Video Review - Transformers Robots in Disguise Activators Sideswipe with Great Byte

Video Review - Transformers Robots in Disguise Activators Sideswipe with Great Byte

Thursday, May 4th, 2017 6:05pm CDT

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Seibertronian reviewer Chuckdawg1999 is at it once again, this time bringing us a review of the newly released Activators Sideswipe with Great Byte! Sideswipe is a new mold that, when combined with Great Byte, activates his Stealth-Force-esque vehicle mode, which sort of resembles an Indy car. Greaty Byte meanwhile transforms from bomb/plane/thingy into robot mode and functions as a booster for Sideswipe. Check them out below, along with Chuckdawgs thoughts!

chuckdawg1999 wrote:This is a cool set. Sideswipe is a great version of the RID character, with some sweet tech detail that's shown in its combined form with Great Byte. Speaking of the minicon, Great Byte makes a cool looking blaster and a unique melee weapon. I think it looks like a pick-ax. Most fans will pass this and the other Activators up, but they're fun toys for the price.


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Re: Video Review - Transformers Robots in Disguise Activators Sideswipe with Great Byte (1879320)
Posted by william-james88 on May 4th, 2017 @ 8:57pm CDT
We reported a Robots in Diguise 15 pack of Mini-cons a while back which we thought would only be available in China, but mainly because it wasn't being sold anywhere else. Until now. The set of 15 Mini-cons was found this week in Kerrison Toys in Great Yarmouth, UK, for £39.99. These were found by TFW2005 user Gingerchris. These are slight redecos of molds that have already been released.

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Re: Video Review - Transformers Robots in Disguise Activators Sideswipe with Great Byte (1879327)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 4th, 2017 @ 9:44pm CDT
And once again, Back is labeled as "Decepticon Forth".
Re: Video Review - Transformers Robots in Disguise Activators Sideswipe with Great Byte (1879337)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on May 4th, 2017 @ 10:27pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:And once again, Back is labeled as "Decepticon Forth".

They can't seem to stop going back and forth over the names can they?
Re: Video Review - Transformers Robots in Disguise Activators Sideswipe with Great Byte (1879365)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 4th, 2017 @ 11:15pm CDT
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:And once again, Back is labeled as "Decepticon Forth".

They can't seem to stop going back and forth over the names can they?
Well, if they'd actually go forth in making a toy for Forth, they wouldn't have to keep going back to Back's toys.
Re: Video Review - Transformers Robots in Disguise Activators Sideswipe with Great Byte (1879367)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on May 4th, 2017 @ 11:18pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:And once again, Back is labeled as "Decepticon Forth".

They can't seem to stop going back and forth over the names can they?
Well, if they'd actually go forth in making a toy for Forth, they wouldn't have to keep going back to Back's toys.


:APPLAUSE:

Re: Video Review - Transformers Robots in Disguise Activators Sideswipe with Great Byte (1879399)
Posted by Kurona on May 5th, 2017 @ 5:03am CDT
Ooh, windstrike looks cool. Were they released individually?
Re: Video Review - Transformers Robots in Disguise Activators Sideswipe with Great Byte (1879401)
Posted by RAR on May 5th, 2017 @ 5:37am CDT
That is an odd mix of items that were packed in with larger robots, that were in the previous gift sets or released individually.

It's nice that they have as little more paint though.
Re: Video Review - Transformers Robots in Disguise Activators Sideswipe with Great Byte (1879409)
Posted by WreckerJack on May 5th, 2017 @ 6:51am CDT
My first thought is Undertone looks neat in orange and so does Hammer.

My second thought -
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Damn, I could go for some cheeseballs.
Re: Video Review - Transformers Robots in Disguise Activators Sideswipe with Great Byte (1879413)
Posted by RAR on May 5th, 2017 @ 7:18am CDT
Hammer's single pack is Orange already - the Undertone does seem to be a new colour though (someone would need to confirm in person though) as the ones I have of that mould at sand/tan and white respectively and that does seem to be more of a flat Orange.
Re: Video Review - Transformers Robots in Disguise Activators Sideswipe with Great Byte (1879419)
Posted by WreckerJack on May 5th, 2017 @ 7:37am CDT
RAR wrote:Hammer's single pack is Orange already - the Undertone does seem to be a new colour though (someone would need to confirm in person though) as the ones I have of that mould at sand/tan and white respectively and that does seem to be more of a flat Orange.


