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TRANSFORMERS Size Chart by hansime TRANSFORMERS Size Chart by hansime
Made this chart to assist me with various stuff.


Please note that these are my interpretations of the sizes and that they will thus vary with other, official media. Those typically just do 'whatever' where sizes are concerned anyway, which means there IS no real size convention for any of the media apart from what's an average size. Those tend to be 'default to nearest average'-sizes though and are as such still random.

As far as I'm concerned these are the actual sizes based on logic, concerning character types I might use in my fancomic. Though I might adapt the ones here for logic sake as well (not for convenience) and would then run consistently with that. One example would be Micromasters with large altmodes: those might actually end up being slightly larger than Minibots to allow humans inside (even if cramped, the altmodes need a function).



CITYBOTS
Personally I don't think all Citybots are equal in size. Haven't even included them all in the chart (yet) since it'd get a bit cramped in the image on one hand and because I'm not fully determined to which size convention I'll use for them. For now, XII is a placeholder based on the G1 cartoon.

However, I'll share with you my logic on them and what they'll probably be:

Scorponok for example seems to be more along the lines of a Combiner to Guardian Robot due to his humanoid Headmaster.

However, Fortress Maximus would be a bit larger again (due to cerebros having a robot headmaster for head) and would probably end up on the Omega Supreme scale.

Alternatively, I could run with the Japanese variant of Headmasters and ignore the Nebulons and Rebirth (!), which means they'd be robots not organics; meaning I could scale Zarak to any size I'd want allowing me to use Scorponok on Fort Max size. If both have robots for heads I could make them even larger, but then the headmasters would have to be the size of Optimus or larger, which isn't my intention.

That leaves a few more citybots.

Sizing for Metroplex though would be independent of Metrotitan, as I'd base Metrotitan and Grandus around Micromasters. Metroplex and Trypticon could be based on regular size TFs, which would make them even bigger (note that this sizing would also affect some, but not all of their partners!). So yes, that'd mean Scorponok and Fort Max would not be the same size as Trypticon and Metroplex as each would be scaled on a different type of user. From this the following size comparison follows:

Humanoid race (Scorponok/Fort Max) -> Micromaster (Grandus/Metrotitan) -> Normal size (Metroplex/Trypticon).

Als note that Grandus will have no direct sizing relation to Star Convoy, even though the toy allows them to link up in 'vehicle mode'. IMO though a truck pulled aircraft carrier of humongous size is silly and wouldn't work. Grandus works better as a semi-subsurface base of operations.
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:iconwarahi:
warahi Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2019   General Artist
And then the white background is planetformers =P
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InsolenceIncarnate Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017
Seems reasonable. Any thoughts on where you might place the average Maximals and Predacons on this scale?
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Zcat91819 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Does anyone else think that they see robot's 'junk' silhouette.
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SketchingRich Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2016
I gotta use this at some point, yet I didn't see a combiner scale, but they r sometimes different in size. I also bet u couldn't scale unicorn, it'd be 12 feet tall of paper
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fortplex Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016
When I conceived of what the actual size of citybots like Metroplex and Fortress Maximus would be, I imagined transformers as big as mountains.  Wouldn't they have to be that large to comfortably house dozens and dozens of transformers 20ft tall or more?  What's the point of even calling them citybots if they're not at least the size of a large base for transformers?  Sadly, transformers has always been plagued by scale issues.  They seem to 'magically' add size and mass in some of their modes.  But, honestly, a citybot would need to be thousands and thousands of feet tall - miles high.  The only piece of art that is within a shadow of that concept is this picture circa 1987 - found on the back of the transformers bought in that era (think Headmasters, Monsterbots, Targetmasters, etc.)  At least in this picture you get to see how citybots would have to fight - in space. They are so enormous if they were constrained by Earth's gravity they'd be incredibly slow (and destructive): botchthecrab.com/gallery/box_b…
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RyunoRikou Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016
I know this is old, but this popped up on a search. I don't know if you've updated this sense, but Optimus Prime from Generation One is offically 6m or about 20ft tall. Also, cassettes were always shown to be about human sized. Most of the G1 autobots came in around 12-15ft based on the size of Prime, Bumblebee would have been about 7-9ft based on his size compared to humans and the others.

I only posted this because I saw other people had asked about sizes in feet and trying to figure out where they would fit on your chart.
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Badtothebone28 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Student Interface Designer
im guessing VI is around 20ft
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wjones215 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
This is very informative, great work.
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LunaSheWolf Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
.....this is hard i mean for crying out loud i have the height listed in shadow Kai's bio. Where the heck does 27ft go in this mess?!
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nightshade43 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
Late reply, but I read somewhere that Jazz is 26ft, and seekers 28ft.
Bumblebee is anywhere between 7ft and 15ft.
Does this help?
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LunaSheWolf Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
it does, thanks, that means kai is alot taller than I've been giving her credit for
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nightshade43 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
I realised that with Phobos too XD At least with this height metre.
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LunaSheWolf Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
yeah i always thought kai was of medium height.
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hansime Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
A human is five to six feet tall. Go from there maybe? Basic maths...
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LunaSheWolf Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
i know how tall she is I just don't know what number kai would be on the chart. I have no comparison transformer wise
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MikeG360 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Where would Unicron be? Where would Primus be?
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hansime Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Well if we'd follow the cartoon, Primus is pretty much moon size in planet mode. That would actually make him bigger than Unicron, who in is Cybertron size in robot mode, which tends to be three, four times bigger. Unless of course, most of Cybertron would be a shell. >.>

Consider though that the spaceship in the movie that went through Unicron's eye was pretty big in relation to Transformers, but only as tall as the height of the Unicron eye... So... you could try to make some sort of extrapolation from that, but it'd be really tricky.

