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A Closer Look at the Transformers: Age of Extinction Bladed Weapon

Transformers News: A Closer Look at the Transformers: Age of Extinction Bladed Weapon

Monday, December 9th, 2013 7:03PM CST

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Thanks to this Google upload we have a nice clear look at the bladed weapon that has been seen several times on the Transformers: Age of Extinction set. The weapon has been seen being carried by both Mark Wahlberg and Jack Reynor, and may also have a ranged weapon function. This image gives us our best look to date at the mysterious weapon and all it's intricate markings. Check it out below.

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Re: A Closer Look at the Transformers: Age of Extinction Bladed Weapon (1534088)
Posted by SlyTF1 on December 9th, 2013 @ 7:29pm CST
I want one.
Re: A Closer Look at the Transformers: Age of Extinction Bladed Weapon (1534090)
Posted by Ultra Magnus on December 9th, 2013 @ 7:35pm CST
#Star Saber :michaelbay:
Re: A Closer Look at the Transformers: Age of Extinction Bladed Weapon (1534091)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on December 9th, 2013 @ 7:37pm CST
Strangely, it reminds me of the snake dagger that was used in the 1982 Conan movie:

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Ranged weapon function and intricate markings?

I suspect this sword might be a link to some ancient alien conspiracy thing, like a Chinese equivalent of Excalibur. There's this old Chinese legend regarding a so-called Sword of Kings. There's a chance the AOE story might allude to it.

I mean, they hid a sun harvester in a pyramid, and stored space bridge pillars on the moon. These Cybertronians treat our planet like some storage unit, except they don't pay any rental fees.
Re: A Closer Look at the Transformers: Age of Extinction Bladed Weapon (1534093)
Posted by Ultra Markus on December 9th, 2013 @ 7:43pm CST
Ultra Magnus wrote:#Star Saber :michaelbay:

i was thinking that too :KREMZEEK:
Re: A Closer Look at the Transformers: Age of Extinction Bladed Weapon (1534095)
Posted by Twitchythe3rd on December 9th, 2013 @ 7:45pm CST
It reminds me more of Frostmourne. I suppose the question we should ask here is "does it hunger for Sparks?".
Re: A Closer Look at the Transformers: Age of Extinction Bladed Weapon (1534098)
Posted by T-Macksimus on December 9th, 2013 @ 8:19pm CST
Twitchythe3rd wrote:It reminds me more of Frostmourne. I suppose the question we should ask here is "does it hunger for Sparks?".


Second question we should ask is "Will it fall prey to the mass shifting effect that Bay swore up and down wouldn't be in the movies and yet pulled that trick with the Allspark?
Are we going to see this thing go all 'Super-sized' in some spectacular flash of light when it's dropped into Primes hands?
Re: A Closer Look at the Transformers: Age of Extinction Bladed Weapon (1534099)
Posted by njb902 on December 9th, 2013 @ 8:27pm CST
It reminds me of Ka D'Argo's gunblade from Farscape.
Re: A Closer Look at the Transformers: Age of Extinction Bladed Weapon (1534102)
Posted by griftimus prime on December 9th, 2013 @ 8:40pm CST
lame
Re: A Closer Look at the Transformers: Age of Extinction Bladed Weapon (1534104)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on December 9th, 2013 @ 9:01pm CST
njb902 wrote:It reminds me of Ka D'Argo's gunblade from Farscape.


I want to have your nerdy, nerdy gaybies.


I loved that show so hard.
Re: A Closer Look at the Transformers: Age of Extinction Bladed Weapon (1534124)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 9th, 2013 @ 9:52pm CST
Ultra Markus wrote:
Ultra Magnus wrote:#Star Saber :michaelbay:

i was thinking that too :KREMZEEK:
Re: A Closer Look at the Transformers: Age of Extinction Bladed Weapon (1534125)
Posted by nemesis primus on December 9th, 2013 @ 9:56pm CST
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I thought of this when I saw it, merely for the split in the blade.
Re: A Closer Look at the Transformers: Age of Extinction Bladed Weapon (1534127)
Posted by Rated X on December 9th, 2013 @ 9:59pm CST
Not that it doesn't look cool but I'm so sick of swords, axes, shields, spears, etc. Bring back the guns Michael, I beg you ! :michaelbay:

All these damn sword fights in Transformers is kind of like having gunfights in The Hobbit. :HEADHURTS:
Re: A Closer Look at the Transformers: Age of Extinction Bladed Weapon (1534132)
Posted by Manterax Prime on December 9th, 2013 @ 10:34pm CST
Rated X wrote:Bring back the guns Michael, I beg you ! :michaelbay:


