Or as everyone calls them, "classics". The problem with that name is, these aren't exact replicas of the original characters like the Masterpieces are. These are updates. I want to know where they fit in. Are they simply the next evolution from Action Masters? Or do they represent a re-written story about crashing on Earth and awakening in 2006? It's a little ambiguous about it. While Mr. Lombardo's statement lends clearly to the idea that this is supposed to introduce a new generation of children to these characters, there are a ton of references in the press release that leads one to believe they are the characters of 1984 updated. That travel back in time statement is especially telling. If you'll recall, the Robots in Disguise press release only eluded to bringing back the vehicle to robot concept. It had nothing specific to do with anything else. My conclusion? I have no reason to believe these can't be the same actual characters. While Starscream, Megatron, and whoever were killed off, they were magically reborn in Action Masters. So that arguement is out of the window. What do you think? Reboot or continuation? *Please note I did not factor Generation 2 in this. I honestly have no idea what that was intended for as continuity goes.