Comics... Don't even go there, but UK G1 had some ideas about Unicron's size in relation to the Junkions (who would be "Normal G1 size")...
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Beldarius Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2018
I guess a reasonable estimate would be that Unicron and Primus are so big, even one of their legs wouldn't fit in that picture.
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hansime Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2018
Not even a toe. ;)
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TheMorph001 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fort Max is much bigger than that!
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Yung-Reg88 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
It would be very interesting if someone made a chart showing the different scales of all the G1 figures. I bet some people would get a kick out of it.
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hansime Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
And go bonkers. >.>
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Loanet Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Scale is really not something you want to think too hard about with Transformers. Especially not buildings and cities and so on.
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frillyfins Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Around what size what you say, 15 feet would be? I was thinking V or VI for Darkwing. I figured 10 ft would be III or V, at least. Still not sure :(
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hansime Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
Well an adult human (size 2) is approximately 5 to 6 ft. So approximately triple that size. Somewhere in the middle of the line V-VI sounds about right for 15 ft.
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Harajukuterasu Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist
Mine...is not as big as I suspected... ^^
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Transformers-Lover-7 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Student General Artist
wow, this chart makes me feel small....
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orangenelly Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
My oc is size 1. I feel like a derp. :P
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tera633 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Student General Artist
I now know where my character is in relative size. TINY. XD
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Xenomaster Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
what about the likes of unicron or primus
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hansime Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
Bigger. :p


[nerdmode]

If you go by either The Movie or Marvel UK comics, there are some references. Typically the leader size is smaller than Unicron's mouth, but the head itself ends up being depicted as not that big. Yet at the same time, a spaceship full of G1 and leader sized Transformers fits through Unicron's eye in The Movie, where the spaceship is about 8-10 times bigger than a normal TF iirc.

The latter, larger version would be more logical for a planetbot. But probably bigger wouldn't be very odd either. Then again, Cybertron and Unicron don't seem to be that big in respect to the Earth, judging from that episode where Cybertron was depicted as roughly moon-sized. Meaning Primus would be at least 2.5 to 3 times the diameter of the moon upon folding everything out (see Cybertron Primus toy). Meaning Primus would be approximately 10 km tall.

Ergo: neither would fit on this chart.

[/nerdmode]
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Xenomaster Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOK
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hansime Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
IN-deeeed.
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Xenomaster Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
...
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nightshade43 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
I remember seeing this in an old Decepticon club....did they get your permission? Not the :icondecepticon-nation: , the other one.
With these charts I remember getting frustrated when people ket saying Megatron was 52 feet high or something even though I remember Skyfire/Jetfire being 38ft.
As a general rule I tend to say Seekers and mechs like Jazz are 26ft, while Leaders are 32ft.

Apart from the Casettacons being a tad tall in this I found this graph to be increadibly helpful. If only metres and feet were converted but that's very subjective.
Sorry about the ramble. :+fav:
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hansime Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
Yeah I didn't state the exact sizes in feet/metres on purpose, since the whole chart is quite subjective. The most important thing to me is that proportions in relation to other robots all in all make more rather than complete sense. :)

Cassettes for instance I believe I based those more on Soundwave and Blaster as "normal G1" size than anything else. As a consequence they are a tad bigger than some other people might have them. Of course this is entirely subjective.

Btw thanks for the heads up on usage. :) I have given permission to a few clubs and forums to link/post to it. As long as they gave credit for the maker and/or it links back here, it's quite fine with me. :) All in all I'm surprised at how often it has been viewed and downloaded and quite happy that so many people found it helpful. :)
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ToonQueen Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
May I use this chart for the club #Decepticon-Nation ? It's well thought out, great job!
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hansime Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
You may link to it or 'feature' it within the club, but not re-submit it to DeviantArt. :) Thanks for asking.
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ToonQueen Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for allowing it to be used! And you're welcome! :D
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sasayakibara Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Ha this is what I was looking for! Now I have proof to my raves about how much of an oxymoron an OC is if they are small and petite triple changing animalistic robots in disguise!(<--- can't stand stories with those kind of OC's Dx)
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hansime Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
lol

It is still only a guide and open to your own interpretation. :)

If the altmodes are small, a triplechanger is possible for a small animal, but yeah, a robot + bunny turning into an interstellar transport generally does not work that well. :)
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sasayakibara Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I used to not care when people did that but now it's just annoying, the troll in me wants to break out when I see them :P
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hansime Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
I've seen some cringeworthy OC's before alright. :/ Very hard to hold back (especially if you have Sky Lynx as character ;)).

Though I've got more issues with the Mary Sue and Gary Stu types. You know, those that turn Decepticons with the power of love or try to take over the Decepticons even if there are people with high ranking, official characters in the RP... >__<
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sasayakibara Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Ahh yes I hate that Dx I don't like anyone changing sides ever! It's so confusing :P unless it's Animated Shockwave or Sideways in pretty much any series. If people are going to love Decepticons they must love them as they are not turn them Autobot =__="
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DNavi-404 Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Good job.
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oswo Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
Thank You for doing this! I always have problems with height, now it's little more simple :giggle:
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hansime Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
You're welcome! :) Still amazes me just how many people are interested in this reference chart. ^_^
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oswo Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
Maybe because in some way it is difficult :giggle: I mean how big will be Megatron compared to the building? :confused: Usually one thing I know that he will be relly big :rofl:
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hansime Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
Being "Really Big" was kinda the reason I didn't put Unicron on this chart too. :D
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oswo Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
Maybe because Unicron's feet <foot?> will be fill all background I guess xD


Sorry for my :blahblah:
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