Well, I dont know if this is really good dicussion but I just want to share it. As a kid it was typical, cartoon of good giant robots vs bad giant robots. I had my share of toys too that I've now lost, then it was all forgotten after that as I grew (some can say I'm still "growing" up). Then I watched Beast Wars, I really liked that too but didn't comprehend it so much because I didnt see the episodes in order. A friend of mine, a huge comic book collector, bought the Transformers G1 comics by Dreamwave. They where damn good comics! Went back and watched Beast Wars and enjoyed that too. Pretty simple reasons, but then I see that Transformers has a lot of lore and material to make really good stories. Anyone can find a character they can relate to. So that's pretty much it, Transformers has a lot of ammo to make itself be great.