Another time and base

It all started when an unexceptional lorry trailer split apart and fell open to become an alien headquarters combat deck. That was Christmas Day back in 1984 when I received Optimus Prime. I was utterly captivated by this brand new robot in disguise and how a lorry cab could turn into a robot and how …

Team building

My passion for all things Transformers didn't come into its own until early summer 1986 when Hasbro announced its new range of Special Teams; four themed groups (aircraft, cars, military, emergency) of combining Autobots and Decepticons. There was something about these groups of robots--actual teams--that really sparked my imagination. From what I'd seen of the …

The joy of a collection that’s as unique as you are

The first few Transformers I ever owned were birthday and Christmas gifts from family. Thus, my early Transformers collection was picked out for me in a combination of what other people thought I would like, coupled with my own subtle and not-so-subtle hints. It wasn't until early 1987 that I bought my first Transformers toy …