Timelines is a Transformers franchise that belongs to Fun Publications. Rather than having an ongoing year-to-year story from convention to convention, Timelines is a annual series of unconnected stand-alone stories that take place in pre-existing continuities or possibly in new ones unexplored.
Most of the Timelines stories have been made available at the Botcon convention, with an accompanying set of toys featurng characters from the stories.
2005: Descent into Evil and Intimidation Game
2006: Dawn of Future's Past
Prelude to the Beast Wars
2007: Games of Deception
A team of Autobots lead by Ultra Magnus and Grimlock face the mysterious Decepticon Bug Bite and his crew of mind-controlled followers.
Some club stories were made available via the Transformers Collectors' Club in prose form with illustrations, usually about recent toys and/or Club exclusives.
2007: The Razor's Edge
Comic book stories
In 2008, Timelines began publishing quarterly as a comic book series, available at comic book stores.