This is wave 2 of the Mini-Con Battle Packs that includes on Autobot with a bunch of special armor, and a Decepticon Mini-Con.
Decepticon Hunter Bumblebee vs Major Mayhem:
Bumblebee comes with Major Mayhem. In the show, Major Mayhem is a bunch of characters, so it is a bummer for anyone who wants to army build this guy. You will have to army build with a bunch of Bumblebees too. That could get pretty expensive.
Our fearless leader is in the new Commander-style scale, where he is an in-between size from the Legion and Warrior Classes.
He fits in so well in scale with the Warrior Class figures of the big guys like Grimlock and Optimus.
Bumbleebee comes with 5 pieces of armor and a gun. The first gun we have seen the Robots in Disguise Bee carry so far. The armor is for the shins, shoulders, and head. The gun fits in well with what we have seen in the show.
Major Mayhem is a cyclone style mini-con, or a dude that changes into a ball. His transformation is as simple as it comes. He has a strangely long neck to get his head out to the front of his body.
Bumblebee’s armor can combine with his weapon as the gimmick goes. It becomes a gun.
It is very reminiscent of the gun that was given to the Generations Bumblebee back in 2013.
Decepticon Hunter Grimlock vs Back/Forth:
Grimlock come with 7 plates of armor and no weapon. He comes with Back/Forth who is yet another Cyclone Mini-Con. We have a lot of balls going on in this series. I would have thought we would see a torpedo type in here somewhere.
Grimlocks size is a bit on the small size, but he is a bigger figure, so he is too big for each of the scales. This Commander Class is too big for the Legion Class, and too small for other figures in the Commander Class with him. But he is not a total waste. This is the best example we have of Grimlock so far. He has better transformation than the Legion Class, and he doesn’t have the wobbly elbows that has plagued the Warrior Class Grimlock. The color is good, with more of a green look to him.
When he gets his armor on, it is clear that he IS the weapon. He didn’t have a weapon in his regular form, he shouldn’t need one as a Decepticon Hunter. On his forearms, he has long saws that can be used as a weapon.
When the armor pieces are combined, it creates a dangerous looking T-Rex head that Grimmy can wear on his arm.
Better yet, he can also use it in dino mode, where he gets an extra-big head to attack with.
Overall these are fun figures. The armor works well, and stays in place. The weapons are pretty fun for the most part. I think they did a better job with Bumblebee and Grimlock with the execution of the armor, and combining it into a weapon.
There is one more wave coming out in the future with Strongarm, and it looks like Sideswipe again? It looks like the next wave will feature Autobot Weaponizers versions of Mini-Cons, so we could get an epic Sideswipe and Strongarm with some great weapons capabilities.