Continuity mistake: In the battle scene at autobot city, Megatron orders Soundwave to jam the transmission that Blaster is sending to Optimus Prime. When Soundwave ejects Rumble, Frenzy, Ravage & Ratbat we see them flying through the air transforming simultaneously and and both Rumble & Frenzy are coloured the same (red & black) when Rumble is supposed to be purple. (00:15:08)
This movie was an overglorified showcase for 1986 Christmas toys. The plot was pretty weak and the new characters were hard to connect with. These new characters like Cup and Blurr were force fed down an 80's child throat like a 2nd can Coke II.
Killing off Prime during the height of his popularity was a mistake and that's one reason why no-one wanted to see this movie. Little Timmy probably cried his eyes out during the movie because Prime died and then he told his friends. This movie's only chance at success was word of mouth of an excited little boy which this movie didn't have going for it. They would have been better off repackaging the Optimus Prime character, and repackaging a new toy to go along with it.
Then again this movie is from an era where a billion dollar (Coke) company tried to replace it's flagship product. Why I remember my mom buying a 6-pack of Coke II and the last can sat in the fridge for 6 months. Like that can of Coke II, I lost interest in the Transformers shortly after this movie came out and I didn't ask for a Transformers toy for Christmas 1986.
Trivia: It seems Huffer dies in the movie, but you don't see this character get killed. The evidence is that in the episode "Dark Awakening" the Autobots find a graveyard ship with a lot of the killed of characters bodies inside, and one grave says Huffer on it.
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