?It’s unclear if the marketing teams at Hasbro and their Japanese counterpart Takara are really naive or just share a sick sense of humor. Several Transformers over the years have been given names sure to get them beaten up by their peers on the playroom battlefield and chuckled at by adults who appreciate quality juvenile comedy. To be fair, a good number of Transformer names we’ll be pointing and laughing at today are likely the result of mangled Japanese to English translations, but that doesn’t make them any less amusing. Hasbro, on the other hand, created some real howlers on their own — our favorite non-specific Transformer name being the Headmasters — and they have no excuse. These are the 30 most unfortunately named Transformers, usually because their monikers remind us of bodily functions or humping. What else did you expect from a site called Topless Robot? Thanks to TFU.info for most of the pictures.
30) Ultra Magnus
?No wonder he’s so mad at the Matrix. His name sounds like a condom size! At least it’s impressive one.
24 & 23) Clench and Thrust
From the Kamasutra Book of Decepticon Baby Names.
?Because Supremeous Awesomeonicus was already assigned.
14) Hot Rod
?All right. We were almost willing to let Hot Rod slide, because it can also be a term for a car. But then we remembered when he got the Matrix he changed his name to Rodimus Prime. Obviously, the dude just really liked rods.
11 – 8) Alan, Joe, Leaf and Rodney
?No, it’s not another fine sitcom from the minds that brought you “Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place” or “Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane.” It’s what happens when you sleep in on the day they’re giving out Transformers names and all the Optimus Primes and Metroplexes are already taken.
?Hey, what’s Huffer doing out in the garage?
?Don’t let your parents catch you playing with him under the covers.
1) Breast Force
?The collective name for six Decepticon warriors who can merge together to form the giant Liokaiser. Each robot wears a chest plate that transforms into an animal battle partner. What, did you expect a bunch of Transformers swinging around their giant mammaries on the battlefield? It’s a real shame that’s not the case, because they would have been the ultimate Topless Robots.