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First Look at Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Cyberverse Commander Hardshell

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Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 7:52PM CST

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The Transformers facebook page has updated with a brand new toy reveal. We get our first look at Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Cyberverse Commander Hardshell in both robot and alt modes.

Some bugs are bigger than others. Hardshell will be available as a Commander Scale figure in the Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Cyberverse line, available in March!


First Look at Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Cyberverse Commander Hardshell

First Look at Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Cyberverse Commander Hardshell
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Re: First Look at Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Cyberverse Commander Hardshell (1455343)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on January 15th, 2013 @ 8:03pm CST
not to bad reminds me of energon insecticon, but commanders are overpriced so its a pass.
Re: First Look at Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Cyberverse Commander Hardshell (1455344)
Posted by GuyIncognito on January 15th, 2013 @ 8:05pm CST
Shame it's not the same scale as FoC Kickback. Maybe (hopefully) there will be a Deluxe version.
Re: First Look at Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Cyberverse Commander Hardshell (1455352)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on January 15th, 2013 @ 8:22pm CST
The deluxe version will definitely be my classics insecticon.
Re: First Look at Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Cyberverse Commander Hardshell (1455353)
Posted by DeceptiCobra on January 15th, 2013 @ 8:23pm CST
He needs to be a Voyager.
Re: First Look at Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Cyberverse Commander Hardshell (1455355)
Posted by njb902 on January 15th, 2013 @ 8:28pm CST
DeceptiCobra wrote:He needs to be a Voyager.


Yeah the prime insecticons are kinda beefy.
Re: First Look at Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Cyberverse Commander Hardshell (1455356)
Posted by PrymeStriker on January 15th, 2013 @ 8:31pm CST
In order to be in scale, Insecticons would need a toy bigger than a Voyager. The average Insecticon is much bigger than Optimus. The next best thing would be a Voyager.

The Commander Hardshell looks great, though. Now, gimmie the pics of Trailcutter.

MINDVVIPE wrote:The deluxe version will definitely be my classics insecticon.


What Deluxe? He doesn't have a Deluxe.
Re: First Look at Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Cyberverse Commander Hardshell (1455359)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on January 15th, 2013 @ 8:40pm CST
I meant that comment in the assumption of one being made. Sorry if I raised your hopes slightly.
Re: First Look at Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Cyberverse Commander Hardshell (1455360)
Posted by Hypershock on January 15th, 2013 @ 8:52pm CST
huh, not bad, but his head and neck look emaciated :/
Re: First Look at Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Cyberverse Commander Hardshell (1455361)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on January 15th, 2013 @ 8:53pm CST
NOW GIVE ME A VOYAGER DAMN IT
Re: First Look at Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Cyberverse Commander Hardshell (1455363)
Posted by RAcast on January 15th, 2013 @ 8:59pm CST
Lookin' good! I dig how his fingers become leg spikes.
Re: First Look at Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Cyberverse Commander Hardshell (1455367)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 15th, 2013 @ 9:10pm CST
No tatoos = generic Insecticon, not Hardshell. :-B
Re: First Look at Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Cyberverse Commander Hardshell (1455375)
Posted by chaosmage42 on January 15th, 2013 @ 9:40pm CST
might be worth getting as a troop builder -a lot of the insecticons were smaller than the 3 named ones -i presume they were little more than drone level in the brains department -a deluxe size would be nice but these would also be useful for the smaller dumb ones -also ive been doing a lot of con troop building with vechicons so some bugs would be a nice change of pace
Re: First Look at Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Cyberverse Commander Hardshell (1455376)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on January 15th, 2013 @ 9:41pm CST
LOST Cybertronian wrote:
Some bugs are bigger than others. Hardshell will be available as a Commander Scale figure in the Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Cyberverse line, available in March!

