Yes folks, the time tested, true blue, unbeatable, Transformers.
Growing up as a kid nothing could beat these toys.. I remember my first Transformer, G1 Starscream back in, god it had to have been 1986 or so. Anyway, nothing I say can do justice to this line, nor to the actual show itself.
The theme song still works it's way into my mind on the way to work some days.
A group of transforming robots crash-land on earth millions of years ago only to awaken in the "present day" Earth. (meaning the 80's in this case)
They venture forth from their ship, The Ark, only to discover that their mortal enemies, the Decepticons have followed them and are interested in our planet as well. It turns out that our humble little planet holds the key to winning the whole war which has been raging for millions of years. Energon.
This series lives on to this very day, albeit under a different name and a whole new storyline.
Still, The Transformers remain one of the coolest toy, cartoon show, movie, video game franchises of all time.