the box, as Soundwave and Buzzshaw are listed as Autobots rather than Decepticons, making it even more collectible.$999.99

Transformers 1986 Octane Autobot

Transformers 1986 Octane Autobot

From 1986, this vintage triple-changing Transformers Octane toy is a complete set that comes in its original box. Despised even by Decepticon standards, Octane can locate fuel stores that his fellow warriors can use, proving himself valuable to the Decepticons, as well as to collectors.$125.00

Snarl Desert Warrior Transformer Original 1985 Toy

Snarl Desert Warrior Transformer Original 1985 Toy

Begrudgingly following Grimlock’s orders, Snarl isn’t happy unless he’s involved in combat, even though the war on Earth means he may never see Cybertron again. The only Dinobot without wings, this Generation 1 toy from 1985 is made from die-cast plastic and it’s in very good condition.$299.00

Vintage G1 Transformers Optimus Prime in Box

Vintage G1 Transformers Optimus Prime in Box

As the leader of the Autobots, Optimus Prime is one of the most regarded Transformers. His greatest enemy is his brother Megatron since they fought on opposite sides in the civil war on Cybertron. This vintage Optimus Prime toy is a throwback to the 1980s, adding prestige to your collection.$149.99

1980s Vintage Hasbro G1 Transformer

1980s Vintage Hasbro G1 Transformer

This set from 1984 includes Optimus Prime along with the command trailer. The original toy has everything you’d expect, including weapons, a gas pump, fuel hose and nozzle, as well as information on Optimus, the last of the Primes, who were once the ruling class of Cyberton.$664.79

Transformers Decepticon Skywarp

Transformers Decepticon Skywarp

The only Decepticon to be able to teleport himself in combat, Skywarp could be a powerful opponent; rather than using his skill to his advantage, however, he often uses it to carry out pranks. This airplane set comes complete with its weapons, so go on, add it to your cart. “Don’t think, just do it.”$165.00

Vintage G2 Transformers Grimlock

Vintage G2 Transformers Grimlock

As the leader of the Dinobots, Grimlock is one of the most powerful warriors – this big, blue “robot in disguise” is feared by both his fellow Autobots and the Decepticons. Released in 1992, this Generation 2 toy has never been opened, so make sure you get your hands on it first.$176.00

Transformers Decepticon Thundercracker

Transformers Decepticon Thundercracker

Thundercracker looks down from the skies with contempt on beings who are flightless (including humans). He’s not entirely committed to the Decepticon cause, but his fear of Megatron keeps him in check. Sit him with Skywarp and Starscream in your collection, who will reassure him that he’s where he needs to be.$225.00

Transformers G1 Lot

Transformers G1 Lot

You’ll need a bigger case to display this Transformers toy. Omega Supreme is the largest Autobot with weapons to match – he’s even capable of instilling fear in to the sparks of the Decepticons. From the 1980s, this rare toy is near-complete, with just one tab missing.$299.99

Transformers Insecticon Kickback 1984 Toy

Transformers Insecticon Kickback 1984 Toy

Watch out, Kickback’s charm has helped him to convince humans in the past to join his workforce. In insect-mode, like this vintage toy from 1984, he can jump large distances and even kick through solid steel. You might have trouble keeping him in the box…$125.00

Hot Toys Transformers Generation 1 Optimus Prime

Hot Toys Transformers Generation 1 Optimus Prime

This Hot Toys Optimus Prime collectible figure stands proud at 30cm in height. Painted to show the mechanical structure, and with distressed effects, this Starscream version of the leader of the Autobots will rule over the other toys in your collection as he rules over his own people.

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Transformers Titan Return Blaster and Optimus

Transformers Titan Return Blaster and Optimus

From the Titans Return leader class line of toys, this set includes two die-cast plastic figures of Autobots Blaster and Optimus. But even Optimus can’t keep Blaster quiet, as he pumps up the bass to intimidate the Decepticons, in particular his counterpart and arch-enemy Soundwave. $109.00

Vintage G1 Transformers Shockwave

Vintage G1 Transformers Shockwave

It may have been released in 1984, but this vintage Shockwave toy still works – when you pull the trigger, it lights up and makes a sound. Known as a ‘computer on legs’, Shockwave is considered to be even more powerful than Megatron, making him a must-have in every collection.$176.00

Electric Racing Set with Nite Glow

Electric Racing Set with Nite Glow

When it comes to Transformers there’s always “more than meets the eye”, and that’s also the case with this electric racing set – turn off the lights to see the track illuminated by Nite Glow. The set isn’t complete, but there are 2 Transformers cars to go head-to-head in a race to the finish line. $178.50

