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Transformers Tv series question?

Postby Starscream91 » Fri Jun 20, 2014 3:12 pm

Hello i just got interested in Transformers Tv series. Im atm watching generation 1, and i would like to know what transformers tv series to watch that's canon.

I think the beast wars and some other tv series are not canon. If some pro fan can tell me which series to watch to keep it in the main story would be great. I used to watch transformers when i was younger, the cybertron series 2002-2005.
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Re: Transformers Tv series question?

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Fri Jun 20, 2014 3:53 pm

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Short answer: They're all canon.

Long answer: They're all canon, but not all are necessarily in the same continuity. Like any 80's series it has had several reboots and redesigns over the years, and some series act as fresh new starts. Here's a little rundown of which series fit in where:

Generation 1 Continuity
Generation 1 Seasons 1-4
Transformers: The Movie (1986)
Beast Wars Season 1-3 (especially the 3rd season shows links to the original cartoon)
Beast Machines (has some minor links to G1 in the form of plot devices)

Unicron Trilogy Continuity
Armada
Energon
Cybertron

Aligned Continuity
Prime
Beast Hunters
Beast Hunters: Predacons Rising
Robots in Disguise (2015)

Standalone series (which means, no connection between them or other series)
Robots in Disguise (2001)
Animated Seasons 1-2

The Japanese series serve as nothing more than extra material, but in case you're interested, here's where they fit:

Generation 1 Continuity
The Headmasters (ignoring The Movie and Season 4)
Super God Masterforce
Victory
Zone (only 1 episode made)
Beast Wars II
Beast Wars Neo (both BWII and Neo take place in the original time of the Maximals and Predacons)
Car Robot (the series Robots in Disguise (2001) is based on)

Aligned Continuity
GO! (ignoring Beast Hunters altogether)

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Re: Transformers Tv series question?

Postby Starscream91 » Fri Jun 20, 2014 4:31 pm

Thanks for your great answer.Looks like i'm gonna stick to G1, season 1-4, movie and the Unicron Trilogy for starters. If some 1 else has suggestions keep them coming.
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Re: Transformers Tv series question?

Postby Rodimus Prime » Sat Jun 21, 2014 7:20 am

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Starscream91 wrote:Thanks for your great answer.Looks like i'm gonna stick to G1, season 1-4, movie and the Unicron Trilogy for starters. If some 1 else has suggestions keep them coming.


You should definitely watch Robots in Disguise from 2001, it was a fun series, even if it was a bit more on the kiddie side. I just love the animation and the designs of the characters themselves. The toys weren't too shabby, either.
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Re: Transformers Tv series question?

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Sat Jun 21, 2014 9:07 am

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Starscream91 wrote:Thanks for your great answer.Looks like i'm gonna stick to G1, season 1-4, movie and the Unicron Trilogy for starters. If some 1 else has suggestions keep them coming.


Be sure to watch Beast Wars sometime, despite the aversions you may have against transforming organic animals. It has some of the greatest and most memorable episodes in Transformers to date and the characters to match.
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Re: Transformers Tv series question?

Postby Maggotron » Sat Jun 21, 2014 11:02 am

I believe the better mindset to have here is "choose your own canon." But I agree that they're all basically canon, though different continuities.
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Re: Transformers Tv series question?

Postby Sabrblade » Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:40 am

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Aligned Continuity
Prime
Beast Hunters
Beast Hunters: Predacons Rising
Robots in Disguise (2015)
You forgot Rescue Bots. >:oP

JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Animated Seasons 1-2
No love for season 3?

JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:(both BWII and Neo take place in the original time of the Maximals and Predacons)
No they don't.
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Re: Transformers Tv series question?

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Wed Jul 02, 2014 8:28 am

Motto: "The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance."
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Sabrblade wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Aligned Continuity
Prime
Beast Hunters
Beast Hunters: Predacons Rising
Robots in Disguise (2015)
You forgot Rescue Bots. >:oP

JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Animated Seasons 1-2
No love for season 3?

The Japanese series serve as nothing more than extra material, but in case you're interested, here's where they fit:

JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:(both BWII and Neo take place in the original time of the Maximals and Predacons)
No they don't.


Guilty, guilty and it was at least in a different time than either Beast Wars and Generation 1. >:oP
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Re: Transformers Tv series question?

Postby Sabrblade » Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:33 am

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Guilty, guilty and it was at least in a different time than either Beast Wars and Generation 1. >:oP
Tens of thousands of years later, according to BWII episode 36. ;)
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Re: Transformers Tv series question?

Postby RSDADDIMUS2 » Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:38 pm

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You forgot the GOBOTS :P

Still Canon.
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Re: Transformers Tv series question?

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:21 pm

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RSDADDIMUS2 wrote:You forgot the GOBOTS :P

Still Canon.


If you're gonna play like that, Then let's add Robotix as well ;)

To the OP: The Gobots series, despite coming from a competitor, has been integrated into Transformers by the Club, helped by the fact that Hasbro bought out Tonka and thus acquired the rights to Gobots (just not the toys). Robotix was another Hasbro toy line, featuring customized robots with a backstory similar to Transformers.
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Re: Transformers Tv series question?

Postby Sabrblade » Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:25 pm

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
RSDADDIMUS2 wrote:You forgot the GOBOTS :P

Still Canon.


If you're gonna play like that, Then let's add Robotix as well ;)

To the OP: The Gobots series, despite coming from a competitor, has been integrated into Transformers by the Club, helped by the fact that Hasbro bought out Tonka and thus acquired the rights to Gobots (just not the toys). Robotix was another Hasbro toy line, featuring customized robots with a backstory similar to Transformers.
Well, there was also that four-episode Go-Bots cartoon from Playskool (a TF cartoon without the word "Transformers" in it). ;)
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Re: Transformers Tv series question?

Postby Starscream91 » Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:14 pm

Why not add Cubix to the story line too :D
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Re: Transformers Tv series question?

Postby Sabrblade » Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:41 pm

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Starscream91 wrote:Why not add Cubix to the story line too :D
The difference is that both GoBots and Robotix were added to the Transformers multiverse by official sources.

And Cubix isn't a Hasbro property. Nor would it work since its robots are manmade and not a transformable race.
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Re: Transformers Tv series question?

Postby Starscream91 » Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:53 pm

Was a joke.
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Re: Transformers Tv series question?

Postby Sabrblade » Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:57 pm

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Starscream91 wrote:Was a joke.
Tis almost 2am on my end, and the old "Internet + sarcasm does not mix" lesson to be learned. :oops:
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Re: Transformers Tv series question?

Postby RSDADDIMUS2 » Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:50 am

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:grin: So to review : All Canon
Different Continuities

Gobots and Robotix are also Canon


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