Ok so when I was a kid back in the 80s I had lots of friends who Loved, collected Transformers. As I got older however it quickly became just me. Sure I had friends who liked them, and had there favorite one, but none that Loved them like I, and most of you do. So when I started collecting again back when the 2007 movie was announced I had no one I could really talk to about it, till I found you guys, and it was awesome! With the info, and help I have gotten from you guys over the years I have been here, as well as the fact that I can just talk about Transformers with you, it has made collecting truly fun, and a hole lot easier! However I still had no one around where I live to share my Love of Transformers with. Sure my friend Dan went with me, and got a bunch of Transformers when RotF came out, but hes one of those geeks that geeks out about the current geeky thing, and not a real collector. He doesn't collect Transformers any more....at lest not till DotM comes out anyway. And my girl friend tries. Shes learning about it becuse it makes me happy, but shes not a fan herself. So Ive been left mostly on my own outside of cyber-space. Then Friday I posted in the Texas Sightings Thread asking if anyone had seen a Kup in the Fort Worth Mid cities area. Later that day I got a PM from energonexpress telling me that he had an extra MOC Kup hed sell me at cost if I came by, and got it. He also told me that he was looking to start up a DFW Transformers Meet Up Group. Come to find out he only Lived about a mile down the rode from me. So after giving him my number, and working out a time I went by his house. When I got there I rang the door bell bell, and waited. After about a minute had passed I tried to knock on the door, but found his screen was locked then as I was about to give up he came out from around the back with my Kup. We talked for a minute, and exchange money, and Kup. It looked like that was going to be it, and I must admit that I was a little sad that my first meeting with a Trans Fan as an adult would be so awkward, and go by so fast. But then he said something about his sells Thread, and I asked him what all he had for sell. It was at this point that he invited me in. LoL. We walked back to what I assume was his bed room where he had a bunch of Transformers just laying on his bed. None of which he was selling at that time. Oddly enough the only thing he didn't have packed away that he was selling was a Supreme Starscrem that I had no interest in. It was truly a treat seeing what had out! I could see that I had some he didn't, and he had some I didn't, and more importantly some like his City Commander I had never seen before in person. But the best thing was talking to him. I could see right away this was a guy who understood my obsession with Living Transforming Alien Robots. When I talked to him he understood Timeline, characters, continuities, and the worth of the Toys. When he showed me a custom he was working on, and I told him it reminded me of Shattered Glass GoldBug, and he got it, and when I told him that the very same Friday he contacted me I had got Classic Prowl for $15 shipped you could see on his face that he understood just how crazy awesome of a deal it was. Best of all he told me about places in there area he hunts, and that he, and a friend of his will Keep a look out for what the other wants, and pick it up for them. Then he asked me to make a list of things I was looking for(Something I'm going to do after I get done here) and PM him with it. Lastly he told me that some times him and his friend will work out payment plans on the more expensive item they have with each other. We where only there for about 15 to 20 minutes, but I left his house feeling like I now have an even stronger Allie in my hunt for Transformers! I hope he gets his meet up started, and that maybe in the future I can help him find a Transformer he is looking for. Meeting energonexpress really was the best part of my day! Mostly I just wanted to share this, but what about rest of you? Do you have real Life Trans Fan friends? Have you ever meet a fellow Trans Fan in person? Do you want to? Do you find the idea odd?