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Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Hardshell Revealed

Transformers News: Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Hardshell Revealed

Monday, May 21st, 2012 7:27PM CDT

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The official Transformers facebook page has revealed Transformers: Fall of Cybertron's Insecticon Hardshell! BotCon 2012 revealed a Deluxe Class toy version of Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Insecticon Kickback. Is there a possibility Hardshell will receive a figure as well, and what of Shrapnel? Take a look below.

It's Insecticon time here at Cyber Mondays. Check out this exclusive screenshot of HARDSHELL from the upcoming game Transformers: Fall of Cybertron. Does anyone have a big can of bug spray?


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Re: Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Hardshell Revealed (1382091)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on May 21st, 2012 @ 7:30pm CDT
I hope to hell we get figures of this guy! I know there's Kickback coming, and I dunno if there'll be a Shrapnel, but now that this guy is in I'm hoping for the best! :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK:
Re: Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Hardshell Revealed (1382093)
Posted by starscream1974 on May 21st, 2012 @ 7:31pm CDT
:CON: :KREMZEEK: That is a fantastic representation.....perfection :BOWDOWN: :CON:
Re: Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Hardshell Revealed (1382094)
Posted by griftimus prime on May 21st, 2012 @ 7:32pm CDT
look how all of the parts move through each other. horrible.
Re: Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Hardshell Revealed (1382099)
Posted by Trikeboy on May 21st, 2012 @ 7:37pm CDT
NICE!!!! I think with this we can assume that Kickback will be in the game, before I passed him off as a generic Insecticon. First Kickback, then (Hasbro trademark free post) Bombshell, please please please show Shrapnel soon.

Additional: Anyone else get the feeling that they were included to combat Fansproject's Insecticon homages?
Re: Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Hardshell Revealed (1382100)
Posted by Mindmaster on May 21st, 2012 @ 7:42pm CDT
With a Kickback toy coming up, I'm pleased to hear that Bombshell (Hardshell, whatever) and ( :PRAY: ) Shrapnel (Sharpshot's a lame name) are making appearances as well. =P~ I just hope they will be actual characters with lines and roles instead of being generic enemies the Autobots must mow down.
Re: Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Hardshell Revealed (1382101)
Posted by SlyTF1 on May 21st, 2012 @ 7:46pm CDT
griftimus prime wrote:look how all of the parts move through each other. horrible.


Whatever do you mean?
Re: Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Hardshell Revealed (1382102)
Posted by CrimsonPrime on May 21st, 2012 @ 7:50pm CDT
SlyTF1 wrote:
griftimus prime wrote:look how all of the parts move through each other. horrible.


Whatever do you mean?


Haters gotta hate. I think that's what he's trying to say xP.

On topic...Looks good o.O...Cant wait to see the insecticons together :D.
Re: Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Hardshell Revealed (1382104)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on May 21st, 2012 @ 7:51pm CDT
so why cant they call him bombshell in the game?
Re: Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Hardshell Revealed (1382105)
Posted by SlyTF1 on May 21st, 2012 @ 7:53pm CDT
Megatron Wolf wrote:so why cant they call him bombshell in the game?


Maybe because he's not Bombshell...

His name is Hardshell in TF Prime too.
Re: Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Hardshell Revealed (1382109)
Posted by Skyfire77 on May 21st, 2012 @ 8:03pm CDT
Megatron Wolf wrote:so why cant they call him bombshell in the game?


Hasbro lost the trademark to "Bombshell" and "Shrapnel" prior to 2008. The TRU Universe rerelease renamed them Hardshell and Sharpshot respectively.

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Re: Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Hardshell Revealed (1382110)
Posted by TimothyR on May 21st, 2012 @ 8:08pm CDT
i NEED a toy of that.

bombshell was always my favorite insecticon.. his head is just so damn cool.
Re: Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Hardshell Revealed (1382111)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on May 21st, 2012 @ 8:14pm CDT
Hardshell is a decent name...for the Four Star Bombshell remolded into a scorpion, since its shell looks tougher. Seeing the face on the bug in the game, somehow I just can't accept him being named Hardshell. Thankfully, TF Prime Hardshell has a different face.

