Did you know as a kid, that Transformers would get this big?

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by exclusacon, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. exclusacon

    exclusacon Expert with the Scopes!

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    This might be a little bias, as I'm asking G1 fans.....

    When you were a kid, did you know TFs would be be this big?
    I can honestly say I did not. I knew that I always wanted to see a live action movie. I didn't know I would be bitten by the collecting bug, until I saw Universe Starscream....

    But anyway, did you know?
     
  2. grimlock1972

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    back in the 80s none of us kids had a clue how big Transformers would get nor did we really care all that mattered is we had these awesome transforming robots from the cartoon and comics.
     
  3. exclusacon

    exclusacon Expert with the Scopes!

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    I know, but some collectors I've met still have original G1 jetfire from when they were a kid, sealed. That amazes me.
     
  4. coppertop5150

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    yea but as fast as they blew up , they also fell off .

    I mean it was like 84-86 BIG TIME. 87-88 not so big ,89 pretty much dead.

    Its not that the transformers were not cool , so much as the children just grew up. A 6 year old in 84 was 10yrs old in 1988.

    When I was around 10-12 I got into r/c cars , nintendo, Then Dirt bike riding .

    I personally think nintendo when it came out mainstream around 86-87 took away from toys and from 88-90 nintendo exploded with kids spending 40$ a pop on games
     
  5. exclusacon

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    You are exactly right, that's how it was around my way. We got into skateboarding, basketball, nintendo.....but we still watch the show when we caught it....
     
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    I dunno man, it depends on your age and situation, I and my friends were pretty into Transformers in the late 80s/early 90s.

    Did I think it would get this big? I don't think I even had a concept of things this far down the line at that point as a kid. I didn't think they'd go anywhere, or be completely forgotten, but I think during the Beast Machines era I never would have thought things would have exploded like they have the past couple years.
     
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    The question didn't even cross my mind.
     
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    LOLs no.
     
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    No G1 era fan, but my brother was. He told me before about seeing the 86 movie. That was the first time he thought of Transformers as something big, like Star Wars. Before he thought it was going to be just another show.
     
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    Nope, just thought it was a fab just like every other toy line back then. I just thought that G1 would come and go and then something else. Even though I was out of TF's after I got into my teens. I thought at once in my teens that they died out since i didn't see the cartoon any longer on tv and I mean the G1 cartoon.
     
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    From my perspective as a kid, Transformers were already this big.
     
  12. AMG

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    During the 80's Transformers was a huge cultural phenomenon. It was in songs, made it to the big screen, everybody knew what Transformers were. At that point Transformers already made it big.

    I never considered it's longevity as a kid, I was too busy playing with the toys and watching the show/reading the comics.

    If you told me back then that Transformers would still be huge 25+ years later I would have believed it.
     
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    When I first got into transformers I really had no concept of things like this ever ending (I was 2-3 when I got my first Transformer). I knew they were awesome, and I loved them, and that every year something new came out...so why would it ever end?

    I think I understood death before I understood cancellation lol.
     
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    I had a friend who was a "Collector" when he still should have been playing with his toys. He meticululously kept track of every little piece and slip of paper and everything went right back into it's box on the rare occasions he did play with them. At the time I thought it a waste but he could probably buy a house with them now.
     
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    This.
     
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    Never even considered that this would happen.
     
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    Pretty much this.
     
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    I did not think about things like this as a kid. To us kids Transformers WERE that big. Everyone had them. How much bigger could it be for kids? ;) 
     
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    When I was a kid, I didn't realize it was big as it was.
     
  20. Ash from Carolina

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    As a kid I had no idea that it would just keep going and going. It was all cool but I guess I just figured they would run out of ideas at some point or something else would be thing that kids played with in the future.
     

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