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The transformer action figures of the 80s

Aug 2, 2008
Its not easy to forget the heyday of the transformers. Obviously the recent movie that came out created new fans of the genre, but nothing can quite beat the good old days of the 1980s.

I remember running home from school just so I wouldn't miss the beginning. I often wondered why the networks put the TV show on at 3:30 pm, when my school didn't close until 3:20 pm. It only gave me a measily 10 minutes to make it home on time.

But I always seem to make it on time. Thankfully, I used to be able to really run fast when I was a child. When I made it home I know the next 30 minutes I was set. That show was like an opera for a child. I always knew that the autobots would be victorious at the end of the show, but I was still on the edge of my seat.

But even better than the Transformers TV show, were the transformers action figures. I was hooked on these things. To say, I had a big collection would be a gross understatement. If you walked in my room, that would probably the only thing you would have noticed.

I also remember the the horrible knock offs that the transformers inspired. Remember the train wreck that were the Go Bots. Who actually played with them? They look like they were put together by spare parts. They just couldn't compete with the transformers.

The toys were just so original. Of course, anybody could think of the idea of a robot that can transform into a car or a plane. But how many people can think up of multiple transformers that can transform into one huge robot? Thankfully, Hasbro did.

I must have saved every cent from my allowance so I could get each Constructicon, so they could form Devastator. In hindsight, it was quite an amazing marketing plan.

In short there will never be another toy line quite like them.
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