I was just wondering (and not really looking for any other threads- but wanted to know) How did everyone else get into Transformers? Story time! - When i was 4 years old (1994), I got really sick for about a week with Strep Throat. One night, while i was out of school because of the sickness, my parents brought me downstairs way past my bedtime because I couldn't stop coughing (or something, i really don't remember) enough to go to sleep. So one of them ran out to the 24-hour drug store to get some medicine while the other stayed with me. I was on the sofa, watching television, when through the haze of my mind i saw a cartoon come on. All i remember for years about the cartoon was a blur, red and white robot with a black gun/cannon standing victorious with a pink female robot standing beside him in a half hug on a cliff. Then I started watching Beast Wars (mostly because I thought they were animals) when it came on in the mornings before school. While staying with the rest of the series on various networks (Armada, part of Energon and Cybertron) i kept somewhat in touch with Transformers, but never got to see the real G1. (hence... what also made me the only tomboy in my school for... about 6 years total) Then only recently (about 3 years ago) I found Beast Wars box set on a shelf in Best Buy. I grabbed it and checked out. When i got home, I read the back and it perked my interests in what this 'Original Series' they mentioned was. So i went online and sure enough, when i saw Optimus Prime- i realized it was the series I saw when i was a kid! It was so weird! So i did a little more research and found that all the series i liked as a kid (grades 2-11 at least) were majority wise Transformers! I couldn't believe it! Now i'm just waiting for the Matrix of Leadership box set so i can finally see all the episodes in restored glory.- Well that's my story. I wanna hear yours!!! Don't be shy! Tell us what led you to this fantastic world!