was it a single toy which got you hooked? a cartoon episode which blew your young mind or maybe reading the comic got you started. Was there a single character which stood out and set you off on your journey to fandom? Why do you think this particular thing made such a big impression? whatever it was how do you feel about it now has your opinion changed? whatever it was lets reveal and share, its ok if it was wheelie we were all young and naive once we wont judge. im sorry if a thread for this already exists or has existed for me I was born in 1984 so im too young to have experienced g1 first hand but my nan always used to get the episodes on VHS and the toys second hand from car boot sales and charity shops so alot of the toys I got were incomplete or in bad condition and I watched the episodes in a really random order. this time gap meant I was the only person around my age who was into them as its popularity was dead or in decline by then. the first thing I remember making a big impression was when I got a video which had the 2 parts of the key to vector sigma and war dawn on it and it quickly became an obsession after that and I wanted to know all about these characters and this world that it was set in. its not hard to say what it was about these episodes which got me addicted they had everything cruel villains like mensor and megatron, troubled and tragic heroes to root for like silverbolt, alpha trion and omega supreme and I still love those episodes today. what was your first experience?