Megatron Man

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  1. cheetor71

    cheetor71 Autobot

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    I heard a song today called "Megatron Man" By Patrick Cowley. It is from 1981 which pre-dates the Transformers by 3 years. I wonder if this is where Hasbro got his name from.:music 
     
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    Kaymac I'M REALLY FEELIN' IT!

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    Hasbro got his name from a combination of "Megaton" and "Electronic". It had nothing to do with a song.
     
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    Actually Hasbro didnt come up with the name "Megatron" at all.

    Bob Budiansky, at the time of Marvel Comics, came up with the name.
     
  4. E. C. R. Former

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    Indeed. In fact, Hasbro was originally unsure of the name, thinking it sounded too evil and destructive... until Budiansky pointed out that was the idea. Hasbro was like, "Oh, right".
     
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    As pointed out, Megatron isn't an original name. It was used by Marvel comics and even in a kids storybook as the name of the evil computer before the TF as well. Heck most TF names were used before as well for something.
     
  6. Nevermore

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    In all fairness, alot of Transformer names are mechanical parts,etc. ;)  but you have a point.
     
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    Megatrons name has also been heard in an old bass song from the album called, The Bass That Ate Miami.
     
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    Was the name "Optimus Prime" ever used before Transformers? I didn't know about the whole Megatron thing, so maybe it happened to Optimus too.
     
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    I just thought that it was funny that the song was released 3 years before the cartoon. That's all
     
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    Nevermore It's self-perpetuating a parahumanoidarianised!

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    Holy shit! The name JAZZ has been around for DECADES before the Transformers cartoon!
     
  12. cheetor71

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    Duh :)  Thank you captain obvious. :p 
     
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