25 years ago today,

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  1. jonnyshaft

    jonnyshaft Well-Known Member

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    I remember seeing a shit ton of Aerialbot giftsets on shelves, and one lone Stunticon giftset. Dont know if they didnt make as many, or if everyone wanted the lunatic Stunticons more than the piss and moan Aerialbots.
    Memories...
     
  2. iron maniac

    iron maniac Help Uncle Sixshot, Help!

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    I wanted the Aerialbot gift set for Christmas that year. TRU had them(I called) but my Mom waited too long and they were sold out so I ended up with Jetfire instead. I was disappointed but in the longrun Jetfire was better to me.
     
  3. DJPrime39

    DJPrime39 mUnKY

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    SHUT YOUR MOUTH! lol
     
  4. jonnyshaft

    jonnyshaft Well-Known Member

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    I can dig it ;) 
     
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    I remember seeing the giftsets and thinking of how neat they were.
     
  6. Aernaroth

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    Probably didnt make as many, good guys always sell better than bad guys.
     
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    25 years ago today, I can't remember a DAMN thing that was going on. :lol 
     
  8. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    I do remember going to Asda when I was a kid, shelves full of TFs and MOTUs. I got an Astrotrain. He's still in the glass cabinet in the next room, pretty beat up but he saw a lot of action back when.

    I also remember... well, it ended up as Beatties but it was probably something else back when. They had a big old display of Generation 1 cars, my little mind wants to remember seeing stacks of Hound and all the others floor to ceiling. Probably wasn't, but it was still a pretty glorious sight.

    I can remember Tesco back in the day too, back when Transformers was an entire aisle and there were Powermaster Optimus Primes on the shelf. Heck, that shop's not changed the layout much, I could probably point out where the aisles were back in the day even now. It's weird looking back - Transformers must have, at one time or other, been on every major spot of the floorplan up there other than the middle which has always been for clothes.
     
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    I remember the small kmart near where i lived in 4th grade and on being a go to please for christmas and transformers. As a youngin I remember picking out a transformer autobot car because we were told we were getting something. Turned out to be an nes. Ah, memories.
     
  10. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    25 Years ago Today I only wanted MASK and though the futuristic altmodes found in the 86 line were unrealistic.

    ..there do seem to be way more superion giftsets around than menasor ones.
    Nevermind lack of a Bruticus giftset.
     
  11. Axel990

    Axel990 Lord of Unicorns

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    I remember nothing...









    Because I was not born yet. ;) 
     
  12. Stepper

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    Yah MASK is on the shelf at the point of time,drooling over them as a kid
     
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    25 years ago today, I was given a big box by a family friend's older son.

    It was filled to the brim with He-Man toys.

    Life was rad.
     
  14. Snaptrap

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    I can't even remember what I was doing 25 days ago.
     
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    i miss my arielbots gift set
     
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    2ndSndWve Hen... Shin!

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    this
     
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    I was only three months old but I remember my
    Brother having a original Optimus prime!!! And the first time I played with it I lost his blaster and my brother was pissed at me but my love for transformers begun....

    I then later on aged 7 brought my brother the reissue prime with the black trailer, for him for Xmas I ended keeping him and playing with him to his dismay, but he's sat top of my collection today in 2011 :) ))
     
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    me too!
     
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    I can still remember walking into that TRU & seeing those shelfwarming Jumpstarters sharing space with the last of the Gobots/Rocklords. Shelfwarmers or Turdlords? Not a difficult decision - even for a 6 year old... :lol 
     
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    Feralstorm I ship Nick & Judy TFW2005 Supporter

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    I don't think I ever saw the Stunticon gift set, but I do remember the Aerialbot set before seeing them individually, or on the show (Xmas '85 I would assume) I remember my little kid-brain going apeshit upon seeing that set ("OMG an Autobot combiner! - and they're PLANES!! - This is the best thing EVER!! IWANTIT IWANTIT IWANTIT!!") I was beyond happy to get that set for Christmas, though I probably would have disowned my parents if I hadn't :) 
     

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