Variants of Transformers Universe: Mini-Con sweet figures

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Monday, December 13th, 2010 8:05AM CST

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You may remember the article we posted last week concerning the new Transformers Universe Mini-Con blind packs that have been found in the UK. Well apart of being, as of yet, exclusive to the UK we do know that there are variants.

There is one variation each Mini-Con has setting it apart from the original release and that is the Copyright stamp. The original versions of these Mini-Cons had a TakaraTomy and a Hasbro Copyright stamp, while these have just a Hasbro Copyright stamp. A Minor difference but it's still a difference, if you care for it.

However there are 3 real variants, one of which is not just a repaint but also a remould!

What follows is the complete list of Mini-Cons that are available in the set, including the variants and mis-assembled figures.

Note that this list is based on figures that have been found and that there may be a chance, a very slight chance, that there are additional variants. Should this be the case we will update you on this!

Safeguard Team

Flatfoot - No known variant at time of writing (Sample found).
Heavytread - No known variant at time of writing (Sample found).
Makeshift- No known variant at time of writing (Sample found).

Overcast Team

Boltflash - No known variant at time of writing (Sample found).
Cloudraker - "Remoulded Rotor/Vibrant Green" Variant found 12thDec2010 .
Skyhammer- No known variant found at time of writing, but all samples misassembled (Sample found).

Landslide Team

Backstop - No known variant at time of writing (Sample found).
Bodyblock - "Orange Suspension" Variant found 12thDec2010.
Knockdown - No known variant at time of writing (Sample found).

Ransack Team

Blight - No known variant at time of writing (Sample found).
Brimstone - "Green Dragon" Variant found 07thDec2010.
Supressor - No known variant at time of writing (Sample Found).


Here is another good look at the UK exclusive variants

Brimstone:
Image

Bodyblock:
Image

Cloudraker:
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If you're a Mini-Con collector living outside of the UK and are interested in owning the variants you can ask our UK board members if they want to help you out, you can do this by clicking here and posting in the thread!

Another grate thank you for Wasp-shot23, for pointing out the release of the blisters and finding the first Variant, JJelZe GoldRabbit for his extensive Mini-con knowledge and keen eye, Mr.O and Phill_D for providing comparisons and second opinions as needed, Pretender Skywarp for organizing and putting together the list and providing two more variants!

And of course to all those who competed in the hunt for the variants.
Credit(s): Pretender Skywarp, Phil_D, JJelZe GoldRabbitt, Wasp-shot23, Mr.O
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Re: Variants of Transformers Universe: Mini-Con sweet figures (1156929)
Posted by Wasp-shot23 on December 13th, 2010 @ 10:00am CST
Come on DM you gotta mention "wasping"! Lol.
It's all the rage in Europe...
Re: Variants of Transformers Universe: Mini-Con sweet figures (1156954)
Posted by monoform on December 13th, 2010 @ 10:55am CST
I'm interested in buying or trading for any of these variant minicons if anyone is selling. Please let me know.
Re: Variants of Transformers Universe: Mini-Con sweet figures (1156982)
Posted by craggy on December 13th, 2010 @ 12:00pm CST
have yet to get to the shops to look for them, but if I get any of those in the pics I'll let you guys know.
Re: Variants of Transformers Universe: Mini-Con sweet figures (1157014)
Posted by flywheels on December 13th, 2010 @ 12:59pm CST
I would absolutely LOVE it if someone were able to help me out w/ the 3 variants that have been located thus far (Brimstone, Bodyblock & Cloudraker). I would be more than happy to gift a buyer a PayPal payment for the figures, shipping + a little extra for helping out a fellow Mini-Con collector that just happens to live in the U.S.

If anyone is willing and can help me out please e-mail me directly: flywheels@yahoo.com
Re: Variants of Transformers Universe: Mini-Con sweet figures (1157024)
Posted by Mrduce1018 on December 13th, 2010 @ 1:23pm CST
I would really like a Bodyblock please! I have no problem hooking the UK peeps up with US product.

THanks in advance!

Greg
Re: Variants of Transformers Universe: Mini-Con sweet figures (1157043)
Posted by Seibertron on December 13th, 2010 @ 2:11pm CST
I'd like to throw my hat into the ringer for these as well. I'd preferably like to buy an unopened box that these come in as I'd prefer to open them myself. I know they're blind-packed, but buying a whole box should help ensure that I get a complete set.

I'd obviously like to photograph these and document them for everyone to see. Which means I'd actually have to finally do the original versions of these that I've been putting off for a rainy (snowy?) day.
Re: Variants of Transformers Universe: Mini-Con sweet figures (1157049)
Posted by Burn on December 13th, 2010 @ 2:30pm CST
You know what? I'm gonna go with Ryan on this, if anyone can get me a box as well i'll grab one.

