The Insecticons are a group of bug-like Decepticons who have the unique ability of cloning themselves. They usually live in destructive swarms and feature a large array of generic Insecticons, as well as a few named ones. In G1, there consisted of a primary team of Insecticons and a secondary team.
The Main Trio of Insecticons:
- Sharpshot (Leader of Team) (Also known as Shrapnel)
- Hardshell (Also known as Bombshell)
The Secondary Team of Insecticons:
- Venom (Leader of Team)
Transformer Faction Rarity Basic ATK Basic DEF Basic Health Spec Class Sell Price Barrage (1) Decepticon Super Rare 3,273 531 8,575 Melee Assault Chopshop Decepticon Common 398 94 976 Ranged Command 367 Chopshop (1) Decepticon Super Rare 4,145 772 10,760 Melee Infiltration Event Kickback Decepticon Rare 1,508 312 3,541 Ranged Assault Event Sharpshot Decepticon Super Rare 3,315 510 7,500 Heavy Command Hardshell Decepticon Common 187 31 534 Melee Assault 188 Hardshell (1) Decepticon Super Rare 3,132 491 7,100 Heavy Assault Hardshell (2) Decepticon Super Rare 5,624 748 12,540 Heavy Assault Hardshell (3) Decepticon Ultra Rare 11,679 1,967 44,776 Ranged Assault Hardshell (4) Decepticon Ultra Rare 19,472 2,053 48,800 Heavy Assault 17,581 Kickback Decepticon Common 273 47 670 Ranged Assault 247 Kickback (2) Decepticon Super Rare 4,763 659 10,660 Ranged Infiltration Kickback (3) Decepticon Super Rare 5,014 663 12,992 Ranged Spec-Ops 4,667 Ransack Decepticon Common 287 52 704 Heavy Command 260 Ransack (1) Decepticon Ultra Rare 10,204 1,630 35,526 Ranged Assault Sharpshot Decepticon Common 295 85 840 Melee Command 305 Sharpshot (2) 1 Decepticon Super Rare 5,252 569 10,340 Ranged Spec-Ops Sharpshot (2) 2 Decepticon Super Rare 6,139 640 12,040 Ranged Spec-Ops Sharpshot (2) 3 Decepticon Super Rare 6,597 677 12,920 Ranged Spec-Ops Venom Decepticon Common 211 43 602 Heavy Infiltration 214 Venom (1) Decepticon Super Rare 5,139 616 13,317 Melee Spec-Ops
On December 21 2012, Mobage released Transformers Legends' first ever Raid Boss event, the "Harvest of the Insecticons".
"The Insecticons have grown tired of Megatron's rule. They detected a research facility that stored genetically engineered crops with an ultra-high concentration of bio-energy that they could turn into energon. A few days later, the Autobots detected a small but powerful energon signal and decided to investigate. they were terrified of what they found; the Insecticons had grown both in size and in power after attacking multiple storage facilities around the world. Teletraan I estimated that in seven more days, the Insecticons would be powerful enough to unleash a clone army that would deplete Earth of all organic life. Optimus Prime realized that in their current form, the Insecticons couldn't be defeated by the Autobots alone, and that a truce with the Decepticons was needed to accomplish his objective.
Take your team and hunt for the Insecticons. They are hidden all across the planet. Scan all sectors to uncover an Insecticon Boss. Battle them to weaken them.Ask your friends for help. Time is running out."
However, on the 2nd day of the event, it was taken offline due to technical issues and server instability. Mobage has released a statement that the event will be resumed in early January 2013.
During the event, players had to do missions in order to find bosses. The three bosses were the Main Trio of the Insecticons, Sharpshot, Hardshell and Kickback. Everytime a boss is found, the player is then given an option of fighting the boss. Defeating the boss gives the player prizes in the form of Silver Warrior Medals, which could unlock characters in the spacebridge, as well as Event Points, which totaled up to more rewards for the event. The higher your point tally was, the better rewards were handed out, including special Event Sharpshot, Event Kickback and Hardshell (1), as well as Event Sharpshot's Weapon, Event Kickback's Weapon and Hardshell (1) Weapon
However, despite the fact that the event was taken down on the 2nd day, various players still managed to hoard a lot of points during the short span and some players were given their event rewards, while the rest of the players who participated did not receive anything. Mobage has yet to release a statement regarding the issue.
Venom, the leader of the Insecticons, has uncovered a plot with far-reaching implications. It seems that several of the Autobots have been secretly training for an all out attack on the Decepticons. Improved and upgraded, and now capable of incredible feats of bravery and heroism, Bumblebee is leading the secret strike team of Autobot Gears, Huffer, and Beachcomber in devastating strikes on Decepticon bases all over the world!
After the defeat of UNICRON, ULTRA MAGNUS must return to Earth to rebuild in the aftermath of the brutal Decepticon assault. He brings with him his Autobot comrades from the planet Junkion, including their new allies WRECK-GAR and WHEELIE. Their reunion is short-lived, however, as they are interrupted by a sneak attack by the INSECTICONS, who have a score to settle!
Biding their time, the cunning INSECTICONS wait for the right moment to strike. The preoccupied Autobots are overwhelmed by their surprise attacks. Will they stand a chance against these vicious assaults?