For many the original series, also called Generation One when it comes to the toys, was the first introduction to the Transformers mythos.
Coupled with rebranded toys, it was a massive hit resulting in a long-running franchise that is still with us today.
Dealing with the ancient conflict between the transforming robots known as Autobots and Decepticons. The ravaging of their homeworld Cybertron forced them to flee to Earth and that’s where we the bulk of the story then took place.
I still love the opening episode for the original series (shown below), as you got to see not only the Cybertronian vehicle forms for the respective Transformers but also introduced my favorite Transformer, the very alien looking Shockwave.
Anyway, whether you are an old time fan of Transformers or new to the series, there’s really no excuse to miss out on the original series now that is so readily available to watch.
Read my Forbes blog here.