'80s sitcoms, in all of their variety, really stand out in my mind as being very distinct for some reason. Cheers, Perfect Strangers, The Cosby Show, Alf, Growing Pains, etc. I'm sure there were some real turds back then too, but I can really remember growing up watching reruns of '80s shows on a old 13" TV with faux wood panelling. You know the kind, the one with both VHF and UHF dials and the propensity to turn off randomly so you'd be forced to get off the couch, turn it off and then turn it back on again. Those were some weird, good times.
(Like this bad boy right here)
As for the Transformers, I loved that show and toyline in all its iterations when I was growing up. My dad hated G.I. Joe because of the implied violence. A bunch of robots shooting at each other though? Sure. Why not. My toys have been in storage for years. I'm looking at selling them sometime this year. I think I've held onto them long enough. It's time they find someone that will appreciate them a bit more than I do.