Sabrblade wrote:Both of which hold no solid contradiction with the cartoon.
actully thats noy exactly true.
The cartoon directly states that the TF's were CREATED as merchandise by the Quints.
Thats a solid contradiction from the idea of Primus as their God/creator.Sure, you can cite the retcon in the Ultimate guide, but like I said, theres ample reason not to accept retcons done in different mediums from an offical stasnd point.
Not to mention, if you accept that the comics are connected to the "Beast era" then you have plenty other contradictions to deal with.
Plus, with Primus name not being mentioned, he could have still been present. I could imagine the cartoon characters not knowing of Primus's existence (or at least, most of them. Alpha Trion might have had some recollection of him that he never brought up). After all, it would be the only time a Transformer continuity's characters were unaware of Primus's presence.
Even if your willing to accept Primus, you cant accept all of the comic stuff into the Beast era's past.So, you would be "cherry picking"