i was just thinking about when i first got into transformers. and for me it was back when beast wars came out. i was around 7 when it came out and got a few toys from that line. then from there until armada i didn't buy too many. i started buying more and more from armada then stopped for a while until the movie. i started getting a ton of movie figures. but then i got on this site and saw all the old classics figures that i passed on when they hit the shelves. so i started collecting a little bit of those and then after collecting a bunch of ROTF figures, i realized i don't like these too much. so i started to get back into only collecting Classics and i started customizing more. so my questions are: when did you first take interest in transformers? when did you start seriously collecting?