It's well established that many of the G1 toys were never officially released in the UK in the 80s but I have some questions about this. * Swoop was apparently not released because of safety concerns and Omega Supreme for licensing issues but what was the reason for many of the other toys not being brought over? Did they see some of the other toys as being too fragile? Hasbro UK seem to have been very selective but it seems odd that they didn't capitalise on TF popularity at the time by releasing as many of the US TFs as possible. Going by this list here about half the toys from 1985 didn't make it to the UK. * I remember reading an article by Sven Harvey saying that Hasbro UK didn't make the mistake their US conterparts made by discontinuing the 84/85 cars and replacing them with just Kup, Blurr and Hotrod. Did they perhaps strategise selling the cars rather than the more specialist toys like Perceptor/ Blaster etc ? *How similar would the UK case assortments have been to the US ones? Would they have packed more of the other dinobots to compensate for Swoop's omission or some other non- dinobot? Also, toys like Skids and TM Scourge which were shortpacked in the US, am I right to presume this was also the case in the UK? *Does anyone have any recollection of the amount of TF stock there was in UK toystores in the 80s? There is a picture here of TFs in a toy aisle of a Zodiac store. Was this typical of the range most big stores would have had at the time? Given this picture must be around the height of their 80s popularity I might have expected a bigger stock. *Are there any other major toylines from the 80s or 90s where so many major toys weren't given a UK release? Or any? Any thoughts on all this much appreciated.