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Encyclopedia > Landmine (Transformers)

Landmine is the name to several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... A fictional character is any person who appears in a work of fiction. ... A Transformer is a fictional robot that is able to transform, rearranging itself into a common and innocuous form, such as a car, aircraft, or animal. ...

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Transformers: Generation 1

Transformers character
Landmine
Affiliation Autobot
Japanese name Lander
Sub-Group Pretenders
Function Asteroid Miner
Motto "The greatest treasures are found in the darkest places!"
Alternate Modes Cybertronian Exploration Vehicle
Series Transformers: Generation 1
Voiced by Ryouichi Tanaka (Japanese)

Landmine is one of the first Autobot Pretenders to be created. The Autobot Pretenders are Transformers who have an armored shell usually resembling a humanoid. As with many Pretenders, Landmine did not appear in a cartoon shown in the U.S.; his only appearance was in the Marvel comics. [1] Transformers are fictional alien robots and the titular characters of a popular[1] Hasbro toy line and its spin-offs. ... Image File history File links Cslandmine. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Pretenders are a sub-group within the Transformers toyline, introduced in 1988, capable of disguising their robotic forms through the use of synthetic organic outer shells. ... Ryōichi Tanaka (田中亮一, Tanaka Ryouichi; born January 26, 1947) is a veteran seiyuu born in Suginami, Tokyo. ...


Animated series

Phoenix, Lander and Diver on the Masterforce series.

In Transformers: Super-God Masterforce series, Landmine was called Lander and was a different character completely to his U.S. counterpart. He was one of the Cybertron Pretenders under Metalhawk. Lander was depicted as being able to drive over water and sideways on buildings. In robot mode his left hand could retract and launch knock-out gas. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Metalhawk is a fictional character, a Transformer robot in the Japanese Masterforce series who transforms into a jet, and has a human Pretender shell. ...


Lander is very well adapted to his life as a human, and seems to enjoy fitting in as one. He wears glasses, even though he probably doesn't need them, collects wine, goes on dates to concerts, and seems to revel in being a human more than any other Pretender.


Marvel Comics

Although not seen or mentioned directly, Landmine was among the Autobots who joined Fortress Maximus in leaving Cybertron for the planet Nebulos (Transformers: Headmasters #1). When there, he fought against the Decepticons on many occasions. Followed to Nebulos by the Decepticons under Scorponok, Fortress Maximus's band left Nebulos for the planet Earth (Transformers: Headmasters #4). Fortress Maximus Fortress Maximus is a fictional character from several of the Transformers series. ... Cybertron from the original cartoon series Cybertron is the home world of the Autobots and Decepticons in the assorted stories in the fictional Transformers universes. ... Nebulon, also known as Nebulos, is a planet in the fictional Transformers Universes. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Scorponok is the name shared by several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... The planet Earth, third from its sun in the Sol System in the Milky Way galaxy, as featured in the various Transformers series, is similar yet notably different from its real life counterpart. ...


When Brainstorm needed subjects to duplicate the Decepticon Pretender experiment, Landmine and five other Autobots volunteered and became the Autobot Pretenders. They fought the Decepticon Pretenders with the help of Optimus Prime and Goldbug (Transformers #40). Landmine was present when Grimlock fought Blaster for leadership of the Autobots on Earth's moon. The Autobots were then attacked by the Decepticons led by Ratbat (Transformers #41). Optimus Prime (Optimus or Prime for short) is the fictitious commander of the main protagonist group in the Transformers universes known as the Autobots . ... Bumblebee is the name of a fictional character from the various Transformers universes. ... Grimlock is the name of three fictional characters in the Transformers universes. ... Blaster (Broadcast in Japan, Tempo in France, Radiorobot in Italy) is the communications center of the Autobots in the Transformers television and comic series based on the popular toy line produced by Takara and Hasbro. ... Ratbat is a Decepticon character in the fictional Transformers series. ...


