Ok, ill say I'm sure the answer was "toy sales", but was there another answer somewhere in tf lore? Why was Megatron and the others reformatted into completely new bots, new names, etc....couldn't (at least Megatron anyway) just be repaired? I mean given the galvatron body or armor, but keep the name. I was watching it and just either thought...unicron could have just killed megs and the crew and used the bodies- unless he needed the spark..but then the spark is Megatrons, etc.....galvatron, cyclonus, and scourge could have just been released by uniron somehow, been prisoners upon meeting Megatron and then repaired and megs and galvatron coulda tag teamed the autobots. At least when hot rod became rodimus, it was like a kid name joey being called Joe later, still recognized, just more mature. I hate that this question is bugging me, but does anyone have an answer?