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Hot on the heels of the (probably not so much) original Vibrator patent, Google patent search fans have found some of the original Transformers patents.

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This one is the one for Megatron, the guy who turned into a gun and needed someone else to fire him—the most co-dependent robot this side of Bender.

Of course this kinda toy wouldn't fly in here and now. Any kid holding a gun, even if it is a toy that transforms into a robot, would be shot by cops about 57 times before he could say "more than meets the eye".

Patent [Google via MAKE]