Top Ten G1 Transformers That Will Never Make it to a Live Action Film

Mike / May 21st, 2012

Video description by Mike Matei:
A tribute to all those long forgotten Generation 1 Transformers that weren’t popular enough to make it into the Michael Bay feature films.

Transformers are also known as 變形金剛, トランスフォーマー, Трансформеры


  • z_thompson

    May 21, 2012 at 12:03 am


  • Bryal

    May 21, 2012 at 12:21 am

    lol Andy Dick

  • Doogrisa

    May 21, 2012 at 12:21 am

    The good old 80s.

  • ravendogg

    May 21, 2012 at 12:22 am

    AGGGGHHHHH running to my parents basement to play with my collection ! screw the marriage, bills and kids. ITS TRANFORMERS !!!!

  • culwin

    May 21, 2012 at 12:27 am

    I hate Michael Bay

  • Deschkloth

    May 21, 2012 at 12:31 am

    Great collection Mike!

  • TheProfessor

    May 21, 2012 at 12:52 am

    “How can a robot have a ghost?”

    Someone correct me if I’m wrong, but I thought they weren’t simply “robots” but an alien species that just happen to look what we call robots. They’re living creatures…. so… yeah…. ghosts.

  • Doogrisa

    May 21, 2012 at 12:53 am

    Why is this video unlisted on youtube?

  • Doogrisa

    May 21, 2012 at 12:55 am

    nvm Its not anymore.

  • Belligeron

    May 21, 2012 at 1:16 am

    I would have liked it if you were more serious with your choice of voice actors…

  • May 21, 2012 at 2:22 am

    Nice review…Mike is improving in this matters. I thought the Elmo movie interview was a bit over the top and a little too obscene…but that was a while ago..

    nice to see all the toys of ransformers togethers…I used to have some of them but I honestly have no clue who they were!!

  • xdeathknightx

    May 21, 2012 at 2:37 am

    Mike, it’s Michael Bay. He would love Lube and you’ve probably given him ample ideas for Transformers 4. ;)

  • fcabanski

    May 21, 2012 at 2:45 am

    I would be the best voice actor to play any of those roles.

  • Haxornator

    May 21, 2012 at 3:23 am

    Mike, did you ever see the fandub with goldbug and shitpiece?

  • Haxornator

    May 21, 2012 at 3:24 am

    here we are, yup it’s still on youtube

  • Kraelich

    May 21, 2012 at 3:53 am

    HAHAHA! Andy Dick

  • furiousgreg

    May 21, 2012 at 7:50 am

    Aren’t most of these G2?

  • Reynold1

    May 21, 2012 at 8:33 am

    No, none of these are G2 at all

  • fireworka

    May 21, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Why does the motorcycle say “POLISE” at 2:49?

  • RedRocks

    May 21, 2012 at 10:32 am

    Wow look how good those figures look. Put mine to shame shape/sticker wise, but I got ALOT of figures.

    Ya forgot to mention Erector XD he’s a G1 Micromaster

  • Redem

    May 21, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    I’m pretty sure a transformer called Lube would end up in a Micheal Bay movie

  • jrdaher

    May 21, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    I don´t care wich transformers will make to another movie, I just don´t want Michael Bay to do it.

  • PoLaR

    May 21, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    @ TheProfessor

    Dude.. “Transformers, robots in disguise”.

  • Dr. Breakfastmachine

    May 21, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    I’m a big fan of Mike and his videos, probably one of the biggest, but this one was kind of a weak effort. I was expecting it to be 10 characters who had really stupid or strange factors to them that would prevent them from being in a movie, but the only one like that was Lube. The rest were just random obscure transformers matched up with random celebrities.

  • Stalwart

    May 22, 2012 at 4:45 am

    >“How can a robot have a ghost?”

    If they have souls (sparks), they can have ghosts too

  • kloraferm

    May 22, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    How about the next live action movie not be done by Michael Bay!

  • douglask436

    May 22, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Thanks for reminding me of how I grew up poor Mike lol

  • May 22, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Now we definately are sure why they didn’t make it on our memories as well.The only ones i remember are the dinobots.

  • May 22, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    IS THIS MIKE’S FIRST TOP TEN? :) Nice job, I really appreciate you looking out for the site while James is working-keep it up!

  • SparcMan

    May 23, 2012 at 6:25 am

    Come on! give us some Lube Love!

  • GeezusKereist

    May 23, 2012 at 8:47 am

    Good top ten but Leslie Nielson is dead. Maybe his spirit can do the voice acting.

  • Ben_from_G-town

    May 23, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    Nice top ten, though I wish you would have explained better why you thought they wouldn’t make it into a movie. And DAMN YOU, your Transformers collection is awesome! I’ve got quite a few Transformers, but not that many!

  • May 24, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    I’m thinking Grimlock would be the least likely as he’s a Dinosaur and could not blend into the environment at all.

  • angeltread

    May 29, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    knowing Michael Bay’s juvenile, robot leg humping, masturbation, type of humor… Lube would be a perfect candidate for his movies.

  • May 30, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    You see, here’s where you’re wrong. Because these are obscure characters we care little about, they are perfect for Bay to use. “Oh you want Hound or Jetfire or Blitzwing? ha, enjoy Tantrum assholes!””

  • smd

    June 5, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Haha, they spelled police as “polise” on the motorcycle protectobot.

  • Vlax

    June 11, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    Is that a Veritech in Battloid mode in the background in the beginning, Mike?

  • Kevin XI

    June 18, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Where’d you get all those wonderful toys?

  • Stefanoragnopazzo

    August 19, 2012 at 7:10 am

    How about next live action film made live action?

  • Entropy3ko

    September 18, 2012 at 10:45 am

    Really.. I hope Micheal Bay does NOT make another (shitty) transformer movie… I wish Micheal Bay should stop making movies altogether. The world (of cinema) would become a better place that way.

  • DarthPacino

    December 3, 2012 at 12:03 am

    Hey Mike..Great list..As a fellow TF fanboy, I dig diggin on Bay as much as the rest of your commentors here, except I do have to thank the guy to some degree..His flicks may be devoid of any soul or real substance, but the have brought the Transformers as a brand to the widest audience that they’ve ever had. Even in the 80′s at their G1 peak they never achieved such exposure. It’s not just kids who are talking abnout Optimus these’s people of all ages. Of course these days those kids who loved the Autobots and Decepticons have kids of their own, so the potential for a much wider audience was there. My point is, Bay’s movies (can’t call them “films” lol) appealed to ALL those people and thats why we can go to Walmart and find toylines depicting G1, movie universe, preschool versions, etc etc..without the success of his movies, it would just be a nice nostalgic niche brand ie: Voltron, MASK, etc..Thx Michael Bay!…but u still suck. :)

  • June 1, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    I wonder if skids and mudflap were in the original transformers cartoon?

  • July 29, 2013 at 1:20 am

    Devastator, a giant pile of trash. With balls.

  • skwij

    July 30, 2013 at 10:54 am

    Nice collection, and a funny list! Thanks!

  • August 6, 2013 at 12:38 am

    If bay makes a transformers 4 he needs to put Grimlock in he movie.

  • nammm3

    April 4, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    I sadly youtubed the Regis farting video and after thoroughly looking at it 3-5 times, it was his cup that made the noise :-(

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