Insecticon Hardshell

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  1. grimmlock

    grimmlock Well-Known Member

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    Starscreamownz Air Commander

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    They....Don't look alike at all.....
     
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    Doubt it, probably just a coincidence. I don't get why people are still trying to force a FoC-Prime connection.
     
  4. grimmlock

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    I thought they were connected?
     
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    That's what they keep saying, but there are tons of plot holes. They're not directly in the same continuity.
     
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    soundwave142 Decepticon over-seer

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    people, prime and foc are in the same contiuinty family not universe. The main details are similar but they are not entirely connected
     
  7. wm10k

    wm10k Reanimator of Dead Things

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    I noticed the namedrop for both too, not sure why they changed names though.

    Makes sense to use the same name regardless of continuities. Gives name recognition to kids new to the show or games.
     
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    grimmlock Well-Known Member

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    Since they are different and yet similar, it's ok to darw the comparison or at least try to. I kind of like the links in certain ways :) 
     
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    I think its just a coincidence
     
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    The timing seems too coincidental and may have more to do with an eagle-eyed marketing person working on FOC floating the pic of Hardshell from the game to attract cross appeal from Prime. Granted, the character models look nothing alike, but that doesn't mean someone whose looking forward to Hardshell in Prime won't similarly be excited about his appearance in the game. All of these properties regardless of outer shell answer up to Hasbro and I'm sure they want to cross pollinate appeal amongst fandom as much as possible.
     
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    ^ Nailed it! I highly doubt it is a coincidence. However, DON'T be surprised if "G1-ish" FoC Hardshell uses cerebro-shells and Prime Hardshell has never heard of them.
     
  12. Karhukjnsi

    Karhukjnsi Universal Wrestler

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    Definitely not coincidental, it's just Hasbro trying to keep the "Aligned" connections.
     
  13. Optimus1116

    Optimus1116 Autobot

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    I guess they're more concerned about coming up with one ultimate and connecting plot rather than characters looking the same.
     
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    Karhukjnsi Universal Wrestler

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    Reasonable, and I actually don't care about aesthetics, just as long as the characters'...ehrm...characters stay intact, and true.
     

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