Commander scale figure? :shock: Does that mean like Predaking big, or does it mean Cybervers Commander big?
Re: First Look at Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Cyberverse Commander Hardshell (1455381)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 15th, 2013 @ 9:56pm CST
chaosmage42 wrote:might be worth getting as a troop builder -a lot of the insecticons were smaller than the 3 named ones -i presume they were little more than drone level in the brains department -a deluxe size would be nice but these would also be useful for the smaller dumb ones -also ive been doing a lot of con troop building with vechicons so some bugs would be a nice change of pace
All of the Insecticons are equally giant sized and of the same level of sentience.

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Nemesis Maximo wrote:
LOST Cybertronian wrote:
Some bugs are bigger than others. Hardshell will be available as a Commander Scale figure in the Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Cyberverse line, available in March!

Commander scale figure? :shock: Does that mean like Predaking big, or does it mean Cybervers Commander big?
The only size class with the name "Commander" is the "Cyberverse Commander" class. This is obviously a Cyberverse toy seeing how simplistic it is. ;)
Re: First Look at Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Cyberverse Commander Hardshell (1455386)
Posted by DinobotSix on January 15th, 2013 @ 10:20pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
chaosmage42 wrote:might be worth getting as a troop builder -a lot of the insecticons were smaller than the 3 named ones -i presume they were little more than drone level in the brains department -a deluxe size would be nice but these would also be useful for the smaller dumb ones -also ive been doing a lot of con troop building with vechicons so some bugs would be a nice change of pace
All of the Insecticons are equally giant sized and of the same level of sentience.


By his comment about the THREE named ones, I think chaosmage may be referring to the G1 trio, since outside of "Hardshell" I don't believe there were any other named insecticons in the Prime series, were there?

As I recall though even in the G1 anime all of them were roughly the same size... *shrug*

Either way it's a nice little design. I like it.
Hope they do put the facial scars on a deluxe or voyager though, if one is made.
Re: First Look at Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Cyberverse Commander Hardshell (1455389)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on January 15th, 2013 @ 10:23pm CST
Maybe he's referring to the IDW insecticons... Those were the best insecticons, as a "plague", and seemed to come in varying sizes and forms... We need some of those insecticons, they were the most awesome imo. I take figures from all continuities and merge them into whatever suits my needs, so that might be what others are doing.
Re: First Look at Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Cyberverse Commander Hardshell (1455392)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 15th, 2013 @ 10:28pm CST
DinobotSix wrote:By his comment about the THREE named ones, I think chaosmage may be referring to the G1 trio, since outside of "Hardshell" I don't believe there were any other named insecticons in the Prime series, were there?
In the cartoon, no. but in the FOC game, Hardshell was among Sharpshot and Kickback as the only named ones, but by the time of the Prime cartoon, Hardshell looks like everyone else instead of having his own unique body and size. ;)

DinobotSix wrote:As I recall though even in the G1 anime
The 1984-1987 G1 cartoon wasn't an anime.
Re: First Look at Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Cyberverse Commander Hardshell (1455395)
Posted by BATTOUSAIXD on January 15th, 2013 @ 10:31pm CST
I want a voyager Hardshell almost as much as I want a voyager Shockwave. It looks like we may be getting a Shockwave so maybe there's still hope for this...
Re: First Look at Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Cyberverse Commander Hardshell (1455397)
Posted by kirbenvost on January 15th, 2013 @ 10:34pm CST
Cool. Bring on a deluxe and/or voyager!
Re: First Look at Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Cyberverse Commander Hardshell (1455399)
Posted by That Bot on January 15th, 2013 @ 10:39pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:No tatoos = generic Insecticon, not Hardshell. :-B

Hmm. My research shows that the last time a toy called just Insecticon got released was 2010, so maybe they lost the name? Or the tattoos were outside the paint budget. Either way, I'm buying the hell out of it to make my insecticon army.
Re: First Look at Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Cyberverse Commander Hardshell (1455400)
Posted by RAcast on January 15th, 2013 @ 10:41pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
DinobotSix wrote:By his comment about the THREE named ones, I think chaosmage may be referring to the G1 trio, since outside of "Hardshell" I don't believe there were any other named insecticons in the Prime series, were there?
In the cartoon, no. but in the FOC game, Hardshell was among Sharpshot and Kickback as the only named ones, but by the time of the Prime cartoon, Hardshell looks like everyone else instead of having his own unique body and size. ;)

DinobotSix wrote:As I recall though even in the G1 anime
The 1984-1987 G1 cartoon wasn't an anime.

