The 2016 SDCC exclusive Titan Force 3-pack of Sentinel Prime, Windblade, and Brainstorm included a map of 15 worlds. Labeled in Cybertronian were fifteen planets: Micron, Botropolis, Aquatron, Gigantion, Biosfera, Velocitron, Earth, Caminus, Antilla, Junkion, Nebulon, Dominius, Paradron, Cybertron, and Unicron.
We don't know for sure, but the way that the planet's name suggests "biosphere"—combined with the fact that neither Animatron (unlike the other Cybertronian colonies of Transformers: Cybertron) nor Eukaris (which appears in Titans Return: The Power of the Titan Masters) appear on the Titans Return map—suggests that it was conceived as an alternative, perhaps trademark-friendly name for the "Beast Planet" archetype that both of those represent.
"Biosphera" appeared as a hidden item to be decoded on a map fragment packaged with the 2020 Earthrise Voyager Class Snapdragon figure. It is a circular, probably spherical object, similar to objects on the map that are known to be planets. Markings on the map seem to depict things in orbit around it, and multiple "hidden paths" through or near it.
I always thought that world was called Planet Master.
Yeah, likewise. From the looks of the Wiki entry this renaming has been a recent thing, probably to make it "acceptable" to Western markets. Which as you say suggests some TR figures repainted. Or that Clouder idea, which would be clever. Or maybe some of the TR figures with the Japanese exclusive versions of their Titan Masters, for cartoon accuracy? Could be anything, really.
I'm guessing that the Botropolis sets will just be simple repaints of WFC characters into Go-Bots. So Sideswipe into Speed-Bot, most likely, or something along those lines. Biosfera's going to be the interesting one...
I may have missed this is all the madness of the last couple of days, but Takara have signalled they're doing the Paradron pack too. Which is a bit mad because they haven't even got Siege Ratchet out yet, but presumably that will mean our import shops can get them.
I am emotionally disinvested in this line, and kinda just viewing it as a spectator sport.
Who's going to be in this line? Doesn't matter, I'll never own it, but it's fun to speculate.
This week has kind of put things back in focus, for me.
I can't think of any key missing characters that are likely to appear in it beyond Ratchet. If the others are all selects style oddities like the Paradron Medic then I'll be much less worried about it. Netflix has its big hitter in Bumblebee, with the Soundwave desirable to fix the issues with the Siege one, Amazon has Ratchet, but I can't think from the moulds in use at the moment who else is possible. The Ratchet pack doesn't seem to have a wfc-e number attached to it, which makes me think Thrust and Runabout are not in these packs because they already have unique identifiers and the rumours seem to be that they're bound for Target. Who else do we really need? Skids? From what?
Course there are still some micromaster patrols/squads that aren't represented in generations and there was a suggestion from some of the alternate head sculpts in the 10 pack that the Monster Truck patrol were a possibility. I think Micron here is just as likely to be some micromaster remoulds/paints as it is anything Armada related.
Oh, the missing Targetmasters. They would be a must have.
We've got a couple of missing Powermasters, Needlenose is conspicuous by his absence given his prominence in the polls.
If you want to reuse molds, Joyride and Sureshot could come from the same new toy, a la Ironhide/Ratchet (they didn't get standard retail releases in ER, right?), Slapdash from Mirage. Who would Needlenose be redone as?
I think there's a strong chance that Apeface and Snapdragon are going to be redone to tie into the upcoming Kingdom, but as who?