Evoking childhood memories

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Grandum, Jul 8, 2012.

  1. Grandum

    Grandum Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2011
    Posts:
    2,153
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    167
    Likes:
    +2
    So I just unboxed some stuff...I started out opening a few generations figures and was a little bit disheartned by the fact that I'd probably wind up tossing the packaging. Not that the cardbacks were too spectacular to begin with, but still. Anyway, I went through the motions, just opening and tossing the packaging, before I moved on to some encore & G1 stuff...

    And that's when it happened, the whole unboxing experience of G1/encore toys really took me back - the art, the styrofoam inserts, the whole way that accessories, inserts and instructions are presented...but what really took me back was the smell.

    The combination of plastic, rubber tires & a faint hint of the glue from the stickers made me remember really clearly when I was sitting in bed having my sixth birthday opening the very same toy (ratchet).

    I don't know if you guys have had things trigger your memory like that when it comes to TF, but if you have then please share.
     
  2. Prime Jetscream

    Prime Jetscream The Ultimate Golden Gamer

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2011
    Posts:
    10,457
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    217
    Location:
    California, USA
    Likes:
    +22
    Cybertron Optimus Prime.
     
  3. AMG

    AMG Old School

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2007
    Posts:
    9,806
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Location:
    NY
    Likes:
    +5,347
    Opening and stickering up G1 reissues/Encore toys really takes me back.
     
  4. Jetbolt

    Jetbolt Maximal Air Commander

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2009
    Posts:
    18,873
    News Credits:
    19
    Trophy Points:
    317
    Likes:
    +14,586
    Ebay:
    Facebook:
    Twitter:
    Google+:
    Instagram:
    Flickr:
    YouTube:
    Looking at my Beast Wars figures reminds me of many moments as a kid. It was such a golden time back then. Back before the Bumblebee army invaded stores and back when Hasbro was trying new stuff and many cool looking alt modes.

    I want a time machine.
     
  5. taterx

    taterx Lurkin since Transfandom

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2006
    Posts:
    1,743
    Trophy Points:
    182
    Likes:
    +9
    Seeing a Furman, Wildman comIc in my shop Wednesday will do it for me.
     
  6. strangeguy32000

    strangeguy32000 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2012
    Posts:
    7,200
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
    Likes:
    +241
    Beast Wars Inferno. Even if he isn't the one I had back in '98, He is still chief among my Insecticons (second only to a waspinator I don't yet have)
     
  7. Kilowog

    Kilowog ORA ORA ORA

    Joined:
    May 9, 2012
    Posts:
    1,576
    Trophy Points:
    142
    Likes:
    +7
    Ebay:
    Beast Wars Snarl

    It was my first transformer and I found him again recently
     
  8. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2008
    Posts:
    16,010
    News Credits:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    302
    Likes:
    +1,283
    Ebay:
    transforming any g1 i had as a kid, but especially stickering up any of them (reprolabels, reissues, etc)
     
  9. Automorpher

    Automorpher Autobot Slut!

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2006
    Posts:
    10,112
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    292
    Location:
    Smallest country in the world, no?
    Likes:
    +156
    Everything that you'd mentioned except for what's highlighted in bold. :) 
     
  10. Boy Blunder

    Boy Blunder Hasbrown'd

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2009
    Posts:
    5,340
    Trophy Points:
    202
    Likes:
    +49
    Every time I handle a GoBot. :3
     
  11. WhiteMocha

    WhiteMocha TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2006
    Posts:
    8,006
    Trophy Points:
    317
    Location:
    San Francisco
    Likes:
    +374
    Something about the clear plastic on G1 Wheeljack and the G1 Dinobots really hits me in the nostalgia-node of my brain. I think I was sort of fascinated with that dusky, smoke-colored clear plastic as a kid (especially the way the Dinobot s contained chromed mechanical parts visible under them). When I got hold of a vintage Wheeljack, attaching those little clear wings sent a whole bunch of childhood memories flooding back to me.

    Now you're just trying to make us feel old, aren't you? ;) 
     

Share This Page