FansToys FT-08 Grinder (Masterpiece Grimlock)

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  1. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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  2. deathsheadII

    deathsheadII Not a Bounty Hunter yes?

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    that chest just don't scream grimlock to me......not sure how i feel about this one
     
  3. ComputronX

    ComputronX Till all are MP

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    Yeah, looks cool! Hope we will get him at the end of the year. Looks very much like the official MP. I was hoping that they will bring the shoulders down a bit, but I'm ok with that design too.
    The chest has to be changed, doesn't look any toon accurate, more like the foc version.
     
  4. divinecomedy

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    Are we sure this is not Warbotron? Those shoulders seem a bit high.
     
  5. Cax6ton

    Cax6ton Insufferable Smartass

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    :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol 

    Maybe end of next year. It will be surprising enough if Sludge makes it out by the end of this year.
     
  6. Rodentus prime

    Rodentus prime Well-Known Member

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    I assume details will change before the proto all those details don't really match the style of the others.

    Also Grindr? - I thought Hardbone was a dodgy name..
     
  7. deathsheadII

    deathsheadII Not a Bounty Hunter yes?

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    looks like they swayed too much from the cartoon which they have been trying so hard to get as close to as possible
     
  8. st.ranger

    st.ranger Emperor of Destruction

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    Seems like they try to rip off Giga to me.

    I see moving tail and very strange chest.
     
  9. OptimusTimelord

    OptimusTimelord Masterpiece Reanimator

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    Ok... Very reminiscent of Mp-08. Except the chest, which just doesn't really say Grimlock at all to me. I really thought they were going to go much further to differentiate their Grimmy and be more toon accurate than TT's (which although it is showing it's age still looks the better of the two for me). This just feels further removed from Grimlock rather than closer, which I'd been hoping for based on their other Dibots.

    Might end up with that oversize MP-08 KO after all.
     
  10. deathsheadII

    deathsheadII Not a Bounty Hunter yes?

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    thinking the same
     
  11. Robogeek28

    Robogeek28 Who're you calling a geek?

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    Yeah, this will be bought.
     
  12. malware5

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    My thoughts as well. Lol at the people who crapped on MP-08's shoulders!

    Yep, it almost seems like he has a belly it should be flattened out a bit! I'm also torn about this one.


    So...finally, the last of the three reveals, secretly, I was hoping it would be Skyfire but this will do. I'm surprised his name doesn't start with an 'S' like the rest of brethren but then again his name starts with a 'g' and all the rest with an s so it makes sense.

    I'm not so surprised, despite the amount of vitriol MP-08 gets, I think it's dino mode is pretty much perfect and was always going to be a tall order for FT, particularly with their strange gold choices and their sometimes strange design choices as well.

    The robot as well wasn't going to be easy as some thought and is proving to be the case! Now hear me out. Other than scale, it was just a couple of tweeks here or there and it would be perfect. If Mp-08 had a wider chest, lower shoulders, thicker thighs he would be spot on, so I always was a bit skeptical about FT tackling the character.

    But...I'm sure tweeks will be made and the end product will look spectacular...I hope!
     
  13. YOLOrenzo

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    Looks good! I'm sure there will be some changes in the prototypes.
     
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    This can not be FansToys design this doesn't match the design aesthetics that have been doing with their other Dinobots. Now if this was listed as Gigapowers Grimlock I could see it, but not FansToys.
     
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    From past experience, there is a large difference between drawing and actual product for FT. Even when comparing the cgi to actual product, Ft seems to always be much nicer on the actual product than their drawings and cgi. Just saying... WAIT for actual prototype, and consider this like a placeholder for early pre-orders or just to start getting excited for it's coming.
     
  16. Tekkaman Blade

    Tekkaman Blade Professor of Animation

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    I'd need to see a prototype to be sure.
     
  17. Timesynch

    Timesynch Go For Broke! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Ol' Grimmy's been hittin' the gym! Looks good.
     
  18. malware5

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    On second thought.....his shoulders might not be as bad as a couple of us, including myself here have made it. If you look at the shoulders closely, you can see there is a sort of sliding mechanism that will be able to lower the shoulders/arms. With this mechanism in place if they feel the shoulders are too high, the groove could simply be extended, then the arms could slide further down.

    Problem solved!
     
  19. Transmetal

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    We sure this is FTs? Looks like Giga to me.
     
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    Unless someone else is running fanstoys.com, it would appear to be FT.

    I'm beginning to see why they never bothered to show line drawings of FT-07 and just held out for the proto reveal. It looks like people are reading WAY too much into a line drawing.
     

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