Blog #1035: Toy Review: Transformers: Robots in Disguise (2015) Mini-Con Battle Packs 4-Pack Wave 1 (Blizzard Strike Backtrack, Scorch Strike Beastbox, Blizzard Strike Swelter, Scorch Strike Undertone)

a-ridlogoTransformers: Robots in Disguise (2015) Mini-Con Battle Packs 4-Pack Wave 1 (Blizzard Strike Backtrack, Scorch Strike Beastbox, Blizzard Strike Swelter, Scorch Strike Undertone)

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Read my reviews on Backtrack, Beastbox, and Divebomb (whom Swelter is remolded from).

Blizzard Strike Backtrack

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Blizzard Strike Backtrack is so close to the original version in color, that until I compared the two, I wasn’t sure they weren’t identical.  Blizzard Strike Backtrack is blue while the original was green, and has different paint apps.  More importantly, the problems with the original’s mold, looseness that made his not stay in robot mode, have been solved.  Not sure if they made this running change for Overload.

Scorch Strike Beastbox

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Scorch Strike Beastbox appears to be a straight repaint of Beastbox.  The colors aren’t bad, but I liked the original better.  They did not include his armor.  This really sucks.  The Mini-Cons were designed to have armor, and Hasbro went cheap by not including the armor for some of them.  That really pisses me off.

Blizzard Strike Swelter

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Blizzard Strike Swelter is heavily remolded from Divebomb, so much so, that you might consider him a new mold based on Divebomb’s design rather than an actual remold.  He, like Beastbox, has no armor, which really sucks.  I assume we will get a regular non Blizzard Strike version of Swelter at some point.

Scorch Strike Undertone

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Undertone is the only completely new mold in this set.  He turns into a ball, and thus is meant to be launched from either Overload or the upcoming Crazybolt.  The problem is, that they are both Decepticons and Undertone is an Autobot.  Unless we are going to get an Autobot Deployer using the Undertone or Crazybolt design, this is really stupid.  My guess is we will get one of them repainted as an Autobot, but that’s just a guess.  He looks fine, but nothing special, like the other ball shaped Mini-Cons.  I don’t like the color choice for his armor as it blends into him so well.  They really should have done something that would stand out more, like red, purple, or green.

Overall: It’s not a bad set for the price, but not including armor for two of them really sucks.  For completists only.

Thanks for reading!

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I’m 36 years old, and I work in network tech support for a public school system. I am a huge fan of Star Trek, Transformers, Harry Potter, and Marvel Comics as well as numerous other fandoms. I’m a big sports fan, especially the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. I collect toys (mostly Transformers but other stuff too), comic books, and Red Sox baseball cards. I watch an obscene amount of television and love going to the movies. I am hopelessly addicted to Wizard Rock and I write Harry Potter Fanfiction, though these days I am working on a couple of different original YA novels.
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2 Responses to Blog #1035: Toy Review: Transformers: Robots in Disguise (2015) Mini-Con Battle Packs 4-Pack Wave 1 (Blizzard Strike Backtrack, Scorch Strike Beastbox, Blizzard Strike Swelter, Scorch Strike Undertone)

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