So I got inspired to make this topic a few days ago while I was talking to a few of my friends at college. I had basically was chatting away about Transformers since they were shocked to discover there was a fifth movie in production. Eventually the discussion shifted from the movies to Beast Wars when one of my friends noted they hadn't kept up with Transformers since that series ended. This of course prompted me to talk about my urge to watch the series but when I tried to convince my brother, he refused to do so for one of the reason being "But Optimus in the show isn't the Optimus I like! I like Optimus Prime not Optimus Primal!" Then much to my shock one of my friends spoke up and commented "I don't see why your brother dislikes Optimus Primal. He's basically Optimus Prime rebuilt in a new form by using his old parts." My eyes widened in surprise, especially since my friend did claim he was quite the fan of Beast Wars. I assumed this misconception was created due to his fuzzy memory since he noted to me he did not remember the series all that well. So what Transformers Misconceptions did you end up hearing from people you've encountered? I say people you've encountered since members in the past have already covered topics about misconceptions we've had when we're starting out in the fandom and thought a topic discussing misconceptions you hear when you have full knowledge of Transformers trivia would be pretty interesting.