Sabrblade wrote:What more proof do you want than Hasbro openly declaring them to be in the same continuity? One has one look, another has another look, yet both are in the same continuity.
Because one Hasbro representative might not know a thing about how universes, continuities, and universal streams work?
We need more solid ground to go by than that. I'm sorry, but we still need some clarification on the matter.
Sabrblade wrote:The same applies to G1 and Beast Wars/Machines. both are completely different in aesthetics (especially G1 and Beast Machines), yet no one questions their being connected.
It's not the same simply because Beast Wars/Machines had aspects of both the G1 cartoon and the comics. Not only that, but Beast Wars was done by primitive CGI. We don't have that excuse now.
Not to mention that Beast Wars had an in-continuity reason for the aesthetic shift to take place from G1(from Autobot/Decepticon to Maximal/Predicon), and Beast Machines had an in-continuity reason for the aesthetic shift to take place from Beast Wars(namely, technorganic shiz). Once there is fiction that explains how WFC/FoC Cybertron got invaded by the nose-snatchers, there's no need to jump to any conclusions.