Video Review Mini-con Battle Pack Bumblebee vs. Major Mayhem

Friday, January 29th, 2016 4:33pm CST

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Fellow Seibertronians, hot on the heels of the in-hand images, and the video review of Grimlock vs. Back Mini-con Battle Pack, we have a review of the RID Mini-con Battle Pack Bumblebee vs. Major Mayhem from fellow Seibertronian chuckdawg1999. Check out the review and leave your thought in the comments below.

chuckdawg1999 wrote:Those of us who have been around for awhile know that when Hasbro introduces a new line, the first wave or so really isn't indicative of the overall series. Such is the case with the Minicon Battle Packs. Bumblebee is a smaller, pocket sized version of the Warrior Class figure, with a few additional ball joints. The armor comes together nicely both in the combined weapon mode, and attached to bumblebee. Major Mayhem is a cool name but these new Minicons just don't do it for me.


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Re: Video Review Mini-con Battle Pack Bumblebee vs. Major Mayhem (1760778)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on January 29th, 2016 @ 4:49pm CST
These guys are actually a little bit awesome :BOT:
Re: Video Review Mini-con Battle Pack Bumblebee vs. Major Mayhem (1760840)
Posted by william-james88 on January 29th, 2016 @ 7:29pm CST
Looking forward to owning that Optimus and Grimlock!
Re: Video Review Mini-con Battle Pack Bumblebee vs. Major Mayhem (1760843)
Posted by DigitalBrave3 on January 29th, 2016 @ 7:47pm CST
Am I the only one who looks at the Cyclone Minicons and immediately thinks of Bakugan?
Re: Video Review Mini-con Battle Pack Bumblebee vs. Major Mayhem (1760846)
Posted by william-james88 on January 29th, 2016 @ 8:03pm CST
DigitalBrave3 wrote:Am I the only one who looks at the Cyclone Minicons and immediately thinks of Bakugan?


The last 5 pages of comments seem to indicate you are not.
Re: Video Review Mini-con Battle Pack Bumblebee vs. Major Mayhem (1760850)
Posted by DigitalBrave3 on January 29th, 2016 @ 8:18pm CST
william-james88 wrote:
DigitalBrave3 wrote:Am I the only one who looks at the Cyclone Minicons and immediately thinks of Bakugan?


The last 5 pages of comments seem to indicate you are not.


Alright then, not sure whether to be happy or scared that I remember Bakugan exists, and that I still have my entire Bakugan collection. But yeah, I might get some Cyclone Miniconsjust because they remind me of Bakugan so much.
Re: Video Review Mini-con Battle Pack Bumblebee vs. Major Mayhem (1760893)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on January 29th, 2016 @ 10:47pm CST
william-james88 wrote:Looking forward to owning that Optimus and Grimlock!

I'm glad to see you're excited Will! :BOT:
Re: Video Review Mini-con Battle Pack Bumblebee vs. Major Mayhem (1760958)
Posted by Stuartmaximus on January 30th, 2016 @ 6:19am CST
well for anyone who's interested(although i highly doubt it) here's a mockup repaint i found of what a possible BW Megs could've looked like(although i still say it would also need some retooling as well as just a repaint to make it more accurate)

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Re: Video Review Mini-con Battle Pack Bumblebee vs. Major Mayhem (1761039)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on January 30th, 2016 @ 1:20pm CST
I just want him cause he meshes so many Grimlocks and he is awesome. :BOT:
Re: Video Review Mini-con Battle Pack Bumblebee vs. Major Mayhem (1761091)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on January 30th, 2016 @ 6:08pm CST
DigitalBrave3 wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
DigitalBrave3 wrote:Am I the only one who looks at the Cyclone Minicons and immediately thinks of Bakugan?


The last 5 pages of comments seem to indicate you are not.


Alright then, not sure whether to be happy or scared that I remember Bakugan exists, and that I still have my entire Bakugan collection. But yeah, I might get some Cyclone Miniconsjust because they remind me of Bakugan so much.