Dude, the guns were their main weapons in ALL 3 movies. They used melee weapons sparingly.
What are you going on about?
Re: A Closer Look at the Transformers: Age of Extinction Bladed Weapon (1534134)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on December 9th, 2013 @ 10:44pm CST
looks cool and all but im sick of artifacts, first it was the allspark then it was the matrix and harvester then the space bridge. This isnt including all the other TF continuities out there. All i want is autobots fighting decepticons in a war setting with a good plot line thats it. I want a war movie but with giant fucking robots instead of human soldiers.
Re: A Closer Look at the Transformers: Age of Extinction Bladed Weapon (1534135)
Posted by SlyTF1 on December 9th, 2013 @ 10:51pm CST
Rated X wrote:Not that it doesn't look cool but I'm so sick of swords, axes, shields, spears, etc. Bring back the guns Michael, I beg you ! :michaelbay:

All these damn sword fights in Transformers is kind of like having gunfights in The Hobbit. :HEADHURTS:


Transformers have been carrying around guns for years. It grows tiresome. Swords are much more badass than guns, anyway. What, you want a whole movie with Autobots and Decepticons standing miles away shooting at each other? That would be boring as hell.
Re: A Closer Look at the Transformers: Age of Extinction Bladed Weapon (1534136)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 9th, 2013 @ 10:57pm CST
SlyTF1 wrote:
Rated X wrote:Not that it doesn't look cool but I'm so sick of swords, axes, shields, spears, etc. Bring back the guns Michael, I beg you ! :michaelbay:

All these damn sword fights in Transformers is kind of like having gunfights in The Hobbit. :HEADHURTS:


Transformers have been carrying around guns for years. It grows tiresome. Swords are much more badass than guns, anyway. What, you want a whole movie with Autobots and Decepticons standing miles away shooting at each other? That would be Transformers: Armada/Energon - The Movie.
Fixed. ;)
Re: A Closer Look at the Transformers: Age of Extinction Bladed Weapon (1534137)
Posted by SlyTF1 on December 9th, 2013 @ 11:04pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
SlyTF1 wrote:
Rated X wrote:Not that it doesn't look cool but I'm so sick of swords, axes, shields, spears, etc. Bring back the guns Michael, I beg you ! :michaelbay:

All these damn sword fights in Transformers is kind of like having gunfights in The Hobbit. :HEADHURTS:


Transformers have been carrying around guns for years. It grows tiresome. Swords are much more badass than guns, anyway. What, you want a whole movie with Autobots and Decepticons standing miles away shooting at each other? That would be Transformers: Armada/Energon - The Movie.
Fixed. ;)


That's why I'm glad Animated did away with most of the guns. I'm hoping the movies will start doing that, too. I want up close and personal fights like the forest battle in ROTF or Optimus vs Sentinel in DOTM (short as it was). There's no impact to a fight that happens at a distance; no connection. It feels cheap.
Re: A Closer Look at the Transformers: Age of Extinction Bladed Weapon (1534143)
Posted by Rated X on December 10th, 2013 @ 12:06am CST
SlyTF1 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
SlyTF1 wrote:
Rated X wrote:Not that it doesn't look cool but I'm so sick of swords, axes, shields, spears, etc. Bring back the guns Michael, I beg you ! :michaelbay:

All these damn sword fights in Transformers is kind of like having gunfights in The Hobbit. :HEADHURTS:


Transformers have been carrying around guns for years. It grows tiresome. Swords are much more badass than guns, anyway. What, you want a whole movie with Autobots and Decepticons standing miles away shooting at each other? That would be Transformers: Armada/Energon - The Movie.
Fixed. ;)


That's why I'm glad Animated did away with most of the guns. I'm hoping the movies will start doing that, too. I want up close and personal fights like the forest battle in ROTF or Optimus vs Sentinel in DOTM (short as it was). There's no impact to a fight that happens at a distance; no connection. It feels cheap.


