As long-time Transformers fans, we know all the original G1 characters came from unrelated Japanese toy lines. Every pre-movie character from the comics, cartoon or toys -- at least a hundred, in fact -- was simply appropriated from something else, rebranded with a new name, personality, and faction, and instantly became a Transformer. So why shouldn't we continue this grand tradition? First is this retro-futuristic '80s race car I've rebranded as an IDW-style G1 Clocker: Gotta love that alt. mode! As a fairly large Voyager, the vehicle mode scales best with similar-sized Transformers (Binaltech/Alternators and the like)... Next is what looks to me like a Decepticon from the early years of the War for Cybertron: He strikes me as a fiercely-loyal thug of Megatron's from Kaon, and his build is reminiscent of Lugnut... especially given that faceless head tucked between big turbines on either shoulder. Some of you have seen my Roadbuster custom, a CM's Mugen Calibur I rebranded just as Hasbro rebranded the original Takatoku toy. Many fans have similarly appropriated Yamato Toys' "Hikaru" VF-1S Valkyrie as a Masterpiece Jetfire, and there are numerous other transformable toys that could easily fit into a neo-G1 display... which is why the third-party market is so uniquely dominated by Transformer homages. So what else is out there? What unrelated toys have you rebranded as Transformers?