^ Unfortunately, when you follow that thought to its conclusion, you quickly realize that there is no need for Transformers to be in disguise at all. Poof, you just killed the franchise. I strongly suspect that's why the series has taken a swing towards fantasy with sci-fi trappings, rather than the "super half-assed sci-fi" that it was before. Most of these technologies and artifacts are poorly understood, left behind by mysterious forebears. Their really awesome stuff like teleportation is finicky and poorly understood (the movie really got this right, whereas TFP's ground bridge is a little too convenient). The Transformers are on like a Star Trek level...they aren't far ENOUGH ahead to be invulnerable. That's the way it's always been, even in Sunbow.