Windsweeper wrote:The IDW sourcebook suggests that the Prowl, Ironhide and Silverbolt who combine to form Magnaboss are the G1 characters.
That came later, and sounded a bit like a retcon (at least to me). I think J.Z. is following the original BW universe described in the toys tech specs (just my opinion).
Prowl 1 being the G1 character made TM2 Prowl a real chaos
I hope that's true because Prowl and Ironhide are my favourite Autobots. Though it does conflict with the 6 movie.
Maybe they were resurrected using the Matrix, or they became "ghosts" like Starscream and then gained a new body.
Yes Dirge was a Predacon on Beast Wars 2. He shared a mold with Machine Wars Thundercracker and Skywarp, Botcon Waspinator and Robotmasters Wingstun. Oh there was also an RID repaint.
I forgot that Timelines Dirge was an Insecticon with the body of BW Buzzclaw... not exactly the G1 Conehead we know.