Why is almost everything that isn't a film or TV show lumped under G1?

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  1. AoE

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    Like the question says, what's with the "G1ification" of everything? Can't IDW, Dreamwave, etc. just be their own continuities? I never understood why whenever something comes along it's is either new, a sequel, or just another G1.
     
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    Because G1 is the most well-known and profitable of the continuities beyond the movies, and given the average comic fan is basically now in their 30s, is the era of the franchise they most identify with.

    There was never any G1-ification. G1 never left.
     
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    So in other words don't call it a come back?
     
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    I think we've moved past G1 now. I see this as like Marvel reboots.

    Spider-Man has rebooted many times but has more often than not had Peter Parker, Aunt May, JJ etc.

    IDW comics have done that. Some subtle reboots have led to the hugely successful MTME & RID. They're not G1 but feature familiar characters in new situations.
     
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    here we go again.
     
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    Well, it has been here for years.
     
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    Didn't Dreamwave do UT comics?
     
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    I'll tip my glass to that sir!
     
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    Wurd. Transformers has gone through so many iterations over the years, big and small, but G1 has always had a presence throughout all of them in some capacity.

    As said above, Dreamwave and IDW, and stuff like the Wings Universe and others are much like Marvel or DC reboots/re-imaginings, be they outright fresh starts with familiar characters, alternative takes on existing continuities, spin-offs or whatever else. Same faces different settings, basically.

    I think it's safe to say that while IDW's main continuity certainly began as a modern take on G1 it's very much become it's own thing. Drawing on existing characters and ideas, but taking them in all sorts of interesting directions, both from the beginning and even more so now.

    Who knows, 20-30 years from now there could be just as many Armada or Prime or even Rescue Bots continuities.
     
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    What's left? That covers just about everything conceivable.
     
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    long live G1 :bowdown: 
     
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    That's what I was thinking as well
     
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    No one is saying that they're the same continuity. (Okay, some people are but those people are lunatics that have their own weird Zelda and Batman timelines.) But as far as categorizing somethings as "G1" I think it comes down to the design. If you make a character look like he did in 1985, what else are you going to call it?
     
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    Prime and Rescue Bots are same continuity.
    But yes, I agree and look forward to the time.
     
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    Probably to feed the geewunners
     
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    I have had many an argument about this the boards. I have a much, much narrower vision of what's G1 than most. I wont start that up here though.

    If Prime has a Faceplate, windows on his chest, and transformes into a tracker-trailer truck, that's G1.

    If Megatron has a huge cannon on his arm and transforms into a gun, that's G1.

    And, mostly, if a character is colored incorrectly and has various origin stories, then that's most likely G1 as well.
     
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    Because fans like to stick things in boxes, so when a comic series comes out and it features Optimus Prime and Megatron looking and acting like they did in 1984, it gets stuck in the "G1" box.
     
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    So the people who bought G1 toys since Transformers first began can see their investment bloom and continue to see their favorite characters in fiction
     
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    Nah i agree with the AoE.

    IDW, like G1 fans love it. Cause it gives some much love to G1, and sticks close to it. But really. It's it's own thing.
     
  20. transtrekkie

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    If it's something that's uses the characters and models from the original toyline, it's G1 because it's the stories of the characters from that toyline. Otherwise, it's a seperate unrelated thing. Like IDW.