His most notable appearance was in issues #52-#53, where he and Cloudburst were sent by Optimus Prime to deep space on a quest to purchase new microchips to fix the Autobots killed or injured during the Underbase saga. After several misadventures with a race of robot eaters called the Mecannibals and the Decepticon Powermasters the quest eventually led Landmine and Cloudburst to a planet called Femax, ruled exclusively by women. The women forced Landmine and Cloudburst to fight in gladiatorial combat. The leader of the tribe fell in love with Cludburst, but decapitated him when she discovered he was a robot. Landmine managed to talk her into repairing him and get the crystals that they needed. Cloudburst (Phoenix in Japan) is an Autobot Pretender in the Transformers toyline. ... The Underbase was a fictional object in the Marvel Transformers comics. ... Powermasters were a sub-group within the Transformers toyline in 1988. ... Femax is a planet in the fictional world of the Marvel Transformers comic book. ...


Landmine appeared on several more occasions as part of Prime's troops on Earth, but had few large roles. He last appeared in issue 76 of the U.S. Marvel Comics series. After the battle with Unicron he and Cloudburst's bodies were laid out together. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Dreamwave Productions

Although Landmine did get a full character profile in Dreamwave's More Than Meets The Eye series, he didn't appear in their comic stories before the company closed. His bio described him as being perpetually struck with dreams of adventure: whether its daringly rescuing innocents from the clutches of nefarious villains and then ride off into the sunset, or exploring dark caverns for the long-lost artifacts of ancient civilisations. He doesn't let this get in the way of his field performance, and often serves as the commander of the Pretender group.


On Display

One of the hotels in Walt Disney World is called the Pop Century, which has different buildings from different decades of the later half of the 1900's. In the lobby are a series of shadow boxes with memorbelia from each decade. In the one from the 1980's are various items including a Transformers Landmine robot.


Transformers: Energon

Transformers character
Landmine
Affiliation Autobot
Japanese name Guardshell
Sub-Group Ultra Vehicles (Energon)
Deluxe Vehicles (Cybertron)
Function Soldier (Energon)
Traffic guard (Superlink)
Warrior (Cybertron)
Aggressor (Galaxy Force)
Partner Dirt Boss (Cybertron only)
Motto "My fists are deadlier than your guns." (Energon)
"My wheel track averages out any fight." (Superlink)
"I will give the public peace and desire." (Galaxy Force)
Alternate Modes Semi-truck with plow and crane trailer. (Energon)
Scoop Loader (Cybertron)
Series Transformers: Energon
Transformers: Cybertron
Voiced by Ward Perry (Energon)
Kenta Miyake (Superlink)
Paul Dobson (Cybertron)
Tomoyuki Shimura (Galaxy Force)

Landmine is one of the most powerful soldiers under the leadership of Rodimus. He and Prowl were Rodimus's most loyal followers, going everywhere with him without question. Landmine turns into a powerful construction vehicle with an enormous crane platform. Landmine can powerlink with his weapons pack to become Landmine "Brute Mode". He is a powerful veteran soldier who is never afraid to battle Decepticons, unlike his brother Landquake. [2] Transformers are fictional alien robots and the titular characters of a popular[1] Hasbro toy line and its spin-offs. ... Image File history File links LandmineCyberveh. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Ward Perry is an anime voice actor who has voiced characters for a number of animes dubbed by the Ocean Group in Vancouver, Canada. ... Kenta Miyake , born August 23, 1977 in Okinawa Prefecture) is a seiyū who is affiliated with 81 Produce. ... Paul Dobson, of the brothers Dobson (himself, Michael, and Brian), is an accomplished Canadian voice actor, one of the many who work with Ocean Group, based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... Rodimus Prime is a fictional character from the Transformers universe. ... Prowl is the name of several fictional characters in the Transformers universes. ... Landquake is the name to two different characters in the Transformers Universes, however one is portayed as an upgrade to Energon Landmine by some sources, where other sources describe him as Landmines brother. ...


