TOY FAIR 2002:
After measuring them with a ruler and comparing them to a MicroMaster, we can now say that a typical Minicon is just a smidgen over 2" tall in robot mode.
High Wire does, in fact, have a face. What had looked at first like an indistinct red blob is actually a pointed mouth-mask and a recessed eye-visor slit. Overall, not unlike Soundwave.
The sword that is formed by the three Minicon jets is named "Star Saber." Heh.
When asked whether a TF's hidden features could be unlocked without the use of a Minicon, the explainer said that this would probably be very difficult on the finished toys.
Mini-Cons compared to Micromasters:
Copyright 2002 Altered States Magazine