It's been a long time since I've watched Power Rangers (I'm talking about the original, Mighty Morphin). I loved it when I was 8, but now when I look back, damn was it f-ing lame... Anyway, I came across this picture: Which kinda reminded me of how similar their robots (Megazord) were similar to Transformers. If you look at the picture of Megazord, you'll notice that he's somewhat similar to Optimus Prime, but the way he transforms is more similar to Devastator's transformation in TF1. Could it be that the idea of Megazord was indeed influenced by Transformers?