A whole movie of swordfights...meh. Watch Conan. Don't you see the anti-gun lobby and parents influence here ? If some nutcase runs up in a school with a machete and starts slashing everyone, there wont be anymore sword fights in transformers movies/cartoons. They'll be fighting like Pokémon.
Re: A Closer Look at the Transformers: Age of Extinction Bladed Weapon (1534145)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 10th, 2013 @ 12:10am CST
Rated X wrote:
SlyTF1 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
SlyTF1 wrote:
Rated X wrote:Not that it doesn't look cool but I'm so sick of swords, axes, shields, spears, etc. Bring back the guns Michael, I beg you ! :michaelbay:

All these damn sword fights in Transformers is kind of like having gunfights in The Hobbit. :HEADHURTS:


Transformers have been carrying around guns for years. It grows tiresome. Swords are much more badass than guns, anyway. What, you want a whole movie with Autobots and Decepticons standing miles away shooting at each other? That would be Transformers: Armada/Energon - The Movie.
Fixed. ;)


That's why I'm glad Animated did away with most of the guns. I'm hoping the movies will start doing that, too. I want up close and personal fights like the forest battle in ROTF or Optimus vs Sentinel in DOTM (short as it was). There's no impact to a fight that happens at a distance; no connection. It feels cheap.


A whole movie of swordfights...meh. Watch Conan. Don't you see the anti-gun lobby and parents influence here ? If some nutcase runs up in a school with a machete and starts slashing everyone, there wont be anymore sword fights in transformers movies/cartoons. They'll be fighting like Pokémon.
Alright, no weapons at all! Solid hand-to-hand close quarters combat all around! 8-}
Re: A Closer Look at the Transformers: Age of Extinction Bladed Weapon (1534184)
Posted by swagitron on December 10th, 2013 @ 6:36am CST
I smell role play toys
Re: A Closer Look at the Transformers: Age of Extinction Bladed Weapon (1534205)
Posted by njb902 on December 10th, 2013 @ 8:15am CST
SlyTF1 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
SlyTF1 wrote:
Rated X wrote:Not that it doesn't look cool but I'm so sick of swords, axes, shields, spears, etc. Bring back the guns Michael, I beg you ! :michaelbay:

All these damn sword fights in Transformers is kind of like having gunfights in The Hobbit. :HEADHURTS:


Transformers have been carrying around guns for years. It grows tiresome. Swords are much more badass than guns, anyway. What, you want a whole movie with Autobots and Decepticons standing miles away shooting at each other? That would be Transformers: Armada/Energon - The Movie.
Fixed. ;)


That's why I'm glad Animated did away with most of the guns. I'm hoping the movies will start doing that, too. I want up close and personal fights like the forest battle in ROTF or Optimus vs Sentinel in DOTM (short as it was). There's no impact to a fight that happens at a distance; no connection. It feels cheap.


I couldn't disagree more. Just as an example look at Saving Private Ryan. You didn't feel any impact from the combat shown in that movie?
Re: A Closer Look at the Transformers: Age of Extinction Bladed Weapon (1534212)
Posted by SlyTF1 on December 10th, 2013 @ 8:34am CST
Rated X wrote:
SlyTF1 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
SlyTF1 wrote:
Rated X wrote:Not that it doesn't look cool but I'm so sick of swords, axes, shields, spears, etc. Bring back the guns Michael, I beg you ! :michaelbay:

All these damn sword fights in Transformers is kind of like having gunfights in The Hobbit. :HEADHURTS:


Transformers have been carrying around guns for years. It grows tiresome. Swords are much more badass than guns, anyway. What, you want a whole movie with Autobots and Decepticons standing miles away shooting at each other? That would be Transformers: Armada/Energon - The Movie.
Fixed. ;)


That's why I'm glad Animated did away with most of the guns. I'm hoping the movies will start doing that, too. I want up close and personal fights like the forest battle in ROTF or Optimus vs Sentinel in DOTM (short as it was). There's no impact to a fight that happens at a distance; no connection. It feels cheap.


A whole movie of swordfights...meh. Watch Conan. Don't you see the anti-gun lobby and parents influence here ? If some nutcase runs up in a school with a machete and starts slashing everyone, there wont be anymore sword fights in transformers movies/cartoons. They'll be fighting like Pokémon.


Sword fights have always been my favorite types of fights in movies. But human sword fights =/= giant robot sword fights. Giant robot sword fights > human sword fights.

njb902 wrote:
SlyTF1 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
SlyTF1 wrote:
Rated X wrote:Not that it doesn't look cool but I'm so sick of swords, axes, shields, spears, etc. Bring back the guns Michael, I beg you ! :michaelbay:

All these damn sword fights in Transformers is kind of like having gunfights in The Hobbit. :HEADHURTS:


Transformers have been carrying around guns for years. It grows tiresome. Swords are much more badass than guns, anyway. What, you want a whole movie with Autobots and Decepticons standing miles away shooting at each other? That would be Transformers: Armada/Energon - The Movie.
Fixed. ;)


That's why I'm glad Animated did away with most of the guns. I'm hoping the movies will start doing that, too. I want up close and personal fights like the forest battle in ROTF or Optimus vs Sentinel in DOTM (short as it was). There's no impact to a fight that happens at a distance; no connection. It feels cheap.


