What kind of insects are the Insecticons?

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  1. Cornholiocon

    Cornholiocon Up the irons!

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    Just picked up the TRU Insecticons and realized ever since I was a kid that while Kickback is a locust or grasshopper, I never had an idea what kind of insects Shrapnel and Bombshell are supposed to be.
    Anyone have any ideas?

    Also, are there any rumors as to what next year's G1 reissues will be??
    Thanks.
     
  2. mx-01 archon

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    Shrapnel is a stag beetle, and I'm pretty sure Bombshell is some sort of weevil.
     
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    Bombshell is a Boll Weavil and Shrapnel is a Stag Beetle.
     
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    Hyperoptic G1-Junkie

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    Stag Beetle
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    Boll Weavil
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    This thread made me think about this song LOL
     
  6. mx-01 archon

    mx-01 archon Well-Known Member

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    Who said anything about that? We were already surprised that Perceptor and the Insecticons were coming out this year.

    There's been no indication of any upcoming reissues. So far, it's just a one-off thing for the 25th anniversary.
     
  7. Cornholiocon

    Cornholiocon Up the irons!

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    Got it.
    Thanks all.
     
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    Even if they did more reissues, they would have to relate to "current" happenings in the franchise. Hasbro cited the reasons for Perceptor and the Insecticons getting resissued as Perceptor's appearance in Animated Season 3 and the "Insecticons" that appeared in ROTF.
     
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    I doubt that it's a necessity, but some sort of representation in the media, even if not accurate to the toy that's actually being released, is probably helpful.
     
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    Kickback is a Grasshopper, Shrapnel is a Stag beetle, and Bombshell is a Japanese Rhinoceros Beetle. Happy to help guys.
     
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    Ransack is also a grasshopper, Chop Shop is also a stag beetle, Barrage is also a rhinocerous beetle, and lastly Venom is a locust. :D 
     
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    Boll Weevil.
     
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    Kickback is a grasshopper.










    *snickers*
     
  14. Lunar Archivist

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    According to the official instructions:

    Shrapnel - Lamellicorn (a type of beetle)
    Bombshell - Beetle
    Kickback - Grasshopper

    According to the TF Wiki:

    Shrapnel - Stag Beetle
    Bombshell - Boll Weevil
    Kickback - Grasshopper/Locust
    Barrage - Rhinoceros Beetle
    Chop Shop - Stag Beetle
    Ransack - Locust
    Venom - Cicada
     

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