I have that sand colored one myself, it looks live a different color Undertone. I think that he's one of the best minicons, which might be why he's not available in a single pack. Him and Backtrack were the reasons I bought the 4 pack. It seems to me that the cyclones are my favorites because they are fun to transform and feel nice to hold in your hand. They also make a great pocket toy for when you want to fidget but don't want an overpriced cube/spinner.
Re: Video Review - Transformers Robots in Disguise Activators Sideswipe with Great Byte (1879422)
Posted by Kyleor on May 5th, 2017 @ 8:13am CDT
I looks like they're all without the 'energon' add-ons :/
Re: Video Review - Transformers Robots in Disguise Activators Sideswipe with Great Byte (1879423)
Posted by WreckerJack on May 5th, 2017 @ 8:16am CDT
Kyleor wrote:I looks like they're all without the 'energon' add-ons :/

Ehh, those things fall off and get lost anyways :P
Re: Video Review - Transformers Robots in Disguise Activators Sideswipe with Great Byte (1879459)
Posted by RAR on May 5th, 2017 @ 10:45am CDT
No weapon/armour frames unfortunately but I did have to use a little bit of clear nail polish to stop forth/back's leg armour falling off to much. The velociraptor is one of the worst of mine for bit falling off - most of them are OK though. Some I like the armour on them especially the Cyclone ones. Others not so much I don't tend to use it on Black Dragonus or Tricerashot as I prefer them plain.
Re: Video Review - Transformers Robots in Disguise Activators Sideswipe with Great Byte (1879593)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on May 5th, 2017 @ 9:46pm CDT
Kurona wrote:Ooh, windstrike looks cool. Were they released individually?


Yes, tho not necessarily in those colors. The single release of Windstrike is red.

Beastbox's chest armor has broken on mine, and one fist armor piece has a stress mark inside the plastic. Ugh...
Re: Video Review - Transformers Robots in Disguise Activators Sideswipe with Great Byte (1879624)
Posted by Va'al on May 6th, 2017 @ 6:31am CDT
From the toyline for Transformers: Robots in Disguise season 3 - aka Combiner Force - we have out first image of the 5-pack Combiner Team for Menasor and the Stunticons in their individual robot and vehicle modes! In the trademark stock photography we've come to know and love, Motormaster is showing off his mistransformation abilities - check it out mirrored below from Swiss retailer Max Bersinger AG!

The Team Combiners contain 5 bots, each can be individually transformed in just a few steps.
And even more action awaits, when you use their Combiner powers to become a gigantic super robot.


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Re: Video Review - Transformers Robots in Disguise Activators Sideswipe with Great Byte (1879625)
Posted by Kurona on May 6th, 2017 @ 6:38am CDT
It's kind of a shame that Drag Strip doesn't have his unique, well, dragster mode. I think if they were just gonna recolour Wildbreak they should've used Dead End instead.
Re: Video Review - Transformers Robots in Disguise Activators Sideswipe with Great Byte (1879626)
Posted by shajaki on May 6th, 2017 @ 7:07am CDT
What do you mean? His spoiler is different. Extensive retool! :lol:
Re: Video Review - Transformers Robots in Disguise Activators Sideswipe with Great Byte (1879628)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 6th, 2017 @ 7:22am CDT
Drag Strip: "One o' these days, Wildbreak, BANG! ZOOM! Straight to the Moon!" :P
Re: Video Review - Transformers Robots in Disguise Activators Sideswipe with Great Byte (1879630)
Posted by Black Bumblebee on May 6th, 2017 @ 8:01am CDT
What a dang lazy toy.
Re: Video Review - Transformers Robots in Disguise Activators Sideswipe with Great Byte (1879631)
Posted by Kurona on May 6th, 2017 @ 8:27am CDT
Come to think of it, does this remind anyone of the Energon combiners? Small, simpler figures in one section of the line; the four limbs having two molds between them?

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