- Aug 1, 2014
I honestly assumed that they just hop to and from Earth between films. The redesigns are just that - redesigns.
Seen this? Set 2 years after Bumblebee and ties directly into Transformers (2007) with Megatron frozen in ice. That, combined with Sector Seven and Seymour Simmons, supports it being a prequel. There's the aforementioned Bumblebee prequel comic set in the 1960s with Bumblebee still being on Earth since the 1940s, too.
Time will tell if it's a complete continuity reboot in sequels or just a soft-reboot, likely in Transformers: Rise of the Beasts. In that case, pretty easy timeline.
1987 - Bumblebee
1994 - Transformers: Rise of the Beasts
I assume that The Battle at Half-Dome could just occur in the original Bayverse along with an alternate version of the Bumblebee movie. I mean, I don't see it as a separate universe yet to be honest, but easy fix.
I didn't mean that one, I meant the James Bond-y mini run.