Dual Wielding in Prime

Discussion in 'Transformers Robots In Disguise / Prime Discussion' started by PiScream, May 30, 2012.

  1. PiScream

    PiScream Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys!
    This may be a minor issue to some. I think the issue of dual-wielding weapons in the current Prime series has gotten too cheesy. Yes it's cool, but Optimus and most bots only carried one of their signature weapons. Now even Bumblebee has 2 blasters and Bulkhead has 2 wrecking BALLS. This kinda makes me want to get 2 of the same figures sometimes to suit the series. Do you guys feel likewise and do the same?
     
  2. Prime Jetscream

    Prime Jetscream The Ultimate Golden Gamer

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    75% of PRID Bulkhead is just his weapon so it's nut so bad with him.
     
  3. shroobmaster

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    What are you talking about everybody could dual-wield since the beginning of the show except Megatron and that is only because having one cannon arm is the dude's trademark design.
     
  4. flamepanther

    flamepanther Interested, but not really

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    I don't see a real issue. They're presumably ambidextrous, so it would make less sense for them to not dual-weild. Otherwise they've got a hand going to waste that could be using a weapon.
     
  5. megapork

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    No issue with it in the show. But please hasbro give us double wielding for the love of primus with every figure insted of crappy powerizer gimmicks.
     
  6. Yaujta

    Yaujta De-Headmasterizator TFW2005 Supporter

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    Do the Vehicons? Can't remember.
    Knock Out, Breakdown and Dreadwing don't dual wield, so they're the exceptions.
     
  7. Dargor

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    They got the feat as a racial trait.
     
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    Haha, Dungeons & Dragons. Nerd!!
     
  9. Grimlockimus

    Grimlockimus Wot?

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    I don't see how dual wielding is that big of an issue. I mean yes it could be used as a marketing ploy to make kids want to buy more of the toys, but then why wouldn't the show feature ONLY dual wielding, instead of single handed weapons like they've show over and over.

    As for the toys though, at least they're giving us some toys with both weapons. Can you imagine if they sold us Wheeljack with just one sword? XD
     
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    I'd be happy just to have the weapons concealed in vehicle mode again. Jamming them into the headlights or having a hole in the roof ain't doing it for me.
     
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    The Jet Vehicons definitely do. Breakdown does too. We've seen him with two hammers at least once. Hell, Knockout may have an extra saw and drill in his left arm for all we know.
     
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    Its alright with me, just as long its not overkill.
     
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    seeker311 The Collector

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    After catching the mini marathon of Prime this last weekend, I have to agree that dual wielding is a bit annoying
     
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    Don't really care. I've barely been paying attention to it. Arcee, Optimus Prime, and Ratchet have been doing it since the beginning of the series, so not really sure why people are noticing now.
     
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    Oh, I'm sorry, I couldn't hear your toy complaints behind my Cyberverse, which makes every effort to include dual toys with each toy. Starscream, Optimus, Ratchet, Bumblebee, and Wheeljack all come with show-accurate dual weapons. Hell, there's a Nightwatch Optimus coming out that includes swords for the original Optimus.
     
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    You mean the Ratchet and Bumblebee where you have to buy Cliff and Arcee to get their second weapons and then Cliff and Arcee are left unarmed?

    Can't hear you behind my Deluxe Ratchet with two silver scalpels.
     
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    I don't think it's cheesy at all. I like them dual welding.
     
  18. GFH

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    I don't mind dual wielding, but please give me all the weapons with the toy. I have one gun and one floppy rubber sword for my Prime figure, and it totally bums me out. I'm starting to consider third party stuff.
     
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    You mean the bitching business strategy that encourages completionism while realizing Cliffjumper and Arcee's weapon's are hard to replicate? Wonder why RID Cliffjumper and Arcee come with shitty weapons...
     
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    You mean that kickass self-made looking hammer and Arcee's awesomer than pew pew guns rifle that she can snipe like a boss with and her show accurate arm blade?

    Shitty is more in the direction of Optimus' brick.
     

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