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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.

Botcon stories

Most of the Timelines stories have been made available at the Botcon convention, and mostly feature the characters available as convention exclusive toys that year.

BotCon 2005

Format: comic book
Continuity: Indeterminate Generation 1
Story: Ironhide and a team of Autobots attempt to stop Deathsaurus from reviving the Decepticon Empire with a clone army of Insecticons.

Format: Live-action script reading.
Continuity: Indeterminate Generation 1 (as above)
Story: Several Predacons test the loyalty of Flamewar.

BotCon 2006

Format: Computer animation.
Continuity: Beast Wars
Story: Megatron and his flunkies match wits with Cryotek.

Format: Comic book
Continuity: Beast Wars
Story: A Maximal relic has been stolen, and a team of explorers is called to catch the thieves.

BotCon 2007

Format: Comic book
Continuity: Classics.
Story: A team of Autobots lead by Ultra Magnus and Grimlock face the mysterious Decepticon Bug Bite and his crew of mind-controlled followers. Games directly follows up on the ongoing story of the Fan Club comics.

Club stories

Text stories

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


Comic book stories

In 2008, Timelines began publishing quarterly as a comic book series, available at comic book stores.

2008

  • Cheap Shots - Nightbeat does some stuff. Not yet published. Continuity: Classics.
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