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In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Mini-Con Assault Team

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Mini-Con Assault Team

Sunday, December 15th, 2013 3:40PM CST

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Thanks to the Autobase Aichi Facebook page we have a great gallery of Hasbro's Transformers Generations Mini-Con Assault Team. The team is comprised of Windshear, Heavytread, and Runway. The team also has the ability to combine in a larger robot called Centuritron. Like all the current Transformers Generations Deluxe figures these are based on characters in IDW Publishing Transformers comics, these guys in particular are based on the Ammonites, another race of transforming robots that are encountered by the crew of the Lost Light in Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye.

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Mini-Con Assault Team

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Mini-Con Assault Team

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Mini-Con Assault Team

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Mini-Con Assault Team

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Mini-Con Assault Team

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Mini-Con Assault Team

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Mini-Con Assault Team

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Mini-Con Assault Team

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Mini-Con Assault Team

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Mini-Con Assault Team

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Mini-Con Assault Team

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Mini-Con Assault Team

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Mini-Con Assault Team

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Mini-Con Assault Team

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Mini-Con Assault Team

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Mini-Con Assault Team

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Mini-Con Assault Team

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Mini-Con Assault Team

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Mini-Con Assault Team

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Mini-Con Assault Team

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Mini-Con Assault Team

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Mini-Con Assault Team

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Mini-Con Assault Team

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Mini-Con Assault Team
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Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Mini-Con Assault Team (1535498)
Posted by Va'al on December 15th, 2013 @ 3:45pm CST
Heh. Eheheh. Yeah, I might have to pick these ones up, they look adorable and clunky and misshapen. :x
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Mini-Con Assault Team (1535501)
Posted by Dead Metal on December 15th, 2013 @ 3:50pm CST
Gotta admit, this seems to not only be the best mini-con combiner, but the best three piece combiner to date. I mean look at these guys!
The individual robot modes look great, the alt-modes are pretty good, and the combined form looks really good. Much better than the much larger Go combiners, and at least s good as the RID train guys.

If these where larger, they would be perfect and would have joints in their combined mode.

Might have to pick these guys up just for their neatness.


Edit:

Oh god I just realized something! They seem to homage three of the Movie Decepticons!
The jet looks a lot like an f22, the Helicopter looks like a female G 1ified Blackout (all the copter kibble in bot-mode is in similar places in the bot-mode like Movie Blackout) and the tank guy's alt-mode is the same as Movie Brawl's including the claws.
Pretty neat.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Mini-Con Assault Team (1535504)
Posted by Va'al on December 15th, 2013 @ 3:53pm CST
A monocle! I forgot about the monocle! :D
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Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Mini-Con Assault Team (1535505)
Posted by Noideaforaname on December 15th, 2013 @ 3:57pm CST
Probably the Generations figure(s) I'm looking forward to the most. Hope we see more small-scale combiners.

Gonna have to come up with better names for them, though, especially the individual bots. The ones they have are so generic. And it's a shame the bio is little more than a generic "bestest Transformer EVER", yawn.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Mini-Con Assault Team (1535506)
Posted by PrymeStriker on December 15th, 2013 @ 3:58pm CST
I'll skip this one. Not interesting enough for me. >:oP
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Mini-Con Assault Team (1535508)
Posted by njb902 on December 15th, 2013 @ 4:00pm CST
The helicopter has the most awesome absurdly large gatling gun ever :DANCE:
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Mini-Con Assault Team (1535511)
Posted by Va'al on December 15th, 2013 @ 4:14pm CST
Noideaforaname wrote:Probably the Generations figure(s) I'm looking forward to the most. Hope we see more small-scale combiners.

Gonna have to come up with better names for them, though, especially the individual bots. The ones they have are so generic. And it's a shame the bio is little more than a generic "bestest Transformer EVER", yawn.



I give you, from left to right: Boom Baby, The Count and X.
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Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Mini-Con Assault Team (1535520)
Posted by craggy on December 15th, 2013 @ 4:48pm CST
thanks for pointing out they're Ammonites. I had been going to give them a pass. :BOOM: :APPLAUSE: well played Hasbro.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Mini-Con Assault Team (1535523)
Posted by blitzwing47 on December 15th, 2013 @ 5:02pm CST
So...
Heavytread forms feet and legs,
Runway forms arms and body,
and Windshear forms the head.
Enter Centuritron, Protector of the Universe!

In all seriousness though, these guys still look pretty cool! :D
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Mini-Con Assault Team (1535531)
Posted by Mindmaster on December 15th, 2013 @ 5:32pm CST
Oh, yeah. I gotta have these Mini-Cons. Oh, God, I'm turning into Armada Megatron... :-s Extremely impressed with them and their combined mode Centuritron, but I'm not liking the apparent lack of stability around the heels...

