I'l start it. I was born in 1978. My reason for starting this thread is just to see how many more of us there are on here and see if everyone feels as old as I do. LOL How bout we all tell what year we were born and about our first transformers memory? Then just feel free to ramble about how things have changed since then or whatever. Here goes. As I said, I was born in 1978 and I'm guessing I was a fan of Transformers from the the first episode of the G1 toon. My memory isn't very good when it comes to time. I can't tell you when something happened, but if I remember any detail, I remember EVERY detail. My first Transformers memory was opening Optimus Prime on Christmas, based on the pictures I have from my childhood and the items in them, I can only guess it was 1984, making me 6 years old. Man, Optimus was so cool. I can remember staring at the box for what seemed like forever, just grinning from ear to ear, before opening him. Once he was out of the box, I handed him to my Dad to put the stickers on for me (I was smart enough to know I couldn't put them on straight). My family was poor, but they did their best to get me the toys I wanted. I can only guess that Mom and Grandma drove 100 miles or more to find me toys I wanted for Christmas, since here in Greeneville TN, it's like living two years behind everyone else in the world. I crawled all over the living room floor, near the wood stove rolling Optimus around. I don't remember what else I got that year. I wasn't a big fan of some of the later lines. Some had a few figures I liked, but nothing that really hit me like Optimus did back then. 1984 doesn't seem all that long ago, but a lot of the fans now weren't even born yet. Some never saw the G1 cartoons. It makes me feel old and it's a little depressing. Some of the younger fans don't know that Arcee should be a pink car, they don't know who Wheelie is or what made Unicron so important. If you mention "The Movie" most of them think you mean "Bayformers" and when you say "no, the one from 1986", they look at you like you're talking about a black and white silent film or something. They don't know who Lionel Stander was... I even ran into some guys my age who claimed to be transformer fans and then had no idea that Orson Welles was Unicron. One even tried to correct me and said, "Leonard Nimoy was Spock, not Galvatron" and laughed like I was the idiot. Clearly these guys weren't REAL Transformer fans. Am I only one who notices this stuff? Maybe I'm too much like Kup now.... Come on guys, post something. Share your feelings on Transformers, getting older, or whatever you want to post about. Give me something to read. Send me a friend request or a PM if you're an "Old Timer". Thanks for taking the time to read this, even if you don't post.