In all fairness, it's more that everybody else looks like Hardshell than the other way around.
Re: First Look at Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Cyberverse Commander Hardshell (1455403)
Posted by PrymeStriker on January 15th, 2013 @ 10:47pm CST
RAcast wrote:In all fairness, it's more that everybody else looks like Hardshell than the other way around.


How do you figure that?
Re: First Look at Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Cyberverse Commander Hardshell (1455406)
Posted by RAcast on January 15th, 2013 @ 10:52pm CST
PrymeStriker wrote:
RAcast wrote:In all fairness, it's more that everybody else looks like Hardshell than the other way around.


How do you figure that?

Logically, the minions' design would be based on the leader?
Re: First Look at Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Cyberverse Commander Hardshell (1455408)
Posted by mooncake623 on January 15th, 2013 @ 10:53pm CST
so are we getting a Voyager version ? would be nice =]
Re: First Look at Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Cyberverse Commander Hardshell (1455410)
Posted by ausbot on January 15th, 2013 @ 10:56pm CST
Takara will do one use that as Hardshell and domestic releases as the troop builders!
Re: First Look at Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Cyberverse Commander Hardshell (1455412)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on January 15th, 2013 @ 11:00pm CST
Must've gotten something mixed up somewhere. I remember seeing that Predaking's large toy was being called something other than Leader class, and for some reason thought it was Commander class. But in light of already having Cyberverse Commanders, another pricepoint with the same name could be confusing. #-o

Thanks for reminding me!
Re: First Look at Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Cyberverse Commander Hardshell (1455424)
Posted by PrymeStriker on January 15th, 2013 @ 11:11pm CST
RAcast wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:
RAcast wrote:In all fairness, it's more that everybody else looks like Hardshell than the other way around.


How do you figure that?

Logically, the minions' design would be based on the leader?


Hardshell isn't the leader. Where'd you get that idea? Sharpshot is (or was) the leader.
Re: First Look at Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Cyberverse Commander Hardshell (1455448)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on January 16th, 2013 @ 1:27am CST
Ah, excellent, a commander class figure. How I can buy 50 of him and it wouldn't be as bad as when I tried to buy lots of Movieverse Dreadwings.


EDIT: I meant to say NOW I can buy 50 of them. Yep
Re: First Look at Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Cyberverse Commander Hardshell (1455456)
Posted by MrMunkeepants on January 16th, 2013 @ 2:58am CST
perfect enemy for the Mad Max I mean Death Race sorry Beast Hunters Autobots, I'm sold!

Wait, he'll have gigantic beetle-head back kibble, won't he #-o Oh well, still cool. Do some "battle damage" and they'll be great troop builder in either mode
Re: First Look at Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Cyberverse Commander Hardshell (1455460)
Posted by griftimus prime on January 16th, 2013 @ 3:48am CST
that is a really good mold cyberverse or not. would love a leader class of this.
Re: First Look at Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Cyberverse Commander Hardshell (1455462)
Posted by That Bot on January 16th, 2013 @ 3:56am CST
RAcast wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:
RAcast wrote:In all fairness, it's more that everybody else looks like Hardshell than the other way around.


How do you figure that?

Logically, the minions' design would be based on the leader?

