Based on everything we have seen in the Transformers Prime series, I am wondering how TFs come into being. Are they made or born? I myself am thinking they are made. Airachnid spoke about the importance of family to humans as if family is an alien concept to Transformers. So it doesn't look like TFs have any sibling or genetic relations to eachother. However, Arcee did speak of Bumblebee as family. Whether that's literal or symbolic, it sounds like she at least has a concept of such. Now I'd like to know if she had a concept of what a family is before coming to Earth and learning about Earth humans. Then you have Ratchet in "Metal Attraction" explaining that they are forged from metal alloys. By using the word, forged, he seems to be indicating that they are made and not born. However, Ratchet was really annoyed when Raf asks, if they are robots, who made them? Why would he get so annoyed with such a question? Bulkhead seemed annoyed too. If they are born, why would they have replacement parts for eachother? There are not replacement parts for us. If I lose my arm, there's no identical arm lying around in a lab that someone can attach. If a human wants a replacement organ in the future when the technology exists, he or she will have to have one grown for them using their stem cells. Then you have the whole gender thing. If Transformers are made and not born, why would they have genders? It seems as if gender in Transformers is not a superficial surface concept. Airachnid called the Decepticons a "boy's club". And she didn't describe such to a human. She described it to Breakdown, a Decepticon. What are the differences between male and female Transformers anyways? Is it just looks and voice, or is their internal anatomy different somehow just like it is with humans? Again, if Transformers are made, why would there be a need for genders? I'm hoping that a future episode will address this question and not skip around it. Even if, as the series does not indicate, they are sexual beings and reproduce like us, there's still a way to explain it in a child-friendly way to a child audience that won't offend parents. Just say every TF has a mommy or daddy and a baby TF develops inside a momy TF. No need to explain it beyond that. But again, it seems as if they are made, or forged, instead.