"Go on, kill me. I'll just come back as a more badass and expensive toy. Capitalism is indeed the right of all sentient beings."
Of course, it's a bit difficult to know when the exact anniversary is, although 'September 1984' is usually thrown out there as a rough date. The first episode of the cartoon series debuted on 17 September 1984, but, adding to the confusion, a lot of sellers put the toys on sale before their official street dates (which themselves are difficult to find today) and some were on sale a month or two before then. However, thankfully for the purposes of sanity, the first issue of the Transformers Marvel comics run, although dated September 1984, was actually published on 29 May that year, so that becomes the anniversary date. There will be coverage on The Wertzone, so be forewarned.
Anyway, over on Speculative Horizons James has a bit of a rant at the live-action iteration of the franchise, as directed by Michael 'Gigaexplosion' Bay, which I will pick up on after I've rewatched the film. I have seen it, but all I can remember about it are gigantic explosions and Megan Fox. The sequel is out this summer and, from the trailer, will apparently contain more gigantic explosions and more Megan Fox, so at least it appears to be thematically consistent with its predecessor.