Which toys have been marketed with the phrase robots in disguise?Asked on: Sep 15, 2023 05:18 AM
The phrase "Robots in Disguise" is famously associated with the Transformers toy line. Now, let's imagine you're a robot that can transform into a cool car or an airplane. Wouldn't you want to keep that a secret? That's where the "disguise" part comes in. The Transformers are essentially robots who can disguise themselves as everyday objects, usually vehicles, which is pretty neat if you ask me.
The Transformers franchise was created by American toy company Hasbro and Japanese toy company Takara Tomy (originally known as Takara). The concept behind these toys is that they're robots, primarily from the planet Cybertron, and they have the ability to transform into different types of machinery. These transformations make them "robots in disguise". There are two main factions: Autobots, who are generally the good guys led by Optimus Prime, and Decepticons, often seen as the villains led by Megatron.
Since its creation in 1984, Transformers has grown into a huge franchise including comic books, animated series, films and video games. It's been over three decades and these 'robots in disguise' still capture the imagination of kids (and adults) all over the world. So next time you see a flashy sports car or a jumbo jet flying overhead...just remember it could be more than meets the eye!