Like my Bob Budiansky story, this is one of those Transformery things that most of my LJ-Friends already know about. But it’s always good to see again, because HOLY CRAP.

This is an honest-to-gods Transformers product from the glorious ’80s:

From the days when Hasbro really DID hate the fans.

Yes, that’s Megatron, but it doesn’t actually transform into a robot. It’s only a microphone. That looks like a gun. So – just in case the full picture hasn’t jelled in your mind yet – little kids in the ’80s were being encouraged to POINT GUNS INTO THEIR MOUTHS.

And that’s what’s wrong with kids today. That kind of shit built character.