I was thinking of a thread where there could be little to no arguments, and I thought it would be cool to hear the stories behind everyones first transformer toy- what figure it was, how old they were, were they instanstly hooked, etc. My first were Hound and Thundercracker in October of 1984 when I was 9. Saved $20 from doing odd jobs and my mom took me to Best to get them. I think Hound was around $7.99 and Thundercracker was $9.99. The artwork on the boxes drew me in instantly. I still believe that the packaging on the original toys was some of the best ever created for a toy, or any product for that matter. Unfortunately, I lost that goddamn gas can before I even got home.