What if Classics never crossed over with Shattered Glass...

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  1. Agamus

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    ... and instead remained a slavishly toy-accurate sequel to the Marvel G1 comics? The FunPub Timelines series folded in 2016 so most of the Prime Wars Trilogy and all of the War for Cybertron Trilogy are completely untouched, what would have happened if those toylines' storylines were set in the Marvel Transformers continuity?
     
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    So if the G1 toylines were incorporated into the Classics timeline? I figure Classics would continue it's plot threads while incorporating new toys from the subsequent Generations lines before having their Prime Wars arcs with Combiners and Titans and the like. The War for Cybertron trilogy would probably have to be a prequel to Classics set in early war Marvel G1, whereas Earthrise and Kingdom would probably have to involve some timey wimey shit to adapt the Marvel comics to the toyline.

    The Classics Universe got a bit messy. Though it was set in the Marvel Universe, this could only really be evident in small glimpses of Ratchet under Megatron's chair, The Mayhem Attack Squad briefly, and Bludgeon's role in one text story. Otherwise it was a lot of characters with varying degrees of relevance in the Marvel comics in bodies and styles that do not look anything like the Marvel Comics aesthetic. Like there was a whole team of Autobots that were characters that just didn't appear in Marvel US like at all, including some minicon dinobots and Huffer in an Armorhide body which just doesn't jive well. Then it got into the merging with the Shattered Glass Universe, and Transtech got involved, and Ultra Mammoth, really lame BWII references for some reason and a G1-styled Animated Prowl became a thing.

    So honestly maybe following Hasbro's mainline would have expanded the universe in a more creative way.
     
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    On a kind of related note, since Regeneration was an alternate continuation to Marvel G1, I was disappointed that Regeneration didn't continue the tradition of basing the character models on the current toyline though Wildman's art wouldn't have done it justice.

    But I'd have loved to seen Soundwave in his WFC body. Given that he was back on Cybertron, it seems logical, he would reformat himself into a Cybertronian mode especially given the inconvenience of his tape deck mode.

    Similarly, I always wondered had the also toy influenced Ladybird series continued over the decades, would the likes of Armada have been a continuation of G1 where for example, Armada Prime was the latest upgrade of G1 Prime and the Mini-con quest was another chapter in the war like the arrival on Nebulos?

    Sorry to digress. Very intersting topic though.