BeastWarsFTW wrote:This series will violate something between the continuity of Beast Wars and Beast Machines. As we all know at the end of Beast Wars, Megatron was strapped to the escape ship from the ark. And at the beginning of Beast Machines Megatron has taken over Cybertron by way of virus if I remember right. Maybe this series is meant as a replacement for Beast Machine since it was so bad. Start fresh from when they get back to Cybertron and Megs escapes, keeps his Dragon form and finds his old legion and commands them again. Maybe reformats his legion into predacons? Epic.
I doubt it. I expect if it is a take on Beast Wars/Beast Machines, that it will be a tie-in to Prime, similar to how Rescue Bots and WfC/FoC are in the new 'Aligned' continuity, which excludes everything from the actual G1 cartoon canon (of which Beast Wars/Beast Machines are).
Unless they intend to make a Beast Era sequel to the Aligned Continuity as they did in G1. In that case, I'd watch it, just because I'm an Aligned fanatic.
Since the Aligned Autobots and Decepticons didn't crash land on Earth in ancient times, the original story archs for Beast Wars don't make any sense. It's probably just some other world or our own ancient past where some factions of Bots and Cons showed up on Earth or inhabit some other primal world and end up encountering the Bots and Cons here on Earth in modern times.
Well, they don't have to remain in complete sync with the Beast Era's story arc. They could just use a similar concept (The Autobots and Decepticons change their names around after a period of time, and now they're the Maximals and Predacons).
Either way, if it means we get some nifty Beast Wars style toys and characters, I'm good with it, regardless of how they decide to handle the fiction.
I guess the universe wanted
me to be a little bit more interested in the Beast Era. It knew this was coming and wanted me to be prepared.
To me this is the same as Ultra Mammoth. The comic claims it's Ultra Magnus' 'new body' in the Beast Era, but that's not what he'll be in my collection. He's just another marvelous repaint of an excellent Beast mold on my shelf and that's it. If these new Beast bots (assuming that's what we're getting) are any good, then that's what they'll be as well. Just more cool Beastformers for my shelf.
Beast Hunters. Wouldn't it be funny if this is a line centering around a bunch of Decepticon bounty hunters under Megatron hunting the Maximals, a sub-group of Autobots, about 50 years in the future from the current time plot (Prime & Rescue Bots).
In any case, bring on the