When the Japanese overtook the Transformers series something had happened. To some it was a change for the best, to some it was for the worst, as for me - I don't know what to make of it. The continuity improved without a doubt, but the nonsensical plot twists and events maybe even worsened. The Japanese love crazy stuff with is not really compatible with science fiction which the Transformers once were.
I found a mistake in the animation, Lightfoot has a writing on his chest "RACING" which became inverted once: