Something I've started to notice more and more as new forms of Transformer media comes out, whether it be the movies, or the new shows, is that the more we go further in the franchise, the more we take from the older shows, and their characters. If the live action movies were to be known for one thing, it'd probably have to be bringing the classic characters into the eyes of the public once more. Before the movie, there were no Bumblebee's in any series, if correct, the only thing Bumblebee we had was the Classics toy, and that was about it. The movie brought Bumblebee, Ironhide, Ratchet, and Jazz back into the franchise from the dead. And no, Energon Ironhide doesn't count. As far as I'm concerned, he doesn't exist. Ever since then too, Bumblebee and Ratchet, two characters barely used in any show, are now in practically everything, with Jazz and Ironhide possibly following suit with TF: Prime. Here's what I'm thinking though. More and more, old characters seem to be revived, seemingly pulled from the abyss of the franchise's history, and more and more. In just a year or so, we've seen: -Shockwave -Constructicons -Soundwave -Shockwave -Wheeljack Is the franchise slowly reaching it's golden age once more? With it's characters that made it such a phenomena being brought back and loved again?