ArtTek FOC Grimlock Upgrades: Art of War AOW-02 and Art of Tech AOT-001

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  1. brr-icy

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    A sneak peek of the ArtTek upgrade sets for FOC Grimlock.

    The packaging is pretty plain but functional. the Head comes with instructions on installation and eye colour switching

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    Included Parts:

    Head, with two light piping pieces in red and blue

    Gun sold separately

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    some close ups of the different colours

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    both are really nice, I'll probably end up switching them once in a while

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    If you have FOC Grimlock, this set is a must, gets rid of that horrible looking head and adds his
    trademark double barreled blaster. making the figure from mediocre at best to a worthy display
    piece for your classics or foc shelves
     
  2. Zer0

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    It's interesting how just changing the head on a Transformer can drastically improve its appearance.
     
  3. CybertronianFan

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    I have the gun for both the Hasbro FoC Grimlock and the 2 of the metallic versions for the Takara's deco. I am thoroughly impressed with them.
     
  4. Sammael

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    Nice preview!

    I pre-ordered the head, but I'm on the fence about the blaster since I have a G1 Grimlock blaster I'm not using - my Takara FOC Grimmy is still in transit so I can't check if it can use the G1 blaster or not... can anyone confirm?
     
  5. brr-icy

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    pretty sure the g1 blaster is 4mm is it not?
     
  6. leobreaker1977

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    where can the be ordered from bro?
     
  7. STRAKER454

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    Interesting. This looks a lot better than the initial pictures looked. I wonder if that is from the feedback they got or if the prototype just wasn't quite finished. This head looks a bit bigger and looks like it sits lower than the initial pics showed. Less spindly looking to me.
     
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    Awesome pics as usual, dude. Really looking forward to this set.
     
  9. Mr.Deflok

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    Looks a lot better than the original pics. Strange that ArtTek themselves haven't shown off the new version; what's up with that?

    I'd like to order but all the websites have the old pics still so I'm cautious.
     
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    Several online retailers either have them or just about to get them.

    I know for a fact that Agesthreeandup.com (direct link here: ArtTek - AoT-002 Rex Blaster) has them in-stock and offering free shipping on these and a few other items.
     
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    I really enjoy the 3rd party stuff...is this 3rd party? I have the heads for my ironhide and ratchet..helps those TF's by like 100%!!

    Thanks for sharing brr-icy my bud!
     
  12. Timesynch

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    That's a definite improvement. I may pick up the head and gun, after all.
     
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    This kit is worth every penny of my money.
     
  14. brr-icy

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    it is, like the handle placement on the hero rifle, they like to adjust things that aren't working
    there will be no old version released, this is the final version :) 
     
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    does the color match takara grimlock ?
     
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    are these the regular ones of the limited edition metallic ones? can't tell, all your pics look so shiny :) 
     
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    There's only the one version of the product design, the black or metallic version is the only difference. So you're not going to get anything else.

    I'd guess the normal version, since he's using the Hasbro version of the toy.
     
  18. brr-icy

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    regular version :)  no metallic
     
  19. BlackHawkOmega

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    I actually don't like the head.
     
  20. baggzey23

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    but the aesthetic is still foc
     

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