"If there's work to be done, why are we standin' around?" (Episode 19)

Affiliation: Autobot
Base planet: Earth
Alternate mode: 
Front end loader
Cyber Key power: 
Tornado torpedoes

First cartoon appearance: Cybertron episode # 3 which aired first in the North America. Cybertron episode #1: Fallen - character first appeared in Energon episode # 11: The Legend of Rodimus)

First comic appearance: None (character first appeared in Energon # 24)

Galaxy Force name: 
ガードシェル (Guard Shell)

History: Starscream attacked the Autobots on Cybertron and beat up Landmine. Vector Prime, in an attempt to save him, sent him through a dimensional portal to Earth. He was discovered by Coby, Bud and Lori. He recounted the history of Unicron and the black hole to the kids. Badly damaged, he had to wait and recover before rejoining any missions. He was very eager to help, and rejoined his comrades in time to battle Starscream and protect the kids from a stray blast. After the coordinates for Jungle Planet were discovered, Landmine and Overhaul were ordered to go through the dimensional portal. After Overhaul entered, Landmine was shot by Thundercracker. When the Autobots went to Velocitron, they rescued Hot Shot. Hot Shot then sank into a depression. Landmine, wanting to snap him out of it, said some very harsh things.

Official character text from packaging... 
With a wisdom born of experience, and a tactical knowledge unmatched among the Autobot ranks, Landmine is a soldier other 'bots follow without reservation. He suffered heavy injuries in the final fight with Unicron. After crash-landing on Earth, he was repaired by the new human allies of the Autobots. An excellent battlefield commander, he's determined to prevent the Decepticons from gaining an edge by recovering the Earth Cyber Planet Key.

Cyber Key Code: dr94
Landmine is one of the oldest members of the Autobot team. But that doesn't mean this guy can't hold his own when it's time to rumble... In fact - he was the Autobot who first taught Optimus Prime how to fight!!

Bibliography of significant appearances:
*Cybertron episode #1: Fallen - Sent to Earth through dimensional portal, discovered by kids.
*Cybertron episode #4: Landmine - Takes new Earth-style form, battles Starscream.
*Cybertron episode #10: Search - "Sent" to Jungle Planet.
*Cybertron episode #13: Hero - Harsh words for Hot Shot.

Other appearances: This character continued from Energon Landmine.  Having apparently been badly damaged from the final battle with Unicron at the end of the Energon series, this is his new form.  There was also a G1 Pretender named Landmine. They could be the same character in a different time frame, or the same character from alternate realities. Or they could be completely unrelated. Similarities in personality lead me to believe they are the same character, and I prefer the alternate reality explanation.

Abilities: Possesses great tactical knowledge and gritty determination.

Weaknesses: Landmine doesn't know when he's overmatched.  Without hesitation he'll charge straight into a fight with 'bots obviously more powerful than he, without support.

RANK: 7.5

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robot mode, w/ cyber key enhancements

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