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"The Transformers" More Than Meets the Eye: Part 1 (TV Episode 1984) Poster

Goofs

Audio/visual unsynchronised 

When Soundwave announces that the Autobots are ready to launch, he isn't moving his mouth-plate.
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Character error 

One of the Decepticon Seekers that Wheeljack and Bumblebee encounter reacts to their appearance with saying "Autobots!". However only Wheeljack can be seen (Bumblebee is inside of him), so he should have no way to know that there are more than one Autobot present.
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Skywarp chases after Wheeljack and Bumblebee, even though he could easily have used his teleportation power to get them.
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Continuity 

The Autobots can all be seen to fly (much like the Decepticons). Later in The Transformers: The Return of Optimus Prime: Part 2, Galvatron states that Autobots cannot fly. The only exception to this rule is if they turn into aircraft.
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As the camera pans through the battle scene aboard the Ark, we can see two Soundwaves in two different places.
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As Soundwave produces the Energon cubes out of his chest, his head is miscolored.
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There are several audio errors in this episode. The three Decepticon jets, seen in the first few minutes are not only colored differently from shot to shot, but we can see Starscream among them, talking in somebody else's voice. Brawn also has a different voice near the end of the episode.
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The first three Decepticons we see keep changing their colors from shot to shot.
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Shockwave is drawn with two hands. His left hand is supposed to be a blaster.
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When the Autobots are spying on the Decepticons, Soundwave is colored red instead of blue. The colorists must have mistaken him for the Autobot Sideswipe.
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Shockwave is drawn with two hands. He should only have one, as his right hand is a gun.
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Plot holes 

Soundwave is at first seen turning into what looks like a lamp-post near the Autobots' base. It is never explained, nor even touched upon how nobody notices that one of the posts is missing when he leaves.
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The Transformers reach Earth seemingly within a matter of minutes, which would be wholly impossible. It is never shown that they are capable of traveling through hyperspace.
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The Decepticons leave the Autobots' space ship behind to go looking for materials to build a news space ship out of. Why don't they simply loot the Autobot ship?
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After Hound falls off a cliff, the rest of the Autobots haul him back up, even though their base is on the ground, so they would have to go back down anyway.
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The narrator begins with, "many millions of years ago, on the planet Cybertron, life existed, but not life as we know it today..." yet most of vehicle designs are from 1980s, and Soundblaster is an '80s-style boom box with a cassette tape.
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Revealing mistakes 

The shot of Optimus Prime pointing towards the oncoming attack is shown twice, even though at the second time, Megatron's voice can be heard.
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The ring of fire for a moment overlaps Wheeljack's animation cel, when it is supposed to be in the background.
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In the erroneous shot in which two Soundwaves are seen, the arm of the second one isn't completely drawn for a couple of frames, so instead of a hand, he has a huge blotch of gray paint extending from his arm.
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When Rumble cracks the ground open with his pile-drivers, the crack's animation cel doesn't move in unison with the background, so for a short moment, it overlaps a mountain.
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When Optimus Prime takes over the controls from Jazz, Jazz seemingly flies out of his seat by himself (faulty animation). In the following shot, the controller is seen having a fully different shape than before, looking much like a pair of antlers.
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When the Autobots' ship starts buckling in space, one arm of the second Soundwave in the shot turns into a splash of paint for a few frames because the animators neglected to draw his hand.
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The crack that Rumble creates on the ground doesn't move in unison with the camera pan, so it overlaps numerous parts of the painted background.
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