Sorry this is (again) so late. I've been having a rough week and a half, I'm afraid.
With renewed interest in Transformers it was decided that a new cartoon, the first in years, would be commissioned to draw interest in the toys. While the storyline differed wildly form the one featured in the toy packing (The early ones, anyway) and that many fans were greatly upset by the changes I LOVED this show. It featured significantly more mature storytelling than the original Generation 1 show, borrowed heavily from the beloved Marvel comic, and had lots of character development due to having a smaller cast. Much of this formula was used in its predecessor Transformers Animated, which was also really awesome. In a lot of ways, since I was about twelve at the time, it may be safe to say that this is MY TF series more so than the original one.
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