Transforming Grimlock: How High Moon saved the Dinobots | The Verge I was really intrigued by the article above about FOC, as I had previously not known about Hasbro's plans to retire the dinobots. A previous thread questioned why Bay wouldn't use the dinobots, and this article explains why: Hasbro retired them; or at least they were prior to FOC being approved. My main interest in this article was the fact that Hasbro is on the right track in saying that the dinobots in their original incarnation are irrelevant to today's fans. Although FOC has introduced an entirely new and fresh backstory, it also gives these characters some plausibility for their existence as well. I'm most intrigued to see if the game will conclude with the dinobots being rescued from their bondage or if they retain their prehistoric forms.