What got you into collecting? For me: I was about four of five and my brother took me to chuck -e- cheeses (beleve thats how you spell it). And I saw this think at the counter where you get the prizes. The thing I saw was a cool looking fourmula 1 car. And I really wanted it, so I played a few games and I never got enough tickets for it. And my brother knew I wanted it really bad so he bought it for me (it was only like 3 dollars). So when I got out side and walked to the car I started fiddeling with it and a peice fell off and i thought it broke but then I showed my brother and he held it for a second or two and he gave it back to me as a robot. When he did this I thought it was so cool that it went from a car to a robot. I played with that for a long time until I think it eventually broke. I was really sad because it was my favorite toy, (this was before I knew there was an entire line of figures like this). So I asked my mom to take me to the toy store, where I got my first transformer, Machine Wars Starscream. I played with him for a while and kinda forgot about him for a while. Then by 2000 when RID came around my mom rememberd that I liked these things called transformers and my mom had a freind at the local toy store, and one day she called my mom and said that they have these things in called Transformers Robots In Disguise so my mom took me to the toy store and told me that I could get one. I got one of the rail gestalt guys and I brought him home and ripped open his pagaging and played with him for so long. Thats how I got into transformers through a chuck -e- cheeses' knock off.