Ok, I just want to point something out. The logic of the show "I love Toys" was waaaaay off. First of all, I belive that the fan polls were ultimatley irrelevant to Vh1. How many people logged onto VH1.com to submit their vote for "the Bicycle" as being their favorite toy? VH1 supposedley created this list based on influence , lasting power, and appeal. They implemented a broad thought process including the bicycle, the wagon and "the jump rope" into their list. They also included board games and video games. I say that all of these items can be used for play, but aren't necessarily toys. I think that Vh1 needed to really think about what toys are before they made this show. So let's for a moment follow their logic. Lets think about what childhood standards have had the most influence. What about... "the ball"?!?!?!! It bothered me how subjective the list was. I have collected from many toy lines in my life. Vh1 placed Transformers below other toylines like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Star Wars. Why? because the Teenage Mustant Ninja Turtles said "Cowabunga" on the show...and Star Wars was a great movie series. Huh? I thought that we were talking about toys here. Vh1 was confused between storylines (characters) and toys as three dimensional objects for play. So this further destroys that initial logic system that they were implementing. Objectivley speaking, Star Wars was a far better movie series than Transformers the movie. Objectivley speaking, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise has more appealing characters than the Transformers franchise. HOWEVER as far as toylines go..I can objectivley say that Transformers are MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE. Star Wars, Gi Joe, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Barbie, and He-man toys are essentially all the same thing. Plastic character driven action figures, that have accesories. (g1)Transformers transcend any 1 toy category, and therefore in my mind are more inventive, complex, and interesting. Transformers are all of these things: 1. Action Figures (Like star wars)poseable character driven figures) 2. Models (like matchbox cars) scale reproductions of vehicles) 3. Puzzles (like a rubix cube) a systematic game) Now conssider the high quality materials that the Transformer toys were made from and we can start calling these toys well designed peice of art. Transformers use mechanics, and are probably conceived by artists who have had experience in Industrial Design. Studies also show that Transformers are the toys that most pre-teen boys buy before they start getting involved with video games. In other words they are an interactive toy, that stimulate a growing mind. The Star Wars franchise even realized this, and included "battle droids" in their franchise. You can say that Vh1's "I love Toys" was just a show...and just opinion based. In my opinion Vh1 makes third rate entertainment with very low standards. I would also like to point out that Takara..the makers of the Transformers made the original Star Wars toys (George Lucas did not). I would also like to point out that the 3" Gi Joe figures were also made by Takara/Hasbro. Star Wars toys, and Gi Joe all stemmed from Takara's Micro Man series.