There are a wide variety of potential characters that have been taken from Takara , Takatoku, etc to become g1 characters in the 1980s. Many were chosen and many would be left behind with some gradually appearing in small comic cameos over the years. Today, with the revitalization of the Diaclone Franchise we see new figures of Big Powered and Dia Battles, two mechs who at some point in the 80's were looked at to become transformers but did not meet the requirements that Hasbro wanted. As I watch reviews on these diaclone figures I try to imagine what they would be like as cybertronians,where their alligances lie and what their colors would be. Men like Bob Budiansky were tasked with figuring at least part of this out with the characters that did get picked, and this is what this thread is about.