How Transformers changed the American Childhood Experience

Tuesday, January 5, 2010 , Posted by Johnny Fuery at 5:35 PM

Originally Published 2007-06-27 13:41:20

I don't usually like to link to articles from Wired, because, hey, if you read my blog, you probably already read Wired, so why repeat to the point of cliché? Still, this particular article is rife with geeky references, and since you, like me, are one of the many who vividly remember the resurrection of Optimus Prime, I'm sure you'll forgive me.

"for the beloved toys called Transformers, you can thank Ronald Reagan and George Lucas. Not literally, of course. The Gipper and the father of Star Wars never actually sat down in a room together, downing Mountain Dew and brainstorming until Optimus Prime burst from their skulls like Athena. Although that would have been cool.

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Still, sales wouldn't have spiked without the power of a fully operational battle station: television."

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