A question I was pondering one night. It's obvious that the Bay movies have helped escalate the TFs franchise to new heights since their inception in 2007. The movies put TFs back into the wide public consciousness. But what if the Bay movies had never been made? How popular and successful do you think the TFs brand would have been today without them? Perhaps TFs would still have remained a good-selling toyline for Hasbro, but just not on the level that it may be now. Or maybe you think the TFs franchise may have steadily declined? What do you think? And without the movies, what other new TFs projects and lines do you think Hasbro would have come up with? Maybe TFA would have lasted longer with Hasbro investing more attention and time into it? Or maybe there would have been another rather different take on TFs? Has the experience of being a TFs fan changed because of the movies as well? Are we a more verbal and excited lot now because of our discussions surrounding the movies? Have we become more critical? Are we now a competitive force against fans of other sci-fi properties? Discuss what the world of TFs would or could have been like without the movies.