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!