Grimlock's little arms

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  1. kidnicky

    kidnicky Well-Known Member

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    You know how Grimlock's little dinosaur arms are just kind of sticking out from his back in robot mode?
    Does he still have conscious control over them when he's in robot mode,or not? If no,then why not?
     
  2. jonatron26

    jonatron26 Well-Known Member

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    i just pretend that they turn into exaust pipes that may or may not shoot lasers.
     
  3. jametron

    jametron Release the Kraken!!!!!!!

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    I'll ask him next time he's over.
     
  4. Zarscream

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    Lawl,
    ... I have a big head and little arms...
    and i don't think this plan was thought out very well..... Master?
    Be cool if they were lasers ^^ Peew-peew-pew!!
     
  5. jorod74

    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    They are just back-kibble.
    that isn't such a hard thing to accept, imo.

    But you got me thinking, can grimlock use his alt mode head to see folks sneaking up behind him?
    then can he use his flame throwing mouth to scare em off?
    lol.
     
  6. Trippanator

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    Can he see out of his alt mode eyes also?
     
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    ORIO Plant-Based Bot Super Mod News Staff

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    Yeah, back kibble yo. Once he is in robot mode, they're useless.
     
  8. firehawc_69

    firehawc_69 cloppers = ignore list

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    I'm pretty sure whatever gears are used to control them are disconnected once he's transformed.
     
  9. kidnicky

    kidnicky Well-Known Member

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    So only the functions needed in a particular mode are active in that mode. Hmmm.
     
  10. Gingerchris

    Gingerchris Telly-headed Tyrant

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    Didn't Transmetal Beast Wars Megatron or someone fire lasers from their little dino arms while in robot mode? I have this vague visual memory.
    If one can then it doesn't rule out any others being able to. Transformers seemingly have total control over their entire body so I don't see why not. Some Autobots have shown they can still spin their tires while in robot mode.
     
  11. BradTheMad

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    Not like they would be of much use in robot-form anyway, can't even scratch his butt with them.
     
  12. Gingerchris

    Gingerchris Telly-headed Tyrant

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    If someone grabbed him from behind he could use them to poke the attacker in the eye. :) 
     
  13. Optimus Sledge

    Optimus Sledge Yar har fiddle di dee

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    kidnicky Well-Known Member

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    I can wiggle my toes while I'm sitting down.
     
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    Maybe he can use them to get out-of-reach items, xD, specially for female autobots, as theyre smaller, and maybe theyre like human women, they always have trouble to reach things in high places, xD
     
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    Unfortunately when the transformation from Alt to Bot mode the servos that move the smaller arms disconnect and are used to manuvere the main arms.

    Man that BS is almost believeable :thumb 
     
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    Well, I guess Grimmy never needed to use them (?) so they just hung there useless. If we question everything in the world of TF, we would be here for years debating/debunking and doing everything imaginable to come up with reasonable explanations. But on a less serious note, if they were lasers than that would be sweeeet and Grimmy would be more awesome.
     
  18. Tacitron

    Tacitron An exceptional nut sack

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    On topic, Grimlock's arms twirl around like little propellors in his bot mode. The lift they generate is what enabled him to fly in the G1 cartoons.
     
  19. Optimus Sledge

    Optimus Sledge Yar har fiddle di dee

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    So how did Slag, Sludge and Snarl fly?
     
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    Tacitron An exceptional nut sack

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    Since Wheeljack didn't have any Cybertronium when he constructed the dinobots, he substitued anti-gravium, a substance that rendered the dinobots immune to stains and provided them with the power of flight. He ran out when he got to Grimlock, so he gave him propellor-vestigial arms to compensate.
     

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