Your first Exposure to Transformers?

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First Exposure to Transformers?

  1. Comic Books

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  2. Cartoons

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  3. Toys

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    33.6%
  4. Bay-Movies

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  1. Tigertrack

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    1 Comic books
    2 cartoons
    3 toy's
    4 Bay-Movies?

    I can't recall from early 80's which of the first three was my first exposure. I think it was comic-books and a gift from my uncle being a Diaclone "Sideswipe-driver".
     
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    When I was kid I got into pretty much whatever my older cousin was into. He was around 11 when I was about 5. And so as he got older and wasn't into stuff like Transformers anymore, I inherited his toys. So I think that was how I became exposed to the world of Transformers.
     
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    Actually, it was the toy commercials, then the first episode of the show I watched with my dad when they pre-empted He-Man
     
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    Watching the first episode of Beast Wars before I had to wait for the bus for school.
     
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    I had no idea about Autobots and Decepticons or Cybertron before the Bay movies, when in 2007 it came out I was originally going to watch some other movie but instead decided to go and see what this "Transformers" was like. Four years later and its my fav series.
     
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    Lets not confuse this with when you first became INTERESTED in Transformers.
    This is more like the first time you knew about them and what they were.
     
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    Cartoons - Beast Wars, to be exact.
     
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    good point, my apologies
     
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    Can't vote both but both toys & cartoons.
     
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    I can't remember which I saw first, so for me it's a "chicken or the egg" question. If I had a better memory it'd be an easy question
     
  11. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    G1 cartoon. I was watching Gobots and then WHAT THE HELL!
     
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    For me it was the toys, starting with Diaclones.
     
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    I remember the day I first ahppened upon TFs like it was yesterday.

    I was watching the Commander Tom show like I did every Sunday in the 80's to get my cartoon fix. Out of no where comes a show about robots that transform into cars. I was lucky to catch the very first airing of Transformers in my area. I fllowed it every Sudnay until it was picked up for weekday viewings by WUTV Buffalo 29 later WUTV FOX 29 , later changed to FOX lol. damn I'm old lol

    It was love at first sight.
     
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    I don't know if it was the toys are the cartoon first but I do remember I was 4 or 5 and the local store (a scaled down k-mart like store) had the end cap of the toy aisle filled from top to bottom with optimus prime. Needless to say when my dad asked me to pick out a toy, optimus came home with me. I never got into the comics, hell, at that age I was just starting to read.
     
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    TV show and Toys when they first came out and me and my 12 year old brother back then watched it together and he even took me to see the animated movie in theaters
     
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    Commercial, about summer 84.

    Didn't actually appear in my part of the world until much later that year.

    Transforming robots were nothing new to me (Robo Machine)

    But robots that turned into real-life vehicles...
     
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    Watching either "Beast Wars Part 1" or "Chain of Command" at a beach house while I waited for my Grandparents so we could go out.
     
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    My mom had recordings of some episodes as well as the movie.
    So I have to say the cartoon.
     
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    Toys ~ Beast Wars

    An old childhood friend had Ultra Optimus Primal on his floor. Naturally I asked what it was. From then on I started watching the shows and collected the figures.

    My only exposure before that was at my birthday party. Could not have been more then 3-4 years old. All the decorations were G1 Transformers. I only found out after looking through some pictures.
     
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    Toys, then Marvel comics.
     

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