Something has been nagging at me. In the previous era's of Transformers, specifically Beast Wars and Unicron, did a bunch of people constantly assume that because there was a toy of a character that they would be in the show? I wasn't around for the Unicron Trilogy but in Beast Wars there were TONS of non-show characters. Heck most of the ones I own are non-show characters. And I don't remember ever hearing something akin to "Oh, Snapper has an awesome toy! I can't wait to see him in the show! When's he going to show up?" It just seems that every time a character is brought up recently a lot of people jump to the conclusion that his appearance in media, mostly Prime, is imminent. I want to know if this is a new trend or am I ignorant of its history?