I know that TF has a huge fanbase and has consistently sold toys over the years, but I've been curious as to how it compares to other franchises. My general impression is that currently TF is probably only dwarfed by Star Wars and some of the DC and Marvel properties. We know there will be another movie, but can TF be assured of this level of popularity moving foward or are there signs that it may have peaked again? 90s I know G2 is considered a failure but did it really perform that poorly? Did it struggle compared to the super hero franchises which were popular at the time and the emergence of Power Rangers? How much of a success was Beast Wars? 80s As big as G1 was during the mid 80s, was is ever truly a phenomenon as big as TMNT, Power Rangers and Pokemon were later? Was it comparable to how its peers like Thundercats, He-Man, Real Ghostbusters performed at the time?