Landmine (Guard Shell in Japan) reappeared in the followup series Transformers: Cybertron with a much more major role. Although Cybertron Landmine is said to be the same character as the Landmine from Energon, Galaxy Force (the Japanese version of Cybertron) is not written to be a sequel in Japan and Guard Shell is a completely original character.


Animated series

Landmine first appeared in Transformers: Energon episode 11 "The Legend Of Rodimus". It was shown here that he was one of the Autobots that originally chose to go with Rodimus when the Autobot leader abandoned the war. Landmine became Rodimus' right hand man.


When Alpha Q convinced Rodimus that by resurrecting Unicron they could rebirth the worlds he destroyed, Landmine served Rodimus unwaveringly, although he had his own doubts. Alpha-Q Alpha-Q is a quintesson leader of Planet Q. His planet was destroyed by Unicron and the whole population was destroyed. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Eventually, after Rodimus agreed to a truce with Optimus Prime, gaining a Powerlinking body through the power of Primus himself. The Optimus Prime of the fictional Unicron Trilogy, consisting of Transformers: Armada, Transformers: Energon and Transformers: Cybertron is the leader of the heroic Autobots and the main protagonist of the trilogy. ... Transformers Armada In Transformers Armada, when a Mini-Con attached to a larger Transformer, it was via spot called Powerlink Ports, sported on various points on the Transformers, either as just a random point decorativly, or to actually reveal a special item about them, in the case of Red Alert... Primus is the benevolent godlike entity in the fictional Transformers comic universe who fought against the Chaos-Bringer Unicron. ...


Landmine also served under Optimus in this period, and grew to respect the Autobot leader. He eventually gave up his Spark energy to empower Optimus Supreme against the Unicron possessed Galvatron. A Spark is the soul of a Transformer, first introduced in the Beast Wars storyline. ... Galvatron is the name of several fictional Transformers, most often the recreated version of Megatron, the Decepticon Supreme Commander. ...


Landmine was later upgraded into his Landquake color scheme, but retained the same name, in Japan. In the U.S. toy bios, Landquake was supposed to be his brother. In both versions of the television series, Landmine was repainted into those colors and no brother was mentioned. Landquake is the name to two different characters in the Transformers Universes, however one is portayed as an upgrade to Energon Landmine by some sources, where other sources describe him as Landmines brother. ...

Landmine
Landmine

At the beginning of the Cybertron series, Landmine served as a trusted and respected advisor to Optimus Prime, advising him on the increasingly precarious state of the black hole created by Unicron's demise in Energon. When the Autobots attempted to evacuate, the Decepticons struck, acquiring the Map to locate the Planet Keys from Vector Prime. Landmine battled Starscream and lost, only being saved by the intervention of Vector Prime. This led to a rivalry between the two. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Optimus Prime of the fictional Unicron Trilogy, consisting of Transformers: Armada, Transformers: Energon and Transformers: Cybertron is the leader of the heroic Autobots and the main protagonist of the trilogy. ... Vector Prime Vector Prime is a fictional character in the Transformers: Cybertron television series. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed compared to the rest of the article. ...


Vector Prime had saved Landmine from destruction in the black hole, but his wormhole deposited a badly damaged Landmine on Earth. He was found by the humans Coby, Bud and Lori, who befriended and eventually rebuilt him, giving him the Earthen form of a bulldozer. When Prime and the others came looking for him, Landmine was amongst the Autobots who advocated using Earth as a base to search for the Keys and establish a new home for the Transformers until the crisis had passed. He grew to care for his new home and the humans who helped him. However, this was offset by the betrayal of Mudflap, one of his proteges. Mudflap joined the Decepticons after his frustration at being stuck on Earth boiled over. Mudflap (Demolishor in Japan) is the name of a single character in the Transformers universes. ...


