what it meant to me can be summed up in one figure masterpiece prime.
walking into walmart and finding one of my all time favorite bots in supersize form sealed the deal. before i heard of classics,titanium,alternity,or the movies there was mp prime.
when i found out about classics i was enthralled with the idea of owning updates of the figures i had as a kid. even those who never had figures before were now interesting.its why i love yellow giant,why i had to have perceptor, and why i needed a titanium rodimus prime for my "classics collection" as well as soundwave.
with each new addition im reminded of fond memories from my childhood and thats never a bad thing