But they did eventually comply.
And threw in some referneces such as Armada Unicron's destroyed remains floating in space, and Energon Alexis's cameo.
too little, too late
I wouldn't say that since the actual dialogue itself hasn't been altered, and the subs don't exist in universe, as they are but a product of the DVD, not the show itself. Spoken dialogue, however, exists within the show's reality.
As a product,released to the west, the sub's are part of the story.Its in place with the goal of telling a story.And due to the translation changes made for this product,with its different lines,and more importantly different character names,,,,I would call it a different continuity.