If you’re not a Transformers’ fan then the name Peaugh has little meaning. However, the resident of Richmond, Virginia, who goes by the nickname Peaugh on YouTube has reached legendary status for his reviews of different Transformers toys. On several videos you see disembodied hands expertly changing Hasbro’s famous toys from robots to vehicles, insects, animals, and back. Peaugh’s real name is Benjamin Dolle as per his Twitter account.
Peaugh even has his own entry in the Urban Dictionary. I will let you search for that entry yourself to find out what the slang term means. Peaugh has over 500 YouTube videos, most of which talk about Transformers. They range from common ones like Bumblebee and Optimus Prime to the rare Fortress Maximus and BotCon specials.
Peaugh lets his family in on the act. His Niblet Reviews have his toddler-aged daughter playing with the toys. Several shots pan across his room full of Transformers toys that line the shelves. Where some houses have rooms dedicated to books and knick knacks, his room is full of nothing but Hasbro’s megahit toyline.
One of the funniest videos that I’ve seen has nothing to do with Transformers. Peaugh for Halloween last year, dressed up as an original Ghostbuster down to the “unlicensed nuclear reactor” that he wore on his back. The video was a funny homage to one of mine and my wife’s favorite movies.
Peaugh also has some practical advice for fans of Transformers. His videos include tips for buying, repainting, and changing the toys to make your overall experience better. Peaugh is not just a man who collects toys and then touts his collection. He offers practical tips for anyone who loves toys that have inspired men like him and me since our childhoods.
If you want to relive some of the best toys of the 1980s look no further than YouTube. Peaugh will delight you over 500 times with his videos. Make sure to thank his wife for putting up with his obsession, uh, collection.
Peaugh’s YouTube Channel provided much of the information for this article.