JackStraw wrote:Transformers = G1
I consider everything else to be a spin off / offshoot / derivative.
Hehe, well you're definitely correct on that point. G1 is what started it all and every other line is a spin off/derivative of it, even all the countless reboots and reimaginings have their roots in the source material no matter how 'different' from the source material they may be.
Of course, your reasoning is precisely why I fell so hard for Beast Wars. Once the writers on that show connected it to G1's fiction, I geeked out so hard that Beast Wars became my favorite iteration of Transformers ever.