Alright, I've got some more info to share! This one is concerning the white dots on the figure's shoulders I brought up in the video.
Scott just shared with me images of the 1984 WEP Voltron Style Guide, whcih is what they used for these new figures. The style guide shows and lists the white dots on the shoulders as part of the costume! In the cartoon series, these white dots weren't always present, and were usually only represented as glares on the armor. But this style guide does show it as part of the armor.
So, there is the reason these new figures have the white dots. They are following what the 1984 style guide shows. Crazy!
Scott said that they are going to be putting something up about this on MattyCollector soon!