I know it's a year too late to do this for the Transformers' 35th anniversary, But I've finally thought up my top 20 lists for the Autobots and Decepticons. For this list, I'll be doing characters who first appeared in G1, especially ones who received various counterparts over the years so my apologies to fan favourite characters like Hot Shot, Windblade, Bulkhead, Lockdown and Sideways.
Top 10 Autobots:
Optimus PrimeBumblebeeGrimlockJazzHot RodArceeRatchetIronhideProwlHound Sideswipe Wheeljack
Blurr Kup Inferno Red AlertUltra Magnus Cliffjumper Smokescreen Omega Supreme
Honourable Mentions: Elita-1, Chromia, Brawn, Perceptor, Mirage.
Top 20 Decepticons:
MegatronStarscreamSoundwaveLaserbeak ShockwaveBlitzwing and AstrotrainCyclonusDevastatorPredakingScorponok Nightbird Ravage RatbatSkywarp and Thundercracker The Coneheads The Insecticons The Rainmakers Scourge Six ShotGalvatron