#FlashbackFridayFunday – Optimus Prime Toy Commercial

Hey gang! The internet is FULL of fun remembrances of our childhoods – every Friday, we’ll share our #FlashbackFridayFunday thoughts on something from the deep recesses of our memory.

The other night my son asked me what kind of things I used to put on my wish list to Santa. I told him I was a big action figure guy.

Not my actual collection!

Star Wars. GI Joe. ThunderCats. SilverHawks. MASK. He-Man. Transformers.

I’m not sure why, but the first thing that came to mind was my Optimus Prime Transformer toy.

With the cartoon’s voice of Peter Cullen (who also did Eeyore in a lot of Winnie the Pooh movies!), Optimus embodied the brave leader. And he was a COOL toy! A big rig who was robot AND command center! The 1984 version (which I had) was the OG! Its torso and head design has been used across a lot of the different reincarnations of Optimus through the years.

I found that mid 80s commercial on YouTube and now share that with you for our #FridayFlashbackFunday!

Ok, that kid with the glowing green eyes is a little creepy….

Anyway, which was YOUR favorite Transformer toy? Share away! Let’s talk it out!


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