- OMFG…classic transformers
Akers – Member
Yeah, my mum dug out my original Transformers last year for my kids, took my eldest (then 5 years old) all of 20 minutes to snap a leg off Optimus Prime. He was complete, with trailer, buggy, gun and missiles too.
Snap a leg off your mum as punishment. It’s only fair as she’s old enough to know better…Posted 6 months agoBearBackMember
Was home sorting my parents loft in March…Posted 6 months ago
I’ve a boxed ultra Magnus amongst others. A bunch of a team, star wars, he-man, those painted diecast britians figures.. aliens and cowboys.. put it all back and will see if it’s worth anything in another 10 years as I couldn’t be bothered to eBay that stuff.
Gave my kids my micro machine collection and that’s all broken or lost
I reckon if you want to sell toys like this you should do it now while the 80’s kids are currently in their 30s and 40s earning good money and willing to pay for nostalgia items. Another 10-20 years we’ll be possibly earning less and those in their 30s won’t even know what the toys are let alone want to buy them!
I’m not after selling these anyway. It’s impossible to explain the way it feels to see and play with them again, little snapshot back to childhood and it’s amazing!Posted 6 months ago
OP you need to sort their guns out, it is doing my nut. Is it weird that I can hardly remember anything I learnt at school/uni but still have it indelibly etched on my memory which weapon goes with which Transformer 30 years later? 😆
Also put Superion’s feet on (big flat things), poor bloke is gonna topple over!!Posted 6 months ago
No, the original run of Transformers toys were incredible – metal & plastic, very detailed, great transformations. They were originally Japanese toys from a manufacturer called Takara which Hasbro bought the rights to and then basically rebranded & built the Transformers cartoon around. Although later Transformers were also made in collaboration with Takara there was obviously some rushing/cost cutting as they got progressively more shit.Posted 6 months agooikeithMember
I used to have a great collection like this too, I do wonder where it went, might go ask the parents later.
Several years ago I picked up all the OG cartoons and movie on DVD, watched the cartoon movie (I hate you Michael Bay) and they haven’t seen light for years.
I got super excited when I went to Santorini this summer via small planet airlines as there in flight entertainment had OG transformer cartoons on it!Posted 6 months ago
Yes it really is the fine detail that amazes me… at the time I took it for granted, and I’m sad that my kids are highly unlikely to have access to toys like this any more.
The interesting thing is, why I was a kid and collected Transformers, my Dad thought they were rubbish!Posted 6 months agobrakesMember
metal & plastic, very detailed, great transformations
this is what I remember. I had a Decepticon plane and I remember the solidness of it.Posted 6 months ago
my son has a few of the modern 1/2/3 step tranformers and some of the movements don’t close properly meaning they just spring back. and it’s not like they’re cheap either.
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