Is there a reson for the ".0"?

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  1. TIE Bomber

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    Is there a reason why every Universe line gets a .0 after it? Why don't they call it just plain Universe 2 or Universe 3? What purpose does the .0 serve?
     
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    'cuz it sounds cool.
     
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    Universe 2.............doesnt flow as well as universe 2 point ohhhh!!!
     
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    Thread over lol
     
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    Very simply, its short for the fan term 'Universe/Classics version 2.0'.

    You know, just like how computer program versions are referred to. :poke 

    --Moony
     
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    I see no need for the ".0" personally, but both "2" and "2.0" are unofficial terms, so it doesn't matter anyway; the name of the line is Transformers Universe. In my own recordkeeping, the two lines are Universe 1 and Universe 2.

    It's tough to call a definitive answer to the "correct" names of some of the various side lines. I've never cared for "Classics" because that name doesn't exist as a tagline on the packaging (yes, I know it says "Classic Voyager" on the side of the box). Their tagline is "Robots in Disguise", but that could obviously create some confusion. "Robots in Disguise 2", perhaps? :lol 
     
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    Why should the thread be locked? Discussion of fan terminology is part of what we do here.

    How about adding your perspective on the topic instead of posting the lock emoticon?
     
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    Integer numbering is more of an episodic thing in marketing TF2, TFA season 3, etc. (Yes I am ignoring extended DVD number conventions like Xmen 1.5)

    I believe it sounds better as "2.0", and it goes well with the case numbering system "i.e. Wave 2 revision 2 = Wave 2.2"

    No reason to close the thread, he has a legitimate point, I mean was there ever a Universe 1.5, or anything of the sort.

    I can see threads being closed for redundant news items? But for discussion points? Come on people, this is a discussion forum.
     
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    The line is officially just called "Universe" as far as Hasbro is concerned. Stuff like "Classics 2.0" and "Universe 3.0" is a purely fan-coined term, inspired by software version numbers like "Photoshop 6.0".

    If Hasbro have ever used these names, it was merely in an unofficial, not-cleared-through-corporate-channels manner.
     
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    ya, cause its cool. its a fan term. yay.
     
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    People are really having this discussion? Seriously?

    :confused2 
     
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    Thanks! That's all I wanted to know.



    I had a question. Is that okay with you? Do people really need to get shit for every single thing they post on here?
     
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    Don't worry, you'll find out soon enough that really nothing anyone ever does is right. Don't use the search funtion to find an old topic because you'll be accused of reviving a zombie thread...and certainly don't make a new thread because everyone will just tell you to use the search function /sarcasm ;) 

    On the actual discussion, I really never gave the '.0' that much thought...I think of them all as Classics anyway for the most part.
     
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    My 2 cents:
    in the beginning was Universe- which i didn't care for, other than the great 6 figure, mini combiners- and it's background story didn't seem to make much sense.
    ( I have called this line Universe 1.0 ever since TFU came out post classics.)

    then came Classics and it didn't make much sense being called Classics when there was a Universe line out already.

    when that went away and The new Universe line started, I saw it as a reboot and hence TFU 2.0.

    If there isn't another reboot, I will just call TFU figures 2.0 and if you are so inclined, the number after the decimal could be used to reference a wave. say they release a Trailbreaker in wave 8.
    you could then say Trailbreaker is a TFU 2.08
     
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    What about Universe 3.78264?

    Hmm? Why doesn't it get any love?

    I actually do wonder whats the point of .0....

    MTL
     
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    coz it's trendy, lol
     
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    To be fair, the original Universe line never ended and carried on through the years in various store exclusives (yes, even those dollar store repacks), much like how Universe "2.0" is still going through exclusives.
     
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    Universe is a catch all. Doesn't even work what with Hasbro putting the Target Scouts and Allspark line into TFTM and Superion/Bruticus into ROTF. But truthfully, they've been doing it for a while with Energon Ultra Magnus Energon (Sam's Club) Starscream/Prowl.
     

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