There aren’t many kids’ TV franchises that have endured the test of time. During the 1980s, Transformers kept the attention of youngsters each Saturday morning. But with the modern revival of the Transformers series with a new CGI, Hollywood remodel, an entire new generation of Transformers followers has been introduced to the story’s timeless lure.
The crossover between long-standing and new admirers is seen in the progress of the toy Transformers figures. The youngsters of the eighties have grown to men and women with households of their own, however the attraction of the Transformers world continues unchanged, if not more well-known than at any time!
A lot of the classic 1st generation Transformers figures get a good price these days via online merchandisers. Who would have believed that over twenty years ago a plastic-type transforming robot action figure may well sell for 3 times its list price? Special edition Transformers figures can sell for more than $100 in some cases! This is true, especially, for action figures of Optimus Prime, the leader of the Autobots, the “good guys” of the tale.
Hasbro has introduced a variety of special Optimus Prime figures over the years. Some contain unique attachments or have special DVDs from the vintage kid’s tv series. Additional releases are exclusive keepsake pieces for the more mature age group of Transformers enthusiasts. If you look hard enough, you can come across action figures created from heavy, polished metal developed to last.
Every great kid’s TV show needs a villain, and the “bad guy” transformers figures have amassed as sizeable a following as the Autobots. Lead by the tyrannical, nasty Megatron, the Decepticons fight Optimus Prime and his Autobots at every turn. A Megatron toy could fetch as high a price as an Optimus Prime figure.
The resurgence of Transformers on the movie screen has resulted in a whole new line of toys for the children to play with. Perhaps the lure of classic and brand-new generation figures may be the “Lego-like” mixtures which create still larger Transformers!
The evil, ultra powerful Constructicons are capable of developing a six-piece super robot named Devastator, keeping step with the figures from the eighties. Decepticons aren’t the sole Transformers figures able to combining to make super-transformers. Devotees of the eighties television program will recall the Dinobots, Autobots with the personas and shapes of dinosaurs liked by young children even to this day. A figure of the Dinobot leader, Grimlock, may sell for just as much as Optimus Prime or Megatron.
With the transforming of the franchise, Hasbro and film makers have ample material to pick from since there are a variety of Autobots and Decepticons that have yet to be released with a brand new youthful audience. As of today, the Transformers movies have not unveiled the popular Dinobots. May we see them find their way into the story in the near future?
While mothers and fathers may be familiar with the nineteen-eighties versions of Transformers, brand-new spins on the personalities are certain to be “cooler” compared to the earlier versions should you ask kids today.