Then and Now - The Updates to my Original Transformers Toys and the Joy and Nostalgia They Bring

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Re: Then and Now - The Updates to my Original Transformers Toys and the Joy and Nostalgia They Bring

Postby NeonPrime » Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:32 pm

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EvasionModeBumblebee wrote:Awesome article, I really enjoyed reading it! I likewise got started with the '07 movie, and the movies have remained my favorite part of Transformers; the part I really connect to. Studio Series and the MPMs are everything I've wanted from Transformers, it's just so cool to see all the characters and designs i'm so attached to get upgraded figures.


Ditto! The 2007 movie brought me back into the fold and to this day is my favorite series(just watched it yet again today). Those toys BLEW MY MIND!!! They were so much different than the "bricks" I had as a kid.Finally completed my Studio Series '07 movie line tuesday when Megs arrived. Til all are FINALLY one :-P
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Re: Then and Now - The Updates to my Original Transformers Toys and the Joy and Nostalgia They Bring

Postby D-Maximal_Primal » Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:19 pm

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NeonPrime wrote:
EvasionModeBumblebee wrote:Awesome article, I really enjoyed reading it! I likewise got started with the '07 movie, and the movies have remained my favorite part of Transformers; the part I really connect to. Studio Series and the MPMs are everything I've wanted from Transformers, it's just so cool to see all the characters and designs i'm so attached to get upgraded figures.


Ditto! The 2007 movie brought me back into the fold and to this day is my favorite series(just watched it yet again today). Those toys BLEW MY MIND!!! They were so much different than the "bricks" I had as a kid.Finally completed my Studio Series '07 movie line tuesday when Megs arrived. Til all are FINALLY one :-P

The movie, as my intro, is really special to me, and I'm super happy to see another person who is enjoying having that Megatron as much as me!
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Re: Then and Now - The Updates to my Original Transformers Toys and the Joy and Nostalgia They Bring

Postby Fuhzimota » Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:43 pm

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Fuhzimota wrote:Awesome article, thanks for sharing your memories with us. My time with Transformers actually started from a life-long obsession with robots. I'll Be 50 this year, so my first TF precursors were Micronauts Acroyear, Baron Karza and any Shogun Warriors I could beg my Mom to buy. By the time Diaclone rolled around to the NOLA area, we were still coming to grips with the loss of our Dad. I was a Middle Schooler and comic book nerd when my younger brother was given a Browning figure, as well as a pre-Starscream. I was amazed; here were toys that expanded on ideas that had captured my imagination years before, and that my brother and I both came to love. A few months after, I began reading the Transformers comics and watching the cartoon with my brother, and making sure that I could scrape up enough money to help my brother keep up with all the toys he wanted. Transformers became something special for us; we bonded over it, a bond that would see us through some of our darkest days...
Now, decades later, our combined love of TFs has kept us close and is still a part of both our lives, as well as the lives of my children and grandchildren. To me, this fandom - this shared experience is what makes Transformers so special - the ability to touch so many of us regardless of gender, background, or generation, even an old Precursor like me. :D


I'm with you friend. I remember getting a few diaclones early on but getting heckled because they weren't "official" Transformers. Man, if only I had them now! And yes...the bonding over these amazing bots is something that I share with my kids as even my wife. Thanks for bringing those pre-pre rubsign memories to the surface!


You're welcome! Good to know I'm not the only Precursor still around.. :D
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