I couldn't disagree more. Just as an example look at Saving Private Ryan. You didn't feel any impact from the combat shown in that movie?


Dudes were getting blown up and having their guts spilling out all over the damn place in that movie. While I would like to see that happen in Transformers, there's just no way they'll go that far. For a story like Transformers, where most characters have fight scenes that play off of each other, a gunfight would do nothing but leave me disappointed. Imagine Optimus and Megatron fighting a war for centuries, and their final battle consists of just shooting at each other and Optimus just gets lucky and blows Megatron's face off a mile away. Nothing happened there, but a gunshot. After all that time, it all ends with a lucky shot. That's cheap. When Optimus rips Megatron's spine out in DOTM, I could feel his anger and desperation. You don't get that with a simple gunshot.
Re: A Closer Look at the Transformers: Age of Extinction Bladed Weapon (1534221)
Posted by Rated X on December 10th, 2013 @ 9:27am CST
SlyTF1 wrote:
Rated X wrote:
SlyTF1 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
SlyTF1 wrote:
Rated X wrote:Not that it doesn't look cool but I'm so sick of swords, axes, shields, spears, etc. Bring back the guns Michael, I beg you ! :michaelbay:

All these damn sword fights in Transformers is kind of like having gunfights in The Hobbit. :HEADHURTS:


Transformers have been carrying around guns for years. It grows tiresome. Swords are much more badass than guns, anyway. What, you want a whole movie with Autobots and Decepticons standing miles away shooting at each other? That would be Transformers: Armada/Energon - The Movie.
Fixed. ;)


That's why I'm glad Animated did away with most of the guns. I'm hoping the movies will start doing that, too. I want up close and personal fights like the forest battle in ROTF or Optimus vs Sentinel in DOTM (short as it was). There's no impact to a fight that happens at a distance; no connection. It feels cheap.


A whole movie of swordfights...meh. Watch Conan. Don't you see the anti-gun lobby and parents influence here ? If some nutcase runs up in a school with a machete and starts slashing everyone, there wont be anymore sword fights in transformers movies/cartoons. They'll be fighting like Pokémon.


Sword fights have always been my favorite types of fights in movies. But human sword fights =/= giant robot sword fights. Giant robot sword fights > human sword fights.

njb902 wrote:
SlyTF1 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
SlyTF1 wrote:
Rated X wrote:Not that it doesn't look cool but I'm so sick of swords, axes, shields, spears, etc. Bring back the guns Michael, I beg you ! :michaelbay:

All these damn sword fights in Transformers is kind of like having gunfights in The Hobbit. :HEADHURTS:


Transformers have been carrying around guns for years. It grows tiresome. Swords are much more badass than guns, anyway. What, you want a whole movie with Autobots and Decepticons standing miles away shooting at each other? That would be Transformers: Armada/Energon - The Movie.
Fixed. ;)


That's why I'm glad Animated did away with most of the guns. I'm hoping the movies will start doing that, too. I want up close and personal fights like the forest battle in ROTF or Optimus vs Sentinel in DOTM (short as it was). There's no impact to a fight that happens at a distance; no connection. It feels cheap.


I couldn't disagree more. Just as an example look at Saving Private Ryan. You didn't feel any impact from the combat shown in that movie?


Dudes were getting blown up and having their guts spilling out all over the damn place in that movie. While I would like to see that happen in Transformers, there's just no way they'll go that far. For a story like Transformers, where most characters have fight scenes that play off of each other, a gunfight would do nothing but leave me disappointed. Imagine Optimus and Megatron fighting a war for centuries, and their final battle consists of just shooting at each other and Optimus just gets lucky and blows Megatron's face off a mile away. Nothing happened there, but a gunshot. After all that time, it all ends with a lucky shot. That's cheap. When Optimus rips Megatron's spine out in DOTM, I could feel his anger and desperation. You don't get that with a simple gunshot.



