we know how the story goes; optimus and a moon are blown up in space. a quantum surge from the explosion envelops the earth and mutates some of the transformers. they now have new transmetal bodies. i remember a few good theories storywise as to why only some of the characters on beast wars were affected by the quantum surge and how new characters were transmetal. "black arachnia, waspinator, rhinox, dinobot were in the cr chambers/tanks" "tigatron, airazor, inferno were created from statis pods and had an immunity to the surge." "rampage, optimus primal had mutated stasis pods" has anyone thought about why we have a transmetal rhinox toy but not on the show? transmetal airazor and terrorsaur, and waspinator follow rhinox in line. think about this: how much more would it have cost to create new character models? the show might have been cooler with all the characters sticking around and becoming transmetal, though the show might have become boring if it was all transmetal. they probably couldn't afford to have that many different characters either. keep in mind terrorsaur and scorponok, and eventually tigatron, airazor, and dinobot were replaced by quickstrike, silverbolt, and rampage. another thing is that the show might have become boring if it was all transmetal guys. the mixing of old modes and new modes brought some comedy and ways to create a story (rhinox having to practically be lugged around all the time). what other theories are there to explain this problem?