If you're referring to the million continuities, there's the cartoon, the Japanese cartoons, the marvel comics, marvel UK had it's own continuity, there were the ladybird books, and I think Germany also had their own comics and the Japanese manga. If not, then I don't know what you're laughing about. The Marvel Comics came out first and lasted another 4 years compared to the cartoon, with it also getting a sequel in G2 and a crossover with G.I.Joe. And even without the cartoon and comics, every character had their own bio in their tech spec, giving them a function, personality and strengths and weaknesses without a story attached. You have to live with the fact that the "Almighty and Glorious" cartoon you so strongly worship isn't the only thing about G1.