And staff... and wand...
... and as for hand-to-hand, I don't even know what to say: they're just, literally, moogle heads - not obviously handmade dolls, not metallic representations, but more like the full, supple, jiggling faces of some living moogles you'd see flying around Eorzea. That's what I want to get at: that the hand-to-hand weapons aren't so much a design
as an already extant creature that was placed on top of your hands. It's like the only thing SE could think of to fit the design of a moogle-themed weapon was to paste in one of the moogles they have occupying the .dats! ****, even some pom-pom knuckle-dusters would have made more sense!*
But I think we all get that these weapons were made at the last minute, and acknowledge that there are better designs; it's really the degree to which we care about that. I probably seem more outraged than I am. But I know that the creative team at SE knows how to make thematic equipment better than these things. In a certain sad way, it's actually quite amusing how unbalanced and out of place the weapons really look. XD
*I am not endorsing the implementation of pom-pom weapons - understand that, SE? (-_-) Edited, Dec 7th 2011 3:23pm by KaneKitty