Re: The History of Transforming Robots! (abridged)
Originally Posted by The Lizard
1982 - The first two transforming "Car Robots" are introduced as part of the Diaclone line. These will later go on to be released in the US as the Autobots "Sideswipe" and "Ironhide", so these are technically the first of the Transformers.
1982 Diaclone catalog
Sunstreaker you mean. Diaclone Sunstreaker never came in yellow. Sideswipe did. And black and red, and a police version.
I for one welcome our new red flamed, fish-lipped savior. May he always defend us from the scrap metal Devil.