The second season of the All New Branded in the 80s podcast continues with episode 10 where I talk a bit about passing the torch of nostalgia to the next generation. Having had the opportunity to babysit my nephew, a 10 year-old Transformers superfan, I got a chance to see how he reacted to the original generation of toys and cartoons. We played the XBox game Transformers: War for Cybertron and I screened the 1986 Transformers the movie. Does the old stuff still hold up for this new generation? And how weird is it that Transformers is now a generational fandom?
What are some experiences you’ve had sharing your fandom with your children, nieces and nephews? Are the kids open to our nostalgia, or did they just think our cartoons, movies and toys sucked? Share your experiences in the comments below.
For this episode’s shout out I take a moment to point to the fine folks behind The Future Cyborg. Part comedy show, part retro toy review show, and an all around good experience. You can watch season 1 a their youtube page, or check them out on social media on Twitter or Instagram.