First of all, I found it pretty ridiculous that the Autobots were so underpowered in the 1986 movie. Brawn was the first victim to Megatron, ok, but Ratchet, Ironhide and Prowl dying after a few laserblasts? come on! Wheeljack and another mini-autobot were lying dead at Autobot city. What happened with Sideswipe, Sunstreaker and Hound who arrived with Optimus but did not fight? Where are Tracks, Smokescreen, Hoist, Grapple, Inferno, RedAlert, Mirage, Jetfire and Omega Supreme (okay we know later that he still appears in season 3)? I guess Marvel studios and Hasbro just wanted to display the new characters to boost their new toyline back then. But it really sucked because none of the Decepticons died during their assault but only a few (the Insecticons, Skywarp, Thundercracker and Megatron) were badly damaged while the Autobots seemed to die after a few direct hits. Rodimus Prime/Hot Rod was not only an inconsistent leader in the series, but also not that popular among the fans compared to Optimus Prime. I was expecting a much more intense big battle in the movie where almost all Transformers are fighting and not dying so easily. I also missed the familiar BGM and the transformers logo-screen-switch. The movie is still a good OVA, but IMO could be much better in several parts.