FansToys FT-08 Grinder (Masterpiece Grimlock)

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  1. ChromeMagnus

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    Aren't the bot mode head/faces on regular Scoria, Sever, and Soar the exact same as their X version counterparts including the color shade?
    If this set of v2 heads/faces are for our regular versions wouldn't we need a 2nd set of v2 heads to go with our X versions?
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    They do twist easily, but I noticed that the first time around. Also, in response to the other commenter, yes the rotation occurs at the knees, which is a smart way to think about it - I noticed that the correct orientation of the thighs was important from the instructions, which I really always use at least once, and also due to how other fanstoys dinos have this aspect.

    No, with all this and a lot of care, pegging the two larger alt mode side posts pulls the top of the back apart easily - without pegging in the two side pegs, the back top holds together OK. I guess it is an abnormality in my copy, which is odd given how many "irregular" issues I had with Sovereign. I think that the golder body piece is not positioned for those pegs, and maybe warped or malformed in some way. I think that shipping to my destination may be an issue. I live in Canada and we are having a turbulent March (as are other people in NA of course), and I am starting to wonder if the extreme temperatures that change regularly is warping stuff that comes to my city. Maybe there is some iffy cargo policy to my town in particular...

    I am going to try a return/exchange for this item and see how that goes.
     
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    Anyone find that the included metal bits for replacing the fragile bits on Soar have a bad finish? Compared to how the original bits look like on Soar, the replacement bits I received look very amateur in comparison and have many surface bubble imperfections, which the original plastic ones lack totally. Anyone else encounter this?
     
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    On a facebook group, this guy had his gold paint flaking off? Is that a common issue with Grinder? Instead of returning to BBTS, he took off all the gold off the chest. User error?
     
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    I'm really enjoying Grinder more than I thought I ever would, particularly in robot mode, he's such a well made toy but that dino head is full of fail, man, it's not bad looking, it actually looks good, it's just not Grimlock. I just have to tell it as it is. I just hope FT comes through with that toon accurate dino head soon. It would truly make him a spectacular and a more complete figure in my eyes.
     
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    Grinder takes center stage...

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    Pictures just do not do this guy justice! He looks great in pics, but in person he looks legan... wait for it... dary!

    Dino mode is amazing too... I wish I could afford two of him!
     
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    Yeled Grimlock is King

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    That's a very dynamic display. Very nice.
     
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    Fantastic figure! Proportions are much better in hand.

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    Just a few pics from my instagram
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    I'm surprised we're not getting more grinder and MP08 comparison shots on this thread. Grinder looks great on his own, but it would be great to see the two side-by-side more to really compare.
     
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    I have mine boxed up and stored away. I do have the oversized which is on my movie shelf with season 3 and others. He looks awesome in Dino mode with wheelie on his back
     
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    I sold my MP-08 and shipped it off, so I can't take any.
     
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    I like the bot head, dino head and dino feet claws on MP08. I just don't like the bot hands and the high shoulders.
     
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    I still have mine but it's tru , so ... here you go , ignore the washing on it.

    ??? Grinder and mp08 have the same amount of details from what I can see , the g1 toys has their own haha.
     
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    "Look at the size of those things!"

    Man, I hope I can get Grinder this year, and that Fanstoys comes through with alternate head.
     

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