Autobots! Transform into DVDs and roll out!
Here's a radical idea: Instead of plunking down that debit card for two tickets to see Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen this week, use that valuable moola and pick up the newly released 25th anniversary edition of "The Transformers: The Complete First Season" instead.
Oh, I'm sure your kids won't mind. (Just remember to hide all sharp objects and matches before going to bed tonight.)
The 3-disc collection has 16 episodes from the original 1984 season, each with remastered audio. Also included are some cool special features that follow the origin of the Transformers series and some retro toy commercials. (Because your kids don't think you're a dork enough already until you wax poetically about your beloved Merlin toy.)
By the way, if you're feeling really nostalgic for your beloved autobots, wait until latter this summer. That's when the 16-disc Transformers: 25th Anniversary 'Matrix of Leadership' Edition Collector's Set is due out.