Do any of you remember any TV shows from your early childhood that might have predisposed you to fall in love with Transformers later? Some examples from my pre-TF childhood days that I loved in their day: A Bear Called Jeremy In this stop-motion amimation starring a sweet-voiced singing teddy bear that went on a long quest for some reason and had a magical whistle lodged in his throat, much of the time he carried what for me was the real drawing factor in the show... a hard to control omni-former that usually took the form of a mechanized suitcase, to which Jeremy had lost the instructions. Barbapapa Barpbapapa was some kind of giant walking amoeba with a family with similar names which he created by planting seeds in the ground. He was clearly organic, but they were nonetheless alien superheroes which were able to transform into any shape they needed. I thought that was fascinating. The New Mutants OK this was never really any more than a comic book and it came out about the same time as G1... But I confess I had a big crush on Wolfsbane and it was probably because she was a shapeshifter. Does anyone else have anything to add?