While swords make a battle a little bit more “epic”, was the 1st instalment of Michael Bay’s franchise (with guns) not epic ? It had fight scenes, but it also had some good trigger action as well to balance it out. In Star Wars, light sabers make sense because the characters that actually use them are made of flesh and bone. I would rather watch something that is more likely to happen if it was real, then something that was included just to make it “epic” on the big screen. But that’s just me. A long time ago, Renderform put a survey on his website if fans prefer arming their Transformers with guns or melee weapons. Guns won by a long shot.
Re: A Closer Look at the Transformers: Age of Extinction Bladed Weapon (1534233)
Posted by SlyTF1 on December 10th, 2013 @ 10:00am CST
Rated X wrote:
SlyTF1 wrote:
Rated X wrote:
SlyTF1 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
SlyTF1 wrote:
Rated X wrote:Not that it doesn't look cool but I'm so sick of swords, axes, shields, spears, etc. Bring back the guns Michael, I beg you ! :michaelbay:

All these damn sword fights in Transformers is kind of like having gunfights in The Hobbit. :HEADHURTS:


Transformers have been carrying around guns for years. It grows tiresome. Swords are much more badass than guns, anyway. What, you want a whole movie with Autobots and Decepticons standing miles away shooting at each other? That would be Transformers: Armada/Energon - The Movie.
Fixed. ;)


That's why I'm glad Animated did away with most of the guns. I'm hoping the movies will start doing that, too. I want up close and personal fights like the forest battle in ROTF or Optimus vs Sentinel in DOTM (short as it was). There's no impact to a fight that happens at a distance; no connection. It feels cheap.


A whole movie of swordfights...meh. Watch Conan. Don't you see the anti-gun lobby and parents influence here ? If some nutcase runs up in a school with a machete and starts slashing everyone, there wont be anymore sword fights in transformers movies/cartoons. They'll be fighting like Pokémon.


Sword fights have always been my favorite types of fights in movies. But human sword fights =/= giant robot sword fights. Giant robot sword fights > human sword fights.

njb902 wrote:
SlyTF1 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
SlyTF1 wrote:
Rated X wrote:Not that it doesn't look cool but I'm so sick of swords, axes, shields, spears, etc. Bring back the guns Michael, I beg you ! :michaelbay:

All these damn sword fights in Transformers is kind of like having gunfights in The Hobbit. :HEADHURTS:


Transformers have been carrying around guns for years. It grows tiresome. Swords are much more badass than guns, anyway. What, you want a whole movie with Autobots and Decepticons standing miles away shooting at each other? That would be Transformers: Armada/Energon - The Movie.
Fixed. ;)


That's why I'm glad Animated did away with most of the guns. I'm hoping the movies will start doing that, too. I want up close and personal fights like the forest battle in ROTF or Optimus vs Sentinel in DOTM (short as it was). There's no impact to a fight that happens at a distance; no connection. It feels cheap.


I couldn't disagree more. Just as an example look at Saving Private Ryan. You didn't feel any impact from the combat shown in that movie?


Dudes were getting blown up and having their guts spilling out all over the damn place in that movie. While I would like to see that happen in Transformers, there's just no way they'll go that far. For a story like Transformers, where most characters have fight scenes that play off of each other, a gunfight would do nothing but leave me disappointed. Imagine Optimus and Megatron fighting a war for centuries, and their final battle consists of just shooting at each other and Optimus just gets lucky and blows Megatron's face off a mile away. Nothing happened there, but a gunshot. After all that time, it all ends with a lucky shot. That's cheap. When Optimus rips Megatron's spine out in DOTM, I could feel his anger and desperation. You don't get that with a simple gunshot.



While swords make a battle a little bit more “epic”, was the 1st instalment of Michael Bay’s franchise (with guns) not epic ? It had fight scenes, but it also had some good trigger action as well to balance it out. In Star Wars, light sabers make sense because the characters that actually use them are made of flesh and bone. I would rather watch something that is more likely to happen if it was real, then something that was included just to make it “epic” on the big screen. But that’s just me. A long time ago, Renderform put a survey on his website if fans prefer arming their Transformers with guns or melee weapons. Guns won by a long shot.