Va'al wrote:
Noideaforaname wrote:Gonna have to come up with better names for them, though, especially the individual bots. The ones they have are so generic. And it's a shame the bio is little more than a generic "bestest Transformer EVER", yawn.


I give you, from left to right: Boom Baby, The Count and X.
Image


Quick, someone give Runway a leather jacket and sunglasses, Heavytread a top hat to go along with his monocle, and Windshear something X-Men or X Files ish. :lol:
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Mini-Con Assault Team (1535533)
Posted by Flashwave on December 15th, 2013 @ 5:51pm CST
craggy wrote:thanks for pointing out they're Ammonites. I had been going to give them a pass. :BOOM: :APPLAUSE: well played Hasbro.


Well, to be fair, they have Minicon sigils on them, not Ammonite, so its,ore accurate to say they wete recycled into the comics as Ammonites than to say tbey are Ammonites, bit regardless, they're canon

Yhose Minicons are HUGE for Minicons but i like 'em
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Mini-Con Assault Team (1535557)
Posted by megatronus on December 15th, 2013 @ 7:57pm CST
What? New mini-cons that scale well with the new Legends figures, AND with Classics?

I'm in!
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Mini-Con Assault Team (1535572)
Posted by Ultra Markus on December 15th, 2013 @ 8:55pm CST
this is cool,i would like to see more new minicon teams!
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Mini-Con Assault Team (1535576)
Posted by Megazarak on December 15th, 2013 @ 9:19pm CST
These Mini-Cons are great! Most I've been excited for a release in a while. Really nice looking mini bots and a pretty nice looking combiner. Looks like a ton of fun!
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Mini-Con Assault Team (1535577)
Posted by T-Macksimus on December 15th, 2013 @ 9:26pm CST
I was pretty much over the whole Mini-Con thing. Have myself a big ol' tub full of them, was content if they never made another set ever again. HOWEVER... these guys kick so much butt that there is no way I'm passing them by. I think the fact that they are actually Ammonites helps sell me on it a bit more but the whole design of them, individually and combined, is just pure win.
I'm really digging the fact that things like Target-Masters and Micro-Masters/Ammonites/Mini-cons are being brought into the Generations line and being done RIGHT! So long as Hasbro keeps it slow and steady and follows IDW's lead (since those folks know what fans want and can stay faithful to what has come before) then things should look pretty good for the Generations line for some time.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Mini-Con Assault Team (1535599)
Posted by Noideaforaname on December 15th, 2013 @ 11:15pm CST
Va'al wrote:I give you, from left to right: Boom Baby, The Count and X.


I think I'll go with: Fusion Twinboom, Monocle Rust, Gatling Stiletto
Jaeger-iffic!
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Mini-Con Assault Team (1535661)
Posted by GuyIncognito on December 16th, 2013 @ 8:29am CST
I was worried that these guys would be disappointing once I got to see them up close, but they actually look better than I expected! These will be great "desk toys".
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Mini-Con Assault Team (1535670)
Posted by rpetras on December 16th, 2013 @ 9:17am CST
Can't wait to get these and their 50 inevitable repaints. :D
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Mini-Con Assault Team (1535742)
Posted by Hoitytoity on December 16th, 2013 @ 1:15pm CST
Va'al wrote:
Noideaforaname wrote:Probably the Generations figure(s) I'm looking forward to the most. Hope we see more small-scale combiners.

Gonna have to come up with better names for them, though, especially the individual bots. The ones they have are so generic. And it's a shame the bio is little more than a generic "bestest Transformer EVER", yawn.



I give you, from left to right: Boom Baby, The Count and X.
Image


X, huh? I'm happy to say I don't have an "X" that looks like that :lol:
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Mini-Con Assault Team (1535748)
Posted by Deathscythetransform on December 16th, 2013 @ 1:52pm CST
I dont think I'm gonna keep this guy... it comes with skywarp, starscream and scoop in bbts package

I mean dont get me wrong: they look great and all, but its the choice of color... This green...
then again, being military vehiculesI think this color was the only logical choice.
the head of the female minicon looks like crasher, the female renegade from''the other Dead franchise)
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Mini-Con Assault Team (1535759)
Posted by craggy on December 16th, 2013 @ 2:15pm CST
still a better copter-femme than PRID Airachnid.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Mini-Con Assault Team (1535872)
Posted by Poyguimogul on December 16th, 2013 @ 9:21pm CST
I hope this foreshadows a Generations Armada Megatron. :BOWDOWN: :DANCE: :HEADHURTS: :KREMZEEK:
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Mini-Con Assault Team (1535985)
Posted by Sodan-1 on December 17th, 2013 @ 10:29am CST
Dead Metal wrote:Oh god I just realized something! They seem to homage three of the Movie Decepticons!
The jet looks a lot like an f22, the Helicopter looks like a female G 1ified Blackout (all the copter kibble in bot-mode is in similar places in the bot-mode like Movie Blackout) and the tank guy's alt-mode is the same as Movie Brawl's including the claws.
Pretty neat.