Landmine participated in many of the battles over the Keys and the Omega Lock, even journeying to Velocitron to aid Hot Shot's efforts to beat Overrde and stop Ransack and Crumplezone from stealing the Key. He also suffered another humiliating defeat at the hands of Starscream when the traitorous Decepticon defeated Prime's entire party to steal the Omega Lock. He managed to bring Mudflap back to the side of good after the former Autobot questioned his decision. He even obtained his revenge on Starscream, siphoning the power of the Giant Planet's Cyber Key to grow to a gigantic height and trounce the Decepticon. The Omega Lock (called the Chip Square in Japan) is a device in the Transformers: Cybertron (called Transformers: Galaxy Force in Japan) cartoon series that, along with the Cyber Planet Keys, is needed to stop the black hole which threatens to consume Cybertron and the entire universe. ... Override and Velocitron Velocitron (known as Speedia in Galaxy Force and Speed Planet in promotional materials) is a fictional planet featured in Transformers: Cybertron and is the location of one of four ancient Transformer colonies that lost contact with the home world of Cybertron long ago, along with Earth, Jungle... Hot Shot is the name of two characters in the Transformers toyline and universes. ... Override is the name of two different characters in Transformers. ... Ransack is the name of several characters in the Transformers Universes. ... Crumplezone is the name of two fictional characters in various Transformers universes. ...


After Galvatron was eventually defeated, Landmine and Mudflap journeyed into space to aid Wing Saber, who believed he had found the trail of the thought-dead Starscream. Galvatron is the name of several fictional Transformers, most often the recreated version of Megatron, the Decepticon Supreme Commander. ... Wing Saber is the name of a fictional character in the various Transformers: Universe. ...


Dreamwave Productions

Landmine first appeared in Transformers: Energon #24 "Aftershock", where he was one of the Autobots stationed on Earth to guard against Terrorcon attacks. He also appeared in issue #27 as one of the Autobot reinforcements under Jetfire heading to Earth to battle the swarms of Terrorcon clones alongside his brother Landquake, although he did not appear in the following battles. The name Terrorcons refers to several different groups in the fictional Transformers toyline. ... Jetfire is the name of two fictional characters from the Transformers universes. ... The name Terrorcons refers to several different groups in the fictional Transformers toyline. ...


Pack in comics

In the second Transformers: Energon pack in comic Prowl, Inferno and Landmine discover some hills on Earth that are rich with energon and call in to Optimus Prime that they should put an energon tower up. Optimus warns the Autobots that Decepticon activity has been scanned nearby. Megatron attacks with a horde of Divebomb Terrorcon clones. The Autobots attempt by fight back by having Prowl and Inferno Powerlinx while Landmine goes into brute mode, but they are overwhelmed when Insecticon Terrorcon hordes join in the attack. The Autobots retreat and Megatron takes the energon for himself. Prowl is the name of several fictional characters in the Transformers universes. ... Inferno is the name of four fictional characters from the various Transformers universes. ... The Optimus Prime of the fictional Unicron Trilogy, consisting of Transformers: Armada, Transformers: Energon and Transformers: Cybertron is the leader of the heroic Autobots and the main protagonist of the trilogy. ... Megatron is a fictional character and the leader of the evil Decepticons in the universe of the Transformers Unicron Trilogy, comprising Transformers: Armada, Transformers: Energon and Transformers: Cybertron. ... Divebomb is the name of several characters in the in the Transformers series. ... The name Terrorcons refers to several different groups in the fictional Transformers toyline. ... Insecticons is the name given to a sub-group of fictional characters in the Transformers Universes. ...


