Armorhide figures that the only way to beat the Decepticons is to beat them at their own game. So he's extremely nasty, underhanded, and ruthless to the point of murderous in combat. This puts him at odds with his teammates and earns him reprimands from Optimus Prime, but frankly Prime can stuff it in his reactor linkage as far as Armorhide is concerned.
In an alternate reality where the Decepticons conquered Earth, Armorhide is part of the Autobot reinforcements. He's quite gung-ho about it, pointing out how the planet is doomed "unless we do something about it!" to Arcee - even though she already bloody knows this. Starscream attacked, Armorhide declared he'd draw the Decepticon's fire, as he could take more punishment than the others - shockingly, this didn't work against a foe that can fly really fast. Armorhide joined his comrades in heading for Earth to make a last-ditch stand.When
He hates sentry duty, and is also rubbish at it.
In one engagement to protect human infrastructure, he worked with Bumblebee and Arcee to protect an Alaskan oil pipeline from Payloads. Bumblebee gave the orders and that order was to hold position, so naturally Armorhide transformed into truck mode and rammed the drone forces.
- Armorhide (Scout, 2007)
- Accessories: Crane-cannon, Key
- Part of the third wave of Target-exclusive Scouts, Armorhide is a redeco of the Cybertron series Armorhide toy, transforming into a semi tractor-trailer cab with hook-crane attachment. Plugging a Cyber Planet Key into the back of his cab flips his grill down, exposing a rack of eight (non-firing) missiles. This feature is also available in his robot mode. Unlike most Cybertron-mold toys, Armorhide can store a Cyber Planet Key using tabs on his hook-crane/rifle. He came with a black-bordered Planet X-mold Key with the Sector Seven insignia stamped on it. His color scheme slightly resembles Armada Dead End.
- This mold was also used to make Timelines Huffer. The toy is latter reassigned to Shattered Glass Huffer.
- Armorhide (Deluxe, 2009)
- As a redeco of the Landmine figure. Unlike Landmine, he does not have AllSpark Blue on him.
- Though his bio brands him as an Autobot, his "faction" marking is that of Sector Seven. It is possible that he is hiding out in the Sector Seven motor pool, maybe even as the cab for the Mobile Command Unit.
- Even more interesting, his Cyber Key has a Decepticon symbol on its backside. So Armorhide is even more than meets the eye...spooky.
- Armorhide's cardback claims his wrecker-arm-cannon has a spring-loaded projectile. It don't. Whoops.