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I picked up Animated Arcee the other day. Surprised I found her at all.

 

Her packaging says she's one of the top swordfighters on Cybertron.

 

The question, for discussion @firedevil@ , I have is what is the deal with so MANY Transformers coming with melee weapons instead of guns?

 

Ever since Beast Machines (they had an episode pointing out that Rattrap doesn't have any guns in his robot form), they have been doing this "give them whips and swords" thing. BM Rattrap has a whip, as do movie Jolt and movie Rampage. Sideways and Barricade had "spinning wheel thingies". Long Haul and Prime had flip out swords. Even Bumblbee had gun that turns into a knife.

 

So why no guns?

 

Oh and if anyone is still looking for Arcee, I might be able to grab one.

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Melee combat is always more fun... I guess they didnt want them just standing around and shooting at each other all the time...

Melee is more fun, and I think another reason is that some parents shy away from toys w/ guns, thus giving rise to more melee-style weapons.

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My TRU finally got these as well.It took forever.The figure is pretty cool.I got 2 one to take out of the package.I don't mind the swords to much.I don't think the Gen 1 version of TF the movie accaully had a weapon.I did have some touble figuring out how to get he back into vehicle form.

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Just in case you weren't already aware. Be careful putting in Arcee's swords. Slide them in from the tops of her fists - also be careful when locking her hands onto the pegs when tf'ing her back to car mode. Her thumbs will start to crack (you probably already have some white stress-marks) and a few people have had their's break off entirely.

 

On topic- yeah, I figure swords are something that just seems cool - although the idea that some folks won't buy toys with guns is a good one.

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Just in case you weren't already aware. Be careful putting in Arcee's swords. Slide them in from the tops of her fists - also be careful when locking her hands onto the pegs when tf'ing her back to car mode. Her thumbs will start to crack (you probably already have some white stress-marks) and a few people have had their's break off entirely.

 

On topic- yeah, I figure swords are something that just seems cool - although the idea that some folks won't buy toys with guns is a good one.

 

Yeah... The plastic used is really brittle...

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My TRU finally got these as well.It took forever.The figure is pretty cool.I got 2 one to take out of the package.I don't mind the swords to much.I don't think the Gen 1 version of TF the movie accaully had a weapon.I did have some touble figuring out how to get he back into vehicle form.

 

Did you get one for your friend @firedevil@

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My TRU finally got these as well.It took forever.The figure is pretty cool.I got 2 one to take out of the package.I don't mind the swords to much.I don't think the Gen 1 version of TF the movie accaully had a weapon.I did have some touble figuring out how to get he back into vehicle form.

 

Did you get one for your friend @firedevil@

 

You bet your buttocks I did.

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