BAHA! Hell no, the first movie wasn't epic. You could barely even see the fight scenes, with the camera man having a seizure during every action scene. And the fights only ever happened in the background, anyway.
Re: A Closer Look at the Transformers: Age of Extinction Bladed Weapon (1534234)
Posted by PrymeStriker on December 10th, 2013 @ 10:02am CST
Cool lookin' blade. :D

Sabrblade wrote:
Ultra Markus wrote:
Ultra Magnus wrote:#Star Saber :michaelbay:

i was thinking that too :KREMZEEK:


Re: A Closer Look at the Transformers: Age of Extinction Bladed Weapon (1534236)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 10th, 2013 @ 10:06am CST
Just noticed that the file name calls it "the Cyber Sword" (or "thecybersowrd" [sic]). Wonder if that'll be the final name. :-?

Or, maybe it might have a name that reflects its dual sword-gun function.
Re: A Closer Look at the Transformers: Age of Extinction Bladed Weapon (1534276)
Posted by Manterax Prime on December 10th, 2013 @ 12:59pm CST
I'm gonna have to agree w/ Sabrblade. If there's one thing we don't need in the TF movies, it's another bloody star saber.
Re: A Closer Look at the Transformers: Age of Extinction Bladed Weapon (1534289)
Posted by YRQRM0 on December 10th, 2013 @ 2:15pm CST
No one is mentioning how well guns were handled in TF Prime? I like how they did something, but they were so weak that the characters could take the hit and still run up and start fighting with melee. I also liked how they actually had to make some effort to dodge the blasts, unlike in TFTM where the Decepticons literally just walk away as the autobots fire.
Re: A Closer Look at the Transformers: Age of Extinction Bladed Weapon (1534300)
Posted by SlyTF1 on December 10th, 2013 @ 3:13pm CST
YRQRM0 wrote:No one is mentioning how well guns were handled in TF Prime? I like how they did something, but they were so weak that the characters could take the hit and still run up and start fighting with melee. I also liked how they actually had to make some effort to dodge the blasts, unlike in TFTM where the Decepticons literally just walk away as the autobots fire.


I REALLY hated the guns in Prime.
Re: A Closer Look at the Transformers: Age of Extinction Bladed Weapon (1534363)
Posted by PrymeStriker on December 10th, 2013 @ 6:23pm CST
Manterax Prime wrote:If there's one thing we don't need in the TF movies, it's another bloody star saber.


Many people say the same thing about Bumblebee and humans in the movies (or in general). Guess what keeps coming back? :P

Besides, the only Star Sabers that appeared on a screen in the US were the ones in Armada and Prime (and by moniker, Animated). They're just a little more recurring in Transformers fiction than Scrounge.
Re: A Closer Look at the Transformers: Age of Extinction Bladed Weapon (1534377)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 10th, 2013 @ 6:52pm CST
PrymeStriker wrote:
Manterax Prime wrote:If there's one thing we don't need in the TF movies, it's another bloody star saber.


Many people say the same thing about Bumblebee and humans in the movies (or in general). Guess what keeps coming back? :P

Besides, the only Star Sabers that appeared on a screen in the US were the ones in Armada and Prime (and by moniker, Animated). They're just a little more recurring in Transformers fiction than Scrounge.
It's not that there's too many (but there is indeed a bunch), it's that the "Magic god sword" concept of the bloody thing is so overrated and pretty much godmodes anyone who uses it (unless their opponent wields another magical MacGuffin weapon that similarly godmodes its wielder).

Despite the terrible dub script, Armada put it best whenever it talked about anyone who used that Star Saber as hiding behind the sword's power. "You'd be nothing without that sword," or "It's not your power but the sword's power."

These kind of weapons basically take away from the humanity (so to speak) of the characters who wield them.
Re: A Closer Look at the Transformers: Age of Extinction Bladed Weapon (1534379)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on December 10th, 2013 @ 7:05pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:Just noticed that the file name calls it "the Cyber Sword" (or "thecybersowrd" [sic]). Wonder if that'll be the final name. :-?

Or, maybe it might have a name that reflects its dual sword-gun function.


Gunblade? :lol:
Re: A Closer Look at the Transformers: Age of Extinction Bladed Weapon (1534383)
Posted by PrymeStriker on December 10th, 2013 @ 7:21pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:it's that the "Magic god sword" concept of the bloody thing is so overrated and pretty much godmodes anyone who uses it (unless their opponent wields another magical MacGuffin weapon that similarly godmodes its wielder).


Unless they intend to give it some sort of setback in the film.

Michael Bay's already made characters different from their source material, why not the Star Saber? ;)
Re: A Closer Look at the Transformers: Age of Extinction Bladed Weapon (1534389)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 10th, 2013 @ 8:02pm CST
PrymeStriker wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:it's that the "Magic god sword" concept of the bloody thing is so overrated and pretty much godmodes anyone who uses it (unless their opponent wields another magical MacGuffin weapon that similarly godmodes its wielder).


