You should all know that a homage is when a new character looks like an old one. They don't necessarily have to share the same name. (I'm looking at you Energon Downshift who should have been Wheeljack.) An odd homage is something that probably wasn't even intentional but something about a figure reminded you of another character. For example the barrow of the cannon on Beast Machines Tankor is the same shape as the barrow of G1 Shockwave's gun mode. It's not even show accurate and nothing else about Tankor is at all "Shockwave" like it's just that Mega class toy with his Shockwave shaped cannon. Recently I noticed that if you hold movie Sentinel Prime's shield upside down when it's folded up, it's shaped like G1 Cyclonus' head, complete with rabbit ears. I also think Animated Blitzwing's cold face looks allot like Megatron's damaged severed head. Animated Megatron's Fusion cannon, like Tankor's cannon, has the same shape as Shockwave's cannon. Animated Swindle has an arm cannon that looks more like G1 Megatron's fusion cannon than the one Animated Megatron has and his chest design has an odd resemblance to Optimus Prime making him a bit of a Homage to Guitar or however you spell his name.