So gang, this week it's going to be Glenn and Becca spotlighting a TRUE 80s classic (and a movie that, let's be honest about this, has brought a lot of us together) -Transformers the Movie! There may also be talk of comic adaptations, and Transformers comic talk in general!
What we want to know is: what are YOUR memories of Transformers the Movie, and indeed, the season that came after it! Do you remember the Marvel comic adaptation? Do you remember the Marvel Transformers comics in general, and what do you think of the work Marvel UK did that linked directly with the movie (that the US comics largely ignored)?
I just spotted this thread while checking to see if anyone had replied to my Fall of Grayskull thread. I will try to provide some waffle, though this maybe provided too late.
I had never heard of the movie until I watched it at a friends house in either last '88 or early '89. This is the same friend who also introduced me to Biggle's for the first time. I didn't see the movie again until '94.
Growing out of Transformers, but always picking up and transforming one if a friends brother had one, it was spotting Transformers the Movie in HMV on a Sunday in August 2001. I had finished a night shift working in IBM, and hung about for a few hours so I could plod about in Glasgow. In Forbidden Planet I flicked through a book that was about the G1 toys, I am sure it was Japanese, that reminded me how much I enjoyed Transformers. About 30 minutes later I find the newly released VHS in HMV, and my trip back into Transformers collecting restarted.
Do to being an army child, I didn't come to live in the UK until 1987, so I missed out on the early waves of Transformers. The movie characters and late '86 toys were my introduction. I did have a couple of VHS tapes, so I don't recall as being as invested in the death of Optimus Prime as most American kids would have been, but it was still not something we would have expected.
I only saw a couple of episodes of season 3 when they aired on UK tv, which were Dark Awakening and Grimlock's New Brain. I may have seen these episodes before the movie, so I may have been aware that Prime had died when I first saw the movie. I honestly have no idea if I did or not. In the mid nineties I did see Nightmare Planet as my cousin had it on VHS, but that was all my season 3 viewing until I aqquired the entire (well 2 episodes were missing) TF series on VCD in 2002.
While I no longer have that initial VHS, though it did seem to get worn out in places, I do own 5 dvds versions and a blu-ray version that was gifted to me at Christmas.
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