Unless they intend to give it some sort of setback in the film.

Michael Bay's already made characters different from their source material, why not the Star Saber? ;)
Well, if it's not gonna be the almighty Star Saber, then what's the point in even using the name?

I doubt Hasbro would want fans of the Prime cartoon watching this movie and thinking "Why is the Star Saber so puny and pitiful in this movie?"
Re: A Closer Look at the Transformers: Age of Extinction Bladed Weapon (1534499)
Posted by PrymeStriker on December 11th, 2013 @ 9:20am CST
Sabrblade wrote:Well, if it's not gonna be the almighty Star Saber, then what's the point in even using the name?

I doubt Hasbro would want fans of the Prime cartoon watching this movie and thinking "Why is the Star Saber so puny and pitiful in this movie?"


Just using Michael Bay's (or whoever designates the characters) history of diverting characters (Barricade, Jolt, Skids & Mudflap, Shockwave) from their source material against the Star Saber.

They could very well make it some sort of godmode relic. In that case, they don't need to bring it in at the exposition of the movie to be some sort of epic plot device that wins over the entire movie. Putting some sort of weapon of incredible power to use within the resolution of the story in these kinds of situations are commonplace.

So, what would the matter be if the Star Saber was used to resolve the conflict 10 minutes to the end of the movie?
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Posted by Sabrblade on December 11th, 2013 @ 11:34am CST
PrymeStriker wrote:So, what would the matter be if the Star Saber was used to resolve the conflict 10 minutes to the end of the movie?
The matter would be that it'd also take away from the suspense of the film, with it being obvious that the thing would resolve all conflicts at once sooner or later. It's the very nature of an anti-climatic deus ex machina.

I've no problem with powerful swords so long as they're not so far above average as to be "the most powerful sword in the universe" or some such levels of perfection.

Besides, we've seen both Wahlberg and Reynor using this kind of weapon, so there could be more than one (which would kind of destract from the special nature that the Star Saber tends to have). ;)
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Posted by njb902 on December 11th, 2013 @ 12:54pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:So, what would the matter be if the Star Saber was used to resolve the conflict 10 minutes to the end of the movie?
The matter would be that it'd also take away from the suspense of the film, with it being obvious that the thing would resolve all conflicts at once sooner or later. It's the very nature of an anti-climatic deus ex machina.

I've no problem with powerful swords so long as they're not so far above average as to be "the most powerful sword in the universe" or some such levels of perfection.

Besides, we've seen both Wahlberg and Reynor using this kind of weapon, so there could be more than one (which would kind of destract from the special nature that the Star Saber tends to have). ;)


Isn't Wahlberg 's character supposed to be some kind of inventor? If that is the case this "gunblade" may not even be Cybertronain in origin.
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Posted by Sabrblade on December 11th, 2013 @ 1:05pm CST
njb902 wrote:Isn't Wahlberg 's character supposed to be some kind of inventor? If that is the case this "gunblade" may not even be Cybertronain in origin.
Interesting idea. :-?
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Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on December 12th, 2013 @ 12:38am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
njb902 wrote:Isn't Wahlberg 's character supposed to be some kind of inventor? If that is the case this "gunblade" may not even be Cybertronain in origin.
Interesting idea. :-?


Thing is, it has some Cybertronian makings on it. Why would he feel the need to carve those on his invention? Maybe it's something he replicated from the original in order to fool the Decepticons or evil humans?

Either way, there would still have to be an original Cybertonian "gunblade" thing.

Or perhaps something he modified from another Cybertonian artifact, hence the markings?
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Posted by njb902 on December 12th, 2013 @ 1:16am CST
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
njb902 wrote:Isn't Wahlberg 's character supposed to be some kind of inventor? If that is the case this "gunblade" may not even be Cybertronain in origin.
Interesting idea. :-?


Thing is, it has some Cybertronian makings on it. Why would he feel the need to carve those on his invention? Maybe it's something he replicated from the original in order to fool the Decepticons or evil humans?

Either way, there would still have to be an original Cybertonian "gunblade" thing.

Or perhaps something he modified from another Cybertonian artifact, hence the markings?


Why would there need to be an original "gunblade"? Humans have had access to Cybertronain technology for decades. Is it hard to believe that an engineer couldn't adapt their tech into a weapon a human could use?

