More from Dan Kramer
'The Real Optimus Prime' is a peak into the life of Scott Nall who changed his name to Optimus Prime and is currently living in Iraq and working as a fire fighter
Originally aired on PRI's Studio 360
Timing and Cues
Transformers first appeared in 1983 and were inspired by a Japanese toy that would to change from an object such as a gun or an 18 wheeler mack truck into a robot. These new toys were brought to America via the toy company Hasbro and If you or someone you knew were between the ages of 8 and 14 in 1984 you might remember then as the number one toy for birthdays and Christmases. There is a new film released on July 4th based on the original cartoon.
Freelance producer Dan Kramer was a fan of the transformers when he was younger. When he heard there was a new film he went in search for the ultimate transformer fan. He came back with a story of someone whose life philosophy was changed by this cartoon series.
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