Anyone else have a similar nostalgic feeling about this?
Sure do. In fact, I had at least half of the tapes that were released from 1986-1989, and my best friend bought the other half, and we swapped tapes to make copies.
The nostalgic feeling didn't last though. Both of us gave them away in 2004 when the first DVD release came out.
I miss those old tapes with the Transporter covers....