how did you become a tf fan

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  1. tfomegaprime

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    how did you become a tf fan:) 
     
  2. Jetbolt

    Jetbolt Maximal Air Commander

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    Seeing the first episode of Beast Wars before school one morning. Then started a decline following the end of the Beast Era and got rehook with Animated.
     
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    Beast wars started me up. Loved gorillas and took interest in primal.
     
  4. soundwave142

    soundwave142 Decepticon over-seer

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    I started out watching armada then the movie got more into the franchise.
     
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    I started reading the TFWiki post-ROTF. The comprehensiveness and obvious care that the staff put into it intrigued me, so I began to collect Transformers toys. To this day, the TFWiki is still the most friendly, comprehensive, and up-to-date information database I've come across in a fandom.
     
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    Not sure if the comics or tv show/movie came first, but I pretty much got into that stuff at the same time (along with the go-bots movie) & it all went uphill from there. I got a few of the G1/G2 toys, and then after a short break, I got back into things when Beasties (Beast Wars as its usually known as) began airing on TV.

    Actually, the main reason I even gave that a shot was because Reboot was my favorite show & this was promoted to hell on YTV, and yeah. That's how it began. :) 
     
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    Watched Beast Wars a lot as a kid, then the movies reintroduced me to the franchise and I started watching Cybertron.
     
  8. Quantum25

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    I started out watching Transformers RID, then Armada but I never really got that much into the shows or toyline. Skipped Energon and part of Cybertron, but I saw G1 on VHS and got hooked with the 86 movie (and later on Beast Wars). Had a passing interest with the live action movies, but it was Animated and the Classics 2.0/Universe line that fully got me interested in TF lore and fandom.
     
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    Don't remember. I was pratically raised on transformers.
     
  10. cryotek

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    Christmas 1984, I got G1 Ratchet & my brother got G1 Mirage. We been hooked ever since.
     
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    I was very young. My dad had taped recordings of some G1 episodes, and the first set of episodes I ever watched was The Key To Vector Sigma and the introduction of the Aerialbots. I was hooked immediately. Then I found Beast Wars and it was love up to Armada.

    I gave up after that, stopped collecting through the rest of that trilogy. Then Animated ignited my love and I was back again. And Prime just really is brilliant now. Never was a fan of the films, but the first one is good as an origin. But I still cannot rewatch it, it's just cringe worthy.
     
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    I was a kid and Beast Wars was on TV and it was awesme.

    That is all there is to it.
     
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    ABH1979 Anonymous Bucket Head Moderator TFW2005 Supporter

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    1984 happened. I didn't have a single friend who wasn't into Transformers back then.
     
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    transformers armada......nuff said
     
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    A couple weeks ago, Doug Walker posted a review for the G1 Transformers cartoon on ThatGuyWithTheGlasses.com. Thanks to commercials for the movie saga and infrequent mentionings from previous years in school (and one particular Cake Boss episode), I was remotely familiar with the Transformers fandom, (albeit, I assumed it was too "weird" to be something I would like.) Heretofore, with nothing else to do, I watched the aforementioned review.

    Doug pulled up Bumblebee in a screenshot for a second, and I kind of gushed because he was so small. I didn't think I would ever get in to Transformers (my whole life, going off of the commercials for movies and stuff, I thought it looked pretty stupid), but I started Googling Bumblebee and watching YouTube clips and stuff, prompted by the presence of my perpetual boredom and raw curiosity. Although I had virtually no feelings for him at first, my love progressively grew until I became one with the Transformers fandom in general.

    It sucks being a latecomer, though, because there's so much to the Transformers phenomona that it's completely overwhelming. You could spend your entire life studying one character in some cases, and die not knowing everything about him.
     
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    I don't remember exactly, but it's gotta be the G1 cartoon. I can just about quote the "More Than Meets The Eye" mini-series word-for-word!

    "Explore explore!....repair repair!"
     
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    I first came upon it by watching Beast Wars as a kid. :) 
     
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    Watching an episode of RID when I was 7. I thought Optimus Prime was cool.
     
  19. Stardust262

    Stardust262 Moe is the Only Way

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    Watching Armada when it was on
     
  20. Dinobot747

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    The live action movies.
     

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