That's right, folks. It's time to talk about toys. 2016 was a great year to be a Transformers collector. Titans Return took over for Combiner Wars, Masterpiece kept up a good pace, Robots in Disguise and Rescue Bots kept going strong, and the third party toys did their thing.

Over the next few weeks, I'm going to be posting my lists of the best Transformers toys of 2016 in several categories. I'm only listing the figures that I've personally collected or handled, so you won't be seeing a category for Robots in Disguise, Rescue Bots, or some of the other various side lines and collectibles, since I don't collect them.

I hope you enjoy the following opinionated lists, complete with pictures and explanations. (Links will be updated as lists are posted.)