It's funny how they chose to completely ignore Servbots, when Minions are basically a direct rip-off.
Because the people that don't know what Servbots are make up most of the demographic that Minions are marketed towards and they're enough to make them incredibly profitable and popular. At this point they probably have good enough lawyers to fight a case if one were made against them.
Servbots speak intelligibly if not with the greatest intelligence, and plenty of them know Tron and the Bonnes are inept.
Rabbids do build things too but more Wile E Coyote style though.
Minions and Rabbids fill the same role of jibbering, doing random things, playing dress up, all to the end of doing random sight gags.