Any idea who they lost the trademark to? I know Mattel has Shrapnel since they made a toy of the evil general going by that name in one ep of "Brave and the Bold", but I haven't seen any toy called Bombshell lately. Maybe just the name of an accessory in some pricey military line?
Re: Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Hardshell Revealed (1382112)
Posted by Bullycon on May 21st, 2012 @ 8:18pm CDT
SlyTF1 wrote:
griftimus prime wrote:look how all of the parts move through each other. horrible.


Whatever do you mean?

I'm starting to think he's a parody of whiny Transformers fans.
Re: Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Hardshell Revealed (1382116)
Posted by cannonfodder4000 on May 21st, 2012 @ 8:26pm CDT
Ah man, now I wanna play as the Insecticons! Bombshell's just way too handsome a robot!

TimothyR wrote:bombshell was always my favorite insecticon.. his head is just so damn cool.


I love the fact, just for kicks basically, the designer decided to give him a knight helmet, it's so out of place yet so awesome! :lol:

griftimus prime wrote:look how all of the parts move through each other. horrible.


Would you rather have him be stiff as a board? you try and animated a bulky model like that and not have any of the limbs clip together, not that easy, and the animations'll look terrible.
Re: Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Hardshell Revealed (1382117)
Posted by AutobotMR2 on May 21st, 2012 @ 8:27pm CDT
ABSOUTLEY GORGEOUS!!!!!! Keep 'em coming High Moon Studios!!!!!!
Re: Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Hardshell Revealed (1382120)
Posted by cannonfodder4000 on May 21st, 2012 @ 8:30pm CDT
Bullycon wrote:
SlyTF1 wrote:
griftimus prime wrote:look how all of the parts move through each other. horrible.


Whatever do you mean?

I'm starting to think he's a parody of whiny Transformers fans.


I think you might just be right, his constant complaining about anything almost validates that. :lol:
Re: Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Hardshell Revealed (1382123)
Posted by jgilkinson on May 21st, 2012 @ 8:40pm CDT
amazing... please let me spend my money on one of these hasbro
Re: Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Hardshell Revealed (1382124)
Posted by LiKwid on May 21st, 2012 @ 8:53pm CDT
~prepares to incite a riot



Fp took care of my insecticon needs tyvm.. :DANCE:
Re: Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Hardshell Revealed (1382125)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on May 21st, 2012 @ 8:53pm CDT
I really hope we get a figure of him. I seriously just want as many insecticons as possible. It'd be the first bunch of TFs i've actually considered troop building.

As for buddy's remark about the clipping: You know, hes right. Its actually pretty bad in the sense that, in motion, it might kill the illusion of a solid figure. It LOOKS amazing, but I'm with buddy on this. If I were modelling, even if it took me that much more time in months or whatever, I don't think I could pass this model due to the obvious clipping (mostly just in the shoulder, the wrists are passable).

ANYWAY, other than that, did I say how awesome he looks?
Re: Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Hardshell Revealed (1382141)
Posted by UltraPrimal on May 21st, 2012 @ 10:06pm CDT
Man, if we get Bombshell and Shrapnel to go with Kickback, I just might throw out my FP Insecticons.
Re: Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Hardshell Revealed (1382142)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on May 21st, 2012 @ 10:12pm CDT
UltraPrimal wrote:Man, if we get Bombshell and Shrapnel to go with Kickback, I just might throw out my FP Insecticons.


Dude, don't be crazy. haha. You need as many different insecticons as possible, like a plague. And the FP ones are sick, Hasbros' don't compare to the FP ones, even if they look good conceptually. The FP toys will always be superior.
Re: Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Hardshell Revealed (1382144)
Posted by Down_Shift on May 21st, 2012 @ 10:20pm CDT
In game he looks perfect! I'll wait until SDCC to get my hopes up for a figure. But if I recall Sharpshot is in the game as well. Someone who had a chance to review it said he talks with his same last syllable impediment.

