Transformers Robots in Disguise 1-Step Blizzard Strike Sideswipe Review

Transformers Robots in Disguise 1-Step Blizzard Strike Sideswipe Review

Monday, June 6th, 2016 9:47pm CDT

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Posted by: D-Maximal_Primal   Views: 18,467

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Thanks to Youtuber The New Fredimus Prime Prime we have our first look at the new Robots In Diguise 1-step Blizzard Strike Sideswipe, the next to final blizzard member needed to complete your away team from season 2 of Robots In Disguise. Fredimus gives us a nice review of the character, who has some nice paint applications and will look good with your Prime, Drift, Slipstream and Jetstorm. Check him out below, and let us know what you think in the comments section, and as always stay tuned to Seibertron.com for all your latest Transformers News and Galleries!

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Re: Transformers Robots in Disguise 1-Step Blizzard Strike Sideswipe Review (1795512)
Posted by Kurona on June 7th, 2016 @ 11:42am CDT
Had to take my laptop in for repairs so I decided to drop in the local Asda to see if there were any Generations Legends I could pick up. There weren't because the UK doesn't know what a "distribution of Transformers" is, but there were some RID 2015 minicons and legends. One of the ones there was Dragonus who I was wanting for a while so I was like screw it, let's get this guy.

Gotta be honest... Kinda disappointed. He is cute and I kind of adore the torpedo mode all weaponed up - looks like it came straight out of mad max - but he... Just doesn't do anything. No articulation of course outside the head waggling a little bit, and the purple translucent things are just kind of on him. I do like him, but not enough to make me not disappointed in dropping £6.50 on him or not getting legends Fixit over him. I mean, cmon, this guy cost me the same as Legends Groove. You can't tell me he's worth even half a legends groove.

So... Yeah. Bit sad because this was my first RID 2015 toy as well as my first time buying in-store since I was a kid. But hey, I have him and there's no going back now, and I kinda like him for what he is. Just wish he was better.
Re: Transformers Robots in Disguise 1-Step Blizzard Strike Sideswipe Review (1795522)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on June 7th, 2016 @ 12:03pm CDT
If you can, go back and get that Fixit. That thing is the bomb digity of the legion/minicon line. He will make up for Dragonus, though the minicons are by no means bad, just more cute than functional :MAXIMAL:
Re: Transformers Robots in Disguise 1-Step Blizzard Strike Sideswipe Review (1795523)
Posted by Kurona on June 7th, 2016 @ 12:09pm CDT
D-Maximus_Primal wrote:If you can, go back and get that Fixit. That thing is the bomb digity of the legion/minicon line. He will make up for Dragonus, though the minicons are by no means bad, just more cute than functional :MAXIMAL:

Aye, I've heard that right enough. Kinda gutted I didn't pick him up tbh; maybe I'll do that when also picking up my laptop.

Also since this is my first time on the thread (hi guys), scrolled up a bit and saw that the minicons aren't sighted anywhere? At Asda I saw Dragonus (duh), Divebomb, Back, Slipstream and... uh... Blizzard Strike Slipstream, lol. Also saw legion Strongarn patrol mode.
Re: Transformers Robots in Disguise 1-Step Blizzard Strike Sideswipe Review (1795527)
Posted by william-james88 on June 7th, 2016 @ 12:33pm CDT
Kurona wrote:
D-Maximus_Primal wrote:If you can, go back and get that Fixit. That thing is the bomb digity of the legion/minicon line. He will make up for Dragonus, though the minicons are by no means bad, just more cute than functional :MAXIMAL:

Aye, I've heard that right enough. Kinda gutted I didn't pick him up tbh; maybe I'll do that when also picking up my laptop.

Also since this is my first time on the thread (hi guys), scrolled up a bit and saw that the minicons aren't sighted anywhere? At Asda I saw Dragonus (duh), Divebomb, Back, Slipstream and... uh... Blizzard Strike Slipstream, lol. Also saw legion Strongarn patrol mode.

Woah woah, I thought you meant 2015 Dragonus, you have the weapon version?! If thats the case, send photos along with a picture of the reciept and we will news this up :)
Re: Transformers Robots in Disguise 1-Step Blizzard Strike Sideswipe Review (1795528)
Posted by Kurona on June 7th, 2016 @ 12:35pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Kurona wrote:
D-Maximus_Primal wrote:If you can, go back and get that Fixit. That thing is the bomb digity of the legion/minicon line. He will make up for Dragonus, though the minicons are by no means bad, just more cute than functional :MAXIMAL:

Aye, I've heard that right enough. Kinda gutted I didn't pick him up tbh; maybe I'll do that when also picking up my laptop.

Also since this is my first time on the thread (hi guys), scrolled up a bit and saw that the minicons aren't sighted anywhere? At Asda I saw Dragonus (duh), Divebomb, Back, Slipstream and... uh... Blizzard Strike Slipstream, lol. Also saw legion Strongarn patrol mode.

