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Old 07-04-2007, 12:06 AM   #73
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Default Re: The official G1 purist thread.

Originally Posted by chiefchirpa View Post
Toys -> Show -> Comic.
Jim Shooter and Bob Budinsky wrote the concept to the comic and toyline before the cartoon came out with the pilot.
Hasbro was enjoying a healthy relationship with Marvel Comics after the success of the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero. Marvel was approached once again with providing a backstory for the new toy line which was developed by Jim Shooter and Dennis O'Neil. Bob Budiansky was brought in to create names and profiles for the characters.
The comic stories predate the pilot. That's why you see Ratchet change from a toy accurate design in the comic to a toon accurate design by the end of the fourth or fifth issue. Because the Sunbow people had not finalized designs by the time they were done penning the initial four issue mini.

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