These years Takara & Hasbro are doing oppossite TF toys releases roles. Takara is now releasing all the show characters & non show characters, repaints & up grades. While these years Hasbro can barely release the show characters for 2008 Animated,Dotm & Prime. Does anyone remember during the Beastwars toy lines years from 1996 to 2000. when Hasbro would release all those show & non-show characters in the BW toy lines. While Takara only wanted to release only the show characters in their BW toy lines. Takara even went the extra mile to create bw2nd & neo. so they could have cartoon media versions,so they could release the toys. BM,Hasbro released all the show & non-show characters as toys. Takara waited a few years to release the BM line. called it Beast wars return. Takara only released the show characters. even then some show characters were missing in toy form. Rid 2001,Hasbro more non show characters,repaints & exclusives than takara did for Car robots. During AEC,Hasbro released more repaints & more non show characters. 2008 Animated,DOTM & Prime,Saw the new era of Takara releasing more TF new molds,repaints,upgrades,extra accessories Compared to Hasbro.