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?