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.