I recall some discussions on this in the past, usually brought up within other discussions, but I had never had anything to share in this regard. What kind of interactions have you had with outsiders, "normies", non-Transformers fanatics, regarding the movie? Two small stories: 1st I go out at midnight on June 2nd to purchase some Transformers Movie figures at Wal-Mart. As I head back to the toy section I do see one other person walking towards the front with an arm-full of purchases. I go back, grab my stuff and head up front. The lines are pretty long for after midnight, but one lady calls me over to ring me out as she is opening up a new lane. She looks at my figures as she scans it and says: "Are you going to see the movie?" "You bet I am," I respond, "How about you?" "Oh yes I am really looking forward to it" She responds. Then adds "It looks amazing!" "Well I hope you enjoy it, and hopefully we both will want to see it many more times," I say as I am gathering my bags and leaving. "Oh I am sure I will." She concludes. 2nd After some adverse weather in our area recently, my cable box started acting wonky. I called up my cable provider and they sent someone out to look at/replace my box on Tuesday. He takes a look at my cable box in the living room, there are some TF things thrown about on display by my TV, and on the back wall of my dining room which is open to the living room. He has to call in, they ask if I have a cable modem because they don't see anything under my file for one. I tell him I do, so he asks to get a number off of it. Into my bedroom we go where my desk is set up, opposite the desk are three large display cabinets full of TF's. We go back into the living room and he keeps trying to get the replacement cable box to connect to the company's server (to download channel listings, guides, etc), after a bit he figures it is a bad box and leaves to go get a new one. He comes back about 20 minutes later, installs a new box and boots it up, as we wait for it to boot up he says: "So you like Transformers?" "Yeah I guess you can say I am a pretty big fan," I repsond with. "You going to see that movie?" "Definitely, you?" I ask. "Oh hell yeah, it looks badass!" He exclaims, then continues with "I had a bunch of those when I was a kid: Optimus Prime, Megatron, that yellow Volkswagen guy" "Bumblebee" I add. "Yeah him! So I guess he isn't in the movie?" He asks. "Oh he is, they just made him a Camaro." "Wow, why? That's kinda stupid." I then go on to explain the deal with GM, and VW's resistance to being involved with TFs at all (i.e. Alternators). He then says, "I don't know why they didn't just do things like they were before, but I still think the movie looks like it could be really awesome, I can't wait to see it" And that's all, this was just a couple of things that made me smile as I thought about them. Years ago I had people working at the stores asking me why I was buying Transformers, and now I have people telling me how they can't wait to see the new movie and commenting on how good it looks. Obviously this doesn't happen all the time, and is in no way indicative of the overall public response but I just thought it was cool. Anyone else have any similar stories?