A happy thread for everyone to read this little story. My oldest son Zechariah has Autism Spectrum Disorder and he is MORE than just a handful. He bites himself, kicks and screams when he can't communicate and hurts himself in other ways as well as others around him. But the strangest thing is that Optimus Prime actually calms him down. I don't do a bad Optimus impression as some here have already heard, not going to do any self-promotion right now, but when my son is totally out of control, with my best Optimus impression, I'll look at him very seriously and say things like, "Zechary, you must calm down and listen. You must quit crying in order to defeat the Decepticons!" There are other variations to what I tell him with Optimus' voice, but for some reason that voice is so commanding and respected, he IMMEDIATELY calms down and does whatever we need him to do. And always says things back (he doesn't speak very well; usually just repeats what he hears) like, "Yes, sir, Optimus Prime. Let's roll out." When he wants to hear the voice, he'll get right up in my face and say, "Daddy, are you Transformer?" or "...are you Optimus Prime?" I get tears sometimes just because something I've loved for 25 years actually appeals to my Autistic son who understands very little and he's only seen just a little bit of TF besides the toys. I only have the old movie, Rebirth of Optimus Prime and the Ultimate Doom for him to watch and he's only seen them a couple of times. He even tries to immitate Optimus' voice in his own way. He knows the opening theme song of the show and likes the REMIX I downloaded off the Sector 7 site. He sings along with the song on his Cyber-stompin' Bumblebee. He loves Optimus so much, I'm getting him the Cyber-stompin' Optimus too. Just thought I'd share. No debate here. Which means no one will probably bother posting!