I was already 13 when the Transformers came out for the very first time in 1984 and I was also a girl at the time. So, I wasn't exactly part of the target audience the cartoon was originally aiming for, but I had a little female friend (about six years younger) who used to collect and play with Transformers. So I took a look and got hooked all the way to Season 3 in the fall of 1986 (pretty sad the way some of the best characters were missing, though. Never saw the movie at least until 2000, BTW.) Today, we have more than a few TF fans who WEREN'T growing up in 1980s (some were even in young adulthood at the time, too!) So please raise your hand if you weren't THAT young back then and proudly holler that you're still a Transfan after all. And, as well as fans who were teens and even adults in the 1980s, there's also the group of G1 fans who weren't even born by the time Season 3 ended. So raise your hand here, too!