Parents' Guide to

Transformers: Robots in Disguise

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Likable action series has hefty commercial ties.

Transformers: Robots in Disguise Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 4+

As an adult? I find this show to be very disappointing. But for little kids? It's perfect.

Transformers Prime was an incredible show that was mature, serious and had great story telling! Robots in Disguise however? It's geared MUCH more towards a younger audience. It's super bright. It has a cutesy high pitched character and the stories are quick and to the point. Your child of 4-9 will absolutely adore this. It's for the most part, harmless.
age 4+

Good fun show

A good show to watch with kids 4+ Plenty of fantasy cartoon action and moments of humour. Has prompted a great play-fighting game with dad that my son really enjoys.

This title has:

Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (6 ):

This continuation of the prolific Transformers saga is hardly more than meets the eye; it's merely more of the same good-vs.-evil action-adventure that's won over fans for decades. The content is never boring, and the characters' unique personalities always encourage kids to pick favorites and keep coming back for more. What's more, this series is kind of a can't-lose proposition -- if your kids have seen one or more of its predecessors, then they will enjoy seeing which characters return for this one; if not, they'll get up to speed in no time (it's a pretty simple concept, after all) and find new favorites right off the bat.

Positive messages about teamwork, friendship, and fighting the good fight are present. Of course, just like the franchise's many previous TV and movie incarnations, Robots in Disguise boasts its own line of action figures, accessories, and other kid-geared products. It may not be a deal breaker for you, but if your kids are susceptible to this kind of advertising, then weigh the pros and cons before giving this one the OK.

TV Details

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate