Unlike most Transformers series. The Autobots and Decepticons don't carry hand-held weapons, instead, the weapons are transformed from within their hands or arms. Skyquake seems to be one exception. Edit: Wheeljack also demonstrated using hand-held swords only For the Autobots, they each have a type of melee or bladed weapon and blasters. But Bumblebee only has blasters, and Ratchet only has blades. Any thoughts as to why they seem to be missing an alternate weapon? Or they simply haven't used them yet?