Check our assortment Transformers Animated. Transformers Animated is an American / Japanese animated series with an accompanying toy line, Hasbro's 2008 and 2010 by Takara Tomy in Japan in 2008. Like the TV series this toy line is unique design for its cartoon-like. In accordance with the animated theme is any figure, and / or dyed in a matte finish, as opposed to other figures of Transformers-lines with glossy finishes. Metallic paints are also used sparingly in most of the figures. The only exception to this rule is Leader Class Ultra Magnus, who uses glossy black on some body panels. The Japanese versions of almost all the toys, however, are painted in a metallic finish.