- Motto: "Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici"
- Weapon: Vibro-Force Gun
Short story: playground peer pressure.
Long story: I went to school in England from 1984 tot 1988, just when Transformers hit. Some of my friends had Transformers: I distinctly remember friends bringing Kickback, Wheeljack, Skywarp and Grimlock to school on separate occasions.
I especially remember wanting to hold Grimlock, so I bragged to my friend I could transform him without instructions. It went well, until I got to his chest part, which I couldn't work out without being shown.
Anyhow, I soon harrassed my parents te get me a Transformer. Got my first Transformer, Thundercracker, from British Home Stores (BHS). I now sort of regret not getting a Dinobot, but back then, I was all about blue jets. Soon after, I did get Slag for Christmas, though.
Lost interest in Transformers with the 1986 and 1987 series due to non-realistic alt modes, and my TF's went to goodwill when we moved house. Beast Wars recaptured my interest in TF's.
I'm still not a fan of the G1 Seeker mold, but I did treat myself to a brand new MISB original G1 Slag a year ago, for nostalgia's sake.
I'm so meta, even this acronym...