Rated X wrote:In America there is no link between WFC/FOC and TF Prime. One is a video game and the other is a cartoon. Both have toy lines.
According to Hasbro, all three series are interconnected by the Aligned continuity. Namely everything from Fall of Cybertron to Prime is interconnected, according to Hasbro. So yes - Hasbro says that there is a connection between the three series.
Rated X wrote:TF Prime has a unique toyline, while WFC/FOC has merged into the Generations line. (or in my opinion hijacked the Generations line) Maybe somewhere in the Japanese collectors market, Takara has tried to merge the two and the Asians are buying into it.
However, Takara Tomy has made it clear that they are not following Hasbro's "binder of revelation" when they started UNITED, PRIME: Arms Micron, and their incarnation of Generations 2. So anything that they receive is based on what they want, not what Hasbro chose to make. So when it comes to them, they will do what it takes to make their lines be different than what Hasbro gives us.
Rated X wrote:Sodan-1 mentioned one time that the Asian version of TF Prime has extra clips with Microns, however they are not part of the show. I havent seen these clips yet.
Japan. And they are clips shown after every episode and tie the events shown to what happened in the episode. Atop of that, they also have a game tied to their version of PRIME, which also includes the Arms Microns. The animation for these are honestly not worth mentioning, but fit since they also have rewritten the scripting (and personalities for some of the characters).
Rated X wrote:Back in America, I just finished watching Season 2 of TF Prime, and there is no Shoockwave. At least not yet. After how they butchered Soundwave, Im scared to see what they will do to Shockwave. Maybe they should just leave him alone. The only thing that's certain is this figure is the closest thing we will ever get to a classics Shockwave from Has/Tak. hopefully, the "other guys" deliver.
Shockwave was a major player in Arcee's flashback episode, as in the season 2 episode that has her first meet Cliffjumper and the two make their way off of Cybertron. He also appears in the Dinobot-based PRIME comic tie-in. And I do not think that Hasbro butchered him or Soundwave. But I do wonder what Takara Tomy was thinking when they made Airachnid sound bit too "boy crazy."