The Chronological order of the whole Transformers series so far?

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  1. Rizzlemus_Prime

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    Yo peeps can some one please tell me the chronological order of the whole series so far please including the animated movie as well obviously please someone help please, I nearly have the whole series so I would like to know how they go in chronlogical order please. Also where can I buy the whole beast wars series online or any shops in the uk peeps know of?Cheerz!:dj  thank you .
     
  2. Eradicator94

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    You mean the order in which they're set?

    Well...It really depends. Some stories are grouped together, and make a universe, such as Armada, Energon, and Cybertron making the Unicron trilogy. Others, such as RID are set in a universe of it's own. These alternate universes can be tricky, depending if you follow books, comics, cartoons, etc.

    So...

    G1
    G2
    Beast Wars
    Beast Machines
    RID
    Universe
    Armada
    Energon
    Alternators
    Cybertron
    Movie
    Animated

    I think that's right...
     
  3. Primus

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    They aren't all related, so how can you specify this?
     
  4. Rizzlemus_Prime

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    Ok well Im talking bout the cartoons wise take away the comics, jus the cartoons in chronological order what is rid?And after what series does the animated movies come after in the g1 series? Please no spoilers please !
     
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    G1
    G2 ( G1 epsisodes re aired)
    Beast wars
    Beast machines
    Robots in Disguise (RID)
    Armada
    Energon
    Cybertron
    Animated

    As for the animated movie are you talking about the '86 animated movie, or the TF animated series premiere that aired on CN? if it's the former then it was released between seasons 2 and 3 of the G1 series. If it's the later, it's the latest series.

    As for where to buy Beastwars on DVD you're best bet is either online or if you're lucky some stores like FYE might still have them (I saw 2 of the seasons this past weekend at an FYE in Maine).
     
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    Thanks guys I was talking bout the transformers cartoons chronological order . so do you guys not count the takara collection? And in the g1 cartoon which series does the movie come after???
     
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    You mean Headmasters, Masterforce and Victory?

    I don't, mainly cuz I am American and can't understand Japanese, and since the American dubs were horrible.

    And the Movie came after season 2.
     
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    Yep so you guys dont like the takara collection enough to count it in the series woah! ok thanks guys !:O)
     
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    G1 is comprised of the US G1 cartoon; it runs
    Season One - Season Two - Movie - Season 3.
    Some of the Japanese G1 cartoons can be seen as following it, I believe. I don't know much about their continuity, I'm afraid.
    G2 was a series of G1 episodes with new links (the infamous 3D cube).
    Beast Wars loosely follows US G1 continuity, although it seems to use a mix of cartoon and comic. Just to confuse it a little more:
    Beast Wars The Second (Japan) follows after season ONE of Beast Wars; for some reason they didn't get seasons 2 and 3. Beast Wars Neo follows Beast Wars The Second (known as BWII).
    Beast Machines follows directly from Beast Wars.

    Then it gets sticky.

    Robots In Disguise (known as Car Robots in Japan) is set in its own continuity.

    Armada, Energon and Cybertron are set in the same universe and follow each other.

    However in Japan only Micron Legend (Armada) and Energon (Superlink) were originally linked. Galaxy Force (Cybertron) was originally set in a new continuity, but they retconned it to set it in with the previous 2 series.

    The 2007 movie is its own continuity, loosely based on G1.

    Animated is a complete reboot, with a lot of nods to the G1 cartoons.
     
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  10. DJ Soundwave

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    I love the Japanese series ...the only thing wrong with it , was that it was dubbed poorly....

    Original G1 Season 1
    Original G1 Season 2
    Scramble City
    Original Animated Movie
    Original G1 Season 3
    Headmaster
    Masterforce
    Victory
    Zone
    Beast Wars
    Beast Wars II
    Beast Machines
    Beast Wars Neo
    Car Robots
    Armada
    Energon
    Cybertron



    Although I look and everyone should just look at RID and the Unicron Trilogy as alternate realities.
     