Woah woah, I thought you meant 2015 Dragonus, you have the weapon version?! If thats the case, send photos along with a picture of the reciept and we will news this up :)

Now I'm not sure if I got an older version lol. I'm not up to snuff on the RiD toys; can I get a rundown on the differences so I don't look like an idiot?
Re: Transformers Robots in Disguise 1-Step Blizzard Strike Sideswipe Review (1795529)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on June 7th, 2016 @ 12:38pm CDT
Kurona wrote:
D-Maximus_Primal wrote:If you can, go back and get that Fixit. That thing is the bomb digity of the legion/minicon line. He will make up for Dragonus, though the minicons are by no means bad, just more cute than functional :MAXIMAL:

Aye, I've heard that right enough. Kinda gutted I didn't pick him up tbh; maybe I'll do that when also picking up my laptop.

Also since this is my first time on the thread (hi guys), scrolled up a bit and saw that the minicons aren't sighted anywhere? At Asda I saw Dragonus (duh), Divebomb, Back, Slipstream and... uh... Blizzard Strike Slipstream, lol. Also saw legion Strongarn patrol mode.

If you saw Back and blizzard slipstream, that is awesome considering those waves are the ones Will and I have waited anxiously for and have yet to show up anywhere! Waves 1 and 2 (which regular Slipstream, Divebomb and Dragonus (nonweapon mode)) have been around a while with no signs of waves 3 and beyond save the 4-packs, so this is good stuff :MAXIMAL:
Re: Transformers Robots in Disguise 1-Step Blizzard Strike Sideswipe Review (1795530)
Posted by william-james88 on June 7th, 2016 @ 12:41pm CDT
Kurona wrote:[
Now I'm not sure if I got an older version lol. I'm not up to snuff on the RiD toys; can I get a rundown on the differences so I don't look like an idiot?

Sure

Dragonus 2015:

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Dragonus 2016:

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Pretty sure you have the latest one. And if ever you go back to the store take some pics!
Re: Transformers Robots in Disguise 1-Step Blizzard Strike Sideswipe Review (1795532)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on June 7th, 2016 @ 12:43pm CDT
Kurona wrote:Now I'm not sure if I got an older version lol. I'm not up to snuff on the RiD toys; can I get a rundown on the differences so I don't look like an idiot?

Wave 1: Divebomb, Dragonus, Sawback, Slipstream (all are buzzsaws or torpedoes)
Wave 2: Beastbox, ratbat, Sandsting, Velocirazer (also all buzzsaws or torpedoes)
Wave 3: Back, Hammer, Blizzard Slipstream, Swelter (mix of buzzsaw, cyclones and torpedoes)
Wave 4: Scorch Jetstorm, Ransack, Glacius (1 each buzzsaw, torpedo, cyclone)
Wave 5: Bashbreaker, Lord Doomitron, Slipstream, Tricerashot (all turn into weapons)
Wave 6: Dragonus, Lancelon, Sawtooth, Windstrike (all weapons)

4-packs:
#1: Blizzard Strike Backtrack, Scorch Strike Beastbox, Blizzard Strike Swelter, Scorch Strike Undertone (mix of cyclones, torpedoes, buzzsaws)
#2: Slipstream (new tooling), Decepticon Hammer, Decepticon Anvil, Undertone (weapon and 3 cyclones)
#3: Autobot Dragonus, Bashbreaker, Lord Doomitron, Lancelon (all weapons)
Re: Transformers Robots in Disguise 1-Step Blizzard Strike Sideswipe Review (1795533)
Posted by Kurona on June 7th, 2016 @ 12:44pm CDT
Damn, fraid I got the green one with the purple add-on bits. There was a steange mix of waves - thet had vanilla legion grimlock next to legion patrol bumblebee, for instance - so I shouldn't be too surprised. I'll see if I can take pictures next time I'm there tho
Re: Transformers Robots in Disguise 1-Step Blizzard Strike Sideswipe Review (1795534)
Posted by william-james88 on June 7th, 2016 @ 12:47pm CDT
Kurona wrote:Damn, fraid I got the green one with the purple add-on bits. There was a steange mix of waves - thet had vanilla legion grimlock next to legion patrol bumblebee, for instance - so I shouldn't be too surprised. I'll see if I can take pictures next time I'm there tho

Darn, you should have gotten weapon dragonus. Because while he still doesnt do much he at least becomes a handheld weapon. But dont worry, I got the same one you fot too and I still think he looks ok. And did you know that those bits of armour can connect with others to make a bonus lion figure?

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Transformers: Robots In Disguise Dragonus Gallery

And darn, D-Max, I thought the weapons started wave 4, not 5. Man I really hope these come soon, I got some rainchecks to bank!
Re: Transformers Robots in Disguise 1-Step Blizzard Strike Sideswipe Review (1795535)
Posted by Kurona on June 7th, 2016 @ 12:52pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Kurona wrote:Damn, fraid I got the green one with the purple add-on bits. There was a steange mix of waves - thet had vanilla legion grimlock next to legion patrol bumblebee, for instance - so I shouldn't be too surprised. I'll see if I can take pictures next time I'm there tho

Darn, you should have gotten weapon dragonus. Because while he still doesnt do much he at least becomes a handheld weapon. But dont worry, I got the same one you fot too and I still think he looks ok. And did you know that those bits of armour can connect with others to make a bonus lion figure?

