File this under "why didn't I think of that":
Scott Campbell's MisFormers
"In Scott Campbell’s studio in Shinjuku are more than a thousand dismantled TransFormers in various states of disrepair. Starting his sculpture series in 1999, the Australian artist re-arranges parts of perfectly functional TransFormers to extremely dis-functional MisFormers. PingMag visited Scott in his studio where he assembles, plans and tweaks those precious sculptures - to find out why."