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Whaddyareckon?: Transformers

Join special guest star Optimus Prime in a quest to find out how Transformers are faring in the 21st century.

If you were a child of the 80s, your formative years likely incorporated Transformers.

Your parents may have even competed with Optimus Prime for emotional guardianship of your fragile young mind.

Those days would be consigned to the realm of nostalgia if not for the recent release of the live-action Transformers movie, which brings the world of Cybertron to generation MySpace.

But is there room for these quaint transmutators in a world where every second eight-year-old owns a 3G mobile phone? How have Optimus and Megatron fared in the transition from old to new?

In today's Whaddyareckon?, we're asking all about Transformers in the 21st century. Special guest star: one Optimus Prime. (Thanks to Craig Foster for granting temporary custody of his Autobot leader.)

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