As part of a range released in 2001 by Tiger Electronics and Hasbro, Minion was 1 of 8 robots in the RC Custom Series . Like other robots in the series, Minion contained the same chassis as the other toys and built in impact sensors allowed "vitual damage" to be shown on the robot, as a result of ramming. Flashing LEDs on top of each toy displayed exactly how much damage it had taken, and the robot would cease to function once the light was no longer illuminated. This toy lacked quite a bit of accuracy however as the blade is much larger compared to the rest of its body and features very little of either of the real versions of the robots it was designed from, though it's possible that the makers thought the blade was too small to be that effective so they enlarged the blade for a better chance at damage. This Minion appears to be a mixture of its Las Vegas 1999 and Season 1.0 versions, combining its gray rear wedge and uncovered top from Las Vegas 1999, with its protected wheels and single sawblade of Season 1.0.
Of all the Custom Series toys to change upon release, this toy had the most drastic changes as it had a vastly different color scheme on the prototype.