I've put a lot of thought into this as of late. I was born late in 1979, and so was of a ripe age to indulge in a full-in G1 love affair. My family owned a toy store, so the stage was set so to speak. There was a twist though. My parents, like a fellow board member wrote days ago, "made" me make a decision. Would I focus on Transformers, or would I buy into G.I. Joe? I chose G.I. Joe. The depth of my G1 collection made it as far as Devastator, Astrotrain, Springer, Warpath, some Micromasters, TM Landfill and Mirage; if I recall correctly. I lusted after Optimus Prime. I begged for Megatron. The Dinobots were a favorite, and yet I'd never own any of them. There were many more, and I saw them all in my family's toy store. When it came down to it though, I always sided with Hasbro's other money-maker. Which brings us to more recent times. I purchased a few Beast Machines toys, as the cartoon was a favorite of mine(no flaming, please). I picked up the occasional odd toy here and there. Then came Cybertron. I was shopping my local Wal*Mart on the tail-end of Cybertron. I picked up Quickmix for $3 and Megatron for $5. I fell in love with these toys. A couple years later now I own nearly all of the Voyager, Ultra and Leader toys, as well as both Supremes. The movie came along and my spark(pun intended) was re-lit. I purchased all of the toys as they came out. The only exceptions are some of the repaints and a few of the non-movie characters that don't interest me. Now, to my point. Here we all are, in the midst of a TF revolution, if you will. All of my(our) favorite characters are back, and rejuvinated. Pessimistic critics be damned, they're all great characters AND toys. I'll buy them all. I finally get my chance to own every Optimus Prime toy that is made in a series. I'll get my Dinobots finally. Ultra Magnus-mine. Megatron-all of them are mine. I'll have the entire supporting cast. I'm up every Saturday morning, finding myself scrambling to get chores and the like out of the way before 10:30 AM so I can watch a cartoon with my little boys. Here's to MY G1!