What's with Takara-Tomy and time-lines?

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  1. alexcollier

    alexcollier Well-Known Member

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    OK, I live here and even I don't get it.

    Why is Takara Tomy so intent on combining everything Transformers into a single time-line?

    I've asked the native TF fans and all they say is "oh, it's easier to keep track of things that way" which really doesn't make any sense.
     
  2. _Galvatron_

    _Galvatron_ Emperor of Destruction

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    It gives the TF universe more credibility, much like Gundam is supposed to have more credibility. It makes the story more tangible, as opposed to a reboot every year or two.

    It gives a better sense of "history", one might say.
     
  3. Razorclaw

    Razorclaw Are ya gonna draw pistols

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    @Galvatron:

    Sorry, but NO!

    It just makes it more confusing and convoluted.
     
  4. Grifter Prime

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    Oh, it's easier to keep track of things that way!:drunk 
     
  5. alexcollier

    alexcollier Well-Known Member

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    You're in with them!!!!! Accusations!!! ARRRRRRGH!!!!:eek: 

    I've even heard apocryphal statements that the Disney Crossovers are considered part of their time-line.

    It seems that the Japanese took "TILL ALL ARE ONE" truly to heart.

    Sheesh.
     
  6. Kup-is-Dion

    Kup-is-Dion Lord Cthulhu

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    What do you want from the culture that gave us the used underpants vending machine?
     
  7. _Galvatron_

    _Galvatron_ Emperor of Destruction

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    PLEASE DONT TYPE IN ALL CAPS, IT LOOKS LIKE YOU ARE YELLING!

    Also, don't state something so objective as fact, it makes you look smug.
     
  8. Switchblade

    Switchblade Just a raggedy man

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    Except there are at least seven different Gundam continuities.
     
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    ORIO Plant-Based Bot Super Mod News Staff

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    I never knew that. Seems very bizarre.
     
  10. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    as galvatron said in TFTM : This is bad Comedy So many TF names have been reused and often their bios vary greatly from series to series as to make them different characters in all but name, Prime and Megatron/Galvatron and Starscream have stayed consistant but other than those 3 and perhaps a few others that aren't comming to me, there is no consistantacy, so trying to fit all the various TF series into one time line is a fail waiting to happen, Just let each series stand on its own
     
  11. _Galvatron_

    _Galvatron_ Emperor of Destruction

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    I thought there was just the UC and the AC.

    Well, the shows all seem the same anyway. :lol 
     
  12. Switchblade

    Switchblade Just a raggedy man

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    There's UC and then there are the separate timelines for G Gundam, Gundam Wing, Gundam X, Turn A Gundam, Gundam Seed, and Gundam 00. And that's not counting manga and novels. Or anything else I'm forgetting.
     
  13. Foster

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    They're just kissing fanboy ass. If it bugs you as much as it does me, just ignore it and focus on the quality of the toy itself.
     
  14. _Galvatron_

    _Galvatron_ Emperor of Destruction

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    I stand corrected.

    Guitar Guy in your avatar is still tattooed to my eyes when I go to sleep.

    Damn you, Stan Bush.
     

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