Video Reviews for Robots In Disguise Battle Pack Sideswipe and Legion Drift

Friday, December 25th, 2015 11:10am CST

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We have some nice new video reviews coming at you this Christmas day. We have not one but two reviews for Battle Pack Sideswipe and Mini-con Anvil (is he THAT good?) and a review for Legion Class Drift. These are from Chuckdawg1999 and Balmatrix. Enjoy!


baltmatrix wrote:Hey Guys,

Happy Holidays! Thanks for watching the Optimus review. For a comparison here my Battle Pack Sideswipe review as well! While neither figures are bad they are little more than scaled up Legion class figures with silly armor bits and a bakugan. Younger kids might like them but I worry that the kids will lose or swallow the energon bits. (as the father of a 19-month-old I worry about these things)

Oh an on the 26th I'll follow up with my 2016 Wave 1 RID Minicon review.




Again, wishing you all a wonderful Holiday,

Balt


chuckdawg1999 wrote:After the disappointment of Warrior Sideswipe I, and many other collectors, were hoping for a better version of the character. Hasbro must have heard us as this Decepticon Hunter version is fantastic. If I were to have one complaint, it's that the figure doesn't come with a proper sword, instead the main weapon is a mace. Armored up the figure looks really good, and the combined weapon holds together better than Prime's. All in all, a solid buy.



chuckdawg1999 wrote:Drift is a great Legion figure with a fun transformation.

Credit(s): Chuckdawg1999 and Balmatrix


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Re: Video Reviews for Robots In Disguise Battle Pack Sideswipe and Legion Drift (1750429)
Posted by carytheone on December 26th, 2015 @ 11:23am CST
Howdy fellow Seibertronians. Following the previous in hand look at the Robots in Disguise Mini-con 4 pack we have had several retail sightings submitted this morning.

The set includes the Mini-cons:

-Scorch strike Undertone

-Blizzard Strike Backtrack

-Scorch strike Beastbox

-Blizzard Strike Swelter

Seibertronian xRotorstormx, reluctantyouth and yours truly found the Mini-con 4 pack for $16.99 at ToysRUs in Milford, CT, Peoria IL and Baton Rouge, LA respectively. You can refresh your memory of the rest of the RID line here.

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Are you a Mini-con addict? What do you think of the new molds and decos? Sound off in the discussion below.

And remember to keep your browsers pointed to Seibertron.com for the latest in Transformer news, the largest Transformers galleries found on the web and the handiest Transformers sightings this side of a space bridge.
Re: Video Reviews for Robots In Disguise Battle Pack Sideswipe and Legion Drift (1750440)
Posted by ScottyP on December 26th, 2015 @ 12:20pm CST
Speaking of the sightings section, I've added a listing for these in there. Got so busy getting the Rescue Bots section caught up these slipped through the cracks on me!
Re: Video Reviews for Robots In Disguise Battle Pack Sideswipe and Legion Drift (1750444)
Posted by carytheone on December 26th, 2015 @ 1:03pm CST
ScottyP wrote:Speaking of the sightings section, I've added a listing for these in there. Got so busy getting the Rescue Bots section caught up these slipped through the cracks on me!
Awesome, I couldn't find them earlier. I'll go make a submission now.

EDIT: Has anyone noticed that the 4 packs appear to only come with 2 sets of energon armor?
Re: Video Reviews for Robots In Disguise Battle Pack Sideswipe and Legion Drift (1750480)
Posted by william-james88 on December 26th, 2015 @ 8:45pm CST
carytheone wrote:
ScottyP wrote:Speaking of the sightings section, I've added a listing for these in there. Got so busy getting the Rescue Bots section caught up these slipped through the cracks on me!
Awesome, I couldn't find them earlier. I'll go make a submission now.

EDIT: Has anyone noticed that the 4 packs appear to only come with 2 sets of energon armor?


