Be it the toyline, the cartoon, comic books or overall concept. Newcomers don’t like G1 Megatron was a handheld gun and that he should have been a tank or jet or something. When in actual fact, the 1984 toys were all reused from existing toylines and that the Decepticon leader was chosen to be the gun toy from those they had available to them as it was a villainous looking alternate mode that would be of a similar size to Optimus Prime. Being a different toy would have completely changed Megatron’s iconic appearance and likely his name. And thinking about it, there wasn’t really a substitute they could have used instead. Starscream is too small, Shockwave is too large and Soundwave doesn’t look at all threatening. Megatron is just right.