At the age of 16, I am wedged firmly between the generally accepted age to buy Transformers as toys and the generally accepted age to collect them. I love Transformers - the intricacy of their design, the practically endless play value...in short, they're awesome. But I am held back by what I have christened the Problem. And it is twofold. Firstly, my parents consider Transformers to be 'dolls' and I may as well buy a Barbie doll. As I am sure everyone will doubtless realise, this is a useless and pathetic argument but I am unable to win them over just yet. Secondly, the other week I tried to buy ROTF Deluxe Soundwave without parents' permission. The cashier looked at the toy, then at me. He said: "Young kids buy these. Mature collectors buy these. You don't. Go away and sort your life out." Can anyone help me to overcome the Problem? And does anyone else have the same predicament?