Don't get me wrong - by all means the Club should have Strika somewhere as a Club exclusive figure (it's not like Hasbro would ever do it), but considering the character wasn't even around in 1998, this set is a completely inappropriate place for her to show up.
That said, I really do have to deal with the utterly fallacious response you've given.
Bass X0 wrote:
On the contrary, we've seen 2 G1 characters in the Botcon Machine Wars lineup so far - that's hardly "a STACK of G1 characters".
They've done a stack of G1 characters in previous years
We're talking specifically about this year's Machine Wars theme, which according to the convention organisers themselves, was supposed to be how the line would have looked if Hasbro had've released a "Series 2" of the line circa 1997/1998 and therefore how character selection should be appropriate to that premise. What has been done in previous years is irrelevant
to how character selection does or does not fit into that premise.
Bass X0 wrote: and have barely touched Beast Machines.
You mean except for 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004 right? All of the stories and themes from those years took place circa the Beast Machines Storyline and where 3H didn't release the toys themselves, they had a list of toys shoehorned into that universe that saw mainstream release (in a similar manner to what was done with SG by FP).