To celebrate the launch of It’s A Stampede!, every day for the next year I will be presenting a totally informative, yet totally useless fact under the banner heading: ‘On this day in geekdom’.

Yep, that’s 365 facts!

Here’s today’s slice of geekdom…

August 8th – On this day in 1986, Transformers is released in the US. The movie – a spin-off from the popular animated series – is directed by Nelson Shin and features the voice talents of Judd Nelson, Eric Idle, Leonard Nimoy and Orson Welles.

More tomorrow…