As far back as 1984, it's been my goal with Transformers to tell a story with them that starts on Cybertron before they leave for earth, possibly before transformers were even built (now that the original 13 are on the horizon, who knows?) and ends with the defeat of the decepticons, later the Predacons, at the end of the war. I saw the folly of this long ago, as I've never gotten much past the introduction of the Constructicons and Jetfire without having to start over again. But I can't stop. What makes it even more time-consuming is the fact that with Transformers, it takes forever to transform large groups of them, as when Optimus Prime barks, 'Autobots, transform and roll out!', even in the case of G1. and repeating the same transform sequence three times in a row for the seekers is a bore. For me, I could live with playing with transformers the adult way, just admiring them on a shelf in different poses for a while. But if I'm going to do that, I might as well go with Zoids or Mobile Suit Gundam as they look better when they are done up like model kits as opposed to toys. All my Zoids have been dressed in fake panel lines and rust and dirt and paint chips... they just don't have multiple modes and I'm not overly familiar with the back story. So my question for you is, are you happy with flitting with a transformer? or does it make you ache for something deeper?