Happy Birthday TFW2005 - We Turn 20 Years Old Today!

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Tony_Bacala, Apr 20, 2020.

  1. rapid_fire

    rapid_fire TFW2005 Supporter

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    Geez, I think I joiend this site in 2002? I used to post at American Dream Comics in 2001, which became Toy News International, then I found this site like a year later. I had another account originally that I think got banned (Crazy Drummer)? This account was originally a buddies of mine that his GF and I at the time guessed the password at, then I took it over. That was 17 years ago I guess, so hope I don't get it trouble for it now :p  (wooo confession)

    I liked this site better because of the larger community, posting artwork and photos of toys over the years. Good times!!
     
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  2. Autobot Spike

    Autobot Spike Original Gangstabot

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    Joined in 2007 after following a Jalopnik link about the “upcoming live-action Transformers movie” led me here. From that time I’ve accumulated an embarrassing amount of figures, dabbled in web comics, and even custom figures. I’m here at least once a day, and always find something new and engaging from either content or from discussion threads. Love this community and happy it’s here. Also, I kind of love that retro banner from the post. Let’s bring THAT back!

    -A.S.
     
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  3. Beastwarsfan95

    Beastwarsfan95 Sausage puns are the wurst

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    Happy birthday to the forum I am the most consistent on!
     
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  4. Metalwario64

    Metalwario64 City Commander

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    I haven't been in the fandom for longer than six years as of now, but I'm glad this place exists, because it's a good place to discuss Transformers, which is a property I really enjoy, and I'm thankful that I finally got into it in 2014 after several years of considering it (I always thought they were neat, and I had nostalgia for Armada), and it's nice to be a part of a community that's been around as long as this one has.
     
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  5. Cobra

    Cobra Have been lost for awhile

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    Wow. That makes me feel old. I signed up when Tim Formas showed it to me.
     
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  6. loof

    loof Cybernetically Enhanced Homo Sapien

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    Huzzah!

    Now point me to the beer
     
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  7. Nako

    Nako Well-Known Member

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    Happy Birthday TFW2005, Best Transformers Fan Site there is!
     
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  8. Grimlock_13

    Grimlock_13 Insert Clever Title Here

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    I got back into full time collecting at the end of 2001 and Transfandom was what I used for news and resources until the split. Been with TFW2005 ever since, though I lurked for most of 2002 and didn't make an actual account until December of that year. Memories...

    TOCAS.
     
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  9. loof

    loof Cybernetically Enhanced Homo Sapien

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    It's so weird to see it like this.
    Wayback Machine
    And to think Tony started this as a tiny little fan site.
    Edit: Wait, it had music when you visited it!?
     
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  10. G.B. Blackrock

    G.B. Blackrock Autobot Ally

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    Wow. My hat-tip to the site and those who run it.
     
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  11. DracoPrimal

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    Only site I've ever been a member of, and prior to this was mostly active as a random RP'er on bigbot.com... LONG @ss time ago...

    HBD TFW!:cool: 
     
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  12. soundwaveprime1

    soundwaveprime1 Minicon junkie

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    I've been here almost 10 year already.

    Lets hope for 20 more years to TFW2005!
     
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  13. CU77

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    Best transformers media site there is, hands down. Happy bday an congratz on 20yrs. Heres to the next 20! Cheers an stay safe!
     
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  14. jaraxel

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    I found this site around... 2011 and have been visiting it daily/hourly, learned tons about my rekindled love for Transformers.

    As such, you've been one of my wife's most hated sites, I'd say more so than pornography :p 

    For that I thank you for all the hard work, the community (with all the arguments, all the positives and negatives) it created, some place I can let my inner child run amok and enjoy what I enjoy without feeling like it's weird, unacceptable or insane.

    I hope this site goes on for another 20 years, until we all grow senile and pass it to the next generation, biological or ideological.
     
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  15. Alexander Fedorychev

    Alexander Fedorychev Yeah!

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    Happy Birthday, but are we celebrating 5 years early? ;D Jokes aside this is great news to hear amid what\'s happening outside.
     
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  16. Jacer

    Jacer Find Kill Cleanse Moderator News Staff

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    I owe my career to this site. Long story short I networked with people in my sightings thread which lead me to one job and then another. I don't think I would be where I am at if it weren't for this site. Thank you Orio and Tony B!
     
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  17. Eric

    Eric Dreadnought of Floof

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    Yep. Tony made some original songs that contained audio clips from various Transformers shows if I recall correctly. Kinda wished he still kept them up; I miss them a lot.
     
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  18. Go-Faster-Wings

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    Joined in 2010 when I was 15 years old (gosh I feel old now!!) And have gone here at least once a day since!!! I love these forums even if I'm not consistently posting. Made some cool interactions and a couple cool friends, and seen others drop off the face of the Earth. Wouldn't trade it in for the world. This place is great, I'm happy to have it around.
     
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  19. Alexander Fedorychev

    Alexander Fedorychev Yeah!

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    octobotimus Plastic Criminal

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    Happy birthday to TFW! Love this site, an absolutely wonderful place.

    As to the future, hopefully, it has a bright one! Maybe one day it will even get an app!

    (on the subject of brightness, dark mode when?:p )
     
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