I've been a fan since 2001(I was 8) when RID came out. I thought it was pretty cool, so I went to a local video store to find some released episodes. Instead, I found a movie called Transformers the Movie. I thought it was AMAZING. Armada then came out which propelled my interest. I've been a huge fan ever since. Although, I did go through a little bit of a hiatus between the beginning of Cybertron and the 1st movie.