Wow, just wow.
When they said stickers I thought Prime would be the standard. Nice paints, but needed stickers to cover the accents. Ratchet...
As many have said, he'd make a good autotrooper. Perhaps some 3rd party will take pity, and in conjuction with with Reprolabels a new head and decals will breath some life into him. Seriously it's his only hope. Even the sword minion isn't worth it in my eyes.
Skywarp on the other hand looks fine and his bull minion is cool. Isn't if funny that the Decepticons come out of the box looking fine, and get the better minons. I think the animals make better weapons because they require less compromise to make some sort of critter work and vice versa.
I knew the minions were going to require some compromise. That's the deal with any TF gimmick. But to have no paints at all? Why didn't they just make it a separate line of kits? I could see Hasbro being lazy and trying to shoehorn them in, but Japan already has this EXACT concept with those gum figures.
Hasbro, if you make the minions, launch them as a separate deal like Cyberverse. It'll cover the limited weapon options that come with the figures.