What’s in a name?

Man, that David Willis guy and his brilliant comic strip have got me thinking about Transformers a lot these days.

You know, Hasbro naming conventions weren’t terribly imaginative in the ’80s:

“The Stunticons and the Combaticons weren’t in Transformers: The Movie (nor were the Predacons, the Duocons, the Seacons, the Firecons, the Triggercons, the Terrorcons, Bludgeon or Trypticon, of course), but the Constructicons and the Insecticons were there, along with the Junkions, the Sharkticons, the Quintessons and Unicron, who made Megatron into Galvatron to lead the Decepticons to Cybertron.”

Hey, let’s try switching “on” to “off” and see what happens!

“The Stunticoffs and the Combaticoffs weren’t in Transformers: The Movie (nor were the Predacoffs, the Duocoffs, the Seacoffs, the Firecoffs, the Triggercoffs, the Terrorcoffs, Bludgeoff or Trypticoff, of course), but the Constructicoffs and the Insecticoffs were there, along with the Junkioffs, the Sharkticoffs, the Quintessoffs and Unicroff, who made Megatroff into Galvatroff to lead the Decepticoffs to Cybertroff.”

Hmm… That wasn’t nearly as amusing as I’d hoped it would be.

Try this instead, then: What would the Transformers think of PIXAR’s Cars?

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