before i start let me say i have NOT seen the movie toy protos, and i've seen a very small pic of bumblebee and those pics of prime that were cropped and blacked out. i started with gen 2 but only got two toys from that era. i didn't know about beast wars until the last season. now... so when did we start to care everything BUT the toys? my first tfs were green tank megatron and g2 turbofire. i remember waiting for the longest time to see what megatron transformed into on the show. finally found out, then christmas rolls around and i get the tank. somehow the thought of "show accuracy" never entered my head... i find out about beast wars and start getting whatever i can because i loved those toys. i never really played with them as characters, or even thought about getting the show characters. all i wanted were those toys. i loved sitting there just transforming them. when beast machines rolled around i became friendly with the internet and found "the underground fan community." i found websites of all the old g1 toys that i remember seeing bad colored versions of. then i realized something... those toys were horrible as far as show accuracy goes. however, i could see that those would have been so much fun to transform. i read all this stuff about todays transformers and all i hear is show accuracy this, bright colors that, the show sucks, too many twinkies for optimus... how many of you critiqued your ironhide or rodimus back in the day? i never hear anyone having fun just transforming the toys. or praising the amazing engineering going into a little ten dollor toy. for ten dollars i could go buy a set of legos. i won't have to worry about any of the aesthetics at all. and i try not to with transformers because as long as it is two or more toys in one then i'm happy. how about you guys?