And because of that everyone and their mother accuses Hasbro of ripping of Bakugan. Which I think is pretty shortsighted. Sure, they're round, they can transform, but that's where it ends.
Re: Video Review Mini-con Battle Pack Bumblebee vs. Major Mayhem (1761100)
Posted by RAcast on January 30th, 2016 @ 7:26pm CST
Stuartmaximus wrote:well for anyone who's interested(although i highly doubt it) here's a mockup repaint i found of what a possible BW Megs could've looked like(although i still say it would also need some retooling as well as just a repaint to make it more accurate)

rsz_xmbp4tj-1.jpg

*Collective fandom fangirl screams*

Yeesss...
Re: Video Review Mini-con Battle Pack Bumblebee vs. Major Mayhem (1761164)
Posted by william-james88 on January 30th, 2016 @ 10:14pm CST
Va'al wrote:
Image
NOTE: This is the TAKARA TAV50 IMAGE. No Hasbro image available yet.




Produkt: Transformers Robots in Disguise Gigawatt Optimus Prime
Alter: ab 5 Jahren
Verf├╝gbar ab: Herbst / Winter 2016


Va'al quick translation wrote:Transform your play area into an action-packed world. Seven step conversion. Mini-cons included to activate light and sound effects. Flight sounds when moving and posable wings and laser guns.
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Not sure I'd everyone caught that but that leader scaled optimus is another simplified big toy. It converts in 7 steps. Seems to be this year's 5 step megatronus.
Re: Video Review Mini-con Battle Pack Bumblebee vs. Major Mayhem (1761166)
Posted by Cobotron on January 30th, 2016 @ 10:17pm CST
For a 7 step t-form, it looks like he at least has some descent articulation.
Re: Video Review Mini-con Battle Pack Bumblebee vs. Major Mayhem (1761172)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on January 30th, 2016 @ 10:28pm CST
So, i picked up some minicons yesterday and they are pretty cute and awesome little guys. Also discovered (dunno if this has been said before) but their weapons can be used with the legion guys who need a weapon. They work pretty nice too!

I also love how you can configure Fracture's front wheel so it actually looks like a bike turning. I have also discovered I love him with his weapon mounted on the left arm in that hole reserved for the weapon in vehicle mode :BOT:
Re: Video Review Mini-con Battle Pack Bumblebee vs. Major Mayhem (1761177)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on January 30th, 2016 @ 10:38pm CST
Cobotron wrote:For a 7 step t-form, it looks like he at least has some descent articulation.


This.

A bunch of armada figures transformed in about the same number of steps, the point is that it looks great in bot mode and has great articulation
Re: Video Review Mini-con Battle Pack Bumblebee vs. Major Mayhem (1762662)
Posted by Stuartmaximus on February 3rd, 2016 @ 6:41pm CST
i've just spotted this on TFW2005

i've definitely a want for that Warrior Megatronus....& maybe Blizzard Optimus

so i can see myself checking Asda out tomorrow :DANCE:

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Re: Video Review Mini-con Battle Pack Bumblebee vs. Major Mayhem (1762677)
Posted by william-james88 on February 3rd, 2016 @ 7:03pm CST
That Megatronus is a perfectly fine toy, a more interesting transformer than most CW limbs.
Re: Video Review Mini-con Battle Pack Bumblebee vs. Major Mayhem (1762709)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on February 3rd, 2016 @ 8:21pm CST
william-james88 wrote:That Megatronus is a perfectly fine toy, a more interesting transformer than most CW limbs.

The way he does a split to transform and he has nice detailing. Fracture though is really awesome too.

Still waiting on my Thunderhoof :BOT:
Re: Video Review Mini-con Battle Pack Bumblebee vs. Major Mayhem (1763488)
Posted by LegendaryAntiHero on February 5th, 2016 @ 8:26pm CST
william-james88 wrote:That Megatronus is a perfectly fine toy, a more interesting transformer than most CW limbs.

I agree. I can't wait to get Megatronus as an action figure
Re: Video Review Mini-con Battle Pack Bumblebee vs. Major Mayhem (1763661)
Posted by Lunatic Prime on February 6th, 2016 @ 9:28am CST
What do you think about my little custom? :-D
I just have to wait to get a good look of his tank mode in the show to get the right inspiration how to color the missile pods.
Re: Video Review Mini-con Battle Pack Bumblebee vs. Major Mayhem (1763793)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on February 6th, 2016 @ 5:44pm CST
I like this man. Looking sweet! :BOT:

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