Video Review - Transformers Robots in Disguise Minicons Dragonus, Slipstream, Divebomb, Sawback

Video Review - Transformers Robots in Disguise Minicons Dragonus, Slipstream, Divebomb, Sawback

Thursday, August 6th, 2015 8:26am CDT

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Now that the Robots in Disguise Minicons are finding their way all across North America, a review could help those who haven't made up their mind whether to pick them up or not.

We already had a very very early review for the Wave 2 (!!) Minicons but Madeus Prime brought this review of Wave 1 to our attention. This first wave contains Transformers Robots in Disguise Minicons Dragonus, Slipstream, Divebomb and Sawback and a bonus Energon Lion figure can be made from the clear accessory pieces.

Enjoy the review from Peaugh below and let us know if you feel like picking them up. They are only 4.99$ US a pop!

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Re: Video Review - Transformers Robots in Disguise Minicons Dragonus, Slipstream, Divebomb, Sawback (1716138)
Posted by wolverinetodd on August 6th, 2015 @ 9:12am CDT
I think the Wal-Mart in my area completely bypassed Wave 1 and got in Wave 2 first. When I was there on Monday, I remember seeing the Beastbox, Ratbat, Sandsting, and Velocirazor assortment on a "blank label" peg. I was going to get one of each, but as I said, "blank label" peg showing no price and the price scanner right there on the same aisle was broken. Now that I know they're only $5 a pop, I'll be picking them up tomorrow morning when I do some grocery shopping. If others were hesitant about buying them like I was without knowing their price, the four should still be there (fingers crossed).
Re: Video Review - Transformers Robots in Disguise Minicons Dragonus, Slipstream, Divebomb, Sawback (1716144)
Posted by Optimizzy on August 6th, 2015 @ 9:35am CDT
my walmart has RID2015 stuff but nothing for Combiner Wars. Just an empty space.
Re: Video Review - Transformers Robots in Disguise Minicons Dragonus, Slipstream, Divebomb, Sawback (1716149)
Posted by Cobotron on August 6th, 2015 @ 10:05am CDT
That's strange that both waves are out, and with wacky distro no less. :-?

WJ88 asked in the haul thread, if these guys are worth the price of admission. IMO, YES! But that depends on what you're looking for. Will collects transformations, Meaning he loves the challenge of a new and different puzzle. These are not that.
But, if you like cool little robot action figures, wit totally sweet translucent armor and weapons like I do, then this is your bag. They are great little characters with neat designs, and a decent little gimmick. Personally I think they are really fun and worth 5 bucks a pop. (they should be $2.99, but this isn't 2003 anymore, and we all have to face that inflation has inflated.) :lol: :(

...and for an added bonus for all those (including myself) who are bummed that the Legion guys don't come with weapons...
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Fracture is a harder pill to swallow. While he is the crux of the overall gimmick, as a Transformer he comes up short. All of his articulation is pretty much for transformation aside from his shoulders. He is really just a glorified shooty stick. BANG BANG!
He does have a few redeeming qualities. He is a nicely sculpted figure with decent paint apps, and the gimmick is fun and works well. Also his alt mood is really cool because...

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:lol: I couldn't resist.
Re: Video Review - Transformers Robots in Disguise Minicons Dragonus, Slipstream, Divebomb, Sawback (1716150)
Posted by Optimizzy on August 6th, 2015 @ 10:28am CDT
Yeah. I think fracture looks great but for me, the value isn't there. I really hope they start releasing deceptions for warrior class. I'll pick them up. I like getting the new characters.
Re: Video Review - Transformers Robots in Disguise Minicons Dragonus, Slipstream, Divebomb, Sawback (1716153)
Posted by carytheone on August 6th, 2015 @ 11:04am CDT
Thanks for those last two pics Cobs. Those makes me want to pick up Fracture now. If you haven't been able to tell, I love some TF riding TF action.
Re: Video Review - Transformers Robots in Disguise Minicons Dragonus, Slipstream, Divebomb, Sawback (1716168)
Posted by fighterknight on August 6th, 2015 @ 12:22pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
And if you buy Fracture, will you buy him again if he is eventually released in the Warrior Class line?


Yeah, I'll get him again. This line is the first time I've bought multiple lines of the same show. I've got the Warrior line, One Step, and the Legion figures. I don't know what it is but I'm digging the designs. Still not a 100% sold on the show though which is weird.
Re: Video Review - Transformers Robots in Disguise Minicons Dragonus, Slipstream, Divebomb, Sawback (1716183)
Posted by ScottyP on August 6th, 2015 @ 2:23pm CDT
fighterknight wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
And if you buy Fracture, will you buy him again if he is eventually released in the Warrior Class line?


