I'm curious how many people delineate a "pre-war" part of their collection; characters who exist specifically before "Autobots vs Decepticons".
I know it's a silly concept for the most part, since there's about a hundred toys you could pick up and say, "Yeah, this is their pre-war version and post-war version, same thing." But I know that there are enough headcanons being studiously maintained out there that some people have entire casts of characters that died early, or just never made it to Earth, or hugged off to another galaxy as soon as the war started, etc.
It's something I think about more now, thanks to IDW (previous and current versions) and stuff like the flashbacks on Cyberverse. But to date, my "cast" has mainly just been the former Primes and the Elite Guard, using the lineup from the Club comics. My thought is the Guard had to be killed before the Decepticons could make their power play, leaving Kup and a batch of trainees (who would eventually become the Wreckers) as the only survivors.
Anyone else got something?