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'''''Transformers: Classics''''' is a ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' continuity, an AlternateTimeline continuing on from ''ComicBook/TheTransformers'' while ignoring ''TransformersGeneration2'' and some UK-exclusive stories. The ''Classics'' continuity was first introduced in Fun Publications' ''Transformers'' fan club magazine, specifically, the comic "Crossing Over" serial (2007) which started in the magazine's thirteenth issue. The story involved [[UnicronTrilogy Skyfall and Landquake]] arriving in a new universe and coming across another Great War. They also discover more about their origin and meet a third member of their [[CombiningMecha group, Breakaway]]. That storyline got continued in ''TransformersTransTech'' and eventually ''TransformersShatteredGlass''.

Other stories under the ''Franchise/TransformersTimelines'' label continue the adventures of Nightbeat & some of his friends, Megatron and the remnants of his followers, Bludgeon & ''his'' followers, Ratchet, and even introduce [[UnicronTrilogy Mini-Cons]] and [[WesternAnimation/ChallengeOfTheGoBots GoBots]] into the mix.

The name ''Classics'' comes from the ''Transformers'' toyline released by Creator/{{Hasbro}} during 2006, a filler line between ''Anime/TransformersCybertron'' and [[Film/{{Transformers}} the first live-action movie]], from which some character designs were taken for this continuity.

!!''Transformers: Classics'' provides examples of the following tropes:

* AlternateTimeline
* AlternateUniverse
* ArmCannon: Megatron
* CombiningMecha: Skyfall and co. Although they don't actually ''combine'' until meeting their [[TransformersShatteredGlass fifth member]].
* EnemyCivilWar: Bug Bite versus Megatron and later (continuing from ''Comicbook/TheTransformers'') Megatron versus Bludgeon.
* HardboiledDetective: Nightbeat, [[TheWatson Siren]], their Nebulan former headmaster partners, and a couple of the Dinobots split off to form their own PrivateDetective agency that takes heavily after this genre.
* IntercontinuityCrossover: The plotline regarding Skyfall and Lanquake. Also, "Games of Deception" has [[WesternAnimation/ChallengeOfTheGobots Bug Bite]], and Cliffjumper eventually also ends up in ''[[TransformersShatteredGlass Shattered Glass]]''.
* MerchandiseDriven: Characters who appear are almost ''always'' the ones who recently had toys of them released.
* SapientShip: "Cheap Shots" has Nightbeat being hired by Amory, a non-transforming living ship whose pilot has been kidnapped.
* {{Sequel}}
* TakeThat: The ''Classics'' universe was created when Unicron was destroyed in the ''ComicBook/TransformersGenerationOne'' comic, the resulting split timeline overwriting the ''WesternAnimation/ChallengeOfTheGobots'' universe. In other words, Unicron killed the [=GoBots=].

