Recently I've seen a lot of people saying that the movies and things like Animated (although I've seen this more in the movies) aren't supposed to be G1. My question is why do they go so far to be like G1 when they don't want to be compared to G1? Why in the movies do they go so far as to make Peter Cullen the voice of Optimus and mention the Matrix, and keep saying "More than meets the eye" ad nauseum? Why in both Animated and the movies do they use many of the G1 names but go in completely different directions with the characters? I'm not saying change isn't good, but it seems like they are only putting this stuff in to get the people who loved G1 on board. I see this happening in the G.I. Joe line as well, and it just doesn't make sense. The only reason I could see someone doing that is to bank on the nostalgia factor. If you intend to bank on nostalgia to sell a movie, then why change so much? Honestly from what I've seen of the movies they could have just put random names on the robots and called it some generic robot movie name and I would have still gone to see it, and it probably would have been better because the whole time I wouldn't have been trying to match it to what I loved in G1. Again, this is just a question, I really don't care if you liked the movies, or Animated, or whatever, or not.