Honestly I think you're looking for a homage where there is none. I mean there's a difference between paying homage to something and taking a couple of design cues. Surely there's only so much you can do when you're trying to turn a robot into a jet, a tank, or a helicopter. While I would say Movie Brawl is probably the best comparison to Heavytread, I also see the recent Legends Megatron in there. I would also have to say Runway reminds me more of PRIME Dreadwing/Skyquake, while Windsheer of Energon/Universe/RoTF Vortex/Swindle.

Regardless, I love the look of these guys. I don't see a single mode that I could accuse of not being perfect given the sizes they're working with. I would honestly not have a problem if Hasbro wanted to turn this into a 'thing'. The more the merrier.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Mini-Con Assault Team (1536478)
Posted by njb902 on December 19th, 2013 @ 5:02pm CST
After watching a video review of these guys I don't think I'm getting them anymore.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Mini-Con Assault Team (1536493)
Posted by craggy on December 19th, 2013 @ 6:00pm CST
they're not the same colours, but the names and alt mode designs are all very similar to PCCs.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Mini-Con Assault Team (1536619)
Posted by Dead Metal on December 20th, 2013 @ 9:56am CST
Sodan-1 wrote:
Dead Metal wrote:Oh god I just realized something! They seem to homage three of the Movie Decepticons!
The jet looks a lot like an f22, the Helicopter looks like a female G 1ified Blackout (all the copter kibble in bot-mode is in similar places in the bot-mode like Movie Blackout) and the tank guy's alt-mode is the same as Movie Brawl's including the claws.
Pretty neat.

Honestly I think you're looking for a homage where there is none. I mean there's a difference between paying homage to something and taking a couple of design cues. Surely there's only so much you can do when you're trying to turn a robot into a jet, a tank, or a helicopter. While I would say Movie Brawl is probably the best comparison to Heavytread, I also see the recent Legends Megatron in there. I would also have to say Runway reminds me more of PRIME Dreadwing/Skyquake, while Windsheer of Energon/Universe/RoTF Vortex/Swindle.

Regardless, I love the look of these guys. I don't see a single mode that I could accuse of not being perfect given the sizes they're working with. I would honestly not have a problem if Hasbro wanted to turn this into a 'thing'. The more the merrier.

Noooooooo, if you do not agree with me you are WRONG! :P

They do look like homages, but I agree these are likely just coincidences, would be really random and out of left field if these where intended to be homages. It was just something I noticed while tiered and still euphoric about the pics. :lol:
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Mini-Con Assault Team (1536672)
Posted by mooncake623 on December 20th, 2013 @ 3:18pm CST
These guys looks Awesome! just preordered the Takara versions as well.
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Mini-Con Assault Team (1536716)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on December 20th, 2013 @ 9:35pm CST
Wait wait wait... Those are MINICONS?! Color me impressed. Minicons sure came a long way since the Armada days. Also, I'm not a fan of combiners but I may just buy this set when it will come out. It's just... beautiful all over!
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Mini-Con Assault Team (1536999)
Posted by FellintoOblivion on December 22nd, 2013 @ 2:58pm CST
Is the tank a remolded version of the Megatron legends figure?
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Mini-Con Assault Team (1537007)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on December 22nd, 2013 @ 3:54pm CST
FellintoOblivion wrote:Is the tank a remolded version of the Megatron legends figure?


Nope, all new. Why would it be a retool?
Re: In-Hand Images: Transformers Generations Mini-Con Assault Team (1537091)
Posted by ThunderThruster on December 23rd, 2013 @ 6:47am CST
Flashwave wrote:
craggy wrote:thanks for pointing out they're Ammonites. I had been going to give them a pass. :BOOM: :APPLAUSE: well played Hasbro.


Well, to be fair, they have Minicon sigils on them, not Ammonite, so its,ore accurate to say they wete recycled into the comics as Ammonites than to say tbey are Ammonites, bit regardless, they're canon

Yhose Minicons are HUGE for Minicons but i like 'em


I think that was marketing trying not to confuse the kids by bringing in yet another faction.

Since I first saw these 3, I knew they would fulfil the role of Ammonites in my collection. Definitely gonna get a couple packs, but hope that they do some other colour schemes of these guys.
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