Just remember, i'm in Australia so we actually DO get TF's out here, so if there's something you want let me know and i'll see if I can help you out as well.
Re: Variants of Transformers Universe: Mini-Con sweet figures (1157073)
Posted by Wasp-shot23 on December 13th, 2010 @ 3:27pm CST
I'd see what I can do but tesco petrol station staff are not the kind to gladly help a customer by digging out the whole box or bothering to order another in for someone. Actually I don't know how you'd be able to get a whole unopened case... I'd love to say I'd send you guys some as a swap for reveal the shield stuff but I don't think I'd be able to get my hands on the quantities you're looking at. (god we need jazz so much more than 3 variant mini-cons...)
Re: Variants of Transformers Universe: Mini-Con sweet figures (1157074)
Posted by Mrduce1018 on December 13th, 2010 @ 3:32pm CST
Hey Wasp-
If you can secure a Bodyblock for me, I will make sure you get your Jazz!
Re: Variants of Transformers Universe: Mini-Con sweet figures (1157232)
Posted by Wajo357 on December 13th, 2010 @ 9:12pm CST
I don't usually post here, but I'm a long time viewer of seibertron.com. However, I would like a set of the variants/remolds if anyone can get to them. PM me if you can be kind as to sell them to me.

Thank You
Joey
Re: Variants of Transformers Universe: Mini-Con sweet figures (1157250)
Posted by monoform on December 13th, 2010 @ 9:48pm CST
Dai_Ceefax wrote:
Wasp-shot23 wrote:I got mine from the Tesco petrol station in Broadstairs, Kent.
if I get any duplicates, I'll let people know through either the uk sightings forum or here. Pm me if you want them (that's if I get any, I've already got the original 12 pack so there isn't really a reason for me to actively hunt these down.)


Same here, I'm totally up for supplying (or swapping for anybody's own spare mini-cons!) if there are any left in my local shop.

The first Brimstone I find is mine though, I love that mould. That reminds me, I'm after Classics Nightscream, and I'll gladly do a swap for one of these new guys!


I live in the US. Got plenty of minicons to trade. Looking for at least the three variants. Would like a complete set of twelve if available. Let me know.
Re: Variants of Transformers Universe: Mini-Con sweet figures (1157270)
Posted by Phill_D on December 13th, 2010 @ 11:43pm CST
Tesco Express/Petrol Station actually get them delivered on the hanging strips. The best chance to get a full box is from The Entertainer if they have any left.
Re: Variants of Transformers Universe: Mini-Con sweet figures (1157385)
Posted by Mrduce1018 on December 14th, 2010 @ 10:02am CST
To all my UK transfans who are able to pick these Mini-cons. I have $100 for anyone that can find me the UK variant Roadblock.

Please help me out.
Thank you!

Greg
Re: Variants of Transformers Universe: Mini-Con sweet figures (1157392)
Posted by Wasp-shot23 on December 14th, 2010 @ 10:15am CST
Mrduce1018 wrote:Hey Wasp-
If you can secure a Bodyblock for me, I will make sure you get your Jazz!


I'll get on it right away sir! Of course!
Re: Variants of Transformers Universe: Mini-Con sweet figures (1157396)
Posted by Wasp-shot23 on December 14th, 2010 @ 10:20am CST
Mrduce1018 wrote:To all my UK transfans who are able to pick these Mini-cons. I have $100 for anyone that can find me the UK variant Roadblock.

Please help me out.
Thank you!

Greg


$100? ... nah I just want jazz, not money.
I would firmly (virtually) shake your hand and say this is a deal. If you can get me reveal the shield special ops jazz, I WILL get you a bodyblock sooner or later, I swear.
Re: Variants of Transformers Universe: Mini-Con sweet figures (1157401)
Posted by Mrduce1018 on December 14th, 2010 @ 10:37am CST
Wasp-shot23 wrote:
Mrduce1018 wrote:Hey Wasp-
If you can secure a Bodyblock for me, I will make sure you get your Jazz!


I'll get on it right away sir! Of course!



I would appreciate that, thank you. I will have a Jazz waiting for you!

Thanks
Greg
Re: Variants of Transformers Universe: Mini-Con sweet figures (1157403)
Posted by Wasp-shot23 on December 14th, 2010 @ 10:55am CST
Mrduce1018 wrote:
Wasp-shot23 wrote:
Mrduce1018 wrote:Hey Wasp-
If you can secure a Bodyblock for me, I will make sure you get your Jazz!


I'll get on it right away sir! Of course!



I would appreciate that, thank you. I will have a Jazz waiting for you!

Thanks
Greg


thank you
Re: Variants of Transformers Universe: Mini-Con sweet figures (1157462)
Posted by Pretender Skywarp on December 14th, 2010 @ 1:19pm CST
I have let my "CLoudraker" go to a US fan. I figured I was would be able to replace it easier than he would be able to find one. If anyone finds a double, please hook me up :D
Re: Variants of Transformers Universe: Mini-Con sweet figures (1158379)
Posted by Wasp-shot23 on December 17th, 2010 @ 7:58am CST
I found a heavytread last night, only difference is the new one looks crappier. The face sculpt has degenerated and the colour looks off (but not different).
Plus I just noticed on the back of the packet where the figures are shown it says "colours may vary".
Re: Variants of Transformers Universe: Mini-Con sweet figures (1158496)
Posted by Phill_D on December 17th, 2010 @ 1:35pm CST
OK I sent a message to The Little Factor asking how many Blind Packs were in each case, and if a full set was obtainable from a case.

Here's the reply they gave me;

"In each outer of 10 packs there are a reasonable spread of the 12 figures to collect. They are currently on sale in Tesco Petrol Stations but other distribution will be available in January leading up to the next movie launch in July 2011. The figures are a duplication of the range previously available in America and Australia."

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