The last Transformer you remember buying before "Growing Up"...

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  1. Drake915

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    The last one I got was G1 Soundwave complete MISB at a flea market in the early 90's (like 93). After that I spent more time outside and drifted away until I got older and TF's started bringing back good memories.
     
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    The last G1 Transformer I bought at retail was Goldbug. It was at that point I transitioned to GIJoe...and eventually just comics after that.

    It would be G2 before I returned to the hobby as a teen with a job to pay for my plastic addiction.
     
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    Rescue Patrol! Lovely little bunch and I'm glad to have them again, though no prizes for guessing which bit I don't have.

    Edit: Just remembered getting the Air Patrol! Not much in it, innit? Actionmasters killed it to death.
     
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    WheelWave140 Hate's not cool, dudes!

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    I'm the ripe old age of 17, which makes me easily nowhere near the youngest person on these boards.
     
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    I bought Starscream and Hound with my birthday money in 1986. I started getting into Lego, Capsela, and other robotic toys after 1986. My younger cousin was into TMNT so I bought a full set to play with him. Then in High School I bought all of the Exo Squad toys because I thought they were incredible toys. Then I got into Gundam models and back to Transformers when the live action movie came out and my son was born.

    Yeah, never grow up.

    Maybe it's because I design stuff for a living.
     
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    Blaster was the last one I bought in late '86; Swindle was the last I got as gift from the grandparents in early '87.
     
  7. Murasame

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    OK, somehow assumed you were older.
     
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    I had parents that didnt believe in toys so as a kid if I wanted something I had to figure out a way to get it myself. The last toys I was into before girls and BMX took over were gi Joe's and transformers. I was more into joe then transformers at the time so I didn't have every one from the 84 85 line but I did have quite a few. The only transformers I remember buying with cash at a store were grimlock, bumblebee, Bluestreak and kickback, all the others I traded friends for. I ended up having megatron, Devastator, Shockwave, Skywarp, Thundercracker, astrotrain and all the insecticides but only a few autobots, wheel jack, Trailbreaker, Sideswipe, warpath, and Powerglide. I knew I needed a powerful autobot. That's when I saw the Arial bot gift set at my local grocery store. I think is was only $25 bucks but I didn't have cash like that on me and it took me a few days to scrounge up that kind of bank roll but when I went back a few days later the gift set was gone. Can't say what I ended up using that $25 dollar on and I can't remember what the last Transformer I bought when I was a kid was but I do remember the last Transformer that I didn't get.
     
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    I think mine was also Pretender Bumblebee. I hated the pretender shell, but the actual Bumblebee was pretty cool, especially since I never had the original one and Goldbug was kinda lame. It could possibly have been Nightbeat though, but I don't really clearly remember messing with him much.
     
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    When I was in my 20s people on forums were surprised when it came up that I wasn't more like 40.

    I got started on the cantankerousness early.
     
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    This.
     
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    G1 Thunderwing...bought him with my allowance. Saw where TF were going and bailed..not to mention getting older but he wasn't bad really. Fond memory of G1 Overload too. What a crappy lil toy but he was fun.
     
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    Pretender BB has my last one, too! I didn't get to go to the store that often as a kid, so there was always something new and different every time. I remember seeing the first group of Pretenders on the trip prior and had intentions of getting... Landcross? Probably Landcross, I know it was the red autobot one. Anyway, I had cash saved up, found the new Pretender Classics, and went for BB. Liked his robot much better than the other two.

    That was it for TF's in childhood. I became a "collector" in my HS/teen years because of Playmates Star Trek and the various collector magazines of the era, and while I eyed G2, I felt the quality was sub-par and I didn't like the weird colors. I picked it back up again with the KB Exclusive Machine Wars. Bought the oddball "Optimus" with no faceplate, Soundwave with a frickin missle, and big black Starscream. They always felt a little off, but I figured they were the last TF's I'd ever see at retail. It seems I was mistaken on that account.

    I picked up a couple of early Beast Wars, but when Transmetals hit, that's when I started buying everything in college.
     
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    Heh, I know this. The final straw before my child-age obsession with the Transformers entered Sleep-Mode.

    Goldbug. Yep, the Throttlebot. I had been buying less and less as the Transformers were broken up into more and more sub-groups (various gestalts, Monsterbots, Headmasters, Targetmasters, Throttlebots, etc., etc., etc.) and the cartoon had ended. I saw Goldbug, and thought, "You know, I lost Bumblebee a long time ago. I'll pick up Goldbug."

    Only, as we all know, the Goldbug toy was nothing like the G1 Bumblebee toy. It was a ridiculous little flip up figure that barely "transformed" at all. Now, while I've come to love the Throttlebots these days, in part because of their simplicity, back in 1987 as a 12 year old, I hated them. That Goldbug became the symbol of how far Transformers and I had drifted apart. And that was it.

    Until 2004 or so, when MP-1 was the slow beginning re-entry to fandom.
     
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    ILoveDinobot You can, you up. No can, no BB.

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    I'm going to have to go with Beast Machines Primal. Was a long time ago.
     
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    Pretty sure it was Christmas of 1990. I got Countdown and some other micro master bases and figures. Those would be the last transformers I owned until Masterpiece 01 caught my eye in Walmart one day 14 years later and the rest is history.
     
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    we_are_forest I blame Powerglide

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    I can;t specifically remember the last TF I bought as a kid but it may have been a Mircomaster set or even receiving Action Master Optimus Prime as a gift at Christmas.

    However, I do remember buying Skydive, Slingshot, Sunstreaker and Wheeljack in the 'Classic' gold packaging. They were just about the only TFs I owned from new.
     
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    Powermaster Darkwing. I thought it was Slugslinger, but it had to be Darkwing.

    That was the beginning of 8th grade in '89. I knew I had to let go. But I clung onto the Marvel comic series until it was cancelled in '91. That killed me, like the final nail in the coffin.

    It was in '95 (after high school - you know, the dark time when it wasn't cool to like that stuff) that I started to get an interest again (towards the end of G2). I had gained back enough obsession to go to Botcon in '96, buy a ton of figures that I missed the first time around, and watch the pilot for Beast Wars. I've never looked back.