Transformers G1 Action Figure Soundwave x Buzzsaw

Transformers G1 Action Figure Soundwave x Buzzsaw

If you move to your own beat, make sure you add these vintage Soundwave and Buzzsaw toys to your collection. Both of these Decepticons use music as their weapon, so watch out – Soundwave commands a legion of cassette troops, while Buzzsaw destroys his victims by using them in his ‘art’.$450.00

Transformers Perceptor Audobot Scientist

Transformers Perceptor Audobot Scientist

Perceptor is an Autobot who relies on his knowledge rather than his strength; sometimes partnered with Titan Master Convex, these two are part of the fourth wave of deluxe class figures. Treat yourself to this original toy, which comes complete with weapons, box and paperwork.$175.00

Transformers Dirge Decepticon

Transformers Dirge Decepticon

Dirge is a morose figure, who’s not cut out for combat. Missing his old, quiet life, he’d much rather sit in a display case than fight against the Autobots. This 1984 blue and gold airplane is a special gift for a Transformers fan – the rare toy comes in its original box too.$165.00

Transformers Decepticon Ramjet

Transformers Decepticon Ramjet

Ramjet’s defence in combat is ramming others with his head. Although he’s built to withstand attacks, this toy is not – keep the 1984 airplane safe, along with its accessories, in its original box and one day you’ll be able to pass it on to your kids to enjoy.$165.00

Vintage G1 Transformers Onslaught

Vintage G1 Transformers Onslaught

Despite his name, Onslaught prefers planning the strategy going in to battle, rather than joining in when the fighting gets dirty. If you’re missing this figure from your collection of Decepticon Combaticons, here’s your chance to own the complete, vintage G1 toy from the 1980s. $110.00

Transformers Takara eHobby G1 Megaplex Megatron Set

Transformers Takara eHobby G1 Megaplex Megatron Set

If you have the original G1 Megatron toy, you’ll want to get your hands on this Megaplex 2002 re-issue. Paying homage to the first release over 30 years ago, this clone of Megatron has the same blue pellets and leg plates. It also has a spring-loaded firing mechanism for attacking the Autobots.

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Large Lot of Vintage Transformers

Large Lot of Vintage Transformers

This toy haul includes a number of vintage Transformers, from Insecticons to Dinobots. Imagine your excitement when this box arrives at your door – you’ll be like a kid on Christmas morning as you open it up to find out what old, maybe even rare, toys are inside. $250.00

Fortress Maximus Transformer 1987 Robot

Fortress Maximus Transformer 1987 Robot

Fortress Maximus is the poster boy for “robots in disguise” with each of his incarnations being unrecognizable. If you only collect rare Transformers toys, you’ve hit the jackpot – this 1987 toy is an item that every collector dreams of owning. What’s more, it’s in its original box.$960.00

Optimus Prime Vintage G1 Transformers

Optimus Prime Vintage G1 Transformers

As a robot or a truck, this Optimus Prime toy will stand out in your display – the toy comes with a trailer, which has rare metal inserts in the floor. At over 30 years old, it’s showing signs of wear and tear, but that won’t stop Optimus’ determination to defeat his brother Megatron.$199.99

Hasbro Transformers Movie Series Action Figure Set

Hasbro Transformers Movie Series Action Figure Set

One of Optimus Prime’s most-trusted lieutenants, there’s a place for Bumblebee next to the leader of the Autobots in your collection. This set includes 2 Camaro cars, one of which is battle-damaged, showing the injuries Bumblebee has sustained in combat, which have resulted in him only being able to speak through inter-Autobot frequencies.

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3 Diy Display Cases

Diy Acrylic Display Case

Diy Acrylic Display Case

You’ve waited for what feels like ages to get your hands on your most recent purchase, but where are you going to showcase it? Rather than leaving it in the box to gather dust, have a look at this article to see how to make an acrylic display case for your prized Transformer toy.

Diy Coffee Table Display

Diy Coffee Table Display

If you’ve got an old glass-topped coffee table you no longer want, don’t throw it away just yet – you can turn it in to a display case to show off your favorite Transformers toys. Have a look at this article to see how, and don’t forget to check out readers’ tips in the comments.

How to Build a Display Coffee Table

How to Build a Display Coffee Table

If you like to spend your weekends in the garage with your power tools, read this post to see how you can take apart and put back together an old coffee table, turning it in to a display case to protect your vintage Transformers figures.
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