Saw this pop up in my 'Recommended' section on YouTube. Dang, lot's of nostalgia here. Also a quick way to compare all the trailers.
Transformers (2007): Don't really remember this one. As I've said, I had always ignored Transformers in the past, and so the fact that this existed didn't excite me. I didn't see this in theaters, but saw it at a friend's house when it came out on DVD. From then on, I was hooked. I do remember TV spots with Epps saying 'Bring it!' as Bonecrusher tackles Optimus.
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009): Oh boy. The hype was real with this one. There are only two times in my life when the hype has been this great. The first was waiting for TF2 to come out, and the other was BIONICLE 2015's leaks and official announcement. After getting hooked on the first movie, I started watching Transformers: Animated on Cartoon Network and started getting as many toys as I could. Every few weeks I would google search Transformers to see if there was any leaked news, and by the time this trailer came out, boy was the hype strong. Sure the final product has some massive flaws, but I still love it.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011): While I wasn't as hyped for this as I was for 2, I was still really excited. I think I watched the trailer every morning before school for months, which makes sense since I was also watching the G1 reruns on The Hub at the time, and Transformers: Prime was going strong. What I find odd to this day is that this was the only trailer we got for DotM. Most movies have multiple trailers made for them, and besides the early Sentinel Prime/Moon teaser, this is the only full trailer we got. I was excited to see how the assumed final chapter in the live action series was going to turn out.
Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014): This one caught me off guard. It seemed like DotM had the perfect ending that didn't leave room for any sequels, and yet here comes number four, minus the original cast. To say I was worried would be a bit of an understatement. Then the Super Bowl teaser happened and we had official confirmation of the Dinobots. I was on board. This first full trailer further helped solidify my faith in the film, although it was really the next trailer that sold me 100%. Still, for just a teaser, this got me interested in the film that I still call my personal favorite in the series.