Just curious to know if Transformers Masterforce was ever, however remotely, considered to be aired for the North American/Western marketplace? Reason I ponder this is I’ve been watching it a lot today and it dawned on me that quite a lot of the locations and characters used in Masterforce seem to take place in North American (Canadian and US) and some European settings. For example when Black Zarak first arrives on Earth we see him attacking NYC and Overlord going after Paris and Western Europe. Another is the whole arc when they are building Godbomber which takes place in Canada (as well as the opening shots of Masterforce which supposedly takes place off Canada’s West Coast). And the episode which triggered this thought is were Ginrai is fighting Hydra and Buster in the Grand Canyon, were the episode also incidentally starts off in Alaska. Character wise I look at Ginrai who’s suppose to be Japanese, starts out in the show as a truck driver in the US, which if you think about it could have easily been adopted in a US adaptation as an American character without much effort. That and the bulk of the cast seems to be of non-Japanese origin, which is unlike many Japanese anime’s. May seem crazy, but it just seems to me that a lot of these aspects when looked at by enlarge, leads me to believe that the writers of the show may have had “Western” markets in mind when developing the show. Even if they didn’t have anything going directly with Hasbro, maybe there was some intent to incorporate many of these aspects with the prospect or hope that Hasbro might bring it over for the North American/Western market. Anyway like I said I maybe just be talking crazy but just some food for thought. Just by watching it recently with all these signs just leads me to belive that this show might have been intended for a wider audiance market, but who knows.