TF Animated and TF Universe (Classics 2.0) - will they be related

Discussion in 'Transformers Animated Discussion' started by Sol Fury, Dec 29, 2007.

  1. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    Here's a random thought.

    The original Transformers Universe line was tied into the then-current TF Armada and TF Energon, by saying that a damaged Unicron had drawn TFs from countless eras to fight in his arena, to feed off their aggression and to select the finest warriors to serve him, etc etc. It was not a solid connection, but there was the loose association between the two series.


    Now we've got TF Animated, which starts by saying that long ago there was a great war between Autobots and Decepticons. Who thinks that perhaps the new Universe line, the Classics 2.0 series, will be tied into the Animated Universe by saying that the characters and toys in that series are some of the characters who were involved in that war?
     
  2. RedWolf

    RedWolf Well-Known Member

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    Eh? Isn't Universe now Classics continuity (US Marvel minus G2)?

    Well except those reality hopping limbs (freebie combiners).

    They're pretty much a plot device for TF crossovers.
     
  3. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    I was thinking of the story that Hasbro sometimes prints on the package. The original Universe toys had that story about Unicron, I'm just wondering if maybe Hasbro will write the Universe backstory in such a way that it could, potentially, be a tie in to Animated (purely in a "this is one possible history for Animated" kind of thing.)

    I suppose the test would be if the rumoured Classics 2.0 Ratchet ends up with a headsculpt that looks like a younger version of his animated headsculpt, mixed with how he looked back in G1.
     
  4. Thundershot

    Thundershot The guy with 28 Sweeps

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    I seriously doubt it...



    Chris
     
  5. Silent_Magnus

    Silent_Magnus Taint of Primus

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    I see the old universe line having nothing to do with this besides the name.
    Universe is just the name hasbro uses for the non-main line stuff.

    It's still classics 2.0 to me.
    Hopefully all the molds will be line originals with the exeption of store exclusives.
     
  6. Aaron

    Aaron Master of Crystalocution Moderator Content Contributor

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    I can see it being just like Classics. Toys for toys sake and let someone else make a back story.
     
  7. swarlock

    swarlock Autobot Supporter

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    I think this time they and the fans should leave it alone.
     
  8. McBradders

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    I got that impression from Botcon. It's kind of a filler line, padding out between waves/seasons of Animated toys and giving collectors a little less reason to bitch every 30 minutes.
     
  9. Aaron

    Aaron Master of Crystalocution Moderator Content Contributor

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    Yuppers. A line for the toys sake, not necessarly for a show.
     
  10. Fort Max

    Fort Max Too many is never enough. Veteran

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    I don't really think Hasbro needs to do anything so convoluted just to sell more robots.
     

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