KMart exclusive Mini-con 12-pack

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  1. BigPhill

    BigPhill Well-Known Member

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    Some Pics of 12 Pack of Universe MiniCons

    Here's some quick pics I took of the K-Mart 12 Pack of MiniCons I got last Thursday.

    I've been away to Auto Assembly, so that's why I've taken so long to do these pics;

    In Sealed (Although bashed pack);
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    Plastic Sleeve Removed;
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    This box is a total nightmare to open, if you want to keep it in a presentable state, you have to remove loads of tape and practically dismantle it to get the MiniCons out.

    Landslide Team;
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    With other versions of same mold;
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    Safeguard Team;
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    With other versions of same mold;
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    Overcast Team;
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    With other versions of same mold;
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    Ransack Team;
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    With other versions of same mold;
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    Overall I think these are some good decos on the molds. I just hope that these sell well enough to justify another 12 pack of others.

    Can anyone suggest what I can use to touch-up Cloudraker? In his missile pods the missiles are yellow, however one of them has been missed out. Would a Yellow Sharpie work, or will I have to paint them?

    Thanks.

    Phill
     
  2. The Asp

    The Asp Are we having fun yet?

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    The "teams" seem quite random, I mean two cars and a tank?
    Is that the minicon symbol painted on them, or bot/con symbols?

    When are they going to be released, and how much?
     
  3. unicronsupreme

    unicronsupreme supremest of unicrons

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    brargh! I'm really interested in this but we don't have a k-mart anymore. Looks like I'm gonna hafta pay the ebay scalpers for it unless someone on the boards can provide a hookup.
     
  4. Cascadia

    Cascadia Ion Storm

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    These are pretty cool...I have a K-mart down the street from me. I will keep an eye out for them.
     
  5. Ray Kremer

    Ray Kremer Well-Known Member

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    I don't really need another dozen minicons, but I'm keen on some of those molds so I guess I'm getting this.
     
  6. BrokenSVT

    BrokenSVT It's not broken anymore.

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    Well, I didn't see a review for these little guys yet, so thought I'd be the first to introduce you to them!

    First off, you guys have all seen the box art but I'll reiterate as I think it's a great looking package. Here's the back(the most important part) and the front with the guys spread out:

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    (We're freeeeeeeee!!!!)

    Alt modes together:
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    Here's the "Landslide team," consisting of Backstop, Bodyblock, and Knockdown. Bodyblock(red truck) is now one of my favorite mini-con molds. I took a close-up of Backstop's mug, because he reminds me of Animated Scrapper's face.

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    What're you lookin' at?
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    Next is the "Safeguard team," starring Heavytread, Makeshift, and Flatfoot. Heavytread is an obvious homage to G1 Warpath. Makeshift(blue car) is a neat mold, and sports a huge(for a mini-con) logo on his car roof. Flatfoot resembles G1 Prowl a fair bit in coloration.

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    Here's Warpath's--er--Heavytread's close-up for referrence. Unfortunately for Heavytread, this mold's legs suck and he has a difficult time standing unsupported.

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    The third team is the "Overcast team." It consists of Suppressor, Blight, and Brimstone. Brimstone is neat, Blight is a huge disappointment(can't stand up for crap), and Suppressor is a nice repaint of an already-good mold.

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    Finally, my favorite three--the "Ransack team." Cloudraker(green chopper) is a disappointing mold, but I already knew that. He's a neat repaint nonetheless. Boltflash, in my opinion, is a blatant representation of the Go-Bot Leader 1. Someone else pointed out the resemblance to the Skystriker from vintage G.I. Joe lore. I stick to my guns on the Leader 1 likeness, especially when you consider the coloration and face-shape. This brings us to the third character in this team, Skyhammer. The same person mentioned the Cobra Rattler homage, and this is fairly obvious upon reflection.

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    Leader 1(Boltflash) striking a pose. Notice the coloration:
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    Cobra Rattler-esque coloration, he only lacks a black face mask to pull off the look. The slide-out fists are a great compliment to the mold, it really adds some nice detail.
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    Sorry for the long winded-ness, especially regarding mini-cons. I hope my mini-review(pun intended) convinces others to purchase this fine set. At a price of roughly $2 per figure, it's a bargain in my books.

    If you don't already own the Classics mini-con molds, you owe it to yourself to purchase these fellows. If you DO own the molds, buy them again--they're great!
     
  7. Feralstorm

    Feralstorm I ship Nick & Judy TFW2005 Supporter

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    If you like Minicons (and you like the Classics-line Minicons, which were a little weird in design even by Minicon standards.) This is a pretty winning set. There's a few nice color homages here, and the majority of them are improvements over the previous releases color-wise. I do kinda wish either the Dinobots minicons or "Predacon" minicons made it into this set, if only because it would keep poor Brimstone from standing out as the only non-vehicle in the entire group.
     
  8. Chaos Muffin

    Chaos Muffin Misadventure Veteran

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    Sweet review, thanks for the pics.

    I really want this set, just wished they used a few different minicons that didnt have such lame robot modes
     
  9. MegaHavok

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    good pics, i have the originals and cant justify a rebuy as only the rattler and leader 1 look worth it. Anybody wanna sell just those two?
     
  10. Ray Kremer

    Ray Kremer Well-Known Member

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    I'll have to remember to check my local K-Mart, don't normally go in there ever. Interesting that they swapped some of the team members around compared to the four classics minicon sets these are redecos of.
    (and of course for the redeco of the fifth classic minicon set, you need the last Botcon exclusives)
     
  11. BrokenSVT

    BrokenSVT It's not broken anymore.

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    Thanks for the kinds words fellows, it was my first "published" review and I enjoyed it immensely. I like the figures more each day, to the point I may pick up a second set to keep MISB.
     
  12. Boy who screams

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    Dayum.
    I really want this set...
    Any chance of a group shot in robot modes?
     
  13. BrokenSVT

    BrokenSVT It's not broken anymore.

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    Voila:

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    And a shot of my favorites:

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  14. Boy who screams

    Boy who screams Banned

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    Nice!
    Thankyou muchly!
     
  15. all are dead

    all are dead Being a nerd is my game.

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    i got the set and the box is a pain in the @$$ to open! but the minicons are pretty cool and i thought the k-mart was bad and now its closing before x-mas but i have another closer than the one i got it at and it is better but i usually stay away from k-mart....
     
  16. BrokenSVT

    BrokenSVT It's not broken anymore.

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    Why did you open the box? It's a matter of sliding off the plastic sleeve and carefully cutting the wires if you merely wanted to free the figures :) 
     
  17. yovnocrats

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    Got this today, only ever owned three of the molds, I am very pleased.
     
  18. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    I just picked these up and i am pleased with them as is my Unicron as he as added to his slave pool :cool: 
     

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