This is a big part of the reason I just try to ignore Japanese context. It is worse than many fanfics I have read.So, regardless, Takara's most recent attempt actually says that CR is even *more* in continuity and that it's on the same Earth. (Of course, these same guys are trying to say the 2007 movie and Animated are in the same continuity. Tomy's insane now.)
And, it is also a reason not to sort the lines only by virtue of one being in continuity with another. My argument is that the RiD has engineering and aesthetics linking it to the (roughly contemporary) Beast lines. The (spotty) context linking the RiD to the Beast era is just an extra reason to put them together.
The problem is that "misc" stops being a useful category when it has too many things in it. The category should be for small lines that cannot justify a forum of their own and really did not have much in the way of breadth or longevity. Granted, RiD had a short run. But, it had a fair amount of toys and can be credibly linked to the Beast era.And what's wrong with that?
Of course, as I said in the other thread, Hasbro's indecision about naming their dedicated misc line (Universe, Classics, TFU, Generations) supports your idea of lumping RiD in with those.
Because TRUKK NOT MUNKY!!!!! is the one true path?...So who thought RiD would be the most popular subject in the Beast forum once Synjo left?
I see what you are saying. But, unless you want to argue that we should have different areas to discuss foreign releases, the two are going to be connected. (Remember what happened at the old Alleyviper boards when we sub-divided by country? We effectively split our own forums.) Sorting lines by context is also difficult because some have little context of their own, such as "Titaniums".I know it's the dub, but while Car Robots might try to link the characters to earlier series, RID makes no such attempt with other North American series.
I also see what you were saying about not liking to split toys from their context. (I have often let tech specs make or beak a decision to buy a given toy.) But, in this case, I arguing primarily that engineering and aesthetics should determine where we put RiD.
-has seen little to like about BW for almost 10 years now.