Yeah, if I were in Warblade's shows, I might strongly lean towards letting myself get killed too.
Damn those WildC.A.T.S. toys by Playmates were all over the place in terms of articulation. Some like Grifter, Zealot and Spartan lucked out better than others, while the rest like poor Warblade seemed to get the shit end of the stick.
I wouldn't mind seeing modern and more articulated takes on the team again, but apparently outside of customs, that's just a pipe dream for now.
Also wanted to share this story right quick. I don't know if you saw Dan's post about this, but this guy using his entire life savings, to create a series of animated X-Men "episodes" using help from old Sega games. Well apparently, Marvel/Disney caught wind of it and basically told him to stop what he was doing and cancel his show.
Regardless of how you feel about the issue, whether it was justified or not on Marvel/Disney's part due to copyright laws, it's still very sad and unfortunate.
Here's the full story in case you're interested: