One of the universals across all Transformers continuities has been the use of insignia to differentiate members of respective armies, and sometimes sub-factions within armies or even individuals.

Generation OneEdit


Pre-War Megatron OriginEdit

The War WithinEdit

The Great WarEdit

Non-Cybertronian InsigniaEdit

Kiss PlayersEdit

These symbols were used by the Sparkbots in Kiss Play Position.

Brazilian G1Edit

These faction symbols were used in the Brazilian Estrela releases of the Microchange "Mini Car Robo" subline molds.

G.I. Joe CrossoversEdit

Generation 2Edit

Beast EraEdit

Beast WarsEdit

These symbols appeared on the walls of a transwarp shunt room used by Magmatron in IDW's Beast Wars: The Gathering. Although never explicitly stated, they apparently denote the original Predacon combiner team.

Beast Wars IIEdit

Beast Wars NeoEdit

Beast MachinesEdit

Car RobotsEdit

Car Robots Combatron


Takara used this symbol to represent the Combatron (Decepticon in Robots in Disguise) sub-group in Car Robots — it's an upside-down Generation 2 Autobot symbol, which had been molded into the Black Convoy toy, a redeco of Generation 2 Laser Optimus Prime. The Hasbro version removed them and used the traditional Decepticon symbol. Though it can be briefly seen in the anime, this symbol does not "exist" in the English version.

Unicron TrilogyEdit




Live-action film continuityEdit

For the 2007 movie, the Autobot and Decepticon factions were rendered in the steel gray seen below. Additionally- the Autobot and Decepticons were strongly associated with the colors blue and red, which led to the Autobot symbol appearing in blue in multiple media. Nonetheless, the 'official colors' of said symbols remains red and purple.


Shattered GlassEdit

The alternate reality of the Shattered Glass timeline posits an army of evil Cybertronians united under the leering visage of a purple insignia badge... though probably not the one you were expecting.

Transformers AnimatedEdit

Transformers Prime/AlignedEdit


Unused conceptsEdit

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