Hardshell isn't the leader in Prime, he's just the roughest toughest Insecticon. They don't seem to have a hierarchy.
Re: First Look at Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Cyberverse Commander Hardshell (1455464)
Posted by Va'al on January 16th, 2013 @ 4:07am CST
This looks like fun!

Reminds me of DotM Commander Hatchet, which was an excellent mold for its size, and a good stand-in for the lack of a Deluxe version.

Will definitely consider Hardshell.
Re: First Look at Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Cyberverse Commander Hardshell (1455474)
Posted by Mykltron on January 16th, 2013 @ 5:23am CST
Hardshell needs to be made as a leader, without stupid flyout gun gimmicks.

Of course,they're a bit late as Hardshell is dead.
Re: First Look at Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Cyberverse Commander Hardshell (1455477)
Posted by DinobotSix on January 16th, 2013 @ 5:47am CST
Sabrblade wrote:The 1984-1987 G1 cartoon wasn't an anime.


I often use the term in it's general sense of animated entertainment, not the strict sense of Japanese-originating animated entertainment.
I could have said cartoon, if that sounds better. =)

As for the insecticons, cool! I've yet to check out FoC. Will be nice to see more than Hardshell. Do they also give them unique models? Hopefully. I find the same-look insecticons of Prime, while logically sensible, to be visually dull.
Re: First Look at Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Cyberverse Commander Hardshell (1455480)
Posted by Autobot Genocide on January 16th, 2013 @ 6:29am CST
It's a nice looking cyberverse sized figure but in bug mode i can't help but see gonzo from the muppets .
Re: First Look at Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Cyberverse Commander Hardshell (1455483)
Posted by Sinnertwin on January 16th, 2013 @ 6:35am CST
Not bad, I don't mind the look of it
Re: First Look at Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Cyberverse Commander Hardshell (1455493)
Posted by DISCHARGE on January 16th, 2013 @ 8:04am CST
So awesome!!!!!!!!
Re: First Look at Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Cyberverse Commander Hardshell (1455514)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 16th, 2013 @ 9:28am CST
DinobotSix wrote:As for the insecticons, cool! I've yet to check out FoC. Will be nice to see more than Hardshell. Do they also give them unique models? Hopefully. I find the same-look insecticons of Prime, while logically sensible, to be visually dull.
Yep. Even the swarming Insecticons look diverse (with different sized ones all having their own designs, but still duplicated en masse).
Re: First Look at Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Cyberverse Commander Hardshell (1455594)
Posted by Janus Prime on January 16th, 2013 @ 2:43pm CST
I don´t like it at all. I was hoping for a more beast, raw, organic look. I guess I had insects from the Beast Wars line in mind.
I hope we get a Voyager.
Re: First Look at Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Cyberverse Commander Hardshell (1455597)
Posted by PrymeStriker on January 16th, 2013 @ 2:49pm CST
Janus Prime wrote:I was hoping for a more beast, raw, organic look.


Why would you hope for that? The Insecticons in Prime don't look like organic insects.

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Re: First Look at Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Cyberverse Commander Hardshell (1455621)
Posted by Janus Prime on January 16th, 2013 @ 5:10pm CST
Why would you hope for that? The Insecticons in Prime don't look like organic insects.


Quick answer: Because I wanted to.
More elaborate answer: I´m talking about this particular toy not being as organic as I would like it to be, not about the Prime Insecticons being the most organic robots ever. I think Hasbro can do a lot better, even for a Cyberverse toy. They don´t look terribly mechanic either in the show, they´re more like monsters or creatures, that´s the kind of toy I want. I guess I should also clarify that I had the BW Robot Modes in mind, not the beast modes.

By the way, thanks for sharing those images, they´re pretty cool.
Re: First Look at Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Cyberverse Commander Hardshell (1455624)
Posted by PrymeStriker on January 16th, 2013 @ 5:20pm CST
Janus Prime wrote:I´m talking about this particular toy not being as organic as I would like it to be, not about the Prime Insecticons being the most organic robots ever.


