- Broken Base: The Dinobot's new designs, especially their colors. One side thinks that the unified red and silver is a great new look and not that different from their original color scheme. The other side thinks the color scheme is bland and makes the Dinobots look way too similar. The scene where Grimlock battles the other Dinobots was notorious for being really hard to follow since the tangled bots are all colored the same.
- Continuity Lock-Out: Though the narrative tries to explain the events leading up to the story, Maximum Dinobots's very purpose is to tie up all the loose ends from Furman's run and as such there's a lot of previous continuity one needs to be familiar with. Plot points include: Shockwave and the Dinobots on Earth (Spotlight: Shockwave), Scorponok's predicament (Spotlight: Ultra Magnus), The Dinobots's mind-control (Spotlight: Grimlock), The Machination and Sunstreaker (Escalation), and Soundwave's predicament (Spotlight: Soundwave, Devastation). As a bonus it even reveals the fates of Jimmy and Verity since their flatlining back in Devastation.
YMMV / The Transformers: Maximum Dinobots