Technically They take place in spate communities still, as the comics are not a continuation of the American cartoon, and the Japanese G1 should be kept away, due to nearly everything else after it being connected to it. It also takes place separate to American G1 as I said, due to Headmasters, Masterforce, Victory, Zone and such.
Beef shudders as he looks over to Kiss Players.
I'll hate to get off topic though.
Scarclonus for Scar, but he's a BW fan.