Yeah, I'll get him again. This line is the first time I've bought multiple lines of the same show. I've got the Warrior line, One Step, and the Legion figures. I don't know what it is but I'm digging the designs. Still not a 100% sold on the show though which is weird.
For me, with the toys, it's the alt modes. There are just some excellent vehicle designs being churned out right now. I'm also not sold on the show, but 1) this isn't the right thread and 2) my feelings on that are in the podcast going up today sometime soon anyhow :)
Re: Video Review - Transformers Robots in Disguise Minicons Dragonus, Slipstream, Divebomb, Sawback (1716216)
Posted by LegendaryAntiHero on August 6th, 2015 @ 7:38pm CDT
I think the show and designs are great. It deserves a 2nd season
Re: Video Review - Transformers Robots in Disguise Minicons Dragonus, Slipstream, Divebomb, Sawback (1716268)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 6th, 2015 @ 11:06pm CDT
LegendaryAntiHero wrote:I think the show and designs are great. It deserves a 2nd season
It's slated to have 78 episodes.
Re: Video Review - Transformers Robots in Disguise Minicons Dragonus, Slipstream, Divebomb, Sawback (1716303)
Posted by Va'al on August 7th, 2015 @ 4:30am CDT
We've seen some review of the Transformers: Robots in Disguise Minicon assortment recently, but thanks to iSpotTV.com, we also get a new official commercial for the first two Deployers in the line: Drift and Fracture, with Jetstorm and Airazor respectively. Check out below, in the embedded video, the fancied-up demonstration of the automorph and launcher gimmicks!

Re: Video Review - Transformers Robots in Disguise Minicons Dragonus, Slipstream, Divebomb, Sawback (1716327)
Posted by wolverinetodd on August 7th, 2015 @ 7:40am CDT
wolverinetodd wrote:I think the Wal-Mart in my area completely bypassed Wave 1 and got in Wave 2 first. When I was there on Monday, I remember seeing the Beastbox, Ratbat, Sandsting, and Velocirazor assortment on a "blank label" peg. I was going to get one of each, but as I said, "blank label" peg showing no price and the price scanner right there on the same aisle was broken. Now that I know they're only $5 a pop, I'll be picking them up tomorrow morning when I do some grocery shopping. If others were hesitant about buying them like I was without knowing their price, the four should still be there (fingers crossed).


RID Mini-Cons Wave 2.jpg


Yep, still in stock this morning. But now they're on a Flip N Change peg showing $9.99 or something like that, so probably won't sell out any time soon. Scanner on the aisle still showing ERROR, so I unplugged it to see if it would reboot. It did reboot, but still came up ERROR when all was said and done. Regardless, these four from Wave 2 were $4.93 each.
Re: Video Review - Transformers Robots in Disguise Minicons Dragonus, Slipstream, Divebomb, Sawback (1716337)
Posted by Optimizzy on August 7th, 2015 @ 8:51am CDT
surprisingly, my wal-mart got these little guys but I didn't really see anything I wanted. I wish they were more like Arms Micron and became weapons (guns and swords and such). I'd be more into them. They cool for they are though.

meanwhile, store shelves are dreadfully bare. They had a single Steeljaw and some AOE one steps.

Oh, but they did have 3 Armada Megatrons and one g1 Megs. That was pretty cool....and about a few months late for me :)
Re: Video Review - Transformers Robots in Disguise Minicons Dragonus, Slipstream, Divebomb, Sawback (1716346)
Posted by fighterknight on August 7th, 2015 @ 9:43am CDT
Hey I opened my Sideswipe today and noticed his arms don't peg in where they are supposed to when he is in robot mode. Anyone else have this problem?
Re: Video Review - Transformers Robots in Disguise Minicons Dragonus, Slipstream, Divebomb, Sawback (1716353)
Posted by Puhonix on August 7th, 2015 @ 10:12am CDT
fighterknight wrote:Hey I opened my Sideswipe today and noticed his arms don't peg in where they are supposed to when he is in robot mode. Anyone else have this problem?


