NO no... this isn't some fanboy "it was Hot Rod!!" argument but I just stumbled upon this article G.I. Joe Interview - Buzz Dixon Buzz Dixon, a GI Joe writer in the 80's says he inadvertently gave hasbro the idea to kill off Optimus Prime. I understand writers wrote scripts for both shows but I just found it interesting to finally know the man responsible for Primes death in the film. So is this true or just another grumpy old man taking credit for something he may not have done? Imagine the impact this would of had on the movie if Prime actually survived Megatron's assault. Also... if this is common Knowledge please welcome me to 5 minutes ago and face palm me. I realize the interview seems to be a number of years old.