Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Transformer True Confessions

Although I am far from the target audience, I'll be going to see the new Transformers movie.

True Confession #1: These toys first came out when my son was about five. I remember thinking they were the stupidest idea for a toy I'd ever heard. Cars that turn into robots? Huh?

Years and many hundreds of dollars later, I stand corrected. Cars + robots = a winning combination for young males, especially when numbers of them were priced exactly right for birthday party gifts. Others were much more expensive -- obviously going for the grandparent market there. In our case, it worked.

True Confession #2: The main reason I'm going to the movie is to hear Optimus Prime's voice. I love that guy's voice. Since I "hear" my heroes more than "see" them, I love me a good male voice, and OP qualifies.

We're hoping to go with Son who, upon seeing the commercial and the merest hint of a yellow Transformer said, without hesitation, completely deadpan, "Oh, there's Bumblebee."

Yep, I know nothing about making toys for little boys.


Christine d'Abo said...

I became 8 again when I saw the ad for that movie. I can't wait to go and see them transform!

*geek at heart*

MaryF said...

My dh collected the toys when we were dating. I'm looking forward to the movie because Josh Duhamel is in it ;)

Maureen McGowan said...

This is one I'm going to have to read some reviews of first... So not my thing but movies like that can surprise me sometimes...

And I'm with you on the whole transformers idea. Who knew? Some toy designer in touch with his inner 6 year old boy, I guess.

Margaret Moore said...

In hindsight, cars plus robots equals genius.

So far, the critics seem to like it. I'm avoiding reviews so I'm not "spoiled." We're just hoping somebody says, "More than meets the eye."

And I'm wishing I'd kept some of the transformers. My mom still has a couple of dinobots at the cottage. Dinosaurs plus robots...also genius? Maybe they'll make a movie about them next.