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'''''Transformers: Classics''''' is a ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' continuity, an AlternateTimeline continuing on from ''ComicBook/TheTransformers'' while ignoring ''TransformersGeneration2'' and some UK-exclusive stories. The ''Classics'' continuity was first introduced in Fun Publications' ''Transformers'' fan club magazine, specifically, the comic "Crossing Over" serial (2007) which started in the magazine's thirteenth issue. The story involved [[UnicronTrilogy Skyfall and Landquake]] arriving in a new universe and coming across another Great War. They also discover more about their origin and meet a third member of their [[CombiningMecha group, Breakaway]]. That storyline got continued in ''TransformersTransTech'' and eventually ''TransformersShatteredGlass''.\n\nOther stories under the ''Franchise/TransformersTimelines'' label continue the adventures of Nightbeat & some of his friends, Megatron and the remnants of his followers, Bludgeon & ''his'' followers, Ratchet, and even introduce [[UnicronTrilogy Mini-Cons]] and [[WesternAnimation/ChallengeOfTheGoBots GoBots]] into the mix.\n\nThe name ''Classics'' comes from the ''Transformers'' toyline released by Creator/{{Hasbro}} during 2006, a filler line between ''Anime/TransformersCybertron'' and [[Film/{{Transformers}} the first live-action movie]], from which some character designs were taken for this continuity.\n\n!!''Transformers: Classics'' provides examples of the following tropes:\n\n* AlternateTimeline\n* AlternateUniverse\n* ArmCannon: Megatron\n* CombiningMecha: Skyfall and co. Although they don't actually ''combine'' until meeting their [[TransformersShatteredGlass fifth member]].\n* EnemyCivilWar: Bug Bite versus Megatron and later (continuing from ''Comicbook/TheTransformers'') Megatron versus Bludgeon.\n* HardboiledDetective: Nightbeat, [[TheWatson Siren]], their Nebulan former headmaster partners, and a couple of the Dinobots split off to form their own PrivateDetective agency that takes heavily after this genre.\n* IntercontinuityCrossover: The plotline regarding Skyfall and Lanquake. Also, "Games of Deception" has [[WesternAnimation/ChallengeOfTheGobots Bug Bite]], and Cliffjumper eventually also ends up in ''[[TransformersShatteredGlass Shattered Glass]]''.\n* MerchandiseDriven: Characters who appear are almost ''always'' the ones who recently had toys of them released.\n* SapientShip: "Cheap Shots" has Nightbeat being hired by Amory, a non-transforming living ship whose pilot has been kidnapped.\n* {{Sequel}}\n* TakeThat: The ''Classics'' universe was created when Unicron was destroyed in the ''ComicBook/TransformersGenerationOne'' comic, the resulting split timeline overwriting the ''WesternAnimation/ChallengeOfTheGobots'' universe. In other words, Unicron killed the [=GoBots=].\n\n----[[redirect:Franchise/TransformersClassics]]
28th May '14 11:53:53 AM ArkadyDarell
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'''''Transformers: Classics''''' is a ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' continuity, an AlternateTimeline continuing on from ''ComicBook/TheTransformers'' while ignoring ''TransformersGeneration2'' and some UK-exclusive stories. The ''Classics'' continuity was first introduced in Fun Publications' ''Transformers'' fan club magazine, specifically, the comic "Crossing Over" serial (2007) which started in the magazine's thirteenth issue. The story involved [[UnicronTrilogy Skyfall and Landquake]] arriving in a new universe and coming across another Great War. They also discover more about their origin and meet a third member of their [[CombiningMecha group, Breakaway]]. That storyline got continued in ''TransformersTransTech'' and eventually ''TransformersShatteredGlass''.

Other stories under the ''Franchise/TransformersTimelines'' label continue the adventures of Nightbeat & some of his friends, Megatron and the remnants of his followers, Bludgeon & ''his'' followers, Ratchet, and even introduce [[UnicronTrilogy Mini-Cons]] and [[WesternAnimation/ChallengeOfTheGoBots GoBots]] into the mix.

The name ''Classics'' comes from the ''Transformers'' toyline released by Creator/{{Hasbro}} during 2006, a filler line between ''Anime/TransformersCybertron'' and [[Film/{{Transformers}} the first live-action movie]], from which some character designs were taken for this continuity.

!!''Transformers: Classics'' provides examples of the following tropes:

* AlternateTimeline
* AlternateUniverse
* ArmCannon: Megatron
* CombiningMecha: Skyfall and co. Although they don't actually ''combine'' until meeting their [[TransformersShatteredGlass fifth member]].
* EnemyCivilWar: Bug Bite versus Megatron and later (continuing from ''Comicbook/TheTransformers'') Megatron versus Bludgeon.
* HardboiledDetective: Nightbeat, [[TheWatson Siren]], their Nebulan former headmaster partners, and a couple of the Dinobots split off to form their own PrivateDetective agency that takes heavily after this genre.
* IntercontinuityCrossover: The plotline regarding Skyfall and Lanquake. Also, "Games of Deception" has [[WesternAnimation/ChallengeOfTheGobots Bug Bite]], and Cliffjumper eventually also ends up in ''[[TransformersShatteredGlass Shattered Glass]]''.
* MerchandiseDriven: Characters who appear are almost ''always'' the ones who recently had toys of them released.
* SapientShip: "Cheap Shots" has Nightbeat being hired by Amory, a non-transforming living ship whose pilot has been kidnapped.
* {{Sequel}}
* TakeThat: The ''Classics'' universe was created when Unicron was destroyed in the ''ComicBook/TransformersGenerationOne'' comic, the resulting split timeline overwriting the ''WesternAnimation/ChallengeOfTheGobots'' universe. In other words, Unicron killed the [=GoBots=].

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