Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Transformers Vault. The Past. Growing Up. The Present.

Alritey. Camera's still down and don't have a temp. backlog photos FTW.

A while back I came across the Transformers Vault for a pretty good deal at Costco.
I quickly took it home and spent the day flipping through the history of transformers shortly after watching Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

What I commonly hear from the crowd at the Comic Book store, or from my older cousins is that I "missed out" on a great generation of Transformers. That I'd never understand how great it was because I didn't truly grow up with it. I feel that going through "The Vault" might have provided me with the early history of transformers and how it went from being a small toyline to a huge franchise.

Growing up, I watched a lot of "Beast Wars" or "Beasties" as it was called. My favorite figure from my child hood is definitely my Ultra Class Optimus Primal. I literally played the shit out of, and its still so freakin durable. It was my all time favorite toy.

After pulling The Vault out of the sleeve, it made me realize that I actually owned all three "Major Generations" (if I'm wrong, don't hurt me Transformer fan boys) of Optimus Prime.
But no more boring words. Here's the pics and a short description of each of them:

The Transformers Vault Sleeve. Its embossed and the blue has a vivid metallic hue in it.

Upon pulling it out, I saw the three Optimus Primes throughout the ages and decided to take a few pics of them.

Here is the Commemorative G1 Re-release Optimus Prime. I had to get the Re-release commemorative one, because I can't get an original G1 (because I wasn't born yet at the time...100% not my fault)
My beloved Optimus Primal that I cherished growing up. Every joint is loose, all the missiles are missing and one flap snapped in half. So many memories. It's probably worth $2 now, but growing up it was worth everything to me.

Optimus Prime from Revenge of the Fallen. He currently sits on my desk at work in anticipation for Dark of the Moon, which I had already gone to see, but he stays there to keep guard.


  1. You literally played the shit out of it? Transformers aren't supposed to do that.

    I'm sorry.

    I'm sorry.

    No, really. I'm sorry.

  2. Ah, childhood memories. None of mine survived to tell the tale, though.

    And yeah...I don't think they were supposed to shit...your Transformer may have been possessed. :)

  3. I don't think Transformers do that either, although I never played with any. I did hear however that they have new dolls that actually do that, I guess so you can start the diaper changing duties early in life. Good lord some girl toys are lame!