Without the success of Beast Wars, we might not be talking about the Masterpiece figures on a site that has thousands of members. The Transformers line wasn't in the best of shape following the end of G1. Problem with G1 is that Takara/Hasbro has to work with manufactures on some iconic characters. If one refuses, said figure(s) using that company's vehicle model isn't happening. Alternator Bumblebee never happened because VW said no. If it wasn't for the Bay movies, they probably would of said no to Takara for the Masterpiece line too. Then there are fans of the series that collects the MP line. Some of have said once the first two seasons characters are MP, they are done with the line. So is there enough fans of the post 86 movie half to support the series only?