Hey, okay, first off let me say that I later described my take as a minimalist one, which is to say in the G1 cartoon, simply if only because the show writers were making stuff up as they went along with no real plan, the bots end up with things like not knowing their own history. So when I say they don't know why they had genders (and realize that they would have had these before the met us carbon-motor life forms) that doesn't mean I was saying they didn't recognize that they did or that they didn't appreciate it. Only they didn't know why their original builders made the choice beyond possibly femmes were for secretarial work or entertainment / dancing girls (we did see them as dancing girls in the G1 cartoon, on earth, post-movie in one episode ... so ... yeah, that was a thing).
In the G1 cartoon (there are multiple incarnations that contradict each other and so really don't mean much for the specifics of the rest ... in the extreme I wouldn't reference Kiss Players for ANY other adaptation of the franchise) until the movie we only saw Cybertronians proper using Vector Sigma or mad scientists to increase their numbers, and even in the movie and later Wheelie is never explained at all.
Again, what in that thread I'd refer to as plotki (we need something here) or toyki (we need to sell this toy) or both.
i also read the rest of that old thread. Fun stuff.
i completely forgot about my last post in it:Meanwhile on Cybertron:*Autobot_1X9*: So, let me get this straight, humans don't LIKE mindless drudgery?*BugbotPrime7*: LOL! Apparently. LOL!*Autobot_1X9*: WTB?! So what do they DO with their free time?*NinjaGoddess1*: (2 cents smiley) Spend time on forums wondering how we reproduce?*BugbotPrime7*: LOL! Suuuuure they do.... LOL!