Each line of that contradicts the other lines... If the Transformers were born as Hatchlings then that means they were born, not built. Think of it as a Transformers Hospital/Nursery - the Nemesis simply had a bunch of 'hatchlings' they were not 'mass produced' in the sense that they were built. If the Allspark only gave life to Transformers - then once again they were 'born' as they didn't have life until they were given it from the Allspark. Frankenstein's monster scenario their, while the monster was made, it was 'born' when it was struck by lightning. In which case the scenario is that it would be both. It would also mean that every Transformer in the beginning was made... so that raises the question of how many Transformers were made and at what point did that transition to them gaining life and the ability to reproduce? It also means a lot of the recorded Transformers media is wrong - as it would mean countless numbers of Transformers were created at the same time by the creators and given life by the Allspark. You mention that Lockdown was referring to the entire Transformer race... yet that cannot be true due to the 'hatchling' scene in ROTF, Hatchling scene in DOTM and the existence of multiple variations of Transformers. Essentially what you are believing him to be saying would mean that every Transformer was created by them. Prequel comics are intended as canon otherwise they wouldn't be called prequel comics and wouldn't follow the early scripts of the movie.