To fill the shelves after the first Transformers movie was pushed back a year, Hasbro revisited the G1 designs with their Classics toys. However, rather than simply reissuing the molds from the 1980s, Hasbro applied the engineering improvements from the decades. Thus, they redesigned favorite characters for the modern era.
While Hasbro redesigned Generation One toys for the majority of the figures, they also released some new figures. Also, some Mini-Cons that did not make it into the Cybertron line came out under the Classics banner.