I think G1 is awesome, iirc, it was part of a revolution in toys connected to cartoon characters and story telling. Partially started in ‘77 from Star Wars and their merchandising, and then made possible in the early 80s when the U.S. changed laws about cartoons and toy merchandise, basically allowing Transformers (a thirty minute advertisement targeted to children) to come about. But as for this discussion, let’s remember that is was simply an advertisement for the toys. People worked hard and made some awesome characters, stories, and art. But to a certain extent they didn’t care and some things didn’t matter, meaning continuity errors. There was no great effort to make sure everything was consistent and made sense, or that different mediums matched. So, the tech bios, to cartoons, to comics didn’t have to match. The history, back story, and ideas didn’t have to be accurate. Standards for accuracy were not what they are today, there was no internet, the consumer got what they got, Hasbro made money or not, and that was the end of it.