Born in the late 70's, I was 6 years old in 1984 when The Transformers cartoon first aired.  I was an instant fan.  It was by far my favorite cartoon as a child.  Unfortunately I only had a few of the toys.  It was the one toy line that always seemed to elude me in my childhood.  Flash forward to the year 2010 when the Generations toy line was launched.  Finally in my adult life they have a G1 inspired toy line that I can collect.  Around the same time I also found the IDW Transformers comics.  The comics have definitely outweighed the toy purchases.  I love reading the stories and getting to know the bots better.  Over the past 30+ years we have seen the Transformers universe grow into a pop culture phenomenon.  It seems like now Transformers are more relevant than ever.