Yeah. And I find that too bad since that energon armour is the extent of the playability they have for me (since I am not buying the deployers). Those extra energon figures were beautifully implemented last time (as well as terribly ignored by Hasbro). Does anyone know if anything extra can be made of these clear armour bits?
Re: Video Reviews for Robots In Disguise Battle Pack Sideswipe and Legion Drift (1750932)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on December 29th, 2015 @ 11:04am CST
Optimus does not look too bad in that armor. Sideswipe looks pretty funny though. Not too bad overall though, definitely interesting :BOT:
Re: Video Reviews for Robots In Disguise Battle Pack Sideswipe and Legion Drift (1751273)
Posted by Madeus Prime on December 31st, 2015 @ 3:54pm CST
Kind of a request, as I own neither figure, are the heads of the blue Optimus and Megatronus swappable. Just could somebody humor me and check so I don't waste my money on buying both toys. :oops:
Re: Video Reviews for Robots In Disguise Battle Pack Sideswipe and Legion Drift (1751378)
Posted by RAR on January 1st, 2016 @ 9:35am CST
I thought I'd mention that there is a KO of RID-15 Optimus Prime's Warrior Class toy out / or due soon in China and also one of Drift both are about Voyager Size - and complement the existing Grimlock, Bumblebee & StrongArm toys.

Optimus looks like he's a good option for scale fans and has that bonus advantage of being closer to the proper size like Grimlock is too - while not being quite so huge as the Takara "Leader class" version.

The versions shown here are the ones with metal parts - but they may well make all plastic version too.

http://world.taobao.com/item/5257577785 ... 0.0.oaJvLO

I thought this was worth mentioning where someone would be more likely to see it than tucked away in the KO forum that is so rarely visited. as it's potentially of specific interest to those likely to read this thread perhaps.
Re: Video Reviews for Robots In Disguise Battle Pack Sideswipe and Legion Drift (1751380)
Posted by william-james88 on January 1st, 2016 @ 9:41am CST
I would still not recomend that mold to anyone.
Re: Video Reviews for Robots In Disguise Battle Pack Sideswipe and Legion Drift (1751421)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on January 1st, 2016 @ 3:51pm CST
It's still not a bad mold, just the arms really :BOT:
Re: Video Reviews for Robots In Disguise Battle Pack Sideswipe and Legion Drift (1751461)
Posted by william-james88 on January 1st, 2016 @ 6:12pm CST
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:It's still not a bad mold, just the arms really :BOT:


Oh there is way more than that. The feet are right there for all to see, the transformation is overly simplistic with most detail repeating from robot mode to alt mode, there is a random hole in the back that serve NO purpose, the head keeps sinking and as you said, the arms are atrocious with both the terrible shoulder articulation and the giant panels under the forearms. Seriously, I would love to see anyone argue how this is not the worse toy from the warrior class. Sideswipe has a huge flaw, but he is way more interesting than this optimus toy.
Re: Video Reviews for Robots In Disguise Battle Pack Sideswipe and Legion Drift (1751584)
Posted by RAR on January 2nd, 2016 @ 7:23am CST
The fore arm pannels for me about 5 minute with a screw driver and some snips to fix by trimming the ridge on the ring the wheels mount onto down a little the kibble "Boxing gloves" can then rotate back allowing things to plug all the way through his hands.

I have no objection to the shoulders of the gap in the back of vehicle mode, I don't notice either in general play.

As for the head dipping down - did you grab it and pull it upwards as it has to "click" into place to stay put properly.

Anyway Warrior Optimus is a perfectly respectable toy by comparison to say Sideswipe. I'm definitely going to get the Oversize Optimus & Drift soon as I can locate a less expensive source for them.

The only slight objection I do have to Optimus is it's not an easy fix to fix the miss-assembly error on his legs.
Re: Video Reviews for Robots In Disguise Battle Pack Sideswipe and Legion Drift (1752447)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on January 5th, 2016 @ 10:27pm CST
Fellow Seibertronians, fresh off of Autobase Aichi's facebook page, we have a great look at RID Deployer's Overload and Backtrack. As you will see below, Overload boasts a rather unique and interesting transformation for a tank-based Transformer. Below we've mirrored several of the highlights from the gallery:

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And for an even better look check out Baltmatrix's review of him:



Next we have an accompanying commercial featuring the new Cyclone Mini-cons and Overload:



