Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by ChrisLHanssen, Oct 20, 2008.
I am wondering How did you get into Transformers?
Saw TFs on shelves in WHSmith's when they first came out, bought Huffer, was hooked.
There's a button on the back of the neck that opens up the cockpit. A bit snug, but if you bend your knees you can get in just fine.
I got a big combiner when I was five, it kicked arse.
What are you talking about?
He is talking about how he got a Transformer when he was five, and he liked it.
I watched the cartoon, and of course, wanted the toys from that glorified, yet glorious 30 minute commercial.
I saw the cartoon when it premiered in 84 or was it 85?
My first one was skywarp. I can say G1 jetfire hooked me because I pinched my pinkie in the landing gear when I was a kid. I didnt mess with it much after that.
Then I dropped a G1 megatron brand new just got it that same day on the fkng ground I was so pissed the handle just exploded and the barrel snapped off and there was road-rash all over the chrome and shit and broke everywhere. Aw man. Parents were soooo pissed when i got home. I remember thinking the whole time coming home that theyll buy me another one or we can exchange this broken piece of poor megs and that target would put me in jail because I tried to return a broken transformer lol.
But when I got home they were so angry. It shaped me up to be more careful that day.
Then I remember pretender shells, goofy colors and then beast wars and I couldnt stand what they did to my precious robots and turned them into animals but I tried to adapt to the designs but I''ll never completely understand the logic behind it. Even though in my head it is G1 forever, but I see you #1 true fans living and breathing this stuff when Im just trolling.
I see what you mean.
I saw the old toon back in the 80's and I wanted the toys. I started really collecting again in the last 5 years.
the G1 cartoon and now the classic line brought me back lol.
I got Superon (Bendy) Prime and Lazerbeak for my Christmas in 2004 and I've been hooked ever since
The Beast Wars toys.
I watched the G1 series on a regular basis until 1986, then TFs left my life. Alternators/Binaltech brought me back a few years ago.
I take it it was Prime rather than Laserbeak that did the job..?
Flipped through channels on a late '84 Saturday morning and heard those immortal words 'Millions of years ago on the planet Cybertron, life existed.'
My big brother was into Transformers, which at the time it was only G1... remembered seeing commercials for Beast Wars, but never associated it with TFs. Anyways, my brother had some of the original toys, and we often played with them together (alongside what few Go-Bots he had). We had three episodes from the first season on VHS, as well as the '86 movie. That's practically what I grew up with.
My obsession with Transformers didn't begin until I first learned that they were making a live-action movie. Then, when I was searching for TF info for a possible fanfic, I ran into this website, joined, and I've frequented here ever since. The actual buying of TF figures didn't commence until December 2006. Now, I'm... what... up to around 120 or so in my collection?
And as for my brother, I brought him back into the TF craze when the live-action movie came out, and he's been buying nothing but the Classics. He's got a couple non-G1 toys, though... Cybertron's Primus and Metroplex. Pretty much, he's always asking me to check out the toy discussion for updates on the release of newer classics.
I watched G1 and had alot of the toys as a kid. I didn't follow Transformers until RID. Poked my nose around the fandom mostly out of nostalgia, then Alternators brought me back for good.
bought some Armada toys and then noticed the G1 reissue line. and then it has just been a big big rollercoaster of fun that is not about to end in several years.
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