Originally Posted by chaseter
Soft animal flesh on the outside to protect hard mechanical bodies? Chamon.
They did it to conceal themselves. As soon as they landed they took on the forms of the indigenous wild life. I don't know how a raptor, 10 foot spider, T-Rex, 10 foot scorpion, 10 foot wasp, 10 foot rat, and a huge gorilla was concealing themselves but alas...it was a children's show and I watched every episode.
It wasn't for concealment, or that wasn't the main reason. The main reason was to protect themselves from the raw energon.