Ok. I got around to snapping some quick shots of the new wave minicons in bot mode.
Overall, I can't say I'm a huge fan of minicons.
Give me Micromasters any day over these guys.
And believe me. I'm not a G1 guy at all.
(Lotsa big ass photos in this one kids.)
Dirt Digger Team
Grindor makes my panties moist in many ways. Buy him. Love him.
His transformation is top-notch and totally different that most. That's a definitely plus for so small a bot.
I really love Dirt Rocket's alt mode but his bot mode is just weak. It took me a long time to finally be able to get him to stand for this photo. It didn't matter if his "feet" were properly transformers or not.
I love Oil Slick. But damn, those "legs" just are a pain in the ass to get configured so he'll stand.
Predator Attack Team
Overbite has a great name. He also happens to be pretty decent in bot mode, with a simple transformation sorta-kinda like the general one of Transmetal 2 Cheetor a bit.
Excellent color scheme for him too.
I love Snarl's orange cat motif, but man, the "animal head on shoulder, animal ass on other shoulder" syndrome strikes.
Dreadwing's bot mode surprised me. I actually kind of like it. The eagle talons becoming the bot hands work.
Clear Skies Team
Steel Wind isn't bad. His "feet" are kind of crappy but on the whole, he's ok.
Nightscream is lame. He suffers from "animal head on shoulder, animal ass on other shoulder" syndrom common with a lot of Beast Wars-era figures.
I can't get into him.
Oh. And I apparently forgot to photograph Thunderwing even though I know I transformed him for a photo.
Overall, you can't know small figures when they come down to about $2 a pop.
While I may not like their bot modes, almost every single one of these new minicons has got fantastic alt modes.
And that's definitely ok with this loser.