Warm & Fuzzy TF memories

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  1. Magnus' Mate

    Magnus' Mate Well-Known Member

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    I was in TRU at the weekend making the most of the Buy-3-for-2 offer and I overheard some kids excitedly examining the deluxe class figures, and triumphantly finding their Bonecrusher and Stealth Bumblebee and it made me smile; reminded me of when my brother & I were the same age, marvelling at the rows and rows of TF available. A trip to TRU for us back then was a once or twice a year deal, normally just before Christmas. I clearly remember running up to the toy aisles and examining all the Transformers (and M.A.S.K, Thundercats, Star Wars et al) on offer. It put our local toy shop, Dentons, to shame!

    Anyway, this nostalgia buzz reminded me of some other TF-related childhood memories, so if you'll let me indulge, I thought it might be fun to share. Below are a few off the top of my head. Please post your own memories as well! (Usual disclaimer - apologies if there's already a thread for this yadda yadda yadda).

    * Getting Dirge and Motormaster from my Nan for Christmas, and being amazed she knew anything about Transformers, let alone which ones I wanted! Of course, years later, I learn that my Nan actually just gave the money to my parents for me, who then brought the toys and labelled them from Nan! (Same thing happened the following Christmas with the TF:Movie video!)

    * Standing in John Menzies with my best friend at primary school (hey! Adam Stewart - you out there!?) making a list of all the millions of individual Micromasters available (we had it in our mind to write our own TF A-Z). A member of staff came and asked what we were doing; when we explained she just smiled and walked away!

    * Reading the comics (esp. Target 2006) for hours on end with aforementioned best friend.

    * My brother & I finding a Smokescreen for sale (years after he'd left most toy shelves) in our local newsagent for £4.99! We begged our Mum, and by the end of the day, we had added Smokescreen to the Autobot ranks. I also remember 'racing' him and Mirage up the pavement outside my parents' house.

    * Cutting out pictures of characters from the comics, sticking them on to card and playing with them as if they were action figures (the least-articulated 'toys' ever). It was a simple way for me to get characters I never had a hope of getting the toys for!

    * Renting "Return Of Optimus Prime" on video and absolutely thinking it was one of the best things I'd ever seen!

    Loads more, but that'll do for a start. Let's here yours!
     
  2. Switchblade

    Switchblade Just a raggedy man

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    I had a big TF blanket as a kid. It was pretty warm and fuzzy.
     
  3. sixshot2K

    sixshot2K Soundwave is #1!

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    I really dont have memories if I started collecting last year
     
  4. Opticron Primal

    Opticron Primal Comin' up OOOs!

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    Hmmmm...

    -Getting RiD Prime. One of my favorite primes to date.
    -Messing around with the classics for the first time. Thanks to them, I'm a G1 fan.
    -My first TF comic, War Within #1. It sucks I can't find any other issues.
     
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    Watching the TF cartoons on tv in the evenings each week during the 80's. such simple pleasures in life. even tho i didn't get much TF toys, that was good enough for me.

    Always fills me with warm & fuzzy memories whenever i looked back.
     
  6. ThaConqueror

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    When I learned that the film that we were going to see at the IMAX on the Melbourne Arts Trip for school was none other than TRANSFORMERS - and everybody else KNEW it, but kept it a secret just for me! Though the details are a little sketchy, that's how I saw it and I'm stickin' to it, damnitt!
     
  7. Jedah

    Jedah Bring me sunshine.. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Mine was back in the 80`s being sick in bed with the flu and i remember my dad going out and bringing me back 2 of the dinobots, was Sludge and Snarl, that always sticks in my memory.

    Also back in 86 i think, going around every store we could to try and find Optimus Prime, think we must have been looking for hours until we found a Zodiac toy store and found one Prime hidden behind aload of He Man stuff.
     
  8. Cinemastique

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    When I was 7 and living in Germany, I had a babysitter who had TONS of Star Wars and Transformers. He was about to outgrow them (This was back when after age 14 people didn't play with toys, not like today ;-) )

    My parents went on vacation once, and arranged for me to go stay with him and his family for the weekend. We played and played and played, setting up elaborate battles with TFs-which, as with most collections at that time, included the odd GoBot- and then we'd do the same with Star Wars.

    When my parents got back and I was about to leave, Sven (my babysitter) surprised me by giving me his ENTIRE collection of TF and SW toys. I probably got 40 Transformers that day, and a good measure of great Star Wars toys, too. My first Optimus Prime was in that bunch, sans fists. I need to get him some repro fists one day...
     
  9. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    The Transformers bed tent. That thing was so cool. I bet I wouldn't be able to fit in it at all now, but when I was like 7 or 8, it was my fortress of Transformers awesomeness.
     
  10. jazz4ever

    jazz4ever I'm turned on by numbers

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    the day i got my first transformer my friend newguy got one on the same day and we played with them till 9:00
     
  11. Dreweido

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    Apparently Pretenders Iguanus was a shelf-warmer back in the day because he was on sale enough for my Grandpa to buy it for me waaaaaaay back in the day. I was pumped. It was rare to get a boxed Transformer back then in the heyday of Throttlebots and small Targetmasters.
     
  12. FreshDebesh

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    I remember my uncle taking me to TRU and unexpectedly buying me Ultra Magnus. A few days later I said there was a bigger one called "Metroplex" but I figured it was too expensive as it was 10 bucks more than Magnus. Next day I returned Ultra Magnus and got Metroplex! I told my best friend and he fell off his chair. Those were the days.
     
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    That is awesome.
     
  14. grimlockams prime

    grimlockams prime Check you feet

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    you had the most badass babysitter EVER!
     
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    in the marvel comic when ratchet fixed prowl and he came around the corner and scared the mechanic. playing with motormaster. taking off optimus primes head to copy what happened in the marvel comic end game.
     
  16. Codimus Prime

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    I wish I remember getting TF toys... but I do remember my uncle buying me the Mask 4X4 van called Volcano.

    Almost wish I could change the toy in that to a TF.
     
  17. Cinemastique

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    Yes, I did. If it's even possible, I'd love to look him up one day and thank him... being seven at the time, I'm sure I probably didn't give him his due, in spite of my ecstasy. I hope he doesn't regret giving all his toys away... I'd like him to know they were loved for many, many years.
     
  18. Ashstar

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    Growing up watching G1 on TV every evening and unable to afford any of it back then, I really treasured my very first authentic G1 - Blast-off, a gift from my aunt (my cousin had crap loads of TFs and all other 80s toys back then).

    I realised that he was part of a combiner and had always transformed him into "arm mode" and connect him to an imaginary Bruticus, terrorising my other unfortunate toys.

    Looking back, it's kinda... sad but I treasured every moment of it and that could explain my current TF buying spreee. :ev: 
     
  19. Dropshot

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    I remember getting Beast Wars toys to my friend's house, setting up big battles with mines and his, also playing with my cousin every time he came by.
     
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    good times.
     

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