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Old 8th October 2016, 08:24 PM
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Salvage makes 1996:
* Beast Wars debuts and revolutionises Transformers, single-handedly saving the franchise.
* An Australian Transformers fan community is established, initially known as AusTrans it would later be known as OzFormers Transformers Collectors Australia.
* Martin Bryant goes on a shooting spree in Port Arthur, Tasmania. He murders 35 people and wounds 21. 12 days later Prime Minister John Howard announces reforms to Australian gun laws.
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Old 10th October 2016, 09:18 PM
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TR Blaster makes 1997:
* Beast Wars really picks up steam and becomes the 3rd best selling action figure line in the U.S. after Toy Story and Star Wars! Hasbro decides to test the market's interest in vehicular Transformers and releases Machine Wars. It fails... people want beasts!
* The United Kingdom returns Hong Kong to the People's Republic of China, ending British rule in Hong Kong and also what many consider to mark the end of the British Empire.
* Pauline Hanson launches the One Nation Party.
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Old 18th October 2016, 10:08 PM
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2000! (feels like a collecting kilometrestone)

* The Y2k Millenium Bug ends the world Some people begin prematurely referring to this year as the beginning of the new millenium and 21st Century, whereas in fact it was the final year of the old millenium and 20th Century. Maths, yo.
* Sydney hosts the Olympic Games, John Howard goes crowd surfing
* Australia introduces the GST
* Sony releases the PlayStation 2 in Japan
* Takara begins reissuing G1 Transformers
* Takara takes Beast Wars engineering and applies them to licensed vehicle modes, thus creating Transformers Car Robot. This would go on to inspire Transformers Binaltech/Alternators and Masterpiece. Meanwhile, Beast Machines continue to clog shelves and pegs in Hasbro markets.
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2001:
* After claiming that they wouldn't be importing Car Robot but rather had a fresh idea in store, Hasbro releases Car Robot under the title of "Robots In Disguise." None of the toys are even ready by the time of the New York Toy Fair, instead, Hasbro displays cardboard mock ups of Car Robot toys in otherwise empty RiD packaging. Nonetheless, this line proves to be highly successful in Hasbro markets with RiD toys flying off shelves in Australia months before the TV show would even debut. Australia misses many of the Predacons and Team Bullet Train. Hasbro also releases the final series of Beast Machines toys, Battle for the Spark. Most of these toys are not released in Australia.
* Spirited Away debuts and becomes the first anime to win an Academy Award.
* 11/9 attacks in the United States.
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2006 (Year of the Chicken)
* Hasbro releases Transformers Classics, beginning the "Classicsverse."
* Australian toy designer Alex Kubalsky begins working at TakaraTOMY designing Transformer toys. He has been the only non-Japanese person to work on TakaraTOMY's design team.
* The Human Genome Project is completed.
* Germany hosts the FIFA World Cup. Italy wins. #stellaquattro
* The Liberal government's controversial WorkChoices reforms begin.
* The anime film [i]The Girl Who Leapt Through Time" (時をかける少女) debuts.
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2011 (Year of the Tiger):
* The year begins with Australia looking like this...

* On the West Coast, Perth suffers the longest heatwave on record
* Transformers Dark of the Moon
* US special forces assassinate Osama Bin-Laden
* NASA cancels its space shuttle programme
* #occupymovement
* A 9.0 magnitude offshore earthquake creates 10m high tsunami which hit Miyagi Prefecture in Japan, damaging the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant.
* Polygon Studio in Minato Ward, Tokyo, loses 1/3 of its workforce as a result of the tsunami. Consequently Ratchet's historical recount is animated with a diminished number of remaining animators who decide to use a series of painted stills with animated elements rather than a fully animated flashback as was initially intended. This became the standard format for historical recount scenes throughout the series, even after Polygon regained their labour capacity.
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2012 (Year of the Rabbit):
* Tokyo Skytree is opened
* The Pintas Island Tortoise becomes extinct
* The Labor Party holds an election for leadership. Julia Gillard defeats Kevin Rudd 71:31
* Japan ceases broadcasting analogue TV signals and switches over to digital
* Avengers assemble
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2015 (Year of the Sheep):
* Ireland becomes the first country to legalise same-sex marriage by popular vote.
* NASA's New Horizons space probe flies past Pluto. NASA also discovers liquid water on Mars.
* Transformers: Combiner Wars and Robots In Disguise
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2016 (Year of the Monkey)
* The Titans Return and Rogue One shows everyone what a Star Wars Prequel done right looks like #nojarjar
* Rio de Janeiro hosts the Olympic Games, mired by pollution and crime
* The ABS pushes to have the bulk of the eligible population fill out the Census online. This is met with disaster as the web site crashes.
* The Brexit movement gains momentum in the UK where a referendum is held and the UK decides to leave the European Union. However, the majority of Scottish citizens voted against separation which has reignited discussion of Scotland separating from the United Kingdom. #Scotxit?
* Element 113 on the periodic table is named Nihonium, the first element to have its name partially derived from Japanese.
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