By DAVID WEINER
July 31, 2013
They may not be lovable, but they qualify to be on this list since they're cartoons come to life! Before Transformers became Michael Bay's huge, multi-billion-dollar meal ticket starring Shia LaBeouf (and now Mark Wahlberg in the upcoming Transformers 4), they were a toy line from Hasbro -- inspired by Japan's Microman toy line -- that created a cult following in the '80s with cartoons, comic books and more. With their "more than meets the eye" cartoon adventures, the long-running battle between the good Autobots and the bad Decepticons enthralled generations around the world.