What? If Mando was wearing pink pajamas and fought with a wet noodle, that would just be stupid full stop. That has nothing to do with legacy. It's about making smart storytelling decisions that lead to good content. The Clone Wars characters and Luke only came in S2 after S1 established a rock solid foundation with plenty of new, memorable characters who never existed in Star Wars before. What?! He is going to look like G1 Optimus, he is going to sound like G1 Optimus, he is going to turn into a flat nosed truck, and he is going to be the main character of the movie. The director used the exact term "G1 Optimus Prime" during the unveiling of the movie a few weeks ago. What more could you possibly want? This is silly. It's a shame that you seem to consider every non-G1 iteration of Transformers is "TransRobotGuys", but it seems like it can't be helped. I enjoyed Bumblebee very much (although you seem to count that as a Bay movie, so who knows), and I very much hope to enjoy Rise of the Beasts. I may even rewatch the Bay movies and (gasp) enjoy them too! Bye.