There is a whole thread on the full metal hero forum in the section for the Moonbase2 Podcast where the hosts thought these three were the most boring set that could have ever been made. I even tried to convince them that fans wanted this and it sold out, and they argued it was just the scalpers and stores buying them out, that it wasn't the fans who wanted them! They just don't seem to understand people like these guys. I mean is there any doubt?
They most defitely seem to be referencing the guys from MTMTE part 1. eHobby Sunstorm was based on that scene, and this guy is based on ehobby Sunstorm. Now we have the other two guys as well. Yet somehow people are going around posting nonsense on other boards that the green guy is supposed to be Acid Storm with a new name, given a new name because Hasbro is using Acid Storm for the MP seeker! Nonsense.
Anyways, bit of trivia, the names and personalities of Bitstream and Hotlink were taken from two character who appeared in the Transformers Exodus novel. They were Decepticon techies who worked for Starscream. http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Bitstream
So it seems when they needed names and personalities for these nameless G1 characters, they stole them from the Prime continuity!