Alternator Grimlock, WORST TOY EVER!! Sort of...

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Dr Kain, Aug 19, 2006.

  1. Dr Kain

    Dr Kain Well-Known Member

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    I got Alternator Grimlock yesterday, and I have to say, this is the worst Alternator I have so far. His entire transformation into robot mode is rediculous, but not as bad as when trying to transform him back into car mode. Hell, getting him to not fall apart is one painstaking task, then getting his arms positioned properly to get them under the hood without scratching the paint is another. Let's not forget the face that the roof does not lock in like the others one's do, plus his bottom scraps against the ground when you move him in car mode. This toy absolutely sucks!! I just hope Shockwave (and whoever else is an Acura) is not this bad. I want Wheeljack, but now, I'm debating if I should get him, or if I do, just not open him.
     
  2. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    i wholeheartedly disagree. sure the TFmation is painful, but once his in robot mode, he is rock solid, unlike some of the more current alts.

    he's in my top 3 alt despite him grimlock king not pony.
     
  3. Megatronwp38

    Megatronwp38 Megatron? Is that you!?!?

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    Yeah, I have to disagree as well. I think the Mustangs are probably one of, if not the most sturdy and stable of the Alternators. He just takes "practice" to get to the point where his transformation doesn't frustrate the bejabbers out of you. Mine doesn't scrape in vehicle mode and the roof attach's quite solidly...that goes for both wheeljack and grimlock.

    As for shockblast/wave...he rocks!
     
  4. misterd

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    Next to Meister/Shockwave, the Mustangs are my favorite alts.
     
  5. Sonscreen

    Sonscreen Casual TF collector<br><b><font color=#FF0000>aksm TFW2005 Supporter

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    Practice makes perfect! Grimlock and Wheeljack are pains in the necks to transform, but after awhile you'll get used to it.
     
  6. Dr Kain

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    I hope so, but now his legs look like crap with black streaks on them from the roof.
     
  7. rattrap007

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    I like it..
     
  8. Megatronwp38

    Megatronwp38 Megatron? Is that you!?!?

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    How on earth did u manage that...? When I transform him, once the legs have been opened and lowered its no where near the roof..
     
  9. Mumps

    Mumps <b><font color=blue>I voted for Super_Megatron and

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    I guess this isn't the place to brag that I find Grimlock very easy to transform...
     
  10. Greyryder

    Greyryder Kitbashed

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    The Mustangs are my favorite alts in my collection. Personally, I find that the arm transformation flows fairly well. It's the Subarus, I have trouble with.
     
  11. MegaMoonMan

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    Couldn't disagree more. The Mustang molds are awesome.
     
  12. Kristof

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    My only issue with the Mustangs was their tendancy for the doors to fall off or get in the way of the transformation process.
     
  13. MasterOfPuppets

    MasterOfPuppets Banned

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    Same here. The Alternators really aren't too difficult to transform. They're just fiddly. I'm at the point where TFing Grimlock without parts popping off is no problem. He's one of the nicest cars in the line, and the silver paint looks great. The robot looks big and beefy, nice head sculpt and very well articulated.And he's got a kickass sword. Grimlock is easily one of my favorites in the line.
     
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    But that's half of all Alt molds...
     
  15. Overlord II

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    If you think the Alternators Grimlock is the worst toy ever....I will gladly take him off your hand for you. :D 
     
  16. AutobotEngineer

    AutobotEngineer Highly Dubious

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    Mustangs are my second favorite mold. I am continualy astonished that adults cannot transform their toys. Grimlock is as just as easy to transform as Smokescreen, or Windcharger. They're just toys. I heard someone whining about alt Prime's transformation....Alt Prime is easily the simplest of the line.
     
  17. godsenddeath

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    Grimlock takes patience.

    Either you have it or you don't.
     
  18. $5HotRod

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    I found the Mustang models frustrating to transform as well, largely due to the arms and the parts constantly falling off. Over time, yes, I did get better at it but I find the molds still pretty bad to work with and my least favorite to transform. I much prefer any of the other Alternator transformations than the Mustangs.

    Once in robot mode, I found them to be less than rock solid largely due to those ball joints. Over time, they wear (pretty quickly) and it makes posing the figure extremely difficult. They have great articulation but if that sturdiness isn't there, the articulation won't matter much if they can't hold poses.
     
  19. Cheebs

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    Hmmm.. Let me see here:

    *slides stuff on an abacus*
    *mixes chemicals*
    *puts a flask of bubbly stuff over a Bunsen burner*
    *holds flask up to the light*
    *pokes computer keys*
    *weights some unknown powders on a scale*
    *carefully tastes the result on the tip of his tounge*

    Well, these results are pretty conclusive:
    u r rong.
     
  20. Matrix Soul

    Matrix Soul Skull 4 reporting in!

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    It's funny because I've seen an instruction somewhere on the Japanese side and they actually recommends that you detach the doors for the Mustang mold when transforming. I have the BT version of Grimlock, and I've never had paint scratch or chip on the figure, how did you manage to scratch up the Alt version??
     

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