As for why it has Cybertronain markings there are any number of possibilities. He could have been honoring part of its origins, he could be ocd, the Autobots/Decepticons could have made him, I could be wrong, the materials he obtained could have already had the markings stamped into them. Ect ect.

I'm not saying I'm right, I'm not saying you're wrong. It's just a theory, time will tell.
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Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on December 12th, 2013 @ 3:22am CST
njb902 wrote:
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
njb902 wrote:Isn't Wahlberg 's character supposed to be some kind of inventor? If that is the case this "gunblade" may not even be Cybertronain in origin.
Interesting idea. :-?


Thing is, it has some Cybertronian makings on it. Why would he feel the need to carve those on his invention? Maybe it's something he replicated from the original in order to fool the Decepticons or evil humans?

Either way, there would still have to be an original Cybertonian "gunblade" thing.

Or perhaps something he modified from another Cybertonian artifact, hence the markings?


Why would there need to be an original "gunblade"? Humans have had access to Cybertronain technology for decades. Is it hard to believe that an engineer couldn't adapt their tech into a weapon a human could use?

As for why it has Cybertronain markings there are any number of possibilities. He could have been honoring part of its origins, he could be ocd, the Autobots/Decepticons could have made him, I could be wrong, the materials he obtained could have already had the markings stamped into them. Ect ect.

I'm not saying I'm right, I'm not saying you're wrong. It's just a theory, time will tell.


No worries, friend! I'm not out to start an argument over theories either. :grin:

Don't get me wrong; I'm not saying that a human engineer can't reverse-engineer or modify Cybertronian tech for human uses. In fact, it's the most natural thing to do. That's one of the main premises of AOE, as a matter of fact.

All I'm saying is that it just seems unlikely (NOT impossible; there's a huge difference there) that someone would carve out those symbols there just for the sake of it.

njb902 wrote: the materials he obtained could have already had the markings stamped into them


Just to point something out, I DO in fact agree with this. That's exactly what I said in my last post: "...Or perhaps something he modified from another Cybertonian artifact, hence the markings?"

So yeah, we'll only know for sure once the movie hits theaters next year.
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Posted by TurboMMaster on December 12th, 2013 @ 3:39am CST
I don't think it is main characterąs invention. After all, what is a point of human create a gunblade based on Cybertronian technology, I quess it is yet another Cybertronian relic... Star Saber perhaps?
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Posted by njb902 on December 12th, 2013 @ 4:30am CST
TurboMMaster wrote:I don't think it is main characterąs invention. After all, what is a point of human create a gunblade based on Cybertronian technology, I quess it is yet another Cybertronian relic... Star Saber perhaps?


My guess would be to use it against Cybertronains.
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Posted by TurboMMaster on December 12th, 2013 @ 5:57am CST
Did they need such kind of weapon in previous movies? Remember that humans are stronger part of Humans-Autobots aliance. They protect Autobots from certain death. All what the need is few well trained soldiers. Autobots have no chance against them.
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Posted by njb902 on December 12th, 2013 @ 6:10am CST
TurboMMaster wrote:Did they need such kind of weapon in previous movies? Remember that humans are stronger part of Humans-Autobots aliance. They protect Autobots from certain death. All what the need is few well trained soldiers. Autobots have no chance against them.


Yeah I'm sure all the people who lost loved ones in Chicago thought the military was just so prepared to deal with Cybertronains. I also know I'd just love to go up against walking tanks with conventional small arms.
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Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on December 12th, 2013 @ 7:57am CST
njb902 wrote:
TurboMMaster wrote:Did they need such kind of weapon in previous movies? Remember that humans are stronger part of Humans-Autobots aliance. They protect Autobots from certain death. All what the need is few well trained soldiers. Autobots have no chance against them.


Yeah I'm sure all the people who lost loved ones in Chicago thought the military was just so prepared to deal with Cybertronains. I also know I'd just love to go up against walking tanks with conventional small arms.


I suspect he was just being sarcastic. Just guessing here.
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Posted by Tronus_Rex on December 13th, 2013 @ 1:46pm CST
Looking at this image - I think it works because its heavy and built to take abuse.

Look at other split-bladed weapons, such as Soul Calibur for example:

Image

That thing looks so fragile that I can't help but look at it and think - No way, that's gonna crack & break in to pieces.

Whoever created this image [OP] knew what they were doing, it fits both visually and in the TF lore - as in that must transform. [If it doesn't than, than, it's just neat but not functional for TF in any way].
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