Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Woogy and the Transformers

It's funny how things seem to repeat themselves in your life time. Earlier this summer, I took Woogy to go see the movie "Transformers." I know it was rated PG-13, but I really felt like I needed to see it. Years and years ago, I loved the Transformers when I was a kid. I remember I watched it every time it came on TV. I also had a number of the action figures and collected the comic book. My friends would spend hours playing Transformers together. I really wanted to see this updated version of the Transformers and see how they have changed for a new generation of kids.
Woogy absolutely loved the movie (what is there not to love? giant robots beating each other up). "Transformers" I think even topped Woogy's previous favorite movie "Star Wars." Since the movie has came out on DVD, he wants to watch it all the time. Even driving down the street, when he sees a truck go by he says "That's Optimus Prime!" Or when a yellow sports car comes down the road, he yells "That's Bumblebee!" We even started making this a game in the car of calling out Autobot names whenever a car goes by that resembles them.
Tonight, I started to read some of my old Transformer comic books to him, and he was completed entranced. I've given him what old figures I have left, after my mom got rid of them through garage sales. Not a lot of them have held up so well over the years.
For Christmas, all he wants are Transformers. Little does he know that I've already gotten him a couple of his favorites. The other night I spent almost $50 on a Optimus Prime figure. I remember how excited on X-mas I was when I opened my Optimus Prime figure several decades ago. It was one of the best X-mas gifts I got as a kid. I remember my mom thought it was outrageous that it was $30 back then.

9 comments:

Portland wawa said...

I am a little shocked that you paid so much, honestly. But you explained that Optimus has to be the largest figure so he costs more money. Like father, Like son.

shakedust said...

I have to see the movie yet. I have only heard good things.

It is nice for your son to enjoy the same things you do. Good bonding time.

Also, I was just thinking that I wish I could hear you bash the Go Bots again with your "Leader One" voice.

Achtung BB said...

"I'm Leader 1. I'm a Go Bot. I'm a weenie." How's that?

Portland wawa said...

What?

GoldenSunrise said...

My brother loved the new Transformers movie. He bought the action figures for himself. I watched the cartoon several times with my brother when we were little.

shakedust said...

BB, that'll have to do. :)

Roaming Writer said...

Isn't it funny that particular toys would come around like that for you to share the thing between you? That's cool. I suppose I'm still a closet Star Wars fan from childhood though I do nothing about it.

f o r r e s t said...

My boys have several transformers that they got for their birthdays. I have the movie but have not let them watch it yet. I wish the cartoons were still on.

Dash said...

I was really hoping for a Constructicon reunion in the movie - oh well ... guess the stupid power rangers made that impossible.

darn power-rip-off-of-voltron-rangers!