So, what do you think of the new 'Cyclone' Mini-con's? Did you like Overload's transformation - should other tank-based transformers emulate it? let us know in the comment section below.
Re: Video Reviews for Robots In Disguise Battle Pack Sideswipe and Legion Drift (1752462)
Posted by carytheone on January 5th, 2016 @ 11:31pm CST
I had high hopes for Overlord, oh well. I still like his lil buddy though. I hope they release at least one version of the round minicon as a single pack.
Re: Video Reviews for Robots In Disguise Battle Pack Sideswipe and Legion Drift (1752463)
Posted by Mkall on January 5th, 2016 @ 11:35pm CST
Hopefully he'll be in a non-deployer figure (such as how Fracture was re-done). I'd get him then.
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Posted by Cobotron on January 5th, 2016 @ 11:40pm CST
carytheone wrote: I still like his lil buddy though. I hope they release at least one version of the round minicon as a single pack.
I think they are. You could always get a Battle Pack, a cool ball bot, and a super sweet Commander Class figure to PARTY YOUR DASHBOARD! :HALUC:

I had high hopes for Overload, oh well.
His character design is so cool, I wanted to like the toy. Maybe, like Fracture, we'll get a cool Warrior.
Re: Video Reviews for Robots In Disguise Battle Pack Sideswipe and Legion Drift (1752467)
Posted by carytheone on January 5th, 2016 @ 11:54pm CST
Cobotron wrote:
carytheone wrote: I still like his lil buddy though. I hope they release at least one version of the round minicon as a single pack.
I think they are. You could always get a Battle Pack, a cool ball bot, and a super sweet Commander Class figure to PARTY YOUR DASBOARD! :HALUC:
I think you already talked me into the OP battle pack. Bludgeon is a cool minicon, but the lil round minicon I want is different than those. I want the one that looks like the ones that Micronus Prime sent after Optimus when he was training with King Kai.

So far that mold only comes in a 4 pack and with Overlord.

carytheone wrote:I had high hopes for Overload, oh well.
His character design is so cool, I wanted to like the toy. Maybe, like Fracture, we'll get a cool Warrior.
Fracture set the bar pretty high, so one can only hope. I like his spartan look.

Also, doesn't that minicon remind you of this:

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Re: Video Reviews for Robots In Disguise Battle Pack Sideswipe and Legion Drift (1752472)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on January 6th, 2016 @ 1:04am CST
I gotta say, I wasn't expecting the transformation to be as cool as it was, the way the tank leaves the treads on the ground is awesome; always nice to see new innovations for a standard archetype of transformers 8-)
Re: Video Reviews for Robots In Disguise Battle Pack Sideswipe and Legion Drift (1752480)
Posted by Mechastrike on January 6th, 2016 @ 4:33am CST
Overload reminds me of Magnus a bit and yes i'm aware of Armada Overload is sometimes compared to Ultra Magnus.

as for the mini-cons, i'm thinking... Bakugan.
Re: Video Reviews for Robots In Disguise Battle Pack Sideswipe and Legion Drift (1752502)
Posted by worldsgreatest on January 6th, 2016 @ 8:23am CST
Overload and Blizzard Drift popped into stock at HTS and Entertainment Earth back at the beginning of December.

Picked up Overload, and man is he sweet. Excellent transformation, excellent gimmick, striking deco, cool battle mask, and unique articulation for a Deployer.

Honestly one of my top figures of the year in any category.
Re: Video Reviews for Robots In Disguise Battle Pack Sideswipe and Legion Drift (1752505)
Posted by carytheone on January 6th, 2016 @ 8:34am CST
Hellscream9999 wrote:I gotta say, I wasn't expecting the transformation to be as cool as it was, the way the tank leaves the treads on the ground is awesome; always nice to see new innovations for a standard archetype of transformers 8-)
The treads are badass. I was hoping for more arm articulation. Overlord does have a very cool silhouette. I'll probably get him and deployer Drift if I find a good sale just for the minicons.

Hoping for a warrior Overlord though. Maybe some of that Fracture lightning will strike twice.

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