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  • Exiled from Continuity: Since this is a major action-oriented mini-series set to create a Shared Universe, don't expect the female-oriented series such as Jem and the Holograms or any incarnation of My Little Pony to be involved in this, though Jem itself will be a part of the resulting shared universe (even though Jem's writers have said it isn't- so for now that title seems to be stuck in limbo). Larry Hama's continuation of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero is also unaffected by this.
    • With respect to the Micronauts, we won't be seeing Commander Arcturus Rann, Princess Mari (Marionette), Bug, the Microverse, or the Enigma Force. Those characters and concepts are owned by Marvel who, inversely, can no longer use any of the toy based characters such as Acroyear, Baron Karza, Biotron or even the name Micronauts.
  • What Could Have Been: This isn't the first time Hasbro's tried to create a Mega Crossover in comic book form between their franchises. Back in 2011, they had Unit:E, in the form of a special one-off comic created by "Haslab", Hasbro's experimental wing. The issue centered around a teenager descended from Acroyear of Micronauts, accompanied by Biotron (also from Micronauts) and Synergy (here an alien AI). Synergy and Biotron show the teen heroes from around the universe; these included reboots of M.A.S.K. (a Darker and Edgier take, with cop Matt Trakker and other civil servants fighting to protect a war-torn Detroit with technology gleaned from the "League of Ancient Wheelmen"), Inhumanoids (as Primordia), Stretch Armstrong (now with his own team titled the "Flex Force"- this concept later evolved into Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters), Battleship Galaxies, The Action Man (an elusive, memory-inheriting secret agent {each Action Man somehow carries the skills and knowledge of the previous ones}; Dr. X was the previous AM who "went rogue", forcing the current one to be "activated earlier than intended"), Jem was to have composed the "Music of the Spheres" (presumably with Synergy's assistance), and the Micronauts had a double page spread. The look-in at all the heroes also had a dwarf and Drizzt Do'Urden from Dungeons & Dragons / Forgotten Realms, a random Kaijudo monster, Jake Rockwell from Centurions, plus G.I. Joe and the Transformers; the teen also briefly mentions the Solstar Order, possibly hinting at Rom's inclusion. Unit:E itself is mentioned as a shadowy group who operate out of the "Phase Station Skybolt" (an updated rendition of the Space Station Sky Vault from Centurions), and even Candy Land was to be a part of it. By the end, the teen dons the armor as the new Acroyear, and it ends there. As it turns out, it was supposed to be launched off the end of Transformers: Prime, as Agent Fowler apparently worked for them (the "M.A.S.K. division" was mentioned as having created a vehicle at one point); but due to the incredibly Troubled Production of that series, it didn't happen. However, Hasbro apparently approached IDW with the idea.

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