While doing my research for my latest project (soooon, I promise! ), I stumbled across this, which I had been aware of before but which I've never seen in its entirety up until now. We all know that the G1 Megatron toy looks a) like crap and b) pretty much nothing like the animation model, right? Well... there was an older prototype/concept for the Microman Gun Robo toy. This appears to be what the early Marvel model is based on, which in turn got presumably simplified by Floro Dery into the Marvel TFU profile version. And then there was this odd Megatron animation model from an old commercial for the "Transformers Power Cycle". Well, duh. Sources I raped: The Pre Transformers Page for the Microman Gun Robo catalog image The Japanese Transformers G1 Characters Archives book for the early Marvel model and one of the screencaps from the Power Cycle commercial (thanks Monzo for the scan!) The Nordic Transfan Association for the TFU profile pic X-Entertainment for the second screencap from the Power Cycle commercial.