Armorhide is often mistaken for being a big dumb bruiser due to his large (for a Mini-Con) stature, his incredible strength and durability, and the ability to take down "Bulks" on his own. This hurts him deeply, because underneath that hard-as-nails exterior runs a high-speed processor with a database crammed full of military history, philosophy, literature both ancient and modern, and any number of sciences.
In fact, Armorhide is smarter and more learned than just about any three random robots you'd care to name put together. But in a time of war, it's his physical abilities that seem to be what people remember, so he's gained a reputation as being little more than a tough-bot. To Armorhide, this is gravely insulting, and though he never actually shirks his duty in battle, he does get sullen. His partner Rhinox, himself someone smarter than his physical stature suggests, tries to boost the Mini-Con's confidence, but in the midst of a battle, Armorhide often mistakes Rhinox's loud and forceful command style for condescention.
- Rhinox with Armorhide (Deluxe, 2003)
- A redeco of the Adventure Mini-Con Team member Iceberg, Armorhide transforms into a treaded arctic plow with serrated plow and crane-arm. A gear-wheel mechanism on his vehicle-mode underside makes the outer sections of his plow scissor inward slightly when he is rolled along a smooth surface. This feature can also be activated by attaching him to the gear-wheel mechanism on the underside of the Armada Cyclonus mold. He was only available with the Autobot Rhinox.