Since 1984 we have been given many different series and univeres of the Transformers. Here is my list of toy series from worst to best. I don't expect everyone to agree with me. Feel free to wiegh in with your worst to best. Armada - I could easily go on alone just on how terrible the cartoon was but this list is judged by the toys themselves and when it came to Armada they just plain stunk. They were designed for six year olds and had very little imagination. The only redeeming quality is the Supercon Prime was an excellent toy. Beast Machines - After a long wonderful run of creative Beast Wars toys that took the Transformers universe in a whole new direction, Beast Machines toys were not only way out of scale from their television counterparts but they were just cheaply made and lacked a lot of imagination. They were also far too organic for my liking. G2 - Generation 2 started as a vehicle to reintroduce a new generation to Transformers with horrible repaints. However, as the line progressed it brought new molds and for the first time some real articulation to the robots in disguise. It was the beginning of something good. The Movie - I did enjoy the live action movie for what it was but one thing that I never did get used to was the terrible robot designs. Even worse is they did not translate well into toys. There were however a few gems including the premium Optimus Prime. It was a fun toy and looked very cool. However, it looked nothing like the Prime we saw on the big screen. Titanium's - I was torn on whether this should weigh in before or after the movie toys as I was not fond of the designs of these die-cast metal blocks. However not only did the series improve towards its end but I did enjoy the non-transforming three inch metal figurines. Energon - Again, supported by a horrible cartoon and a bad gimmick that hindered the potential of the Autobots, Energon greatly improved by the end of the line providing some great robots. Classics/Universe - This series should be higher on the list as this series of G1 homage's started out with some quality figures but when it turned into Universe, the quality went way down and other than a few figures, most of them stunk of quality issues. The Japanese Henkei series seems to be a vast improvement but seeing as I don't have any of them I really couldn't confirm that. the line is still going and has plenty of time to grow hopefully with added quality. Cybertron - The third part in the terrible cartoon series starting with Armada brought some surprisingly great toys. I look back at that series with much joy as the quality and play value was for the most part tops. Yes, there were a few misses but in general it was nice to see many new characters and fun toys. Generation 1 - I'm certain to get the most crap for this not being number one as it is the series that started it all but to be honest, only the first couple series contained cool toys and those were from a mish mash of different Japanese toy lines. Once Hasbro took over with the designs it all went down hill. There are far more bad toys than good ones. Animated - This series has been rather surprising for me because I generally prefer more realistic robots but the toys have been nothing short of spectacular. They not only stay true to their cartoon counterparts but they gave some new life to the Transformers universe that was getting a little stale. R.I.D./Car Robots - No, I never watched the show but the toys were wonderful. After years of Beast Transformers Takara came back with well done complex vehicle transformers. It's only great failure is the line was so short lived. I would have loved to see a handful of new molds. Beast Wars - Love it or hate it, Beast Wars changed Transformers in a big way. To be honest, Beast Wars is responsible for my love of Transformers. Sure their were some missteps in the line but from the Japanese exclusives and American toys their was a wide spectrum of original and fun toys. Binaltech/Alternators - I make no apologies for my love for this line and G1 purists can take a hike cause this line was nothing but pure love. Finally a series of sophisticated robots that turned into real cars. The Binaltech series was the superior of the two as they featured advanced paint applications and die-cast metal. The series unfortunately ended a little prematurely but there is not one mold I dislike in the entire line. Well that about does it for my list. By the way, I didn't forget about the Masterpieces but seeing there are only three molds i didn't list them but the name says it all. Feel free to put them along side wth Binaltechs.