‘Delusional’? Oh ok. You’re right in that they filmed this as a straight-on prequel, but we now know that they intentionally put in those inconsistencies at a later stage so they could decide what to so with it later on. The whole part on Cybertron, Bumblebee landing in the middle of a military training (reshoot) and the removal of household items come to life through Bee’s energon spike in the socket to name the most obvious ones. Both Knight and DiBonaventura played coy because they probably had to. Had the movie not done well they probably kept it in the Bay timeline and just winked at the inconsistencies that are in no way bigger than the Last Knight. But now that the movie has been deemed financially successful Hasbro had staight out said it’s the start of a new universe in a meeting. I guess we’ll really know with the next movie, but maybe not act with such a harsh, black and white attitude when the situation is much more gray. No need to call people delusional. Anyway if this is a more accurate AOE rusty Prime deco I’ll take twelve! I own the Takara rusty Evasion one but while that one is great in altmode, it’s too white in robotmode. Fingers crossed! So I guess I’m sorta on the same page there.