What’s all this then?
‘Til All Are One.
It’s the phrase that has brightened the Spark of many a Transformer throughout the cartoons, comics, videogames, and movies. Drawing inspiration from the AllSpark, hard-fought battles were won or lost, turning on that one single phrase.
Heart-warming, isn’t it? Well, that’s not what this is about. Ok, maybe a little bit, but mostly what this blog about is the toys. The plastic renditions of those characters and the points where those toys and the fiction intersect. They currently adorn three practically floor-to-ceiling shelves, a number of outlying smaller shelves, and, sadly, a number of plastic boxes in a closet — as there are far too many to display in the available space currently.
One day, I’ll have enough space to display them all. So, I’ll stop collecting whenever Hasbro stops making them and I get every single one I want.
‘Til that day.
‘Til All Are Mine.
Downright inspirational message there and who are you?
That’s me at Universal Studios Hollywood just before Botcon 2013.
I have been a Transformers fan from day one; being ten years old when Transformers first appeared waaaay back in 1984. Transformers faded out and I was convinced by others to give up the “kid’s stuff”. Then the Transformers made an attempted comeback in Generation 2 and I found that my interest in them hadn’t actually waned at all. No longer having any of my original Transformers, G2 was when my collection truly started and continues unabated. There have been series that have not engaged me as much. I picked and chose my way through Transformers: Energon due to what was, in my opinion, some seriously bland and boring toy design choices and an exceptionally lackluster cartoon to back it up. Even there, though, were some serious gems. Energon Scorponok, Energon Arcee, to name a couple.
So that’s me. Sometimes picky, always smart-aleck-y Transformers collector with an eye towards the details and history of the franchise.