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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Landmine with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Transformers

Created by Pokejedservo on Aug 20 2010
Transformers Energon (2004)
LandmineWard Perry
Ward Perry
Transformers Cybertron (2005)
LandminePaul Dobson
Paul Dobson


Alright folks here is another VC for one of the Autobots and this time its Landmine and while the concept of a character by the name of Landmine has been around since 1988, there hasn't been a character of that name who didn't have a speaking role until the somewhat infamous Unicron Trilogy. In which first of all Landmine was voiced by Ward Perry in Transformers Energon. And I will admit to you now that this Landmine is a rather secondary role as he was pretty much one of Rodimus' loyal soldiers and not much else granted his role wasn't REALLY small but still. However Ward does pretty well with what little he does a nice moderate voice and which it has a rather firm serious soldier-like tone which does suit the role well. Not one of the best examples of Ward's work but a pretty good example nevertheless.

In Transformers Cybertron, Landmine is a somewhat different character even though he is still very much a loyal Autobot Soldier and this time he is voiced by Paul Dobson. This version of Landmine is somewhat different to his Energon counterpart as he is a Loyal Autobot soldier (though this time for Optimus Prime) he is often known as "The Big Guy whom is ready for battle and hates getting sidelined due to injuries and is a bit of a softie around children". While not as much as his lower smooth voices or his rather high nasally voices Paul Dobson does have a bit of a history with the "Big Guy" character archetype and while I wouldn't consider this to be one of his best performances in general this is probably one of his better "Big Guy" performances. Paul Dobson's voice for Landmine felt pretty natural right from the start and his performance certainly does suit Landmine's persona without feeling the least bit overdone (oh yes and Cybertron Landmine had a bigger role than his Energon counterpart which kind of helps here). Overall while neither performance is the one of the best things to come out of their respective VA's careers they both did pretty well but I believe I will be going with Paul Dobson this time around.   



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said at 6:45 PM on Mon Jul 10 2017
 2 Shout Outs!
1. Paul Dobson
2. Ward Perry
said at 7:10 PM on Thu Apr 7 2016
 3 Shout Outs!
1. Paul Dobson
2. Ward Perry
said at 9:29 AM on Sun Jan 10 2016
 3 Shout Outs!
The Superior Autobot Construction Vehicle Tough Guy.

In Energon, Landmine was like a blatant attempt to replace Scavanger from Armada, even having his same English VA Ward Perry. He did well in the role but I've always preferred him in Cybertron.

I loved Landmine in Cybertron, he was the first Autobot to come to Earth, he had an excellent healing arc and showed that this old son of a gun can still fight. I just found his friendship with the kids really sweet and I also liked his rivalry against Starscream (how funny is it that Paul and Michael voiced each others nemesis in the show), anyways Paul's gruff Bronx sounding voice was a perfect fit for Landmine. Landmine was easily one of my favourites in the show up there with Hot Shot, Jetfire, Crosswise, Ransack, Crumplezone, Thunderblast and Override.

Paul Dobson gets my vote.

BONUS: I could see Richard Epcar, Jason Douglas or Diedrich Bader making an excellent Landmine.
Polyester Funk
said at 11:30 PM on Sun Apr 5 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
Both are good, but I think Paul Dobson gets a better character and better stuff to work with so I'll go with him. Ward Perry does have a really cool voice and suits the role too.
said at 7:44 AM on Fri Feb 27 2015
1) Ward Perry
2) Paul Dobson
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 11:31 AM on Fri Sep 28 2012
 4 Shout Outs!
They're both pretty good at nailing that "deep and firm soldier voice", but I'm gonna' give this one to Paul, if only because he gets to do a little more with it.
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