We know for fact that they fucked up G1 with tons of animation errors. Most of them, probably not noticeable at first, some disgusting (Soundwave with an Autobot symble). Something that always bothered me was seeing the same character in the same frame, or seeing them die and reappear later. Well, we all know it was errors, but I think I know an excuse. Just like in the movie continuum, you see multiple Constructicons with exact counterparts. Well, that's been addressed, they're "drones". So could we assume that when the Transformers arrived on Earth, when it came time to take an Earth form, different bots scanned the same vehicle accidentally? If two bots scan the same black and white police vehicle, and look the same, yet are two different bots, can that make sense? It would help support things like Bumblebee and Cliffjumper, or Sideswipe and Sunstreaker, they scanned the same vehicles but with different colors. Others might not have been as successful and scanned the same one. Am I getting the point across?