So... this popped into my head the other day. Can something be considered a Transformer-type of thing because it transforms, even if it isn't in the brand? An example of this would be Go-Bots. Would they be considered the same "type" of thing as Transformers? Or, a wilder idea- the Iron Man mark 5 armor from Iron Man 2? For those who are not aware, the armor was showcased during a battle scene on a racetrack in Monaco. Its original form is a briefcase, which transforms into a suit of armor. These armors, in later movies, are shown to be autonomous when directed to be so, and have some degree of sentience. And, yes, human-built Transformers have some precedent. All of the Decepticons in AOE were man-made. So I guess the question is: can a robotic, metal organism or construct, if it has one non- humanoid mode and one humanoid or alienoid mode, be considered a Transformer simply for its ability to change between the two at will?