When Beast Wars and Machines aired, they were known for having a relatively small, but well developed and memorable cast. The reason for such a small cast was because of the budget not allowing for many characters like in other shows, with expensive CGI. Now we're 14 years or so later, and Hasbro completely owns this show stock and barrel without worrying about Cartoon Network's budget, or Fox Kids' budget, or anything like that. With the advances in CGI since Beast Machines, will we see a much smaller cast like in Beast Wars/Machines, or will there be enough juice from Hasbro, with this show being one of their flagship shows, to secure a larger cast like in Animated and the other shows? I've just been considering this in my head for the past few days. I loved how a smaller cast meant more characterization and fleshing out, and I think they can do it again in TF: Prime... But i'm going to be dissapointed if we have a small revolving cast like in Beast Wars. Again, I loved the characterization possible, but I'd love to see what the creators can do with more and more characters besides the ones we've seen.