I can recall the Saturday mornings, waking up early to watch my favorite cartoons while picking the marshmallows out of a bowl of Luck Charms. As I still long for those days in some capacity, what Hasbro has in store will help many 80’s kids relive those days. After 30+ years, the original Transformers series is getting an official soundtrack, and on vinyl no less. Sure, releasing it on cassette would have been more appropriate, but with the surge in excitement over vinyl records it makes better sense. Plus, vinyl records were just as relevant in the days of Run DMC/Aerosmith mash ups. Hasbro and Legacy Recordings have teamed up to bring the catchy themes and intense battle music to fans who remember sitting on the couch in their PJs with their Transformers action figures, only to recreate the battle between Autobots and Decepticons. The soundtrack will feature music from all three seasons of the series including unreleased music from composers Robert J. Walsh (who remastered the tracks from their original tapes), Johnny Douglas, Anne Bryant and Ford Kinder. The albums will be available in three styles: Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and Megatron. Enjoy the Ride Records has Optimus and Megatron and Think Geek gets Bumblebee.
Hasbro presents ’80s TV Classics: Music from The Transformers will be released March 9. And at $19 bucks, it’s not a bad buy. Heck, I would buy a turn table just to listen to this.
Now, get the cereal bowl of Honey Smacks and just relax.