Toys

Energon Landmine
Energon Landmine
  • Energon Landmine
This toy was later redecoed into Energon Landquake.
  • Energon Landquake
Although this toy's bio portrays him as Landmine's brother, it is the form used after he is upgraded in the Energon animated series.
Landmine Vehicle mode
Landmine Vehicle mode
  • Cybertron Landmine
His bio indicated that he had taken on the role of veteran Autobot by the time of the events of Cybertron, using his wisdom and tactical knowledge to help in the battle for the Cyber Planet Keys. He was repaired and rebuilt by the Autobots' human allies after a bad crash landing. Landmine is also said to be one of the Autobots who originally trained Optimus Prime, and honor shared only with the Armada character Scavenger.
After being sold by itself, Landmine's toy was later packaged with the Mini-Con Dirt Boss and a Tiny-Tin as a promotion at Walmart stores.
A special value three-pack sold in Toys-R-Us stores in 2006 included Cybertron Landmine, Snarl and Dirt Boss.


Image File history File links Size of this preview: 290 × 598 pixelsFull resolution (320 × 660 pixel, file size: 37 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Energon Landmine toy. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 290 × 598 pixelsFull resolution (320 × 660 pixel, file size: 37 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Energon Landmine toy. ... Image File history File links LandmineCyber. ... Image File history File links LandmineCyber. ... Cyber Planet Keys A Cyber Planet Key (Planet Force in Galaxy Force) is one of four mystical items that form the crux of Transformers: Cybertrons plot; in order to stop the black hole that is threatening the universe, the Autobots must gather all four. ... Scavenger is the name of several characters in the Transformers universes. ... Dirt Boss is the name of two characters in the Transformers Universes. ...


2007 Transformers film

Transformers character
Landmine
Affiliation Autobot
Sub-Group Deluxe Vehicles
Alternate Modes Dune Buggy
Series Transformers movie toys

Landmine is the name of a non-movie character from the Transformers 2007 movie toy line. Transformers are fictional alien robots and the titular characters of a popular[1] Hasbro toy line and its spin-offs. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 331 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (400 × 725 pixel, file size: 42 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This is a copyrighted image that has been released by a company or organization to promote their work or product in the media, such as advertising... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Toys in the Transformers movie toys are released in conjunction with the 2007 Transformers film, comics and video games, and expand on the characters and story in them. ...


Landmine's alternate form resembles the Sector 7 dune buggies seen in the film.


Movie plot

Movie Landmine
Movie Landmine

According to his bio from Hasbro Landmine was actually one of the Sector 7 vehicles present in the final battle of the film, and he was granted life by the Allspark during the final battle with Megatron (presumably off camera). Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


After the events of the movie he continued working with Sector 7 and was trained by Ironhide in combat. [3] Ironhide is the name of five different characters in the Transformers universes. ...


Movie toys

  • Movie Deluxe Landmine (2008)
Landmine strays from his usual construction vehicles and transforms into a dune buggy.

References

  1. ^ http://www.seibertron.com/database/character.php?char_id=229&view=data
  2. ^ http://www.microforever.com/Energon/landmine.htm
  3. ^ http://www.hasbro.com/transformers/default.cfm?page=News/Item&newsid=5D9D9C04-D56F-E112-439E9813AA28B47F

Links

Energon Landmine Toy Gallery


Cybertron Landmine Toy Gallery


  Results from FactBites:
 
Transformers Cybertron: Landmine (444 words)
Landmine, wanting to snap him out of it, said some very harsh things.
With a wisdom born of experience, and a tactical knowledge unmatched among the Autobot ranks, Landmine is a soldier other 'bots follow without reservation.
Landmine is one of the oldest members of the Autobot team.
Pretenders (Transformers) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1607 words)
The gimmick was that the Transformers were supposedly capable of disguising their robotic forms through the use of synthetic organic outer shells.
Not long after, Landmine and Cloudburst were sent on a mission to acquire new parts to repair the fallen Autobots, only to run afoul of the dealers of said parts, the robot-eating Mecannibals.
Landmine was able to placate her, and Cloudburst was repaired; as they left the planet, they discovered that the Decepticons Dreadwing and Darkwing had been responsible for the Mecannibals discovering their true nature, and were able to escape the monsters' clutches while they set off to make their robot-spotters their next meal.
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