While I despise what Michael Bay has done with the Transformers films, there are a few good side effects thank to their success. Hasbro makes money selling toys, so fans get lots of new merchandise. Awareness of the brand & characters is high, so we’ll continue getting Transformers fiction for the foreseeable future. Best of all, voice actors Frank Welker and Peter Cullen get the credit they deserve. At the recent opening ceremonies for Transformers: The Ride, Welker and Cullen were present for the red carpet event and posed for photos & waved to fans. This small level of fame and several year’s worth of work is the least we can give to actors whose talents have entertained generations while working in relative obscurity. Pictured are Welker (voice of Megatron, Soundwave, countless others), left and Cullen (Optimus Prime), right – image from the Allspark’s Facebook page covering the event.