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FansProject character
ThunderShred box
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Aliases Stormshred
Species Transformer

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Robotic stag beetle

ThunderShred is a fictional character and third-party Transformer homage to Generation 1 Shrapnel created by FansProject in 2011.


ThunderShred is a fictional character created by FansProject and is an homage to Generation 1 Shrapnel. In early concept art he was called Stormshred.


FansProject first teased outlines of ThunderShred in December 2010.[1] They revealed the name and a gray scale picture of ThunderShred in January 2011.[2]

ThunderShred was released in August 2011.

FansProject displayed two remolds of ThunderShred at TFcon 2012. One was called Warbug that turned into a car. The other was an homage to Generation 1 Chopshop.

Reprolabels has released a set of labels for ThunderShred that makes him look more like Generation 1 Shrapnel.

In 2012 an unlicensed copy of the toy was released by an unnamed company.


In the moonbase2 podcast for January 9th, 2011 Dave and Andy mentioned the upcoming Thunderblast toy.[3]

The WTF@TFW podcast for February 24th, 2011 selected pictures the Backfire, Stormbomb and ThunderShred prototypes as one of the New Picture Picks.[4]

The WTF@TFW podcast for May 12th, 2011 selected pictures ThunderShred as one of the New Picture Picks.[5]

ThunderShred was featured in the 2013 toy reference book Transforming Collections by Philip Reed.[6]

Fictional biography

Collector card:

Shred-125 Data Entry #103

Today, I was reborn.

After months of training, we passed the last of the tests given by MASTER. He looked so pleased. He gave us new identities, along with the power to control the basic elements. Master bestowed upon me with the ability to control lightning and thunder, and gave me the name “ThunderShred”. We were now ready to execute the last part of the mission given by our master.

Yes, we were finally ready, ready to carry out the mission given by the DARK LORD...., our true master! The three of us have followed the plan as instructed from the start. From the day I met Bomb-271, and received the mission from the Dark Lord, everything has proceeded as Dark Lord expected. The only thing left to do – extinguish Master’s ember, and retrieve “The Object”, then we can finally GET what we want.

I cannot forget the eyes of Master, as we watched his ember extinguish, after piercing it with an energy blade from the back. He never expected this, right until the end. I felt sorry, but this was our mission. Now we have “The Object”, and Master is finally eliminated. Now with our newly received powers and identities, we have everything in our hand.

Today, I was reborn.

FansProject web site:

A wounded outer space warrior, ThunderShred was recovered and converted into his current form by the powerful Skycrow. Learning the ancient art of Ninjutsu and the philosophy of Godai, he has harnessed his power of control over the element "Sky". Using his refined skills and weaponry, ThunderShred has vowed to seek revenge on all who have wronged him.


  • FansProject Causality CA-03 ThunderShred (2011)
An original third-party Transformers mold. Comes with a collector card.
This toy was remolded into Blockage of the Armored Battalion.
  • Reprolabels Classics Shrapnel (2011)
A set of labels that make ThunderShred look more like Generation 1 Shrapnel.[7]
  • Reproduction Causality CA-03 ThunderShred (2012)
A near perfect duplicate of ThunderShred. The reproduction is easily distinguished by the printed green logo in the right bottom corner of the box, replacing the green or red sticker.[8]



  1. FansProject Causailty, TFW2005, December 6th, 2010
  2. , TFW2005, January 5th, 2011
  3. Dave (January 9th, 2011). "moonbase2". (Podcast). moonbase2. 
  4. Vangelus (February 24th, 2011). "WTF@TFW". (Podcast). TFW2005. 
  5. Vangelus (May 12th, 2011). "WTF@TFW". (Podcast). TFW2005. 
  6. Reed, Philip (2013). Transforming Collections. ISBN 978-1-62620-496-6. 

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