I saw the Transformers movie yesterday night. I really enjoyed it!
Ying and I got a storage unit downstairs in the parking garage of our apartments. While we were moving stuff from our closets down to storage, I found a box of old toys. "Toys?" you say... Yes, toys! I didn't keep a lot; just a few SELECT favorites. Among the 1980's toys were 3 stuffed animals, 3 Transformers, and one small Voltron.
I was going to move them to storage, but then Ying says she feels sorry for the toys because in the movie Toy Story, storage is like the graveyard for toys. I didn't want that on my conscience, so no storage units for these gems! The stuffed animals can stay somewhere at home in the closet while the Transformers can go with me to work.
So here are my Generation 1 Transformers in their new home! Priceless!
From Left to Right: Decepticon Shockwave, Autobot Jetfire, and a plastic mini-Voltron. Oh, and that's Bumblebee down in the front.
Do you notice a yellow-ish tint on Jetfire? No that's not poor picture-taking. The plastic USED to be white, but now it's yellow. I think sometime during his lifetime (maybe in the early 90's) Jetfire was assigned to a window sill that got way too much afternoon sun (sorry Jetfire!). Also, for some reason, one of his fists won't retract. Sigh... poor arthritic Transformers... Oh and I lost all their guns. I looked on ebay for some prices of Generation 1 Transformers... they're selling mint Jetfire for $200!! I'd probably get $2.00 for mine. So yes, these old toys really are price-less.
And for those of you that don't think toys have a soul...
v----- I have proof they're alive!!!!! -----v
See?! They're dancing for the camera!!! Except for Jetfire; he's still mad that I abandoned him on the window sill back then.