Ok, before I start, I would like to say that I am aware I should be working, and the stuff I'm about to say is really pointless and geeky. At best, the reaction I get will be along the lines of "That's true. I never considered that before, however this is useless information". At worst, people will reply with "You seriously need a life. You have too much time on your hands to be considering this sort of thing". At any rate, I will press on... Back when Mini-cons were still a relatively new sort of thing, in the middle of the Armada line, there was something I found peculiar - that they released the Destruction Team, comprised of two excavation-themed vehicles and a thrid seemingly unrelated vehicle. Buzzsaw, a bucket wheel excavator, and Drill-bit, a drill excavator, seemed to go together brilliantly. Dualor, however, an anti-aircraft tank, looked to me to better suite a sort of military team. Up to this point, Mini-con teams kept to a theme. We had the air defense team, made up of three jets, for example. Lo and behold, the next team to be released was called the Adventure team, another seemingly mis-matched, themeless team, which happened to have the exact same gimmick as the Destruction team (a set of gears that would operate some special feature when the vehicle was rolled around). The Adventure team had, in its ranks, what seemed to be the missing excavation vehicle from the destruction team - Iceberg, a "snow cat" with a giant earth-moving plough. Incidently, not my first choice for vehicles to take on an "adventure". If one were to regroup the excavation vehicles, the remaining team members would seem to make a nice military team, comprised of a dune buggy with a gun turret, an anti-aircraft tank, and a 4X4 truck, which are often used in the army. Why would Hasbro do this, you ask? Well, perhaps they know military vehicles sell better than construction vehicles, so naturally a little team member swapping would help prevent some teams from warming the pegs. So, why mention this now, you ask? Years after the fact? Well, because with the recent Mini-Con releases and the pictures we are now seeing of upcoming releases, I think it's happening again. We've already seen the release of the Giant Planet Mini-con team. Let's see - there's a sub and a jet. So far looking good for a military themed team, right? Except the third member is a construction vehicle. Hmmm... well surely if this theory were to hold any water, we'd have seen another team out there with a single military member and two construction vehicles, right? I call your attention now to the Demolition team we have just seen pictures of, comprised of a tank, a dumptruck and a front end loader. Coincidence? I think not. So there you have it. Surely I have shown that Mini-con Shake-ups do occur. The only question left to answer is why I feel compelled to prove this, or to devote so much time to explaining this. I don't have the answer to that. However, maybe this sort of thing has happened before, and it may help to shed light on certain peculiarities in G1. Ever wonder why Blast-Off was a space shuttle, even though he was in a supposedly military-themed group (the Combaticons)? Perhaps he was originally an Aerialbot, and one of the other Aerialbot jets belonged with the Combaticons. The small Pretenders of 1989 had three animals and three vehicles for inner robots, yet not grouped together. Perhaps Bludgeon was meant to be an Autobot, and Pincher a Decepticon in the early stages of the concept. I'll leave you all with one more pointless observation of a possible G1 shake-up, then I promise I'm done. The G1 Triggerbot called Dogfight had a motorized trigger mechanism, unlike the gearless spring loaded type shared by his breathren. Conversely, Windsweeper, the Triggercon, seemed to possess the Autobot style of trigger. Was Dogfight designed to be a Decepticon? He certainly had more guns and a Cyclonus-like wing style. Ok. I'm done.