Doesn't matter how you slice the bread, I want a big ol' slice of FOC Hardshell!
Re: Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Hardshell Revealed (1382157)
Posted by Noideaforaname on May 21st, 2012 @ 10:48pm CDT
Man oh man, if we get toys of all three Insecticons on top of all the other FoC Decepticons... Mmmm.
Re: Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Hardshell Revealed (1382163)
Posted by combiner711 on May 21st, 2012 @ 11:08pm CDT
:KREMZEEK: Now make a toy of this character then it will be awesome! :DANCE:
Re: Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Hardshell Revealed (1382193)
Posted by noctorro on May 22nd, 2012 @ 1:30am CDT
Great news they'll be in the game.

Even if they are generic clones, they'll probably still have annoying oneliners to bug the hell out of a player. Like the cloakers in WFC.

I think a toy version would be way to soon. I needz a WFC Arcee first, please Hasbro.

Habsro pls
Re: Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Hardshell Revealed (1382202)
Posted by Screamfleet on May 22nd, 2012 @ 3:16am CDT
nice looking, hope to beat the crap out of this guy in the game
Re: Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Hardshell Revealed (1382254)
Posted by Sodan-1 on May 22nd, 2012 @ 7:38am CDT
He looks proper hench and hard as diamond. An absolute destroyer. It'd be hilarious if in the game he was no taller than Rumble or Frenzy.
Re: Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Hardshell Revealed (1382256)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 22nd, 2012 @ 7:42am CDT
First Kickback, then Chop Shop*, and now Hardshell. That makes three named members Aligned Insecticons thus far. They're starting to feel less like a swarm and more like an army. Cool.


* - Chop Shop was seen and named in an exclusive gameplay demonstration shown at the High Moon Studios booth at BotCon 2012.
Re: Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Hardshell Revealed (1382261)
Posted by Delicon on May 22nd, 2012 @ 7:53am CDT
Skyfire77 wrote:
Megatron Wolf wrote:so why cant they call him bombshell in the game?


Hasbro lost the trademark to "Bombshell" and "Shrapnel" prior to 2008. The TRU Universe rerelease renamed them Hardshell and Sharpshot respectively.

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I'm actually a much bigger fan of their E-Hobby clone army counterparts and their names. Salvo, Zaptrap and the all-time greatest TF name ever...SHOTHOLE!
Re: Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Hardshell Revealed (1382275)
Posted by SJ21 on May 22nd, 2012 @ 8:14am CDT
There's 2/3. I certainly hope we will get a Shrapnel to go along with Bombshell and Kickback.

C'mon Hasbro, please make this into a toy (and Shrapnel too).
Re: Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Hardshell Revealed (1382317)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on May 22nd, 2012 @ 10:10am CDT
Delicon wrote:
Skyfire77 wrote:
Megatron Wolf wrote:so why cant they call him bombshell in the game?


Hasbro lost the trademark to "Bombshell" and "Shrapnel" prior to 2008. The TRU Universe rerelease renamed them Hardshell and Sharpshot respectively.

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I'm actually a much bigger fan of their E-Hobby clone army counterparts and their names. Salvo, Zaptrap and the all-time greatest TF name ever...SHOTHOLE!


A more likely reason is to be more PC with their names. Names like Bombshell and Shrapnel recall the situation in Afghanistan and Iraq with all the bombings.
Re: Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Hardshell Revealed (1382465)
Posted by Screamfleet on May 22nd, 2012 @ 4:23pm CDT
There is a DC villain called Shrapnel. It might also fall into an issue of avoiding calling it "Decepticon Shrapnel". The Robot Heroes sharpnel was just called insecticon. I think Sharpshot was an odd choice, but I pretty much just call them all insecticons anyway.
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