I think I can fairly say that everyone has that problem. It's a shame really because I'm really fond of him, but those arms just won't stay put!
Re: Video Review - Transformers Robots in Disguise Minicons Dragonus, Slipstream, Divebomb, Sawback (1716371)
Posted by fighterknight on August 7th, 2015 @ 10:56am CDT
He was one of the figures I was most looking forward to opening too. I guess it isn't as bad if you are just posing them and displaying them. But if I had bought him to play with I'd be more upset.
Re: Video Review - Transformers Robots in Disguise Minicons Dragonus, Slipstream, Divebomb, Sawback (1716405)
Posted by ScottyP on August 7th, 2015 @ 1:45pm CDT
wolverinetodd wrote:
wolverinetodd wrote:I think the Wal-Mart in my area completely bypassed Wave 1 and got in Wave 2 first. When I was there on Monday, I remember seeing the Beastbox, Ratbat, Sandsting, and Velocirazor assortment on a "blank label" peg. I was going to get one of each, but as I said, "blank label" peg showing no price and the price scanner right there on the same aisle was broken. Now that I know they're only $5 a pop, I'll be picking them up tomorrow morning when I do some grocery shopping. If others were hesitant about buying them like I was without knowing their price, the four should still be there (fingers crossed).


RID Mini-Cons Wave 2.jpg


Yep, still in stock this morning. But now they're on a Flip N Change peg showing $9.99 or something like that, so probably won't sell out any time soon. Scanner on the aisle still showing ERROR, so I unplugged it to see if it would reboot. It did reboot, but still came up ERROR when all was said and done. Regardless, these four from Wave 2 were $4.93 each.
I'm about to do some sightings news for other RiD product and use this thread, but after that would love to report this as well. What Walmart (city, state) did you find these at?
Re: Video Review - Transformers Robots in Disguise Minicons Dragonus, Slipstream, Divebomb, Sawback (1716407)
Posted by ScottyP on August 7th, 2015 @ 2:00pm CDT
By the Allspark! The Robots in Disguise toyline is taking full advantage of the late summer retail reset season, and thanks to generally cool guy and Seibertron podcaster Razorclaw0000 we have more sightings to report. The Toys R Us exclusive Clash of the Transformers sub-line, which has been available at Canadian retail for some time now, has at last hit US Toys R Us stores!

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These were found at the Wilkes-Barre Township, PA Toys R Us. Razorclaw's email to the staff came during my lunch hour, so I hit up my local TRU in Raleigh, NC and sure enough, the 3-Step Hyperchange Heroes and Megatronus were available there too. This could be a sign that these toys were "street dated" and are hitting stores nationwide almost simultaneously.

The 2 packs of Legions figures will set you back $11.99 each, and the Deluxe class figures cost $14.99 each. Both of these size classes are simply repaints of earlier toys from the line, with the exception of new mold Legion Megatronus, and are certainly reminiscent of the now infamous 2007 Allspark Battles Transformers Movie sub-line.

The 3-Step Hyperchange Heroes are $19.99 each and are not only retools of the earlier versions, but they include new weapons as well. Finally, the all new, all big 5-Step Megatronus figure will run you $29.99. Keep in mind with all this listed pricing that Toys R Us prices may vary from store to store, or increase without warning at any time!

Galleries of many of the earlier versions of these molds can be found in our Robots in Disguise Galleries.

Be sure to let our News Crew know here. If you see these toys locally be sure to let your fellow collectors know in your local Sightings Thread, or utilize our Sightings Resource page which has been updated to include these figures.
Re: Video Review - Transformers Robots in Disguise Minicons Dragonus, Slipstream, Divebomb, Sawback (1716424)
Posted by fighterknight on August 7th, 2015 @ 2:54pm CDT
Sweet! I hope you can order on the website as I don't get to ToysRus often. I'd been trying to get Canadian friends to find these for me. Got to tell them to call off the hunt.
Re: Video Review - Transformers Robots in Disguise Minicons Dragonus, Slipstream, Divebomb, Sawback (1716439)
Posted by Razorclaw0000 on August 7th, 2015 @ 3:51pm CDT
Ah, the joys of AllSpark Blue again!

They had just put our full cases of the deployers and minicons, MP Bluestreak, and CW Legion cases with Rodimus and Skywarp. It was the fullest my TRU has been in ages.
Re: Video Review - Transformers Robots in Disguise Minicons Dragonus, Slipstream, Divebomb, Sawback (1716445)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on August 7th, 2015 @ 4:22pm CDT
If only the warriors were $14.99 everywhere! :BOT:

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