I didn't say that, but what did you honestly expect? This is a Transformers: Prime toyline; they're made to look like the show. And, some of the paint aside, this is an accurate Insecticon. Making it any more "organic" would result in an inaccurate figure.

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Also note that the figure is standing upward. The head is popped up (because there's a gap) and the pelvis is out. Lining up the legs with the pelvis and pushing the head down further gets the figure the show accurate hunch.


They don´t look terribly mechanic either in the show, they´re more like monsters or creatures, that´s the kind of toy I want.


That's the kind of toy we've got. :???:
Re: First Look at Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Cyberverse Commander Hardshell (1455628)
Posted by Janus Prime on January 16th, 2013 @ 5:37pm CST
PrymeStriker wrote: what did you honestly expect?


I just said it.


PrymeStriker wrote:That's the kind of toy we've got. :???:


Not monster looking enough for me. It´s like the skeleton from Scary Movie 2, it´s fine if it´s disturbing or gruesome for you, but I just want to kick it and laugh.
Re: First Look at Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Cyberverse Commander Hardshell (1455629)
Posted by PrymeStriker on January 16th, 2013 @ 5:41pm CST
Janus Prime wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote: what did you honestly expect?


I just said it.


It was a rhetorical question.

Not monster looking enough for me.


Because Hasbro stood him up straight like a humanoid.

it´s fine if it´s disturbing or gruesome for you, but I just want t kick it and laugh.


It doesn't have to be disturbing or gruesome. It's show accurate. I don't ask for anything more than show accuracy.
Re: First Look at Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Cyberverse Commander Hardshell (1455630)
Posted by Janus Prime on January 16th, 2013 @ 5:51pm CST
PrymeStriker wrote: what did you honestly expect?
Janus Prime wrote:I just said it.

It was a rhetorical question.

Good for you.

PrymeStriker wrote:Because Hasbro stood him up straight like a humanoid.

Maybe.

PrymeStriker wrote:It doesn't have to be disturbing or gruesome. It's show accurate. I don't ask for anything more than show accuracy.

Great, but I do.
Re: First Look at Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Cyberverse Commander Hardshell (1455633)
Posted by PrymeStriker on January 16th, 2013 @ 6:06pm CST
Janus Prime wrote:Great, but I do.


Maybe in another toyline. But this is Transformers Prime, not Beast Wars.

Moving on. >:oP
Re: First Look at Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Cyberverse Commander Hardshell (1455634)
Posted by RAcast on January 16th, 2013 @ 6:13pm CST
They definitely did a great job with him, I can't wait to see it in a proper pose.
Re: First Look at Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Cyberverse Commander Hardshell (1455641)
Posted by Janus Prime on January 16th, 2013 @ 6:22pm CST
PrymeStriker wrote:
Janus Prime wrote:Great, but I do.


Maybe in another toyline. But this is Transformers Prime, not Beast Wars.

Moving on. >:oP


Ha ha, don´t tell me you´re one of those guys who have to say the last word. That´s all right, you can have that luxury in the Internet. :PEACE:
Re: First Look at Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Cyberverse Commander Hardshell (1456509)
Posted by Nemesis Primal on January 19th, 2013 @ 9:34pm CST
Surprised the horn isn't a gun like on the show, but don't particularly care. Figure looks badass in both modes, and seems decently articulated, plus it's an Insecticon figure, which I was worried we wouldn't get. Will definitely buy it and any recolors that come out (I can't justify to myself buying multiples of the same toy, so I don't troop-build, but I count redecoes as new toys... well, new enough.)
Re: First Look at Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Cyberverse Commander Hardshell (1456511)
Posted by PrymeStriker on January 19th, 2013 @ 10:02pm CST
Nemesis Primal wrote:Surprised the horn isn't a gun like on the show


It transforms into a gun. When they're not in battle, it's a regular horn.

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