Reading through the thread questioning the need for Classics when we've had many G1 homages lately, I've noticed something. A lot of people say they're more interested in Classics because it is updated forms for the "actual" G1 Characters. This seems to make Classics Hot Rod more legitimate than, say, Energon Rodimus. I'm hearing terms like pale immitation thrown around. I've got to ask...why? Why does it matter so much what the official fiction is? Would Energon Rodimus, who is obviously an update on the old theme rather than just, say, Powerlinx Hotshot's homage-y paint scheme, be more loved if they said it was an updated G1 Rodimus? If I want E. Rodimus to be G1 Rodimus, he is. Why can't the homages just be the G1 characters in people's heads? Why do they have to be immitations?