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Transformers: Robots In Disguise Dragonus Gallery
And darn, D-Max, I thought the weapons started wave 4, not 5. Man I really hope these come soon, I got some rainchecks to bank!

Well I mean like, I didn't see the weapon Dragonus while I was thete either; just the one I got.
Saw the lion thing, yeah - think I prefer them stuck on Dragonus tho.
Re: Transformers Robots in Disguise 1-Step Blizzard Strike Sideswipe Review (1795536)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on June 7th, 2016 @ 12:54pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:And darn, D-Max, I thought the weapons started wave 4, not 5. Man I really hope these come soon, I got some rainchecks to bank!

Oh yeah, they are gonna take a while. That, or like waves 1 and 2 they will all show up at once and we will be spending $60 on minicons :lol: But really though, where the those minis? Even HTS doesn't have them and no one is selling them on ebay :MAXIMAL:
Re: Transformers Robots in Disguise 1-Step Blizzard Strike Sideswipe Review (1795538)
Posted by william-james88 on June 7th, 2016 @ 1:01pm CDT
Kurona wrote:Well I mean like, I didn't see the weapon Dragonus while I was thete either; just the one I got.
Saw the lion thing, yeah - think I prefer them stuck on Dragonus tho.

Makes sense. I just wanted to mention the weapon versions since that might give you an added play feature that would maybe add value to these toys for the user.
Re: Transformers Robots in Disguise 1-Step Blizzard Strike Sideswipe Review (1795540)
Posted by Va'al on June 7th, 2016 @ 1:13pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Kurona wrote:Well I mean like, I didn't see the weapon Dragonus while I was thete either; just the one I got.
Saw the lion thing, yeah - think I prefer them stuck on Dragonus tho.

Makes sense. I just wanted to mention the weapon versions since that might give you an added play feature that would maybe add value to these toys for the user.


We're training Will in corporate speak.
You know, for Hasbro relations.
Re: Transformers Robots in Disguise 1-Step Blizzard Strike Sideswipe Review (1795603)
Posted by Cobotron on June 7th, 2016 @ 5:10pm CDT
I dunno, I think Dragonus makes a great familiar.

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Re: Transformers Robots in Disguise 1-Step Blizzard Strike Sideswipe Review (1795630)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on June 7th, 2016 @ 6:58pm CDT
Can we all just marvel for a second at Cobo's picture choices here? Just banging man! :MAXIMAL:
Re: Transformers Robots in Disguise 1-Step Blizzard Strike Sideswipe Review (1795640)
Posted by Kurona on June 7th, 2016 @ 7:28pm CDT
That's one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen. It's like if a ton of RPGs had a baby with G2
Re: Transformers Robots in Disguise 1-Step Blizzard Strike Sideswipe Review (1795655)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 7th, 2016 @ 8:01pm CDT
Cobotron wrote:I dunno, I think Dragonus makes a great familiar.

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"Move closer! I want to hit them with my stick!"
Re: Transformers Robots in Disguise 1-Step Blizzard Strike Sideswipe Review (1795767)
Posted by Va'al on June 8th, 2016 @ 7:13am CDT
Am I late? I am so very late.

Just a quick question, really: if you were to get *one* Warrior class figure, between Thunderhoof, Quillfire, Fracture, and Megatronus, which one might you recommend?

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Part of me feels I should get the purple bike, but Quillfire calls to me in other ways. Weird ways. Primal ways.

*where's that GIF..?*
Re: Transformers Robots in Disguise 1-Step Blizzard Strike Sideswipe Review (1795770)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on June 8th, 2016 @ 7:41am CDT
I highly recommend Thunderhoof from that lot. He is a strong looking figure that captures the strength of the character, his fork actually becomes the antlers, he has no backpack whatsoever, he is super fun to transform and he looks awesome as a combine. It's a unique altmode that not a lot of transformers pick and he makes it work. His blue looks really nice too and he has a gorgeous head. He's quite posable and, for goodness sake: he is an awesome toy of a cybertronian gangster who has a frikkin brooklyn accent. Buy that guy!

But the other 3 are not bad choices at all. Fracture would be a close second considering just how well he transforms and other bots can ride him and he has an awesome gun. Quillfire is unique and the quills add a lot to him. He looks exactly like he does in the show and he is so awkward and weird that he's loads of fun. Megatronus might be the weakest of the 4 due to some h-tank stuff and his alt mode looking a little weird, but he is still a good figure and one that I'd recommend.

So yes, Thunderhoof: buy him. :MAXIMAL:

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