Other than Vector Sigma and the Allspark, we really don't know much about Transformer reproduction, do we? What differences are there between male and female Transformers? No official explanations. So I made this thread so we can all consolidate our ideas of how Transformers reproduce, if they do, other than Vector Sigma/Allspark. I'm thinking of Transformers spending their life time literally building themselves a child. There are Transformer "races" as well. For example, Lugnut and Shockwave could be of the same "race". (Idea from TF Animated) The Allspark created the first few Transformers with designs as random as human traits. Simultaneously, Transformers build a child of their own, of course wanting their child to bear some resemblance, eventually splitting their spark to bring their child to life. (Idea from Beast Wars) Thus after billions of years, we have all the characters we have today. Similarities result from sharing the same ancestor. The many different designs are because of the Allspark constantly churning out new bots with a completely new look. Transformers are mechanical organisms, so they can interchange parts at will, hence no bot is exactly the same. None that we know of, anyway. Transformers are essentially asexual. "Females" are just another "race". Transformers can come together for child-building if they wish. Just like humans, they develop feelings for other Transformers they deem attractive (Air Razor and the white tiger dude, forgot his name, Tigertron?) There aren't many Decepticon "females" because they do not see the need to mix with inferior races. After the war erupted, reproduction was almost impossible. Hence the decline in population. That's my idea. Thoughts?