There is alot of terms out there we Fans and collectors use. This guide is to help people know the terms and intials of the TF world. Autobot=Good Guys Decpticons=Bad Guys G1= Generation 1 was the show that started it all. Hasbro bought rights to these transformable toys from a company in Japan called Takara. This show aired in 1984 and the toyline would be the starting point of The Transformers TFTM= TRANSFORMERS THE MOVIE was shown in 1986 which both took and gave charaters. Most of the Charaters from early G1 died but new ones came in their place. A lot of mixed emotions came out of this movie. G2=Generation 2 was a show that was exactly like G1 only they added a Metal robotic like frame around the screen and had a 3D opening scene. Also had a comicline as well as a toyline. Aired in 1993 BW=Beast Wars was a show on "Fox Kids" a fully 3d animated show where the robots decending from Autobots and Decpticons waged a battle in prehistoic earth. The Maximals came from Autobot roots while the Predacons came from Decpticon roots. BWII/BWNeo=A cartoon in Japan. (dont know much about it need someone to help me out on this.) BM= Beast Machines After the Maximals won the war on Earth they head back to their home Cybertron. Once they land they find out Megatron put a massive virus on the Transformers. Now the remaining Maximals must make a balance between Organic and Machine creating a Techino-Organic Cybertron. Aired in the early 2000's R.I.D= ROBOTS IN DISGUISE was a relaunch of the Transformers series bringing back the AUTOBOTS and the DECPITCONS to Present day Earth. (need helping filling in this) Aired in 2001? Armada= was a show that brought the interduction of Minicons to the Universe. Minicons are small transformers that can greatly increase the Transformers power and the 'Bots (Autobots) and the 'Cons (Decpticons) fought a war for them. A Gotta catch em all (Pokemon) kinda show. Energon= was a show (need help filling in) Cybertron was a show that explained the orgin of the Cyberkeys. Each key was on a planet that represented the planet. Each Key contained a fraction of Cybertron's power. But a blackhole was coming to destory Cybertron and the only hope was to awaken Primus(The robot form of Cybertron) TFTM or TF1=TRANSFORMERS was a live action film made in 2007. Directed by Michael Bay. A lot of mixed emotions also came from this movie. The Movie changed the look of many beloved charaters that fans both loved and hated. TFA= Transformers Animated First aired in Late 07/Early 08 as a movie as the intro to the show. The first episode showed in Early January. Again alot people love it. Alot of people hate it. The Show is aired on Cartoon Network who tends to stylize the shows very cartoony. ROTF=REVENGE OF THE FALLEN is a film again directed by Bay as a sequel to the movie in '07. Not much info has been release as little can be confirmed but we do know it will be out in Summer of 2009. _________ Store and toy terms. Peg-Warmers= Toys that dont sell much. Like the expensive toys like Leader Class tend to stay on the shelves longer than the less expensive deluxe figures. Bay-formers= Figures from the Micheal Bay films. HTS= intials for HASBRO TOY SHOP. BBTS= intials for Big Bad Toy Store Henkei= Toys that Takara (company in Japan) make of Classic figures and Universe 2.0 figures that have show accurate paint deco and usually has some chrome on it. Masterpiece: Very expensive toys but highly desired and really neat figures. Usually made of metal. Universe 2.0: A recent toyline that is bring back old faces from shows of yester-year. A relaunch of the Universe line. Classics: A toyline that made G1 inspired toys. Alternators: Highly detailed figures and also highly desired. Based on modern cars. _________________________ Time Units Astrosecond .498 seconds 1/1000th of a breem. It would be more than than a million years if done properly however, in the Generation 1 cartoon, astroseconds appeared to be much shorter than one second each. Breem 8.3 minutes Century ????? "Cybertronian century" = millions of years. Cycle G1 UK comics 2 hours Cycle Beast Wars ~1 minute very roughly equivalent to a minute. Cycle IDW comics 1 hour 15 min (1.25 hours) defined by Simon Furman Deca-cycle Beast Wars ~ 1 year Deca-cycle IDW comics ~ 3 weeks defined by Simon Furman Groon ~1 hour From "The Magnificant Six" comic in the Generation 1 UK comics Joor ????? From "The Magnificant Six" comic in the Generation 1 UK comics Kilk 1.2 Earth Minutes Defined by Simon Furman Mega-cycle Animated ???? "Lost and Found" episode--season 1. Ratchet estimated that it would take 10 mega-cycles to repair the Ark with the help of Sari's key. Mega-cycle Beast-wars ~1 hour Mega-cycle IDW comics 93 hours defined by Simon Furman Mega-cycle 13 months Milli-cycle ???? often mentioned since the 6th episode in Beast Wars Nano-kilk Animated ~1 second or ~1 minute In "Home is Where the Spark is", this got mentioned during a conversation between Optimus Prime and Prowl. Nano-kilk Beast Wars ~1 second Orn ??????? "one Cybertronian lunar day". Quartex ????? very first episode (MTMTE)--1984. A conversation between Wheeljack and Bumblebee. Solar Cycle Animated ~1 year In "Transform and Roll Out part 3", Starscream refers to the 50-year span between the Ark/Nemesis battle and the present as 50 solar cycles. Solar cycle Beast Machines ~1 day "The Weak Component", Rattrap say "half a solar cycle" to leave the Predacons alone in order to gain strength--one night, from dusk to dawn. Stellar cycle Animated ~1 year synonymous with solar cycle in this continuity. Stellar cycle Beast Wars ~400 days Orbital period (a Cybertronian "year"). Cybertron's rotational period ("day") is ~20 hours? Stellar cycle IDW comics ~7.5 months defined by Simon Furman Trimara Beast Wars ????? Beast Wars: The Ascending #2 Vorn 83 years ____________________ Planets Cybertron= The Homeworld of the Transformers Earth= Usually the planet the planet the shows take place on. Charr=First appeared in the 1986 movie Transformers the Movie. The Planet is made up of Junk and is the homeword of Wreak-Garr in G1. (Need filling in) ______________________ Phrases "Transform and Roll Out!" - Optimus Prime said this as a command phase. The quote is self-explained " 'Till all are one!" This was first said in G1. Basicly this is saying until all are one with the Matrix ______________________ The Matrix The Matrix= This is kinda of like Robot heaven. Also see Autobot Matrix The Autobot Matrix of Leadership=The leader of the Autobots holds while they are in command. ______________________ Other Kitbash= a Fan made repaint or remold of a figure. Fan-Fic= a fan written story. _______________ Inside Jokes HE TELL ME= a guy posted saying "Peter Cullen (orignal Optimus Prime's voice actor) said that he will be in Robots in Disguise" he tell me! ( He obviously was out of the country and didnt have good english grammer so now it's a joke if someting isn't confirmed. Ex: a friend of my uncle's brother told me that Optimus Prime will be pink in the new movie) Why does Ramjet like Toast? = I'm not sure on this one. I think it's just another spam thread. I'll need imput on this.