Season 1 Episode 1

More Than Meets the Eye (1)

Aired Weekdays 8:00 PM Sep 17, 1984 on ABC Family



  • Notes

    • In the scene where the Autobots arrive to recover Hound, an Autobot similar to Grapple makes his only appearance in the first season. He never speaks and stays in vehicle mode. His vehicular mode is slightly different to Grapple's and Cliffjumper refers to him as "Hauler".

      Since "Hauler" doesn't speak, transform, nor does he have an Autobot symbol anywhere visible, it's entirely possible that "Hauler" may be just a non-sentient, maintenance drone or tool, just like Soundwave's Autoscout cassette (which is a non-sentient drone for dangerous jobs) which was used in the episode A Prime Problem. This is probably why we never see Hauler again, especially during the big battle in part 3 where all the Autobots are attacking the Decepticon launch site.