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Toyworld character
Hardbone box
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Species Transformer

Alternate mode

Tank and driver
Tech specs

ST09 IN07 SP07 EN09

RN07 CO08 FB08 SK09

Hardbone is a fictional character and third-party Transformer homage to Generation 1 Hardhead and Duros made by Toyworld in 2013.


Hardbone is a third-party Transformer who turns into a tank. He is an homage to the 1987 Transformers characters Hardhead and Duros.

Other third-party Transformer homages to Hardhead and Duros include Headrobots Hothead.


In July 2012 Toyworld displayed concept art of a toy that was an homage to Generation 1 Hardhead and Duros.[1]

In September 2012 Toyworld displayed pictures of the prototype of their Hardhead homage on their Facebook page.[2]

In January 2013 Toyworld displayed color pictures of their first Headmaster and announced it would be called Hardbone.[3]

Hardbone was released in February 2013.


In the TFormers.com News Desk podcast for July 5th, 2012 Hardbone was covered as a topic. The hosts thought the toy was redundant, and not very different from Generation 1 Hardhead.[4]

The WTF@TFW podcast for January 10th, 2013 selected a picture of Hardbone as one of the New Picture Picks.[5]

In the TF Beyond podcast for January 13th, 2013 Hardbone was covered as a topic by co-host Adam Leboeuf.[6]

In the Radio Free Cybertron podcast for January 30th, 2013 new color images of Hardbone were mentioned in the third-party roundup.[7]

The Radio Free Cybertron podcast for April 3rd, 2013 discussed Hardbone on the show.[8]

The Cybercast podcast for May 4th, 2013 discussed Toyworld Brainwave, Hardbone and Orion in the news.[9]

Hardbone and Trace were among the third-party Transformers who appeared in an advertisement by Robot Kingdom on the back cover of Transformers: Timelines issue for Summer 2013.[10]


  • Toyworld TW-H01 Hardbone (2013)
A new mold. Turns from robot to tank and driver. Come with Hardbone tank, a driver who turns into his head, two rifles and a knife that stores in the robot mode's leg. Comes with instructions and a collector card.



  1. http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/toyworld-tw-h01-hardhead-announced-175374/?catid=searchresults&searchid=13673
  2. http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/toyworld-tw-h01-prototype-images-175907/?catid=searchresults&searchid=13673
  3. http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/toyworld-tw-h01-hardbone-colored-prototype-pictures-176633/
  4. Brian Kilby (July 5th, 2012). "TFormers.com News Desk". http://tformers.com (Podcast). TFormers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pocrXK3qcCQ. 
  5. Vangelus (January 10th, 2013). "WTF@TFW". http://www.tfw2005.com/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/wtf-tfw-transformers-podcast/762602-wtf-tfw-234-january-10-2013-a.html. 
  6. TJ Duckett (January 13th, 2013). "TF Beyond". http://kumastyledesigns.com (Podcast). Kuma Style Designs. http://kumastyledesigns.com/tf-beyond-podcast-episode-10-moving-on-approx-167-min/. 
  7. Brian Kilby (January 30th, 2013). "Radio Free Cybertron". http://www.tfradio.net (Podcast). TFRadio. http://www.tfradio.net/podcast/2013/2/2/radio-free-cybertron-1302013.html. 
  8. Brian Kilby (April 3rd, 2013). "Radio Free Cybertron". http://www.tfradio.net/ (Podcast). TFRADIO. http://www.tfradio.net/podcast/2013/4/7/radio-free-cybertron-305.html. 
  9. Josh (May 4th, 2013). "Cybercast". https://www.youtube.com/user/G1Hexatron?feature=watch (Podcast). Josh. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zavKSk3baIE. 
  10. Jesse Wittenrich (w), Josh Burcham & Jimbo Salgado (p), Jesse Wittenrich (let), Brian Savage (ed). "Termination" Transformers: Timelines v2, 8 (Summer 2013), Fun Publications

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