Sabrblade wrote:Got a link to an official source that states "All post-Zone series were not part of the cartoon timeline until 2007?" Cuz, all accounts that I (and many others) have come across refer to them as a part of it, with each of them making specific callbacks to things like Transformers: The Movie, The Headmasters cartoon, and the Victory cartoon.
I have a translation that was given to me. I will pass it to you when I can. Because there was a portion where they detail (see response below) the issue of how Predaking was killed immediately in the OVA, but not in the story pages.
Also, don't forget that Zone's story didn't begun with its cartoon OVA or its sole manga chapter, but with its story pages. The OVA/manga story takes place between Story Page 3 and Story Page 4.
Problem with that is the fact that Trypticon and Predaking were around as late as Part 6. Which is something that TOMY could have retconned, but instead implied it still happened... Which also means that the events in the OVA lasted a lot longer than we were shown. (I feel ripped off.)
Well, he's an active member over at The Allspark Forums. Here's
the thread in which he's giving commentary on each of the United EX chapters.
Meh. I do not need no commentary.
I just have a lot of stuff to discuss with him. Get in his head and whatnot. Because from what he is saying, UNITED would be based on the "Autobot edition" (see below) continuity. Namely because it has been a Japanese continuity since 1986 (The Rebirth came first). And because of that, Masterforce could have been about the Powermasters... Not the Godmasters. And Victory is untouchable, as they could simply say Ginrai is an Autobot that was based on Powermaster Optimus Prime... Which could also further validate Star Saber saving the lovable former Dinforce member.
I've been trying to ask him if he knows of any place that has the pre-EX United toy bios translated into English, but he hasn't answered.
Yeah. I am assuming that they are not all based in the same continuity. I mean, unless Galvatron was reformatted back into Megatron by this mysterious leader, Optimus Prime may be the only core character that did not dimension hop.
Sabrblade wrote:Also, what's "Autobot Edition"?
From what I was told, there are two LD sets - The Takara set and the Pioneer set. The Takara set was said to cover season 1 (Convoy Set), season 2 (Megatron Set), 2010, and The Headmasters (which included a Japanese dubbing of... ugh... The Rebirth). Whereas the Pioneer set does not have the additional clip shows and (along with their DVD set) also caps off with (again, ugh) The Rebirth.
Problem is that I have no real confirmation on if they did a Japanese dubbing for the Sunbow version or just did the packaging for international appeal. Or if it a fusion of the Sunbow and Takara versions. Because as we speak, until TOMY decides to put out an edition that combines the two sets, it is only a speculation that Pioneer did a new dub for their set.
However, if it is confirmed that this was done, then we can calmly say which Japanese continuity UNITED EX comes from.