I had a box of hand-me-downs, so to speak (my brother still played with them but they became sort of a shared toy box) which means I didn't really have a first Transformer.
My first boxed Transformer though was Bluestreak. From a flea market. My dad bought it for $25 and I tore into the box and within a week had broken the roof, rear windows, and one door off. This then became the example of "that looks too fragile, you'll break it" all the way until Beast Wars Waspinator's wasp legs (All of the Cassettes were off-limits my whole childhood. I remember one trip to TRU gave me the option of picking up the Decepticon Clones since my brother was getting Fastlane and Cloudraker... but I wanted Steeljaw and Ramhorn. And couldn't have them. So I threw a little bit of a fit and bought I think a TMNT figure instead. Pounce and Wingspan would go unpurchased for 15 more years after that.)
1987-88 was really the first year I remember shopping in stores for TF, with my getting Powermasters, Targetmaster jrs, Headmaster jrs, Pretenders, and the like. So it probably surprises no one that I'm more partial to the later stuff. Lol
Edited by NightViper, 05 July 2018 - 01:35 PM.