You may ask yourself: You mention your brother, did he have any fun collections, like you have? Yes, in fact he did! His favorites where Legos, Transformers, and superheroes. Unfortunately, none of my brother's superhero collection survived a house fire, but I do have his trusty Transformers collection that he collected from the age of 10 forward. And you may also wonder, did you play with him? The answer is yes, and our games with them and other toys taught us all about storytelling.
Before we get to the awesome pictures, I'd like to present you with some clips and music videos from our favorite versions of the show.
First, the penultimate battle between Optimus Prime and Megatron from 1987's "The Transformers: The Movie."
A music video of the "Beast Wars" series, which starred several favorite characters.
One of my brother's favorite characters is Wreck-Gar, the haplessly helpful and clumsy garbage truck. Both this song and Wreck-Gar's voice were preformed by Weird Al Yankovic. To this day you'll hear a cry of "I am only good for one thing: GARBAGE!" when something goes haywire.
On the complete opposite end of the spectrum personality wise is one of my brother's other favorites, Dinobot. The raspy voiced dinosaur, similar in temperament to Star Trek's Commander Worf, had a complex moral code and relationships with other characters, resulting in an interesting combination of factors for a children's cartoon.
My favorites were always the characters who stood up for what they believed, no matter how much people made fun, no matter the personal cost. One of them was Silverbolt, a character whose honorable actions inspired many of my own characters.
Another such character was Optimus Prime, the leader of the Autobots. No matter the personal cost, even his life, Optimus would do what was right.
In any case, on to the toys!
Thanks for reading, everyone! Next week will be decidedly more cute and cuddly, I promise!
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