First PLEASE do not come in here to bash the designs or to defend them. There are a ton of other threads for that. I like some, I don't like others. They are what they are. In this thread, I want only to examine and discuss what the influences behind the movie designs might be, and how they got to these from some of the older designs from previous generations of TransFormers. Trolling goes elswhere. Thanks. Let's start with the one everyone's talking about: Megatron. I can't readily see much similarity between Megatron's body and any previous incarnation, but his head actually has some loose roots in G1. As I see it, the classic Megatron head design has three main components: a silver face, a black inner helmet with a silver trident crest on it, and a silver outer helmet. I'll be highlighting these in pink, green, and red respectively. G1 box art, based closely on the toy: G1 cartoon, based loosely on the toy: Note the dark area above the crest in both of the above images. Now here's the "normal" mode head for Megatron in the movie: Again, note the silver trident crest with the dark area above it. This is mostly covered up in "battle mode": The extra plating on the face makes the facial structure a bit clearer. Most important though is the definite addition of an exterior silver helmet. It seems to be composed of three separate fragments now, which gives the outside of the helmet a very different outline, but the inside frames the face somewhat similarly to how the cartoon helmet does. More later. I'm interested in everyone's thoughts. Again, thank you for not trolling, and please keep this about analysis of the designs, not your personal feelings about them.