Sure, Michael Bay may have stolen your childhood with those dreadful ‘Transformers‘ movies of his, but that doesn’t mean you have to lie there and take it.
Yes, we all know that the ‘Transformers’ cartoon was created for the sole purpose of selling toys. Yes, we’re aware that the love of the cartoon, the comic books, cereals and whatever other merchandise came our way was a manipulation by a company wanting to sell plastic. No, we don’t care.
If you loved the ‘Transformers’ as a kid, then you, like I, had certain expectations when you went to see the movie. I’m not talking about the glorious 1986 version, heralded as “The greatest rock and roll adventure of all time!” I’m talking about the 2007 atrocity helmed by one Michael Bay.
Thankfully, we live in a time where all our childhood memories are available for purchase. The good folks over at the Shout! Factory – purveyors of all things nostalgic, cult and otherwise hard to find – have created a bundle that’s sure to bring you back to the days of eating Lucky Charms in your footie pajamas. The days before you ever had to see John Turturro stoop so low, and before you ever heard the name Shia LaBeouf.
You can pick up Seasons 1-4 right now for only $49, which is over 50% off the list price. In addition to the episodes themselves, the DVDs include interviews, toy commercials and (best of all) those classic ‘Transformers’ public service announcements.