Once upon a time transformers rocked. Awesome classics toys, awesome masterpiece toys, kick-ass TFA toys. Then the transformer movie came out. A popcorn flick with explosions, shiny pretty cars, peter cullen's lovely voice, and plot holes big enough for Optimus to drive through. But it was forgivable since TFA stepped up and made me feel like a kid watching it saturday mornings while I ate my cereal. I also found myself buying up trade paperbacks and reading through the comics put out by IDW. It was like a wonderful giant robot dream!
Now-a-days I see the beloved transformers franchise is having it's soul sucked away thanks to Hasbro's moronic decisions. They allowed the movies and the dreadful toys associated with them continue on. If that weren't bad enough, they sold out to Discovery channel which meant TFA and their association with Cartoon Network was axed. And on top of all that, they allowed IDW to ruin what was an entertaining comic with the most ridiculous plot lines ever.
The dream is now a nightmare.
I have one last gleam of transformer love left, and that is the henkei comic bun-bun artist, Naoto Tsushima. I ordered a transformer manga he illustrated which arrived yesterday. It is pure love. I also want to get the stargate battles one, but i will have to wait on that for the moment.
I want to love transformers, but Hasbro is making it really hard. I find my geeky interests wandering into reading various manga series instead... even if my deepest love is for giant transforming robots.