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    continuity

    in the uk and america

    first timeline
    G1 series 1-2
    G1 Movie
    G1 season 3-4
    Beast Wars
    Beast Machines
    second timeline
    Robots in Disguise
    Third timeline
    Armada
    Energon
    Cybertron
    fourth timeline
    Live action movie
    Fifth timeline
    Animated

    Japanese Continuity

    first timeline
    g1 season 1-2
    Binaltech (story told on toys instruction book)
    Robotmasters
    car robots
    Scramble city oav (scamble city toys was just a remake)
    G1 movie
    Kiss players
    G1 season 3
    headmasters
    Super God Masterforce
    Zone OAV (+ story pages in TV magazine)
    Battlestars:return of Convoy(storypages in Tv Magazine)
    Operation Combination(storypages in Tv Magazine)
    G2 Manga
    Beast Wars
    Beast Wars Special (pt1 clash! beast warriors!)
    Beast Wars Metals
    Beast Wars Special (pt2 Metals Movie Episode "Bad spark")
    Beast Wars Metals Convoy Great Transformation (Episode "cutting edge")
    Beast Wars Returns
    Beast Wars Second
    Beast Wars Special (pt3 bw2nd lio convoy in imminant danger!)
    Beast Wars Neo

    Second Timeline
    Micron Legend
    Superlink
    Galaxy Force(added back into this timeline)

    unknown
    Live Action Movie
    Animated (not aired in japan yet)

    I think that covers pretty much every thing. as you can see its pretty screwed up on the japanese side of things trying to put every series together.the english timelines are spread out with into seperate universes which makes for a less confusing list.
     
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    i think he means the order of the cartoons which are as follows

    Generation 1:
    season 1
    season 2 part 1
    saeson 2 part 2
    the 1986 movie
    season 3 part 1
    season 3 part 2 and season 4
    headmasters
    masterforce
    victory
    zone
    beast wars season 1
    beast wars season 2
    beast wars season 3
    beast machines
    transformers: armada season one part 1
    transformers: armada season one part 2
    Transformers: energon
    transformers: cybertron
    transformers the movie (2007)
    transformers animated

    there they are in chronological order all transformers cartoons and movies
    which i own them all ( except animated which is saved on my hard drive).
    it is hard to get the japanesse cartoons i got mine last year at botcon. the energon were made by a guy on ebay who used to make great dvd's but has sitopped doing it due to ebays poicies. he used to sell them 8 episodes to a disc at 9.00 dollars. cybertron you'll find the european version on ebay which is region free and excellent quality.

    hope that helps
     
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    You know Takara considers both Car Robot(RID) and the Live action movie to be in G1 continuity

    but I think we should forget about that.

    Teletraan-1 has a flow chart of the multi verse.
    http://images.wikia.com/transformers/images/1/1d/Continuities.png

    Although it's not update.
    The only real thing to add:

    Animated is not G1
     
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    I count it, especially Headmasters as it is direct continuation after season 3. If you don't understand Japanese there is always the subtitles. I think some of the Headmasters stuff and maybe Masterforce and Victory are on Youtube so you can decide for yourself if it's your cup of tea.
     
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    The japanese got Season 2 and 3 as Beast Wars Metals. Once they finished airing season 1, because there were not enough US episodes to continue they made Beast Wars II and Beast Wars Neo to take its place until the US finished their run.
     
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    I'll arrange the series by launch date first, then arrange them as according to their appropiate timelines.

    Launchdates:
    Generation 1 (G1)
    TFTM 87' (however this is tied with G1)
    Headmasters
    Generation 2 (G2)
    Masterforce
    Victory
    Zone
    Beast Wars
    Beast Wars II
    Beast Wars Neo
    Beast Machines
    Robots in Disguise (RID)
    Armada
    Energon
    Cybertron
    TFTM 07'
    Animated

    Timelines:
    Beast Wars (prehistoric)
    Beast Wars II (assumed prehistoric)
    Beast Machines (assumed prehistoric)
    Generation 1 (occurs in 1984)
    TFTM 87' (occurs in 2005)
    Headmasters (occurs slightly after G1)
    Generation 2
    TFTM 07'(occurs in 2007)
    Armada (occurs in 2010)
    Masterforce (occurs in the near future after these timelines)
    Victory (assumed to occur after Masterforce)
    Beast Wars Neo (unknown)
    Energon (occurs in 2020)
    Cybertron (occurs in 2030)
    Zone (unknown)
    Beast Wars Neo
    Robots in Disguise (unknown)
    Animated (occurs in a very distant future as compared to the others)

    I'm not 100% certain if these timelines are accurate. I'm making assumptions of what I'm aware of so far.
     
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    Quick timeline correction, AM; Beast Machines isn't prehistoric. It takes place back in the future, after the Maximals (and Megatron) returned to Cybertron. This should actually place it as the last series in the list, since the era the BW Maximals & Predacons came from originally was some time after the end of the Great War (G1).
     
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    i count rid as part of it... i cant count the 07 movie. i like to mix all the toons together
     

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