First off, seeing how a toy can be retooled to fit in other lines is a great thing, as some of the less line specific figures could easily be slightly retooled to go another way and be more line specific. OR the possibility of something like TFA Ultra Magnus who's body looks decidedly less animated could be retooled to be a Classiverse fig of some type. Now, down to something of a problem I've seen as late. It has been mentioned several times that since the ROTF Lockdown design was used in the Drift series, that it is now officially a G1 design. Bull. If one of the comic makers decides to slip Animated Bulkhead into the background of a shot in a book, or even something decidedly less disputed, such as the RID car brothers, would that officially retcon them as G1? Not at all. First off, IDW is totally different than G1, while using it as a theme to base its stories off of. Second, I fail to see how a comic can rewrite a canon that has pretty much stayed sealed since the end of both the cartoon and the comic series. If anything, the IDW series is an offshoot of Dreamwave's War Within storyline. And for that matter, if any series can just show up and permanently alter the storyline, wouldn't every fanfic posted by every fan change the continuity every time something is published? Not to me, but I guess it all depends on what gets posted in the TFWIKI. Which reminds me: TFWIKI is not "God". While serving as a good wealth of information, it is fallable for the simple fact that anyone can change any entry at any time, and there isn't a moderator from Hasbro or anywhere else official to stop something from being put in that isn't "correct". That garbage story where an army of Nightbirds kills Daniel and Wheelie is a great example. Unless it was published by whomever owns the right to the characters at the time, or in one of the G1 animated series at the time, it didn't happen. According to TFWIKI, it did. Total crap. Lastly, how can a design that is so clearly not in the same aesthetic as another toy line be considered a part of it? Was the ROTF Lockdown rereleased in Generations packaging? Nope. Is there any plan to release it in that line, or possibly United? Not that I'm aware of. Therefore there is nothing official placing him in the G1 universe.