The 30 Most Unfortunately Named Transformers

By Kevin Guhl in Daily Lists, Toys
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at 8:03 am
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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 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.

29) Midnight Express
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What happens when you got the late night desire but not the fire, and just want to get back to sleep.

28) Tentakil
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Poor Tentakil isn't allowed with 500 meters of any Japanese girls' high school.

27) Loafer
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Does he transform into a comfortable shoe, or is he just a lazy bum-bot?

26) Gingham
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He's that embarrassing Transformer your grandma knitted for you with material from the Yarn Barn.

25) Bombshell
Maybe on Cybertron he is, but he ain't no Marilyn Monroe by Earth standards. Oh, who are we kidding? We wouldn't' turn him down...

24 & 23) Clench and Thrust
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From the Kamasutra Book of Decepticon Baby Names.

22) Magnificus
Because Supremeous Awesomeonicus was already assigned.

21) Vroom
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Fun fact: If your parents bought you Vroom, there's a good chance they thought you might be retarded.

20) Wideload
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How the hell do Transformers get fat? Never mind, we probably don't want to know.

19) Powerhug
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You knew Hasbro was really hurting for ideas when the made the Emotionally Neediest Transformer.

18 - 16) Glide, Nightglider and Powerglide
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Hasbro offers a full range of Transformers products for all of your lubrication needs.

15) Gas Skunk
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Interestingly, Gas Skunk's breath is always fresh and minty, but no one can ever tell because his body reeks of skunks and farts.
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