Originally Posted by lars573
This right here is you just being plain stupid. The Dinobots (all of them), and the insecticons are Diaclone toys. Released in 1982 as Dinosaur Robo's and Waruders respectivly. Proof.
The Predacons were desinged in full by a team of engineers that Takara poached from Bandai. And it's been asserted that they walked out with an unused Megazord design and adapted it into Predaking.
Bad example, eh Lars
Ok how bout, Apeface, Mindwipe, Snapdragon, Skullcruncher, Weirdwolf.
Nevertheless, I've never had an issue with Dinobots, Insecticons, and Predacons in TF show storyline. Even though the toyline starts them, they're canon to G1. And guess what? Grimlock is arguably more famous than Dinobot.
(teaser for the movie featuring Grimlock - another reason the movie is largely based on G1?)